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Feeling burned by Destiny snubbing PC gamers? You’re not alone.

PC gamers are people too.
on Wed, Sep 10, 2014 | By Eric Guzman

In light of Destiny‘s release I feel the urge to share my thoughts on a woeful trend I’ve noticed in gaming: PC gamers are being left outside the party by major third party developers. Third party titles that can easily fit the PC architecture are either lazily ported over to PC or completely ignore the platform altogether. All while we can begin to say the opposite...

Mario Kart 8 to rest of industry: This is how you do paid DLC

mario kart 8 DLC
on Wed, Sep 10, 2014 | By Tim Torres

Mario Kart 8 has DLC coming and it looks great. But for the most part DLC is awful. It’s usually locked on-disc, available “day one”, pay-to-win, or worst of all, store-exclusive pre-order content. No, wait. Essential story-locked DLC is the worst. Either way, it’s often terrible and most companies abuse the hell out of the practice. Activision and...

Hohokum (PS4) Review – Music, flight and experience

on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 | By Elan Samuel

Sony Santa Monica exists in a state of quantum flux. On one hand, it’s (perhaps) best known for producing the God of War series, an exemplar of AAA goodness: it’s bloody, intense, and has, like, eight games with more to come. On the other hand, Santa Monica Studio partners with indie developers to produce games like Flower, Journey, Fat Princess, Sound Shapes,...

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – PS4 vs. PC, battle to the bloody death

Look at that menacing guy!
on Wed, Aug 27, 2014 | By Elan Samuel

Last week finally saw the release of Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition on consoles, which was greeted with excitement on my entire Twitter feed, and garnered a 90 on Metacritic. I was a huge, huge fan of Diablo II and Lord of Destruction, which dominated my middle school days, keeping me up until the wee hours of the morning on Hell Mephisto runs, hoping for dat loot. When...

Hideo Kojima is the best thing to happen to Silent Hill in years

Silent Hills / P.T.
on Tue, Aug 26, 2014 | By Tim Torres

Silent Hill effectively died with Silent Hill 4: The Room, when Team Silent disbanded after it felt the foggy town had run its course. Konami kept the series running with Western developers at the helm until it got stale and repetitive. They copied Silent Hill 2‘s plot (Homecoming, Downpour), mucked with established canon (Origins), and botched the original...

Update: Amazon bought Twitch. What happens next?

on Tue, Aug 26, 2014 | By Elan Samuel

Update 2: Amazon has officially purchased Twitch for around $970 Million. Here’s a letter from Twitch’s CEO to the community. What do you think about the purchase? Add your thoughts in the comments below. 8/25/2014 Update: According to this report from the New York Times, Amazon is preparing to offer more than $1 Billion to purchase Twitch. This doesn’t change...

The Death of Dino Crisis – A Dino Crisis Retrospective, Part 4

dino crisis 3
on Sat, Aug 23, 2014 | By Gabriel Zamora

Ah, space. With its infinite vastness deep space has limitless narrative potential. It’s also where floundering horror series go to die, as there is no greater death knell. Space killed the Leprechaun, it killed Jason, and it killed Dino Crisis. Released in 2003 exclusively for the Xbox, Dino Crisis 3 took the series to space and was very loosely based on the overarching...

Beginning of the End – A Dino Crisis Retrospective, Part 3

Dino Stalker
on Fri, Aug 22, 2014 | By Gabriel Zamora

Dino Stalker was released for the PlayStation 2 back in 2002 and was the first major departure for the series. Despite its radically different gameplay compared to Dino Crisis and Dino Crisis 2, Dino Stalker is closer to a direct sequel to them than Dino Crisis 3 as it features stronger ties to the plots in those games. As a Dino Crisis offshoot Dino Stalker follows a new...

Energetic Evolution – A Dino Crisis Retrospective, Part 2

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on Thu, Aug 21, 2014 | By Gabriel Zamora

If Dino Crisis is the “Jurassic Park” of the series, Dino Crisis 2 is “The Lost World,” in respect to gameplay, aesthetics, and overall feel. The action-heavy approach to survival-horror of the original is greatly expanded in Dino Crisis 2, which goes for full-on dinosaur blasting. Dino Crisis 2 was released in 2000, only a year after the original...