More than two decades ago, Wolfenstein 3D paved the way for modern first-person shooters. Now, Wolfenstein: The New Order, the ninth installment in the franchise and the first since 1992 to be developed by a studio other than id Software, is primed to bring the series back to the forefront of the genre it once created.
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Directed by Shinji Mikami, the renown creator/director of Resident Evil and several other survival horror titles, and developed by Tango Gameworks, The Evil Within was presented to PAX East 2014 attendees who braved the lines to catch a glimpse of its gameplay.
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Every so often, a mobile game is released that warrants recommendation. Monument Valley is one of those rare treats for the genre – applying the simplest mechanics to an experience altogether fresh and original.
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The Knight in Arkham Knight is more than a title, it will be one of the antagonists of Rocksteady’s last Arkham outing.
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Respawn Entertainment, a studio founded by the developers who breathed new life into the Call of Duty franchise, has finally released its long-awaited, much-lauded, multiplayer-only title, Titanfall. While it doesn’t necessarily reinvent the shooter genre, it’s been a while since a shooter has been executed so flawlessly.
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Many gamers were wondering why Rocksteady was not involved in Batman: Arkham Origins, and today they found out why. The first trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight was released today and it looks amazing.
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With lots of new figures on display and a continuation of Swap Force for the new year, the Skylanders exhibit at Toy Fair proved Activision has another exciting year planned for their smash hit franchise.
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DC Collectibles have just released the first wave of blind box Scribblenauts. What exactly is a Scribblenauts? Find out inside.
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Even while the prior generation of consoles began to wind down, 2013 was an amazing year for gaming and we’ve rounded up a few of our most-loved titles.
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Since the 2001 release of Halo: Combat Evolved, Microsoft has pushed to expand the franchise with spin-offs and sequels of varying quality. Developed by 343 Industries, Halo: Spartan Assault is a departure from the traditional first-person perspective; instead offering a light, twin-stick arcade shooter experience akin to Robotron or Smash TV. But does it deliver an innovative take on the genre or fall flat?
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Launched as an Xbox One exclusive, PopCap Games has finally released its long-anticipated follow-up to 2008’s Peggle Nights. While little has changed or even expanded upon the original, Peggle 2 remains as fun and endearing as ever – a vibrant and often humorous physics-based puzzler that requires equal parts skill and luck.
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Ryse: Son of Rome has had a long, troubled development, first appearing as a cringe-worthy first-person brawler for the Kinect peripheral before being later reworked as a third-person action title for the Xbox One. Early footage of the game, while sporting unparalleled visuals, failed to strike a note with gamers as the gameplay itself appeared to be incredibly shallow. Now that I’ve been able to spend some time with the final product, it’s clear that, while Ryse turned out better than anyone expected, it’s a far cry from the epic experience many hoped for it to be.
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The Battlefield franchise has really always been most at home on PC setups, boasting gorgeous visuals and effects as well as a size and scope that console iterations simply couldn’t touch. It’s for that reason that console fans have been bubbling with excitement over the releases of Battlefield 4 for Xbox One and Playstation 4, which both support 64-player matches and sport a slick aesthetic that comes extremely close to replicating the PC experience.
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The week screenwriter and director, Evan Daugherty, put a spin on the classic video game franchise in a series of shorts in the Four Players.
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