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Poll: Do You Prefer Linear or Open World Games?

Do You Prefer Linear or Open World Games?

Open for discussion

In a recent interview with OXM, Far Cry 4’s creative director Alex Hutchinson had some interesting things to say about the future of linear games. In summary, he believes that games with a linear campaign are “really going to suffer in the modern marketplace.” Hutchinson also said: "They're already super high-quality,...

Roundup: The Legend of Korra Has Reviewers Bent out of Shape

The Legend of Korra Has Reviewers Bent out of Shape

Platinum goes bronze

The Legend of Korra is a cartoon on Nickelodeon that has a massive following of die-hard fans, much like the series it was spawned from, Avatar: The Last Airbender. Platinum Games is a developer that is highly respected, responsible for cult classics such as Bayonetta, Vanquish, and The Wonderful 101. Long story short, Platinum...

Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Thirty Two

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Thirty Two

Bet you can't top this lineup.

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Roundup: The Evil Within Scares Up Review Scores Worth Shining A Light On

The Evil Within Scares Up Review Scores Worth Shining A Light On

Survival horror is back?

Potential customers aren't typically comforted when review scores for the game they're interested in haven't been made public before release day. That's not to say that a lack of reviews automatically means the game in the spotlight is going to be bad, but unfortunately in many cases the trepidation ends up being warranted...

Editor's Opinion: Our Resolution Resolution

Our Resolution Resolution

Drawing some lines.

Whereas every other site on the planet seems to take pride in reporting that the latest multi-platform title runs at this resolution or that resolution, you may have noticed that we don’t really run articles about how many lines are on a screen. Indeed, some sites appear to almost salivate when even a new Xbox One exclusive...

Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Thirty One

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Thirty One

Stacks on stacks

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News: Spencer: Backgrounds, Themes, Screenshot Support Coming to Xbox One

Spencer: Backgrounds, Themes, Screenshot Support Coming to Xbox One

Features in the pipeline

In an interview with The Inner Circle podcast, Microsoft's Phil Spencer has confirmed that a few fan-demanded features are currently in the works for the Xbox One dashboard. Spencer said "Themes and background pics are something we are working on, and screenshots. I know people beat me up on screenshots...I know people like...

Round Up: Alien: Isolation Face-Hugs Critics with an Authentic Setting and Genuine Scares

Alien: Isolation Face-Hugs Critics with an Authentic Setting and Genuine Scares

Surviving the horror

It feels as if we've been waiting forever to learn whether or not Alien: Isolation would be the authentic Alien experience that fans of the iconic science-fiction franchise deserve. After the putrid taste that Aliens: Colonial Marines left in the mouths of consumers, critics, and the game industry at large, we don't blame anyone...

Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Thirty

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Thirty

Release season is heating up!

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Impressions: Cruising Through Stunning Southern Europe in Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox One

Cruising Through Stunning Southern Europe in Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox One

Dave shares his thoughts on the upcoming racer

The Forza Horizon 2 review embargo has been lifted, and while we don’t have a review prepared and polished for you just yet, we have rounded up some thoughts that we’re excited to share. Actually, our US Editor, Dave Letcavage, will be the one telling of his experiences, as he’s logged the most...

Round Up: Critics Find Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor To Be Precious

Critics Find Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor To Be Precious

Nemesis system said to be a highlight

We've been following Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor with a keen eye since it was announced. Even though the developer, Monolith Productions, has done some great work in the past, we've still retained a bit of skepticism over this extremely gritty and gory portrayal of the Lord of the Rings universe. Plus, it's a...

Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Twenty Nine

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Twenty Nine

Hyrule Warriors, Super Time Force and more Destiny

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Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Twenty Eight

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Twenty Eight

We hang with demos, D4, and that dastardly Dodongo.

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Guide: The Best Pinball FX2 Tables Money Can Buy

The Best Pinball FX2 Tables Money Can Buy

Are you ready to have a ball?

Are you interested in buying Pinball FX2 but aren’t sure which tables to download first? Well, considering some of us at pX are massive pinball junkies, we’ve compiled a little guide of sorts to help you get started. These are the tables that we find the most enjoyable to play, and ones we believe would be great...

Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Twenty Seven

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Twenty Seven

We have a date with... well, you know the rest.

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Late to the Party: Investigating the Mysteries of Shadow Complex for the First Time

Investigating the Mysteries of Shadow Complex for the First Time

Dave Letcavage gets his Metroidvania on

Not everyone has the time to play every game that’s released. Even though we try our hardest to keep up, every now and again a game slips through the cracks during the busiest points in our lives, diminishing in priority by the day until it fades from view. From time to time, with a passing mention on...

Talking Point: Tell Us About Your First Day With Destiny

Tell Us About Your First Day With Destiny

We also have a few things to say.

After what seems like ages, Destiny has finally found its way into our homes and — most importantly — our Xbox Ones and Xbox 360s. While we’re busy exploring the galaxy for our official review, we’re looking to get your opinions on your earliest hours of the adventure that Bungie has slaved over since...

Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Twenty Six

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue Twenty Six

All over the place

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News: EA Access: All The Facts And More

EA Access: All The Facts And More

The service in review

EA launched the beta version of their EA Access program for Xbox One a few weeks ago, and judging by some of the comments we’ve seen on various sites, not everyone is clear as to what it actually is! So, we thought that we’d break it down with a quick guide and give a potted opinion of the services after having used it for...

Editor's Opinion: Recapturing the Magic By Ditching the Entitlement

Recapturing the Magic By Ditching the Entitlement

Innocence lost.

Right now, the state of the gaming industry is really getting me down, man. I’m not talking about feminism, misogyny, tropes, or journalistic integrity, either – although all the toxicity leaking out around those things isn’t helping. I have my opinions on those subjects, but even with the best intentions, I know I’ll trip...

Exclusive: Guess What? Your 100% Save File In Guacamelee: STCE Isn't Quite Complete

Guess What? Your 100% Save File In Guacamelee: STCE Isn't Quite Complete

DrinkBox spills the beans about the "Super Secret Meme Room"

Sure, 100% completion status sounds like you've done and seen everything a game has to offer, does it not? But with Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition (STCE), that's just not the case. Since the launch of STCE, the game's Level Designer, Jason Canam, has been teasing this...

Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - The 25th Issue

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? - The 25th Issue

Primed for pinball, professors, and pink...spaghetti arms?

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News: Review Roundup: Madden NFL 15 Intercepts Very Good Scores On Xbox One

Review Roundup: Madden NFL 15 Intercepts Very Good Scores On Xbox One

Who's ready for Madden season?

Football season is nearly here, which means this year's iteration of Madden is set to snap. But you already knew that, right? With all those obnoxious commercials in regular rotation on TV and the internet, it would be borderline impossible to be unaware of the game's impending launch. So the question you might be...