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Field Report: Marvel Heroes

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 15, 2013 9:30am PDT

Marvel Heroes is a free-to-play MMO, faithful to its source material and filled with fan service, with some flaws that prevent it from feeling completely superheroic.


"My buddy picked up cyclops from pyro last night as we were playing."

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Field Report: Dead Space 3 'Awakened' DLC

By Timothy J. Seppala, Mar 18, 2013 12:30pm PDT

Awakened, and Dead Space entirely as of late, thinks it's far more clever than it actually is. It's over-complicating and bloating things to the point of confusion and lost me along the way.


"Have to agree with this review. Completely enjoyed the crafting engine added to DS3, but not if ..."

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Field Report: Mass Effect 3 'Citadel' DLC

By Timothy J. Seppala, Mar 07, 2013 11:00am PST

While I had no problem with how Mass Effect 3 ended Shepard's story, Citadel is a more formal—and wholly welcome--farewell that doesn't insult the finality of what's come before it chronologically and through the narrative. Bravo, BioWare.


"Personally my "head cannon" is that the events in this DLC are an epilogue that take place after ..."

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Field Report: Skyrim 'Dragonborn' - an expansion in every sense

By Steve Watts, Dec 10, 2012 10:35am PST

Hands-on impressions of the "Dragonborn" expansion to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which just hit Xbox 360 and is set for PC and PlayStation 3 next year.


"Was probably impossible to expand the world due to consoles, they had huge problems with the PS3 ..."

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Field Report: Mass Effect 3 Omega DLC

By Timothy J. Seppala, Dec 05, 2012 12:00pm PST

Mass Effect 3's Omega DLC feels like and add-on, and an poorly implemented one at that. High points were fleeting, giving the bulk of the content a superfluous feel. Not the best of BioWare's attempts to expand the ME3 universe.


"Also, where are my manners? Thanks for the compliment! I'm glad you enjoyed it :)"

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Field Report: Mass Effect PS3

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 04, 2012 2:45pm PST

Today, PS3 owners will be able to get their hands on a long-awaited port: the original Mass Effect. We had a quick test of the retail version of the game, just to see how the Edge of Reality-developed port stands up.


"or you could just watch the whole thing on youtube. GOTP plays like a movie anyway. Grab some ..."

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Field Report: XCOM Enemy Unknown - Slingshot

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 04, 2012 7:30am PST

You'll have to start a brand new campaign to access any of the new content for XCOM: Enemy Unknown's "Slingshot" add-on. Considering how great the core game is, that's not really a bad thing.


"I just want to make sure I read this correctly: $7 is expensive? Apparently they're not paying ..."

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Field Report: Guild Wars 2

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 17, 2012 10:30am PDT

When I first encountered Guild Wars, it was creating a reputation for itself as one of the main alternatives to World of Warcraft, offering a similar experience without the crippling monthly fee. Guild Wars 2 represents a major step forward for NCsoft and ArenaNet, completel...


"How does picking up WoW cold compare to picking up GW2 cold? I played WoW for 2 months several ..."

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Field Report: Team Fortress 2 'Mann vs. Machine'

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 17, 2012 2:00pm PDT

We jump into a Team Fortress 2 Shacknews server to get a report on the recently released Mann vs. Machine.


"Use the server browser and filter by mvm, it shouldnt take you more than a few minutes to find a ..."

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Field Report: The Secret World

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 12, 2012 1:30pm PDT

Age of Conan developer Funcom has jumped back into the MMO space with The Secret World. However, I have reservations as to whether this game can sustain a monthly subscription model.


"I use a G13 and move with the thumb stick while looking with the mouse. Enemies are auto ..."

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Field Report: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 'Dawnguard'

By Steve Watts, Jul 09, 2012 12:30pm PDT

A detailed (and spoiler-free) look at The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim's first downloadable expansion, Dawnguard.


Field Report: Batman Arkham City - Harley Quinn's Revenge

By Andrew Yoon, May 30, 2012 1:00pm PDT

Harley Quinn's Revenge is everything Batman fans have been waiting for from Arkham City DLC, even if it doesn't hit the same high moments that the original game did.


Field Report: Starhawk

By Andrew Yoon, May 07, 2012 6:00am PDT

It's clear that Starhawk will live and die by its multiplayer. However, unlike its predecessor, Starhawk also offers a single-player campaign--one that players will not want to miss.


The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition field report

By Steve Watts, Apr 24, 2012 1:00pm PDT

A look at the Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings console port, having previously only known the game by its reputation.


"The first time I played, I immediately discovered how broken Quen was on Hard difficulty. This ..."

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Field Report: Final Fantasy XIII-2 'Sazh: Heads or Tails' DLC

By Steve Watts, Feb 29, 2012 1:45pm PST

"Sazh: Heads or Tails" serves as the first bit of episodic content for Final Fantasy XIII-2, and Square Enix stepping into the brave new world of episodic distribution for its most famous franchise. Is it worth the gamble?