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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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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Review (PC)

Shadow-of-Mordor-Wallpaper

One Game to Rule Them All Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor opens with our hero, Talion teaching his son how to wield a sword, and later sneaking up on his wife to deliver her a kiss and a flower. These simple moments of genius provided exposition, emotional connection, and a tutorial on the ...

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Skullgirls Encore: Eliza DLC Now Available

Skullgirls Encore

Skullgirls Encore has quite the clever cast of characters. From the malicious Disney-inspired Peacock to brass-knuckled (and legged, and faced) Big Band, there’s been some real weirdos who’ve participated in Lab Zero Games’ beautifully animated fighter. And now, keeping in with their promise of more DLC characters thanks to their Indiegogo ...

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Titanfall: Wingman LTS Guide

Titanfall

With Titanfall’s seventh update, Respawn’s David-v-Goliath shooter has gained a new mode to usher out the dreadfully-designed Titan-free mode, “Pilot Skirmish”. It’s called Wingman LTS (that’s “Last Titan Standing”) and pits you with one other person for 2v2 Titan battles. The rules are identical to your traditional Last Titan Standing match, except ...

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Dragon Fin Soup: PAX Prime 2014 Preview

Dragon Fin Soup

Ah, roguelikes. Classics such as the ever-charming Nethack to the more recent Bionic Dues have provided their own takes on the punishingly difficult dungeon crawling subgenre. I don’t understand what draws me to games like this, but it probably has something to do with what makes each one unique. Nethack presents itself with ASCII text, Pokemon: Mystery ...

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PAX Prime 2014: Interstellar Marines Hands-On Preview

Interstellar Marines

I’ve considered myself a fan of tactical first person shooters for a long time. Thing is, it’s kinda hard to get them right. So many things can go wrong; bad AI, weak gun reports, poor squad management options, and so on. Thus, it’s interesting to see games like Interstellar Marines crop up; something ...

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PAX Prime 2014: Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Hands-On Preview

Shadow of Mordor

Not One Ring in Sight Mordor used to be a nice place. Mighty stone structures dotted the landscape, fields of lush grass lined the planes, and Uruk herded slaves throughout the region. It’s a deceptively pretty world I got to explore in Monolith Productions’ Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor. If it weren’t for ...

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Bioshock Review (iOS)

Bioshock

Bioshock 64 Returning to Rapture yet again was pretty enticing thought. Instead of being shackled to the cruel chains of my PC, I’d be able to pull out my phone, tap a few icons, and be playing Bioshock on the go. It’s never that simple, though. Immediately after the memorable (pre-rendered) plane ...

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