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Review: Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition

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Review: Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition

Diablo 3:Reaper of Souls has finally been released for current and last gen consoles. This iteration of the least favored addition to the Diablo series is something of a godsend for the series. As some of you may know, when Diablo 3 first came out in 2012, it was almost universally panned as the worst Diablo game in the series for its simplified gameplay, terrible story, and general disregard for what made its predecessors so compelling. But, like any Diablo fan, I picked up D3 on PC and got burned to the point that I couldn’t bring myself to play the game for a year.

Then, Diablo 3 came to consoles, and I decided to give it a shot and I was pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable the experience was, terrible story notwithstanding. At the time, I declared that the console version of Diablo 3 was the best version, and I still stand by that assessment of the original Diablo 3. Since then, however, the PC version received multiple updates and has righted almost every wrong it committed upon its initial release. And with the release of Reaper of Souls, Diablo 3 has transformed into an entirely different game.

With that being said, let’s take a look at Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition. Read On

Feature: Let’s talk about Hideo Kojima’s P.T.

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Feature: Let’s talk about Hideo Kojima’s P.T.

During Gamescom 2014, Sony revealed a trailer for a new game that was so scary you might involuntarily evacuate your bowels. Of course I thought “this can’t possibly be true, this is all just a part of the hype machine. Right? Right?!” Wrong. P.T. is possibly one of the scariest console games I’ve ever had the misfortune of playing. And here’s the thing about it, it’s not even a full game. It’s literally just a “Playable Teaser”, hence the name “P.T.”, for a game that is developed by 7780s Studio and may or may not play like the teaser. Of course, if you choose to read on, I will spoil what the game actually is and try to walk you through it. So if you want to play it, you can pick up P.T. for free on the PlayStation Network store.

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Konami plans to impress at Gamescom

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Konami plans to impress at Gamescom

In a recent press release, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. announced their plans for Gamescom 2014 in Cologne, Germany. Gamescom is the largest European gaming convention that is open to the public, steadily rising to be even bigger than E3. Hit the jump for the full press release, or scroll to the bottom for the TL;DR version. Read On

Gam3rCon: why we need small conventions

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Gam3rCon: why we need small conventions

The 2014 San Diego Comic-Con has come and gone, and in its wake we’re left with a sense of longing, despair, and relief. To those of us lucky enough to attend SDCC we all know what it’s like going through the process of registering a Member ID, checking Comic-Con’s website everyday, and sitting in virtual waiting rooms for hours upon hours in the hopes of getting a ticket to paradise. But we also know the pains of being on our feet for the entire day, of carrying bags filled with free stuff we’re going to throw away after a month because we don’t remember what any of it was to begin with, of smelling other convention goers who skipped taking a shower that morning because they had to be in a panel, and of the dreaded convention flu. Yes, all of these things make the experience of Comic-Con memorable.

But of course, anybody and everybody who attends SDCC is susceptible to what I like to call the “Wrath of Con,” which is just a modified version of Murphy’s Law: anything that can go wrong at a convention, will go wrong at a convention or because of the convention. And when things do go wrong, you’ll look for help from one of the many security guards or volunteers who will promptly tell you to go elsewhere if you need help or ignore you entirely. It’s not their fault of course, they have a lot of things to worry about during the convention. And catering to every whim of every attendee is something they simply cannot do.

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Evo Championship Series 2014 Results

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Evo Championship Series 2014 Results

This past weekend, the annual fighting game tournament Evolution Championship Series, Evo for short, took place at the Westgate Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fighting gamers from all around the world converged on one location to find out who would be crowned as champions at the end of the tournament.

As a fair warning, this post contains the final results for all of the games present at Evo this year, so if you still want to watch the archived footage without being spoiled, avoid this post! For those of you who want to know the results of the finals, continue reading and enjoy the clips of each final match.

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E3 Rumors and Predicitons: Nintendo

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E3 Rumors and Predicitons: Nintendo

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, E3, is now a week away and rumors about new IPs, release dates, and new services have been running rampant.

To the surprise of nobody, Nintendo has been getting there family-friendly backsides handed to them in the console market. And although I, like many other gamers out there, love Nintendo, it seems as though the future might be grim for Nintendo. Of course, Nintendo is still sitting on mounds upon mounds of that Wii money, the WiiU continues to under perform compared to the Xbox One and PS4. However, with the success of Mario Kart 8 Nintendo just might be on the long awaited upward swing  we’ve all been hoping for since the launch of the WiiU. During E3, I think they have a real chance to leave us all in awe.

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E3 Rumors and Predictions: Microsoft

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E3 Rumors and Predictions: Microsoft

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, E3, is now a week away and rumors about new IPs, release dates, and new services have been running rampant.

In a recent turn of events, Microsoft has started making a massive push to even the playing field with Sony. They’re striking the price of the Xbox One to $400 by getting rid of the Kinect effective June 9th. And although that is the business equivalent of giving the middle finger to developers working on Kinect-centric titles, this move will actually make Xbox One a more viable console. Simply put, the vast majority of gamers do not want a console for TV features, they want it for gaming. And up until now, the PS4 has been winning the console war because it is a video game console first. But, that aside, Halo 5 has also been announced. So that begs the question, what are we going to see at E3 this year? I have some thoughts, come and humor me for a minute.

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E3 Rumors and Predictions: Sony

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E3 Rumors and Predictions: Sony

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, E3, is less than 3 weeks away and rumors about new IPs, release dates, and new services have been running rampant.

It was bound to happen, but apparently the entirety of Sony’s press conference has been leaked online. An anonymous source detailed a ton of rumors to DualShockers.com, and they were kind enough to let us all take a look at it.  Although, nothing is 100% confirmed to be true as of yet, the leaked information on the conference is still pretty interesting to look at. Personally, a lot of the things listed on the rumor list is exactly what I would predict or like to see. So let’s take a look shall we?

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