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.

Tearaway Is The Best Thing I've Played On The Vita

It’s happening, everyone. I think there’s finally a game you really do need a PlayStation Vita to play and a Vita game you’re really going to need to play — at least judging by the first couple of hours I’ve played of this stunning game. How did this happen?

We Tried The Dark Souls 2 Beta. Brutal, But Fun

I’m going to drop some big news here, are you ready? Dark Souls 2 is really difficult. There, I said it. Of course it’s also fun, if you’re into the particular brand of masochistic fun that From Software provides. I spent two hours playing the beta and trying to get a handle on the changes, so let’s see what I learned.

See How XCOM Has Changed For Yourself

Strategy games have a tendency to straddle an area between slow, decisive moves and the chaos of action happening seemingly out of your hands and all around you. Some strategy games are slower-paced than others. As tense as things can get in XCOM: Enemy Unknown, it’s more or less leaned towards the ease of turn-based decisions than the rush of other games of its kind.

Assassin's Creed IV Looks Good So Far, But Can It Save The Series?

In 22 days’ time, we’ll know what’s really up with the next Assassin’s Creed. We’ll know if all of those trailers and videos Ubisoft has been pumping out for AC IV: Black Flag — 13 of them! — have been the oozing confidence of a team that knows they’ve made a great game or have been the sprayed misdirection of a marketing team that doesn’t mind once again raising expectations too high.