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Watch Dogs Hands-on Preview (PS4)

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Not only is Watch Dogs clearly a technical marvel just days before it's release, it also seems to have completely nailed the meta experience and tone of the game. When a small 15 minute demo offers so many ways to tackle objectives, we can only imagine how much freedom players will have in this enormous cyberpunk world when the game is finally unleashed on PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC on May 27, 2014. Read More.

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Preview (PS4)

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Ubisoft is on the verge of releasing the latest chapter in their immensely popular Assassin's Creed series, and we were made privy to an impressive hands on demo of the game's PlayStation 4 version at a preview event at the Amsterdam Brewery on Toronto's beautiful waterfront on October 22, 2013. Read More.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist Preview (X360)

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While I personally really enjoyed the shift in tone and direction that Ubisoft’s Splinter Cell series took with the most recent installment in Conviction, a lot of people lamented the shift away from hardcore stealth mechanics towards an action packed equivalent of a Jason Bourne film starring Sam Fisher. With the mixed reactions, Ubisoft certainly seems to be taking a kitchen sink approach to the latest Splinter Cell title, aiming to please those looking for the careful modern ninja gameplay of the original trilogy with the rollercoaster action of Conviction. Read More.

Injustice: Gods Among Us Preview (X360)

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So far, Injustice looks like it's primed to be the best superhero centric fighting game since Marvel vs. Capcom 2. We'll know for sure when these Gods are officially among us when the game releases on April 16, 2013 for the Xbox 360, WiiU, and PlayStation 3. Read More.

Gears of War: Judgment Preview (X360)

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We’ll withhold final judgement on the game until its release later this month on March 19, exclusively for the Xbox 360. Until then though, it’s a pretty safe bet that Gears fans have lots to look forward to with this instalment of the insanely popular shooter franchise. Read More.

BioShock: Infinite Preview (PS3)

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All indicators point to BioShock Infinite continuing to cement BioShock’s legacy as one of the premier franchises of this gaming generation. Find out for sure when BioShock Infinite is released world wide on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on March 26, 2013. Read More.

E3 2012: Watch Dogs Preview (PC)

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Every E3 I've personally been to in the last five years has at least one surprise title that completely takes my breath away, punches me in the gut, and leaves me salivating for more. Some years my excitement yields a hidden gem like Singularity, other years I overrate something like Brothers in Arms. Read More.

E3 2012: Injustice: Gods Among Us Preview (X360)

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While the superhero genre has really come into its own as mainstream entertainment the past few years, video games haven't really kept up with movies in terms of overall greatness. Video games can boast the Batman: Arkham series... and... ummm... Mortal Kombat vs. Read More.

E3 2012: Forza Horizon Preview (X360)

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One thing that you don't expect to hear when you pick up a Forza game is that this fairly hardcore racing sim is taking cues from the arcade racer series, Burnout. But it's fairly hard to deny the fact that Forza Horizon seems very similar to Burnout: Paradise. Read More.

E3 2012: NHL 13 Preview (X360)

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If you're a hockey fan like me, the hyperbole being spouted forth by EA Sports' marketing team is absolutely deafening. While the company is fully committing to an all out marketing blitz like allowing the fans to vote for the cover athlete and claiming that the new additions to this years' game is the "gamechanger" we've all been hoping for, the developers have been quietly and surely making some very impressive improvements to their premier hockey simulation. Read More.

E3 2012: Company of Heroes 2 Preview (PC)

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It takes a lot for me to get excited over a real time strategy game. As a lapsed fan of the genre who hasn't played one since the original Starcraft, I tended to find the genre more frustrating than fun, especially when playing Blizzard's takes on the genre that dealt more with resource hounding and unit building than any significant and realistic military tactics. Read More.

E3 2012: Halo 4 Preview (X360)

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New guns, new modes, better storytelling, this is truly Halo reborn

If you're anything like me, you might have felt that the Halo franchise grew stagnant in the last few years. It was almost as if original developers Bungie grew tired of developing nothing but Halo titles for an entire decade, and just kind of phoned it in from there. Read More.