Conan Clueless Gamer Fallout 4 Video

Watch Conan’s sexual frustration boil over while playing ‘Fallout 4’

By on November 10, 2015 at 9:45 AM.

Watch Conan’s sexual frustration boil over while playing ‘Fallout 4’

Anyone who’s ever watch one of Conan O’Brien’s “Clueless Gamer” segments knows that he often spends a lot of time trying to pick up female non-player characters in the game. While he successfully scored during his time playing The Witcher 3 earlier this year, his time playing Fallout 4 this week was a much more sexually frustrating (although still highly entertaining) affair. More →

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Nintendo SNES Play Station

Rare Nintendo ‘PlayStation’ prototype exists, and can still play games

By on November 9, 2015 at 6:45 PM.

Rare Nintendo ‘PlayStation’ prototype exists, and can still play games

In what is likely one the most obscure and fascinating stories in video game history, Sony back in 1988 signed off on a deal whereby it would provide Nintendo with CD-ROM drives for the SNES. The thinking at the time was that the SNES, in addition to being able to play standard cartridges, would also be able to run disc-based games via Sony’s CD-ROM technology.

Ultimately, a contract dispute over money and various licensing issues killed the partnership, but not before 200 prototype units of the hybrid device, dubbed the “PlayStation” or “Super Disc”, were manufactured. This past July, a Reddit user posted a rare photo of the device after discovering it in his dad’s possession. Naturally, many commenters were quick to call it a fake.

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Fallout 4 Review Roundup Bethesda

‘Fallout 4’ review roundup: A brilliant but familiarly buggy game

By on November 9, 2015 at 9:20 AM.

‘Fallout 4’ review roundup: A brilliant but familiarly buggy game

Did you love everything about Fallout 3? If so, you’re in luck because the reviews are in and they generally agree that Fallout 4 is very similar to its predecessor. Even though the game was in development for seven years, it seems developer Bethesda took an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach to the latest game in the series. Below we’ll recap some of the early reviews of the game, which almost uniformly praise it as one of the year’s best games despite (or because of?) its similarities to Fallout 3. More →

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Fallout 4 Graphics Animations Analysis

Leaks have prepared me to be disappointed by ‘Fallout 4’

By on November 5, 2015 at 6:20 PM.

Leaks have prepared me to be disappointed by ‘Fallout 4’

I still remember how insanely excited I was the day Bethesda announced Fallout 4. In fact, I distinctly remember posting the video for the first trailer on several Facebook friends’ walls with the caption, “EEEEEEEEEEEEEE!” After the latest leaks of in-game footage, however, I’m lowering my expectations and am prepared for disappointment. More →

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PS4 Free Game Sam's Club Deal

Leak reveals Sam’s Club to offer $299 PS4 bundle for one day only next week

By on November 2, 2015 at 5:35 PM.

Leak reveals Sam’s Club to offer $299 PS4 bundle for one day only next week

If you’re desperate to pick up a PS4 this holiday before all of the big game releases start dropping, you might not have to wait until Black Friday after all. On Sunday, a Sam’s Club employee took to the Cheap Ass Gamer forums to share a leaked flyer for a promotion that would give customers the chance to pick up a PS4 bundle with a free game for $299. More →

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Nintendo Mobile Game Miitomo

After seeing Nintendo’s first smartphone game, I’ve lost all faith

By on October 29, 2015 at 9:28 AM.

After seeing Nintendo’s first smartphone game, I’ve lost all faith

Where did it all go wrong?

I spent years arguing that Nintendo would never sully itself with half-hearted attempts to infiltrate the mobile gaming ecosystem, but earlier this year, I was proven wrong when former CEO Satoru Iwata revealed that the company was partnering with games publisher DeNA to bring its popular IP to smartphones and tablets. More →

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Xbox One vs. PS4: This holiday season is Microsoft’s best shot at beating Sony

Xbox One vs. PS4: This holiday season is Microsoft’s best shot at beating Sony

By on October 28, 2015 at 12:20 PM.

Remember back in 2012 when we were all talking about the death of the home video game console? Back when we said that mobile devices and cloud-based services would take over for archaic boxes under our televisions and the outdated discs we put inside of them? We were all very, very wrong.

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PlayStation Paris Games Week Live Stream

Watch Sony’s PS4 press conference live from Paris Games Week at 1:00 p.m. ET

By on October 27, 2015 at 12:40 PM.

Watch Sony’s PS4 press conference live from Paris Games Week at 1:00 p.m. ET

When it comes to first-party games, this is going to be one of Sony’s slowest holiday seasons in years. Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection was the last true triple-A exclusive of the year, and with Uncharted 4 delayed until early 2016, PS4 owners are going to have to depend on a collection of solid third-party titles to keep them occupied through the winter. More →

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Assassin's Creed Rope Launcher

Man invents ‘Assassin’s Creed’-style rope launcher, uses it to scale walls

By on October 26, 2015 at 12:25 PM.

Man invents ‘Assassin’s Creed’-style rope launcher, uses it to scale walls

The Assassins Creed video game franchise has been around for about 8 years now and shows no signs of slowing down. Just a few days ago, the ninth major release of the franchise — Assassin’s Creed Syndicate — was released to favorable reviews.

One of the more interesting and cooler additions to the game is that assassin Jacob Frye now has a new weapon at his disposal — a handy and useful wrist-mounted rope launcher that can be used to cross streets (like a zipline) or quickly ascend to the top of buildings.

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Halo 5: Guardians Review

Halo 5: Guardians review: Combat re-evolved

Halo 5: Guardians review: Combat re-evolved

By on October 26, 2015 at 3:01 AM.

There has never been more pressure on an entry in the Halo series than there is on Halo 5: Guardians. Of course, that won’t factor directly into the review, but the story around the game is nearly as important as the story within the game — Microsoft is looking to catch up with Sony, and Halo 5 is going to be the key to upping Xbox One sales this holiday season.

The reason this context is important is because, in many ways, Halo 5 is the biggest game the series has ever seen. But not always in the ways you’d expect. More →

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Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Video

Watch us play Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer live on Xbox One at 7:30 p.m. ET

Watch us play Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer live on Xbox One at 7:30 p.m. ET

By on October 22, 2015 at 7:25 PM.

The day one patch for Halo 5: Guardians hit the Xbox One today at 12:00 pm ET, and in celebration, I’m going to live stream a few matches of Arena (and Warzone, if I can find enough people on the servers to play with). More →

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Assassin's Creed Syndicate Impressions Video

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is winning me over by eliminating the hassle of the open world

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is winning me over by eliminating the hassle of the open world

By on October 22, 2015 at 7:00 AM.

I’ve never cared much for Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed series. I distinctly remember the first time I got my hands on the original Assassin’s Creed — it was clunky, tedious and undeniably ambitious, but I just didn’t have fun playing it.

I’ve given other entries in the series a chance since then, but none have kept me invested for longer than a few missions. I got nothing out of Unity, Revelations didn’t really do anything for me and even Rogue, which I stuck with longer than any other Assassin’s Creed game since ACII, couldn’t keep me engaged for more than a few hours.

So you can see why I wouldn’t have much faith in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. More →

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