Microsoft Announces Games With Gold January Offerings

Microsoft’s Games with Gold program, which allows those with an Xbox Live subscription to receive free games, has announced their offerings for January 2016. On the Xbox One, Killer Instinct: Season 1 Ultimate Edition will be available from January 1 to January 31, while Zeros, a brand new Xbox One title, will be available from January 16 toContinue reading “Microsoft Announces Games With Gold January Offerings”

Stop Defending Microtransactions: A History of Gaming Greed

Oh, games industry, how far you have fallen. It was once upon a time that you released games that didn’t try to coax extra money out of your players, when you were focused on fun and the joy of players over the profit that could be made from it. Where did your passion go, andContinue reading “Stop Defending Microtransactions: A History of Gaming Greed”

Destiny: The Taken King to Feature Regular Event Updates

In an interview with Eurogamer, Bungie’s senior designer, Derek Carroll, announced that Destiny will feature small event-based content rather than large DLC add-ons.  While the shared-world shooter’s biggest expansion, The Taken King, was generally well-received, previous paid expansions The Dark Below and House of Wolves were criticized due to their lack of content.  These twoContinue reading “Destiny: The Taken King to Feature Regular Event Updates”

Black Ops 3: Awakening Map Pack Revealed

In a post on Activision’s blog today, the first pack of downloadable maps for Black Ops 3 was revealed, and it appears to be following in the series tradition of dubbing each DLC pack after an overused sequel subtitle, like Vengeance, Annihilation, or Rebirth. The newly-christened “Awakening” pack promises the Black Ops map pack standard of four newContinue reading “Black Ops 3: Awakening Map Pack Revealed”

Quantum Break to Reveal New Gameplay Footage

Quantum Break, the upcoming highly ambitious new Xbox One-exclusive title from Remedy Entertainment will debut new gameplay footage at this year’s Game Awards, which will take place on December 3rd.  Known for their episodic storytelling in games like Max Payne and Alan Wake, Remedy’s Quantum Break is a fascinating blend of action-shooter and television show.Continue reading “Quantum Break to Reveal New Gameplay Footage”

Review — Minecraft: Story Mode: Episode 3

Minecraft: Story Mode has had a rocky start; Episode 1 introduced a mixed bag of characters and a clichéd plot while Episode 2 tried to make player choice significant at the cost of gametime and still struggled to find the right balance of tone. For all you loyal Minecraft and Story Mode fans out there who’ve been waiting, take a seat because TellTaleContinue reading “Review — Minecraft: Story Mode: Episode 3”

Review- Rise of the Tomb Raider (XBOX ONE)

The 2013 reboot brought Tomb Raider back with a bang, although some might argue a few too many bangs. The reboot dropped the classic Tomb Raider sense of mystery and exploration for more of a summer action-blockbuster vibe, opting to turn Lara Croft into a Nathan Drake wannabe. Rise of the Tomb Raider is muchContinue reading “Review- Rise of the Tomb Raider (XBOX ONE)”

EA Attempting To Pay Celebrities For Star Wars Battlefront Coverage

Apparently EA has decided that one of the biggest releases of 2015 just isn’t making them enough money, and have resorted to attempting to bribe celebrities for some additional marketing and promotion. Following the release of Star Wars Battlefront last Tuesday, it appears that Electronic Arts has been getting in contact with various celebrities for a paidContinue reading “EA Attempting To Pay Celebrities For Star Wars Battlefront Coverage”

Fallout 4 Review

Fallout 4 is one of those special games that only come around once every five years or so. A game that revolutionizes mechanics instead of simply reusing them, that takes risks with common game design, that simply oozes attention to detail and sheer creativity around every corner. Like with Skyrim and Fallout 3 before it, Bethesda has once againContinue reading “Fallout 4 Review”

Ark: Survival Evolved is Coming to Xbox One Early 2016

The game filled with dinosaurs and cavemen is finally coming to Xbox One in early 2016. Ark: Survival Evolved has been a pretty popular game on Steam for awhile now, and it’s raised enough money to release on consoles. When it comes out on Xbox One though, it will only be a game preview. The PC versionContinue reading “Ark: Survival Evolved is Coming to Xbox One Early 2016”

Deadpool Remaster Releasing PS4, Xbox One Today

In a move that flew largely under the radar for most gamers, the action-adventure comedy Deadpool is rereleasing on current-generation consoles this coming Tuesday in what seems to be another double-dip from Activision. Originally announced back in September, there has been incredibly little information around the internet regarding the improvements made in this remaster, but it canContinue reading “Deadpool Remaster Releasing PS4, Xbox One Today”

Review — Xbox One: Afterglow Prismatic Controller

Performance Designed Product’s (PDP) Xbox One: Afterglow Prismatic Controller is a third-party controller for the Xbox One console. While many third-party controllers fail to capture the essence of the original’s quality, PDP has managed an impressive feat of both matching the quality and putting their own flavor onto the Xbox One controller. The first thing thatContinue reading “Review — Xbox One: Afterglow Prismatic Controller”