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    Ubisoft has today released the Overrun DLC for Far Cry 4.

    The DLC, which is available for the PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360, includes a new PvP mode, four new maps, and a new vehicle. For those wanting the […]

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    Nintendo has today revealed the “Creator’s Program” – an initiative that will offer ad revenue sharing to YouTubers that feature Nintendo products in their videos.

    According to GamesIndustry.Biz, the program […]

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    I recently had the privilege to visit the gaming capital of the Netherlands and stop into an amazing place called the Dutch Game Garden. Think of this as a dorm full of different up-and-coming gaming developers. […]

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    Konami today announced that a digital download version of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is coming to the PlayStation 3 on December 16.

    Originally released in 2008, the game will be available for […]

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    Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has today released a free “Power of Defiance” bundle, which includes various downloadable goodies for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.

    The bundle, which is available as a […]

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    Blizzard has today announced Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void at Blizzcon 2014. The game, which first appeared like an expansion to Starcraft II, will actually be a standalone game as players will not need to […]

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    I had played Diablo III on my PC and loved it. I then played it on last-gen consoles and while it was still fun, the sacrifices the game had to make in order to run on those consoles left me a bit unsatisfied.

    Fortunately  Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition gets things right on the PS4 and Xbox One. It’s not just that the game plays great but the additional content, such as the Reaper of Souls expansion and all the goodies it comes with, makes for an exceptional package that finally looks great even away from the PC.

    For those who didn’t play the expansion, you’ll get a raised level cap, the awesome Adventure mode, updated skills and a fourth passive slot, which helps so much. Anyone who had played Diablo III on the PS3 or Xbox 360 will be happy to know that you can import your character over so you won’t have to start from the beginning with someone new.

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    As usual, killing anything that moves is half the fun, while the other half can certainly be attributed to scoring all sorts of loot that drops in the immediate vicinity. Picking up  gear, scoring XP and causing all sorts of mayhem is as enjoyable as ever and though I’ve long played Diablo on a PC, the analog sticks of the current-gen consoles worked very well.  The only main problem I had was that I couldn’t stop playing, but obviously that’s a great thing. In fact I enjoyed it so much that I kept creating new characters just for the satisfaction of leveling it up over and over again.

    As I mentioned before, visually, the game is a huge step up from the last-gen versions of the game.   Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition runs buttery smooth at 60fps at 1080p, and while you may not get the level of visual fidelity that you can get from a high quality PC running at Ultra settings, it’s still a big improvement; not to mention that playing on a big screen with a home theater is pretty awesome.

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    I also dug the ability to give stuff to my friends and also the nemesis feature, which is a monster that strikes down one of your friends and then continues to level up before making its way into your own game – revenge is pretty sweet when you’re able to kill it off, though beware, that they can be pretty tough too. Then there’s Adventure mode, which lets you play with a group of friends in randomized dungeons in a never-ending struggle to gain more experience and pick up more loot.

    Diablo III was great on the PC, especially with the added expansion.  On the last-gen consoles, it was decent, but on the PS4 and Xbox One, there’s like a sweet spot that the game has hit, making it the “ultimate” experience thus far.

     Final Score: 4.5 out of 5

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    Nintendo’s eShop update for this week has arrived as Teslagrad, a 2D puzzle-platformer (pictured above) takes center stage on the Wii U.  The game has over 100 environments and asks players to journey through […]

  • Get a load of the latest gameplay trailer for Assassin’s Creed Rogue, which releases on Nov. 11 on the PS3 and Xbox 360.

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    Having been announced at gamescom, Sierra’s Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions has been confirmed to be playable at PAX Prime this week in Seattle, Wash.

    Being developed by Lucid Games for the PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox […]

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    The Last of Us on the PlayStation 3 was easily the best game of 2013.  So when Sony announced unexpectedly that it was remastering the game for the PS4, there was a ton of excitement in the air. Having played through the game once again, it’s safe to say that the game is still remarkable, but with the added bonus of better graphics, smoother gameplay and enhanced features.

