Call of Duty: Black Ops 4‘s Private Beta hints at a series ready to reinvent itself in little ways

August 15, 2018

Call of Duty is a franchise you either love or hate, there doesn’t seem to be much in between. There are a few reasons for this. It’s home to one of the most aggressive, toxic communities in gaming. It found its niche as a multiplayer twitch shooter years ago and hasn’t felt much need to […]

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Games Preview: Spider-Man is looking like a huge win for Insomniac Games

August 13, 2018

Insomniac Games has already proven highly capable when it comes to helming a gaming franchise. From Ratchet & Clank to Resistance, the Burbank-based developer has given PlayStation some of its most thoughtful and inventive gaming universes. It’s therefore no surprise that Insomniac’s first shot at an open-world Marvel-branded superhero game has become one of the […]

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Games Review: No Man’s Sky NEXT (Xbox One, 2018) is kind of all I want to play right now

August 10, 2018

No-one is more surprised by that headline than me. When we reviewed No Man’s Sky at launch back in 2016, our reviewer took an especially dim view of the game’s failure to implement a litany of the mechanics it had promised. They were not the only person who felt this way. We all remember what […]

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Gaming Review: Sonic Mania Plus (Switch, 2018) offers more of an already good thing

July 30, 2018

Look, I reviewed Sonic Mania when it launched last year. I found it to be a breath of fresh air in a series comprehensively and aggressively starved of it for decades. It was the kind of modern update that walks an incredibly fine line, paying homage to what came before and pushing the property forward […]

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