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This is really important if you're getting the game this weekend.
Reviews dropped a few days ago for Splatoon, and the scores were pretty solid for Nintendo’s work-in-progress shooter. I praised the game as the new IP Nintendo has needed for 15 years, while others heralded the gameplay itself (which is also pretty great). Common complaints include the game’s lack of good [...]
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Some changes have to be made here.
I’ve seen something of a Destiny renaissance happening lately. Those who have ditched the game in the past have come back with the release of DLC expansion, The House of Wolves, and have found a much different game than what existed a few weeks or so after launch, or whenever [...]
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They are rewarding PvP better and thus trying to push that aspect because it takes less time to create a new PvP zone than it does to make new PvE content. PvP is much easier to update and keep up to date. PvE suffers. I was excited about destiny for many of the things I read and when I actually got to play found many of those things were not even true. There is no real free roam, your more or less pushed down a path that has been predetermined. I know that I will not be upgrading my destiny game past these 2 DLC's as the game really has lost any luster it had, which was minimal and brain numbing. Running the same daily bounty's and missions over and over once you had run the story to completion is just boring. If they want to keep PvE they need to keep adding new bounties, new zones and new story. I think that's why I keep playing GW2. There is a lot of new content and story every month. What new stuff is their to draw me into destiny? A randomized dungeon? A very short story that's not fleshed out in game? They will keep loosing players over time. The fixes they have implemented are superficial and short sighted. Maybe ill pick the game up in 10 years after their vision is completed unless that left with the original designer?
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My thoughts on Splatoon now that the embargo has lifted.
With multiple early access events and review copies sent out weeks ahead of launch, it’s clear that yet again, Nintendo is very confident in one of their new first party games. But Splatoon is not carrying on some multi-decade long tradition of Mario, Zelda, DK, Kirby or Metroid games, it’s [...]
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Players won't have to wait long to get bans with this new system.
League of Legends is a game on the bleeding edge of curbing player toxicity because frankly, they have to be. Over the years, the game has had a reputation for having an extremely volatile playerbase, which comes with being the most popular game in the world, but also with the [...]
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These games don't feel terribly "Blizzard-like" to me.
It’s been an interesting few years for Blizzard, as at long last, the company seems to be slowly saying goodbye to the genres that made them one of the premiere game developers in the world. Warcraft and Starcraft were both RTS games that shaped the PC gaming era of the ’90s [...]
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Hell yeah
VideoIn the last 20 years, there have been 21 Need for Speed games. EA has just announced the 22nd, and it’s a reboot that ditches all the extra numbers and modifiers. It’s simply 'Need for Speed,' and looks to be a fresh start for this new console generation as the [...]
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All I needed to hear was more like Underground and I was sold on the idea
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The average age of a gamer is 35 and we still need to do stuff like this?
Twitch has clarified their stance on the streaming of “adult” themed games, days before a hugely controversial title is about to be released. Previously, Twitch has gone through on a case by case basis to ban overly “mature” games from being streamed, but now ahead of the launch of Hatred, they’ve updated [...]
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How is this just now being addressed?
Today Gearbox announced that in response to a recent test, they’re upping the drop rate for legendary items in both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. Players will now see a 300% increase in elite drops, and to me, this is a story because I thought I was reading a [...]
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There's a new "Savage Road" trailer to watch.
VideoToday, Warner Bros' upcoming Mad Max game released its next new trailer ahead of an early September release. It’s called “Savage Road,” and was momentarily confusing as I thought the game had acquired a new subtitle that echoed the recent film. But it seems that's just the name of the [...]
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Dorne has been a plague on this show so far this season.
Last week, I opted to skip the debate that ensued after a particularly controversial sequence in which Ramsay Bolton not only rapes his new bride Sansa Stark on their wedding night, but makes Theon Greyjoy watch as he does so. The act set off an explosive chain reaction among fans, some [...]
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Is that a good or a bad thing?
Today marks the launch of another phase of Destiny’s House of Wolves expansion, a new, rotating weekly event called the “Trials of Osiris” that’s meant to be a sort of endgame for PvP. Players will duke it out in a singular arena all weekend in teams of three, where kills [...]
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Why is Rockstar trying to kill a movie where they're most likely the hero?
The BBC has been cooking up “Game Changer” for a while, the working title of a 90-minute drama focusing on Rockstar’s battle with US attorney Jack Thompson over the Grand Theft Auto series. The film has a cast, Bill Paxton will be Thompson, and Daniel Radcliffe is Rockstar President Sam [...]
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I'm Editor-in-Chief of a film/tv/gaming site I founded called Unreality and I'm a video game-focused contributor over at Forbes. I think I'm a part of the first generation of journalists to skip print media entirely. I love all things media, and I'm honored that other people actually seem to want to hear my thoughts on issues in the industry. 
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I once wrote a post about Nicolas Cage's hair that was the 8th most popular article on the internet that day.
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