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  • Blog Post: Five Ways The Division Is Like Destiny, And Nine Ways It’s Not

    Destiny has been a regular gaming destination for many players in the last year and a half, thanks in large part to slotting into a distinct genre that borrows liberally from shooters, MMOs, and open-world RPGs to create something new. Part of its lasting appeal is the social experience and character... More
  • Blog Post: Five Things We Want In Destiny's Next Sparrow Racing League

    If you play Destiny, it’s likely that you at least took a shot at the inaugural Sparrow Racing League that ran throughout this month. Seemingly in response to player demand, Bungie crafted a dedicated racing game mode with two lengthy tracks to learn, and set us loose to learn the ropes of hitting... More
  • Blog Post: The Abundant Easter Eggs Of Transformers: Devastation

    It came as something of a surprise when we learned earlier this year that Platinum’s next action opus would be a Transformers game. But when the game released, it turned out to be a strong, stylish action game filled with nostalgia for the original 1980s Transformers cartoon, and for the broader... More
  • Blog Post: The Big Takeaways From Destiny’s Upcoming Class Rebalance

    Bungie’s Sage Merrill just took to Bungie.net to offer up an extensive and detail-filled post regarding the upcoming changes coming to Destiny. As the man in charge of Destiny’s sandbox, he specifically digs down to explain the upcoming changes to class balance. That’s a big deal, and... More
  • Blog Post: Does Destiny’s Refer-A-Friend Program Work?

    We’ve spent a lot of time since Destiny’s announcement in 2013 discussing the things we like about it. For some of our editors, Destiny has become a weekly or nightly part of our gaming hobby, and a place where we’ve made new friends and sunk hundreds of gaming hours. You can read our... More
  • Blog Post: Is Transformers: Devastation One Of The Top 50 Games Of 2015?

    Each year around Thanksgiving, we start compiling our list of contenders for our Top 50 games. Inevitably, there are some that are “on the bubble,” that need more voices for our discussion. The Fight for the Top 50 is our chance to give games on the cusp a fair shake at a coveted spot on... More
  • Blog Post: Guitar Hero Is A Decade Old Today – Here Are All Of Our Reviews

    Guitar Hero celebrates a decade today. The original Guitar Hero bundled with its plastic guitar peripheral released today in 2005. In honor of the occasion, we've gathered review scores and excerpts, where available, for every Guitar Hero game we have a review for. Guitar Hero - 9 "I desperately... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber — Call Of Duty: Black Ops III Campaign

    Call of Duty: Black Ops III takes things to exceptionally weird places during its standard campaign, and it's a journey that's best experienced with friends (or random players) with the co-op option. Join Daniel Tack, Kyle Hilliard, and Wade Wojcik as they take on a brief portion of campaign... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber — Call Of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies

    Zombies is more than a mode in Call of Duty: Black Ops III - it's pretty much its own game. The game mode tasks players with surviving against tons of undead waves filled with zombies and other creepy crawlies, engaging with the occult mysteries of The Beast, and unlocking new areas of the city in... More
  • Blog Post: How To Survive In Black Ops III's Zombies Mode

    Call of Duty Black Ops III has a range of cool multiplayer modes to dive into, but if you’re into survival against impossible odds, Zombies is the mode for you. The wave-based combat tasks players with handling a delicate balance of progressing through a city full of secrets and holding back, attempting... More
  • Blog Post: Five Things That Are Totally Gonna Happen Now That Activision Owns King

    Last night, Activision announced that it will acquire Candy Crush maker King , making a big move into the mobile space. We’ve consulted industry analysts (a.k.a. social media) to find out exactly what will happen as a result of this deal. 1. All games will now have microtransactions, but in order... More
  • Blog Post: Running Down Call Of Duty's Live Action, Celebrity-Filled Commercials

    As long as there is a new Call of Duty, it seems a live action commercial will release alongside it. With today's Black Ops III commercial releasing we decided to look back on the trend. Call of Duty: Black Ops This is the one that started it the trend. It has a few celebrity cameos, but they mostly... More
  • Blog Post: Five Reasons You Should Try Destiny’s Trials Of Osiris

    Today marks the return of Brother Vance and the Trials of Osiris, and you should play. No, really! You should. While the competition is fierce, there are several reasons why Trials of Osiris is worth your time this weekend. Whether you’ve ventured into the Trials many times before, or you’re... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Blizzard Forms New Esports Division With ESPN, MLG Vets At The Top

    Esports is already a crucial part of Activision Blizzard’s yearly operations, but the mega-publisher is looking to make it a corporate value. The company has hired former ESPN and NFL Network CEO Steve Bornstein and MLG co-founder Mike Sepso to lead a new Esports division as chairman and senior... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Guitar Hero Live

    The second of this year's big music games is finally out, and I spent recent weeks exploring its many songs for our review . To offer some further detail of the way the game works, Jeff Cork and I take a look in this Test Chamber at the game's two distinct modes and the interaction and currency... More
  • Blog Post: Here Are All Of The Multiplayer Specialists You’ll Be Playing As In Black Ops III

    Treyarch is shifting the formula for Call of Duty’s multiplayer component with Black Ops III. In addition to taking a further leap into the future with its setting and technology, as well as introducing swimming into the formula, players no longer take control of nameless soldiers. Instead, you... More
  • Blog Post: How Steve Wozniak’s Breakout Defined Apple’s Future

    This feature was originally posted on June 27th, 2013 but we thought that it deserved another look in honor of the release of the Steve Jobs film. Back in April within the Batman: Arkham Origins issue , we ran the following written interview with Steve Wozniak. This feature expands on the original interview... More
  • Blog Post: The Sexiest Exotic Armor In Destiny

    Shortly after Destiny originally launched in 2014, we went through and highlighted our favorite looking weapons in the game . Of course, that list only included weapons that appeared in the base game, and didn’t account for items that would release in later expansions. Today, we’re taking... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5

    After a lengthy hiatus, the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater franchise is back. Following the poorly received Tony Hawk: Ride and Tony Hawk: Shred games that released in 2009 and 2010 respectively, Robomodo hopes to return the franchise to its former glory by taking a back-to-basics approach and releasing... More
  • Blog Post: Leveling Tips Decrypted From The First Week Of Destiny: The Taken King

    Many of our editors have been spending time over the last week digging into The Taken King, and discovering that there are several smart approaches to keep in mind while leveling. We’ve gathered some of the most relevant tips here. Most of these ideas are targeted to players just getting started... More
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