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  • BioShock: Infinite Burial at Sea - Episode One Review: a return to one of gaming's most iconic locations

    Irrational Games was always onto a winner with its first chunk of single-player DLC for BioShock: Infinite, Burial at Sea. After all, from the get-go it was confirmed that players would be returning to the underwater metropolis of Rapture, which has already been firmly imprinted on gamers’ con...

  • BioShock: Infinite Burial at Sea - Episode Two Review: An emotional sendoff for Irrational's flagship series

    The second and final chapter of BioShock Infinite’s Burial at Sea DLC is a decidedly poignant experience, least of all because it marks the culmination of the intricate, multi-dimensional narrative that begun a year ago with Irrational Games’ acclaimed cerebral FPS. More importantly howe...

  • BioShock: Infinite Review

    As soon as the credits started rolling at the end of BioShock Infinite, I scooped my jaw up from the floor and jumped on my laptop to start emailing my co-workers here at PSU. Just about everyone on our team was already knee deep in the story, and while I was careful not to spoil anything, I couldn'...

  • Bit.Trip Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien Review

    The somewhat-obnoxiously named Bit.Trip Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien exudes a voluminous aura of indie charm, but it's particular gamers who will fall in love with Commander Video's latest adventure. With nary a story beat to miss, you're in it for the gameplay, and Runner 2 goes...

  • Blacklight: Retribution Review: Top-flight free-to-play multiplayer shooter

    Back in 1999, a free-to-play beta was released on PC that bucked the trend of AAA first-person shooters. Counter-Strike only went on to become the most popular FPS for years on PC. Blacklight: Retribution reminds me of Counter-Strike in many ways. Zombie Studios is attempting to carve out its own sp...

  • Blast Factor Review

    As joyful gamers trudged home on November 17th 2006, PlayStation fans around the world rejoiced. These gamers proceeded to eagerly set up their PlayStation 3’s with the warm, fuzzy anticipation of experiencing all of the “Next Generation” elements of their new machine, primarily an...

  • Blitz: The League II Review

    What makes a football title great? Some may think that realistic tackles, precision passing and great visuals are the keys to a successful franchise. Midway on the other hand prefers a more intense direction to the sport of football. Blitz: The League II demonstrates how steroid usage, sleazy agents...

  • Borderlands 2 PS Vita Review: one step forward, two steps back

    Minor performance issues have never held back the enjoyment of delving into the Borderlands world, so having this snarky franchise in portable form would be like having a satirical concealed weapon at all times. The handheld edition of Borderlands 2 has a lot of appeal and an equal amount of issues,...

  • Borderlands 2 Review

    The studio behind 2009's stylish first-person shooter, the addictive and clever Borderlands, deserves credit for putting out a co-op game with massive cajones. Gearbox Software created one of our favorite titles of this generation, it fed the dirty habits of loot whores, and its subsequent add-o...

  • Borderlands Review

    The ever-growing first-person shooter and role-playing game crossover genre has received its latest addition with the release of Gearbox Software’s Borderlands. Set in Pandora, which has an old West style theme, you and three friends can set out on an epic adventure to do two things: kill lots...

  • Bound by Flame PS4 Review: great action RPG potential in rough packaging

    It takes something special for potential to overtake shortcomings, and that notion holds fast in the gaming industry, where even the smallest of faults can deteriorate the perception of AAA titles. Equally so, something so intriguing can sprout from a new venue that yields something as flawed and ye...

  • Brave Story: New Traveler Review

    What do an avid gamer, a scantily clad kitten, and a lizard-like waterkin have in common? Pretty much nothing, which is about as much of a negative thing one can say about Brave Story: New Traveler. After promptly naming your hero and your leading lady, this epic journey begins on a park bench wh...

  • Brink Review

    The first-person shooter market is as saturated as a slimy dish rag. In its current state there isn’t much use to add yet another run ‘n gun title into the mix, but every once in a while a developer rings it out just enough to add their own flavour to the proceedings. The problem is it&r...

  • Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse - Episode One Vita review

    After a long seven-year gap, the Broken Sword series is back hoping to emulate the success of its early years when the point-and-click classic was praised for its beautiful art direction, gripping conspiracy-driven narrative and thought-provoking gameplay. Thanks to a Kickstarter-funded pro...

  • Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway Review

    Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway is one of those rare games that manage to capture the realistic emotion and sentiment that true soldiers on the front line experience. The series has always followed the 502nd Parachute Infantry, 101st Airborne Division throughout their trials and tribulations ...

  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Review - Filled with wonder, emotion, and life lessons

    Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is a fairy tale of a game. It’s a straightforward story filled with wonder, emotion, and life lessons. Like Journey, Brothers is a small game that conveys so much without even a spoken or written word of dialogue. Saying that Starbreeze Studios has created one of 2...

  • Brutal Legend Review

    Back in the early 1970s, music meant something. The musicians were gods among screaming devout fans, flailing around on stage in quintessential glam-rock fashion. The world of metal was full of thick spike belts and armbands, devils, fire, horned beasts, and gothic figures. Behind the scenes of thes...

  • Bulletstorm Review

    Contrary to what some politicians, news channels and other narrow-minded do-gooders would have you believe, violent videogames can actually be quite educational. Take Bulletstorm, for instance, Epic Games and People Can Fly’s controversial new first person shooter. You may have heard it mentio...

  • Burnout Paradise Review

    Ever since its meager beginnings in the heart of Criterion Games, Burnout has always been about heart-throbbing speed followed by adrenaline-fueled crashes. That’s the basic formula, and Burnout Paradise certainly doesn’t deviate from it. However, what this latest installment does do...

  • Buzz! Quiz World Review

    Trivia buffs are likely familiar with Sony’s Buzz franchise, including the obnoxious host who bares the same name as the game. If you have a group of friends who frequent trivia nights at local bars, you may instead want to give the latest addition in the series, Buzz! Quiz World, a shot and t...

  • Buzz! The Mega Quiz Review

    What do you get when you combine a sarcastic host, saucy hostess, unique buzzers, 5000+ questions, and stir in 4 players to boot? Buzz! The Mega Quiz, of course. Arguably one of the coolest concepts to come to the PlayStation 2 in quite a while, Buzz! offers a very unique and entertaining experience...