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  • Blog Post: 2014's Upcoming Xbox One Games

    Sure, streaming, television, and video recording are great features to have in a console platform. They aren’t what gets you to open your wallet and bring home an expensive piece of gaming hardware. We’ve heard your pleas. You want games. That’s why we’ve put together a quick... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Project Spark

    We're still working on our Project Spark review , but in the meantime, you can take a look at some of our own creations and the creations of others. Join myself and Andrew Reiner as I show off my shallow attempt at recreating a Crash Bandicoot level and we take a look at what is happening in Project... More
  • Blog Post: Eight Tips For Building A Contender In NBA 2K15’s MyGM Mode

    Landing a big three and putting your franchise on autopilot isn't going to yield the results you're looking for in NBA 2K15's MyGM mode. With scouting, training, finances, and contract extensions to worry about, even heavy simmers have several plates they must keep spinning to drive their... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – Trouble In Transition To New-Gen

    The future of video gaming did not start the moment that the new-generation systems came out. The systems have had their launch problems, and even a year in there are still some promised features that have yet to appear. Hardware isn't alone. A few recent games' SNAFUs – from both the new... 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 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: Five Things Still Missing In Madden's Connected Franchise

    Over the past couple years EA Tiburon has gotten its franchise mode on the right track with Connected Franchise. With an informative news hub, social media chatter, an RPG-style upgrade system, and improved scouting, Connected Franchise is a great foundation for the series. That said, it still has some... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die

    Swery's latest game is a bizarre detective romp, but what would you expect from the mind behind Deadly Premonition? Join Kyle, Reiner, and myself as we check out the opening of D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die. Could we have another cult hit on our hands? Watch this episode of Test Chamber to see for... More
  • Blog Post: From First To Last – Comparing More Developers’ Early Work To Later Work

    Recently, we took a look at a handful of highly successful developers and how their games have changed over the years by comparing their first title, to their most recent title. We’re looking at a few more developers to track their progress over their professional lifespan. Sucker Punch –... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox One's Indie Exclusives List

    While Sony got out to an early lead in recruiting indies to PS4, Microsoft has recently closed the gap with the success of its ID@Xbox self-publishing initiative. It's scored some big gets with Capy's Below and Playdead's Inside, among others. The Xbox One list of of home console exclusive... More
  • Blog Post: Exploring The Concept Art Of Assassin's Creed Unity

    Establishing the themes and mood for games in concept art is essential. These ideas often give birth to even more creative implementations. Assassin's Creed Unity is no different. The French Revolution drove much of its initial art and introduced some of the important conflicts the writers wanted... More
  • Blog Post: From First To Last – Comparing Developers’ Early Work To Later Work

    Development studios, even highly successful ones, like to change things. As the old adage goes (I assume), if it ain’t broke, try something different to see if that also works. Studios like Naughty Dog may have made a name for themselves with a jumping cartoon bandicoot named Crash, but that doesn’t... More
  • Blog Post: Why Smite Is A Huge Score For Xbox

    At Gamescom 2014 it was announced that Hi-Rez Studios’ free-to-play third-person MOBA Smite would be coming to Xbox One . It was revealed alongside a smattering of other excellent titles, but it may be the most significant of the batch. Why? Consoles need a MOBA, and while there have been attempts... More
  • Blog Post: Which Controller Is The Loudest? Sounding Off On Controller Noise

    Recently, while making my way through Infamous Second Son as the rest of my household was asleep, I could distinctly hear my controller echoing through the house. It wasn't from the speaker built into the controller I always forget is there that periodically emits noise to remind you of its existence... More
  • Blog Post: Five Guest Wrestlers That Deserve A Spot On The WWE 2K15 Roster

    This weekend, 2K revealed the roster for WWE 2K15 . It was disappointingly full of real professional wrestlers. Fighting games have guests all the time. The Soul Calibur series has seen guest fighters as diverse as Link and Darth Vader. Even the recent EA Sports UFC game featured Bruce Lee as a playable... More
  • Blog Post: The Man Behind Assassin's Creed Unity's Arno Dorian On Comedy And Motion-Capture Make-Outs

    Dan Jeannotte has a history of doing radio voice-over work, improvisational comedy, and even some small parts for other Ubisoft video games. But taking on the role of Arno Victor Dorian for Assassin's Creed Unity, of whom he provides the motion-capture and voice performance, is a big step up for... More
  • Blog Post: Watching E.T. Excavation Documentary Atari: Game Over's Rough Cut

    As part of its Comic Con festivities, Microsoft offered a screening of the upcoming documentary Atari: Game Over . What was shown was described as a rough cut, and director Zak Penn was on hand to clarify as much before starting the film. Atari: Game Over is part of Microsoft’s Xbox Entertainment... More
  • Blog Post: Submit Your Questions For Our Battleborn Podcast

    One look at our Battleborn hub and you'll see the deluge of exclusive written and video pieces we've been offering up for you all month long . Now we want to turn things around and mine your brains for questions to ask some of the developers behind Gearbox's colorful new shooter when we chat... More
  • Blog Post: The New Identity Of The Xbox One

    Microsoft and its Xbox One have gone through a number of changes since the system was revealed in May of last year. From dropping Kinect and changing leadership, to recently shutting down its TV production plans and a report of cuts for its European staff, the console is being redefined seemingly every... More
  • Blog Post: Meet Battleborn's Thorn, Montana, & Reyna

    This week we're taking a look at just a few of the unique playable characters in Gearbox's new cooperative and competitive shooter, Battleborn. On Monday, we revealed the newcomer-friendly space marine, Oscar Mike; the poison-kunai wielding mushroom healer, Miko; and the floating, telekinetic... More
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