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  • 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
  • Blog Post: Moments: “White Phosphorus” In Spec Ops: The Line

    Spec Ops: The Line is a game that routinely takes your expectations and blasts them to pieces. A simple and straightforward military shooter on the outside, the game’s exterior is hiding a spot-on critique of military shooters and what it means to be a “hero” in a violent scenario where... More
  • Blog Post: Battlefield 4 Naval Strike Impressions – Shore Lunch

    Five months after launch, DICE and EA are still struggling to get Battlefield 4 running smoothly , but that hasn't stopped them from releasing a steady stream of new maps. The latest expansion, Naval Strike, focuses explicitly on amphibious assaults featuring air, land, and sea vehicles. Three of... More
  • Blog Post: Vlambeer Discusses Nazi Concerns, Luftrausers' Historical Inspiration

    Vlambeer’s Luftrausers places players in the cockpit of an experimental warplane, letting them gun down enemies to become an ace pilot. The satisfying controls, customizable aircraft, and unique war footage aesthetic combine into an enticing package ( read my review here ). Luftrausers’ draws... More
  • Blog Post: Confessions of An FPS Rookie: My First Day With Titanfall

    I'll be frank: You're more likely to find an RPG or sports game in my console than a shooter. Don't take that to mean I don't enjoy shooters; the issue is that you have to sink time into any given shooter to master the mechanics - something I don't have enough hours for with my aforementioned... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Helldivers

    Deep in the outer reaches of space, a group of fearless space marines do battle with an army of giant insects. These brave souls are called Helldivers. Helldivers is a top-down, 4-player shooter being developed by a Swedish indie studio named Arrowhead Game Studios. The game won't release until later... More
  • Blog Post: Analysis – Opening BF4 Balancing To Player Voting Could Backfire

    Given Battlefield 4's rough launch, DICE has spent the majority of its time since Oct 29 scrambling to stabilize its servers across five platforms. The urgency of this workload required an all hands on deck approach, which meant the typical post-release balancing that inevitably happens for every... More
  • Blog Post: Top 50 Challenge – Dead Space 3

    Ever since Dead Space 3 was released, Tim has been championing its merits to anyone who will listen to him. While he clearly loved the game , the reception around the rest of the office has been decidedly mixed. Tim tried to get me to play Dead Space 3 on a couple of occasions, but I told him I wasn't... More
  • Blog Post: Battlefield 4 Dos and Don'ts

    Many consider the Battlefield series to be the more civilized of first-person shooters. Mere twitch skills may fuel your success in the barbaric team deathmatches of other games, but your well-developed muscle memory must be buttressed with a healthy sense of camaraderie and a keen understanding of tactics... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Target: Terror

    Even if the Wii didn't become the shooter destination that Nintendo fans initially claimed it would be, it proved on rare occasions that it could be good for some silly shootouts (The House of the Dead: Overkill immediately comes to mind). One insane game apparently flew beneath our radar, and I... More
  • Blog Post: Not A Review: Firefall

    During the desperate combat, battling tides of aliens in your jetpack power ­armor, Firefall seems to offer everything a hybrid ­MMO/shooter possibly could. After the dust settles, it’s a different story. When much of your cash has been eaten by repair costs and you’ve shaved off... More
  • Blog Post: Developer Salute – Rare Circa 2001

    A lot of great games lead to shouts of joy and adoration, but I had so much fun playing GoldenEye 007 that I got the cops called on me. Like many in my graduating class, the summer of 1997 was spent bunkered in my parent's basement with a stockpile of mountain dew and frozen pizza as I Klobbed three... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Fuse

    Fuse released today, and it maintains the Insomniac legacy of entertaining and unique weaponry. If you've read my review , you know that I found several elements to like despite some disappointments. Check out our new episode of Test Chamber below to hear my talk in more detail about the new release... More
  • Blog Post: Defiance Early Impressions

    Update 4/5 5:34 PM: I just played through a questline that had a cool story beat, some funny dialogue, and some nice varied objectives. Where was this in my first two days of play? Not only did Cass actually have a good line for once in the story intro to this main-line quest, the gameplay threw a decent... More
  • Blog Post: The Bizarre World Of Nintendo's Star Fox

    You might be as smart as a fox, but do you know all of these obscure facts about Nintendo's anthropomorphic shooter series? 1. Star Fox Pilots Are Cyborgs You're probably familiar with this version of Star Fox: But check out the box for the original Star Fox game: Specifically look at Fox's... More
  • Blog Post: A Survivor's Guide To Far Cry 3

    The Rook Islands look like a perfect location for a resort, but there is a reason Sandals and Wyndham have avoided the island altogether. With “attractions” like sharks, tigers, gun-toting pirates, and human trafficking, it has nightmare vacation written all over it. To help you navigate... More
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