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Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Might Just Be The Series’ Best – Review Reviews 32

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It’s been an uphill battle for 343 Industries, coming off of mixed reception to its debut Halo title on Xbox 360 in 2012 and catching major heat for the messy launch of Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One last year. Now, the Kirkland-based developer is still out to prove that it has what […]

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Multiplayer Review Reviews 4

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For me, booting up Gears of War: Ultimate Edition multiplayer on Xbox One was an unpredictably refreshing experience, despite the age of the original game this current-gen remake by Vancouver-based studio The Coalition is based on. The care and quality that went into the actual remaking of the original might be at the root of it, […]

Product Review – The SCUF 4PS PlayStation 4 Controller Reviews 26

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With PlayStation becoming the new home of Call of Duty eSports and Sony securing early Call of Duty DLC launches starting with Black Ops 3, the temptation for fans of the series on Xbox to jump ship is at an all time high. Falling into this category myself, and as a long-time user of third-party Xbox controllers like the SCUF Hybrid […]

Mortal Kombat X Review – A True Next-Gen Fighter Emerges Reviews 23

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It’s been over 15 long years since the Mortal Kombat franchise was even considered to be at the top of the fighting game genre, during which time the controversial fighter went through some very big changes. In 1997, Midway Chicago did away with the digitized sprites that MK fans have become accustomed in favor of 3D models, […]

Rainbow Six Siege Closed Alpha – Video Review Reviews 12

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There’s a lot to be impressed by in the Rainbow Six Siege Closed Alpha. While it is very much an early Alpha not really fit for public release, it’s still good enough to prove that Siege isn’t just another run of the mill shooter. Everything about Siege’s gameplay is obviously well-intended with good talent and […]

Survarium PvP Beta – Video Review Reviews 4

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Developed by former members of the STALKER series development team, Survarium is the kind of game that aims to please. It’s fun, it’s rewarding, and best of all, it’s free. Normally, I don’t pay much mind to F2P games as their core features are typically either hidden behind a paywall, cheap feeling, or both. Survarium […]

Battlefield Hardline Review – Strong Maps & Modes Are Evidence Of A Worthy Cops & Criminals Shooter Reviews 31

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Visceral Games, a video game developer known for its work on the acclaimed trio of sci-fi, action-horror games in the Dead Space series, isn’t exactly a newcomer to the Battlefield franchise and its dealings with all out, combined arms, modern warfare. You may recall Battlefield 3’s End Game expansion, which was, in fact, handled by the guys and gals […]

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Review-In-Progress Reviews 4

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Legends. They are the posters we hang up on our walls, the subjects of the monuments we build, the role models we strive to be; And in this case, the ones we play. Halo is more than just the face of now three generations of gaming. It is a legendary mark of innovation from developers […]

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Multiplayer Review – A New Era Or Another Repeat? Reviews 36

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Did you hear? A new Call of Duty developer is in town, and that has a lot of veteran fans of the annual first-person shooter series eager to see what exactly that might mean for this year’s entry. Call of Duty has been primarily built on a two-year development cycle between Activision studios Infinity Ward, […]

Sunset Overdrive Review – Insomniac’s Jump to Microsoft Pays Off Big Reviews 38

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What do you get when you cross mutated monsters, bright colors, vulgar language, and high-speed traversal shooting? You get Insomniac Games’ Xbox One-exclusive debut, Sunset Overdrive, an over-the-top and blindingly fast-paced thrill ride. Touting the catch phrase “Welcome to the Awesomepocalypse” it more than lives up to the billing. It’s a good thing too because […]

NoScope Gaming Glasses Review – Gimmick Or Worth It? Reviews 11

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Gaming glasses have always faced a constant cautious and skeptical attitude from gamers. After all, they just look like normal glasses, but tinted. Not to mention that most pairs cost upwards of $80 – $150, so it’s only natural that gamers would choose to pass up something that still lays unproven. I’ll admit, when I heard […]

Destiny Review – Bungie’s New Universe Shows Promise With Room to Grow Reviews 45

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With a legendary reputation to live up to, iconic Seattle-based video game developer Bungie has a lot riding on Destiny. Teased all the way back as early as 2009, Destiny is the realization of an entirely new universe crafted by the talented minds that single handedly revolutionized the first-person shooter on modern consoles with a little Xbox […]

Forza Horizon 2 Review – An Eloquent Love Letter to Cars and Car Culture Reviews 4

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Forza got off to a great start this generation with Turn 10’s fifth entry in the Motorsport series, accompanying the Xbox One in its launch earlier this year. Now, it’s Playground Games’ turn to once again to get behind the wheel and attempt to steer the long-running Xbox-exclusive racing franchise to even greater heights. Does […]

Modern Combat 5: Blackout Review – Top-Notch Mobile FPS Action At Your Finger Tips Reviews 13

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Modern Combat, a hand-held first-person shooter from developer Gameloft and the closest thing you’ll get to a triple-A console shooter on mobile, returns to iOS, Android, and Windows Phone with the fifth entry in the now long-running series. Premium priced at $6.99 USD, Modern Combat 5: Blackout does away with in-app purchases and, instead, offers a shooter jam-packed […]

Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition Review – Definitive Co-Op Action on Consoles Reviews 10

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It’s been 11 long months since the arrival of Blizzard Entertainment’s popular dungeon crawler, Diablo 3, on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 — even longer since it’s initial launch on PC and Mac back in May, 2012. Life in the world of Sanctuary has since begun to grow rather stale. Thankfully, as of August 19th, 2014, those […]

EA Sports UFC Multiplayer Review – How Does This Fighter Fair in the Next-Gen Arena? Reviews 5

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With EA Sports UFC having entered the ring just over a week ago, gamers have had ample time to dive into the online modes and multiplayer experience. With a few dozen fights under our belt, as well as a few pints of pixilated blood spilled inside the Octagon, we feel that we have a fairly good […]

Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Escalation Co-Op Review Reviews 13

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For those diehard Transformers competitive multiplayer fans looking for a sequel to the criminally underrated High Moon Studios Transformers games, you’re out of luck. Competitive multiplayer has fallen by the wayside in Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark in exchange for an improved, revamped Escalation co-op mode. Escalation has always been a phenomenal mode in […]

Scuf One Xbox One Controller Review Reviews 3

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Scuf Gaming is making its 2014 return and is set on providing next-gen console gamers with an attractive alternative to the current line-up of first-party input devices. The console transition period is always a fascinating one. Both gamers and game developers alike look on as hardware and software manufacturers lift the curtain on their (hopefully) innovative new products while […]

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Zomboss Down DLC Review Reviews 3

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Following up on last month’s impressive DLC offerings, what could PopCap HD do to top their previous work and keep Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare wacky and interesting? Two words: Zomboss Down — a massive Wild Wild West-themed content pack. The free add-on features tons of content ranging from new Western-inspired character variants like the […]

Dark Souls 2 Review – A World of Beauty and Death, Allies and Enemies Reviews 28

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You thought death was the worst possible fate? Think again. Like previous installments, Dark Souls 2 focuses on a centralized world that has little to no narration. It’s shrouded in a mist of shadow, leaving players to freely explore its world. There is no one to hold your hands, no markers to tell you where […]

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