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Mar
04

How Final Fantasy XV Expresses Its Theme of Brotherhood Through Its Mechanics

Final Fantasy XV's development history is long, messy, and a story unto itself, but the project was brought firmly on track by the idea of making the ultimate Road Trip experience. Road trip stories are generally defined by a mix of wistful nostalgia and camaraderie as a group of people progress on a very physical, landmark-based journey. Although the final 1/4 of the game gets away from the road trip idea a bit, the overall Final Fantasy XV project never strays from one core theme: brotherhood.

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Oct
29

Final Fantasy XV “Omen” short film celebrates game’s completion

After a lengthy development, Final Fantasy XV has finally gone gold.

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Jun
16

Watch Zombies Flow Like Water In Sony Bend’s “Days Gone”

The studio behind PlayStation classic Syphon Filter is bringing an open world zombie survival game exclusively to PlayStation 4.

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Jun
07

Why I remember Assassin’s Creed 3 fondly despite its faults

In a year without a new mainline entry in Ubisoft's flagship franchise, I've found myself reflecting on my time as a fan of Assassin's Creed. If I were to rank the games in the series objectively, Assassin's Creed III would sit ahead of 2014's aggressively flawed Unity and behind all the rest. It's a rough game at times, particularly burdened with frustrating and incomplete-feeling mission design and a litany of technical and pacing problems. Despite all that, if I were to throw objectivity out the window and let my heart hold sway, Connor's journey through America's tumultuous birth stands as one of the most memorable experiences in gaming for me.

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May
20
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May
01

Assassin’s Creed Creator’s ‘1666: Amsterdam’ Gameplay

The ambitious open world game set during Amsterdam's golden years is finally back home to its creator.

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Apr
19

Mafia III is Looking Good in new “One Way Road” Trailer

Hangar 13's Mafia III shows off its GOTY potential in a new trailer.

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Aug
05

New Mafia III Trailer and Screens Show Family Drama in 1968 New Orleans

Today 2K Games and Hangar 13 officially unveiled Mafia III with a stunning cinematic trailer that delves into protagonist Lincoln Clay's past as an orphan and a Vietnam veteran. Rather than casting players as an aspiring upstart in the Italian mob, Mafia III sees Lincoln on a quest for revenge against the underworld powers that be.

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May
03

WB Games Clears The Air About Batman: Arkham Knight’s Season Pass, Shows Batgirl

Earlier this week the internet let out a collective groan when Warner Bros. Interactive announced that the hotly-anticipated Batman: Arkham Knight would be getting a $40 Season Pass. WB Games was somewhat vague about specifics regarding the Season Pass, which caused the internet's trademark cynicism to take hold as people assumed that WB Games and Rocksteady had become corrupted monoliths and sensationalist news articles from various outlets theorized that the team was chopping Arkham Knight into little pieces and withholding content from gamers until they paid nearly double its standard retail price.

In response to these accusations WB Games has released some concrete information about the Season Pass, smartly allowing gamers to make an educated, informed decision about whether or not it will be a worthwhile investment for their money. You can find more information below!

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Mar
04

Metal Gear Solid V Finally Gets A Release Date

Hideo Kojima has finally revealed the release date for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, the latest entry in the nearly three-decade old saga. Players will get their first taste of Kojima's unique brand of open-world stealth on September 1st.

For those keeping track: it's been nearly 7 years since the release of the last mainline console entry, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, and going on 5 since the impressive handheld Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. Last year saw the launch of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, which acted as something of a tech demo for the Fox Engine and a testbed for the series' new gameplay systems. This game has been a long time coming, and if we end up seeing this, Persona 5, and Final Fantasy XV (fingers crossed) all in the same year 2015 could be one for the record books.

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