Chris Freiberg

The 5 Most Anticipated Xbox One Exclusive Games of 2016

Gears of War 4

E3 is still more than two months away, and there are no doubt tons of games to be announced there, but already it looks like 2016 is going to be Microsoft’s best line-up of Xbox games ever. And that’s including all three Xbox consoles its put out since 2001. If you thought last year was great between Halo 5, Forza …

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Xbox One Review: Transformers: Devastation

transformers devastation review

When I first played PlatinumGames’ Bayonetta back in 2009, my first thought was definitely not that someone needed to make a version of this game with Transformers in it. But apparently I lacked the vision of the good people at Activision and PlatinumGames who saw an opportunity and went for it. Transformers: Devastation is a super slick-looking version of Bayonetta …

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Xbox One Review: Batman: Arkham Knight

arkham knight review

Without any hesitation, I can say that Arkham Knight is the best superhero game ever made. That of course makes it the best Batman game ever, and a fine culmination of everything Rocksteady and Warner Bros. have been working toward with the three prior games in the series. But it’s not without it’s flaws. There’s a little too much emphasis …

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Raising Your Gamerscore in the Age of Xbox One

Achievement unlocked

As I write this article in late February 2016, the Gamerscore on my primary profile, Fryburg84 stands at 173,753. According to Microsoft, the average Gamerscore as of 2015 stood at 11,286, so I guess you could say that I’m a little above average. I picked up my Xbox 360 and earned my first achievement in June 2006, so I’ve been …

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Xbox One Review: Rocket League

rocket league xbox one review

If you like sports games, you should get Rocket League. If you like racing games, you should also get Rocket League. Basically, if you like video games, ever played a video game, or thought about playing video games, you should stop whatever you’re doing right now and download Rocket League. It’s that good. Playstation 4 and PC gamers have known …

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Xbox One Review: Dying Light: The Following

Dying Light The Following Review

Dying Light was one of my favorite games of 2015. Sure, the game was a little clunky in some respects, but it also had a perfect mix of survival and action that few zombie games have come close to. It also had some of the best parkour-style gameplay since 2008’s Mirror’s Edge, and a ridiculous amount of upgrade options for …

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Xbox One Review: Skylanders SuperChargers

skylanders superchargers review

  Admittedly, I’m not the target demographic for the Skylanders games. I’m almost 32 years-old. I have an advanced degree. The closest thing I have to a kid is my border collie, Prince. Still, I’ve been on board with the toys-to-life genre since Skylanders first hit the market back in 2011. I used to collect a  ton of toys when …

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Xbox One Review: The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing Review

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing really wants to be as good as Diablo III. All the pieces are there too. An action RPG loosely based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula novel in which you collect hundreds of pieces of steam punk loot to take out armies of monsters sounds like a must-buy on paper. I really want to like this …

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Xbox One Review: WWE 2K16

wwe 2k16 review

The long-running WWE series from 2K Sports had one of the more disastrous debuts on the Xbox One. While the game looked much better than older iterations of the series on the Xbox 360, tons of customization content and gameplay modes were cut from the preceding year’s game. And some changes to the gameplay that slowed it down like “chain wrestling” turned off many …

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Review: Mad Max

Mad Max Review

  Mad Max may be the first “survival action” game. The game constantly puts you in scenarios where good reflexes and quick thinking are key, yet also gives you little ammo and health to complete your missions. If that sounds problematic, it’s because it usually is.  More often than not, you’ll die in Mad Max not because you screwed up, …

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