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Metal Gear Online returns in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

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Metal Gear Online returns in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

This past weekend brought a slew of gaming news that mainly focused around Sony and its flagship gaming console the Playstation. However, during the Video Game Awards, a trailer for Metal Gear Online (MGO) was shown. In this four minute trailer we get to see a team, lead by Big Boss/Punished Snake, infiltrate a base that’s guarded by an opposing team. Gameplay mirrors that of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, which is indicative of the gameplay style that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will have as well.

Metal Gear Online comes free of charge with MGSV: TPP much like how MGO appeared in MGS4. Personally, I’m super excited to take my sneaking skills online and see if I can take on the other Metal Gear fans in the world. Hit the jump to check out the full press release, or scroll to the bottom for the MGO trailer.

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Review: Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions

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Review: Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions

The Geometry Wars franchise was quite the surprise. It came out of nowhere and quickly became one of my favorite Xbox Live Arcade games. With the absence of Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 on the PC, I had all but given up hope until Activision dropped the word of a Geometry Wars 3. Excitement would be an understatement for my feeling towards this news.

I’ve had the game for about a week and the question is: How does this game hold up compared to the previous titles?

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Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots lives on in digital form

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Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots lives on in digital form

In a recent press release sent out by Konami, it seems Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is being released via the Playstation Network. The Metal Gear Solid series is known for a convoluted story and cut scenes that run longer than the entirety of James Cameron’s Titanic. Guns of the Patriots is the fourth installment in the MGS series and currently the last game to feature series protagonist Solid Snake. This being Snake’s final adventure, and the ultimate conclusion to the Metal Gear saga, it’s awesome to see it return to the PS3 after its initial release back in June of 2008.

Although MGS4 isn’t my favorite game in the series, it is, in my opinion, exemplary for innovating the stealth genre. Hit the jump to read the full press release or scroll to the bottom for the short version.

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Review: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

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Review: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

It’s been one year folks. A year since we were introduced with the steaming pile that was Call of Duty: Ghosts. A year since I pretty much told myself that I would never touch Call of Duty again. And yet, here we are, a year later and, like an amnesiac with a tendency for masochism, I’m playing Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

After playing through the entirety of the single player campaign, I can say with a reasonable amount of confidence that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is a good game. There is a plethora of shooters in the world, but Call of Duty is one of the few that really thrives on doing the same thing over and over again. So what sets Advanced Warfare apart from the rest? Hit the jump and read on.

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Black Friday Deals: Gaming

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Black Friday Deals: Gaming

Black Friday looms on the horizon, but do not fret! Here at Pixelated Geek, I’ve been locked in a basement in order to scour the internet for all the gaming deals. Luckily for all of us, there is an abundance of deals for Black Friday that have already started! But I’ll do my best to highlight the really good ones here.

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Review – Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution

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Review – Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution

There have been plenty of video games based on films, TV shows, and anime. Though it seems few titles truly capture the essence of the source material. One of those rare franchises has been the Naruto Shippuden: Ninja Storm titles from Cyber Connect 2. The games not only tell the story well, they capture every expression down to the core emotion of the anime/manga series. While we patiently wait for the Naruto Shippuden story to conclude, the Ninja Storm titles take a very brave step in trying to tell it’s own unique story not found in the anime or manga. How does Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution hold up against the rest of the Ninja Storm games?

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Jordan’s Backlog: Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

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Jordan’s Backlog:  Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

There comes a time in every gamer’s life when you realize, “There are too many things to play!” Sadly, I’ve reached that point in my life and I must admit that I can’t play everything when they come out, beat them, and also write about them. Luckily, I have just enough free time to put in work on a bunch of the games I’ve yet to finish.

 

That being said, welcome to Jordan’s Backlog, my feeble attempt to get my thoughts out about all the games I’ve been playing without being able to review them all. Because, let’s be honest, I’m no professional, but I can get things done (most of the time). Read On

Video: The Evil Within Episode One and Two

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Video: The Evil Within Episode One and Two

It’s finally October, my favorite month of the year. I love October because not only is Halloween at the end of the month, but my birthday is also at the end of the month. That’s right, my birthday is on Halloween! To celebrate this month, I decided to start a play-through of Shinji Mikami’s The Evil Within.

The Evil Within is the spiritual successor to Resident Evil 4, arguably the best Resident Evil in the series. Shinji Mikami was the director of Resident Evil 1-4, which probably explains why Resident Evil 5-6 kind of went off the rails. But luckily, The Evil Within is sort of a return to form. In any case, hit the jump button and enjoy the first and second episode of my play-through! Read On

Review: Hyrule Warriors

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Review: Hyrule Warriors

Have you ever had a day where you wished you could play a mash-up of games that you particularly enjoy? Well, ladies and gentlemen, I have the game for you! Hyrule Warriors is a mixture of the ever-popular Legend of Zelda series and the beat ‘em up version of Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Dynasty Warriors. And it plays exactly as you might imagine it, Dynasty Warriors with a Legend of Zelda skin on it.

Considering the repetitive nature of the Warriors series, can a dose of Zelda make this game worth a purchase? Hit the jump to learn more!

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