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Xbox One Review: X-com 2

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There’s an odd joy to playing games like The Sims. Perhaps it’s a joy not everyone appreciates, and perhaps it’s a joy that’s not the same for everyone. I mean what’s fun about watching little made up people go about their day, live and then die, when you could do that in real life? The whole point of video games …

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Xbox One Review: Deus Ex Mankind Divided

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My favourite game of all time is a title that has changed hands more than once throughout my life. It’s a list of games populated with all the regular cliches. Final Fantasy 7 is often at the top, for instance, though sometimes I’ll say Final Fantasy 4 when I’m feeling like a hipster. I love strong storytelling in games, and …

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Xbox One Preview: Battlefield One Beta

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For fans of the first person shooter genre, I don’t have to give the history of the Battlefield franchise. It got its roots in the, at the time overused, World War 2 setting, and brought new possibilities to gaming. It came out on the PC in 2002 titled Battlefield 1942, and the FPS landscape at the time was very different …

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Xbox One Review: Mirror’s Edge Catalyst

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I never really liked the original Half Life. Sure I enjoyed the mods, and the whole multiplayer community surrounding it, but I could never beat the campaign without cheats. It was all the platforming levels. Trying to make precision jumps on small platforms that one could easily miss and fall to their death is really hard when you can’t see …

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Xbox One Review: Gears of War Ultimate Edition

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For as many console generations as I can remember, console wars have been waged for sales dominance, with first and second party exclusive games as their soldiers and weapons on the battlefield. There was a time when Mario would go head to head with Sonic, a time when Sega did what Nintendont. Though the players in the conflict have changed …

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Microsoft E3 2016 – Xbox Conference Rundown

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There is only one event every year that geeks hold their breath the entire year round waiting for. And that’s Comic Con. Okay, and maybe Blizzcon, Penny Arcade Expo, Game Developers conference, and more. I’m sorry, did I say one event a year? The impact E3 makes on gaming seems to be growing smaller (some would call that shrinking) , …

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Xbox One Impressions: Gears of War 4 Beta

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Gears of War has been a franchise integral to the brand of Xbox since the release of the first game in 2006. At the time of release the shooter genre was a very different beast than it is now. There was a time when “run & gun” was the most common way to play a shooter. When you came across …

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Xbox One Beta Impressions: Doom

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There has been a void in gaming, an absentee of a certain brand of First Person shooter. A statement like that will probably come as a shock to many people, as the FPS genre is arguably the most bloated and crowded genre in the current video game landscape. There’s been an ongoing movement one can plot, from before Call of …

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Xbox One Review: The Division

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I often start these reviews by pointing out a common trend. Anyone who has read any other review for the Division is probably bracing themselves right now for me to compare this game to Destiny. Let me get that over now. This game is like Destiny. It’s a game run on numbers. It’s also like Assassin’s Creed, sporting the classic …

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[Updated March 25] The Division Game Journal Entries 1-7

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Tom Clancy’s The Division is a game just released, and both me and my girlfriend are falling into it in a big way. Unfortunately for us, I take my games a little to serious. Sometimes they almost even feel real to me. These are excerpts from my journal. Tune back in every couple days to see if there’s a new …

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