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    Sherlock Holmes: Crime and Punishment ‘Art Of The Interrogation’ Trailer

    September 1st, 2014

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    The resourceful Sherlock Holmes is never content with merely examining crimes scenes; re-evaluating clues gained from interrogations, physical evidence and observations will unlock further paths of deduction, and lead to more clues and dialog options. This trailer showcases Holmes’ unique set of skills aimed at cataloguing facts about a person by their appearance, which may raise doubts about their claims and stories.

    Holmes will undertake six unique cases and meet up to five suspects per investigation, all of whom could logically be connected to the crime, enough to have committed it. One or more suspects can be convicted, so it is imperative that detectives build the clearest picture from which to deduce the most likely culprit.

    Crimes & Punishments – your new investigation game for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC from Frogwares coming on September 30th

     

     

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    Born and raised in Texas, Bryan has developed a never-ending passion for gaming throughout his entire life. Some say he was born with a controller in his hands! In 2001 Halo had shattered his little 8 year old mind and gave him the inspiration to work for Bungie and pledge eternal fanboyism for the Sci-Fi shooter they're famed for. In high school he took his first step toward his dream as he signed up for four years of 3D Amination. Appropriately, he also works for his local GameStop where he gushes enthusiastically over upcoming titles. Bryan has a steadily growing collection of games and consoles ranging from the Nintendo Entertainment System to current-gen as he is ever vigilant of acquiring remarkable titles over decades of gaming. Look for Spartan 482 on Xbox LIVE. He'll never back down 'cause "Spartans never quit!"

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    MechRunner Running on PS4, Vita and PC Soon

    September 1st, 2014

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    After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Spark Plug Games has been hard work on their latest mech game, MechRunner. In their latest update, the once “on rails” gameplay has been completely overhauled for more freedom, allowing direct control of the XP41 vehicle. Plus, the visuals have been polished to deliver a cleaner and smoother action.

    In cooperation with Sony, Spark Plug Games is set to launch their game on PlayStation 4 and Vita later this year, and self-launching on PC, via Steam, in Q4 2014.

     

     

     

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    Born and raised in Texas, Bryan has developed a never-ending passion for gaming throughout his entire life. Some say he was born with a controller in his hands! In 2001 Halo had shattered his little 8 year old mind and gave him the inspiration to work for Bungie and pledge eternal fanboyism for the Sci-Fi shooter they're famed for. In high school he took his first step toward his dream as he signed up for four years of 3D Amination. Appropriately, he also works for his local GameStop where he gushes enthusiastically over upcoming titles. Bryan has a steadily growing collection of games and consoles ranging from the Nintendo Entertainment System to current-gen as he is ever vigilant of acquiring remarkable titles over decades of gaming. Look for Spartan 482 on Xbox LIVE. He'll never back down 'cause "Spartans never quit!"

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    Total War: Rome II Emperor Edition Announced

    September 1st, 2014

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    Total War: Rome II, the best-selling game in the Total War Series, is receiving the royal treatment with the release of the definitive Emperor Edition.

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    Emperor Edition gathers together all the free content to date, which includes wide-ranging revisions to the gameplay, additions to game features, and adds the new Campaign expansion, ‘Imperator Augustus’. More importantly, players who already own a copy of ROME II will receive all the content mentioned above via automatic update on the day of launch, upgrading them to Emperor Edition at no cost.

    The new ‘Imperator Augustus’ Campaign adds hundreds of hours of sandbox gameplay across a new campaign map reflecting the geopolitical boundaries of the Second Triumvirate War. Players will determine the outcome of a vast civil war, which saw Octavian, Marc Antony and Lepidus fighting to become the very first Emperor of Rome.

    Alongside all feature updates from launch, the Emperor Edition includes Twitch integration, touch controls, new factions, new units and now the Mac version. Emperor Edition also features an improved politics system, overhauled building chains, rebalanced battles, and improved visuals in both campaign and battle.

    Total War: Rome II Emperor Edition is slated to launch sometime in September.

