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  • Blog Post: Showing Off Overwatch's New Progression System

    With the new patch today, Overwatch's closed beta gets a new game mode, tons of balance changes and fixes , and a brand new progression system with loot boxes. The progression system makes a lot of sense since Overwatch is a traditional retail title and it seems fairly easy to get gobs of cosmetic... More
  • Blog Post: 2015 Shooter of the Year Awards

    The past year was an interesting one for shooters. With games like Star Wars Battlefront, Evolve, and Rainbow Six Siege skipping campaigns altogether, fans of single-player experiences had slim pickings. That said, the online space got more interesting as Destiny cleaned up problems from the game's... More
  • Blog Post: You Are Being Watched: The Terrifying Paranoia of Rainbow Six Siege

    I crouch in a dark corner of the parlor. My teammates are restless. They should be. A few minutes ago a camera on wheels rolled into our little hideout and saw each and every one of us, as well as the hostage we're guarding. We've erected steel walls, placed explosive traps all along the perimeter... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Devil's Third

    Devil's Third was released in North America on December 11, despite some rumors earlier this year that Nintendo was thinking twice about its support of the title. The Wii U exclusive comes from the minds at Valhalla Game Studios, including Tomonobu Itagaki (of Ninja Gaiden fame). We're playing... More
  • Blog Post: Supermassive Talks The Thrills Of Until Dawn: Rush Of Blood

    Virtual reality’s ability to immerse players is unparalleled, and Supermassive Games plans on taking full advantage of that with its upcoming thrill ride Until Dawn: Rush of Blood. The VR game, which is set in the Until Dawn universe, delivers a decidedly different experience than the studio’s... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Us Play Five Hours Of Halo 5: Guardians

    Update: Our Halo 5 stream has concluded. Thanks for tuning in, and check out the archived stream below! Original story: As you can tell from our early Halo 5 impressions, the game is a worthwhile new entry for the series . But you don’t have to take our word for it. Now that the game is out, you... More
  • Blog Post: Here Are All Of The Multiplayer Specialists You’ll Be Playing As In Black Ops III

    Treyarch is shifting the formula for Call of Duty’s multiplayer component with Black Ops III. In addition to taking a further leap into the future with its setting and technology, as well as introducing swimming into the formula, players no longer take control of nameless soldiers. Instead, you... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Our Day-Long Destiny: The Taken King Live Stream

    Update: The stream has concluded, and you can catch the archive right here on our YouTube channel! Original Story: Bungie's third expansion to Destiny is out now and we are live streaming the whole day to celebrate. Editor-in-Chief Andy McNamara – one of GI's biggest Destiny fans –... More
  • Blog Post: Bungie's Endgame: Destiny's Raid Philosophy And The Scope Of King's Fall

    Aside from the fact that King's Fall will be Destiny's biggest and most complex raid to date, Bungie has been reluctant to talk about it. The studio hopes for King's Fall to be a complete surprise for players when they first dive into it in September, but we managed to wrangle up an interview... More
  • Blog Post: Head Of The Class: Destiny's New Subclasses And Abandoned Fourth Class

    Destiny players have been eagerly awaiting a third subclass for their Guardians for a long time. The Taken King expansion looks to deliver big with the new Stormcaller, Sunbreaker, and Nightstalker subclasses that should help Guardians tear through Oryx's forces. You might be comfortable with your... More
  • Blog Post: We Analyze Destiny: The Taken King’s Eight New Crucible Maps

    Destiny’s Crucible has always given players the opportunity to visit new and exotic locations within Bungie’s universe, and the upcoming Taken King expansion will add eight new stamps to players’ virtual passports. While Bungie used to design maps to cater to a particular game mode... More
  • Blog Post: Meet The MLB Player Who Helped Envision Deus Ex’s Future

    Anyone can dream about the future. Interstellar space ships, laser swords, and alien races are a staple of science fiction, but it takes a lot of diligent research to craft a future that could actually come to pass. When Eidos-Montreal rebooted the Deus Ex series in 2011, it wanted to build a world that... More
  • Blog Post: E3 2015 Wishlist: What We Want From Gears Of War

    With the events of Gears of War 3, players received closure to the story of Marcus and Dom. Following the prequel entry, Gears of War: Judgment, Epic Games detached itself from the series and sold the IP rights to Microsoft, who handed the franchise to a new studio full of veterans of both the series... More
  • Blog Post: Five Tips For Dominating Splatoon’s Turf War Mode

    With Splatoon now released, players are taking to the online multiplayer in an attempt to spread their ink everywhere. In turf war, you’re aiming to cover the map with as much of your ink as possible within the three-minute time limit. It’s a fast mode that requires you to go more off instincts... More
  • Blog Post: Five Shooters That Don't Rely On Bullets

    Splatoon launches this week, and it's a colorful take on a familiar genre. In the game, players paint the floor to gain points and attack other players in a shooter setting. It's a strange premise, but it's not the first in the genre to shy away from typical ammunition. Here are five games... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – Now Is The Best Time To Get (Back) Into Destiny

    Since its launch in September of last year, Destiny has become one of the most polarizing experiences in gaming. Whether it’s due to the fact that the people who do love it do so passionately or unapologetically, or simply the fact that it wasn’t the type of shooter they thought it would... More
  • Blog Post: Treyarch Talks Designing Black Ops III And What An Extra Year Does For Call Of Duty

    The Call of Duty franchise is often criticized for its iterative nature. With Black Ops III, Treyarch is hoping to address those complaints through a bevy of new additions to the gameplay. From the MOBA-inspired Specialists to the Titanfall-like movement mechanics, Black Ops III has ambitions to deliver... More
  • Blog Post: How The Original Deus Ex Changed The Face Of Gaming

    In the early ‘90s, id Software flipped the gaming industry on its side when it popularized the first-person shooter with Doom and Wolfenstein 3D. Now shooters are one of the most common video game genres on the market, delivering everything from high-intensity shootouts like Call of Duty to thought... More
  • Blog Post: Eight Monsters That Need To Find A Way Into Evolve

    Turtle Rock's multiplayer monster-hunting shooter releases tomorrow, but the game only comes packed with three monsters. That's great for the first few months, but fans are eventually going to want to start hunting some more exotic game. Here's our list of dream monsters we'd like to... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Geist

    Geist is actually an old German word for a spirit or ghost that enjoys haunting paint cans and dumb carnival games, so we took the old Nintendo GameCube game of the same name for a spin to see if the shoe fit. Join Dan Tack, Andrew Reiner, Jeff Cork, and myself as we discover the great campy vibe of... More
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