Five Reasons Destiny Has Already Won Game of the Year

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PlayStation owners have been clamoring for a Bungie-made game for more than a decade. The developer of Micorosoft's Halo series, Bungie has been seen as a one-trick pony for quite some time. That stereotype will soon be proven wrong, and PlayStation owners will be able to debunk it themselves, when the Destiny release date rolls around on Sept. 9. The hype for Destiny is running at a clip that even a years-old franchise would love to have. Having concluded a successful beta and negotiated a sweet glacier white PS4 … [Read more...]

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass Details

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

2K Games has announced plans to release four add-on DLC packs for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel following its Oct. 14 release date. Normally you'd have to pay $40 for those DLC packs. With a newly announced Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass, those packs come down to $29.99. The Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel DLC will build on the existing content that lets gamers play as Claptrap, Wilhelm, Nisha or Athena. Just exactly how that DLC will expand on the game has yet to be announced. 2K did say, however, that the four … [Read more...]

PlayStation Plus September 2014 Free Games for PS4, PS3

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September is the second month in a row Sony is making a game in its PlayStation Plus program available free on the same day it goes on sale for non PS Plus members. In fact, there are two PlayStation Plus September 2014 free games that follow that model, one for PS4 and one for PlayStation Vita. All titles in the PlayStation Plus September 2014 free games go live on September 2, giving you time to get back home today following the long Labor Day weekend. PS4 owners who are PS Plus members get two free titles in … [Read more...]

Xbox Games with Gold September 2014 Free Games

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With the calendar flipped to September, we now know the Xbox Games with Gold September 2014 free games for both Xbox One and Xbox 360. Unfortunately for Xbox One fans, Microsoft has only made available one new free game in September. Xbox 360 fans get two free games. That's not to say Xbox One owners only get one free game total. Following suit from a couple of months ago, Xbox One owners get one "holdover" game and one new one. The chances that Xbox One owners have already downloaded the holdover are pretty high, … [Read more...]

Contrast Game Review

Contrast Game

It's tempting for a Contrast game review to focus on shadows as a gameplay mechanic, but the references throughout the puzzle platformer go far deeper than that. From its plot and characters to its level design, Contrast uses the difference between light and shadow -- and between upstanding and shadowy people -- to immerse players in a story unlike any platformer to date. That its gameplay is so original would be mere gravy if it weren't such an asset to the finished product. Contrast was one of the first indie games … [Read more...]

Zombie Driver Ultimate Edition Review

Zombie Driver Ultimate Edition

Zombie slaying comes in many forms, though largely tied to guns and melee combat. One of the most uniquely gratifying methods didn't really come into its own until Dead Rising 3: death by automobile. Careening through the streets smashing into the undead was one of the most visceral, enjoyable and novel gifts Dead Rising 3 gave to Xbox One owners. And it was one of the reasons I was most excited to test Zombie Driver Ultimate Edition. Cruising around town careening into zombies is one of the most enjoyable parts of … [Read more...]

Destiny Xbox One Pre-Loading Goes Live with Odd East Coast Launch

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If the wait for Destiny seems unbearable, Xbox One owners may not want to know that they can download the game starting now. Activision today enabled Destiny Xbox One pre-loading for those who order the game digitally from the Xbox Store. There are a couple of nuances worth noting, one of which is odd. The Destiny release date isn't until Sept. 9, so although Destiny Xbox One pre-loading is available now, you won't be able to play the game until midnight. That's understandable. However, that release date timing is … [Read more...]

Mario Kart 8 Zelda DLC Coming Nov. 7, Animal Crossing DLC in May

Mario Kart 8 Zelda DLC

Nintendo is officially going crazy with Mario Kart 8, its best-selling game for Wii U. The console maker has followed-up its announcement of Mercedes-Benz DLC with news that Link from The Legend of Zelda will be appearing in Mario Kart 8 in the near future. The Mario Kart 8 Zelda DLC will hit Nov. 7 this year. It marks the first time Link has been featured prominently in a Mario-themed game. Nintendo has historically avoided franchise cross-overs like this. In fact, the Mario Kart series in particular has … [Read more...]

Full Forza Horizon 2 Achievements List Revealed

Forza Horizon 2

One of the most addicting parts of an Xbox platform, whether Xbox 360 or Xbox One, is trying to unlock Achievements. Microsoft today took the wraps off the Forza Horizon 2 Achievements list for Xbox One. The open-world racing game is just one month from its Sept. 30 release date. The Forza Horizon 2 Achievements list is diverse in more ways than one. For starters, it underscores just how much there is to do in the game. From single-player to multiplayer options, Forza Horizon 2 looks to have even more to do than the … [Read more...]

The Walking Dead Pinball Table to Release Aug. 26

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Zen Studios will release The Walking Dead pinball table on August 26. The table will be based on the game of the same name by Telltale Games and The Walking Dead franchise by Robert Kirkman. The Walking Dead pinball table will launch August 26 on a variety of platforms. And by "variety," we mean just about every console and handheld platform available. They include Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii U, iOS, Android and Amazon. Zen Studios, creator of the table, has collaborated … [Read more...]