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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided story details shared in cinematic trailer

The dust has yet to settle around Eidos-Montreal’s newly announced followup to Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, so it’s no surprise to see the studio drop an announcement trailer into the ongoing Internet brawl. It’s purely cinematic and therefore tells us next to nothing about the gameplay, but the trailer does offer quite a more »

Diablo III patch 2.2.0 makes things Legendary and convenient

It was first teased in February 2015, and now patch 2.2.0 has come to Diablo III on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The patch’s focus on Legendary and Set gear hasn’t changed since its Public Test debut, but several new items and mechanics have been added in. Of course, we also now have specific equipment tweaks to more »

Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain: New Legendaries examined

After Blizzard’s 14-card bombshell, we’ve now seen all of Blackrock Mountain. The Hearthstone expansion is due out April 2, and we now know the 31 cards it’s bringing with it. And with the full set out in the open, we can finally evaluate individual cards more fairly. More importantly, we also know all of the shiny new more »

Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain: New Druid cards examined

After Blizzard’s 14-card bombshell, we’ve now seen all of Blackrock Mountain. The Hearthstone expansion is due out April 2, and we now know the 31 cards it’s bringing with it. And with the full set out in the open, we can finally evaluate individual cards more fairly. Here, we look at the Druid class, whose two unique cards more »

Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain: New Priest cards examined

After Blizzard’s 14-card bombshell, we’ve now seen all of Blackrock Mountain. The Hearthstone expansion is due out April 2, and we now know the 31 cards it’s bringing with it. And with the full set out in the open, we can finally evaluate individual cards more fairly. Here, we look at the Priest class, whose two unique more »

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Minecraft gets the Love and Hugs treatment this April Fool’s

Minecraft really is a terribly violent game. In it, you destroy the environment, butcher and imprison the local fauna, open portals to Hell, and squander precious natural resources on profane statues. In a world where so much as uttering the word “different,” and not immediately following it written apologies submitted in triplicate, is enough to drive more »

Hearthstone’s April Fools’ balance changes are long overdue

Competitive multiplayer games will always have their nay-sayers. No matter how many balance patches are released, someone will always be on the whipping end of “whipping boy,” and they’ll always have forums to whine on. Hearthstone has never been able to break free from this vicious cycle, but with its most recent patch, it may have become more »

Dying Light is getting creative with gravity this April Fools’

April Fool’s is such a fun day in this industry, a veritable Christmas of hijinks. Dying Light developer Techland has some pranks of their own in store this year. They’ll be turning Dying Light‘s physics to “wonky,” and then turning the dial further until it snaps off. That’s right, for the entirety of April Fools’ Day (by Pacific time), survivors more »

Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain: New Paladin cards examined

After Blizzard’s 14-card bombshell, we’ve now seen all of Blackrock Mountain. The Hearthstone expansion is due out April 2, and we now know the 31 cards it’s bringing with it. And with the full set out in the open, we can finally evaluate individual cards more fairly. Here, we look at the Paladin class, whose two unique cards have more »

Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain: Volcanic Drake, Drakonid Crusher, and Nefarian examined

We’re now 17 cards into Blizzard’s reveal of Blackrock Mountain, the 31-card Hearthstone adventure due out April 2. Yet we’re only just now getting another look at some proper dragons, after Hungry Dragon’s appearance in the initial unveiling and Dragonkin Sorcerer’s curious display.   The latest Dragons are a diverse bunch, supporting both aggressive and control play styles. more »

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Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain: Blackwing Corruptor and Dragon’s Breath revealed

We’re up to 14, folks. We’re fast approaching the halfway point for Blizzard’s reveal of Blackrock Mountain, the 31-card Hearthstone adventure launching next month. The spotlight returned to the draconic members of the expansion in the most recent unveiling, with Blackwing Corruptor leading the charge. Like Blackwing Technician, another member of the Dragon archetype, Blackwing Corruptor is easy more »

How Republique Remastered and DmC got me hooked

I’ve been reviewing unusually brilliant games lately. I know that sounds cynical, but you have to understand that being assigned two A-quality games in a row is something of a unicorn in this industry, at least for me. Still, there’s no doubt I enjoyed playing and critiquing Camouflaj’s Republique: Remastered and Ninja Theory’s DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive more »