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Review: Madden NFL 17

While our copy of NHL 17 arrived safe and sound, Madden 17 was lost in the mail. No biggie though, because as a football fan (the sport moreso than the league these days) I'm willing to shell out for a refresher at the start of the NFL...   read


Bayonetta is a bloody amazing addition to Xbox One

Ooh, what timing! Over the weekend, Bayonetta came up during a couple of far-reaching gaming conversations at PAX West, and now here it is, playable on Xbox One thanks to backward compatibility. I'll say now what I said then -- it's still w...   read


Bejeweled 3 and more now playable on Xbox One

I still remember when Sony dissed Microsoft about not being able to share games back in 2013. It was crazy to think that a major corporation would result to petty insults to goad its rivals, but the times have certainly changed. At least on...   read

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Review: Call of Duty: Black Ops III: Salvation

I had the chance to attend Activision's XP event last weekend, and man did I play some Call of Duty. The publisher had everything from the upcoming Infinite Warfare to COD4 Remastered to the Black Ops III DLC, and my playtime...   read

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Digital Foundry tackles Resident Evil 4 super-mega-ultra-hyper-turbo-HD remix 2

Anyone eyeing the recently released Resident Evil 4 HD on PS4 and Xbox One might want to take a look at Digital Foundry's analysis of the ports. All things told, it looks like Capcom managed to not screw this up, even if these new versions ...   read


Castle of Illusion is being delisted and made backward compatible in the same week

In a very strange turn of events, the same week that Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse is being delisted from digital marketplaces, the game is being made backward compatible on the Xbox One. The backward compatibility comes with a c...   read


WWE 2K17 roster revealed

IGN has been doing a weekly reveal for WWE 2K17's roster and this week marks the final entry. We now know every wrestler that will be stepping in the square ring and the arenas where they will be brawling. The character roster includes a st...   read


20% off Fallout 4: Nuka World, God Eater 2 launch deal for PC

Though the game has been out for a while in Japan, God Eater 2: Rage Burst washes up on North American and European Shores on Tuesday, August 30. On PC, pre-loading went live last night and you can now take advantage of a release-week disco...   read

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Here are your September '16 Games with Gold, headlined by Mirror's Edge

I really love how PlayStation Plus forced Microsoft's hand in giving out benefits with Xbox Live Gold. For a long time, gamers were basically paying for the privilege of using an Xbox console with nothing to show for it (except an empty wal...   read


You can now relive Call of Duty 2 on Xbox One

Folks have politely and sometimes not-so-politely asked the powers that be to get Call of Duty: Black Ops II playable on Xbox One. It's among the most-requested games, if not number-one. First, there was Black Ops -- it joined the backward-...   read

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New video of unreleased GoldenEye XBLA game unearthed

Once upon a time, Rare was working on an updated port of GoldenEye 007 for Xbox 360. This remaster, in addition to having updated textures and models, would have included online play and a special split-screen online option. Whomever i...   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


Blue Dragon seems to be coming to Xbox One via backward compatibility

Of all places, we have confirmation that Blue Dragon will be coming to the Xbox One at some point from head of Microsoft's Xbox division Phil Spencer, by way of backward compatibility. Spencer, who is typically known for his candi...   read

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There's hope for a PC port of Platinum's Vanquish

Six years after its console release, Vanquish's legacy might not be completely set in stone. There's a chance that the Platinum-developed cult classic is getting a swan song, and it's through a more substantial route than the likes of Xbox'...   read

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Battlefield 4's China Rising DLC is free this week

Okay, dirt bikes, you win. I'll scramble to remember my password and load up Origin. Until next Tuesday, August 9, EA is giving out more Battlefield 4 DLC. This week, it's China Rising, which entails the Air Superiority mode, four maps (Si...   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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Disney Infinity

Disney's shutting down the Infinity servers

In the wake of Disney ceasing video game development, it's winding down existing services. The biggest of those is Disney Infinity support. Come March of next year, Disney will have completely washed its hands of Infinity. In an email ...   read

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Vince, Steph, and Shane McMahon are all playable in WWE 2K17

The net value of WWE 2K17's roster just increased by a lot. WWE owner Vince McMahon and his two children, Shane and Stephanie, have all been added to the game as playable characters. Shane's entrance music puts it best: Here comes the money...   read

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Games with Gold
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August is a pretty badass month for Xbox Games with Gold

I don't know who doesn't have Spelunky by now, but if for some reason you never picked it up, it'll be arriving on the Games with Gold platform next month from August 1-15. After that period, you have the rest of the month to pick up B...   read

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Xbox Live

If you don't sign into Xbox Live every five years, you lose your Gamertag

After the great Xbox Live Gamertag purge earlier this year, Microsoft is revamping its terms of service so you can't just sit on coveted handles. As of recently, the service agreement has been updated to note that if you don't log into a Ga...   read

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Xbox One

Sonic The Hedgehog 4, six others come to Xbox One via backward compatibility

So this is the part where I say "eight games" have hit the Xbox One by way of Xbox 360 backward compatibility, and you respond "Silly Mr. Peanutbutter! Sonic 4 is one game!" Well, we're both right. Indeed, Sonic 4 was split i...   read

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Walking Dead

Details for Telltale's Walking Dead Season 3 come out of Comic Con

Recently we learned a wee little bit about Telltale's Walking Dead Season 3, but it was mostly a confirmation that it was still happening, and still featured Clementine. Now, by way of information that the publisher released at San Diego Co...   read

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Life is Strange
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Square Enix makes the first episode of Life is Strange permanently free

You won't have to rewind time to make good on this new offer from Square Enix. Starting tomorrow, Life is Strange episode one is free on all platforms, and it looks like it'll stay that way forever. Not a bad deal! The first installme...   read

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Battlefield 4

Battlefield 4's Naval Strike DLC is free on all platforms

Have you kept up with EA and DICE's free DLC promos for Battlefield 4? Here's another! Now through July 26, you can nab the Naval Strike add-on (that's the one with the giant-ass monster shark, four South China Sea maps, Carrier Assault mo...   read

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CastleStorm isn't half bad on the Oculus Rift

Modern VR hasn't taken off as much as a lot of industry pundits thought it would. Most people can't afford it, and those who can are still on the fence. Developers are bonkers over it and are doing some cool things for sure, but the general...   read

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