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  • Blog Post: Two Episodes In, And Hitman Still Misses The Target

    Despite having the best mechanics in the series, the latest Hitman's "episodic" format continues to kill my enthusiasm for the title. I reviewed the introductory offerings of Hitman last month, and while the gameplay stays true to what fans have loved about the series, the drip-feed of... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – An Early Run Through Mirror's Edge Catalyst

    Mirror's Edge Catalyst, the sequel to the 2008 parkour simulator, is getting ready to enter beta soon, and we took an early look at this pre-release peek. The beta goes out to those in the Frontrunners program on April 22 and to the general public on April 23 and ends on April 26. We got a chance... More
  • Blog Post: Two Dark Souls III Amateurs Discuss Their (Mis)Adventures

    From Software's Dark Souls series has garnered a dedicated cult following over the years, but not everyone is a true believer. Jeff Marchiafava and Jeff Cork discuss their early adventures in Dark Souls III, along with what they love about the game, and what they would chuck into the nearest bonfire... More
  • Blog Post: Creating The Colorful Cast Of Overwatch

    With Overwatch, Blizzard Entertainment will introduce its first new IP in nearly two decades. For the studio that produced such beloved worlds as Azeroth and Sanctuary, that’s a big deal. Bringing the world of Overwatch to life takes more than just interesting character designs and appealing map... More
  • Blog Post: 5 Things I Learned The Hard Way In Fallout 4’s Survival Mode

    Fallout 4’s revamped survival mode recently went into beta on PC. The difficulty now adds a few extra systems and obstacles to Bethesda’s RPG, including sleep, hunger, and thirst cycles; extra weight on crucial items like ammo and fusion cores; and the elimination of fast travel. With the... More
  • Blog Post: Everything You Need To Know About Destiny's Big April Update

    The agonizing wait for new things to do in Bungie's shared-world shooter is almost over. While Destiny Update 2.2.0 may not be the sexiest name for a content drop, it promises new activities, more powerful gear, and tons of tweaks and improvements. We've rounded up everything you need to know... More
  • Blog Post: Phil Spencer Discusses Microsoft’s Unpopular PC Moves And Xbox One Evolution

    Microsoft’s Build 2016 Developer conference is a developer-focused gathering that expands its reach well beyond Microsoft’s Xbox division to talk about the technology surrounding all of Microsoft’s products. With the Universal Window Platform causing so many of Microsoft’s departments... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Putting Quantum Break's Time Powers To The Test

    Time waits for no man – except Jack Joyce. In Remedy's latest action shooter, players take control of Jack who has acquired the ability to manipulate time in a series of really cool ways. Here's a look at some of the time-bending firefights you can expect to get into in Quantum Break when... More
  • Blog Post: Over 80 Images Of Incoming Gear And Goodies From Destiny's April Update

    Today's Destiny live stream revealed a ton of incoming gear, including Taken-themed armor sets, the return of several year-one exotics and legendary weapons, and the all-new chroma. We've got over 80 new screenshots and images to give you a first look at these in-game goodies in the gallery below... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Us Turn Into Iron Man In Just Cause 3's Sky Fortress DLC

    Just Cause 3's Sky Fortress DLC released today, and it gives Rico a jetpack and a flying fortress to try and blow up. Andrew Reiner and myself take a look at the DLC, remark on its many, possibly intentional references to The Avengers , and do our best to pull off explosive feats of jetpack-assisted... More
  • Blog Post: How To Ace The Final Stage In Hitman's Escalation Mode

    The first episode of Hitman is out today, and although it is seriously lacking in content , pulling off the perfect kill is still a lot of fun. Hitman's new Escalation Mode tasks you with honing your assassination skills via a series of increasingly difficult challenges. If you're having trouble... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – Microsoft’s Mishandling Dooms Lionhead

    The closure of UK studio Lionhead is unfortunate not only because it means a lot of talented, hard-working developers are out of work, but it also represents Microsoft's failure to properly manage one of its tent-pole first-party studios. The poster child for this is the now-cancelled Fable Legends... More
  • Blog Post: Everything You Need To Know From The Xbox Spring Showcase

    Last week, Microsoft and Xbox held a big event showing off the releases coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 PC over the next few months. From announcements hinting at the future of the Xbox and Windows platforms to hands-on time with Xbox's biggest upcoming games, we had a lot of content come from... More
  • Blog Post: Watch An Enemy React Appropriately To A Glitch In Far Cry Primal

    "Xbox, Record That" is the best thing to come from Kinect, and I put it to good use to capture one of the strangest and most amusing glitches I've seen in a game. I won't spoil what happens in this short clip, but I love that the enemy reacts to the situation like any of us would. That's... More
  • Blog Post: See The New Fighters Of Killer Instinct Season 3 In Action

    Killer Instinct is set to bring a new collection of playable combatants with its upcoming third season, so we decided to check them out as they showed off their best moves and combos. Join Wade and myself as we chat about the new characters of Season 3: Tusk, Kim Wu, Rash, and Arbiter. The fights you... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Us Unleash Time-Manipulation Powers And Affect The Future In Quantum Break

    Quantum Break is the next game from Remedy Entertainment, the studio that has brought us Max Payne and Alan Wake. While we still have a little over a month before it hits Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs, we were able to play through the entire first act to see how the guns feel, how the time-manipulation... More
  • Blog Post: Hands-On With Arbiter And The Other New Characters Of Killer Instinct Season 3

    Following two successful seasons of releases that put the once-lapsed series back on the map, Killer Instinct is ready to move on to a third season. With each new season, Iron Galaxy, the team that took over from Double Helix, has introduced new characters. I recently picked up a controller and played... More
  • Blog Post: See Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2's New Trash Dinosaur (And More)

    Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 releases on Tuesday, February 23, but you can see much of what the game has to offer in the video below. In the video, Jeff Cork and I explore the new hub area as both plant and zombie, take a look at how the new single-player component works, jump online for a match... More
  • Blog Post: The Top 10 Games On Xbox One

    Microsoft broadened the Xbox's focus from being a games machine with the Xbox 360 to an all-in-one entertainment device with the Xbox One. That strategy may not have attracted gamers in the early days of the new-generation transition, and the console continues to recover from those missteps. Even... More
  • Blog Post: Pros And Contracts: Digging Into The Hitman Beta

    The closed beta for the new Hitman game took place over the weekend, and despite the confusing price model, it's shaping up to be an interesting combination of classic Hitman sensibilities and the improved gameplay of more recent titles. Join Andrew Reiner, Jeff Marchiafava, and intern Connor Trinske... More
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