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OlliOlli World: Void Riders Review - Extra Dimensions
OlliOlli World is a delightful skateboarding game, an excellent culmination of what developer Roll7 established across two previous games of its super-fast, trick-infused side-scrolling platforming series.
Outriders: Worldslayer Review - Pleasantly Altered
With an expanded endgame, new difficulty tiers, and new story content, Worldslayer adds a lot to Outriders, even if none of the additions are mind-blowing.
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Review - Almost Supersonic
The Sonic sequel is more disjointed than its predecessor but makes up for it with strong humor and fun character dynamics.
Stranger Of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Review - Chaos Incarnate
There's a lot of meme potential in Stranger of Paradise thanks to its willingness to be aggressively confusing, but fun, varied combat carries its most WTF moments forward.
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen Review - Queen's Gambit
Bungie continues to improve its shooter MMO with the best story campaign it has yet produced and a whole lot of great additional content to keep players engaged.
Final Fantasy 7: The First Soldier Review - Straining At The Seams
Though it offers fun additions to the battle royale formula, The First Soldier struggles with being too much game for the mobile medium.
Horizon Forbidden West Review - Squad Goals
Horizon Forbidden West sometimes packs in so much that it gets in its own way, but the many well-drawn characters populating its quests keep it compelling.
Uncharted Review - Familiar Territory
The film adaptation of the popular Uncharted game series feels like another Uncharted story, but has little to add that fans haven't seen before.
OlliOlli World Review — Half-Pipe Heaven
Developer Roll7 has improved on every aspect of the OlliOlli franchise to create a huge, fun arcade skating game that's easy-going, but just as challenging as its predecessors.
Rocket League Sideswipe Review — Pocket Rocket
The miniaturized version of Rocket League maintains the chaos, fun, and intensity of car-based sports, while perfecting a bite-sized approach.
Battlefield 2042 Review — Character Development
Although some specialists can feel a bit useless at times, tweaks to the formula with Battlefield 2042 add a lot of interesting gameplay variety.
Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City Review - Sometimes Tasty, Often Itchy
So concerned with cramming in references and Easter eggs, Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City fails to produce many scares or capitalize on its good ideas.
Call Of Duty: Vanguard Review — Personnel Problems
Tweaks in multiplayer and Zombies advance the Call of Duty franchise overall, and an emphasis on distinct characters makes Vanguard's story fun, but it doesn't always mix well with the series' gameplay.
Far Cry 6 Review - Less Than Revolutionary
Though it can be really fun, especially when it descends into absolute chaos, Far Cry 6 is overstuffed and disjointed, with so many ideas that it's tough to focus.
Alan Wake Remastered Review
Creepy atmosphere, fantastic combat, and clever storytelling make Alan Wake's quest thrilling from beginning to end.
Kena: Bridge Of Spirits Review - Don't Fear The Reaper
Kena: Bridge of Spirits uses a different perspective on familiar gameplay ideas to create tons of exciting combat and a deep emotional connection with its world.
Ghost Of Tsushima Iki Island Expansion Review - Sins Of The Father
The new chapter of Ghost of Tsushima adds to Jin's backstory in a way that makes it feel essential, while adding even more of the best stuff from the vanilla game.
Where Is Xur Today? (August 5-9) - Destiny 2 Xur Location And Exotic Items Guide
Xur's back in the Solar System in Destiny 2, offering a slate of new Exotics and Legendary weapons and armor for your perusal. We're nearing the end of both the Solstice event and Season of the Haunted in Destiny 2, which means it's time to gear up for a new season and a new raid. If you missed past Vorpal Weapon Dead Man's Tales, Xur gives you another chance this week, and he's also sporting a few weird rolls on Exotic and Legendary armor. Here's where you can find Xur and what Exotics he's sel
Trials Of Osiris Rewards This Week In Destiny 2 (August 5-9)
The Trials of Osiris kicks off for another weekend in Destiny 2, providing another chance to earn new armor, new cosmetics, and new Adept weapons. We're nearing the end of Season of the Haunted, so now's the time to make sure you max out your Trials reputation and earn those last few Flawless runs. Trials weapons now carry the Alacrity Origin Trait. It gives you increased aim assist, reload speed, stability, and range on your Trials guns when you're the last living member of a fireteam or runni
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen Xur Location Aug 5, 2022
Check out what Xur is selling this week in Destiny 2: The Witch Queen.
Court Filings Detail Threats And Harassment Against Bungie Employees
Employees of Destiny 2 developer Bungie recently scaled back their social media communication in response to threats and harassment, and now court filings in Canada have revealed just how intense those threats were. According to a report from the Waterloo Region Record, in June an Ontario judge ordered Canadian anonymous phone service provider TextNow Inc. to release the name of customers who made "racist and serious physical threats" against Bungie employees. The ruling details some of the thr
Iron Banter: This Week In Destiny 2 - The Case For Wrath Of The Machine
A legacy raid is returning to Destiny 2 next season, and while King's Fall would be awesome, Wrath of the Machine would be perfect from a story standpoint.
Where Is Xur Today? (July 29-August 2) - Destiny 2 Xur Location And Exotic Items Guide
You're definitely going to want to visit Xur this weekend in Destiny 2. The snake-faced Exotics vendor has brought some excellent weapons this week, including three god rolls you should pick up, including a Rangefinder Hawkmoon and a Vorpal Dead Man's Tale. He's also packing some very interesting Legendary weapons and at least one piece of Exotic armor you're going to want in your collection. Here's what you need to know to find Xur and everything he's selling this week. This week you can find
Trials Of Osiris Rewards This Week In Destiny 2 (July 29-August 2)
We're quickly moving toward the end of the Season of the Haunted in Destiny 2, which means there are fewer and fewer chances to jump into the Trials of Osiris to win Adept weapons and special armor you can't get anywhere else. Here's where you'll be playing this weekend and what you can earn for a Flawless Trials passage--take advantage even without a team with the Freelance playlist this week. Trials weapons now carry the Alacrity Origin Trait. It gives you increased aim assist, reload speed,
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen Xur Location July 29, 2022
Check out what Xur is selling this week in Destiny 2: The Witch Queen.
