Guardians in Halo 5

For the first time since the first Halo game, the main series will be going beyond just numbering their games and instead add something more specific to the end of their next installment — Halo 5: Guardians.  But what that exactly means is fairly vague. The only reliable information regarding the game is that the character reflecting Master Chief in 343i’s is […]

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Local co-op is on the verge of death. What happened?

In earlier years Nintendo, Playstation, and Xbox consistently advertised an incredibly popular, and for most widely regarded as a must have component for consoles. A feature that has started being phased out over the last decade — local multiplayer. Today, that must have component is thought of as a non-essential feature by both developers and gamers alike. With the popularity of PC gaming, […]

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Will Onlive ever take the next jump?

Four years ago Onlive was one of the most ambitious concepts in gaming. The ability to play games that would normally demand high-level hardware through cloud computing. The idea gave phones, tablets, and otherwise incapable machines the ability to play top-tier titles. Plagued by stuttering gameplay, for all too many people slow internet speeds and Onlive’s server capacity just caused too much […]

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Splatoon may be the missing link for Nintendo

Nintendo is one of the most successful entertainment juggernauts in the world. Almost all of their first-party game characters are international icons that have become a part of our culture. But as time has passed, the rise of Call of Duty has shown us one thing: gamers love first-person shooters and that is not going away anytime soon. It’s an […]

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How can Watch_Dogs 2 improve on its predecessor?

With the release of the first Watch_Dogs long done and the reports that the game will be the first of a whole franchise of games, what can players expect from Watch_Dogs 2? A similar game from Ubisoft, Assassins Creed, showed an impeccable capability to learn from their mistakes and make vast improvements. Like Watch_Dogs, the original Assassins Creed was a […]

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No Man’s Sky: the most promising game for next-gen

Genius design is the only way to describe No Man’s Sky’s ambition. It seems as if it is almost fiction — a procedural generation of millions of entire planets with unique environments, creatures, and geography. But this is exactly what Hello Games’ upcoming release (Official date TBA) plans to do. Though there are no current expectations for a co-op multiplayer experience, […]

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Can a World War I setting work?

With the story of Valiant Hearts fresh in my mind, I’m reminded of the complete lack of World War I and II video games available today. For nearly all of the Playstation 2 and Original Xbox’s lifespan there was a consistent selection of World War II games. With Medal of Honor and Call of Duty leading the way, the WWII […]

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