Review: Lords of the Fallen


Not so Dark Release Date: October 28, 2014 Genre: Action RPG Platform: PC, Xbox One, PS4 Developer: Deck 13 Interactive/CI Games Publisher: Bandai Namco ESRB M for Mature MSRP: $39.99 I love From Software’s Souls series, and have spent hundreds of hours with those dark, unforgiving, atmospheric games. Lords of the Fallen,  a new action RPG from […]

Opinion: Nostalgia should not sell ‘next-gen’ consoles

Nintendo Super Smash Bros at Best Buy

If you somehow missed the news, thousands of fans’ prayers were recently answered when Nintendo confirmed Majora’s Mask will be available on the 3DS in the spring of 2015. Players have been desperately clamoring to revisit Termina for years and the internet exploded in jubilee when the game’s release was confirmed. Just a few months […]

Opinion: Sunset Overdrive puts fun back in the hands of players


The recently released Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive could not have been released before 2014. Characters spout references to huge shows like Breaking Bad and Doctor Who, and the entire game’s personality hinges on deconstructing the oversaturation of the current gaming industry. But when I pick up my controller and explore Sunset City, I don’t […]

Review: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Pre-sequel, post-boredom.   RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 14, 2014 GENRE: FIRST-PERSON SHOOTER, RPG PLATFORM: XBOX 360, PLAYSTATION 3, PC DEVELOPER: 2K AUSTRALIA, GEARBOX SOFTWARE PUBLISHER: 2K GAMES ESRB M FOR MATURE MSRP: $59.99 To review a Borderlands game proves a puzzling experience, because a majority of the enjoyment of the game rides on the player’s experience […]

How ‘Shadow of Mordor’ taught me to respect my enemy, even in Middle-Earth


At the outset of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, the framework of  a basic revenge tale appears to be in place. A destroyed family, a faceless and evil army of interlopers, and a murderous man of malign intent set on a destructive course of rampage and revenge. These are the standard tropes seen time and again […]

Evo 2014 ‘Ultra Street Fighter IV’ top 8 recap


Predicting the outcome of a tournament as big as the Evolution Championship Series is nigh improbable. With over two thousand entrants in the field, this year’s iteration of Evo saw a roster of players with killers in every qualifying pool. By the end of the day on July 11, that field was whittled down to […]

Telltale announces ‘Walking Dead Season 2′ Episode 4 release dates


Today, Telltale Games officially announced the staggered release dates for ‘Amid the Ruins’ the fourth episode of the popular Walking Dead game. After a few images teasing the new episode last week, today we were given a full trailer as well as the news that Episode 4 will be playable next week. Starting on July […]

Ubisoft Debuts Two Trailers for ‘Assassin’s Creed: Unity’


Riding the hype after E3, Ubisoft released two trailers Monday for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed: Unity, one of which features new in-game footage. These new trailers come soon after the announcement that Ubisoft Quebec are taking the reigns on an upcoming Assassin’s Creed title. The first trailer, titled “Inside The Revolution,” presents a very brief summary […]

Fighting game tournament roundup: CEO 2014 ‘Ultra Street Fighter IV’ Top 8


Tensions were high on the weekend of June 29, with Community Effort Orlando 2014 (CEO) being the last stop on the Capcom Pro Tour schedule before EVO 2014 on July 11. Not only is CEO a last chance for players to leave a lasting impression before the Super Bowl of the Fighting Game Community that […]

‘Alien: Isolation’ Pre-Order DLC Features Original Movie Cast


Sega and Creative Assembly have announced pre-order exclusive add-on content for Alien: Isolation, allowing players to revisit the events of Ridley Scott’s original film – with all of the cast reprising their roles. Having starred in the 1979 sci-fi/horror classic Alien,  Academy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, Yaphet […]

‘Titanfall': Frontier’s Edge DLC announced


After having a presence at RTX 2014 last weekend, Respawn Entertainment has finally announced the second piece of downloadable content for Titanfall. Titled Frontier’s Edge, the pack will contain three brand new multiplayer maps, taking the cat-and-mouse conflict between Pilots and Titans “to the furthest reaches of the universe.” The first of the new maps […]

‘Battleborn’ revealed as new shooter MOBA from Gearbox


Gearbox Software released details and a very pretty trailer for their new IP Tuesday, a first-person hybrid action shooter called Battleborn. The team behind Battleborn described it as an “intense fusion of genres,” combining the first-person shooting mechanics Gearbox was lauded for with its Borderlands series with MOBA mechanics that are making League of Legends and DOTA some […]

New ‘Destiny’ Beta details, Collector’s Editions revealed


It’s Bungie Day, and to celebrate the developer has unveiled Destiny‘s various Collector’s Editions along with a new trailer for the upcoming beta. The beta will begin on July 17 for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 players – with Xbox 360 and Xbox One to follow on July 23 – and will end for everyone on […]

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