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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.

NBA Live 15 is playable, so that’s something

NBA Live 15 reviews are hitting and suggest the embattled basketball series may be turning a corner. To see just how low expectations have fallen, Polygon’s review mentions in bold letters that “nothing is broken.” Don’t laugh. NBA Live 14 was the first new installment in the series since NBA Live 10 in 2009. EA cleared more »

The Evil Within Review: A ride on the crazy train

The Evil Within Price: $59.99 System(s): Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 Release Date: Oct.14, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Bethesda Softworks (Tango) ESRB Rating: “M for Mature” for blood, gore, intense violence October is the month in which we work overtime to scare ourselves and others. Shinji Mikami, the creator of Resident Evil, has more »

Titanfall adds four-player co-op mode Frontier Defense

Titanfall is the most fun game I own that I don’t touch for weeks on end. The lack of a campaign and total focus on multiplayer left a little something to be desired. But Respawn is still adding game modes, the latest being its answer to Horde Mode. Frontier Defense pits four players against increasingly more »

ESL to host $50,000 Halo: The Master Chief Collection launch tournament

It will be time to finish the fight all over again when Halo: The Master Chief Collection releases Nov. 11 on Xbox One. ESL will support the title with a full slate of competitive play, starting with a huge $50,000 event to celebrate the launch. Eight teams will fight through a double elimination bracket Nov. more »

Evolve ready to go wild in its big alpha

Turtle Rock revolutionized co-op gaming fun with Left 4 Dead. They’re poised to do it again with Evolve, a game that will cast four players as a team hunting a monster and a fifth player as the creature itself. Just let your mind explore all the delicious possibilities. Evolve is almost ready for players to more »

John Cena recites Dylan Thomas in WWE 2K15 “Rage” trailer

No, seriously. John Cena is known more for his battle raps than conventional poetry, but he waxes classic in the last trailer for WWE 2K15 before its Oct. 28 release. Cena’s closer to the end of his career than the beginning, which is the theme of this advertisement. The Hulkster appears too. The comparisons between more »

Xbox One fall update is mammoth and out

While you may have been working, sleeping or watching TV, your Xbox One has been working out. A brand new, Xbox One fall update this week adds a plethora of features folks have been asking for, and some you may not have even known you needed. Let’s take a look, shall we? New Snap and more »

Glasnost This: Reagan Gorbachev is a new Ouya game

Ouya is a platform designed to let creators make any game they choose with no restrictions. It has yielded some gems, including Fist Puncher, a love letter to 80s brawlers. Team 2Bit, the minds behind Fist Puncher, have another crazy 80s throwback of a game coming. Reagan Gorbachev is a co-op stealth game set in the more »

Killer Instinct’s Maya looks like Beyonce with armor

I broke down and purchased Killer Instinct Season 2 today and looking at this dagger wielding bombshell, who could blame me? Maya has gotten a bit of a makeover since her Killer Instinct 2 appearance. Technically all the fighters look a little better now, as Season 2 brings an upgrade in resolution from 720p to more »

DriveClub continues trend of underwhelming current gen offerings

The great irony of console launches is how long it takes our brand new machines to justify our significant investment. So many of the games we were excited about playing, the ones that would show why we need more powerful consoles, have met with delays. I have both the PS4 and Xbox One both because more »

NBA Live tries to capitalize on NBA 2K15 server issues

Touting that your server works isn’t the most ringing endorsement for your game. It’s not unlike promising that the game will boot up when you start it. We shouldn’t be surprised, since the first wave of news about the game promised NBA players would look like NBA players. In the sad state the NBA Live more »

Xbox Live update for the week of October 15, 2014

It’s C-C-Combo time with Season 2 of Killer Instinct on Xbox One. Just like in Season 1, the game is free-to-play with one rotating character each week. There will be eight characters, a mixture of new fighters and returning favorites. We’ve already seen T.J. Combo and Maya enter the fold. Cinder and Riptor are coming soon more »