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Diving Into Destiny’s ‘The Dark Below’ Expansion

Destiny sees the release of its first “expansion” today, The Dark Below, one that aims to be a blend of say, a massive WoW content extension and more traditional piecemeal DLC. It’s clearly more of the latter, but with a $20 price point, fans are hoping that it’s worth their while. With Destiny it’s tricky, because it […]

Disasters In Branding: Sir Paul McCartney’s ‘Destiny’ Music Video

What better way to celebrate the eve of Destiny’s first expansion, The Dark Below, than with a little song and dance? Unfortunately, this may not be the musical party fans might have in mind. Sir, Beatles member turned fabulously rich solo artist, has released a new music in which he sings and dances in various […]

What Other Games Should Learn From The Universal Appeal Of ‘No Man’s Sky’

No Man’s Sky is a rare case of an indie game being treated like a fully fledged triple A title, and it doesn’t even have a famous developer behind it. While Hello last project, Joe Danger, was received well, it certainly didn’t make them a household name. Rather, No Man’s Sky has attracted attention purely […]

The PlayStation Experience Will Inevitably Lead To The Xbox Experience

“PlayStation Experience” went off without a hitch yesterday, creating so many different news stories it’s hard to keep track of them all. Between a first look at Uncharted 4 in action, procedurally generated Bloodborne levels, and Final Fantasy VII being re-remade, there were no shortage of headlines made yesterday, and something is clear in the […]

What ‘GTA 5? Teaches Us About The Unsettling Future Of Immersion

Grand Theft Auto 5, out for more than a year already, has found itself even causing controversy in its re-release, something only Grand Theft Auto could do. The issue is that in response to an online petition, and Kmart have pulled the game from store shelves in Australia, leading to an expected outcry from consumers […]

Live Blog: Far Cry, Destiny and Dragon Age Duel At ‘The Game Awards’ 2014

Tonight’s the night where Geoff Keighley’s latest vision for a proper year-end video game awards show is realized. No more VGAs or VGXs, no more Spike TV. The idea has been completely reborn as The Game Awards, live from Vegas via livestream, starting at 9 PM EST. I had a lengthy interview with Keighley ahead […]

‘Street Fighter 5? Will Be A PS4 And PC Exclusive

Ahead of two major events promising new game reveals this weekend, The PlayStation Experience and The Game Awards, someone over at Capcom has jumped the gun with a new announcement. For a brief window this morning a new trailer was online for ‘Street Fighter 5,’ something that was obviously meant to debut later, presumably at […]

Bungie Still Has ‘No Plans’ To Add Matchmaking To Destiny’s Raids

With Destiny’s Dark Below expansion release imminent, it’s easy to see the biggest new piece of content that comes with the $20 pack is the new Crota-based Raid. While the DLC also features more multiplayer maps, Strikes and story missions, the Raid is the largest single piece of content Destiny has, and the original $60 […]

‘The Game Awards’ Looks To Combine The Oscars And E3

This Friday, the game industry will see the birth of another award show meant to honor its best offerings of the year, one run by a familiar face. Geoff Keighley has been the mastermind behind many years of the Game Awards, shortened to the VGAs, and then eventually just “VGX,” and now the entire affair […]

Destiny’s ‘Dark Below’ Expansion Showers More Exclusives On PlayStation Owners

Now that most major fall releases have made it to market, with a flood of them out in the last few weeks of November specifically, Destiny will vault itself back into the public eye with its first expansion, The Dark Below, in less than a week. The DLC pack is priced at a hefty $20, […]

‘Assassin’s Creed Victory’ Leaked, Set In Victorian London

As is apparently annual tradition now, the setting and time period of the new Assassin’s Creed game has been leaked, and has been unveiled by a lengthy report from Kotaku which has everything from mission descriptors to actual screen shots. The name is reportedly ‘Assassin’s Creed Victory,’ and it’s set in Victorian London. It will […]

Telltale’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Has A Strong, Shocking Start

I just finished the first chapter of Telltale’s new Game of Thrones game, and feel like I just stumbled out of the Red Wedding. Suffice to say the initial chapter ended making quite an impression on me, and I’m sitting here trying to figure out if the disaster that befell House Forrester under my watch was […]

‘Far Cry 4? And The Problem Of Too Much To Do

A week or two ago, Erik Kain wrote a great piece on the “gamification” of many RPGs, namely how inserting a crafting system into any and every game that can hold one is killing a lot of the inherent fun of loot. Requiring players to collect 20 plants or 30 metal scraps in order to […]

Microsoft’s Xbox One Should Assimilate Kinect, Keep The Mic, Lose The Motion

The Xbox One is arguably a better system now that it’s lost the Kinect from its bundle. Not that the Kinect is such a bad piece of technology it shouldn’t exist at all, but suffice to say most wouldn’t believe that it’s worth tacking on $100 extra to every single console sold, as it did […]

World’s Biggest Counter-Strike Tournament Reveals That Exploits Equal Cheating In eSports

When you have a scene as new and constantly changing as eSports, situations are going to crop up that cause debate over what the definition of “cheating” actual entails. Now, at Dreamhack, we have a new case where a team used an in-game map exploit to rocket their way to victory, only to be met […]

Outrageously Bad Xbox One Sales In Japan Result In Executive Casualty

Head of Xbox Japan Takashi Sensui has just resigned his post, according to Famitsu (as translated by Kotaku). He’s the most prominent casualty of what has been months of absolutely dismal sales of Xbox One in Japan since launch, with reports that the console has moved only 38,000 units since its release September 4th. Without context, that […]

The Ten Best Video Games Of The Fall For Your Black Friday Buying Pleasure

Black Friday is here, and millions will be scrambling for all the best deals on in order to have satisfied friends and family members come Christmas. Tis also the season for a killer self-gift, as no one knows your tastes better than you. The best hardware deals of the day we’ve already covered a few […]

The Best Black Friday Video Game Deals Of 2014

Black Friday is here again, but now in 2014 consumers have a much tougher decision on their hands. Both the PS4 and the Xbox One have been out for more than a year now, each amassing a huge collection of first and third party. The Wii U is now an old man at two […]

Online Games Must Prove They Work Before Reviews Mean Anything

A week ahead of The Crew’s launch on December 2nd, Ubisoft has come out to specifically address how the game should, or should not, be covered by the gaming press, in the wake of the Assassin’s Creed Unity controversy which gave reviewers early copies, but with an attached 12-hour-after-launch embargo. Problematic, given the massive technical […]

Nintendo Says ‘Super Smash Bros. for Wii U’ Sold Almost 500,000 Copies In Three Days

has reason to celebrate this morning, as even in a crowded fall release schedule, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is an unequivocal hit. In addition to being the best-reviewed exclusive title of the year with a 92 on Metacritic, the game has sold briskly as well, unseating Mario Kart as the fastest selling Wii […]

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