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  • Blog Post: The Explosive, Modified Arsenal of Doom

    Doom is an iconic first-person shooter for a litany of reasons, but one of the most memorable ways it always stuck out in my mind was the fantastic array of weaponry. From the satisfying thud of the double-barrel shotgun to the room-clearing force of the BFG 9000, few shooters created in the 22 years... More
  • Blog Post: Kingdom Hearts III's Confirmed Weapons, Locations, And Keyblades

    Update: Square Enix recently released a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts III as part of Jump Festa 2015 . As a result, we've been able to update our ongoing Kingdom Hearts III feature. The list is short right now, but it will be updated as new worlds and weapons are revealed for Kingdom Hearts III... More
  • Blog Post: Why Gjallarhorn Is Overpowered, And The Tricks To Balancing Destiny's Weapons

    Weapon balancing is a delicate operation. While some players might hate the fact that another player's weapon outclasses their own, that other player might be happy to exploit an overpowered weapon. Some fans cry foul whenever a company rebalances its game after release, but balancing is an important... More
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Transforming Weapons

    Bloodborne is out this week ( read our glowing review ), and one of the game's coolest features is its deadly arsenal of transforming melee weapons. A scimitar combines with a staff to create a wicked scythe, the Saw Cleaver is essentially a gigantic folding knife, and the list goes on. From Software's... More
  • Blog Post: Rearmed - Ten Unique Weapons That Change Our Favorite Games

    In most games, weapons are the player’s main way of interacting with the world. Enemies come at you and you dispatch them with whatever armament you’ve got. I imagine it must be extremely difficult to design a continually engaging gameplay system around a single weapon (I struggle even now... More
  • Blog Post: The Five Coolest Looking Weapons In Destiny

    Destiny players love to debate the pluses and minuses of their favorite exotic weapons. Should you level Patience and Time or Ice Breaker first? Which assault rifle rules the roost in Crucible play? Today, we take a step back from the stats, and look at which weapons simply look awesome. 5. Suros Regime... More
  • Blog Post: Behind The Crosshairs: The Weapons Of Transformers

    When High Moon started developing Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, the designers put out an open call for anyone in the studio to submit ideas for new weapons. A flood of concepts soon rushed in, and the programming team spent weeks turning a list of offhand and oddball ideas into a prototyped arsenal... More
  • Blog Post: The Gun Peddlers Of Pandora

    A massive variety of weapons was one of the primary selling points of the first Borderlands, touted in ad campaigns as featuring “87 bazillion” guns. While the game may not have actually invented a new unit of measurement, there certainly was a ton of unique weapons with a wide variety of... More
  • Blog Post: The New Weapons Of Saints Row: The Third

    With its roots in gang warfare, the Saints Row series has always had a healthy selection of weaponry - pistols, SMGs, assault rifles, grenades...all of the genre standards. In addition to these traditional guns, some wackier tools of destruction like the chainsaw, satchel charge, sledgehammer, samurai... More
  • Blog Post: Tools Of Destruction: A Look At Dead Rising 2’s Weapons

    Frank West may have let his camera do some of his dirty work in Dead Rising, but the sequel’s Chuck Greene is definitely more of a hands-on kind of guy. That’s not to say West was above getting his hands dirty—he could sling CD cases, break boards over heads, and auger the undead in... More
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