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  • Blog Post: Where To Start With Quantum Break's Narrative

    Remedy has always told ambitious stories. The studio's newest title, Quantum Break, is full of time travel, evil corporations, quantum time stutters, and men who age 17 years in five minutes. It might sound confusing, but it's actually a pretty cool concept. So pull up a chair and listen while... More
  • Blog Post: Why 1968? How America’s Most Turbulent Period Informs Mafia III

    The word “mafia” naturally conjures up images of bootleggers in zoot suits firing tommy guns. The mob had a field day with prohibition, but organized crime has never been isolated to a single time period. For Mafia III, Hangar 13 turned to one of America’s stormiest years for inspiration... More
  • Blog Post: Building The Big Easy: How Hangar 13 Reconstructed New Orleans For Mafia III

    Louisiana’s party city is famous for Mardi Gras, voodoo, Jazz music, and Cajun food. New Orleans one of American’s most eclectic hubs, and it's surprisingly underused in the world of video games. Developer Hangar 13 felt like the city would be the perfect setting for the next entry in... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Watch Us Exterminate Insecticons In An Hour Of Transformers: Devastation

    PlatinumGames is well-known for its brand of hyperactive action. After developing stylish titles like Bayonetta and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, the Japanese action gurus turned their focus to a few of our favorite robots in disguise. Our early impressions of the game are fairly positive, but you... More
  • Blog Post: Meet The MLB Player Who Helped Envision Deus Ex’s Future

    Anyone can dream about the future. Interstellar space ships, laser swords, and alien races are a staple of science fiction, but it takes a lot of diligent research to craft a future that could actually come to pass. When Eidos-Montreal rebooted the Deus Ex series in 2011, it wanted to build a world that... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – Now Is The Best Time To Get (Back) Into Destiny

    Since its launch in September of last year, Destiny has become one of the most polarizing experiences in gaming. Whether it’s due to the fact that the people who do love it do so passionately or unapologetically, or simply the fact that it wasn’t the type of shooter they thought it would... More
  • Blog Post: Exploring Infinity 3.0’s Toy Box Game-Changers

    We’ve been rolling out a ton of Disney Infinity 3.0 features since our cover reveal, and they’ve focused on the Star Wars playsets , the people who design the characters , and more . The playsets are certainly a big part of the Disney Infinity series – especially when you have Star... More
  • Blog Post: A Day With Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

    Senior editor Matthew Kato is one lucky guy. He's currently at a Konami preview event getting hands-on time with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. As he plays, he'll be tweeting his thoughts on his Twitter account. We're compiling them all here, so you can keep up with his adventure.... More
  • Blog Post: How The Original Deus Ex Changed The Face Of Gaming

    In the early ‘90s, id Software flipped the gaming industry on its side when it popularized the first-person shooter with Doom and Wolfenstein 3D. Now shooters are one of the most common video game genres on the market, delivering everything from high-intensity shootouts like Call of Duty to thought... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Exploring The Metroid Inspired World Of Axiom Verge

    This is the game that Metroid fans have been waiting for. Axiom Verge feels like a long-lost Metroid spinoff that was developed in the '80s and then fell through a time warp before landing in 2015. If you don't believe us, then watch us play through the game's opening sequence. Join Tim Turi... More
  • Blog Post: Don’t Bother With Resident Evil Revelations 2’s Bonus Episodes

    The complete version of Resident Evil Revelations 2 hits today, meaning you can get all episodes digitally or on disc. The retail version includes two bonus episodes, which are also available to purchase digitally. I played through both after finishing Revelations 2 to see what they offer, and I was... More
  • Blog Post: Review In Progress – Resident Evil Revelations 2

    Capcom's approach to the release of Resident Evil Revelations 2 is a new one for the series, as it takes an episodic form with new installments weekly. Since the wait between episodes is short, much like a TV show, we decided to provide weekly impressions, leading up to one official review and score... More
  • Blog Post: Seven Things That Will Make The Tomb Raider Film A Blockbuster

    Movies are generally made by committee, meaning it takes a lot of great ideas to make a generic piece of Hollywood drivel. With that in mind, let us offer up some suggestions for Warner Bros., GK Films, and MGM as they produce the new Tomb Raider movie. Daugherty hangs out on the set of Teenage Mutant... More
  • Blog Post: A Breakdown Of Lara's Gear In Rise Of The Tomb Raider

    Want to know what Lara is really made of? Check out our handy gear guide for a closer look at the gear Lara will acquire during her next expedition to Siberia in Rise of the Tomb Raider. In Rise of the Tomb Raider, Lara has moved well beyond the rookie explorer she was in the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot... More
  • Blog Post: Tomb Raider's Writer Discusses The Evolution Of Lara Croft

    The daughter of legendary fantasy writer Terry Pratchett, Rhianna Pratchett has already built an impressive career giving voice to strong female characters in both games and comics. Pratchett has previous worked on titles like the 2013 Tomb Raider reboot, Heavenly Sword, and Mirror's Edge. Now that... More
  • Blog Post: Raiders Of The Lost City – Lara’s Search For Immortality

    Lara Croft’s previous journeys have taken her on quests for magical daggers said to command ancient armies and spelunking through Norse underworlds in order to gather archaic armor rumored to belong to the gods. Tomb Raiders’ exploits always send Lara on wild adventures, but these adventures... More
  • Blog Post: Just Cause 3 Won't Launch With Multiplayer, But Don't Give Up Hope

    When Just Cause 3 releases next year for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, it won’t come bundled with a multiplayer mode, but that doesn’t have to stop Avalanche Studios – or anyone else – from adding multiplayer to the game after the fact. What are the chances that Just Cause 3 will eventually... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Bayonetta 2

    Bayonetta is back, and the stylish witch is armed to the teeth with even more crazy weapons and magical powers to combat the forces of heaven and hell. This Wii U-exclusive sequel is available today, and it meets the high bar set by the original. I reviewed Bayonetta 2 and thought it was a blast, so... More
  • Blog Post: Welcome To Chaos: Where Shadow Of Mordor’s World Hits The Mark

    We often hear the phrase, "a living and breathing world" describing open-world games, and yet very few actually feel that way. NPCs look vacant, enemies follow easy-to-predict patterns, and events rarely happen as organically as they should. I've been playing Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor... More
  • Blog Post: Games To Beat In A Day – Portal

    Valve's Portal is one of the greatest feats of game design of the last decade. It's also a testament to the power of brevity. Portal was a unique game. It started as a student project entitled Narbacular Drop, which had the now-iconic "portal" gameplay but lacked in storytelling, polish... More
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