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A Look Back At Black Ops III’s Strangest Level

Call of Duty: Black Ops III mixes the series’ familiar first-person shooting with a wild cyberpunk storyline. The narrative breaks apart the further the player progress unless it finally explodes in a level that mixes World War II, zombies, and dying dreams. That level, Demon Within, is both the high point of the…Read more… Continue […]

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I Enjoyed The New Devil May Cry Even More By Waiting A Few Years To Play It

I’m a big fan of action games, and the cream of the crop is Devil May Cry. The series has always had the right mix of tricky combo creation and carefree fun. When developer Ninja Theory reimagined the series in 2013’s DmC: Devil May Cry, an anarchic mood and redesigned Dante upset some fans, including […]

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US Navy’s Newest Attack Submarine Is Partially Operated With a 12-Year-Old Xbox Controller

The United States Navy’s newest submarine, the USS Colorado, went into service this weekend. In the Pentagon’s announcement Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer called the vessel “a true marvel of technology and innovation.” But part of the 377-foot-long Virginia-Class submarine is operated with a 12-year-old Xbox…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Superhot Headlines March’s Xbox Live Games With Gold Lineup 

Superhot is a strange game that’s both hectic and tactical. If you missed it the first time around, it’s one of the games in March’s Xbox Live Game with Gold lineup. As always, these games are only “free” with an Xbox Live Gold subscription.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Revisiting Dead Space’s Perplexing Final Boss Fight

Dead Space brims with apprehension and panic—its tight spaceship corridors provide little place to run as monsters challenge the player to adapt quickly or get torn to shreds. The game’s final boss, a giant zombie slug, throws all of that out. Dead Space’s final boss fight isis a loud, bombastic battle that clashes…Read more… Continue […]

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I Love Deadly Premonition, But The Villains Are A Mess

We recently finished playing Deadly Premonition on Kotaku’s Twitch channel. In Deadly Premonition, FBI detective Francis York Morgan tries to find the murderer behind a series of serial killings in the town of Greenvale. Greenvale is full of colorful residents with daily schedules and humanizing side-stories. Its…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The Best Part Of Oblivion Was The Absurd Poison Apples

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is an awkward game that feels a little bit like world full of Disney World animatronics. One piece of poison food highlighted the game’s silliness while also forcing players to get intimate with their targets.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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What Makes Dead Space’s Plasma Cutter Such A Great Weapon

Dead Space’s Issac Clarke isn’t a space marine. He isn’t a special operative or part of a highly trained anti-alien task force. He’s just a ship engineer in a bad situation. But Issac does have a trump card: his trusty, powerful plasma cutter.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Here’s November’s Xbox Live Games With Gold Lineup

Tales from the Borderlands is another one of those games I own on multiple platforms but still haven’t gotten around to playing. If you’re in the same boat, Xbox Live Games with Gold has you covered this month. As always, these games are only “free” if you have an active Xbox Live Games with Gold […]

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Sometimes A Weird Video Game Is Better Than A Polished One

I’ve been playing through Deadly Premonition and Binary Domain on Kotaku’s Twitch channel. One is an offbeat crime thriller and the other is a clumsy shooter about robots. They’re pure pulp. They’re also two of the best games I’ve ever played.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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L.A. Noire’s Ending, Revisited

I’ve been playing through L.A. Noire for the last month and a half on Kotaku’s Twitch channel. This weekend we finished the game. The conclusion is bittersweet but there was no other way for a tale of crime and corruption to end. Controversial in its day, L.A Noire’s ending is perfect when viewed in retrospect.Read […]

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Video Games Gave Him The Chance To Prove He Is American

Video games aren’t what kept José Muñoz in his parents’ basement for much of the past seven years, slipping into depression. They aren’t why the former honor roll student dropped out of college, and they aren’t why he couldn’t get a job. Video games aren’t what sent him to a therapist’s couch, and video games […]

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Here’s September’s Xbox Live Games With Gold Lineup

If you like moody teenagers having mysterious adventures, you’ll be pretty excited by Oxenfree’s inclusion in Games with Gold this month. There’s also Forza 5 and Battlefield 3 if you’ve had enough of thinking about childhood. As always, these games are only “free” if you have an active Xbox Live Games with Gold…Read more… Continue […]

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