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  • Blog Post: NBA 2K15 Frustrations: MyCareer Won’t Let Me Craft The Player I Want

    NBA 2K's MyCareer mode is my favorite destination. I revel in creating my own player and weaving his story as an up-and-comer; slowly making a name for himself and eventually rising to prominence. The story aspects still have a way to go, but there's plenty of potential. I like that this mode... More
  • Blog Post: Breaking Down The Dragon Age: Inquisition Romance Options

    The weight of the world may be on your shoulders, but that doesn't mean you won't find love along the way. Dragon Age: Inquisition has multiple romance options available, some specific to certain genders and races. You don't have to romance someone, since you might not find someone you want... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger Of The Ooze

    Activision released a new game today starring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, developed by WayForward. Did the studio behind games including DuckTales: Remastered, Contra 4, and Double Dragon Neon deliver a game worthy of the license, or does it keep the streak of disappointing Turtles games going... More
  • Blog Post: 12 Familiar Franchises You Didn't Realize Went Free-to-play

    Free-to-play may not be the total future of the video game industry, but it is absolutely a crucial part of it. From brand new brands to – as this list oulines – established franchises with a fanbase already in place, so many games have adopted the model that it's hard to keep up. These... More
  • Blog Post: How To Play Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Like A Professional

    Pandora is a deadly vacation destination for amateur vault hunters, and the planet's moon, Elpis, isn't any better. While Borderlands fans will feel right at home in The Pre-Sequel, the low-gravity environment, new enemy types, and downright annoying boss battles may prove vexing for new players... More
  • Blog Post: A Day With PlayStation TV

    Today sees the release of Sony’s PlayStation TV. The tiny system (about the size of a wallet) allows access to a broad variety of PlayStation content, but as of launch, it certainly isn’t the entertainment all-in-one package some might hope it could one day become. Limited access to older... More
  • Blog Post: Five Little Destiny Tweaks That Would Make A World Of Difference

    I’ve been playing a lot of Destiny lately, and it’s one of the most peculiar games I can recall. It’s got a solid foundation and I can see greater potential, but it seems like Bungie completely whiffed a lot of the small stuff. The game’s gotten a lot of flak online for its poorly... More
  • Blog Post: Games To Beat In A Day – Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons

    Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons snuck up on me, but in a way I appreciated. Preview coverage for the game prior to release focused on the its odd mechanic – one player playing as a pair of independent brothers on a single controller. It was a pretty game with an interesting control scheme, but there... More
  • Blog Post: Games To Beat In A Day – Ico

    Ico is one of the titles most commonly used in the "games as art" debate, but regardless of your opinion on that issue, you can appreciate this mysterious and charming adventure. What starts as a simple puzzle game evolves into a memorable journey unlike anything else in gaming. You control... More
  • Blog Post: Games To Beat In A Day – Journey

    Journey can be finished in a day but it will stick with you long after that, which is what makes it perfect while you relax on Labor Day. The game is best suited to play in one sitting in order to immerse yourself, and it can be completed in a few hours. That being said, the game is just the right length... More
  • Blog Post: Which Controller Is The Loudest? Sounding Off On Controller Noise

    Recently, while making my way through Infamous Second Son as the rest of my household was asleep, I could distinctly hear my controller echoing through the house. It wasn't from the speaker built into the controller I always forget is there that periodically emits noise to remind you of its existence... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Tales Of Xillia 2

    Tales of Xillia 2 hits store shelves today. What better time to see the game in action? Bandai Namco has delighted RPG fans over the years with its charming Tales series. Tales of Xillia 2 picks up a year after the events of the first game , letting you see how the worlds and characters have grown. New... More
  • Blog Post: End Of An Era: By The Numbers

    After spending the last month publishing our best-of lists of the last generation , we decided to break down the numbers and see which of the past nine years were the best for gamers, which console had the most exclusive titles appear on our lists, and which publishers delivered the largest amount of... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Platformers Of The Generation

    We take a look at the 10 games that defined – and redefined – the platforming genre in this past generation. It was an interesting console generation for the storied platforming genre. While it isn't the commercial powerhouse it once was, the genre grew in many ways - both by evolving... More
  • Blog Post: Great Mechanics From Not-So-Great Games

    Not every video game is a winner. Sometimes a game just doesn’t fully come together for myriad reasons, but that doesn’t mean the designers didn’t have some good ideas. These are examples of creative mechanics, features, or ideas that made it into games where the total package fell... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Sports Games Of The Generation

    In many ways, this past console generation was a brutal one for sports video games. While other genres flourished, sports gamers were subjected to an irreversible thinning of the herd during the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360/Wii era, losing MLB 2K, 2K Sports football, NHL 2K, both NCAA basketball franchises... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Shooters Of The Generation

    Love them or hate them, the last generation of console gaming was dominated by shooters. Although "shooter fatigue" became an increasingly popular ailment in the gaming community, it didn't stop millions from taking up arms with and against their fellow players, and developers were happy... More
  • Blog Post: Trends That Defined A Console Generation

    Our month of features celebrating the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii is halfway done. If you have not seen our lists of the best Xbox 360 , PlayStation 3 , and Wii games, then spend some time deciding if we hit the mark or lost our minds. If you don’t agree with us, maybe you’ll find one... More
  • Blog Post: Top 25 PlayStation 3 Games

    When the PlayStation 3 launched in November of 2006, some gamers wondered whether Sony's system would be able to catch up to the Xbox 360's one-year head start. However, even at a higher price point, the PS3 gained traction. Years later, it even overtook the 360 in worldwide sales. Of course... More
  • Blog Post: Breaking Down The Developer Top Five Lists

    Now that you've seen the 35 developer lists chronicling their favorite games of the Xbox 360/Wii/PlayStation 3 console generation, it's time to crunch the numbers. Find out which game finished with the most votes, which games were snubbed, and which studio won over the most hearts last generation... More
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