Bethesda Announces Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

At tonight’s E3 press conference, Maryland publisher and developer Bethesda announced a sequel to their critically acclaimed reboot Wolfenstein: The New Order with an extended cinematic trailer. Additionally, Bethesda showcased several minutes of gameplay for the sequel, Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus. The trailer revealed the American setting of the new game. Rebels utilizing extensive cyberneticContinue reading “Bethesda Announces Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus”

Our Game of the Year for 2016: DOOM

2016 was unusually contentious among the Gamer Professionals staff when it came to deciding our Game of the Year. Nearly every person had a different pick: only DOOM was nominated more than once. As it was too close to call, we held a runoff vote, which was even closer than the original nomination process. Ultimately,Continue reading “Our Game of the Year for 2016: DOOM”

World of Warcraft: Legion Review

Every time Blizzard releases a new expansion for World of Warcraft, the same old questions and theories make their rounds on the internet like clockwork. The most common, and dare I say the most ignorant of these is: “will X expansion save WoW?” I’ve always hated this question, not because I’m a fanboy (I am)Continue reading “World of Warcraft: Legion Review”

Ana’s a Blast; Competitive Overwatch Still Irritating

One of the most impressive things about Overwatch is how Blizzard has handled support play. Gliding around the battlefield as Mercy is anything but boring, especially when you pull off a massive resurrection and turn the tide of battle. Luring your less-than-observant opponents into a turret infested trap room as Symmetra never gets old either.Continue reading “Ana’s a Blast; Competitive Overwatch Still Irritating”

Corroded Civilizations: Gaming’s Fixation on Decay

Yesterday morning, as I watched the E3 stream of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, déjà vu simmered in my head. Here, yet again, our intrepid hero makes his way through a dying civilization, a young Link exploring a Hyrule whose denizens have all but forgotten the glory of eons past. He willContinue reading “Corroded Civilizations: Gaming’s Fixation on Decay”

New Zelda Gameplay for the first time at E3

For the first time, Nintendo showcased gameplay for their flagship Legend of Zelda franchise this morning at E3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an expansive new entry to a series which helped pioneer open-world gameplay, and it draws considerable influence from games like Ocarina of Time. From what we’ve seen so far, the game is beautifully rendered,Continue reading “New Zelda Gameplay for the first time at E3”

First Look at New Pokemon Mode: Battle Royal

This morning at E3, Nintendo unveiled a new mode in Pokémon Sun & Moon, Battle Royal. Four players and their pokémon battle each other all at once in a huge arena, and can choose which of them faints first. The winner is whoever KOs the most enemy pokémon. Each trainer can have up to three pokémon in theirContinue reading “First Look at New Pokemon Mode: Battle Royal”

New Tyranny Trailer Released at E3

Obsidian Entertainment, the makers of Fallout: New Vegas and Pillars of Eternity, released a new trailer for Tyranny at today’s E3 PC gaming conference. We’ve been given more insight into the game’s universe, in which evil has already won, and new gameplay footage was briefly shown too. The characters were colorful and well-drawn, as should be expected from Obsidian’s talentedContinue reading “New Tyranny Trailer Released at E3”

Legacy of the Elder Star Review

It’s no question that the shump (shoot em’ up) genre is well-trodden. From its genesis in the late 70’s to the present day, side-scrolling shooters have had plenty of time to evolve. Early games like 1978’s Space Invaders laid the foundation for what would become a ubiquitous style in the 80’s, the golden age ofContinue reading “Legacy of the Elder Star Review”

DOOM Review (PC)

Reviewed with a mouse and keyboard at Ultra-Violence (hard) difficulty Id Software’s 2016 reboot of the classic DOOM series is defined almost entirely by one word: badass.  In fact, the dictionary definition for badass should probably be amended to reference this game. Within the first 5 minutes of DOOM’s campaign, you’re already ripping and tearing likeContinue reading “DOOM Review (PC)”