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Destiny's Squads Are Too Small

Something feels off in Destiny — and it’s not just Peter Dinklage’s delivery.


Destiny Needs More Chat Options

We’ve probably all been there at least once before. You’re innocently going about your business, shooting around corners and throwing grenades to cover your teammates when a high-pitched voice on the other end lashes out: “What the f!@#, man! You’re such a !@#$!” In-game socializing doesn’t have the greatest reputation, but that doesn’t mean it’s a lost cause or that it isn’t still incredibly useful.


Goodbye, PS3, It Was A Fun Seven Years

Last year was a sad year. Sure, I got some new consoles and handhelds, which is always fun, but I also said goodbye to my Wii, my Xbox 360 and my Nintendo DS, all replaced by newer, more expensive machines. Lots of good memories there, lots of good times to say goodbye to. My PS3, however, lingered on.


BioShock For IOS Is The Worst Way To Play A Great Game

BioShock is a classic first-person shooter. Getting the game on your iPhone and iPad might therefore seem like a steal — even if it’s a hefty $US14.99 one. But don’t be fooled by the high-profile mobile port that came out last week: this is not BioShock as I remember it.


Mario Kart's Most Hated Item Is Actually Its Best

There’s nothing worse than fighting tooth, nail and banana peel for first place in Mario Kart, only to lose it because a blue shell decided to saunter up and explode on your parade. Would you believe, though, that it’s actually one of the best things about Mario Kart?


If You're Still A True Blood Fan, Life Is Pretty Damn Sad Right Now

Buried underneath the VMAs, something else important also took place on TV last night. True Blood, HBO’s long-running series about sexy vampires and the people who love them, wound to a close.


Please, Blizzard, Make Another Warcraft RTS

Blizzard gave Warcraft fans one hell of a nostalgia trip earlier this month when it debuted the cinematic trailer for Warlords of Draenor. But much like the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion that Blizzard was teasing, the video only took gamers so far down memory lane:


It's Time For A Better Class Of Rap Games

Drake and Lil Wayne came to Queens this week as part of a tour the rappers are co-headlining. It was the third such act to pass through the Tri-State area recently, the first two being Beyonce and Jay Z’s “On The Run” and Eminem and Rhianna’s “Monster” tour. But this one was special. It was modelled off Street Fighter.


Diablo III Feels Like It Was Made For Next-Gen Consoles

It all started with the dodge button. Blizzard added that to Diablo IIIwhen bringing it to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2013. Dodging was a great feature, but it wasn’t enough to make me switch my allegiance from playing on a PC. Now that Diablo III is out for the PS4 and Xbox One, it’s a different story.