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Preview of Crossout

Preview of Crossout

Crossout is currently free in open beta- Download it here. Crossout isn't the first game to use the idea of "build your own vehicle for PvP combat" and it likely won't be the last. However, if the phrase "build your own vehicle..." gets your motor running, then Crossout has plenty to offer already in its early beta. The concept is as simple as it sounds. Pick a chassis, mount a wide variety of armor plating, wheels, and weapons; the combination of which gives you a vehicle power score (PS). Enter a battle and fight either alongside other players in PvE...

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Review of Nioh

Review of Nioh

Wait… what? A Samurai/Ninja/Fuedal Japan-based adventure game that was also a blend of Dark Souls and Ninja Gaiden? To be honest, I hadn’t heard about this game until about two weeks after it was released. Once I saw Team Ninja was the developer, I was sold. Paying homage to Sergio Leone, here’s what I liked (spoiler: a lot) and didn’t like (spoiler: not much) about Tecmo Koei’s Nioh: The Good [Takes a deep breath….] Combat: An astounding combination of Demon's Souls; Ninja Gaiden (Xbox 360 version); and - Old School, hardcore gamers will nod approvingly of this - the Bushido...

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Quake Champions: A Dynamic Load Screen

Quake Champions: A Dynamic Load Screen

  The NDA was lifted earlier this month allowing streamers and reviewers to share Quake Champions Beta with the world, although all of us have been ready I am not sure that Bethesda was. From the first load taking nearly nine minutes, it really set the tone for the rest of the experience. Being an older gamer I was excited to hear Quake was going back to its roots and reviving one of the most influential arena shooters of my childhood (shout out to UT 2004 as well). It was a happy balance that landed itself between Tribes and Unreal...

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PlayerUnknown's Battleground - Hunger Games with Machine Guns?

PlayerUnknown's Battleground - Hunger Games with Machine Guns?

When you look at this game you may think at first, is this Hunger Games for PC? Well add assault rifles to the mix and you wouldn't be too far off. There is no immersive story or any other smoke and mirrors to disguise the fact that this is a "kill your neighbor" survival game. This is unlike games that follow Day-Z, which seemed to be more geared towards survival, where encounters with other players are often easily avoided due to  the size of the map. It is very obvious that the combat engine is a large part of the...

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Cloud Pirates First Look

Cloud Pirates First Look

I'm a sucker for aerial combat. Let me get that out of the way first. I'm also a genuine fan of the "World of Tanks" like business model, though not entirely. I was a hardcore WoT player back in the early days, and if you follow my reviews, also a fan of Mechwarrior Online. I put some serious hours into the airplane combat in War Thunder too, and my joke-named character Large Marge in Star Wars The Old Republic was a force to be reckoned with in Starship Battles (The multiplayer one, not the on-rails one). So it is no...

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