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Let’s start a riot – my Assassin’s Creed Syndicate review

Rain falls on the soot black heart of the industrial revolution; in the distance a clock tower bell chimes. London, 1868. With the ambition and vigor of a much younger game, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate aims to be the best in the … Continue reading

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Ori and the Blind Forest: A Love Letter in a Time Capsule

Remember back when a good puzzle could transcend fiction? Think way back. Moon Studios’ Ori and the Blind Forest is a trip to an era that birthed gaming masterpieces that would forever set a high bar for an exploration rich, … Continue reading

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Evolve and the Art of the Close Match

“Clearly, we are dealing with something far beyond ordinary wildlife.” Welcome to planet Shear. Following an amazing launch day and boasting improvements to nearly every aspect of an already exceptional game, 2K and Turtle Rock Studios “Evolve” shows beautiful things follow … Continue reading

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Thought Provoking, Moving “Life is Strange”

As the credits began to roll, I sat stunned. Far more detailed and complex than the choice-driven story games it might be compared to, DONTNOD’s first episode of “Life is Strange” doesn’t hold back. Even as I poured over the myriad … Continue reading

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Destiny Beta Debrief: Vintage car muscle, new car smell

Rally your fireteam, guardians. The creative geniuses behind the first several Halo titles poured their experience and passion for the genre into Destiny, a new IP that would both encompass everything they loved about the original Halo universe and bold new ideas that … Continue reading

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Xbox One Launch Weekend Review

Five launch titles, two gamers and one epic launch weekend later; a fan review. My wife and I received our Xbox One consoles on release day along with five launch titles, including Ryse: Son of Rome, Forza Motorsport 5, Battlefield … Continue reading

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Deadspace 3: Awakened DLC – Don’t Blink

Don’t blink, or you might miss this fantastically scary, and short, encore. Visceral Games responds to complaints that Deadspace 3 wasn’t a “horror” title, giving us 3 additional missions that follow the end of the main story – each packed … Continue reading

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Dead Space 3 – Suit Up!

Lights out, surround sound on. I am Isaac Clarke. Visceral Games spares no detail in its latest masterpiece of immersion, wonder and horror. Enter the dark future of Dead Space 3, a science fiction dream come to life that is … Continue reading

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Serj Tankian’s beautiful “Harakiri”

Energetic, persuasive, engaging. The latest from System of a Down singer Serj Tankian’s solo project is his best work since Elect the Dead and Hypnotize. Fans of his signature style of politically charged rock have come to expect no less, … Continue reading

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Dawnguard – Icing on the Cake

What do you get a game that’s already won Game of the Year? Skyrim’s first official DLC “Dawnguard” tops the cake – adding fresh dungeons, new factions and more of everything that made the base title so immersive. Dawnguard is … Continue reading

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