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Opinion – Battlefield Hardline’s Delay Could Make or Break the Franchise Editorials 28

Editorials 28 Battlefield Hardline has faced scrutiny from the gaming community since the very second it was leaked back in May. After two weeks with the first Hardline Beta on PC and PlayStation 4, though a handful of fans became excited for something new, some veterans of the series thought to themselves (and out loud to the […]

Opinion – Welcome to Next-Gen, Same as the Last-Gen Editorials 164

Editorials 164 A question was posed to me recently during a conversation that I was a bit surprised I didn’t have a great answer to: “Well, what’s a really great next-gen only title?”, he asked. “Uhhhh…” When I arrived home later in the day, I checked through my current collection of PlayStation 4 titles only to find […]

Opinion – The Destiny of Timed Exclusive Content, What Does the Future Hold? Editorials 105

Editorials 105 Timed exclusive content is nothing new. Microsoft got the ball rolling last generation when it started locking down Call of Duty expansions on the Xbox 360 for 30-day periods before jumping over to the PlayStation 3. To many, it was an annoyance. To others, it was bragging rights. But for the most part, it was more or less […]

Opinion – Sony and Microsoft Don’t Understand Themselves Editorials 82

Editorials 82 If this year’s E3 was proof of anything, it’s that most of the major players in the gaming world don’t understand what consoles are. Everyone from Microsoft to Ubisoft kept referring to their content as pushing the boundaries, cutting edge, “next gen,” and exclusive, despite most of their games not even running at 1080p/60FPS or […]

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Trailer Analysis – New Abilities, New Armor, and a New Vision? Editorials 13

Editorials 13 Halo 5: Guardians‘ Xbox One beta trailer that debuted during Microsoft’s E3 2014 media briefing wasn’t particularly revealing, but there were a few things to pick up on if you were paying attention or looked deeper into what was being presented. Clearly, the trailer wasn’t built on in-game assets, meaning we can’t quite take it as […]

Everything We Know So Far About Mortal Kombat X Editorials 21

Editorials 21 The next bone-breaking and the most brutal Mortal Kombat to date isn’t expected to arrive until sometime next year, but developer NetherRealm Studios and franchise co-creator Ed Boon has given out tons of information over these past few days. So, ‘GET OVER HERE’ and read on up on all the latest details surrounding Mortal Xombat […]

PlayStation Now – Bringing The E3 Experience Home; How It Could Be Sony’s Secret Weapon Editorials 17

Editorials 17 E3 2014 is just around the corner, and sadly, I won’t be going this year. As much as I love the big press conferences that Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, and the rest of the major publishers put on, it’s always the hands-on demos showcased on the show floor that really highlight the experience for me. And […]

Star Wars: Battlefront – What Do We Want To See At E3 2014 and Beyond? Editorials 55

Editorials 55 Since the the memorable announcement trailer that first debuted during last year’s E3, scoring any geek a free trip to the emergency ward by way of heart attack, developer DICE has been nothing short of vague with details surrounding the upcoming revival of the popular Star Wars shooter franchise. As the studio previously mentioned, however, Star Wars: Battlefront, as it’s currently […]

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Reveal Trailer Analysis – Weapons, Tech, Locations, and Factions Editorials 58

Editorials 58 On May 1, publisher Activision and developer Sledgehammer Games introduced the world to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, an ‘ambitious’ and ‘creative’ project that will introduce ‘new core gameplay mechanics’ to the long-running Call of Duty franchise. We saw a lot in the debut trailer that aired last Thursday, including some stuff that is an obvious departure […]

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! – Reveal Analysis And Speculation Editorials 9

Editorials 9 Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! is arriving this Fall on the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It’s still a ways away, but for the attentive eye, Gearbox and 2K Australia have indirectly been hinting at some interesting information regarding the game throughout some of the various trailers and artwork that that we’ve seen so far. Though 2K Australia and […]

Single Player Games That Might Benefit From Multiplayer – inFamous Editorials 16

Editorials 16 I’m not one to welcome too many alterations to my favorite single player titles. But while many single-player-games-turn-multiplayer have ended up as absolute garbage, I have been surprised by a few that have made the transition exceptionally well. I think Sucker Punch’s inFamous series could be one of them. Why it Might Make Sense While […]

Are Triple-A Developers at the Final Checkpoint? Editorials 14

Editorials 14 There’s a wave of change sweeping the gaming landscape. Indie developers are quickly becoming the titans of the industry because they are giving gamers something more than sequels. While it might not mean triple-A developers are done for, the communities behind their games are gaining more control than ever before over the kinds of games […]

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