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Review in Progress: WWE 2K17

I started watching WWE in earnest with this year's WrestleMania. Oh sure, my friends had occasionally convinced me to watch the odd pay-per-view, but WrestleMania 32 got me invested in the product as a whole -- it was so poorly executed, ye...   read

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Review: Batman: A Telltale Games Series: Children of Arkham

I've been reading a lot of Batman lately. No, not necessarily the stories where he's just kicking ass and taking names with all those wonderful toys -- tales where he's vulnerable, or where Bruce isn't even the star. Where, Phantom&nbs...   read

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Telltale's Batman might be the lowest resolution game on current consoles

While Telltale games are well-known for their gripping narratives, they're also well-known for their technical hiccups. Choppy gameplay and bugs are unfortunate earmarks of the studio's work. Most people are able to overlook these issues, ...   read

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Review: Batman: A Telltale Games Series: Realm of Shadows

Like Elvis, Batman is everywhere. When the Nolan-verse ended, here comes the DC Extended Universe and Batfleck swooping in, alongside of LEGO Batman and the Arkham series. It never ends. And you know what? As someone who has follo...   read

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Call of Duty review

Review: Call of Duty: Black Ops III: Descent

The last time we checked in with Black Ops III's DLC, Treyarch started to slouch a bit. Eclipse was a great add-on all things considered, but it didn't shine in comparison to Awakening, which had some of the brighter maps in the e...   read

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Mighty No. 9 dev puts publisher Deep Silver on blast for latest trailer

Yesterday, Mighty No. 9 publisher Deep Silver released a "Masterclass" trailer to explain some of the game's combat systems. At time of writing, it has 1,732 upvotes and 13,720 downvotes. That is to say, it's not going over well. One ...   read

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TMNT review
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Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan

"How are you holding up in there? Do you think you're getting close to the end yet? It's like there's no end to this place," asked April O'Neil, as I navigated the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles down yet another floor of, as she noted, seemin...   read

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Popped-collar-come-to-life Gronkowski is the Madden 17 cover star

Ah, here we are: today we have 1) the first screenshots of Madden 17, 2) the Madden 17 cover athlete reveal, and 3) the first Madden 17 trailer. My bet is that it is not unlike Madden 16, which I reviewed last year. EA has a blog post prai...   read

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Grand Theft Auto Online

Get ready for 'massive' updates coming to Grand Theft Auto Online

Brace yourself - there’s a load of “massive, feature-rich” content heading to Grand Theft Auto Online.  In a recent update, Rockstar stated there’s “a lot more to come in 2016” in the &ldqu...   read

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Review: Call of Duty: Black Ops III: Awakening

It's still crazy to me that I'm loading up a Call of Duty DLC pack first on PlayStation 4. After years of Microsoft-dominated timed exclusivity Sony finally has its shot at heading it up, and it has perfect timing with Black Ops III. A...   read


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Review: Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster

For whatever reason, I didn't end up completing Resident Evil Zero back when it was released in 2002 -- in fact, it took me 10 years to truly dive into it. I think it just flew under the radar, but thankfully Capcom has opted to remaster th...   read

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Review: King's Quest: Rubble Without a Cause

The first episode of the newly minted King's Quest series really took me by surprise. While I had been loosely following it for years, I never expected it to be one of my favorite games of the year. The cast, the animation style, and t...   read

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Dragon's Dogma runs wonderfully on PC

At some point, I downloaded Dragon's Dogma onto my PS3, but never got around to playing it. I'd scroll through and tell myself "some other day." Well, apparently that other day is the day it comes to PC. I hear tell that the framerate ...   read

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Review: Rise of the Tomb Raider

I sometimes forget that Raiders of the Lost Ark came out in 1981. Its breezy pulp adventure quality carries only obvious signifiers of its era (like, Nazis), and the repetition of these tropes act as enough hand waving to the point where Un...   read

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Review: Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Call of Duty campaigns are some of the most inconsistent storylines in all of gaming. While some entries are content with wowing you on a constant basis with new setpieces and unique sequences, a number of them (Ghosts and later&n...   read

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Destiny raid tips

Very Quick Tips: Destiny's King's Fall raid

As previously mentioned, I think the King's Fall raid in Destiny is the best offering yet. It's clean, doesn't have very many bugs, and has a lot of variety within its walls. At this point I'm sitting on 15 clears, some for gear, some ...   read

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Thoughts on Destiny

Destiny's Taken King expansion alienates casual fans more than Year One did

Destiny has noticeably improved since The Taken King dropped. This is partly because there's a lot more to do than just grind the awful Prison of Elders activity from the last bad expansion, but additionally, the game has gotten m...   read

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Review: Transformers Devastation

I've been a fan of Transformers since I was old enough to understand what television was. The bright colors and toy lines drew me in, but I've been a fan ever since. It's not merely nostalgia that fuels that fire -- it's an entertainin...   read

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Tony Hawk 5 review
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Review: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5

I grew up with the Tony Hawk franchise -- at least, Neversoft's vision of it. Game after game, even some of the more questionable ones, held my interest until Proving Ground led the series astray. But in 2007, the studio was ...   read

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Destiny DLC review
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Review: Destiny: The Taken King

Year One Destiny players got taken for a ride. It's very clear that Bungie shipped an unfinished game, riddled with questionable design decisions, a bare-bones story, and a distinct lack of content. Hell, the developer was even struggl...   read

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First hands-on with Metal Gear Online had us going back for more

While Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain isn't an insignificant time sucker as is, it did launch missing its competitive online multiplayer component, Metal Gear Online, which was delayed until October 6 on consoles and January 2016 on PC...   read

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Very Quick Tips: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Metal Gear Solid V, from a gameplay standpoint, is one of the most complex titles in the series. While it was fairly easy to understand the limited amount of gear you were provided with in past entries (everything was basically drip-fed ove...   read

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Metal Gear V review
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Review: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Despite the fact that most of the spinoff Metal Gear games are good in their own right, they just don't get me excited the same way the mainline console editions do. Every core Metal Gear entry has something new, and off...   read

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Disney Infinity review
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Review: Disney Infinity 3.0

It's only been two years since the release of the first Disney Infinity, which managed to become a massive hit before venturing into Marvel territory in the second game. Now, Disney has tapped the Star Wars market, and its monolithic i...   read

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Review: Madden 16

I do feel, some, for Electronic Arts and the people responsible for making Madden every year. This is only my 4th year (out of  27 releases) covering it and I fear I may have peaked with last year's review. But like a fringe player wit...   read

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what games would you guys recommend for me to play? I am wanting something new to play and dont know what I should

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I saw a post from Twitter about schoolgirl socks that look like a sailor So, who better to model them than the original meatball head?


spent all night finishing a report for college, now i need to just print it before fainting from Current status:


Finally finished and submitted a promo video for my Fingers


Thank you Alphadeus!


Man, the intro for Volume 4 of RWBY is roooough compared to earlier


At last I have returned There is much to be done and habits to be The Shadow Tower blog is growing complete just in time for So Im celebrating with a hexer playthrough of Dark Souls 2 and an extra dose of dark Happy Spooks!


Aaand its finished! 99% because the stupid bitch wont Pretty decent The collectables are a little Fucking garbage ending! A shitty chopper fight followed by a 2 button quicktime event? Really!? Better than Uncharted 4? Fuck


Its sold out everywhere, but I wonder if I should take my savings and buy PlayStation Ive always dreamed about VR since I was a kid, and now its a An under-utilized, expensive reality, but still, would be nice to try it out before I


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