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  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Lego Jurassic Park's First Hour

    Lego Jurassic World was released today, to coincide with the launch of the new movie. The game covers the events from all four films, but we decided to start from the beginning to see how TT Fusion handled the adaptation of the first movie in the series. Join Tim, Ben Hanson, and me as we head out to... More
  • Blog Post: Before You Play The Witcher 3, Reintroduce Yourself To These Important Characters

    Next week The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt launches. We've already posted our review , but we're hardly done talking about the game. Today's feature is to provide you a refresher and give new players some context behind these familiar faces. We're not listing every single character that comes... More
  • Blog Post: Here's What You Missed In The Recent Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer

    A few days ago , Rocksteady and Warner Bros. released a new trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight, which gave us a long and stoic look at Batman's compatriots: Robin, Nightwing, and Catwoman. But if you look closely at the trailer, you might have also picked out a few more juicy details about one of... More
  • Blog Post: Meet Mad Max, Saint Of The Wasteland

    Video games are home to a wide range of grizzled antiheroes, from the gun-toting noir cliché Max Payne to the nuanced, melancholic Joel from The Last of Us. Long before these troubled protagonists entered our games, another morally conflicted hero graced the big screen and inspired hundreds of... More
  • Blog Post: Exploring The Deadly World Of Mad Max

    If you've played Just Cause 2 from Avalanche Studios, you understand the team's passion for creating gigantic worlds for players to explore. With their new game, Mad Max, players will be set loose in the Wasteland ( which kinda sorta isn't Australia ) and tasked with finding the resources... More
  • Blog Post: Mad Max, Just Cause, And Avalanche Studios' Biggest Year Ever

    Rising from the ashes of a failed studio, chief creative officer Christofer Sundberg and chief technical officer Linus Blomberg founded Avalanche Studios. Most widely known for the Just Cause franchise, this studio in Stockholm has grown ( and expanded with a New York branch ) and is now releasing four... More
  • Blog Post: Building Your Nightmarish Dream Car In Mad Max

    One of Mad Max's defining characteristics is that he's a man who was tragically separated from his family. Without a wife and child in this post-apocalyptic nightmare, the only other constant in Max's lonely life is his black-on-black Interceptor. This enduring, powerful car is tragically... More
  • Blog Post: Where Is Mad Max’s Wasteland, And Does It Fit With The Films?

    During our visit to Avalanche Studios’ offices, I spent hours exploring the Wasteland. That meant that I experienced Mad Max’s day/night cycle several times over. Senior producer John Fuller pointed out that the night sky featured a meticulously accurate recreation of what you’d see... More
  • Blog Post: Exclusive Mad Max Screens Show Off The Brutal Wasteland

    We haven’t seen Mad Max in a game for a long while, which makes his return exciting enough. Couple that with the fact that the new title is being developed by Just Cause creators Avalanche Studios, and you’ve got the makings of something special. We got to play the game for several hours... More
  • Blog Post: Designing The Gameplay Of Mad Max

    For our April cover story , we journeyed over to Avalanche Studios in Sweden to finally fully pull the veil off of the open-world Mad Max game. We have a full month of exclusive content that we'll be rolling out in our hub , but to start things off we wanted to give you a high-level idea of what... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Shadow Of Mordor: The Bright Lord

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor was a favorite game for many of our editors in 2014, so the news that the final DLC would star the elf Celebrimbor had a lot of excited. This final DLC pack, entitled The Bright Lord, finally released this week, and we wasted no time in checking it out. Jeff Cork, Tim Turi... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Beginner’s Tips For Shadow Of Mordor

    Today gamers are finally getting their hands on Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Starting any new game is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming – especially if you are the type who is haunted by the sense that you are doing something wrong. We’re here to help. We’ve finished Talion’s... More
  • Blog Post: After Arkham Knight: What's Next For Rocksteady?

    Our month of exclusive coverage to coincide with our April cover of Batman: Arkham Knight is wrapping up. To close things out, we look to the future with game director Sefton Hill. Rocksteady is adamant that Arkham Knight will be their last Arkham game and that they are leaving the character of Batman... More
  • Blog Post: The Music Of Batman: Arkham Knight

    Note: The image above is from Batman: Arkham Asylum. You should know the name Nick Arundel. As Rocksteady's audio director and composer of their now Arkham trilogy, his work has contributed greatly to help define the studio's take on Batman. While he has previously worked with Ron Fish on the... More
  • Blog Post: How Rocksteady Is Keeping Batman's Gameplay Fresh

    Throughout the month, we'll be updating our hub of exclusive coverage to coincide with our April cover story on Batman: Arkham Knight . While we've touched on the Batmobile previously , today's update allows you to hear game director Sefton Hill talk more about the vehicle and other new additions... More
  • Blog Post: Batman's New Moves: The Animation Of Arkham Knight

    While we encourage you to read April's cover story on Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Knight , we also want to show off new aspects of the game with our month of exclusive video coverage for the game. While visiting Rocksteady Studios in London, the team let us film their motion-capture process and... More
  • Blog Post: Revealing The Story Of Batman: Arkham Knight

    To coincide with our April cover for Batman: Arkham Knight , every other day we'll be posting an exclusive feature detailing an aspect of the game. While the CGI trailer hinted at some of the characters that will be in the game, we wanted to kick things off by having the developers at Rocksteady... More
  • Blog Post: Lego Legends Of Chima Online Extends Its MMO Adventures To IOS

    The Lego Movie has been attracting a ton of attention – and rightfully so – but it’s hardly the first time the little plastic bricks have been entertaining kids on screens. Several of the company’s toy lines have been featured in popular children’s programming, including... More
  • Blog Post: Top 50 Challenge – Lego City Undercover

    Even those of us who own a Wii U have to acknowledge that the system hasn’t exactly had a long list of exclusives. That’s why Lego City Undercover has always been one of the reasons I planned to purchase the console, even when it had its previous moniker, Lego City Stories. But the release... More
  • Blog Post: Fight For The Top 50 – Lego City: Undercover

    When Jeff Cork and I visited Traveller's Tales for our Lego Marvel Super Heroes cover, Warner Bros. also gave us a thorough demo of what their other studio TT Fusion was working on. I shot a quick video interview about the game amidst the chaos of E3, but this was my first opportunity to give the... More
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