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The Rarest Weapon In ‘Destiny’ Belongs To A Single Person

We’ve spent the last two months extolling Destiny’s virtues, or critiquing the living hell out of it, so it’s about time there’s a story to come out of the game that’s simply downright heartwarming. Destiny is about the eternal quest for better and better loot, as players hunt for Legendary and Exotic armor and weapons that […]

‘Splatoon’ Single-Player Means Nintendo Is Birthing A New Uber-Franchise

held another Direct yesterday, this time one that had nothing to do with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, as the company does actually have other projects in the works, it wants to remind us. We heard about a huge number of upcoming projects, the highlights of which were Majora’s Mask for 3DS, Codename: STEAM […]

Why The Xbox One Should Change Your Mind With Its Latest Price Cut

has pulled the trigger on yet another price cut for the Xbox One, which although temporary and in the US only, is a very big deal for the console. Sales of the One have lagged behind PS4 since the system launched a year ago, and has made large strides to attempt to catch up since, […]

‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ Demonstrates The Continuing Struggle Of First Person Storytelling

I recently finished up the rather lengthy Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare campaign, which has acting out an alternate universe version of House of Cards season 3 where Frank Underwood takes over the entire planet, the next logical step after the White House. As always, Call of Duty campaigns are enjoyable to play. They’re the […]

EA Kills ‘Dawngate,’ Their MOBA Attempt To Take On ‘League of Legends’

In a rather stunning turn of events, EA has killed their fully up-and-running MOBA, Dawngate, after an 18 month-long beta. The game was one of many upcoming MOBAs aiming to take on the current king of video games, League of Legends, but now the game will be shut down completely in 90 days, even if […]

Are ‘Destiny’ And ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ Rivals?

Without question, the two biggest shooters of the year will prove to be Destiny and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, one of which has been the talk of the town for the past two months, while the other is just out today, and determined to put a few hundred million in Activision’s pocket by the […]

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Zombies Sold Separately As Part of $50 DLC Pass

Fans were excited when last week a leaked trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare seemed to show that a Zombies mode would be making it into the game. As Advanced Warfare is from Sledgehammer, Activision’s newest developer recruit, it was unknown if Zombies, a Treyarch tradition, would appear as a mode in the new […]

The Good, The Bad And The In-Between Of 2K’s ‘Evolve’ Alpha

Public alphas are becoming the norm for big upcoming games in order to generate hype, acquire feedback and fix technical problems. Which of those things a particular alpha is geared toward depends on the game, as some alphas and betas these days seem more like glorified demos than anything. 2K/Turtle Rock’s Evolve alpha seems to be a […]

Telltale’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Promises Five Playable Characters, 2014 Start Date

Information is starting to trickle out about Telltale’s upcoming game set in the Game of Thrones universe, which is necessary considering one piece of that information is that Telltale is promising a 2014 kick-off for at least the first episode. That’s sooner than many imagined, given that until this point we’ve known nearly nothing at […]

Blizzard Believes ‘World of Warcraft’ Will Live To See Its 20th Birthday in 2024

I recently wrote about a certain subsection of games that seem like they’ll never need “true” sequels, living on through constant updates, patches and expansions. This includes modern titles like Minecraft, League of Legends and theoretically Destiny, but it’s not exactly a new practice either. It’s best demonstrated by the continuing success of World of […]

Nintendo Explains Its Mysterious ‘Quality of Life’ Tech At Last

Buried in Nintendo’s financial briefing yesterday, which boasted increased hardware and software sales, was a revelation of something the company has been teasing for a while now. Nintendo has previously said that they were planning an upcoming project that would be related to “Quality of Life,” yet not be explicitly video game related. But past [...]

Gaming Will Survive, And Thrive, After GamerGate

Something has shifted with GamerGate recently, a movement I won’t declare “dead,” but one that is certainly transforming into something its instigators certainly didn’t intend. No, I’m not talking about a shift away from ethical issues in games journalism to misogyny and harassment  (which, if there even was a shift, happened long ago). Rather, I’m [...]

Destiny’s ‘The Dark Below’ Expansion DLC Gets A Price And Release Date

Activision has just announced the official date, price and content of the first expansion for Destiny, The Dark Below. Though the existence of the expansion has been far from a secret for a while now, this is the first official reveal of the DLC in a way that doesn’t involve glitching through walls into locked [...]

Microsoft’s $300 Xbox One Is A Steal

Yesterday, broke the news that the Xbox One would be getting yet another price cut, albeit a temporary one. Earlier this year, the system dropped $100 from its price tag after extracting itself from the Kinect, and then effectively sunk another $50 after that with $400 bundles that included a game you would most likely [...]

Minecraft, League of Legends, And Destiny: Why Some Games Don’t Need Sequels

Xbox chief Phil Spencer recently spoke to IGN about Microsoft’s acquisition of Mojang, and subsequently Minecraft, the hottest property for kids this side of Skylanders, which has become an unending pop culture phenomenon in a way that makes Angry Birds cry. Naturally, many are concerned about the fate of the game now that it’s in [...]

‘Super Smash Bros. for Wii U’ Ramps Up The Insanity With 8-Person Multiplayer

knows they’re more or less the last bastion of couch co-op and competitive play for console multiplayer, with most games on the Xbox One or PS4 these days not even getting a two-player splitscreen mode. But now they’re taking things to a whole new level. Yesterday brought us yet another Direct focused on Super Smash [...]

Building A Better ‘Legend of Korra’ Video Game

Judging by the response to my piece from yesterday about the often-abused universe of The Last Airbender and now The Legend of Korra, it seems many fans are as displeased with the multimedia treatment of the franchise as I am. To recap (but really just go read it), the universe of The Last Airbender has [...]

The Strange, Sad Abuse Of ‘The Last Airbender’ And ‘The Legend of Korra’

When people ask me what my all-time favorite shows are, I can’t say I’m a hipster with a particularly original list. I love The Wire, Breaking Bad, Arrested Development, and a host of other programs universally regarded as excellent. But one sneaks on that list that might not appear on some others? Avatar: The Last [...]

YouPorn Is Putting Together Its Own eSports Team

The burgeoning business of eSports has attracted a huge number of big name advertisers over the years, with major companies from auto brands to energy drinks to electronics getting in on the action as an attempt to ingratiate themselves with the desperately sought after 18-25 demographic. That’s what’s lead to the who recently won the [...]

‘Destiny’ Needs To Take Its Ships Out Of Loading Screens And Into Battle

Many Destiny fans have found themselves “maxed out” on content lately. Either they’ve reached a high enough level for their own purposes and have put down the game and moved elsewhere, or they’re stuck in a loop repeating the toughest aspects of the game over and over, squeezing the last pieces of good gear out [...]

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