Firefall Review in Progress: Grinding it out

Firefall Price: Free with in-game purchases System(s): PC Release Date: July 29, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Red 5 Studios (Red 5 Studios) ESRB Rating: Rating Pending In part one of the Firefall review in progress, I described myself as being intrigued by Firefall’s potential. As my time in Firefall continues, I find it more difficult to carry on for a variety more »

Jimmy Fallon and Pierce Brosnan played GoldenEye 007

It’s a universal truth that GoldenEye 007 was one of the best games on the N64. Even gamers who wouldn’t normally play first person shooters probably have a GoldenEye 007 moment. I mean, it was so beloved, it even for the DS, PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360. And now, we have actual footage of Pierce more »

Publishers, stop using Free-to-play as a crutch

Free-to-play games are a dime a dozen. The majority of these games come from three different genres, FPS, MOBA and MMO. A well done freemium game works for everyone involved. Publishers will see a steady income from new purchases, while players stick around for the long haul having a blast. However, publishers are now using more »

End 2014 with Halo 5 beta on December 29, 2014

The whispering has started on the internet. “Halo 5 beta?” “Halo 5 beta!” People are buzzing, and with good reason. It’s all true. The Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta was just confirmed at Gamescom 2014, and it’s a cause for excitement. Hell, a lot of people bought Xbox Ones for this game. I think they more »

Gamescom 2014 Call of Duty, Sunset Overdrive Xbox One bundles confirmed

Know what two of the most anticipated, Xbox One games of 2014 are? and are. It’s enough to make someone want to buy a Xbox One for them, though it’s probably best to wait if that’s your thinking. Because a wave of Gamescom 2014 news is coming in, and both Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare more »

Destiny Beta characters won’t carry over, time to move on

Bungie confirmed on its weekly blog update that Destiny Beta characters will not transfer over to the final release. It should come as no surprise, though there seemed to be quite a bit of buzz online from beta participants hoping or expecting to jump back into their Guardian’s boots at the game’s launch. Tyson Green, more »

Firefall Review In Progress: Rough around the edges

Firefall Price: Free with in-game purchases System(s): PC Release Date: July 29, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Red 5 Studios (Red 5 Studios) ESRB Rating: Rating Pending Firefall, a free-to-play massively multiplayer online shooter, finally gets an official launch almost four years after being announced at PAX Prime 2010. A lot has changed in its development since more »

Madden 15 and Sunset Overdrive get Xbox One bundles

Want the Xbox One? It might be smart to wait, even though that Xbox One sans Kinect See, word on the street is, more Xbox One bundles are on the way. And you know a gamer would be a fool to buy a console alone when there’s a bundle on the horizon. That’s because those more »

iOS BioShock is pretty cool, but that’s about it

The biggest news item of the day seems to be 2K’s announcement of an iOS BioShock port. This is a straight-up without microtransactions or any of that other mobile game silliness. Yep, that’s a major selling point these days. This new port will only work on the latest iOS devices, and feature the latest iteration more »

Deep Silver rescues Homefront: The Revolution from Crytek

Homefront: The Revolution officially has a new home, as Koch Media has acquired the rights to the game from Crytek. Development duties will resume at the newly formed Deep Silver Dambuster Studios, which is comprised of many ex-Crytek UK staff members. You might recall that Crytek UK has been struggling with rumors of employees not more »

Destiny beta population could fill a small country

Official numbers for the Destiny beta were revealed by Activision in a press release that called it the largest console beta for a new intellectual property ever. 4,638,937 unique players logged onto the beta across PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. To put that number in perspective, that’s bigger than the current populations of Ireland, New Zealand, and more »


I can’t believe the $150 Destiny Ghost Edition sold out

Having been a gamer for most of my life and a video game journalist for the last seven years, I’ve seen a lot of collector’s editions come and go. Most really major games tend to get one, and more often than not, you see the leftover, ridiculously-priced, uber editions cluttered around counters at your store more »