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Five reasons to get on board with Xbox One

Xbox One

On May 21 2013, in front of esteemed members of the press and a global internet audience of 8.5 million, Microsoft announced the Xbox One and was met with a widespread sigh from the gaming masses. Their press conference detailed the company’s continued shift in focus from a gaming orientated device with multimedia capabilities to a multimedia […]

Essential Gaming: Top Five May 2011 Releases

You know, we were really looking forward to writing about this month. After our time at PAX East, we were sure that May was going to go down in history as one of, if not the greatest month in the history of the gaming industry. Then something happened: the AAA titles began to slide to […]

The Top 10 New Video Game Clichés

We’ve seen the list several times on several different sites. We know that being “the chosen one” or embarking on a quest to save a damsel in distress is cliché in video games, and so do developers. Now, in an effort to separate themselves from these well-known and overused clichés, developers have started using new […]

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Essential Gaming: Top Five April 2011 Releases

The total list of game releases for April feels downright anemic compared to the onslaught of high-profile releases in March, but it gives us ample time to whittle away at our backlog while still experiencing some of what April has to offer. As we do each month, we’re rounding up our Top 5 most anticipated […]

Essential Gaming: Five for March

After a deceptively awesome February that contained blockbusters like Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killzone 3, and Bulletstorm, March will provide little monetary relief before April rolls in with one of the best months in recent memory. The weather will be turning a little nicer this month, but developers and publishers are hoping to keep you inside with a strong line-up consisting of trademark franchise sequels and a very promising new IP that hopes to give Modern Warfare a run for its money. Several games had to be painstakingly cut from the list, including a favorite first person shooter than looks simply phenomenal, but that just goes to show how great of a month this really is. Here’s the five releases that we think are most likely to keep you out of the improving weather over the next 31 days.

Essential Gaming: Five for February

March 2011 promises to be such a dense month of blockbuster game releases, your bank account will be screaming for mercy, and your sleep-deprived body begging for rest. Thankfully you’ll be able to save up that spare cash in February, right? Sorry friend, that couldn’t be further from the truth. March may be the new […]

11 for 2011: Our Most Anticipated Games

The Irish poet Oliver Goldsmith once said “A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation; therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone, regardless of the past or future.” Thankfully for video game publishers and PR companies, Mr. Goldsmith was dead wrong.

Instead, we look to the warped but wise words of Rocky Horror Picture Show transvestite Dr. Frank-N-Furter when he said “I see you shiver in an-tic-i-pation.”

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Dream Collaborations: The Best Racing Game Never Made

Racing games take many delicious forms. Whether it’s the white-knuckled intensity of a night drive in Tokyo (Project Gotham Racing), the over-the-top enjoyment of Burnout Paradise, or the pure realism provided by sims like Gran Turismo, racing games – when done right – have a way of capturing our attention and making our heart race with […]

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