     

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    Born and raised in Texas, Bryan has developed a never-ending passion for gaming throughout his entire life. Some say he was born with a controller in his hands! In 2001 Halo had shattered his little 8 year old mind and gave him the inspiration to work for Bungie and pledge eternal fanboyism for the Sci-Fi shooter they're famed for. In high school he took his first step toward his dream as he signed up for four years of 3D Amination. Appropriately, he also works for his local GameStop where he gushes enthusiastically over upcoming titles. Bryan has a steadily growing collection of games and consoles ranging from the Nintendo Entertainment System to current-gen as he is ever vigilant of acquiring remarkable titles over decades of gaming. Look for Spartan 482 on Xbox LIVE. He'll never back down 'cause "Spartans never quit!"

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    New Batch Of Car Reveals For Forza Horizon 2

    August 31st, 2014

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    Currently on week 6 of their car announcements, Playground Games has revealed fourteen more featured cars from their 200+ line-up. This week’s cars are Forza Community favorites, all of which have reached legendary status among the fans.

    Car #5

    1981 BMW M1

    Car #4

    1973 BMW 2002 Turbo

    Car #3

    1963 Volkswagen Beetle

    Car #1

    1967 Lamborghini Miura P400

    Car #2

    2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition

    Here are the rest of the week six cars.

    • 1995 Ferrari F50
    • 1992 Honda NSX-R
    • 1985 Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT Apex
    • 1985 Ford RS200 Evolution
    • 2009 Ferrari 458 Italia
    • 1994 Nissan 240SX SE
    • 1968 Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds 442
    • 2012 Caterham Superlight R500
    • 2009 Honda S2000 CR

     

    Here is the list of all currently announced cars in Forza Horizon 2:

