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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review: The Legend Lives On

By Jason Faulkner, Mar 02, 2017 3:02am PST

The Nintendo Switch launches with the most ambitious Zelda title to date. See what makes The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild an instant classic in our review

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"Other reviewers noted the 1.1.0 patch largely fixed the framerate issues, curious if that is ..."

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GDC 2017: Epic Games' Ben Lewis-Evans on Player Psychology and Rewards

By David Craddock, Mar 01, 2017 6:30am PST

Epic's resident user experience researcher clarifies the role of dopamine in games and dives deep into reward systems and feedback loops.

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Where is Our Nintendo Switch Review?

By Jason Faulkner, Mar 01, 2017 6:20am PST

Noticed we don’t have a Nintendo Switch review? We’ll tell you why.

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"why not post impressions or your review in progress? no need to actually call it an official ..."

- dantastic see all 20 comments

Opinion: Nintendo Switch Positioned as Vita Successor, Thanks to 'Nindies'

By Steve Watts, Feb 28, 2017 2:00pm PST

With just a few smart moves, Nintendo could give the Switch one of the most robust and diverse libraries in years.

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"Except the Vita was actually supported at first by both 1st and 3rd party..."

- Jonkai21 see all 8 comments

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Pre-Review Impressions

By Jason Faulkner, Feb 24, 2017 6:00am PST

We've spent the week with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for Nintendo Switch. Find out our impressions in this hands-on preview.

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"Not unless it's sitting on a rack with 500 copies at IKEA it seems"

- ItCameFromTheDesert see all 139 comments

Nintendo Switch Preview

By Jason Faulkner, Feb 23, 2017 6:00am PST

We preview the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo's soon-to-be-released console/handheld hybrid.

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"What skankcore said. They even throw in a few strips of scotch tape to clean the screen with."

- Jason Faulkner see all 23 comments

Elder Scrolls Online Faces the Future with Morrowind Expansion

By Steve Watts, Feb 22, 2017 7:00am PST

We talk with Elder Scrolls Online creative director Rich Lambert about the upcoming Morrowind expansion, how ESO has changed, and what he sees as the future of MMOs.

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"With more and more resources being devoted to ES Online, I wonder how long it will be, if ever, ..."

- rjdriver see all 3 comments

Into the Breach Preview: FTL's Creators Pit Mechs Against Aliens in Post-Apocalyptic Warfare

By David Craddock, Feb 20, 2017 1:30pm PST

Trying their collective hand at turn-based strategy gaming, the makers of FTL: Faster Than Light are out to challenge the conventions of both the strategy genre and popcorn flicks.

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"I was already interested, but this got me excited. They really sound like they've put a lot of ..."

- Begawkiness see all 21 comments

Horizon Zero Dawn Review: Well-Oiled Machine

By Steve Watts, Feb 20, 2017 12:01am PST

Horizon Zero Dawn is a composite of recognizable pieces from other games, but it's much more than the sum of its parts. Our review.

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"I like to think that TLOUS is a good exclusive. Seeing as it came at the tail end of the PS3, it ..."

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For Honor: How to Earn Reputation and Scavenger Crates

By David Craddock, Feb 17, 2017 3:45pm PST

For Honor's reputation system ties into its loot-filled scavenger crates. Learn how to boost your rep and get better gear.

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"Cool thanks! Thanks too, DC! My initialls are also DC. My first name is also David. We ..."

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For Honor Review: Almost Honorable

By Jason Faulkner, Feb 17, 2017 3:00pm PST

Knights, Vikings, and Samurai, oh my! See what we thought of our historically inaccurate time with For Honor.

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"Love 1v1 duels, like the concept of Dominion, but everyone gets in the damn way when you're playing."

- Jason Faulkner see all 4 comments

Here is the First Hour of Prey Gameplay

By Asif Khan, Feb 17, 2017 9:09am PST

Our friend Mark (warcrow) and I.Eat.Games captured some amazing footage of Arkane Studios' anticipated reimagining of the Prey universe. Please take a look.

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"Yeah. I'm not watching any more; what I've seen is enough to sell me on it as is."

- Conan see all 9 comments

Path of Exile: Exclusive Xbox One Gameplay and Interview

By Shack Staff, Feb 14, 2017 3:25pm PST

Grinding Gear Games discusses the challenges of bringing the PC action-RPG to consoles, and what players can expect from the Xbox One version.

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"Haven't seen them mention anything about different drop rates for items etc though."

- yoshimi20 see all 7 comments

Pillars of Eternity 2's Josh Sawyer on crowdfunding, isometric RPGs, and storytelling

By David Craddock, Feb 08, 2017 9:00am PST

Sawyer discusses his passion for isometric RPGs and how the sequel's small team size carries on Obsidian's culture from the halcyon days of Icewind Dale.

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"No wonder he jokes about it being sandwiches - the reality is so much worse! "

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Why Fire Emblem Heroes' Simplicity is its Strength

By Steve Watts, Feb 07, 2017 12:45pm PST

Fire Emblem Heroes isn't the deep, traditional strategy RPG fans have loved for years. But it was never supposed to be.

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"Permadeath is such a core component of the Fire Emblem experience for me that it doesn't feel ..."

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