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Feels like the Target Black Friday sale started early

Did you see the November 23-26, 2014 Target ad? I did, and it came as quite a shock to me, because some of the deals here are as good as the ones in the Target Black Friday ad. You don’t expect that ahead of Thanksgiving, but here it is. I guess the store really wants more »

Enough with Far Cry 4′s eagles

Far Cry 4 is a superb game. It needs to be said, because it’s the truth. It takes everything that was great about the previous game and amplifies it. There is, however, one small, ever-so-tiny problem. The worst part of the last game has also been magnified. I’m referring, of course, to those Far Cry more »

Dragon Age Inquisition bonds form more naturally

If you’re playing a BioWare game, you know you’re going to be putting in a lot of time and effort towards making friends, perhaps even finding a boyfriend or girlfriend. It’s the way things go, as relationships matter. Dragon Age Inquisition is no different, though bonding is a lot more natural this time around. Instead 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 »

Dragon Age Inquisition’s tutorial lets players be (practically) invincible

Ever since I managed to break Bound By Flame in the first five minutes of playing it, I like to be goofy when I first start a game. You know, push the boundaries and see if the game pushes back. My first half hour playing Dragon Age Inquisition was an opportunity to see what I more »

Dragon Age Inquisition has the prettiest custom characters

The game many have been waiting and drooling over for months is finally here. Dragon Age Inquisition has arrived and, as someone who played it last night from about 10pm-2am, my earliest impressions suggest it was worth the wait. It’s the kind of game where the hype was warranted and those who play will be more »

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2014 GameStop Black Friday ad isn’t striking

I want to state in no uncertain terms, I hate black Friday and everything it represents. For these stores to be open, even at midnight, means someone has to give up their holiday by going to bed early, and then deal with throngs of people who are focused on nothing more than crass consumerism. However, more »

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F1 2014 Review: This chassis is beautiful, but bare

F1 2014 Price: System(s): PS3 (also on Xbox 360, PC) Release Date: October 17, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Codemasters (Codemasters Birmingham) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” One wouldn’t have to search far for the best Formula One racing game experience. It’s right here, where’s it’s been since 2008 under the stewardship of Codemasters. However, as is the case more »

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Doppelganger Pack shows a new side of Handsome Jack

Jack’s back! Or, more precisely, his lookalike has joined the fun, in 2K Australia’s  that adds Borderlands baddie Handsome Jack’s surgically-altered body double to the roster of playable characters for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. After playing that character for a few levels, I am quite impressed. In terms of gameplay, Jack is a well-balanced character who more »

Extra Life Confessions: Facebook might have saved me

So you’ve heard me blabber about Extra Life for a while now, but I have a few more confessions to make. One big one is that Facebook probably saved my skin during Extra Life game day. I had made a pledge to everyone that I would post on my Facebook at least once an hour more »

2014 Walmart Black Friday ad breaks sales into “events”

Oh Walmart, this year you’re going to try again to outdo them all. Here’s the scoop. Since Target and Best Buy decided to leak their own ads, that’s what happened with the Walmart Black Friday ad too. The store put it up online on their webpage, presumably to make things easier on all of us more »