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‘Dying Light’ First Impressions (PS4): The Running Dead

Yesterday, there was a bit of an incident involving WB/Techland not getting out review copies of Dying Light out to members of the press. In my original post, I criticized them for making a big deal about not having a review embargo for the game ahead of launch, yet the solution to that was apparently […]

What Do The WWE Royal Rumble And Metal Gear Solid Have In Common?

It was meant to be a coronation this past weekend at WWE’s Royal Rumble. The eventual champion, Roman Reigns, slugged it out with over two dozen other wrestlers in the melee, and emerged the last man standing, giving himself a shot at the world title, up against Brock Lesnar at this year’s Wrestlemania. Reigns is […]

‘Dying Light’ Promises No Review Embargoes, Delivers No Review Copies [Updated]

[Update: Reports are coming in that review codes have now been issued to many members of the press. That leaves ~12 hours or so for reviewers to form opinions before launch, meaning that coverage either has to be first impressions pieces that will likely duplicate discussion of preview builds, or full reviews that have to be written […]

Could Microsoft’s HoloLens Be The Real Deal?

Shortly after Microsoft debuted Windows Holographic paired with the HoloLens Augmented Reality headset, upstaging Windows 10 at its own event, my cynicism meter shot up to 11. Not for no reason, mind you. As I explained in the piece I wrote that day shortly after the event wrapped, it feels important to be skeptical of […]

‘Destiny’ Is The First Game Ever To Need A Lore Patch

Destiny, the game with the $500M, ten-year plan, is meant to be an ongoing “experience” filled with plenty of patches, updates and expansions of new content. As we saw with the first DLC, The Dark Below, Destiny makes mighty fine attempts at adding new “stuff to do” gameplay-wise, whether that’s new loosely structured story missions, Strikes, […]

343 Still Trying To Fix ‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’ Woes With New Beta Test

A beta test for a game that was released two months ago? Not quite, as the situation isn’t that ludicrous for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, but it is pretty bad. There is a beta beginning today for the game, but one that 343 might have been better off calling something else. The beta in […]

New ‘Pokkén Tournament’ Footage Shows Pokémon’s Coolest Evolution Yet

“Tekken meets Pokémon” may be a phrase most in the gaming industry never thought they’d hear, but with ‘Pokkén Tournament, the collaboration between Namco and The Pokémon Company, that’s exactly what we’re going to see in 2015. Right now, the fighting game is heading only to Japanese arcades, but there seem to be strong hints […]

‘Evolve’ Director Pushes Back Against DLC Criticism

Evolve seems like a perfectly good game whose upcoming release has been marred by a series of questionable decisions in terms of pricing and content structure. The game has come under fire by many who question everything from its $60 up front model, to its myriad of collectors editions and pre-order packages. Destructoid recently caught […]

Why ‘Elder Scrolls Online’ May Be A Hit On Consoles

News broke yesterday that The Elder Scrolls Online is losing its mandatory subscription model. This was expected by anyone who had watched the evolution of the MMO space over the past decade or so, and we at Forbes even had an office pool as to when this would happen. I wrongly predicted two months ago, […]

Xbox’s Kinect Reminds Us To Be Skeptical Of Microsoft’s Windows Holographic

closed out their lengthy Windows 10 press event today with the unveiling of Windows Holographic and the HoloLens, a device that may look like a VR headset to compete with the likes of Oculus and, but focuses on Augmented Reality (AR) instead. The demo video showed users projecting virtual TVs onto their walls, and designing […]

Windows 10?s Cortana: A Solution Without A Problem?

A large focus of Microsoft’s press event today other than high-concept holograms and Windows 10 itself was the personification of the OS, Cortana. We’ve seen the Halo-themed AI (complete with original voice actress Jen Taylor) on Windows phones for a while, but now its official, she’s going to be everywhere in Windows 10. That means […]

Watch Footage Of Cancelled ‘Saints Row’ Spin-Off In Action

Saints Row has gone some crazy places with its last few games and DLCs. The game essentially morphed into Crackdown with the superpowered Saints Row 4, and now channels Dante’s Inferno with new DLC pack, Gat Out of Hell. But it could have gone somewhere even more unusual a few years ago, and may have […]

‘Borderlands 2? And Its Pre-Sequel Are Coming To Xbox One And PS4

In this day and age you can’t turn around without tripping over a re-release or remaster of a last generation game for new consoles. I just finished reviewing Saints Row Re-Elected, which brought Saints Row 4 to next gen, and before that it’s been Grand Theft Auto 5, The Last of Us, Tomb Raider and […]

What ‘Destiny’ Gets Right And Wrong About Loot

I’m currently going through something of a Destiny resurgence, as I await the coming big releases of 2015. I’ve headed back into the game in an attempt to crawl somewhat closer to the level cap, and seeing if the game has evolved in meaningful ways since I’ve been away. In short, it hasn’t, but it […]

‘Saints Row Re-Elected/Gat Out of Hell’ Review: The Devil You Know

With Saints Row 5 still a nebulous concept somewhere on the far horizon, Volition and Deep Silver don’t want everyone to forget about the series now that many have moved on to new-gen consoles, and left their old Saints games behind. With Saints Row Re-Elected and standalone DLC, Gat Out of Hell, the Saints have made […]

‘Hatred’ Lands Rare ‘Adults Only’ Rating In North America

Color me unsurprised, but Hatred has come back from the ESRB with a very rare “Adults Only” (AO) rating, something the industry rarely ever sees in favor of the far more common “M for Mature,” that most violent titles receive, including the likes of Grand Theft Auto. It’s similar to the also-rare NC-17 rating among movies […]

‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ As Game Of The Year Is Like ‘Crash’ Winning The Oscar

Every major gaming outlet recently wrapped up the year with a top ten or so list of best, ultimately culminating in a coveted Game of the Year award. The game running away with the most high honors? That would be Bioware’s Dragon Age: Inquisition, the high fantasy epic which aimed to reverse ill-feelings fans […]

Sony’s Zombie Survival Game ‘H1Z1? Debuts With Unusual Microtransactions

In the wake of hugely successful Steam games from small developers in the zombie survival genre, Sony has tried their own spin on the “Day Z” model with “H1Z1.” And continuing with Stream tradition, the Sony Online Entertainment title has debuted on Early Access, where players can opt to jump into a beta for a fee, which is […]

How Long Can Sony’s PS4 Afford To Remain $400?

announced yesterday that the holiday price cut of the Xbox One to $350 down from $400 would now be permanent going forward. This is pretty expected, given that it would have been odd to follow up two consecutive months of better-than- sales with a price hike to kill that momentum. Even if it was a […]

‘WWE Immortals’ Review: When Wrestling Meets ‘Mortal Kombat’

I’m  not sure there’s ever been a phrase that’s immediately piqued my curiosity more than “A WWE Game designed by the Mortal Kombat team.” NetherRealm has done something pretty interesting with WWE Immortals, conceptually, if not mechanically. The collaboration between the MK studio and the WWE has brought us a free-to-play mobile title loaded with […]

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