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Xbox Game Pass made incredible strides in its first year

Today marks the one-year anniversary of Xbox Game Pass. Let's take a look at how the service has evolved over the past 12 months. When it launched in June 2017, Xbox Game Pass served a specific niche. For $10 per month, people could downloa...

 
 
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Review: Vanquish (PC)

Platinum might be a universally loved company, but not all of their games are. This is especially evident in the studio's era of licensed projects, with Korra operating as their most polarizing game to date, alongside of the contentiou...

 
 
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So, is Xbox Game Pass the Netflix of video games?

For years now, video game entrepreneurs have tried to create something that is the "Netflix for video games." In June 2010, OnLive launched and aimed to remove the barrier of needing a high-end PC to play many PC games. In January 2014, Son...

 
 
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The original Bayonetta gets a stealth release today on Steam

Bayonetta was a fantastic action game. So fantastic that it's on quite a few "all time great action genre" lists. But at launch, it was a little problematic on consoles at times, especially on PS3. Along with the limited Wii U re-relea...

 
 
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Crytek just got a lot smaller, closes multiple studios

Crytek has been in a bit of trouble as of late. For the last six months, employees of the company have not been receiving wages on a regular basis. You can find multiple sources online corroborating that statement, but what was the reason? ...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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 ...

 
 
 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
 
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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...

 
 
 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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 ...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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 ...

 
 




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