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Devil's Third Bears The Scars Of A Troubled Development

As a critic, I endeavour to approach each game I play with an open mind. It’s almost impossible, however, not to have some preconceptions when a game arrives for review. Knowledge of the developer, familiarity with the circumstances of its development and experience within its chosen genre are just three of the factors that come into play. Devil’s Third is an unusual case in that I came to it acutely aware of both its troubled background and a raft of overwhelmingly negative impressions from those who’ve played it so far. My expectations, then, were fairly low — and to a point, they were met.


The New Hitman's Creative Director Is Saying All The Right Things

On the last day of E3, I checked out the newly announced Hitman game, which is simply called Hitman. I also spoke with IO Interactive creative director Christian Elverdam, and he had some heartening things to say.


5 New Things In The Majora's Mask Remake

The weirdest Zelda game, 2000’s Nintendo 64 great The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, is finally coming to the 3DS on February 13. Yesterday, I had a chance to play the game for a little bit during a Nintendo event in San Francisco, and I got to see some of the changes featured in the remake.


I Wish Battlefield Hardline Let Me Be A Cop ALL The Time

My favourite part of the single player stuff in the preview build I recently played of next year’s Battlefield Hardline‘s was being a policeman. My least favourite, the Battlefield bit.


Iconic Chinese Cartoon Cat Is Back!

Back in the 1980s and early 1990s, before internet streaming and before anime, Chinese youth had a different form of animated hero; they had The Black Cat Detective. And now, he will be reborn in a new mobile game.


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.