    1. 1980 Abarth Fiat 131
    2. 2010 Abarth 500 esseesse
    3. 2013 Abarth Punto Supersport
    4. 2002 Acura RSX Type-S
    5. 2007 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
    6. 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ2
    7. 2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde
    8. 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio Verde
    9. 1968 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale
    10. 1971 AMC Javelin AMX
    11. 2013 Ariel Atom 500 V8
    12. 1964 Aston Martin DB5
    13. 1958 Aston Martin DBR1
    14. 2010 Aston Martin One-77
    15. 2011 Aston Martin V12 Zagato (Villa d’Este)
    16. 2012 Aston Martin Vanquish
    17. 2013 Audi R8 Coupé V10 plus 5.2 FSI quattro
    18. 1995 Audi RS 2 Avant
    19. 2011 Audi RS 3 Sportback
    20. 2006 Audi RS 4
    21. 2011 Audi RS 5 Coupé
    22. 2013 Audi S4
    23. 1983 Audi Sport quattro
    24. 2010 Audi TT RS Coupé
    25. 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe
    26. 1973 BMW 2002 Turbo
    27. 1981 BMW M1
    28. 1997 BMW M3
    29. 1991 BMW M3
    30. 2008 BMW M3
    31. 2012 BMW M5
    32. 2011 BMW X5 M
    33. 2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is
    34. 2012 Bowler EXR S
    35. 2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
    36. 2012 Caterham Superlight R500
    37. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
    38. 1990 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z
    39. 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
    40. 1979 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
    41. 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
    42. 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS-454
    43. 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
    44. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 427
    45. 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
    46. 1995 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1
    47. 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS 409
    48. 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T
    49. 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392
    50. 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8
    51. 1968 Dodge Dart HEMI Super Stock
    52. 2009 Ferrari 458 Italia
    53. 1995 Ferrari F50
    54. 1957 Ferrari 250 California
    55. 1962 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso
    56. 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO
    57. 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
    58. 2002 Ferrari Enzo Ferrari
    59. 1994 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta
    60. 2012 Ferrari F12berlinetta
    61. 2007 Ferrari 430 Scuderia
    62. 2013 Ferrari LaFerrari
    63. 1973 Ford Capri RS3100
    64. 1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth
    65. 1977 Ford Escort RS1800
    66. 2009 Ford Focus RS
    67. 2013 Ford Focus ST
    68. 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302
    69. 1985 Ford RS200 Evolution
    70. 2000 Ford SVT Cobra R
    71. 1993 Ford SVT Cobra R
    72. 1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500
    73. 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
    74. 2011 Ford Transit SuperSportVan
    75. 2012 Hennessey Venom GT
    76. 1997 Honda Civic Type R
    77. 2004 Honda Civic Type-R
    78. 1992 Honda NSX-R
    79. 2009 Honda S2000 CR
    80. 2006 HUMMER H1 Alpha
    81. 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track
    82. 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo
    83. 1956 Jaguar D-Type
    84. 1961 Jaguar E-type S1
    85. 1954 Jaguar XK120 SE
    86. 1945 Jeep Willys MB
    87. 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
    88. 2011 Koenigsegg Agera
    89. 2013 KTM X-Bow R
    90. 1988 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV
    91. 1997 Lamborghini Diablo SV
    92. 2014 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4
    93. 1967 Lamborghini Miura P400
    94. 1982 Lancia 037 Stradale
    95. 1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale EVO
    96. 1986 Lancia Delta S4
    97. 1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale
    98. 2013 Lexus GS350 F Sport
    99. 2010 Lexus LFA
    100. 2014 Local Motors Rally Fighter
    101. 1956 Lotus Eleven
    102. 2012 Lotus Exige S
    103. 2010 Maserati Gran Turismo S
    104. 2013 Mazda MX-5
    105. 1994 Mazda MX-5 Miata
    106. 1997 Mazda RX-7
    107. 2011 Mazda RX-8 R3
    108. 1993 McLaren F1
    109. 2013 McLaren P1
    110. 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II
    111. 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupé
    112. 2013 Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG
    113. 2012 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series
    114. 2013 Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG
    115. 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series
    116. 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG
    117. 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
    118. 1965 MINI Cooper S
    119. 2012 MINI John Cooper Works GP
    120. 1999 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI GSR
    121. 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII MR
    122. 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR
    123. 1994 Nissan 240SX SE
    124. 2010 Nissan 370Z
    125. 2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition
    126. 1970 Nissan Datsun 510
    127. 1969 Nissan Fairlady Z 432
    128. 1994 Nissan Fairlady Z Version S Twin Turbo
    129. 1992 Nissan Silvia CLUB K’s
    130. 2000 Nissan Silvia Spec-R
    131. 1971 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R
    132. 1993 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec
    133. 2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II
    134. 1968 Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds 442
    135. 2012 Pagani Huayra
    136. 2009 Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster
    137. 1971 Plymouth Cuda 426 HEMI
    138. 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge
    139. 1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am SD-455
    140. 1987 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am GTA
    141. 1980 Renault 5 Turbo
    142. 1973 Renault Alpine A110 1600S
    143. 2003 Renault Sport Clio V6
    144. 2010 Renault Megane RS 250
    145. 1995 RUF CTR2
    146. 2011 RUF Rt 12 S
    147. 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
    148. 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
    149. 1999 SRT Viper GTS ACR
    150. 2013 Subaru BRZ
    151. 1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STi
    152. 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
    153. 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
    154. 2011 Subaru WRX STI
    155. 1974 Toyota Celica GT
    156. 1994 Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205
    157. 2013 Toyota GT86
    158. 1995 Toyota MR2 GT
    159. 1985 Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT Apex
    160. 1998 Toyota Supra RZ
    161. 2005 TVR Sagaris
    162. 2012 Vauxhall Astra VXR
    163. 2009 Vauxhall Corsa VXR
    164. 2013 SRT Viper GTS
    165. 1995 Volkswagen Corrado VR6
    166. 1992 Volkswagen Golf Gti 16v Mk2
    167. 2010 Volkswagen Golf R
    168. 2003 Volkswagen Golf R32
    169. 1963 Volkswagen Beetle
    170. 1984 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI
    171. 2011 Volkswagen Scirocco R
    172. 1981 Volkswagen Scirocco S
    173. 1963 Volkswagen Type 2 De Luxe

    Forza Horizon 2 will be coming out exclusively on Xbox consoles September 30th.