    If you haven’t played it yet, Naughty Dog created a masterpiece with The Last of Us and the PS4 version is surely the definitive version.  The first thing you’ll notice when popping in the game, for those who played it on the PS3, is the higher resolution artwork, which looks like a PC game that has gotten its settings changed from Normal to Ultra.  Character models are more lifelike with greater detail, while the environments boast a more vivid appearance.  You’ll also see that there’s been improvements in lighting, and overall color scheme.

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    The game already looked damn good on the PS3, so to see it enhanced is something else. Granted, there are more impressive looking games visually on the current-gen consoles, but still, the game looks beautiful.

    One of the biggest changes in my opinion is the framerate though, which has gone from 30 frames per second at 720p on the PS3, to 60 fps at 1080p on the PS4.  Naughty Dog even included the option to set the framerate at 30 fps for those that don’t think there’s a difference and honestly, once you get used to higher framerate, there’s no going back.  The enhanced smoothness also makes it easier to shoot in the sense that it’s more accurate given that it eliminates some of the choppiness that the PS3 version has by comparison.

    Speaking of gameplay, Naughty Dog also lets players map the shooting buttons to either R1 and L1 or R2 and L2.  Pressing the touchpad also brings up the backpack menu and the DualShock 4’s speaker also gets used, as you’ll hear sound effects throughout the game that adds a little something to the experience.

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    A big plus for those playing for the first time will also be the inclusion of previously released DLC.  The Left Behind single-player prequel is included as well as online maps and modes that had to be purchased for the PS3 version. The game’s online mode remains unchanged, though the superior framerate helps as well.

    And yes, playing The Last of Us: Remastered online is just as awesome as it was the first time around, again aided by a silky-smooth framerate. I suspect the surprising online addiction The Last of Us provided in 2013 will be renewed for some and discovered for the first time for others.

    Even for those who have played The Last of Us on the PS3, should consider playing it again on the PS4, if only to see how the game has been improved.  This is easily one of the best games I’ve ever played and it’s been a treat to play it again with a few enhancements.  No PS4 owner should go without The Last of Us: Remastered in their library.

    Final Score: 5 out of 5

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    According to Microsoft, the Xbox One has become the company’s biggest console launch, after a worldwide launch in 13 markets has resulted in over one million consoles sold in 24 hours.

    The company says it […]

  • Here is the full video of the San Diego Comic-Con panel for Assassin’s Creed IV, featuring the announcement of the new graphic novel Assassin’s Creed: Brahman, a […]

  • Get a load of the newest gameplay trailer for Rayman Legends, which showcases the new “Fiesta de los Muertos” world and features a Raymanized-version of Eye of the Tiger, performed by […]

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    Nintendo is offering a free digital download of a select game to anyone who purchases and registers a Nintendo 3DS XL and a copy of either Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon or Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to […]

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    Looks like Nintendo has quietly released a small update for New Super Mario Bros. U.

    The v.1.2.0 update basically redirects players to a new community board that the company has created in Miiverse, when […]

  • With today’s launch of Crytek’s Crysis 3, EA has released a launch trailer to showcase what gamers can expect when they pull out the old nanosuit.

    GotGame is currently running […]

  • With Crysis 3 only one week away, EA and Crytek have released the final episode of 7 Wonders of Crysis 3.

    In this episode, Prophet will need to utilize the powers of his signature […]

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    Zombie Studios has announced at D.I.C.E. their latest PC game, Daylight, which will use Unreal Engine 4.

    Daylight will be a horror game that will feature rooms that are randomly generated, with the game’s […]

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    Kotaku has confirmed, after a conversation with Nintendo, that saved games for Virtual Console games on the Wii will not transfer over to Wii U updates of those saved games.

    Currently you can transfer VC […]

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