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Destiny Is Something Special: Thoughts and Impressions From the Destiny Beta

I said I would refrain from posting my Destiny Beta impressions until the beta went offline, and sadly that time has come. So it’s time to begrudgingly write that piece and reflect upon many hours spent as an Awoken male Hunter. Despite saying I would spend more time with all three classes in the beta,…

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PSA: Destiny Beta Now Open to All

If you’ve been wanting to try out Bungie’s hybrid FPS/RPG/MMO but hadn’t been able to score a beta code then you’re in luck; Bungie has announced that the beta is now open to all who wish to step forth as Guardians. If you’re getting in on PS4, you’ll need to be a PlayStation Plus subscriber…

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Review: Unrest

Unrest (PC) Developer: Pyrodactyl Games Publisher: Kiss LTD Genre: Adventure RPG Released: July 23, 2014 ESRB: Not Rated Unrest is an RPG that is vastly different than anything I would usually play. There’s no real combat in the game and there are no puzzles to solve. There’s no leveling up or experience gained. There’s not…

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Everything You Need To Know About The Destiny Beta

The Destiny Beta, which many of us have been waiting inpatiently for since the alpha ended last month, arrives this Thursday on PS4 and PS3 for those who have pre-order. Today, Bungie and Sony have released a short new video titled “Everything You Need To Know About the Destiny Beta.” You can check it out…

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Destiny Collector’s & Limited Edition’s Revealed

Today is Bungie Day, and to celebrate the studio revealed three special editions for its upcoming FPSRPG/quasi-MMO Destiny. First up is the Destiny Limited Edition, which cost $99.99 and includes:       Limited Edition SteelBook Case and Game Disc       Guardian Folio, containing: “Arms and Armament” Field Guide: Many believe the weapons and armor featured in this record…

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Releases October 14th

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 game being developed by 2K Australia, has gotten a release date: October 14th. The game has also gotten a new trailer, dubbed The Moon Dance, which you can check out above. Experience low-gravity gunplay on Pandora’s moon with four new vault hunters and a whole new…

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Releases February 24, 2015

In a live streaming conference that wrapped up moments ago, CD Projekt Red announced that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt would release on February 24, 2015 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. In addition, a number of editions were announced. The standard edition of the game will include: Game manual Witcher recap Game map Soundtrack…

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Review: Bound By Flame

Bound By Flame (PC, PS4 [Reviewed], PS3, Xbox 360) Developer: Spiders Publisher: Focus Home Interactive Genre(s): Action RPG Released: May 9, 2014 ESRB Rating: M – Mature Bound By Flame, the cross-generational RPG from French developing studio Spiders, gets the spotlight for being the first fantasy/action-RPG on PS4. Yes, it’s on PC, PS3, and Xbox…

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15 Minutes of Game: Bound By Flame

This is 15 Minutes of Game, a new video feature here at Vortex Effect. In this series of features we’ll do exactly what the title proclaims, show you 15 minutes (roughly) of a game. The videos feature no commentary. In this first installment, we’re taking a look at Spiders’ new RPG, Bound By Flame, out…

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Bound By Flame Releases Friday, Here’s A Launch Trailer

Bound By Flame, the RPG from Spiders and Focus Home Interactive, releases this Friday for PC, PS4, PS3, and Xbox 360. You can check out the launch trailer below. This latest Bound by Flame video highlights one of the important elements in the game, the background story and the gameplay: the relationship between the hero…