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Review: Injustice 2

Back when I was playing the original Injustice: Gods Among Us, I didn't think a superhero fighting game could get much better: A decent single-player story, some fun side diversions, and the opportunity to send that smug litt...   read
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When it comes to competitive multiplayer games, we all have our favorite characters and classes. In this series, I'm putting some of mine under the microscope to see what makes them tick, how they fit into their games, and ul...   read
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When it comes to competitive multiplayer games, we all have our favorite characters and classes. In this series, I'm putting some of mine under the microscope to see what makes them tick, how they fit into their games, and ul...   read
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Video games are great at providing settings that push the boundaries of the imagination. Underwater cities, ruined space stations, hellscapes and heavens. They're good at bringing large cities to life, the hustle and bustle o...   read
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  Watch Video When it comes to competitive multiplayer games, we all have our favorite characters and classes. In this series, I'm putting some of mine under the microscope to see what makes them tick, how they fit into their games, and ul...   read
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A small goof on the part of the PlayStation Store might have have accidentally let the next DLC character cat out of the Street Fighter V bag. According to the description of the Season 2 Character Pass (which has since been ...   read
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Review: Outlast 2

  Watch Video If Chekhov’s gun is the narrative principle that if a gun is shown on a mantle in the first chapter, it must be fired by the third, then Outlast 2 runs on the principle of Chekhov’s piss. If you see a mutant hillb...   read
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Review: Crawl

  Watch Video This is a review for Crawl. Yes, that Crawl. The one with all the gorgeous pixel art and GIFs you've been seeing on Twitter since God knows when. The one you might remember having played a few years ago, maybe with friends, h...   read
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Review: Rain World

  Watch Video I have a known fondness for difficult games. When applied correctly, adversity and challenge can raise a game to another level. I've gleefully lapped up the absurdities and frustrations of titles like Darkest Dungeon and the ...   read
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  Watch Video The last time I played Dungeons and Dragons, I ended up in the shoes of a nasty gnome thief. A cocksure little prick who valued gold over the life expectancy of his friends, never took a shot that wasn't cheap, and would glee...   read
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Time to scrape the rusty blood off your saw cleaver, primp up your impossibly cool Victorian coat, and hunt some beasts. Return to Yharnam, a mass-community Bloodborne event scheduled to begin March 10, is encouraging fans to...   read
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Review: For Honor

  Watch Video I spent a lot of time dueling other players in Dark Souls. I'd carelessly wander into the Darkroot forest and willfully invite the protectors of those shaded woods to come and try to force me out of them. I'd painfully claw m...   read
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For Honor reminds me of the kind of game that gets featured in TV shows where the writers don't really know a lot about games. It's just this crazy mash-up of fantasy warriors, cool martial arts, and plenty of blood splashed ...   read
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  Watch Video Alongside the Roadhog and Winston changes in the latest PTR patch, Bastion also received a few tweaks. While we've known for awhile now that the changes would focus on making his sentry and tank mode transformations more viab...   read

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Dark Souls games are best experienced in the moment. Those first few months of release when the player base is active, mysteries abound, and perilous invaders lurk around every corner. Seeing the phantoms of other players, th...   read
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  Watch Video You wouldn't believe it now, but there was a time when it was hard to get your hands on any new Star Wars merchandise. A decade-long gap between the release of Return of the Jedi and the re-launching of the brand in the early...   read
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  Watch Video Zelda II turned 30 years old in Japan a few weeks ago. It was a quiet anniversary, one fitting the black sheep of a prestigious family. Just last year, writers were tripping over themselves to mark the 30th anniversary of th...   read
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Review: Nefarious

  Watch Video I’ve often wondered what it’s like to be the final boss in a video game. To live those final moments. To have to endure the sheer cheek of some helmeted twit kicking down the barricades to your secret science city...   read
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  Watch Video Remember last week when NetherRealm started taking registrations for an Injustice 2 beta? Well, you might want to check your inbox if you signed up, because the first wave of beta invites have just been released. On a li...   read

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  Watch Video If you like your super heroes violent, grim, and brooding, DC has got you fam. The latest story trailer for Injustice 2 has more scowling and rage-screaming than you could shake a stick at. More interestingly however, it also has some clues as to the plot of the sequel and some interesting character reveals.    read
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  Watch Video It seems Blizzard is ready to break some hearts this year by confirming the suspected Genji/Mercy relationship hinted at in the holiday comic. Reddit user /u/akhanubis has managed to find a few, as of yet, unused lines on the PTR that seem to confirm the Swiss doctor is sweet on the cyber ninja (and not the high-flying Pharah the community favors).   read

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  Watch Video At first glance, Nitroplus Blasterz could be mistaken for one of those elaborate fan-made fantasy fight videos, cobbled together out of stolen sprites and the Mugen fighting engine. This bizarre collection of anime heroines f...   read
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  Watch Video 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 ...   read
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  Watch Video I've been looking for an excuse to get back into the Binding of Isaac and it seems like that chance will soon be here. An update on the Binding of Isaac blog confirms that the next expansion, Afterbirth+, will be released on Steam on January 3. Console players will have to wait until spring 2017 to get be trampled and abused by the new expansion. A new trailer sets the tone perfectly. Yikes.    read

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  Watch Video While the biggest announcement of Mech_Con by far was the existence of MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, a new single-player story-driven game and the first “proper” sequel to the series in 15 years, it wasn't the only ...   read
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When I traveled to Vancouver last year to cover the Steam launch event for MechWarrior Online, I was surprised when Piranha Games also took the opportunity to announce the launch of the 2016 MechWarrior World Championship. A ...   read
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  Watch Video After more than 15 years, MechWarrior is heading back to what the franchise was built on: a dedicated single-player campaign. MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, a new stand alone title separate from Piranha Games free-to-play multip...   read
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  Watch Video Westworld, HBO’s latest attempt to replicate the success of Game of Thrones will be wrapping up its first season next Sunday. For those who have been following the twists and turns of the show so far, it will be a chanc...   read
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Review: Titanfall 2

  Watch Video We’ve become very use to iterative changes in our shooters. The annual release schedule of the biggest series combined with the typically risk averse nature of major studios means we’re generally treated to small ...   read
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  Watch Video I've been playing the hell out of Titanfall 2 since release trying to get my thoughts together for my review. In my time with the game I've been experimenting with different kits, game modes, and abilities to get the feel for...   read

 

About Nic Rowenone of us since 7:50 PM on 05.05.2010


Nic (formerly known as Wrenchfarm) has been an active member of the Dtoid community since 2010. After toiling away in the Cblog mines and Recap Team workhouse for years, he made the jump and became a staff member in 2014. He likes robots, coffee, and pictures of robots enjoying coffee.











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