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Opinion: Broken Games and the Growing Importance of Early Access

By Nathaniel Hohl, Dec 12, 2014 1:45pm PST

This fall has been rough going for many high profile games, including Driveclub, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and Assassin's Creed Unity. What's going on with this year's games, and how can developers help ensure next year won't be as bug and glitch-ridden? Nate Hohl l...

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"There are a couple of problems here. 1) gamers see Early Access and they get shivers down their ..."

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Opinion: Does Advanced Warfare Answer the Call of Duty?

By Steven Wong, Nov 25, 2014 11:00am PST

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is a big hit, but does it deserve to have the Call of Duty name? We break the game down to see if it has enough heroism and valor to earn itself a medal of honor. 

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"Yeah good call. Definitely a fun thing to discuss, and yeah especially when bringing up when it ..."

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Opinion: Finding the True Value of Season Passes

By Nathaniel Hohl, Nov 14, 2014 2:00pm PST

Many Season Passes offer unknown contents. Nate Hohl digs in to find the true sense of a value behind them. 

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"The author of this article had some great season passes. I got burned horribly. I bought ..."

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Opinion: Why publishers need to follow Grand Theft Auto 5's re-release example

By Daniel Perez, Nov 06, 2014 6:00am PST

It's about time we demand more from our re-releases as new graphics and DLC content just aren't enough these days.

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"I played through Tomb Raider on last-gen, but I haven't had a chance to play Sleeping Dogs yet. ..."

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Opinion: Why Disney's Fantasia is a turning point for Harmonix

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 21, 2014 11:00am PDT

This was supposed to be a banner year for Harmonix, with Dance Central Spotlight and Disney's Fantasia leading the way, before Microsoft pulled the rug out from under them. In spite of that, the Boston-based studio is poised to bounce back.

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"Unfortunately, days later, Microsoft pulled an Xbox 180. Really Ozzie? Come on man, you're ..."

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Opinion: Support for PushaTee shows all that is right in gaming culture

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 20, 2014 11:00am PDT

There's no denying that the gaming climate has been a hostile one, as of late. But the tragic story of PushaTee and the outpouring of support from friends, competitors, and fans show that gaming culture can still be a tremendous force for good.

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"It still feels strange. I didn't know him, never been to an event, but I've been watching FGC ..."

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Opinion: 'GamerGate' Legitimacy is an Illusion

By Steve Watts, Oct 15, 2014 12:45pm PDT

GamerGate supporters may believe that by sheer numbers, or volume, they can take this toxic foundation and turn it into a legitimate movement. They can't. 

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"Another good one from Zoe was someone saying #notyourshield really taking the heat off us, thank ..."

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Opinion: How Destiny can fix its end-game

By Steve Watts, Oct 01, 2014 11:25am PDT

Bungie has started to take steps in the right direction by listening to fan feedback on Destiny, but the core gameplay loop at the endgame is still fundamentally broken. Here's how they can fix it.

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"So what is the incentive to play it now? It seems like I should just put Destiny of the shelf ..."

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Opinion: Windows 10: Ready or not, here it comes

By Steven Wong, Sep 30, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Windows 10 was announced today, and it's supposed to be "the best one yet." We'll have to see. But then again, Microsoft needs it to be an operating system good enough for PC gamers. Here's why.

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"(By the way, I saw someone theorizing that the reason Microsoft decided to go with "10" instead ..."

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Five things Silent Hills needs to do right

By Nathaniel Hohl, Sep 19, 2014 3:00pm PDT

After the summer's P.T. demo and the recent Tokyo Game Show teaser, we're ready to step foot into Silent Hills. But there are a few things the game needs to get right to bring the series back as a top survival horror game.

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"I would agree but stress that decent movement controls and mechanics are required. The movement ..."

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Opinion: Will Minecraft fall apart under Microsoft?

By Daniel Perez, Sep 10, 2014 10:45am PDT

Microsoft may be in talks with Mojang for a $2 billion buyout, but will this possible buyout help or hurt the iconic development studio?

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"Spend a few bi's then abandon it all a few years after Another walk in the park for Microsoft"

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Opinion: YouTube's Twitch acquisition rife with peril and possibilities

By Steve Watts, Aug 06, 2014 3:45pm PDT

Reports circulated over the weekend that YouTube (under Google) is planning to acquire Twitch for more than $1 billion. Just how beneficial this is to gamers will depend largely on how autonomous Twitch is allowed to be under the Google banner.

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"Then just leave AdBlock on. Is whatever miniscule amount they earn from your ad view worth the ..."

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Opinion: When adding multiplayer works... and doesn't

By Nathaniel Hohl, Aug 01, 2014 11:00am PDT

Adding multiplayer to a long-running game series could be just the thing to bring things to a new level. Other times... not so much. Nate Hohl examines the multiplayer score across four different games.

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"resident evil 5's VS mode comes to mind. Seemed un-necessary "

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Opinion: ESPN2's Dota 2 special was far from mainstream

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 21, 2014 9:00am PDT

ESPN2 aired a Dota 2 special last night, but it did little to attract anyone beyond niche viewers.

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"Dota got 30 minutes on ESPN on a sunday night to make it's pitch, that is it, that's the difference."

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Opinion: Is the PC Gaming resurgence here to stay?

By Steven Wong, Jul 16, 2014 12:00pm PDT

PC Gaming is king of the hill again, but can it keep it through the fall?

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"We are Borg, I mean PC users. We add all innovation to our gaming machines as they are created ..."

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