Watch Dogs has gotten a lot of great press and a lot of praise from reviewers and the game industry. Does this mean everyone should run out and buy the game? Is this a better sandbox game than GTA V or Saints Row IV? Will Watch Dogs change open world games forever?

"In the videos ‘Trevor’ is desperately trying to dispose of man’s body, while attempting to enlist the help of the locals. It is entertaining stuff, especially the reactions of some of the people he comes in contact with."

"One of the weirdest games released for PlayStation consoles this month was Hohokum, an artful little gem from Honeyslug and Sony’s Santa Monica studio. The game has a non-linear design that has caused some gamers frustrations while it’s opened up a door for a new way to enjoy the zen-game genre by attempting to actually speed run through the game. That’s right, someone has done a speed run of Hohokum. It’s like drinking a lot of coffee and attempting to speed meditate as a shaolin monk."

"Tales of Xillia 2 has finally launched in North America. That means that there's full English voice-overs and English text. This also means that you get to see the game from start to finish, in its entirety, with someone else helming the controls and dictating the on-screen action. With that said, a new gameplay walkthrough has emerged for the recent English release of Tales of Xillia 2 for the PS3. You can watch the game from start to finish, if you're into that sort of thing."

""He's brash and arrogant, but has a conscience," Patrick says. "Born to Irish immigrants in New York, Shay finds himself searching for purpose after his father passes away. It is at this point that the Assassins find him and take him in. Despite becoming a successful Assassin, Shay will start to question the motivations of the Brotherhood and eventually, seek redemption by hunting the Assassins down.""

Recently I wrote an article concerning the maturation of the video game industry. Today I pose a new question: Have we come far enough?

Gamers love to see their favorite licenses further explored in the virtual form. Several movies or books; or books that later became inaccurate movies, seem tailor made for the format. After all who wouldn’t want to ski off a mountain as James Bond or wrestle naked with a demon spawn as Beowulf? Yet despite this when I heard that TellTale would be making a...

Since Sony announced that Trophies would be mandatory way back when, trophy hunters have been pounding their games trying to become the ultimate trophy hunter. This may seem completely fine to some, but to others it seems like trophy hunters can't just stop and admire a game.

Our Perspective
Trophy Hunters will argue until the end of time that Trophies are awesome. Most of the time they ensure that you do every little thing in a game, although some are watered down like Far Cry 3 where o...

GO: *Gesturing* Hello Plume. Please. sit down.

Plume: Hiya! Are the questions about me being the battle princess?

GO: Well, *sips tea* you must be a master of swordplay with all of the training and fighting you get.

Plume: Oooh! Can I have some tea?

GO: Uh, sure. *Gets up and grabs cup* Take as much as you want.

Plume: Thank yoooou! *Gulps down tea*
You should try your hand with a Spear or something, because being a member in the Princess Brigade is a lot of fun.

GO: *Laug...

Mario might still be the most recognizable face in all of gaming but he’s the last of a dying breed. Cartoon plumbers, speedy hedgehogs, and bears with birds in their backpacks use to litter the gaming landscape, but now the industry is dominated by zombies, space marines, and gangsters. My question: When did this happen?

To be fair there have always been games with adult content. Doom, Duke Nukem, and of course the original Mortal Kombat targeted more 'mature' gamers but they were the ex...

Join John, Erik and Nathanael where they talk all things Gamescom 2014 from Sony and Microsoft, Hive Jump, Shenmue, your questions and more! Subscribe on iTunes and Stitcher Radio!

"Bandai Namco Games sent out word that Tales of Xillia 2, the JRPG that’s been available over in Japan for the past two years, is finally available in North America for PlayStation 3 owners. It only took two years of begging, pleading and groveling for the game to finally make its way Stateside."

Ahead of the game's October release Bethesda has revealed a brand new video featuring 60 minutes of gameplay footage for The Evil Within. Leading Public relations executive Pete Hines is featured behind the controller.

