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Hardcore video game editorials for hardcore gamers.

X-List: The 6 most bad ass video game politicians

Senator Armstrong
on Sun, Feb 16, 2014 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

Presidents’ Day is upon us, and every flag-waving, apple pie-eating patriot is either showing respect to  our land’s greatest leaders, or laid up on the sofa downing Ben & Jerry’s while watching Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. I’ll leave it up to you to decide which is truly the more American action. Regardless of your plans for that day, we at 2D-X...

X-List: 10 Valentine’s Day character crushes

Tomb Raider
on Fri, Feb 14, 2014 | By Tatjana Vejnovic

Valentine’s Day is here. Gamers in relationships get to spend it with their loved ones as they eat chocolate, drink champagne, and possibly participate in some weird role-play. Gamers who are single folk  will eat chocolate, possibly watch a sappy rom-com, and drink something stronger than champagne. But, VIDEO GAMES. Whether or not you’re single or taken, if...

Bioshock Infinite’s ending explained

Infinite identities of Elizabeth Comstock and Anna Dewitt.
on Fri, Feb 14, 2014 | By Stephanie Burdo

This piece if FULL of spoilers. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK. Bioshock Infinite is a must-play video game. Not only is the title an oil painting in motion, dramatic screenplay, and an all around mind-bending experience, but its ending is one of the best in the series. For most, the game plateaus at roughly the three-hour mark and reaches an unpredictable climax at the game’s...

Valentine’s Day X-List: 5 video game characters you do NOT want to date

on Fri, Feb 14, 2014 | By Ryan Herrera

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, most socially normal folks are already contemplating going out with a lucky gal/guy, eating dinner and just being pleasant about this façade of a holiday. Others, like yours truly, will be hanging out with/being ignored his cat and doing what he does best: excessively playing video games. And drinking. Also excessively. And with...

Bravely Default (Nintendo 3DS) Review – More finality, better fantasy

Bravely Default
on Wed, Feb 12, 2014 | By Ryan Herrera

Gamers in the modern era have it so easy these days. The RPGs of today have constant reminders and explanations of gameplay mechanics, multiple and automatic save points, giant, legible maps, and more health replenishers than Cloud Strife has hair gel. Modern gamers will never know the pain of being a child forced to challenge the unknown with nothing but our wits, controllers...

How To: Set up Steam In-Home Streaming

Steam In Home Streaming
on Tue, Feb 11, 2014 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

[How To is a recurring feature in which we demonstrate techniques designed to improve your game, and make your skill set more than a little bit awesome. This time out, we’ll help you set up Steam In-Home Streaming (beta).] Steam In-home Streaming, one of the elements of Valve’s Steam Machine initiative,  lets you, according to Lord Gaben and his merry men, “play...

Best Damn Video Game Podcast #23 – RoboCop, 300, Godzilla, and more 2014 movies

on Mon, Feb 10, 2014 | By Tim Torres

Hooray, for Hollywood! Or not. We talk about 2014′s geeky/sci-fi/fantasy flicks, which is a crapshoot, really. I mean, RoboCop? 300? Realllyyy? But, Godzilla?! Hell yes. Join Tim Torres, Jeffrey L. Wilson, Johnathan Gibbs, Isaac Rouse and Terry Lewis of The Other View as we go through our initial thoughts on 2014′s biggest upcoming flicks including Captain America:...

X-List: The 10 best video game soundtracks

on Mon, Feb 10, 2014 | By Eric Guzman

Music is admired in other areas of entertainment, but is often overlooked in gaming. I’ve often pondered why true video game music appreciation is a sub-culture within the larger community, while countless message board graphics whores bicker endlessly about textures, poly counts, and resolution. Music isn’t discussed often enough–maybe it’s requires...

Turtle Beach Ear Force i30 Media Headset Review – Raising the bar

The headband and ear cushions are pillowy-soft.
on Sun, Feb 9, 2014 | By Gabriel Zamora

My morning job has me commute all over Manhattan Island every weekday. As one can imagine, fighting through the bustling streets and metro railways of New York City without any form of entertainment can be terribly boring (or terribly exciting, depending on who jumps into the subway car with you). For the first few years with said morning gig, I traveled with my iPhone and...

Battlefield 4 (PS4) Review – Beautiful destruction

Battlefield 4
on Fri, Feb 7, 2014 | By Aaron Ochs

Battlefield 4 had its share of problems. When the fourth installment of the always-entertaining military shooter franchise was released on November 15th , there was the expectation that the game would work. Well, maybe not flawlessly, but that it would playable. And why should PS4 gamers think otherwise? Critically acclaimed developer Digital Illusions CE (DICE) has delivered...