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  • Blog Post: Is July 31 The Most Important Day In Gaming History?

    You’ve likely heard a lot of juicy tales regarding the creation of some of the industry’s biggest games, but the stories behind the stories are even juicer. Did you know that July 31 is actually one of the most eventful days in gaming history? Learn about all of the historic happenings that... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Zack & Wiki: Quest For Barbaros' Treasure

    The Wii is primarily known for its collection of super successful first-party Nintendo games and loads of shovelware that overflowed on store shelves during the console's reign. Some third-party publishers launched interesting new IPs on the console as well, and if you ever made it all the way to... More
  • Blog Post: Renaissance Geek – Ernest Cline On Ready Player One, Oculus Rift, And Buckaroo Banzai

    In August 2011, Ernest Cline released his debut novel, Ready Player One , a dystopian sci-fi epic about a Willy Wonka-esque treasure hunt through a massive virtual-reality MMO. The novel burst at the seams with references to ‘80s pop culture and gaming, rocketing Cline into the public eye. More... More
  • Blog Post: Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (July 23, 2015)

    This week's selection of blogs was a bit lower than usual. I get it: Everyone is playing Rocket League. But what we do have is a fun mix containing a controller review, tragic deaths, and much more. Community Blogs For July 16 – July 22: Fighting Games Aren't A Sport But Should Be Respected... 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: An Epic Return: The Music And Sound Of Halo 5

    The audio team at 343 Industries is putting an enormous amount of effort into the sound track of Halo 5: Guardians. They spent time recording the series' iconic Gregorian monk chants in one of the best-known acoustic churches in Europe, and got shot at with real guns just to capture intense battle... More
  • Blog Post: Nier Director Talks About Needless Violence And The Show 24

    Game developers draw inspiration from everywhere: other games, movies, comic books. However, usually you expect a game to draw inspiration from a source that is similar to the product they’re making. Nier is a future dystopian Japanese action-RPG, so it seems a little strange that its developer... More
  • Blog Post: E3 2015 Day Four Recap

    We're finally at the last day of E3, but fret not – we still have tons of content coming. Here's a breakdown of all our coverage on the last day. Our editors scoured the show floor to bring you hands-on impressions, video debates, exciting interviews, and analysis pieces. Also, be sure... More
  • Blog Post: Battleborn’s Story Mode Is More Like Borderlands Than You Think

    If you’ve played Borderlands then you know that Gearbox loves to blend genres. Its newest IP Battleborn continues that tradition by combining shooter gameplay with RPG and fighting game elements while mashing up popular tropes from ‘80s cartoons, Star Wars, and even Guardians of the Galaxy... More
  • Blog Post: E3 2015 Day One Recap

    With multiple press conferences and new announcements coming from all angles, the first full day of E3 is always the craziest. Add in Bethesda's early kick-off to the festivities last night, and you have 24 hours that have been absolutely packed with reveals, screens, and trailers. That's why... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 5: Guardians – Unmasking The Fireteam Hunting Master Chief

    During last year’s Halo: Nightfall five-part digital series, fans were introduced to Jameson Locke, a capable soldier and ONI Acquisitions Specialist sent to investigate Covenant activity on the planet Sedra. For Halo 5: Guardians, Locke has been promoted to Spartan and tasked with hunting down... More
  • Blog Post: Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (June 11, 2015)

    Hello, bloggers, and welcome to another iteration of Blog Herding. This week we find out who is the elite Smash Bros. fighter in the community, learn what inspired Loki Davison to make indie game Wander, and get to enjoy a whole slew of other cool posts. Community Blogs For June 4 – June 10: GIO... More
  • Blog Post: Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (June 4, 2015)

    This week is packed full of some great blogging! A big thanks to everyone who writes and makes the community so fun to be a part of. Now then – get those glasses on and get reading! Community Blogs For May 28 – June 3: Guess That Game (June 2015)... Another week, another iteration of the... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Toro

    Have you been craving a bullfighting game? It's your lucky day, thanks to Recotechnology S.L.'s Xbox One game, Toro. Well, you're in luck if you aren't a bull. Join Andrew Reiner and me as we create our own flashy matador and wave our cape around til our brains melt. It's a thrilling... More
  • Blog Post: Read This Comic! Locke & Key: Master Edition Vol. 1

    A couple weeks back we took a look at Marvel’s launch of its newly launching event epic, Secret Wars , but today our recommendation goes out on a series that is already complete. Locke & Key’s rich fiction plays out across nearly 40 issues collected into six discrete arcs, but this new... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – See Eight Mewtwos Unleash Psychic Chaos In Smash Bros. Wii U

    For the first time in Super Smash Bros. history, a downloadable character has been added to the roster in the form of Mewtwo. To commemorate this occasion, we brought back our recurring 8-player Super Smash Bros. series to pit eight Mewtwos in a free-for-all brawl. Join myself, Jeff Cork, Jeff Marchiafava... More
  • Blog Post: The Essentials – Super Metroid

    Welcome to another installment of The Essentials, our weekly feature that showcases the best games our interactive medium has to offer. These games have set a high bar, and might be considered "required reading" for any video game fan. We've already looked at a slew of memorable titles... More
  • Blog Post: A Late Adopter's Guide To The Xbox 360

    While a lot of gamers are moving onto the new-gen consoles, not everyone experienced the benefits of Microsoft's system during the last generation. Thankfully, it's not too late. Not only is the hardware cheaper, but there is a greater wealth of Xbox 360 content to explore than ever before. Microsoft's... More
  • Blog Post: The Biggest Video Game News Stories Of 2015 (So Far)

    We're a quarter of the way through 2015, let's take a look back at what's already been a very eventful year in the video game industry. From big announcements like Nintendo making games for the mobile market to big shakeups in Konami's Metal Gear franchise, there's already been a... More
  • Blog Post: PAX East 2015 News And Previews Round-Up

    It may not have the announcements of E3, or the future of technology of a GDC , but PAX is still a big deal in the world of video games, and we're rounding up our coverage. PAX Indie Game Round-Up Much like we did for GDC , we rounded up a collection of indie games we had a chance to see at PAX and... More
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