Uncharted 4 Review

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End review: Blurring the lines between game and film

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End review: Blurring the lines between game and film

By on May 5, 2016 at 9:30 AM.

This isn’t how I wanted to begin this review, but I think it’s important to get it out of the way as quickly as possible: the Uncharted series has never done much for me.

I’ve been in awe of the visuals and appreciated the storytelling chops of the writers, but the action on screen was so often at odds with the plot that I could never really find a foothold into the world that Naughty Dog had created.

Although it has its fair share of contradictions as well, Uncharted 4 is the first game in the series that has really hooked me, and now I’m finally starting to see what I imagine everyone else saw when Uncharted hit the PS3 in 2007.

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Chronicles of Elyria

In this MMO, your character actually ages and dies

In this MMO, your character actually ages and dies

By on May 4, 2016 at 9:15 PM.

Realism versus fun is a very difficult balance for a game developer to strike. As technology improves, gamers want to see lifelike environments, impressive physics engines and animations on par with the best that Pixar has to offer.

But they also want to be able to get shot 700 times over the course of a 6 hour campaign and somehow only die two or three times. It’s a dilemma, to say the least, which is why we often don’t feel the stakes of the story.

So what’s one surefire way to get players to make the most of their decisions in a game? Give them a death sentence.

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Vans Nintendo Collection

Nintendo and Vans teamed up to make the video game shoes of your dreams

By on May 4, 2016 at 7:45 PM.

Nintendo and Vans teamed up to make the video game shoes of your dreams

Some things just go well together. Peanut butter and chocolate, the internet and hateful comments from anonymous strangers, Nintendo and hip shoes… wait, what was that one about Nintendo?

According to shoe blog Sole Collector, German shoe retailer 43einhalb has let slip that Vans and Nintendo will be collaborating this summer for a line of Nintendo-themed sneakers featuring some of the company’s famous characters.

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Xbox E3 2016 Schedule

Xbox E3 2016 plans have been revealed – here’s everything you need to know

Xbox E3 2016 plans have been revealed – here’s everything you need to know

By on May 4, 2016 at 9:30 AM.

We’re still well over a month away from E3 2016, but Microsoft decided to announce its plans for the show even earlier this year. Neither Sony nor Nintendo have confirmed anything for E3 yet, but on Tuesday, Microsoft revealed that its Xbox E3 2016 Briefing would once again take place on Monday, June 13th at 9:30 a.m. PDT at the Galen Center in downtown Los Angeles.

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Dishonored 2 Release Date

‘Dishonored 2’ will come to PS4, Xbox One and PC on November 11th

By on May 3, 2016 at 1:37 PM.

‘Dishonored 2’ will come to PS4, Xbox One and PC on November 11th

One of the most celebrated games of the last generation is getting a sequel, and now we know its release date. Bethesda announced on Tuesday that Dishonored 2 would finally be making its way to store shelves on November 11th, a little over four years after the first game released in 2012.

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Release Date

Watch the first trailer for ‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare,’ coming November 4th

By on May 2, 2016 at 8:48 AM.

Watch the first trailer for ‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare,’ coming November 4th

After a few nearly irrefutable leaks spoiled the surprise last week, Activision finally unveiled Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare on Monday morning. Developed by Infinity Ward, the new game “returns to the roots of the franchise where large-scale war and cinematic, immersive military storytelling take center stage.” More →

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Battlefield 5 World Premiere Event

‘Battlefield 5’ world premiere event scheduled for May 6th – here’s what we know

By on April 29, 2016 at 6:23 PM.

‘Battlefield 5’ world premiere event scheduled for May 6th – here’s what we know

Just days after several surprisingly plausible Call of Duty leaks slipped through the cracks, EA announced that it would hold an official world premiere event for the next Battlefield game on May 6th at 4 p.m. ET.

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Xbox One New Hardware E3 2016

New report sheds light on Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One hardware updates

By on April 28, 2016 at 10:01 PM.

New report sheds light on Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One hardware updates

Following countless rumors of an upgraded Xbox One console set to be introduced later this year, a new report from Thurrott is the latest to lend credence to the idea. According to the report, inside sources say that Microsoft will bring both a new Xbox One console and a new standard controller to E3 2016 in June.

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5 Games Impossible To Beat

5 games that were never finished and are now impossible to beat

By on April 28, 2016 at 5:23 PM.

5 games that were never finished and are now impossible to beat

Some games require a great deal of effort to complete. Whether its their length, their difficulty or their complexity, games like Dark Souls, Spelunky and Dota 2 are best known for driving players crazy as they attempt to fight their way through increasingly lopsided battles, find every potential pitfall and learn the best matchups.

But some games can’t be beat simply because the developers never finished them.

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AirConsole Multiplayer Games

AirConsole turns your browser into a game console and your phone into a controller

By on April 28, 2016 at 3:37 PM.

AirConsole turns your browser into a game console and your phone into a controller

It’s a shame that video game consoles have grown so large that carrying them to a friend’s house no longer feels like a reasonable option. You’re not going to throw your Xbox One in a backpack the way you did with your Nintendo 64 or PS1 20 years ago, which makes local multiplayer even more obsolete than it already was.

Thankfully, with AirConsole, all you need is a computer and a smartphone — two things nearly everyone carries around — to jump into a multiplayer game.

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Minecraft Gear VR Release Date

You can now play Minecraft in virtual reality

By on April 27, 2016 at 3:37 PM.

You can now play Minecraft in virtual reality

If there’s one game that everyone has been dying to see make the transition to virtual reality, it’s Minecraft. With its infinite, procedural generated worlds, it could be one of the first VR games with the ability to complete immerse players from the minute they put on their headsets — and now it’s finally available on the Gear VR.

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Call of Duty Infinite Warfare Reveal

Next ‘Call of Duty’ game gets revealed next week – here’s what we know so far

By on April 27, 2016 at 10:38 AM.

Next ‘Call of Duty’ game gets revealed next week – here’s what we know so far

Let’s start with the obvious: there will be a new Call of Duty this fall. Until everyone on the planet stops picking up the latest version of Activision’s incredibly popular first-person shooter, we’re going to keep seeing new entries year in and year out. And now we might know the name of 2016’s entry. More →

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