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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

Payday 2

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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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Review (PC)

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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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