• Alien-Isolation

    Alien: Isolation

    Saturday, October 18, 2014

    I remained cautiously optimistic as I removed the shrinkwrap from my review copy of Alien: Isolation. I had seen the first-person survival horror title in person at an…

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    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    The Good: More Borderlands! The Bad: More Borderlands. The Ugly: Long, unskippable tutorial. Graphics are starting to look tired.   I played a lot of Borderlands. I mean…

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    Driveclub

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    Driveclub was a killer app for the PS4 before its launch, but was delayed 11 months for fine-tuning. As a result, the game went from being in direct…

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    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    When Talion, one of the last Gondorian Rangers keeping watch at the Black Gate, and his family are brutally executed the night of Sauron’s return to Mordor, he…

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    Stronghold Crusader 2

    Friday, October 10, 2014

    Stronghold Crusader 2 is the latest entry in Firefly Studios’ castle-building RTS franchise, which began way back in 2001 with the original Stronghold. I haven’t played all of…

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The Making of WWE 2K15 – Part 2

2K has released the second episode of “The Making of WWE 2K15,” which continues the inside look into the game’s development. The second installment in the series, titled “The Game Has Changed,” features WWE Superstar Cesaro, along with NXT Superstars Adrian Neville and Sami Zayn, performing their signature moves in the motion capture ring. Complementing their efforts, Executive Producer Mark Little, Art Director Lynell Jinks and Senior Designer Bryan Williams discuss their vision for key gameplay changes, including controls, match pacing and camera positions.

WWE 2K15 will be available for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on October 28th, and for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 18th.

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First Expansion to Final Fantasy XIV Announced

Square Enix unveiled the upcoming expansion to Final Fantasy XIV at its inaugural Fan Festival event in Las Vegas this past weekend.

Titled “Heavensward,” the upcoming chapter of the online Final Fantasy title will chart a new course for players with an increased level cap, brand new adventures and challenges, and much more.

More information on the game expansion will be shared during the London and Tokyo events, scheduled for October 25th and December 20nd – 21st, respectively.

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Oct
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Halo: The Master Chief Collection Goes Gold

343 and Microsoft have announced that Halo: The Master Chief Collection has gone gold and will release on November 11th.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection will take up almost all of the usable space of a single Blu-ray, so the game will require a content update at launch that is estimated to be 20 GB. You’ll be able to start playing Campaign and more as the content is installing, with some features and multiplayer content being added via the update.

One caveat is that Spartan Ops, the episodic co-op experience from Halo 4, will now release in December.

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Oct
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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gameplay Launch Trailer

Activision has released the Official Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Gameplay Launch Trailer. The game will be available on November 4th.

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Oct
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Assassin’s Creed Unity – Cast of Characters Trailer

In Assassin’s Creed Unity, Arno will cross paths with colorful personalities from the French Revolution, including historical figures Napoléon Bonaparte, the Marquis de Sade, and Robespierre, alongside all-new characters such as the mysterious Elise. Discover how they fit into the world of Assassin’s Creed Unity, and get a sneak peek at the back story of these characters, from the actors who brought them to life.

Assassin’s Creed Unity will be released on November 11th.

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Wings! Remastered Edition Released on Steam

Return to the pilot seat of an Allied fighter and bring the past glories of the Amiga into the present day, as Cinemaware’s Wings! Remastered Edition is out today for PC via Steam.

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Project Cars Rescheduled for March 2015

Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco today announced they will be moving the release of Project Cars for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC to March 17th, 2015.

The move positions the title away from the competitive holiday scene while affording the team at Slightly Mad Studios additional time to extend and polish their next-gen racing experience.

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Evolve – Savage Goliath Trailer

2K and Turtle Rock Studios have released a new trailer to remind fans that the Evolve Big Alpha is starting on October 30th exclusively on Xbox One, and PC/PS4 starting October 31st. Your last chance to grab guaranteed access to the Big Alpha on the platform of your choice is next Tuesday, October 21st. You can do this by pre-ordering Evolve from participating retailers.

In addition to guaranteed access to the Big Alpha, fans who pre-order Evolve will also receive the Monster Expansion Pack for free. The Monster Expansion Pack includes the Savage Goliath skin, as well as the yet-to-be announced fourth playable monster for free. The fourth playable monster will be available sometime after Evolve releases, but in the meantime, get a first look at the Savage Goliath in the all-new trailer released today.

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Deathtrap – Early Access Teaser Trailer

The Deathtrap Early Access launch is only a few days away. Get a sneak peek of three different maps, various skills and deadly traps, and watch as the Sorceress breaks her way through the waves of monstrosities in the Early Access Teaser trailer.

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September 2014 Video Game Sales Results

The NPD Group has released its report for the month of September. While software sales were down 35% year-over-year in September, hardware sales were up 136%. Overall, total industry sales increased 2% to $1.1 billion. Once again PlayStation 4 was the best selling platform, nearly tripling the units sold in August, followed by Xbox One. Wii U hardware sales were up 50% over August.

The top selling games of September were as follows:

1. Destiny
2. Madden NFL 15
3. FIFA 15
4. Super Smash Bros.
5. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
6. NHL 15
7. Minecraft
8. The Sims 4
9. Disney Infinity 2.0
10. Diablo III: Reaper of Souls

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