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Checking In with Destiny 2.0  

Checking In with Destiny 2.0

Today, I show off as much of what has changed with Destiny’s big 2.0 update as I can with the release of The Taken King expansion coming next week. Tune in at about the 12:15 mark to see the beginning of the game with Nolan North as the new voice of the Ghost.

“Disney Infinity 3.0” Review

“Disney Infinity 3.0” Review

To no huge surprise, Disney Interactive Studios has had quite a hit on their hands with Disney Infinity p. Disney merchandising has long banked on getting toys in the hands of kids (preferably while wearing Disney clothes in a Disney park after you’ve seen the Disney movie). Star Wars, though? Arguably the king of toys. We’re talking about a property that has seen roughly 22,093,482 variations of Darth Vader figures (you don’t need to fact check me on that, promise) and that […]

SmashPad Live from GameStop Expo 2015

SmashPad Live from GameStop Expo 2015

Tomorrow, retail gaming giant GameStop will be hosting its annual GameStop Expo at The Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas. This year marks the second time they’ve had the Expo in Vegas since 2013, as numbers doubled when they were in the Anaheim Convention Center last year. Though the expo is mostly a chance for the public to try out games and demos they most likely missed out on at E3, considering the fact that we missed E3 this year, we […]

“Madden NFL 16” Review

“Madden NFL 16” Review

With less than two weeks until the 2015-2016 NFL season, gamers who are also football fans are probably midway through their own “Madden season.” The game is already out, so if you’re reading this review, odds are you’re on the fence as to whether you should get the game, as EA Sports releases this popular title every year with minor changes barely worth a mention at the water cooler.

“Life is Strange, Episode 4: Dark Room” Review

“Life is Strange, Episode 4: Dark Room” Review

“It’s not all bad news in Arcadia Bay. Or is it…?” This quote summarizes Life is Strange, Episode 4: Dark Room rather well. From its opening scene until the haunting, even borderline traumatic last, Dark Room goes there—you know, there.

[SDCC 2015] “Snoopy’s Grand Adventure” Hands-On

[SDCC 2015] “Snoopy’s Grand Adventure” Hands-On

The Peanuts had a pretty prominent presence at Comic-Con this year, highlighted by both its booth at the San Diego Convention Center’s exhibit hall, as well as outside the convention center in a giant balloon shaped like Snoopy’s doghouse.  To the average attendee’s surprise, a video game was playable in the form of Snoopy’s Grand Adventure, coming to almost every platform soon.

[SDCC 2015] “Mighty No. 9” Hands-On

[SDCC 2015] “Mighty No. 9” Hands-On

We recently got our hands on the upcoming “spiritual successor” to Mega Man, Mighty No. 9, at Square Enix’s booth at Comic-Con, and it’s turning out to be quite the polished game.

A Visual Tour of Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

A Visual Tour of Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

At this year’s E3 Microsoft announced that the Xbox One would support running Xbox 360 games natively. That may not be completely true, but for all intents and purposes the result is that Xbox 360 games run on the Xbox One. Here is the process for both downloadable Arcade titles and Disc based games.

“Lego Jurassic World” Review

“Lego Jurassic World” Review

These days, major properties are almost assured to receive merchandise licensing from at least the following companies: Funko, Sideshow Toys/Hot Toys, (insert snack company here), and Lego. When you go with Lego, and you have a movie, you have a great shot at a video game! Jurassic World is no exception. The beloved franchise (well, at least 1/3rd beloved…) has seen its share of video games throughout the years, but none have really hit the mark. Lego games tend to […]

[E3 2015] Microsoft’s Press Conference Synopsis

[E3 2015] Microsoft’s Press Conference Synopsis

Monday morning, Microsoft led off the press conference for E3 2015. The general consensus appeared favorable. Microsoft themselves claimed multiple times that this is their strongest lineup in Xbox history. Let’s take a look!

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