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Opinion: Doom Release Highlights Shifting Problem of Embargoes

By David Craddock, May 30, 2016 12:00pm PDT

Review embargoes can help critics craft detailed critiques, or hinder them. We take a look at the good, bad, and ugly of review embargoes by putting the circumstances surrounding coverage of id's Doom reboot under a lens.


"Thanks for your comment. I'll address your points individually: 1) You didn't mention ..."

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Five Ways to Improve Overwatch

By Steve Watts, May 30, 2016 10:00am PDT

Blizzard is known for supporting its releases well after release, but where should the company start with its popular new shooter? We have some thoughts.


"Mei is a decent counter, she can iceblock after being stunned and most of the time get the kill ..."

- atom519 see all 52 comments

Preview: Dragon Quest Builders: Minecraft Meets the JRPG

By Cassidee Moser, May 27, 2016 12:30pm PDT

Dragon Quest Builders appears intersting on the surface, but its shallow way of blending different game types leaves much to be desired. 


Overwatch Review: Watch Yourself

By Steve Watts, May 27, 2016 10:20am PDT

Overwatch introduces Blizzard's first foray into shooters and its first original universe in years. How does this double-duty debut stand up? Our review.


"there are bells that make sound in the attacker start on the dorado map"

- senor135 see all 7 comments

Doom: How to Find All 26 Doomguy Collectibles

By Cassidee Moser, May 25, 2016 2:00pm PDT

Your comprehensive guide for finding the adorable little Doomguy mini-me collectibles. 


"Yup. The good news is that the lever is always near the secret room. The bad news is that it ..."

- Arcanum see all 13 comments

Civilization 6 Preview: A Tale of Many Cities

By Cassidee Moser, May 25, 2016 7:00am PDT

It's the same old Civ, but with a handful of new tweaks. 


"The civics system was in Civilization V too. Sounds like they work pretty much the same way."

- Mr. Goodwrench see all 4 comments

The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine Review - The Land of Love and Wine Flows With Blood

By Josh Hawkins, May 25, 2016 6:00am PDT

Geralt’s story comes to a head in The Witcher 3's big finale. But is the land of Toussaint as interesting as we hoped? Or is Geralt’s last journey one of disappointment? Our review.


"Yeah. I know. Was taught to always own up to my mistakes though. "

- Joshua Hawkins see all 27 comments

Fallout 4: Far Harbor Impressions - Lovecraft Meets the Nuclear Apocalypse

By Josh Hawkins, May 20, 2016 1:00pm PDT

Far Harbor is Fallout 4’s first big story DLC, and unlike the previous DLC, it offers up an entirely new area for players to explore and adventure within. But is more landmass to explore enough to keep players coming back to the wasteland? Our impressions.


Final Score: Doom

By Daniel Perez, May 20, 2016 9:30am PDT

It's been over 20 years since the original Doom was released, and this week, its reboot was released. Fans are understandably skeptical of a new Doom game in 2016, so let's see how well it did with reviewers in our Final Score.


"I think they got it almost perfect.... DBS destroys everything up close. I wouldnt want the ..."

- johnny rotten see all 33 comments

The Turing Project Preview: Exploring Europa

By Cassidee Moser, May 18, 2016 2:00pm PDT

Explore, solve puzzles, and learn the secrets of a space station on Europa in The Turing Test. 


Doom Review: Like Hell You Will

By David Craddock, May 17, 2016 1:05pm PDT

Nothing carries baggage quite like Doom, but id Software uses that baggage to beat a demon to death. Our review.


"Tri and Quad SLI aren't supported on Pascal. We'll have to see if that changes moving forward. "

- Peanut Fox see all 211 comments

Planet Coaster Preview: The Roller Coaster Sim Reborn

By Cassidee Moser, May 16, 2016 9:00am PDT

Mechanically deep and largely entertaining, Planet Coaster is shaping to be a promising successor to Roller Coaster Tycoon. 


"not yet... roller coasters aren't done yet in the Alpha. You have to enable them with a ..."

- Shadowdane see all 7 comments

Shack Reels: Top 10 Arcade Brawlers

By Shack Staff, May 13, 2016 4:00pm PDT

Greg Burke is back with a new Top 10! Wanna fight about it?


"Knights of the Round had upgrades yeah? most of the other brawlers didnt! "

- radula see all 9 comments

4 Completely Watchable Video Game Movies

By Cassidee Moser, May 13, 2016 8:00am PDT

Video game movies are notoriously bad, but there are a few exceptions. Emphasis on "a few."


"It's a good list though. I'm having trouble thinking of anything that would deserve to be added. ..."

- dfay see all 32 comments

Opinion: Battlefield 1: World War 1 May Be a Step Too Far

By Cassidee Moser, May 11, 2016 3:05pm PDT

Battlefield 1's setting is certainly unique, but that's not necssarily a good thing. 


"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTwJtHEYsuY VERY IMPORTANT!!! WATCH ALL THE WAY THROUGH."

- Kind of Funny Isn't it? see all 160 comments