Borderlands 2 'Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep' DLC review: Roll for initiative, suckas

Borderlands 2 'Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep' DLC review: Roll for initiative, suckas Borderlands 2's Tiny Tina has got some bizarre quirks and qualities a vocal few openly denounce, but she's memorable in a way so few women in games are. All that, and she's still a little girl. The frenetic little firecracker is a bundle of energy, so it makes perfect sense that she should host a game of Bunkers & Badasses, an obvious parody of Dungeons & Dragons. In "Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep,"

Netflix's 'Kakegurui' Is a Deranged Anime About High-Stakes Gambling Teens

Watching established characters stab each other in the back, scheme, and even cheat their way to victory as Yumeko is able to stop them nearly every single time is just as satisfying as watching Sailor Moon defeat the bad guys each episode. You know what the end result will ultimately be, but it's an addictive rush the whole way there. This tension (as well as the sheer absurdity of each wager) is literally expressed with dark colors, sinister music, and not least of which the absolutely terrify

Snapchat’s ‘Bitmoji Tennis’ game is cute, but ultimately frustrating

Snapchat's gaming platform Snap Games is host to a few fun-filled mini games that you can invite your friends to play on the go. One of the first titles for the platform, Tiny Royale, proved it was just as formidable of a diversion as any "bigger" console release, and could easily capture your attention while being played right from within Snapchat. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of Snapchat's new Bitmoji Tennis game, which is colorful but ultimately hollow.

'Judgment': Game Review

Put simply, it’s the best crime drama not on TV. Sega and Ryu ga Gotoku Studio's Yakuza series, while excellent, is still unfortunately relegated to niche status by most gamers. Luckily, fans know quality when they see it, and with 2016's Yakuza 6: The Song of Life giving legendary series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu a fitting end for his storied legacy, fans have been clamoring for another sojourn back to where it all began: the fictional city of Kamurocho. Judgment (Judge Eyes in Japan) is a spi

Days Gone

When you aren't facing off against Freakers, there's still plenty to do. The open world is positively teeming with various subplots to explore and side quests to pursue. Deacon and Boozer have their own unique narrative threads to unravel, but along the way you'll become entangled in others' stories as well. There's a wide variety of different survivors to chat with who'll need your help taking item A to point B and everything in between. Most of your time will be spent traveling via Deacon’s m

'Crackdown 3' Plays Like An Old-School Game, And That's A-OK By Me

Today, games try to be a little of everything. Every month we have a new open-world, narrative-driven, high-production, content-packed, 100-hour magnum tour de force blockbuster release, and it’s a great time to be a gamer. Titles like Red Dead Redemption 2 and God of War blew us away with just how far the art of video games has come. Secretly — just between us — sometimes all that content just wears me out. I’m not always looking for some big damn epic journey. Sometimes, I want something a li

Video Game Review: ‘Astro Bot Rescue Mission’

Virtual reality titles often excel at offering immersive experiences, but too often the isometric, platformer games of the medium lack a crucial element: The feeling that one is truly inside the game. With few exceptions, most of these sorts of VR games that have you controlling a tiny figure inside a game are content with giving players a front row seat as sort of powerful, omniscient spectators, but rarely as a figure in the context of the actual game. That’s why “Astro Bot Rescue Mission” is

'The Evil Within' is more frustrating than terrifying

Your first brush with frustration in Shinji Mikami’s blood-drenched action horror saga The Evil Within comes only minutes after you’re first given control. Bound and hung from the ceiling via meat hook with only corpses surrounding you, you’re forced to swing from side to side until you can free yourself and run to safety. There's a hulking behemoth of what appears to be a deranged butcher in your way, however. He stands before a table, doing who-knows-what to the poor, unfortunate soul in fron

'Assassin's Creed Unity': Glitches and microtransactions mar a pretty Paris

Assassin’s Creed Unity was a game I really wanted to like. I’ve been a fan of the Assassin’s Creed series since its debut, and have always gotten a kick out of the games, despite some flaws. After last year’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag really raised the bar for the series in both scope and storytelling, I couldn't help but get excited at the prospect of another grand fight with the Templars. However, Unity has jaded me not only to the Assassin’s Creed brand, but to Ubisoft as a whole. I c
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