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Oculus Rift Plus PC Bundle Pre-Orders Open February 16, Start At $1,549
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Investigate A Cult In This Dying Light: The Following Launch Trailer
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Twisted Pixel Co-Founder Michael Wilford Departs Studio
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Konami Outlines Details On Paid Metal Gear Online DLC
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Former BioWare Scribe David Gaider Joins Beamdog As Creative Director
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‘Vault 81 Residents Would Not Dismember Correctly’ And Other Fallout 4 Patch 1.3 Notes
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Amazon Announces Free Game Engine For Consoles, PC, Mobile
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Reader Discussion: What Got You Into Pokémon?
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Pokémon's First Movie Mewtwo Strikes Back Is Currently Streamable Online For Free
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Let's Play The Nickname Game: E-sports Athlete Or Mobster?
on July 02, 2015 at 12:26 PM
Earlier today, we covered the guilty plea by noted video game violence detractor Leland Yee. Yee didn’t operate alone, collaborating with a criminal named Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow . We realized that organized crime isn’t the only place you’ll find colorful names. It’s...
Finding The Right MOBA For You
on December 05, 2014 at 03:00 PM
The MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) genre can be an intimidating prospect to get into – there’s often a heavy burden of knowledge, tutorials don’t really teach gameplay aspects that you’ll need to play correctly, and random teammates and the community can be quite harsh...
Fantastic And Free-To-Play Games
on September 15, 2014 at 12:17 PM
There are a ton of free-to-play games out there to pick from on PC, but you’re still paying one of the biggest prices to play – Your time. The price model has evolved significantly from the pay-for-power systems that were typically associated with the genre, and in many titles you’ll...
Life After Game Over: Pro Gamers Face Retirement
on August 07, 2014 at 11:40 AM
Professional gaming, the loose confederacy of leagues, organizations, and tournaments that fall under the large banner of “eSports,” has experienced dizzying growth in the last decade. Once little more than glorified LAN parties with some sponsors and prize money, the popularity of watching...
Tips For Surviving The Summer Gaming Slump
on July 30, 2014 at 04:21 PM
If you're a gamer, you're no stranger to summer release droughts, but this time doesn't have to be such a downer. You can view this break as an opportunity, whether it's trying a new genre or preparing for your favorite releases. We know gaming dry spells can be rough, especially when...
Watch A League Of Legends Vet Witness A Newcomer's Awful Debut
on May 15, 2014 at 06:35 PM
In my 25 years of gaming, I've tried to make it a point to stay open-minded and try just about every genre out there. I've never been a sports guy, but I've spent hundreds of hours playing Madden and NFL GameDay. I used to make fun of JRPGs because I didn't think I'd like turn-based...
Do Updates Change Games For The Better?
on March 24, 2014 at 05:38 PM
It used to be that once a developer released a game it was finished. No matter how much a developer wanted to continue working on the title, the game was done. NES titles from 30 years ago play exactly the same today as they did when they first hit store shelves. Today’s gaming world is not nearly...
Great Games That Don't Cost A Dime
on February 06, 2014 at 04:36 PM
Free-to-play games often get a bad reputation. Many of these games intentionally prohibit player progress to make a quick buck, while others allow players to buy their way to success in what have become known as “pay to win” games. However, just because there are examples of free-to-play...
Out Of My Comfort Zone: League Of Legends
on January 02, 2014 at 11:31 AM
Before the holiday, Game Informer’s Kim Wallace wrote a compelling piece about familiar games being too comfortable. In her feature, she wrote, “I'm playing a game I enjoy, but lately I've realized I'm robbing myself of new game experiences by relying too much on the same games...
CosBlog # 84: Cassiopeia by Jerry Polence
on May 24, 2013 at 03:30 PM
Every once in a while I look at a piece of character art and come to the conclusion that there isn’t a way to faithfully manifest it into reality. I thought Cassiopeia was a character that transcended into movie magic territory, but Jerry Polence and her cosplay crew proved me widely wrong. The...
What Will Make You Switch To Blizzard All-Stars?
on December 27, 2012 at 09:00 AM
Players of the MOBA/Dota-alike genre are notoriously defensive about their preferred game’s notional superiority. The entire landscape consisted of a handful of titles for years, but more and more games are competing for this enormous player pool every day. What can juggernaut developer/publisher...
Guardians Of Middle-Earth Beginner Guide
on December 18, 2012 at 03:22 PM
So you want to check out this whole MOBA thing now that there’s a decent console one, do you? This brief guide will help you land on your feet. [Not sure if Guardians is for you? Check out my full review here .] Run away No, seriously. You’re too close to the enemy. Back up! Against experienced...
Weekend Warrior 11/16/12
on November 16, 2012 at 07:00 PM
December is drawing near, so we're all trying to cram in as many of the great games we missed before 2013 rolls around. Halo 4, XCOM, Persona 4 Golden, Dishonored, and advance copies of Far Cry 3 are all at the top of the list. AHL games and car stereos will be second tier priorities. Ben Hanson...
A Beginner’s Guide To League Of Legends
on August 01, 2012 at 12:00 PM
Some games are incredibly easy to pick up and play. Others are not. League of Legends is one of the latter. Though it may seem simple on the surface, many things that occur in the game can be downright puzzling to the inexperienced. This guide covers most of the basics of gameplay and some tips on how...
League of Legends: A Look At The Most Played Game In The World
on July 26, 2012 at 07:00 PM
What is League of Legends? How does one play? What makes it a great eSports spectacle? I cover some of the basics of the game and sit down with a League of Legends fan for some insight into the community, the game, and its professional players. League of Legends has caught on fire in the eSports community...
The Pillars of eSports
on June 29, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Last week, we discussed what the term eSports meant and made a case for why people might enjoy it. This week, we talk about the core games and franchises that make up the eSports scene. Just as traditional sports include different games like football, baseball, and hockey, eSports are comprised of many...
Why Should You Care About eSports?
on June 22, 2012 at 02:55 PM
What makes over eight million people tune in to live streams to watch other people play video games? Electronic Sports, better known as eSports, is an umbrella term for competitive video gaming. Competitive gaming has been growing in popularity for a while now, developing a large fan-base that is both...
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