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Titanfall – Ogre Reveal Trailer

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Titanfall – Ogre Reveal Trailer

You ever see a game that you know your are going to have to play? One that motivates you so much that you are even willing to buy a console just to play it?

I thought I could hold out, but it looks like I’m getting a Xbox One. Tempting trailers just keep coming, this time with the “Ogre Reveal Trailer” where we get a in depth look at the robot fun of Titanfall.

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Setting sail is more compelling than stabbing in Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag

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Setting sail is more compelling than stabbing in Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag

I’d guess I got halfway through Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, and I still couldn’t give you a succinct plot summary.

It’s not that Black Flag is lacking in interesting characters or topics. If anything, the game is crammed over-full with features and potential plot arcs, many maddeningly under-explored. Black Flag is overflowing with things that would, in a more restrained title, be enough to carry it on their own – naval battles! Stealthy assassinations! The story of the short-lived Pirate Republic of Nassau! The exploitation of the New World by imperial powers!

And let’s not forget the modern-day conspiracy drama, just in case there wasn’t already enough material in the historical narrative. Better still, let’s – it’s not bad by any means, but it’s mostly a cheeky tweak at the gaming industry itself.

Protagonist Edward Kenway is a layabout on a rambling mission: get rich quickly. Whenever you’re at the helm of his stolen Jackdaw, Black Flag picks up the pace. But whenever he gets dragged back into the hoary old conflict between smug Assassins and sneering Templars – usually after some bizarrely self-righteous criticism about following a higher purpose by carrying on an endless and to all appearances pointless clandestine war – Black Flag, well, flags behind.

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Playstation 4 is a step in the right direction, but doesn’t have games

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Playstation 4 is a step in the right direction, but doesn’t have games

Ladies and Gentlemen the next generation of gaming consoles is here. On November 15th, 2013, we were officially introduced to the Playstation 4 gaming console. With the advent of this new system, there are a few things we should ask ourselves: How is the control? How is the Home Screen? What about the games? Is it worth buying? Well, let’s answer these burning questions.

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[Xbox One] Hands on with Forza 5

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[Xbox One] Hands on with Forza 5

The first of the Next-Gen racers has arrived, and at about 120mph this game is a sight to be seen. As Forza 5 is Microsoft’s flagship racer and an Xbox One launch title, I couldn’t resist. I’m not much of a racer fan (unless you count F-Zero GX and the Mach 5) but I was hoping to truly see something astounding, something that could perhaps sell me on the Xbox One.

So what place does this racer come in? Is it a major selling point for the Xbox One and this next generation of gaming?

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Production tidbits and most recent trailer from the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow series

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Production tidbits and most recent trailer from the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow series

Castlevania: Lords of Shadows 2 is still quite a ways away from its February 25, 2014 release date. Hungry for some tidbits to tide you over? Producer Dave Cox has supplied ten bits of production trivia about the series. We’ve also included the most recent trailer, released on October 31st.

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[Xbox One] Hands On with Killer Instinct

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[Xbox One] Hands On with Killer Instinct

Twas the year of blood as the gaming industry switches to the fighting genre. After one title brought the Kombat and so much more, it seemed like there was an endless stream of fighting games. Then came a very Rare title, one that offered endless combos and an announcer yelling out just how good the combo was. I had the opportunity to sit down with Microsoft’s flagship launch title for the upcoming Xbox One. To paraphrase the fabled tv show Portlandia, “The 90’s are alive” in Killer Instinct.

If you haven’t ever played a Killer Instinct title, it’s totally worth a look, as it’s an unapologetic look at the 90’s. What really makes the series so fantastic was a combination of Combos, ultra violence, and getting to hear just how well you did.

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PlayStation 4 Launch Weighed Down by Possible Hardware Problems

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PlayStation 4 Launch Weighed Down by Possible Hardware Problems

Right on the eve of the PlayStation 4 launch, reports are coming from individuals with early access to the console that the hardware might not be fully operational.

Those that won the contests featured at Taco Bell for early releases of the PS4 received their consoles on Wednesday, and some reports from owners state that the consoles were giving errors or not functioning properly. Most noticeably, Kotaku editor Stephen Totilo mentioned that his first PS4 provided to him by Sony “didn’t work.”

Sony has responded, stating that these issues are “isolated incidents” and they are “investigating”.

No launch is without some bugs and difficulties, and many of the other consoles have experienced similar issues in the past. Still, not a great thing to hear about a few hours before your massive launch.

[NBC News]