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God of War III Reveals Kratos For What He Is

Midway through God of War III, the buff and surly protagonist Kratos is scaling along the outside face of a building when he happens upon a man. He’s perched precariously next to a window, crying out for help. Saying nothing more than a grunt, Kratos bashes his head against the wall and pitches him off the ledge. » 7/14/15 12:30pm 7/14/15 12:30pm

The Next SWTOR Expansion Looks Like The Same Old Thing

At E3, Bioware announced a new expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic, dubbed Knights of the Fallen Empire. At its start, players will be frozen in carbonite for five years and when they’re thawed out will find that something called the Eternal Empire came out of nowhere to smash both the Republic and Sith Empire… » 7/03/15 6:15pm 7/03/15 6:15pm

Some Games Should Have Fewer Features

While reading Nathan Grayson’s assertion that Batman: Arkham Knight should have borrowed Shadow of Mordor’s “nemesis” system to use with the various street toughs Batman fights throughout that game, I had a horrifying vision, one I don’t believe he intended to elicit. I imagined this gameplay system being piled on top… » 7/03/15 2:30pm 7/03/15 2:30pm

What 15 Minutes Of Playing For Honor Felt Like

I join the fray, sword in hand. I rush into the thick of battle. Amid the chaos I spot a serious threat. I wade through the carnage to him and we began to duel. Moments later, he is dead. Two more come to avenge him. I’m nervous. I know I won’t win. That’s when I realized it—For Honor has its hooks in me. » 7/01/15 12:10pm 7/01/15 12:10pm

How A Video Game Is Released In 2015

In 2009, publisher Electronic Soft released BloodDeath, a blockbuster video game that won 306 “Best In Show” awards at E3 and went on to sell 3.2 million copies worldwide. In 2015, Electronic Soft released BloodDeath’s sequel, BloodDeath: DeathBlood. This is the story of DeathBlood’s path from announcement to release,… » 6/09/15 11:30am 6/09/15 11:30am

Heroes Of The Storm Needs A Mode Between Quick Matches And Ranked Games

In its quest to make Heroes of the Storm as approachable as possible, Blizzard has made one grievous error: they only offered players one competitive gameplay mode before become eligible for ranked “Hero League” matches. This hurts the game in a number of ways. Thankfully, it’s also easily fixable. » 5/21/15 2:36pm 5/21/15 2:36pm