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Watch Dogs Hands-on Preview (PS4)

By Andrew Sztein ()

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.

The Elder Scrolls Online Preview (PC)

By Daniel Acaba ()

Honestly it’s kind of hard to really talk about TESO since its name is so indicative of what it is – an online version of any other Elder Scrolls game. While it may be set far in the past it controls much like any of the modern games with the one concession of the other players in the world. There have been gameplay tweaks but the whole thing is just so familiar and comfortable to any fan of the series that it just feels like home. Read More.

Talisman Digital Edition Preview (PC)

By Daniel Acaba ()

All of this is captured neatly by the digital edition. It plays smoothly even on fairly weak laptops which helps this games appeal even more by making it portable. While it might lose some of the charms by losing the ability to move your pieces around on your own all of the convenience captured right here really makes it worth owning. Read More.

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

By Andrew Sztein ()

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.

Dark Souls II Beta Gameplay Journal (PS3)

By Daniel Acaba ()

The first time you play a new game in the Dark Souls series you’re immediately going to feel like you’re in over your head. This is doubly true when there’s no instruction manual or strategy guide to pore over. You’re just going to have to figure this old the old fashioned way boys and girls! Luckily this is a game series where anyone who plays it is expecting to die plenty more times. Read More.

Air Conflicts: Vietnam Preview (X360)

By Shawn Snider ()

The multiplayer is definitely going to be the highlight of Air Conflicts: Vietnam, but the key to its ultimate success will be a large enough community to sustain a good number of rotating matches and varying opponents. Read More.

Rise of Venice Preview (PC)

By Shawn Snider ()

When Ascaron fell into bankruptcy several years ago following the delayed release of Sacred 2: Fallen Angel, fans were left wondering what would become of their many popular franchises. Among them, the wonderful Port Royale and Patrician games were a trading fanatic's dream. Thankfully Kalypso Media picked up both the licenses for these franchises, and formed a relationship with new developer Gaming Minds who acquired much of the talent behind those fantastic games. Read More.

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

By Andrew Sztein ()

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.

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