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  • E3 2014: The Order: 1886 Preview: Monster achievement in graphics and seamless gameplay

    The Order: 1886 is a game that has been continuously praised for its beauty, even winning our Best Graphics award for E3 2014. While it is truly a stunning visual achievement in gaming, The Order: 1886 has done little else to distinguish itself to gamers and critics prior to its appearance at this y...

  • E3 2014: DRIVECLUB Preview: A warm welcome to hardcore racing

    The untouchable Crash Team Racing is my favorite racing game ever, so I’ve never identified with fans of hardcore, simulation racers. Thankfully, DRIVECLUB is most definitely not such a game. When I went hands-on with Evolution’s PlayStation 4 showcase at E3 this week, I was surprised by...

  • E3 2014: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel hands-on impressions: take your game into outer space

    Associate editor Will Robinson and freelancer Jon Ottman got the time to play the interestingly named Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel at E3 2014 and found more new additions to the co-op shooter’s formula than expected. While no Space Olympics, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel provides new challenges,...

  • E3 2014: Tales of Xillia 2 impressions: a promising JRPG sequel

    Freelancer Jon Ottman and senior editor Ernest Lin viewed a presentation by Bandai Namco on the Japanese role-playing game Tales of Xillia 2 at E3 this year. Being the longtime Tales connoisseur he is, Jon delves into details and overview of what gamers can expect in the sequel to Tales of Xillia. ...

  • E3 2014: Bloodborne Preview: A faster Dark Souls for fans and disenfranchised

    I didn't quit the notoriously difficult Demon's Souls and its tougher sequel because they were too hard. Rather, From Software's renowned action-RPGs, with their nebulous stories and mysterious worlds, never hooked me on the most fundamental aspect of such an experience: the gameplay. Slow, methodic...

  • EA Sports UFC Preview - taking the fight to a new level

    With the Fight Night development team behind it, EA Sports UFC is in very safe hands. Fight Night Round 3 won multiple awards during its release year and the franchise made real strides in the genre with impressive real-world physics which gave battles an authentic look and feel that had never been ...

  • Sniper Elite 3 Hands-on Preview: shooting for supremacy

    In an industry ripe with ostentatious shooters such as Call of Duty and Battlefield, Sniper Elite is something of a breath of fresh air. Unlike other set piece-heavy blasters - be it third-person or first-person - Rebellion Entertainment has set its crosshairs firmly on creating a differentiating ex...

  • The Order: 1886 Hands-on Preview: Judging a mysterious book by its gorgeous cover

    Out of all the announced PlayStation 4 titles, The Order 1886 certainly holds the allure of being one of the most mysterious. Much of the PlayStation nation is hoping it could be the console’s first exclusive-IP hit. This is a game, after all, that many are touting as the PS4’s Unchart...

  • The Evil Within Hands-on Preview: Survival Horror gets a new lease of life

    Masterminded by esteemed developer and Resident Evil creator, Shinji Mikami, The Evil Within has a fair amount of expectation weighing on its shoulders. Not only is it Mikami-san’s swan song as a game director, but it’s also the title that gamers are looking to reinvigorate the flagging ...

  • Bound by Flame PS4: First 15 minutes gameplay video and impressions

    Bound by Flame, the new action RPG from French developer Spiders, launches today and if you haven’t made up your mind yet on whether you’re up for indulging in a bit of fantasy role-playing, then the following first 15 minutes of gameplay from the PlayStation 4 version may help you reach...

  • The Order: 1886 Preview: This could be the reason to own a PS4

    Last week, I went behind-closed-doors for a sneak peek at The Order: 1886, one of PlayStation 4's most anticipated--and most mysterious--exclusives. Indeed, before Ready at Dawn walked me through a roughly 15-minute section of live gameplay, I had little idea what The Order actually was, let alone w...

  • inFAMOUS: Second Son Preview: Choices and changes that matter

    Longtime fans of inFAMOUS know what scary change feels like. The controversy that erupted when Cole MacGrath's character model from the original game was overhauled in preparation for the sequel was perhaps the first sign that inFAMOUS fans know exactly what they want and just want more of it. In mo...

  • Danganronpa is intense, hilarious, and could be PS Vita's next niche hit

    To find the very best PS Vita games, you have to look beyond conventional genres and blockbuster names. Sure, Killzone: Mercenary is a fun shooter that captures most of its console brothers' intensity and multiplayer fun. Tearaway is charming and memorable, as Media Molecule is known to bring in spa...

  • Hands-on with Tiny Brains and War Thunder on PS4

    At a PS4 review event today, I was beset with a myriad of things to do and see. Chief among my options was inFAMOUS: Second Son (check out my hands-on impressions), but in true new-Sony fashion, a diverse array of games from independent developers were on display, as well. With only so much time to ...

  • Tearaway hands-on preview

    As the creator behind the critically-acclaimed LittleBigPlanet franchise, Media Molecule’s pedigree certainly speaks for itself. Indeed, the DIY platform series - starring the multi-faced and lovable SackBoy - quickly became synonymous with the PlayStation 3 and its handheld cousins, solidifyi...