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Blog Post Archive

The Unexpected Sadness of Destiny’s (Temporary) Death

Destiny is more dead than it's ever been, and that has sort of shattered the spell the game had cast over players in year one. Where does it go from here?

Yes, Great Games Can Be Crafted By Fan Complaints And Responsive Devs

  It’s that time of the launch cycle, where many players of The Division are beating the “regular” part of the game, and slamming into the endgame, an area which seems like it needs some improvements going forward. So improvements are suggested, on forums, on subreddits, in @replies on. But the very notion that fans […]

Fallout 4’s First DLC Trailer Is Rather Fantastic

Fallout 4 has released the trailer for its first DLC pack, "Automatron," which focuses on building and battling robots. It looks exactly as cool as it sounds.

Would ‘The Walking Dead’ Dare To Kill Carol, The Immortal?

Robert Kirkman has previously said that he would never kill Carol, but The Walking Dead has recently put her and Maggie in danger. Would the show actually dare to kill her off?

Microsoft Needs To Clarify Its Increasingly Confusing Xbox Plan

Last week, Xbox head Phil Spencer made headlines by announcing what appeared to be a major shift for the Xbox brand, and really the entire industry. In his comments at the Xbox Spring Showcase, he talked about how the concept of 6-7 year console generations was outdated, and how he envisions a different sort of future.

There Is No ‘The Division’ Review Embargo Because There Are No Review Copies

  Ubisoft is charting an…interesting course forward with the way The Division will be covered by the games press at launch. It’s been unclear when review copies and codes would arrive, and now it’s become apparent that they simply won’t. Fans asking when the review embargo is for the game now have their answer. There […]

If Xbox One Becomes Immortal, Where Does That Leave PS4?

  Yesterday, news broke that had a plan to effectively eliminate the concept of console generations for its Xbox brand altogether. By separating out hardware and software, developing games on the Universal Windows Platform, that allows to create games for any device, PC or console, and to make all their games permanently backward compatible going […]

‘The Walking Dead’ Debuts New Michonne Game To Eerie, Unexpected Silence

It’s been a weird couple years for Telltale. After bursting onto the mainstream scene with The Walking Dead’s first story-based episodic game, racking up multiple GOTY nominations and wins, Telltale exploded. Soon, every big property...Show More Summary

Microsoft Has A Plan To Kill Console Generations And Make The Xbox One Live Forever

Microsoft, it seems, is on the brink of killing the concept of a “console generation.” That may sound a bit hyperbolic, but judging by Phil Spencer’s recent comments at the Xbox Spring Showcase, it is anything but.

Discovering The Missing ‘Destiny’ Subclass Through Science

Destiny's subclasses are based on three of the forces that bind the universe together. But the fourth and final force may eventually be introduced into the game, to make the concept complete. What would that look like?

George RR Martin Is Planning A ‘Game of Thrones’ Twist For A Dead Show Character

Game of Thrones is heading toward a cliff where the books and the show are going to start to diverge in drastic, unforeseeable ways. Not just because author George RR Martin’s next books aren’t yet written, but because small changes the showrunners have made will become big changes later on, thanks to a sort of literary adaptation butterfly effect.

Why Pokémon Sun And Moon Make Me Question Nintendo’s NX Plans

Nintendo has finally announced Pokémon Sun and Moon, but the reveal poses questions about the future of the 3DS, and how it ties into the launch of the NX. Will Nintendo stick with the handheld longer than everyone thinks?

A Nintendo Parody Account Is Tricking Outlets Into ‘Confirming’ Pokémon Sun And Moon

A Nintendo parody account is fooling video game websites into confirming two new Pokémon games, Sun and Moon. The rumor may be true however, as Nintendo is holding a Pokémon-themed Nintendo Direct tomorrow.

Destiny’s Economy Will Change, But The Grind Will Live Forever

  If you haven’t noticed, there’s something of a lull going on in the Destiny community right now. The Festival of the Lost has wound down, and the holiday release season is cranking out huge game after huge game. Last week was Black Ops 3, today is Fallout 4 and next week is Battlefront. If […]

With ‘Rise of the Tomb Raider,’ The Complete De-Objectification Of Lara Croft Is Complete

  You might not know this, but a really good video game came out today. No, not Fallout 4, which is currently drowning the world in hype and stellar review scores, but Rise of the Tomb Raider, the timed Xbox exclusive from Square Enix/Crystal Dynamics that marks a return to the recently rebooted series with […]

You Are Now Officially Allowed To Know When ‘Fallout 4? Reviews Are Going Live

Embargoes are nothing new in the video game world, and though they’ve been the source of a lot of controversy the past few years, I fundamentally understand the need for their existence. Without the informal rules embargoes put in place, reviewing would be a race to the bottom, with journalists scrambling to be the first […]

‘Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5? Launches With No Review Copies And A Comically Oversized Patch

  The saga of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 is finally entering its final stage: release. For months now, fans and press alike have been scratching their heads about Activision’s $60 console title that from the video footage shown, looks like something developed for the iPad at best, and a late-gen PS2 game at worst. […]

How PlayStation Exclusive Content Makes ‘Destiny’ Worse For Everyone

  This week, Bungie debuted one of the two new Strikes for Destiny’s The Taken King expansion, a Cabal-heavy mission called Shield Brothers. The other Strike? Well, we don’t really talk about that one. It’s PlayStation Exclusive. Since launch, Destiny has had content exclusive to systems. Over time, the grand total has added up to […]

Nintendo Would Be Wise To Stay Away From Movies

  has shown a willingness to expand the use of their IP in a number of ways over the past few years, but now they’re potentially going to start diving even deeper. In an interview with Fortune, Shigeru Miyamoto himself reveals that is seriously considering getting back into the film business, or at least allowing […]

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