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  • 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: E3 2015 Wishlist: What We Want From Gears Of War

    With the events of Gears of War 3, players received closure to the story of Marcus and Dom. Following the prequel entry, Gears of War: Judgment, Epic Games detached itself from the series and sold the IP rights to Microsoft, who handed the franchise to a new studio full of veterans of both the series... More
  • Blog Post: Five Tips For Dominating Splatoon’s Turf War Mode

    With Splatoon now released, players are taking to the online multiplayer in an attempt to spread their ink everywhere. In turf war, you’re aiming to cover the map with as much of your ink as possible within the three-minute time limit. It’s a fast mode that requires you to go more off instincts... More
  • Blog Post: Five Shooters That Don't Rely On Bullets

    Splatoon launches this week, and it's a colorful take on a familiar genre. In the game, players paint the floor to gain points and attack other players in a shooter setting. It's a strange premise, but it's not the first in the genre to shy away from typical ammunition. Here are five games... 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: Treyarch Talks Designing Black Ops III And What An Extra Year Does For Call Of Duty

    The Call of Duty franchise is often criticized for its iterative nature. With Black Ops III, Treyarch is hoping to address those complaints through a bevy of new additions to the gameplay. From the MOBA-inspired Specialists to the Titanfall-like movement mechanics, Black Ops III has ambitions to deliver... 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: Eight Monsters That Need To Find A Way Into Evolve

    Turtle Rock's multiplayer monster-hunting shooter releases tomorrow, but the game only comes packed with three monsters. That's great for the first few months, but fans are eventually going to want to start hunting some more exotic game. Here's our list of dream monsters we'd like to... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Geist

    Geist is actually an old German word for a spirit or ghost that enjoys haunting paint cans and dumb carnival games, so we took the old Nintendo GameCube game of the same name for a spin to see if the shoe fit. Join Dan Tack, Andrew Reiner, Jeff Cork, and myself as we discover the great campy vibe of... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – We’re Hilariously Bad At The Halo 5: Guardians Beta

    We got an early peak at The Halo 5 multiplayer Beta, and while it took us over 12 minutes to get into our first match, now that we've started playing we can't stop. The beta officially opens on December 29 and runs for three weeks. If you bought a copy of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, then... More
  • Blog Post: Twin-Sticking To Your Guns – From Robotron To Lara Croft

    Twin-stick shooters have been around since Robotron: 2084 made palms sweaty back in 1982. The genre’s popularity has risen and fallen over the years, enjoying an unmistakable resurgence in 2005 with the release of Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved and a wake of imitators. Now, with the recent release... More
  • Blog Post: Top 50 Challenge 2014 – Wolfenstein: The New Order

    I'm a huge fan of shooters, so I had no qualms with picking up the new Wolfenstein game for this year's top 50 challenge. Oddly enough this is the first time I've ever played this classic series, but I'm glad I did. At this point we're all more than familiar with the World War ll... More
  • Blog Post: An Ode To The Most Important Power-Up: Double Jump

    This week, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare released into the palms of millions of excited gamers. This series has evolved from a World War II shooter, to an intense sequence of modern military moments to a well-researched projection of what the future of warfare might look like. This year's entry... More
  • Blog Post: Clever Parody Games You Should Try

    Video games have a long and storied history with humor, one that Game Informer’s own Ben Reeves has chronicled well . As games and technology have evolved, so too has the medium’s ability to incorporate different subgenres of comedy. Parody, however, remains largely uncharted waters. Plenty... 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: 10 Old-School Shooters To Play While Waiting For Doom

    Lucky QuakeCon attendees got a sneak peek of the latest Doom in action. The newest entry in the influential first-person shooter series refocuses on old school genre pillars like fast movement, gory gunplay, and taking down large packs of enemies. The news has our blood pumping, so we've pulled together... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013

    Don’t be fooled by the words Cabela or hunt, this isn’t a traditional light gun hunting experience. We don’t want to ruin the surprise, but Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013 is easily one of the wildest games out there. If you think that hunting involves a lot of patience and steady... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Sniper Elite 3

    Rebellion's Sniper Elite 3 is out now. We've already reviewed it and killed Hitler in the Hunt the Greywolf DLC, but we're back with a video preview of the beginning section of the game. Check out hero sniper Karl Fairburne picking off enemy soldiers on the African front with grisly slow... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Us Kill Hitler Repeatedly In Sniper Elite 3

    Sniper Elite III is a disappointing game, but my work isn't over just because I've finished reviewing it . One task remains thanks to the Hunt the Greywolf pre-order DLC: Kill Hitler. I strapped up my boots, loaded my rifle, and set off back to Africa to take out the sinister dictator in a variety... More
  • Blog Post: Far Out: Reflections On The Far Cry Series

    Video game series rarely stay the same over the decades. As a brand ages, it evolves. Far Cry is a perfect example. Crytek’s original shooter had players using their surroundings to lay traps and stalk opponents through a lush archipelago, but the series has grown into a larger open world experience... More
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