Destiny 2 Sparrows Keep Getting Dumber (In A Good Way), Here's The Latest
Destiny 2's premium cosmetic items have really come into their own lately, especially when it comes to equipment. Not long ago, we got a whole set of cosmetics themed after woody wagon sedans, and during the last Festival of the Lost, Destiny's yearly Halloween event, Bungie released a sparrow modeled after a giant spider, complete with moving legs. For this year's summertime Solstice event, we've got a new challenger to the throne for best cosmetic vehicle: the Crab Cycle, a motorcycle shaped l
Rollerdrome Is Like Slapping Roller Skates On Max Payne
Coming off the critical acclaim of skateboarding side-scroller OlliOlli World, you might ask, where could Roll7 go from here? The developer has a solid mastery of "flow state" games that are all about hitting jumps, performing tricks, and chaining sick moves together to log massive scores. What do you bring to that kind of game to create something new? In the case of Rollerdrome, you make what might be the most video game decision possible: take the mix of skating, tricks, and high scores, and
Trials Of Osiris Rewards This Week In Destiny 2 (July 22-26)
The Iron Banner has officially ended in Destiny 2's Season of the Haunted, which means that every weekend from here on out will see the game's toughest multiplayer competition, the Trials of Osiris. Here's where you'll be playing this weekend and what special weapons you can earn if you manage to go flawless. Trials weapons now carry the Alacrity Origin Trait. It gives you increased aim assist, reload speed, stability, and range on your Trials guns when you're the last living member of a firete
Iron Banter: This Week In Destiny 2 - Spoiler Alert
Bungie's upcoming showcase falls on the first day of Season 18--which could suggest an upcoming story twist.
Saints Row's Open World Is Chaotically Messy, And I Dig It
A lot has changed in the open-world genre since the Saints Row series came to its ridiculous conclusion amid an alien invasion almost 10 years ago. And with the reboot of the franchise, Deep Silver Volition seems to be looking back to that time, before open-world games were flooded with RPG elements and crafting systems. The new Saints Row feels a lot like a game from a different era, but with a bunch of additions that make it more than just a nostalgic return to the past. I played about four h
Saints Row Hands-on Preview
We played about four hours of Saints Row at a recent preview event, which encompassed the beginning of the game. As with the original Saints Row, the new game is all about creating your own criminal empire--but you have a long way to go before that happens. It's set in the new city of Santo Ileso, a fictional location in the United States' Southwest that mixes an urban center, suburbs, and desert locations, and carries the vibe of places such as Las Vegas or Albequrque, without being quite like
The Best (And Most Ridiculously Fun) Destiny 2 Exotics
One of the new Exotics to come with the Witch Queen expansion is Parasite, possibly the funniest and goofiest gun in the game. It comes at the end of a long quest in which you hang out with one of the sentient worm parasites that live inside Hive enemies and give them their power. The gun you eventually make out of the worm is a grenade launcher that shoots other worms, which flop through the air and then explode in a shower of goo. A worm cannon is great on its own--not only is it visually goof
Destiny 2 Solstice: Should You Buy The Upgraded Event Card?
Destiny 2's revamped summer Solstice event introduces a bunch of changes to how developer Bungie handles these yearly celebrations. Along with new seals to earn and revamped activities, Solstice comes with an "event card" system that tracks challenges you can complete in the game to earn rewards. The event card comes in two versions: a free edition and a premium, "upgraded" one. But is the free event card worth your hard-earned Silver? To make a clear decision about whether you should upgrade y
Destiny 2's New Solstice Gun Is Broken In A Ridiculous Way
The Solstice event is here in Destiny 2, bringing a summertime celebration to the game that has unique rewards for players to earn and a new "event card" system to dish out rewards. Solstice also comes with a new gun for players to earn called Something New, which features a trait you can't get on any other weapon. As with many new things to pop into Bungie's expansive MMO, however, Something New is not behaving exactly as it seems to have been intended, with a bug working in players' favor. So
Iron Banter: This Week In Destiny 2 - Death To RNG Raid Exotics
Bungie made the right call with the Vow and Duality seals, because chasing random Exotic drops in high-level content is the worst.
Where Is Xur Today? (July 15-19) - Destiny 2 Xur Location And Exotic Items Guide
Xur has once again arrived in Destiny 2, bringing a fresh stock of Exotic weapons, armor, and Legendary-class gear to the solar system. Some of which have some very desirable perks. Those may come in handy with Iron Banner going on right now and the Solstice event set to begin next week. We'll update this story shortly with where to find Xur and what he's selling for this weekend once he arrives with the daily reset. This week, you can find Xur in The Tower ,in the Hangar. For his weapon, Xur i
Exoprimal Hands-On Preview
We played about three hours of Exoprimal during its recent closed network test, which gave a sense of some of its multiplayer modes and the mech suit character classes you can use within them. While matches involve fighting off waves of prehistoric creatures, your actual goal is to beat another team of exosuit-wearing dino hunters. Though we only played for a few hours and saw only a small portion of what Exoprimal has to offer, overall, the game offered a lot of goofy, over-the-top fun in this