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Microsoft's Pretty New Platformer Is Looking Great So Far

I went into Ori and the Blind Forest… well, blind. I had seen a trailer for it back at E3, but other than that I hadn’t bothered with any information. Nothing against it, I just hadn’t bothered.


Assassin's Creed Unity Is Bringing Back The Series' Greatest Experiment

Here we go again. Another Assassin’s Creed that I’m excited about. Why this one? Well, oddly enough, because the game seems like a successor to the under-appreciated Assassin’s Creed Revelations.


Sniper Elite 3 Makes Me Excited To Shoot Nazi Faces

Sniper Elite v2 was disappointingly linear, but it looks like the next instalment is shaping up to be much better. Oh, and yes, there are plenty more heads exploding in slow motion.


I Played 45 Minutes Of Destiny, And It Was Kind Of Boring

Earlier this month, I got a chance to fly up to Washington and try Bungie’s upcoming sci-fi shooter, Destiny. Walking through the Bellevue office for the first time, I’m struck by all the accolades lining the walls near the reception area. Here, a giant, life-sized statue of Master Chief stands tall, casting a shadow.


The Next Big Borderlands Game Will Let You Play As Claptrap

If you’ve ever just looked up at the sky while playing a Borderlands game you might’ve noticed the big H-shaped, Hyperion-owned moonbase suspended ominously in space above the planet Pandora. Well, in the next big Borderlands game, coming out this fall, you’ll be going to that moon.


Helldivers Is Proof That Friendly Fire Can Be A Wonderful Thing

The creators of Magicka have never made a console game before, but their first — Helldivers — is one hell of a doozy. The chaotic co-op charm of Magicka never quite felt right on a gamepad, but with Helldivers, Arrowhead Game Studios hits that mark hard.


Everything We Learned About Titanfall Today

The internet is abuzz with Titanfall today as the embargo lifts on preview events, flooding the infoverse with fresh takes on Respawn’s upcoming Xbox and PC mech shooter. We couldn’t make the event, so instead we’ve rounded-up the best new looks our colleagues in the gaming press have to offer.


Four Players Are Co-Op Heroes. The Fifth Is Their Giant Enemy. Fight!

In a lot of mainstream multiplayer video games, we dress up as a soldier and take on opposing teams of other, similar soldiers. What if there were a game about a team of soldiers taking on one GIANT opponent? Maybe a massive beast that breathes fire? That would be cool.


‚ÄčThe Xbox One Launch, Minus The Hype

Microsoft has had a noisy year. The response to the Xbox One’s unpopular always-online DRM was deafening. The response to the eventual reversal of those policies was even louder. In the midst of all the noise, beyond the cancelled policies and muddled messaging, lies a video game console. What’s that thing all about, eh?


The Best Gamers On The Planet Are Trying To Kill Batman

The writer who teams up two of the world’s most popular superheroes every month says that Superman probably plays a lot of iPhone games. Batman? Civilisation all the way, with old school board games in the mix, too. But a next-next-next-generation console being used by a supervillain might prove to be more than either the Man of Steel or the Dark Knight can handle.