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$6 Titanfall is at Amazon

Hunting for a deal? You found one. Titanfall, the original Xbox One darling, is now down to $6. Ridiculous? Yes, but 100% true. That is, if you don’t mind the PC version. And, well, using Origin. That last part might be a deal breaker, but people who appreciate a good bargain should really overlook it. more »

Paranautical Activity Review: Sinking Ship

Paranautical Activity: Deluxe Atonement Edition Price: $9.99 System(s): PC Release Date: February 14, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Digerati Distribution ESRB Rating: N/A Paranautical Activity is the latest in what seems like a never-ending stream of smaller titles all clamoring to get a piece of a single, tasty pie. Familiar buzzwords “roguelike” and “procedurally-generated” are the stars more »

Filter up your FPS with InstaDOOM

The internet is full of people I don’t understand but appreciate regardless. People who de-make games are a good example. The authors behind the “InstaDoom” mod are another. InstaDOOM is, essentially, a mod that applies instagram filters to the classic FPS title, DOOM. Sure, the game’s been out for over two decades, but that doesn’t more »

Amazon has $30 Far Cry 4, $40 PlayStation TV

It’s been a long time since Amazon had a video game Gold Box, but today comes close with some rather notable deals. Namely, you can get a fantastic game, Far Cry 4 or a nifty take on the Vita, the PlayStation TV, for 50% off. Yup, both are half off at Amazon today, though good more »

2015 Valentine’s Day Console Gift Guide

As you probably saw a few days ago, we’re doing the usual “recommend gaming gifts for Valentine’s Day” thing. It’s a big day for people in relationships and, depending on how long you’ve been together, a game or system could be a good show of devotion. Getting an actual console might be a bit much. more »

Bethesda E3 Showcase could mean big things

Select companies put on elaborate showcases at E3. Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony, Ubisoft, and EA come to mind. They’re all huge and develop and publish between five and ten, sometimes even more, games per year. Oddly enough, Bethesda Softworks will join those ranks at E3 2015 with an open-to-the-public, invite-only Bethesda E3 Showcase on June 14, more »

Midnight Star could be the first truly mobile first-person shooter

On February 5, 2015, Industrial Toys LLC released Midnight Star, an FPS designed by Bungie co-founder Alex Seropian. Seropian, one of the names behind legendary shooter games Marathon and Halo, designed Midnight Star exclusively for mobile platforms. It’s one of those free-to-play affairs, with an Android incarnation soon to follow. Seropian is not the only more »

H1Z1 Preview: Too Early Access

I’d been curious about H1Z1 ever since Sony Online Entertainment announced it was throwing its hat into the zombie survival ring. My interest was waxed and waned over the months. I saw it briefly at PAX Prime 2014. I didn’t even bother to go hands on. I just watched people meander about because they had more »

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Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition Made Me Regret Owning a Vita

I’ll admit it; I’m one of the irrational people who refuses to give up on the PlayStation Vita. It might have something to do with my love of tiny things. When I was a kid, I preferred Micro Machines to Matchbox Cars. And I spent an ungodly amount of money on an early Palmtop computer, more »

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Borderlands: The Handsome Collection takes Handsome Jack to next gen

When Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel launched in October 2014, one of the loudest complaints was that it was not available for the latest generation of consoles. However, this is now being remedied. Gearbox has announced the launch of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, a bundle containing both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, for the PS4 and more »

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Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition Review: Time Has Been Cruel to the King

Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition Price: $9.99 (currently fee with PlayStation Plus) System(s): PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita Release Date: March 20, 2013 Publisher (Developer): Devolver Digital (Abstraction Games) ESRB Rating: “Mature” for Intense Violence, Blood and Gore, Sexual Themes, Partial Nudity, Strong Language, Crude Humor. Like most teenagers in 1996, Duke Nukem 3D was a more »

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Our game could be your life: Open-world games need to cut it out

Why bother playing a video game? That’s a very basic and more than slightly patronizing question, but one that nevertheless begs to be asked as video games seek to annex ever more colossal volumes of our lives. I’m not talking about the Candy Crushes and Threeses of the world, which constantly beckon us to distraction more »