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Sunset Overdrive Review

Sunset Overdrive review: Amped up

Sunset Overdrive review: Amped up

By on October 27, 2014 at 3:01 AM.

Sunset Overdrive is the explosive amalgamation of everything Insomniac Games has ever created. There are trace elements of each of the team’s previous games: the colorful, cartoony world of Spyro the Dragon; the diverse weaponry of Ratchet & Clank; even the world-ending infection storyline of Resistance: Fall of Man.

Although Sunset Overdrive wears its influences on its sleeve, it manages to form its own identity, thanks in large part to one of the most peculiar stories in Insomniac’s canon.

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Super Smash Bros. For Wii U

10 awesome new things you need to know about Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

10 awesome new things you need to know about Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

By on October 26, 2014 at 10:30 AM.

There are plenty of huge game releases still to come before the end of the year, but for Nintendo fans, one game stands out above the rest: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The Smash Bros. series has come to define Nintendo’s consoles in recent generations, stirring up as much excitement as any other popular series on the market. With less than a month until the game’s launch, there was still plenty we didn’t know, but on Thursday afternoon, Nintendo finally revealed everything we’d need to know about Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. More →

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Preview
Until Dawn Preview

Until Dawn brings hokey teen horror to the PlayStation 4

By on October 25, 2014 at 11:45 AM.

Until Dawn brings hokey teen horror to the PlayStation 4

I only jumped once.

Honestly, just once while I played through a demo of Until Dawn, the first major title from developer Supermassive Games. Until Dawn is less psychological thriller and more schlocky horror, but there isn’t nearly enough of that on the home consoles. Alien: Isolation, The Evil Within, Daylight — there are plenty of survival horror games that take themselves seriously, some more effectively than others. It’s about time we had a wacky offshoot. More →

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10 Most Wanted Games

The 10 most wanted games on every console this holiday season

By on October 22, 2014 at 5:15 PM.

The 10 most wanted games on every console this holiday season

We’ve been talking about it incessantly, but the holiday gaming season is finally upon us. Destiny has been out for over a month, Bayonetta 2 launches on Friday and Sunset Overdrive hits store shelves next week. Despite a few notable delays, there are still plenty of huge releases ahead of us, but which are receiving the most attention? More →

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Top 10 Most Disappointing Video Games

The most disappointing video games of all-time, according to Redditors

By on October 22, 2014 at 4:47 PM.

The most disappointing video games of all-time, according to Redditors

There is no feeling like when a highly anticipated game completely disappoints after it’s released. Months or even years of buildup can lead to a game that’s such a waste of time that you may end up selling your console because of it. Reddit users have sounded off on their most disappointing games ever and while there are few surprises, the reasons for their disappointment are nonetheless interesting.

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Xbox One November Update

November update brings a few great new features to the Xbox One

By on October 21, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

November update brings a few great new features to the Xbox One

Microsoft announced on Monday that the November system update had begun rolling out to members of the Xbox One update preview program. The November update is another set of relatively minor improvements and additions, but brings one highly anticipated feature to the console that was hinted at earlier this month: custom backgrounds. More →

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Disney Fantasia Music Evolved Review

‘Fantasia: Music Evolved’ review: New groove

‘Fantasia: Music Evolved’ review: New groove

By on October 21, 2014 at 4:08 PM.

Releasing an original rhythm game in 2014 is a bold move; the age of the plastic peripheral has passed, and rhythm games are reliant on either controllers or cameras to work. Developers have to understand and account for the limitations of those accessories, but rather than concede to the shifting sands, Harmonix took the evolution of the genre in stride with Dance Central, its third consecutive hit series and the first to prominently feature the Kinect.

Now the team faces the challenge of moving into the new generation with a fresh, licensed property. So how did it fare? More →

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Call Of Duty Advanced Warfare Launch Trailer

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare launch trailer is a highlight reel of destruction

By on October 20, 2014 at 12:21 PM.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare launch trailer is a highlight reel of destruction

Over the weekend, Activision released the launch trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, one of the most anticipated titles of the holiday season. With just two weeks left until launch, there’s not much else to say about the latest entry in the Call of Duty series that hasn’t already been said. After half a decade of domination during the last generation, Activision has handed the reins over to a new studio in 2014 and its shaping up to be the biggest departure the franchise has ever seen. More →

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PS4 Xbox One Sales

PS4’s impressive lead in the console market stretches to 9 consecutive months

By on October 17, 2014 at 7:05 PM.

PS4’s impressive lead in the console market stretches to 9 consecutive months

Despite some early indications that Microsoft might have finally found a way to combat the sales chart tyranny of the PlayStation 4, the latest numbers from the NPD Group say otherwise. In an email correspondence on Thursday afternoon, Sony confirmed that the PS4 had achieved nine straight months of chart-topping success, tripling August’s sales figures. More →

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PlayStation TV Review

PlayStation TV review: The most promising set-top box on the market

PlayStation TV review: The most promising set-top box on the market

By on October 17, 2014 at 2:20 PM.

At first blush, Sony’s new PlayStation TV doesn’t make much sense. It’s a standalone console, but it has been built on the back of an existing platform. It uses a controller, but not the most recent one. It connects to your TV, but it doesn’t have any internal storage. The PlayStation TV is at odds with itself. After spending a few hours with it at home, I still haven’t found a compelling reason to use it over any of my other PlayStation branded devices. Given time, PS TV could be a major competitor in the set-top box market, but right now, it’s the cheapest console available for one very good reason — it just doesn’t work that well. More →

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PS4 System Update 2.00

Sony previews the biggest PS4 update yet

By on October 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM.

Sony previews the biggest PS4 update yet

As we’ve discussed repeatedly over the past several months, the PlayStation 4 has been lagging behind the Xbox One in a major way when it comes to software updates. Microsoft’s monthly updates have given Xbox One owners a lot to look forward to while PS4 owners wait patiently for Sony catch up. It’s taken a bit longer than I would have liked, but the PlayStation team plans to take care of all the PS4’s issues in one fell swoop with system software 2.00. More →

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Xbox One Assassin's Creed Bundle

The latest Xbox One bundle contains two free Assassin’s Creed games

By on October 15, 2014 at 7:25 PM.

The latest Xbox One bundle contains two free Assassin’s Creed games

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it had partnered with Ubisoft in order to bring two new Xbox One bundles to market this holiday season. The Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Bundle will contain free digital downloads of both the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Unity and last year’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag for $399. There will also be a $499 bundle which will include a Kinect. Both bundles will be available worldwide on November 2nd, but Unity won’t be playable until its release on November 14th. More →

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