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This Is Why It’s A Bad Idea For Games Like ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ To Have Piecemeal Embargoes

A game like Mass Effect: Andromeda was not built to have early previews give the best impression of the end product. BioWare and EA should probably not have previewed the game like this, and here's why.

Legendaries Cannot Come To ‘Pokémon GO’ Unless Some Big Changes Are Made First

Niantic has promised that Legendary Pokemon are coming to Pokemon GO soon, but there need to be major structural changes made to the game before that happens.

20 Quick Thoughts About The First Few Hours Of ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’

Mass Effect: Andromeda is out in a week, and reviews are out a day before that. Today marks the lifting of a “first impressions” type embargo about the early stages of the game, the first few hours up until the point where you complete the first major planetary mission.

The Cost Of Nintendo Switch Cartridges Could Hurt Its Third Party Support

Some games are flat-out more expensive on the Nintendo Switch due to the cost of its cartridges. Is this yet another barrier preventing greater third party support?

‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ Has The Most Dialogue Of All Mass Effects By A Mile

Mass Effect: Andromeda has way, way more dialogue than past games in the series, implying this may be a bigger production than anyone is anticipating.

The Nintendo Switch Needs A Pokémon Game, Any Pokémon Game, ASAP

If there’s one conclusion I’ve drawn in my first ten days with my Switch, it’s that it’s pretty clear that this console is also Nintendo’s next handheld. And it needs a Pokemon game as soon as possible.

Two Skills Break Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s Otherwise Creative Combat

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is celebrated for its creative, often hilarious combat encounters, but later on, it's no more fun and games, and two skills in particular are relied on too heavily.

After A Brief Bump, The Walking Dead’s Ratings Have Crashed To A New Four Year Low

The Walking Dead saw a brief ratings bump in the second half of season seven, but four episodes later, it's already hit a new four year low. What's going on?

‘Pokémon GO’ Gen 2 Feels Fruitless Because 16 New Pokémon Can’t Hatch From Eggs

It's hard to say exactly why Pokemon GO Gen 2 is leaving many players cold, but ultimately it comes down to the fact that it feels like there just are not all that many new Pokémon to find. And there's a reason for that.

The Nintendo Switch’s Left Joy-Con Issue Has Forced Me To Abandon My Grip Controller Entirely

The lag issue with the Nintendo Switch's left Joy-Con is not going away, and there needs to either be a fix, a replacement or a refund issued as soon as possible.

Why Going Last Was The Wrong Move For Microsoft And Xbox Scorpio

The Xbox Scorpio will debut this fall, after the PS4 Pro and Nintendo Switch. Going last has its advantages, but with how well its competition is doing, Microsoft may have made the wrong call here.

‘Hearthstone’ Pack Price Hike Has Players Swearing They’ll Switch To ‘Gwent’

Blizzard is making no friends this morning with an announcement about price “adjustments” to the cost of Hearthstone packs around the world. The result is more or less a price hike for the vast majority of players.

It’s Impossible To Separate Out The Success Of The Nintendo Switch And ‘Zelda’ Right Now

Is the Nintendo Switch doing really well, or is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild just one of the most must-have games ever made? And what does that mean for the future of the system?

The Only Five Terrible Things About ‘Zelda: Breath of the Wild’

Zelda is a unique game in that I love almost everything about it, even stuff I thought I hated at the beginning like breakable weapons and a tiny stamina bar. But I finally did it. It took me a long, long time, but I finally found five bad things about Breath of the Wild.

The Best Way To Beat Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s Gyro Puzzles Without Wanting To Break Things

Gyro puzzles are some of the most maddening in all of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. But there's a way to take them on with the Switch that may be a lot easier to manage than what you've been trying.

Pokémon GO’s Gen 2 Evolution Items Are Flat-Out Broken

There’s “unlucky,” and there’s designing a system so poorly that it has the potential to break players’ spirits and sap their interest in the game. For me, that’s been how Pokémon GO has handled its evolution items with the release of Gen 2.

Ranking The Nintendo Switch’s Play Configurations From Best To Worst

Nintendo has always had consoles with a number of controller/play configurations, particularly these last few generations, and the Switch may have the most to date. Out of all of them, which are they best?

Destiny’s Age of Triumph Is An Elaborate Finale For Die-Hard Players

Bungie just wrapped up its first livestream about the final event for Destiny 1, the “Age of Triumph.” Many players, myself included, were assuming that it would bring back the Vault of Glass for a grand finale, but it turns out, it’s quite a bit more involved than that.

Hello Games Shows Off No Man’s Sky’s New ‘Path Finder’ Update With Land Vehicles

A new trailer for No Man's Sky's new Path Finder update shows off permadeath mode, more base customization and land vehicles for the first time. But will it bring players back to the game?

‘The Division’ Year Two Will Contain No Paid DLC, Two ‘Meaty’ Free Expansions

Now that The Division’s third Year One DLC, Last Stand, has arrived, players are wondering what exactly the plan is for Year Two going forward.

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