"The latest update brings a number of new goodies to the playground of destruction, but price and soul-payment has been kept hush-hush for now. You can scope out the latest trailer to see what’s been added to the spotty but very much beloved online title"

Warner Bros. has announced today that Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will have its own DLC pass, though it is unknown when it will be available. They did however mention that it will cost $25.

The Pass includes exclusive Guardians of the Flaming Eye mission(you earn the Rising Flame rune by completing it) and early access to the "Trials of War" challenge series. Your skills will be put to the test as you square off against Sauron's forces in these challenge modes. You will also be able to ...

Disney Interactive announced today that a Toy Box Starter Pack will be coming on the 4th of November. The new combo pack will mirror the Avengers starter pack that was announced earlier this year for a fall release and it will contain the Disney Infinity 2.0 disc and base.

Those who will be getting the new pack will be able to get two figures from the Disney universe; Merida from Brave and Stitch from Lilo and Stitch. This set will be compatible with all Disney Infinity content, including ...



A new trailer has been released for Destiny today titled Venus. Venus was once a paradise, but now it is a monument to what has been lost. You can explore Venus' ancient ruins and see what kind of things you can find.

Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!

"Fortunately for survival horror fans who are anticipating the new game from Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami and Tango Gameworks, their time with The Evil Within will be a lengthy one."

"If you didn’t know by now, Risen 3: Titan Lords is currently available for the Xbox 360, PS3 and the PC. The game is based around evolved concepts introduced in the Gothic series, and takes a step back from Risen 2 to make the game more grounded in the medieval-fantasy concepts that helped put Piranha Bytes on the map. However, not everyone is digging the “new” and “improved” gameplay featured in Risen 3: Titan Lords, and one of those less-than-enthused individuals happens to be the one and o..."

Screenshots featuring Sackboy and friends have recently been released, showing the various Sack-renditions in their unique and fun costumes. The renders depict an adventurous Sackboy, an alligator Oddsock and Swoop in a custom phoenix costume. Additionally, renders of enemy designs were released, showing both the Dwarf and Giant Thug designs. See all the aforementioned costume designs below:



Sackboy is ready for an adventure!


Oddsock is now... an Alligator? How odd!


Take to t...

"One of the members of 4Chan managed to stream Hotline Miami 2, and another member recorded some of the gameplay tidbits so gamers get to bask in the awesomeness of the game’s soundtrack and gameplay, shortly before the game becomes available for everyone else at all the usual places. Bask in the awesomeness, please."

"Fans will be glad to know that WWE’s developmental program NXT will be featured in the game, as players will take their created wrestler through myCareer mode, battling its brightest prospects in order to move up the ranks onto Smackdown, Raw and beyond."

After being nominated for 5 award categories at Gamescom 2014, 2k and Turtle Rock Studios' Evolve took home a pretty impressive 4 wins, beating out other highly anticipated titles.

"Some new DLC has arrived for Sniper Elite 3, the popular third-person shooter that has taken the gaming arena by storm due to being a middle-budget title that didn’t suck bad enough to warrant a purchase from most action fans. The latest update for the game features a free Plantation map for all the platforms and an accompanying weapon update called the Eastern Front pack. The weapon pack is paid DLC, though. So you won’t be shooting people in new ways for free, only playing on new maps for f..."

Alien Isolation is set to come out in the next couple of months and with every new bit of information that’s released my excitement increases. From what we’ve seen so far Isolation looks poised to deliver a good time for both franchise fans and newcomers alike. Hell if it delivers on its developers promises it might even reinvent the horror genre as we know it!

In honor of its upcoming release I’m going to be taking a look at some licensed titles that did their series justices. While a fe...

"Tales of Xillia 2 is made for fans of the original, giving players dozens of hours in the same world, with the same characters they love, working their way through a new story with new goals. While it’s nearly indistinguishable from its predecessor on the periphery, I'm not sure I would have wanted it any other way. Underneath Xillia 2's familiar surface is a whole new game that’s been crafted in the same tradition that made the original such a pleasure to play.

It's rare for a great JRPG ..."