Brian Allen has been covering entertainment online and in print for over a decade. He lives in Cedar Hill, Texas with his wife and three kids. Follow him on Twitter @GameDropping.

Kickstarter’s The Great Debate makes arguing fun

Arguing is a basic human survival trait. We can go for hours about where to eat or not to eat. Don’t let the debate turn to matters such as politics, religion or which Star Trek captain was best. Wait, actually let’s talk about all those things. The Great Debate is a board game project currently more »

Xbox Live’s December Games with Gold revealed

Games with Gold is giving the Christmas gifts early, as Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners will have three new free titles to enjoy in December.  Xbox One owners can engage in tiny combat with Worms: Battlegrounds. The power of the Xbox One allows for the biggest Worms game yet. There are more worms, more more »

Get Xbox Live Black Friday Deals without leaving your house

Do you really want to engage in the full scale mortal combat that is Black Friday? Microsoft has unveiled a bunch that ensure you don’t have to. There’s a massive sale on games for both the Xbox One and Xbox 360. I prefer discs, but I don’t like getting trampled by angry mobs in search more »

Partying with Gearbox at the Tales from the Borderlands release

Tales from the Borderlands is unlike anything Gearbox has worked on before, so they planned a unique event to kick it off. The game’s first episode, Zero Sum, debuted at the Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson, TX. A full theater viewed the episode, as did thousands of followers of Nerdist’s Twitch channel. The head Nerdist himself, more »

Dark Souls 2 compilation heading to PlayStation 4, Xbox One

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners will get to hurl their controllers in frustration as Dark Souls 2 arrives in 2015 with the Scholar of the First Sin edition. Namco Bandai announced the new version will include the Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King, and Crown of the Ivory DLCs and more »

Crusader Kings II has much-needed tutorial mode now

I’m a typical Steam user, in that I have purchased countless games I’ve barely had to time to play. One of them is Crusader Kings II, an addictive grand strategy game with several RPG elements. In this game, you take the role of a medieval ruler trying to set up a powerful dynasty. Since the more »

Sunset Overdrive free for Xbox Live subscribers for 24 hours Nov. 22

Xbox One is celebrating its first birthday in style, and will allow players to download a brand new release and play it for free for 24 hours. Sunset Overdrive, the open-world game from Insomniac, will be free to download starting at 12:01 a.m. ET Nov. 22 and remain free until Sunday. Sunset Overdrive takes place more »

Xbox Live update for the week of Nov.18: Best Games Ever!

This is the week we’ve been gaming for. Nov. 18 features the biggest games of 2014, and there’s something for everyone. If you have ever wanted to liberate a country, run a criminal empire, face down dragons or defeat John Cena, the marketplace has you covered. places you in the shoes of Ajay Ghale, the more »

Xbox Live having cloud-related issues

For the second time in gaming’s biggest month, Xbox Live has cracked under the pressure. The service went out Nov. 5, two days after Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare released.  November 18 was the biggest release week of the year, including the likes of Grand Theft Auto V, Dragon Age Inquisition and Far Cry 4. more »

WWE 2K15 matches have a Monday Night Raw pace, and that’s great

WWE 2K15 goes more simulation than arcade, and I love the change. In previous installments, it wasn’t uncommon to see somebody really good at the pin meter kickout of 3-4 finishing moves. That’s exactly the sort of thing that happens on pay-per-views, but it doesn’t happen on Monday Night Raw, or during every single match. more »

Current gen WWE 2K15 is missing a whole bunch of modes

The first couple of years after a console launch can be a confusing time. Current gen versions sometimes offer a wealth of features not available on last gen systems. But early reports indicate WWE 2K15 is not one of those cases. In fact, iDigitalTimes lists more than 40 modes that reportedly appear on Xbox 360 more »

Chief Concerns: Is the Halo Master Chief Collection broken?

New consoles are experiencing the same old problems with major releases featuring online play. Halo Master Chief Collection is the crown jewel of Microsoft’s holiday Xbox One offerings. Right now players are reporting serious issues with matchmaking. Developer 343 Industries has tweeted that it is working around the clock to fix these problems.  The most more »