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Gamescom 2014 – Assassin’s Creed Rogue hits the high seas again

 ▪  The best part of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, hands down, was its naval combat. So when Ubisoft unveiled this year’s inevitable Assassin’s Creed entry, Unity, many—including us—were a little bummed by the absence of any ship sails. But it…

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Gamescom 2014 – Our hands-on with Claptrap in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

 ▪  Understandably, developers constantly search for ways to take a videogame franchise to new heights — figuratively speaking. For something as absurd tonally as Borderlands, however, sometimes a more literal interpretation of that notion is appropriate. So what did 2K Australia…

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Gamescom 2014 – The two big changes in Assassin’s Creed: Unity

 ▪  When Assassin’s Creed: Unity launches this October, it will be the franchise’s sixteenth release in seven years. Even with the series’ clever twist of constantly mixing up settings and main characters, it’s quite a feat that Ubisoft has steadily kept…

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Gamescom 2014: Evolve delivers a truly unique multiplayer experience

 ▪  On the off chance you haven’t heard of Evolve, here’s a quick primer: Developed by Turtle Rock Studios, the brains behind Left 4 Dead, Evolve is an asynchronous co-op/competitive multiplayer game that pits four players against one. Working together as…

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Gamescom 2014 – We test out a brand new Battlefield: Hardline

 ▪  When EA launched the Battlefield: Hardline multiplayer beta at this year’s E3, they promised a novel cops-vs-robbers theme. After some retooling we got a chance to go hands-on with the all-new Hotwire mode here at Gamescom 2014 and we’re convinced…

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Gamescom 2014 – BioWare goes big with Dragon Age: Inquisition

 ▪  For Dragon Age fans like us, playing Inquisition was like coming home to find someone not only cleaned every room of your house, but also renovated the place with a substantial addition and lavishly furnished every last square foot. BioWare’s…

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Gamescom 2014 – Preview the new features in FIFA 15

 ▪  To fans of the series, FIFA 14 marked a solid entrance on the current generation of consoles for EA Sports’ legendary soccer franchise. When it comes to EA Canada’s sophomore effort on the new hardware, the biggest question is whether…

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Gamescom 2014 – Breaking down the Quantum Break playable demo

 ▪  It’s been eight months since we last heard from Quantum Break and its developer, Remedy Entertainment. Eight months since creative director Sam Lake unveiled the briefest glimpse at gameplay, leaving us still relatively in the dark as to the exact…

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Gamescom 2014 – We reveal surprising new features in Halo: The Master Chief Collection

 ▪  When 343 Industries announced that Halo: The Master Chief Collection would be shipping with every multiplayer map from the four mainline Halo games, it was hard not to get excited at the chance to revisit some of the most memorable…

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Gamescom 2014 – Until Dawn project reappears for PlayStation 4

 ▪  There’s a good chance that Until Dawn, the PlayStation 4 – exclusive horror game unveiled during Sony’s Gamescom 2014 press conference – may sound vaguely familiar to you. That’s because the title, which follows eight young adults stranded in a…

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