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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Adds New Skin, Trials

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Continuing with their steady stream of updates to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Monolith Productions has released yet another build for their orc-slaying adventure. The free update includes a skin to deck out Talion as badass warrior Lithariel, a new Trial of War known as “Test of Defiance”, wherein Lethariel must kill ...

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Review (PC)

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Eleventh Time’s the Charm Another year, another Call of Duty. But this time, instead of familiar faces like Treyarch or Infinity Ward, we’ve got Sledgehammer at the reins for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The first game in the series to be made for the new console hardware (and not just be ...

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XCOM: Enemy Within Comes to iOS & Android

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You seem like the kind of person who really likes blasting away at aliens. Maybe you enjoy a little bit of permadeath with that alien blasting? Howzabout we take it to your tablet or mobile phone? If you nodded in blind agreement to any of these, you should check out XCOM: ...

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Wasteland 2 Review (PC)

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Set the World Afire Twenty-six years is a long time to wait for between entries in a series. Frankly, if you’ve been waiting for a sequel to the 1988 PC DOS RPG Wasteland, you’re old enough to be one of my parents. A young parent, but a parent nonetheless. Developed by inXile ...

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Payday 2 Releases Free John Wick DLC

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You read that right: Payday 2, the game about criminals going up against every force the US military has on Earth, has paired up with the Keanu Reeves (?!) film John Wick. So in video games, which have a history of really unlikely pairings, I nominate this as the #1 weirdest of ...

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Review (PC)

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Come to the Land Up-Over Let’s get this out of the way: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is really Australian. Not just in the accents– the characterization, humor, terminology — it’s made very clear from the get-go that 2K Australia wanted to leave their mark on the Borderlands franchise. Taking place after Borderlands (but before Borderlands 2, hence “pre-sequel”), The Pre-Sequel fills in ...

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Athena Build & Guide

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Gunsword & Shield Athena the Gladiator, or more simply “Athena” is probably my favorite playable character in the Borderlands series (rivaling Gaige and Krieg from Borderlands 2). Her playstyle is totally unique in the context of the series, drawing upon her “Kinetic Aspis” (an energy shield) to store energy to be throw back ...

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Launch Trailer Debuts

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

It’s that time of year again; Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is only two weeks away, and the guns-blazing explosionfest that the series is known for is in full effect in the new launch trailer. Hell, why even bother explaining it? It’s right here, it’s gorgeous to look at, and I may have ...

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Starter’s Guide

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

If you’re a Borderlands nut like me, you’ve been devoting all free time (and maybe some work time) to Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. That’s fine. Maybe you’re slightly less nutty, and just picked up the game. That’s what this guide is for; if you’re already familiar with the game, you’ve probably got all the ...

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Halo 2 Anniversary Soundtrack Sneak Peek Now Available

Halo 2 Anniversary

Ten years since Halo 2 first hit the markets, wowing us with its explosive campaign, multiplayer, and most importantly, its soundtrack. As any fan of the series knows, Martin O’Donnell’s scores are an instrumental (no pun intended) part of the series, setting the stage for the many levels explored by the player, filling ...

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