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    Born and raised in Texas, Bryan has developed a never-ending passion for gaming throughout his entire life. Some say he was born with a controller in his hands! In 2001 Halo had shattered his little 8 year old mind and gave him the inspiration to work for Bungie and pledge eternal fanboyism for the Sci-Fi shooter they're famed for. In high school he took his first step toward his dream as he signed up for four years of 3D Amination. Appropriately, he also works for his local GameStop where he gushes enthusiastically over upcoming titles. Bryan has a steadily growing collection of games and consoles ranging from the Nintendo Entertainment System to current-gen as he is ever vigilant of acquiring remarkable titles over decades of gaming. Look for Spartan 482 on Xbox LIVE. He'll never back down 'cause "Spartans never quit!"

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    Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 Demo Dated

    August 31st, 2014

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    Are you eager to get onto the soccer field this season? KONAMI’s PES 2015 demo is the perfect opportunity for a pre-season session to get acquainted with the new control system. PES 2015 focuses on recreating the heart-in-mouth tension of top-flight football through all-new control elements, including the most authentic close control system ever, new shooting and goal keeper routines, plus enhanced PES ID systems to recreate the playing styles of both individual players and their teams.

    Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. has announced it will release the on September 17th for Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network. The PSN version of the demo will also have direct link to pre-order the title, which includes items to be used in the new myClub game mode.

    PES 2015 will be released globally for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on November 13th.

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    Start Throwing Punches In The NHL 15 Demo Now

    August 31st, 2014

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    Get your first taste of a new generation of hockey videogames. With the demo, you can lace up as either team from the 2014 Stanley Cup Final, the Los Angeles Kings or New York Rangers, and skate under the bright lights of Madison Square Garden and the Staples Center. If you are new to the NHL franchise or just want to work on mastering the Superstar Skill Stick, jump into the demo’s Practice Mode for a free skate against a goalie.

    The NHL 15 demo is now available for download on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles. The NHL 15 will officially be release on September 9 in North America, September 12th in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

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    Lego Batman 3 Has A Release Date and Cover Art

    August 31st, 2014

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    Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has released the exciting new key art for LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, and in appropriate fashion, it perfectly captures the game in all its epic, bricky glory.

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    The Caped Crusader joins forces with the super heroes of the DC Comics universe to stop the evil Brainiac. Using the power of the Green Lanterns, Brainiac has traveled across the universe shrinking entire cities to add to his twisted collection, and he plans on targeting the earth next. The greatest of heroes and the most dastardly of villains on Earth will venture to different Lantern Worlds to collect the Lantern Rings and stop Brainiac before it’s too late!

    LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham will be available in retail stores in the US on November 11th, UK on the 14th, and will launch on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4. PlayStation 3, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, and PC.

     

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    The Golf Club Review: Making That Albatross

    August 27th, 2014

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    Release Date: August 19th, 2014

    Developer: HB Studios

    Publisher: HB Studios

    Platform: [Reviewed: PC], PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    Genre: Sports

    Rated: E for Everyone

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    Let’s get this fact out of the way – I don’t play sports games. As far as golf goes, Grand Theft Auto V’s virtual course is the only experience with golf I have, and it was pretty fun, so it counts I suppose. So what does The Golf Club deliver for seasoned players? Or maybe more importantly, what does The Golf Club do for rookies like me?

    Accessibility is a major focus with The Golf Club. Starting with Tee-Off, I quickly jumped into a half round of golf as I’m introduced to a disembodied caddy that will accompany players throughout your time in The Golf Club. The course in Tee-Off lets players get accustomed to the controls and mechanics; knowing how much power to put in a swing, when to fade or draw, and checking the direction of the wind is simple enough, though judging power behind your putt needs some getting used to. I was surprised how easy it was to pick up and play, and for someone that isn’t into sports games, that a major plus from me.

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    Outside of Tee-Off is Play A Round, Tour, and Tournament. For those looking to prove something, these modes have players looking to best one another in the leaderboards by having the best possible round(s) of golf on each course. Lastly, it’s the Greg Norman Course Designer that will keep players coming back. The self-explanatory mode features a fully featured course creator that provides the tools to craft the courses of your dreams.

