Assassin's Creed 2017 Delay

Assassin’s Creed is taking 2016 off, which is exactly what the series needs

Assassin’s Creed is taking 2016 off, which is exactly what the series needs

By on February 11, 2016 at 8:10 PM.

Better late than never. On Thursday, Ubisoft confirmed the rumors that the Assassin’s Creed series would be taking a year off for the first time since 2008. It didn’t come as much of a surprise, as rumors of the decision had been circulating for months, but it was  a sigh of relief for fans of the flagging franchise.

If Assassin’s Creed is going to survive the generation, Ubisoft needs to take a step back and re-examine one of its biggest properties. More →

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Oculus Rift PC Requirements

The Oculus Rift PCs you were looking for are finally here

By on February 10, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

The Oculus Rift PCs you were looking for are finally here

Facebook’s Oculus Rift has been available for preorder for weeks, but you should know the virtual reality headset does have some hardware requirements when it comes to the PC that’s supposed to bring all that VR content to your eyes. And your computer might simply not be good enough for what the Oculus Rift needs.

Thankfully, you’ll soon be able to preorder Oculus Rift PC bundles. And if you have preordered your Oculus Rift headset, you’re going to receive a discount on the next PC purchase. More →

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The Division Preview

‘The Division’: Ubisoft’s massive shooter could be the most ambitious game of 2016

‘The Division’: Ubisoft’s massive shooter could be the most ambitious game of 2016

By on February 9, 2016 at 3:30 PM.

The Division is a lot of things. First and foremost, it’s a competent, if unimaginative, third-person shooter. It’s an RPG as well, with plenty of loot to collect and experience to gain and skills to choose from. It also shares a great deal in common with the modern MMO, in that you’re never more than a few button presses away from teaming up with other players online.

This kitchen sink approach has doomed other equally ambitious games, but The Division manages to stay afloat, even underneath the weight of all the adjectives that describe it.

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Review
Unravel Review

Unravel review: If Pixar made a game, it might look something like this

Unravel review: If Pixar made a game, it might look something like this

By on February 8, 2016 at 4:08 PM.

For years, Flower has been the game that I’ve shown friends and family when I want to prove to them that gaming isn’t all about shooting aliens and screaming at strangers over the Internet. Flower is beautiful, tranquil and meaningful, but after all these years, I think a new game has finally taken its place.

That game is Unravel. More →

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Conan Clueless Gamer Doom

Conan plays the new ‘Doom’ on the Super Bowl edition of Clueless Gamer

By on February 5, 2016 at 9:30 PM.

Conan plays the new ‘Doom’ on the Super Bowl edition of Clueless Gamer

Clueless Gamer has become one of Conan O’Brien’s most popular recurring segments, but we’ve been seeing them far less frequently in recent months. Thankfully, when Conan does release a new episode, it’s clear that a lot of effort goes into it, as is the case on this week’s edition of Clueless Gamer, which features two Super Bowl athletes playing Doom with the host.

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Nintendo Smartphone Game Mario Zelda

Nintendo’s second smartphone game will star a ‘very familiar’ character

By on February 3, 2016 at 11:59 AM.

Nintendo’s second smartphone game will star a ‘very familiar’ character

When Nintendo unveiled its first smartphone app last year, gamers were disappointed, to say the least. Rather than port a 2D Mario game to iOS and Android or build a brand new experience around one of its famous characters, Nintendo opted to create a social messaging application called Miitomo.

It wasn’t what fans were expecting, but a new report hints that the next app will be more in line with what the Nintendo faithful would want from the company. More →

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LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The news we’ve been waiting for: ‘LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is happening

By on February 2, 2016 at 4:55 PM.

The news we’ve been waiting for: ‘LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is happening

Waiting two years for Star Wars: Episode VIII to continue the epic story that kicked off in The Force Awakens is going to be tough for fans of the franchise, but at least we have video games to tide us over until then. On Tuesday morning, the landing page for LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens went up on the Xbox Games Store, confirming the game’s existence. More →

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Xbox One Deals

Get an Xbox One with a Kinect sensor for less than $300

By on February 2, 2016 at 4:00 PM.

Get an Xbox One with a Kinect sensor for less than $300

Buying refurbished items is a great way to save money by there are some items that you should never, ever buy refurbished. Thankfully, a video game console is most certainly not one of those items. Refurbished consoles are often simply returns that have been checked out and cleaned up, and they offer a fantastic way to save some serious cash on a console. Here’s a perfect example: a 500GB Xbox One with a Kinect sensor is typically $399.99, but you can save more than $100 buy purchasing a refurbished console right now on Amazon. More →

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Nintendo NX Portable Console 2016

Nintendo expected to launch a new handheld game console this year

By on January 28, 2016 at 10:08 AM.

Nintendo expected to launch a new handheld game console this year

Nintendo is expected to launch a new portable gaming device in 2016, according to a statement from IHS senior principal analyst Hiroshi Hayase on Thursday. This console is expected to be the first of two next-generation devices that will make up the much-rumored NX project. More →

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How To Win At Monopoly Strategy

How to win at Monopoly in the most obnoxious way possible

By on January 27, 2016 at 11:30 PM.

How to win at Monopoly in the most obnoxious way possible

Games of Monopoly can get pretty intense under even the best of circumstances. But how angry would your fellow players get at you if you pursued a completely obnoxious strategy for victory? If you want to find out, then you should check out the delightfully evil tactics posted by Imgur user elpher that are both completely legal under the rules and that will be completely infuriating for any opponents. More →

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Nintendo Smartphone Games 2016

Nintendo believes that smartphone games are going to save the company

By on January 21, 2016 at 4:51 PM.

Nintendo believes that smartphone games are going to save the company

Nintendo has had a rough go of it in recent years. After dominating the previous generation with the crossover hit that was the Wii, Nintendo decided to go out on a limb once again with the Wii U in 2012. Unfortunately, that limb snapped, and the company has been scaling the tree ever since in an attempt to repair its relationship with its fans.

So at the dawn of a new year, how does Nintendo plan to become a powerhouse once again? More →

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Star Wars Battlefront 3 Prototype Leak

Years after cancellation, ‘Star Wars Battlefront III’ finally leaks in playable form

Years after cancellation, ‘Star Wars Battlefront III’ finally leaks in playable form

By on January 21, 2016 at 1:48 PM.

After years of anticipation, we finally got a next-generation sequel to Star Wars Battlefront last fall. It was easy on the eyes, chock full of Star Wars nostalgia and just as chaotic as its predecessors, but it lacked many of the elements that made the original series a classic. It just wasn’t quite the Battlefront that fans of the series wanted. More →

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