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  • Opinion: Rainbow Six: Siege: Hands-on with the most exciting game of E3 2014

    "Okay, so uh, let go of the button and you'll place a breaching charge." I dutifully do what I'm told by the watching-over-my-shoulder developer, lurking during my E3 hands-on with Rainbox Six: Siege. The breaching charge takes about five seconds to affix--an eternity as I hang from a grappling hook on the side of the house, completely exposed.

  • Opinion: GOG.com kicks off the game deals season with massive DRM-Free Summer Sale

    E3 and all of its shiny new game launches may be winding down, but the gaming goodness is just getting started. Friday morning, games site GOG.com launched its summer games sale, unloading a slew of games at dirt-cheap prices, with deals being swapped out day-by-day and even hour-by-hour.

  • Opinion: Left behind: The sad state of portable gaming devices at E3

    With the latest gaming consoles out in the wild, this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo is all about big games--and there's a vast selection of them for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Heck, there's even a solid array of Wii U titles, albeit mostly at Nintendo's own booth.

  • Opinion: Tales from the Borderlands and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel stick to what Borderlands is all about

    I'm walking around E3 looking for boxes with little green lights on them. This fever dream is what I get for daring to take on both of the new Borderlands games back-to-back during E3. Both 2K's Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Telltale Game's story-centric Tales from the Borderlands are on display at the show, and both launch by the end of this year.

  • Opinion: R.B.I. Baseball expands rosters with new players, old timers

    Some new faces--and more than a few old familiar ones--will be coming to your R.B.I. Baseball team, thanks to the latest update to MLB.com's mobile baseball game.

  • Opinion: Forget entertainment, Microsoft keeps the focus on games during E3 opener

    I hope you've stocked up on Doritos and Mountain Dew--it's going to be a long day for gamers.

  • Opinion: Homefront The Revolution preview: Overthrow American occupiers with open-world guerilla warfare

    I'll be honest: I'd sort of forgotten that THQ ever contracted Crytek for a Homefront sequel. I'd definitely forgotten that Crytek then purchased those rights when THQ went bankrupt just so they could finish creating said sequel.

  • Opinion: Metro Redux hands-on: Nuclear winter has never looked so appealing

    Metro 2033, rough as it is around the edges, is one of my favorite games of all time. Metro: Last Light is also a darn fine game. Despite some odd story quirks, both games ooze atmosphere. "Immersion" is an oft-bandied term that has become progressively meaningless, but few other shooters would urge you to stop and watch a fifteen-minute vaudeville act in the middle of the story. Few games would employ a system where your most powerful bullets are also currency, forcing you to make a choice between stopping power and wealth.

  • Opinion: You Should Play: Wayward Souls

    These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.

  • Opinion: You Should Play: Another Case Solved

    I downloaded Another Case Solved on a whim, after seeing an ad in Mikey Shorts. (Both titles were produced by Noodlecake Studios, which partnered with Chillingo for this release. In fact, we've been giving a lot of love to Noodlecake Studios' collection lately--Flappy Golf is another game on our list.) I literally downloaded it because I accidentally clicked on an in-game ad, and because it was free. So you can understand how surprised I am to find that, two months later, I'm still playing Another Case Solved--enthusiastically.

  • Opinion: The first one's free: EA tries luring mobile gamers with free currency

    Electronic Arts has become one of the first iOS game publishers to test a new promotional code system for in-app purchases.

  • Opinion: You Should Play: Flappy Golf

    These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.

  • Opinion: Flappy Bird will flap again in August, creator says

    The highly-addictive gaming craze that sparked hundreds of clones from unknown app developers and even Sesame Street is making a comeback. Yes, one-tap sensation Flappy Bird is returning to smartphones this August, and its dragging a brand new multi-player mode along with it.

  • Opinion: GOG.com, Humble Store unleash spring sales with steep discounts on PC games

    Spring is in the air, and you know what that means: Cheap PC games.

  • Opinion: Microsoft adding 'All Sources' music locker to OneDrive

    Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage solution can apparently accept user-owned music uploads, for playback on Web-connected devices like the Xbox. That's according to Chinese tech site LiveSino, who noticed the feature when digging into OneDrive's source code.

  • Opinion: Soon-to-launch Hellraid: The Escape promises effective handheld horror

    People flock to theaters to be startled by grisly slasher flicks or fire up a survival horror game on a home console and turn the lights down low for maximum impact. But generating that same level of terror on a comparatively tiny touch screen device has yet to be as effective an experience.

  • Opinion: Elder Scrolls Online delayed six months on Xbox One, PS4

    Were you, for some reason, looking forward to the console release of Elder Scrolls Online in June? Even after hearing people's middling opinions of the PC version? Even knowing you'd not only have to pay for your typical Xbox Live or PlayStation Plus subscription, but also the monthly subscription fee for the game itself?

  • Opinion: Having trouble downloading Steam games? Try this

    My job requires me to play a lot of games, and part of "playing a lot of games" is "downloading an astronomical amount of game data every month."

  • Opinion: Xbox's Halo series may strike covenant with Showtime

    Microsoft's Xbox Entertainment Studios (XES) may release its live-action version of Halo on traditional TV first before it delivers an interactive version to Xbox's Web-connected base of 48 million gamers. According to a report in Variety, the XES series currently in development with Steven Spielberg's Amblin TV may first be seen on Showtime, the U.S. pay cable channel.

  • Opinion: Free game alert: Dead Space is 'On the House' on Origin, but act fast

    While games from other publishers pop up on Origin here and there, much of EA's PC gaming platform is dedicated to selling titles made by EA itself--and one soon-to-expire promotion will get you the full version of one of the hottest games of yesteryear for free. Until May 8, EA's offering the highly regarded space horror game Dead Space for the low, low price of absolutely nothing on Origin.

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