    While the Unity Engine doesn’t demand a heft rig, the fidelity in which The Golf Club is presented is clean and crisp on any platform. The tranquility that I would have imagined if I played a real game of golf is captured perfectly. No music can be heard while playing a round -just you, the chirping of birds, probably the croaking of frogs, and your trusty caddy to make you feel immersed, as if you were really playing a peaceful game of golf.

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    This has been a very positive experience for me. I was able to play decently well enough, learn a few things about golf, and I made a nifty little course of my own that I poured hours into. It’s that accessibility I mentioned before that made this game; presenting players an easy access golf game to have fun with while providing fun and challenging gameplay. Now I noticed that a Career mode is missing, as many other golf titles have. It loses some of that driving factor to keep playing as there is no incentive other than to prove who plays better, but the game provides enough for pros and newcomers alike to find plenty to do in The Golf Club, especially the course designer!

    Gameplay: 4/5

    Visuals: 4.25/5

    Audio: 4.5/5

    Controls: 4/5

    Replayability: 3.5/5

    Overall Rating: 4/5

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    Shootout: Destiny vs. Halo: The Master Chief Collection

    August 21st, 2014

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    The gaming drought of 2014 is thankfully coming to an end, and a new wave of games is headed our way. Among four first person shooter titles coming out this fall, two in particular have an interesting connection to each other. Bungie, who once developed Halo, has since passed the torch to 343 Industries and is now inching ever closer to the launch date of their latest title, Destiny. Not too far behind that, 343 Industries is also releasing Halo: The Master Chief Collection – a collection of every Halo title featuring the Master Chief, packed into one disk. Two titles, both of whom share Bungie’s legendary legacy of excellence, are about to clash for top dog in the FPS market, but which one should you get this holiday season? Should you go with the newbie, or the undisputed FPS sci-fi champ?

    Now it may be unfair to compare the two, seeing as Destiny isn’t even out yet and Halo is already a well-established series, but I believe Destiny’s beta spoke volumes. Looking at both games now, you could say that they are very comparable; however, Destiny is establishing itself away from its predecessor and simply saying that the two are alike would just be false, despite some similarities.

    Halo-The-Master-Chief-Collection-Blowout-Shot-Final-tifHalo: The Mater Chief Collection tells is linear, story-driven game, recollecting the events that will lead up to the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians. Halo set the bar for first person-shooters back in 2001 and others claimed to be a “Halo-Killer” in an attempt to dethrone it, but Halo stood tall in a league of their own. Halo then skyrocketed itself past our atmosphere with the release of Halo 2, which improved upon everything in the original and changed the face of competitive online multiplayer on consoles. Halo 3 brought the original trilogy to an epic and (personally) heart-wrenching conclusion, and after Halo went to 343, Master Chief was needed once again, to face against an ancient foe in the new Forerunner story arc. Every major Halo title, over 100 multiplayer maps (6 of which have been remastered), a streamlined UI for the best possible Halo experience, the Halo: Nightfall live action series, and an invitation to the Halo 5: Guardians beta. Dang!

    Destiny seems to be living in Halo’s shadow at the moment; some frequently stating that Destiny is just a multiplatform Halo clone. But neigh I say, it ain’t that way! In my Destiny Beta Impressions, I completely gushed about it, but I will recap some of the things I have mentioned. Unlike any other shooter out there today, Destiny has merged FPS, RPG, and MMOs together into one unique hybrid. You can build your own character, gather friends to form a fireteam, and roam the solar system in a fight against The destiny-e3-24Darkness. The signature Bungie feel is definitely there: the feel of the controls, the soundtrack, a grand sense of scale, it’s all there. How you go about playing the actual game would be akin to Borberlands if it mixed with a MMO. There are three classes to choose from, all of whom have different powers, abilities, armors, and you can progress through the game any which way you like: as a lone wolf, with friends, or just interact with others as you come across them.

