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Review: Batman: A Telltale Games Series: City of Light

While Telltale didn't need to cram The Joker into its already above-average take on your "Gotham in peril" Batman story, it did so tastefully, and his appearance was brief enough for the studio to get away with it. But with that pander...   read

 
 
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The Walking Dead: A New Frontier has some familiar faces

Telltale's The Walking Dead picks back up with another season, A New Frontier, next week. As much as I prefer the old wait-and-see approach for episodic games, the fact that this season will debut with two episodes -- parts I and II of "Ti...   read

 
 
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Bastion released on Xbox One today, and it's free for those who have it on 360

[The Kid woke up with some pep in his step. It's the day he had circled on his calendar, the day he patiently waited for. The goods were free and the goods were good. You gotta cling to the little victories because the big victories might n...   read

 
 
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Review: Zen Pinball 2: Bethesda Pinball

I was in a game store when I came across a box of Bethesda blind-bag toys the other day. I don't know why, but they kind of captivated me for a little while. Seeing plastic miniatures of Dog Meat and the Lone Survivor mixing with the DoomGu...   read

 
 
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Shadowrun is now on Xbox One via backward compatibility

Shadowrun was a curious case of a shooter with impressive ideas that had a half-baked execution. I remember being ecstatic that there was finally a PC and Xbox 360 cross-play title, but the results were that PC users ended up getting the sh...   read

 
 
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50% off Titanfall 2, Infinite Warfare, and more Xbox One games at Microsoft

We're just two weeks away from Christmas and you'll start seeing retailers doing a mini "Black Friday 2.0" push. All that crap you didn't buy during the first round is back on sale. While that sounds sinister, the deals are in fact are pret...   read

 
 
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(Update) Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition will not be offered as a free upgrade on PC

[Update: It turns out my assumption about EA holding the rights to the original game seems to be true. Other users took to asking Randy Pitchford on Twitter and he responded with, "Not possible - completely different publisher, era, platfor...   read

 
 
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Telltale's The Walking Dead: A New Frontier has a two-part premiere

Announced at The Game Awards, Telltale's season premiere for The Walking Dead: A New Frontier ended up becoming "a little too big to fit in one episode." So, naturally, we're starting off with a two-parter! This new episodic adventure seri...   read

 
 
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Oblivion headlines new backward compatible titles

Want a crazy little piece of trivia? Destructoid launched four days before Oblivion in 2006. Yes, both this site and the game are over 10 years old, which is an incredible feat. Both are still being talked about all these years later and bo...   read

 
 
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Rayman Legends is now backward compatible...wait, what?

In a bizarre (and pro-consumer) move, Rayman Legends for Xbox 360 is now backward compatible on Xbox One. While the game received a native Xbox One version in recent years, I guess Ubisoft and Microsoft are trying to gain some goodwill by n...   read

 
 
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The third season of Telltale's The Walking Dead begins December 20

We'll get a taste of season three of Telltale's The Walking Dead before the year is over. This five-episode run is dubbed "A New Frontier" and will first pick up on December 20, a little later than expected, across the studio's usual long ...   read

 
 
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Xbox's Games with Gold for December includes Burnout Paradise backward compatibility

For once, the most exciting part of Xbox's Games with Gold comes not from a new release but from a very old release. It's the Xbox 360 and not the Xbox One that's the star of the show. Xbox has announced December's Games with Gold, and 2008...   read

 
 
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Review: Batman: A Telltale Games Series: Guardian of Gotham

Is this a new record for Telltale? Tales from the Borderlands, one of the most extreme ends of the episodic release spectrum, took nearly a year to conclude. But with Batman we're already on the fourth episode in just three short months. I ...   read

 
 
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Xbox's Black Friday games sale is live for everyone right now

[Update: Now Xbox's Black Friday sale is available for everyone. A few games were added like Gears of War 4 and Forza Horizon 3. New titles will be added to the top of the list that's at the bottom of this post. We'll continue to...   read

 
 
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Multiplayer in Batman: Arkham Origins will only exist for a couple more weeks

WB is closing down the multiplayer side of Batman: Arkham Origins on December 4, 2016. It's strange to learn that a game had a multiplayer mode by way of an announcement about said mode's fast-approaching closure, but that's exactly the sit...   read

 
 
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Rip and tear (pin)balls in Bethesda Pinball next month

Zen Studios had runaway success with its Zen Pinball series. While the first game wasn't too widespread, Zen Pinball 2 has been ported to more devices than I can count. It even has a Wii U port, which is basically just for show with most de...   read

 
 
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This new labeling for backward compatible Xbox 360 games is helpful

While it doesn't appear to be widespread, I hope this approach to labeling Xbox 360 games that are playable on Xbox One through backward compatibility catches on. NeoGAF user Xyrmellon snapped these photos at Walmart and wondered if anyone ...   read

 
 
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The sublime simplicity of Skate 3

The analog sticks on my PlayStation 3 controller refuse to stay in place. They're loose and unruly to an absurd degree. The right stick drifts upwards, slowly and surely, without a thumb to guide it. When I apply pressure to it, the stick c...   read

 
 
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Ollie on over to your Xbox One for some Skate 3

Fans have been clamoring for it and Microsoft has finally delivered. Skate 3 is now backward compatible on Xbox One. The modern skating classic rose to popularity with the advent of Let's Play videos on YouTube and has made a weird resurgen...   read

 
 
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Mass Effect 2 and 3 are now backward compatible

N7 day is a pretty big deal, despite me not hearing a damn thing about it. I guess fans are really crazy for Mass Effect; I liked the first two games (especially the second), but I checked out when EA went crazy with Origin and making its g...   read

 
 
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Limbo still refuses to die by coming to Xbox One for a second time

Limbo is a game that you can play pretty much anywhere. Since its 2010 release, it has made its way to almost every imaginable platform. Limbo doubles down on that mindset by coming to Xbox One for the second time. Today, Limbo&nb...   read

 
 
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Bastion's coming to Xbox One, but it's more than just backward compatibility

Games from the Xbox 360 library making their way to Xbox One isn't anything new at this point. Microsoft announced a backward compatibility program between the two platforms at E3 2015, and hundreds of titles have taken advantage of it sinc...   read

 
 
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Neon November: Ubisoft is giving away Blood Dragon later this month

Ubisoft's celebrating 30 years of existence by paying homage to the decade where it all started: The '80s. Rex Colt is fighting the good fight by bringing his uniquely crude, neon-swathed carnage to PC free of charge this month.  Ubiso...   read

 
 
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Blue Dragon is finally on Xbox One via backward compatibility

I wasn't a fan of Blue Dragon when I tried the demo years ago. Maybe it was the map they chose or how overpowered you were, but I didn't get on with the game. Lots of people did and have been asking for a remaster or for the original to lan...   read

 
 
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Weekend deals: $49 Titanfall 2 plus rounds of Halloween and used game sale

The lead in this week's Weekend Deals is the recently released Titanfall 2. PC gamers can take off 18% at either GMG or DLGamer with a drop from $60 to $48.99 on the second installment in Respawn's mech FPS series. The O...   read

 
 



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