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  • Blog Post: Afterwords – Evolve

    Evolve launched nearly two months ago, but true to the game's title, Turtle Rock Studios is still working feverishly to bring changes and new content to the 4v1 multiplayer shooter. We talked with Turtle Rock co-founder and creative director Phil Robb about Evolve's launch, their plans for the... More
  • Blog Post: Are Evolve's New DLC Characters Worth Buying?

    Turtle Rock has unleashed a new monster on its asymmetrical 4v1 shooter, along with a new squad of hunters to deal with him. Despite our confusion yesterday , we've finally got hands-on time with all five characters on the chaotic battlefields of planet Shear. Read on to find out how the new monster... More
  • Blog Post: Gamer – Evolve Pro Player Zaq "Maddcow" Hildreth

    This month the ESL Arena played host to the Evolve PAX East PRO-AM tournament. The day-long single elimination tournament culminated in a best-of-five final match between two accomplished squads: Team Venom Hound and Pushing Daisies. After losing the first two rounds, Pushing Daisies made an impressive... More
  • Blog Post: Cosmetic DLC Isn’t Evil, And It’s Probably Keeping Game Prices Down

    This week, there has been much hand-wringing over Evolve. It’s not because the game is multiplayer-focused. It’s not even the confusing pre-order/pre-purchase options. No, this week we’re revisiting one of gaming’s most contentious sometimes-issues: day one DLC. Since it began... More
  • Blog Post: Evolve Tips And Tricks

    Evolve is out in the wild, and players are already honing their monster-hunting/hunter-monstering skills. We've compiled a list of tips to make you a better player. We know from Evolve's beta statistics that the monster and hunters are pretty evenly matched, but sometimes it may not feel that... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Unleashing The Kraken In Evolve's Defense Mode

    The review embargo for Evolve is up, but we're still a few days away from posting our official verdict . In the meantime, you can join us for a look at Defense mode, the endcap to Evolve's five-round Evacuation campaigns. Fellow editors Matt Kato, Bryan Vore, and Jeff Cork join me as we take... More
  • Blog Post: Why Single-Player Gamers Should Consider Evolve

    Evolve's 4v1 multiplayer is a concept that's resonated with gamers through successful public alpha and beta periods prior to its release on February 10. The game's multiplayer credentials, however, have not been created at the expense of those who want to play it solo. Evolve has effectively... More
  • Blog Post: Five Guest Wrestlers That Deserve A Spot On The WWE 2K15 Roster

    This weekend, 2K revealed the roster for WWE 2K15 . It was disappointingly full of real professional wrestlers. Fighting games have guests all the time. The Soul Calibur series has seen guest fighters as diverse as Link and Darth Vader. Even the recent EA Sports UFC game featured Bruce Lee as a playable... More
  • Blog Post: A Guided Tour Of Battleborn's Art

    Thanks to Borderlands, Gearbox's original IP are known as much for their art styles as their gameplay. For Battleborn , the developer is once again aiming for a distinctive look, one that can accommodate the immense creative variety present in the game's universe-spanning cast of heroes. Join... More
  • Blog Post: The Comedic Cosmos: Writing Battleborn's Unique Take On Sci-Fi

    One of Gearbox's most noticeable hires during the development of Borderlands 2 was lead writer Anthony Burch . Not only did he prove his talents for comedy with his web series Hey Ash Watcha Playin'? , but before joining Gearbox he also contributed to Destructoid's podcast alongside reviews... More
  • Blog Post: Dissecting The Elements And Influences Of Battleborn

    In 2009, Gearbox's hit Borderlands set itself apart from other action games by combining the fast-paced combat of first-person shooters, the varied skills and progression of RPGs, and the endless loot of dungeon crawlers into a new and unique experience. For Battleborn, the developer is once again... More
  • Blog Post: Why Gearbox Is Making Battleborn And Not Borderlands 3

    We unveiled Gearbox's next game Battleborn for our August cover story earlier this month. Even though Gearbox is assisting in the development of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel , a lot of fans are curious why the studio isn't focusing its effort on a new-gen Borderlands 3. While visiting the studio... More
  • Blog Post: Meet Battleborn's Rath, Marquis, & Caldarius

    Gearbox's new cooperative and competitive shooter, Battleborn, features so many playable characters that we've devoted an entire week of coverage to highlighting just a few of them. So far we've covered everything from a telekinetic rapier-wielding technocrat named Phoebe to the hulking goliath... More
  • Blog Post: Meet Battleborn's Thorn, Montana, & Reyna

    This week we're taking a look at just a few of the unique playable characters in Gearbox's new cooperative and competitive shooter, Battleborn. On Monday, we revealed the newcomer-friendly space marine, Oscar Mike; the poison-kunai wielding mushroom healer, Miko; and the floating, telekinetic... More
  • Blog Post: Meet Battleborn's Oscar Mike, Miko, & Phoebe

    Gearbox's newest cooperative and competitive shooter gathers heroes from across the universe in a battle over the final burning star. This epic premise not only allows the developer to present gamers with characters of wildly contrasting themes, but play styles as well. In today's feature, we're... More
  • Blog Post: Our Battleborn Hands-On Impressions

    We spent two days at Gearbox's studio learning what sets Battleborn apart from other multiplayer shooters, but you can't divine how fun a game really is until you play it for yourself. That's why we were thrilled when the developer handed us the controller and dropped us into the five-versus... More
  • Blog Post: Is Battleborn A MOBA? Here's What Gearbox Says

    Yesterday we unveiled Battleborn as our August cover story . Gearbox describes their new game as a "hero shooter," but the hive-mind of the Internet oversimplified it as "another MOBA." While visiting the studio in Plano, Texas, we spoke with design director John Mulkey and creative... More
  • Blog Post: Wish List – WWE 2K15

    This fall will see pro wrestling's debut on new-gen consoles, with WWE 2K15 scheduled to release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. I've enjoyed the last couple years of the product, but would love to see a few things be shaken up with 2K's first full development cycle in the franchise. Here's... More
  • Blog Post: Why Evolve Is Not Just Another First-Person Shooter

    When we revealed Evolve as February's cover story , there were a couple of commenters lamenting the release of yet another first-person shooter. Not even factoring in the playable monster in third-person, Evolve is aiming to bring you a focused experience that separates itself from the saturated... More
  • Blog Post: Evolve: Meet The Goliath

    A monster movie is only as good as the monster, and that’s often the case with games. In Turtle Rock Studios’ upcoming shooter Evolve, up to four players battle against a powerful player-controlled beast on an alien planet. The company has unveiled the first such creature, the hulking creature... More
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