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Xbox One Review: Need for Speed

Need for Speed Review

Way back in 2003, EA reinvigorated the Need for Speed series and turned it into one of its biggest yearly franchises with the release of Need for Speed Underground. Focusing on tuner culture, it was one of the first racing games that let you fully customize your car. And boy did that game ever have style, from the blur effect …

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Xbox One Review: Marvel Puzzle Quest

MPQ FEature

Full-disclosure: I had a major addiction to the original Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords when it hit the Xbox 360 back in 2007. I probably lost a good two months of my life to scouring the whole map, reaching the maximum level with my warrior and beating every last enemy, plus the Revenge of the Plague Lord DLC. But …

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

The Division 1

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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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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