    Both Bungie and 343 Industries have a clear goal for their future, and that is to make 2 of the biggest franchises of this upcoming generation. Destiny seems to be the next big step for the first-person shooters as it enters territory not yet explored by the genre. The Master Chief Collection is bringing Xbox One users the absolute largest collection of games since The Orange Box, blowing it completely out of the water in terms of sheer content. Choosing either/or is easily justifiable, they’re both fantastic additions to gaming, so much so that I’d be inclined to suggest purchasing both. But everyone has different tastes, whether you like one, the other, or none of them.

    To those who believe that this article applies to them, get whatever one you want. To be really honest, the amount of content in The Master Chief Collection is staggering; anyone who owns an Xbox One would be hard-pressed to find a better deal than this, let alone in general. Destiny on the other had has yet to prove itself, though it is still from that Bungie pedigree, basically ensuring us that a fun time will be had. Only when it finally launches, will we be able to justly analyze Destiny by its fullest potential. I for one am excited to play through them both.

     

     

     

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    Born and raised in Texas, Bryan has developed a never-ending passion for gaming throughout his entire life. Some say he was born with a controller in his hands! In 2001 Halo had shattered his little 8 year old mind and gave him the inspiration to work for Bungie and pledge eternal fanboyism for the Sci-Fi shooter they're famed for. In high school he took his first step toward his dream as he signed up for four years of 3D Amination. Appropriately, he also works for his local GameStop where he gushes enthusiastically over upcoming titles. Bryan has a steadily growing collection of games and consoles ranging from the Nintendo Entertainment System to current-gen as he is ever vigilant of acquiring remarkable titles over decades of gaming. Look for Spartan 482 on Xbox LIVE. He'll never back down 'cause "Spartans never quit!"

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    Rise of the Tomb Raider Xbox One Exclusivity For Holiday 2015

    August 18th, 2014

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    Gamescom 2014 over in Cologne, Germany saw big names in the gaming industry like Microsoft and Sony talk about their games and announce some new stuff. Both had great conferences this year, but Microsoft had something up their sleeve, the one thing that caught the attention of everyone that tuned in online or attended the show personally – Rise of the Tomb Raider being exclusive to Xbox One.

    “Coming Holiday 2015, Exclusively on Xbox”, this made everyone, including some Xbox owners upset, and to a degree, it’s understandable. Tomb Raider has always been a multi-platform title and then a sudden announcement of exclusivity had PlayStation and PC owners ready to grab their torches and pitchforks, ready to boycott the newest Tomb Raider. I on the other hand believed that this was a smart move on Microsoft’s part; having an already well-established and well known action series be only on your console is just a good idea in a business perspective. Microsoft doesn’t have an action/adventure IP all to their own like Sony does with Uncharted, and now with this announcement, they have one in Rise of the Tomb Raider – at least for a while.

    Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft’s Xbox division, made another announcement later on the week to clarify that Rise of the Tomb Raider is, in fact, a timed exclusive. Mr. Spencer mentioned the details about the deal that they made with Square Enix, saying that he in no way bought the exclusivity or IP, and that there is an obvious “duration” for their deal. Where it ends up and what is done with Rise of the Tomb Raider is all up to Square Enix.

    While it cushioned that blow that many gamers felt, it lessened the punching power that this news originally had. Regardless of now being a timed exclusive, this still works in Microsoft’s favor, as they still have an answer to Uncharted which has also been slated for 2015.

    In the end, Rise of the Tomb Raider will still make its way to PlayStation and PC, but for how long it will take to get there is still unknown. For now, the only solid bit of information that we have is that it will be a timed exclusive for Xbox platforms.

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    Born and raised in Texas, Bryan has developed a never-ending passion for gaming throughout his entire life. Some say he was born with a controller in his hands! In 2001 Halo had shattered his little 8 year old mind and gave him the inspiration to work for Bungie and pledge eternal fanboyism for the Sci-Fi shooter they're famed for. In high school he took his first step toward his dream as he signed up for four years of 3D Amination. Appropriately, he also works for his local GameStop where he gushes enthusiastically over upcoming titles. Bryan has a steadily growing collection of games and consoles ranging from the Nintendo Entertainment System to current-gen as he is ever vigilant of acquiring remarkable titles over decades of gaming. Look for Spartan 482 on Xbox LIVE. He'll never back down 'cause "Spartans never quit!"

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