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Video Games Interview: Joe Nickolls talks Dead Rising 4

With Xbox FanFest and EB Expo both kicking off over the weekend, we had a chance to chat with Joe Nickolls, studio director of Capcom Vancouver, currently developing Dead Rising 4. We pelted him with questions about the upcoming invent-your-own-mayhem zombie adventure title. Continue reading Video Games Interview: Joe Nickolls talks Dead Rising 4

Video Games Review: NBA 2K17 (PS4, 2016)

Basketball is one of the few American sports I follow zealously. A long-time Celtics fan (you heard me, wannafightaboudit), I find myself with a love-dread relationship with basketball video games. NBA 2K17 comes loaded for bear with an involved My Career mode that gets right to heart of my idiosyncratic relationship to these games.  Continue reading Video Games Review: NBA 2K17 (PS4, 2016)

End of an era: Blizzard to retire the Battle.net name

Blizzard Entertainment have indicated that they will be “transitioning away from” Battle.net, the name the company has used to denote its multiplayer services since Diablo‘s release in 1996, citing confusion over the name from outside parties. Continue reading End of an era: Blizzard to retire the Battle.net name

Video Games Review: Forza Horizon 3 (Xbox One, 2016)

GOD, I love the Forza Horizon series. It’s everything I want in a racing game — a balance of work hard/play hard — race now, then go where you like, in whatever car you want and just enjoy the act of doing that. It’s a total breath of fresh air, especially after the endless procession of staid, serious racing sims we see in this industry (and that includes its Forza Motorsport stablemate).

Here’s the thing, though: Forza Horizon 3 is one of the strangest gaming experiences I’ve ever had. Why? Because it’s set in not one, but two cities with which I am intimately familiar. Continue reading Video Games Review: Forza Horizon 3 (Xbox One, 2016)

EXCLUSIVE: Check out this brand new art from Dishonored 2

With Dishonored 2 only a month-and-change away, the glimpses we’re getting of the game are becoming more and more enticing — from Korvo and Emily’s stealth and combat prowess, the world and, now, art. Hit the jump for your first look at the art of Karnaca, the city in which Dishonored 2 is set. Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Check out this brand new art from Dishonored 2

Video Games Review: ReCore (Xbox One, 2016)

There was a period between 2002 and 2007, lets call it the post-Ocarina of Time era, where action adventure games found a formula that worked and then stuck to it like glue. A plucky protagonist visits many, varied locations, delves into dungeons, collect treasure and items, upgrades their skills and eventually finds themselves in a showdown with the story’s big bad. ReCore operates wholly in the tradition of these games, and that may be where it will either firmly gain or immediately lose your interest. Continue reading Video Games Review: ReCore (Xbox One, 2016)

Video Games Review: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (PS4, 2016)

I honestly don’t know what Deus Ex fans would have done without Eidos Montreal. After a debut outing that became a modern classic, a poorly-received sequel in Deus Ex: Invisible War and whatever the hell Project: Snowblind was supposed to be, the series languished until Eidos Montreal came along to rescue it in 2011’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Now, with that experience guiding them forward, Eidos Montreal returns to the world of Adam Jensen in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Continue reading Video Games Review: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (PS4, 2016)

EXCLUSIVE: Forza Horizon 3‘s complete soundtrack features Chet Faker, 1200 Techniques and more

The thing that facilitated many of Forza Horizon 2‘s most memorable moments was its wide-ranging soundtrack of licensed music. Releasing in only a few weeks, Forza Horizon 3 is promising a similarly top-shelf tracklist. The best part? Given the game’s Australian setting, the soundtrack is filled with popular local artists. Hit the jump to see the tracklist in full! Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Forza Horizon 3‘s complete soundtrack features Chet Faker, 1200 Techniques and more

Interview: Playground Games’ Ralph Fulton talks Forza Horizon 3‘s amazing soundtrack

With Forza Horizon 3 only a matter of weeks away, and the soundtrack announcement fresh in our minds, we had a chance to chat to Playground Games’ Creative Director Ralph Fulton via email about what goes into curating a soundtrack of this size and scope. Continue reading Interview: Playground Games’ Ralph Fulton talks Forza Horizon 3‘s amazing soundtrack