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China’s Borderlands Online probably isn’t the Borderlands MMO we think it is

China’s  Shanda Interactive has revealed Borderlands Online, a PC and mobile MMO, to introduce the Borderlands franchise to China. Borderlands Online is being developed in cooperation with Gearbox and 2K Games, and is set to enter the beta phase in 2015. The game will be free to play, and will launch with four playable classes: Mercenary, more »

Microsoft tries to make Halo: Master Chief Collection fiasco right with rewards

It’s a shame Bungie and Microsoft had to part ways. Does anybody feel Destiny was worth wrecking Halo for? I will never stop wishing those two crazy kids could have worked their problems out. 343 Industries’ time at the Halo helm hasn’t been spectacular. Halo 4 was underwhelming, but at least we could make matches. more »

Tigers climb Bell Towers in Far Cry 4

I cautiously scoped out the bell tower in Far Cry 4 before approaching, expecting there to be a pack of armed goons lingering around the base. I didn’t see anyone, but that can be misleading. Sometimes it’ll look all clear and then you rush closer only to turn a corner and bump into an enemy. more »

Technology Tell 2014 Xbox One Gift Guide

The Xbox One has had quite an interesting year since its release last November. Microsoft has spent the last year recovering from nightmarish public relations on almost every front. Somehow, Phil Harrison has steered the Xbox One ship out of the storm. Coming in second in new-generation console sales has left Microsoft no choice but more »

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Quickscoping is still a go-to move in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

There may be no tactic in Call of Duty more controversial than “quickscoping.” Using this technique, a player with a sniper rifle points it and fires as soon as the crosshairs are centered. It’s one of those things that works in a video game but would never be useful in real life. Some people love more »

Extra Life Confessions: 24 hours aren’t as long as you think

After all my preparations, Extra Life game day finally arrived October 25th, 2014. Being that it was my inaugural Extra Life marathon, I wanted to be fully prepared. So I bought snacks, and drinks ahead of time, charged my handhelds, and confirmed the start time with my cousin. I was incredibly worried that I wouldn’t more »

Make The Typing of the Dead: Overkill your Halloween zombie game

‘Tis the season for zombies. Need some? Steam’s Halloween 2014 sale has you covered. Valve’s landmark zombie shooters Left 4 Dead 1 and Left 4 Dead 2 are $5 each. The Walking Dead games are marked down, too. But the sale also includes one of my favorite guilty zombie pleasures: a Windows game from Modern more »

The Evil Within: Your Meaty Fate

is a brilliant, shining example of how a potentially excellent game can be thoroughly undermined by clumsy design.  Playing it made for the most wildly inconsistent gaming experience I’ve had in recent memory, eliciting fear, frustration, amusement, disappointment, intrigue, and disgust in equal measure, often within the course of the same level.  The Evil Within‘s more »

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel: Concluding Thoughts

It’s been a busy week or two, but I’ve beaten Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel for the first time and played partway through with a second character. It’s a good time to reflect. Don’t worry, I’ll try to avoid any major spoilers. First of all, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel‘s story is fantastic. I will admit, I had my 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 »

4 Games to play during the Extra Life 24 hour marathon

Extra Life game day will soon be upon us. The epic gaming marathon fundraiser hosts an official game day every year so that participants can play their way through their marathon with friends. In some cases, Extra Lifers hold events on game day to create an even greater sense of community. Certain gaming venues even more »