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Guest Opinion: VR Shouldn't Leave Disabled Gamers Behind

By Morgan Rehnberg, Jan 26, 2016 11:00am PST

Guest writer Morgan Rehnberg explains why virtual reality may be out of reach for millions of people, and what the industry can do about it.


"I have another problem with all the new VR hardware - the strap around your head. I have a ..."

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Opinion: After a decade, The Game Awards is an award show to be proud of

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 04, 2015 2:00pm PST

For the past decade or so, anyone that has watched one of Geoff Keighley's award shows has had to sit through network-mandated nonsense, forced comedy, and celebrities that would rather be anywhere else. Last night, The Game Awards left all that behind and finally became an ...


"This was great too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ME1AxWaz6n0 Thank you, Westwood."

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Opinion: Konami Squanders Remaining Goodwill Over Kojima Feud

By Steve Watts, Dec 04, 2015 12:10pm PST

The decision to contractually bar Hideo Kojima from accepting an award that is rightfully his has elminated gamer goodwill, but why should Konami care when it's barely a video game company anymore?


Opinion: Why THQ's canceled Avengers game could still work today

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 30, 2015 12:00pm PST

DidYouKnowGaming? released a video over the weekend detailing a canceled Avengers from defunct publisher THQ. Upon watching the video, it's worth wondering whether such an endeavor could still work today.


"I would have liked to see a world where this game came to see the light of day. Very interesting ..."

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Opinion: Why Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and Advanced Warfare put newfound pressure on Infinity Ward

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 17, 2015 12:00pm PST

Sledgehammer Games and Treyarch have made a pair of distinctly different Call of Duty games, but they have one thing in common. They've both helped push the Call of Duty formula forward in some substantial ways. And given how Call of Duty: Ghosts was received in 2013, that m...


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Opinion: The Highs and Lows of Batman: Arkham Knight's Full Season Pass

By Nathaniel Hohl, Nov 02, 2015 1:30pm PST

Now that Rocksteady and Warner Bros. have outlined its remaining DLC releases, we can take a fresh look at whether its $40 Season Pass was all worthwhile.


"I got many hours of enjoyment out of the Bug Hunt dlc. This game keeps getting shit on, and ..."

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Opinion: Assassin's Creed Needs Multiplayer Return

By Nathaniel Hohl, Oct 19, 2015 2:00pm PDT

Assassin's Creed: Syndicate will mark the first game in the series to lack a multiplayer component since it started in AC2, but is it a change for the better?


"Please, never mention Assassins Creed and Multiplayer in the same sentence ever again."

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Opinion: Why Hearthstone's Patron Warrior Nerf Goes Too Far

By Steve Watts, Oct 13, 2015 1:45pm PDT

A fix for the dreaded Patron Warrior combo is coming to Hearthstone next week, but Blizzard may have gone too far by killing the deck entirely.


"As a Warrior, your Hero Power gains you two life and occasionally enables one of your removal ..."

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Opinion: Is There Any Hope for Batman: Arkham Knight's DLC?

By Nathaniel Hohl, Oct 05, 2015 10:00am PDT

The Batman: Arkham Knight DLC releases haven't been too impressive so far. But maybe there's still hope for the season pass as it nears its conclusion.


"I skipped Origins. It was just more than I could handle, but for the most part everyone says ..."

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Opinion: How Soma is System Shock's True Spiritual Successor

By Steven Wong, Oct 02, 2015 2:00pm PDT

Although BioShock is officially considered to be the spiritual successor to the System Shock series, the two games couldn't be more different. In fact, the recently released Soma might do a better job of bringing sci-fi horror from deep space to the deep sea, and here's why.


"As a horror game this was pretty average, but it had one of the best stories I've ever ..."

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Opinion: Mortal Kombat X: Who Should Be Up Next In Kombat Pack 2?

By Nathaniel Hohl, Sep 21, 2015 1:30pm PDT

The fight isn't over yet for Mortal Kombat, with a collection of new kombatants expected to release early next year. Here's a rundown of some of the likely candidates, and who should be included no matter what.


Apple's Steady Advance Into the Gaming World

By Steven Wong, Sep 11, 2015 1:00pm PDT

The Apple TV isn't the video game console upstart many hoped it would be. Or is it? It could be that Apple is playing a little set-top box slight of hand.


Opinion: Apple TV Makes Gaming a Trojan Horse, Again

By Steve Watts, Sep 10, 2015 12:00pm PDT

By tying its big-screen gaming fortunes to a device aimed at the mainstream market, Apple is banking on the strength of a non-gaming device to hit casuals where it counts--just as it did with the iPhone.


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Opinion: The iPhone 6S' 3D Touch Could Potentially Change Gaming As We Know It

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 09, 2015 3:15pm PDT

While not many core gamers will look to the iPhone as a serious gaming platform, the introduction of 3D Touch technology in the new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus has the potential to drastically change the way games are played.


"I wonder if there is some kind of locked down patent on this or if we will see this on Android ..."

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Why Destiny Should (and Shouldn't) Release for PC

By Steven Wong, Sep 09, 2015 9:15am PDT

Today marks the one year anniversary of Destiny's release, and although the game has been a huge hit on consoles, PC gamers are still left out in the cold. Here are the reasons why that might not be such a bad thing, and why Destiny should still come to PC anyway.


"I concur. After how they screwed Martin O'Donnell I'll never support them again."

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