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PAX East 2014: Hands-On with Wolfenstein: The New Order

Wolfenstein: The New OrderMore 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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PAX East 2014: The Evil Within Gameplay Impressions

The Evil Within

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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Monument Valley is a Relaxing, Wonderful iOS Title

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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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Arkham Knight Revealed

Arkham Knight the newest character in the Arkham seriesThe 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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Titanfall is the First Must-Buy Game for XBox One

Titanfall ReviewRespawn 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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The Arkham Knight Arrives

Batman Arkham Knight Kastor's KornerMany 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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Toy Fair 2014: Skylanders Swap Force Year Two

Toy Fair 14 Skylanders Kastor's KornerWith 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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Scribblenauts Are a Fun New Line

DC Scribblenauts Kastor's KornerDC Collectibles have just released the first wave of blind box Scribblenauts.  What exactly is a Scribblenauts? Find out inside.

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Looking Back on Our Favorite Video Games of 2013

Top Video Games of 2013

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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Halo: Spartan Assault Brings the Fight to Xbox One

Halo Spartan Assault Review

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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PopCap’s Peggle 2 Hits the Mark

Peggle 2 Review

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 is a Showy but Shallow Adventure

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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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Battlefield 4 is Off to a Rough Start on Next Gen Systems

Battlefield 4 Review

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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Updated: The Mario Bros Get A Dark Reboot

Four Players Kastor's KornerThe 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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