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Review: Alien Isolation

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Alien: Isolation (PC [Reviewed], Playstation 4, Playstation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360,) Developer: Creative Assembly Publisher: Sega Genre(s): First person, Survival Horror, Stealth Released: October 7, 2014 ESRB Rating: M – Mature When Alien: Isolation was first announced the reaction of the gaming community was muted with cautious optimism at best coming off of a needless disaster like Colonial Marines that really should have been a fantastic game but unforgivably wasn't. As more footage and information leaked out the sense of optimism grew in spite of itself including from yours truly. The logic was: It can't be any worse than Colonial Marines and it has to be a bounce up. I'm happy to report that broadly speaking this game most certainly is despite my own quibbles and subjective … [Read more...]

Review: Sniper Elite 3

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Sniper Elite 3 (PC [Reviewed], Playstation 4, Playstation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360,) Developer: Rebellion Publisher: 505 Games for consoles; Rebellion themselves for the PC Genre(s): Shooter Released:  June 27, 2014 PC   July 1, 2014 consoles ESRB Rating: M – Mature http://vortexeffect.net/2012/05/15/sniper-elite-v2-review/ http://vortexeffect.net/2013/11/03/sniper-elite-zombie-army-2-review/ This really is a continuation of the above reviews for the Sniper Elite V2 and its Zombie spin offs. If I wanted to be super lazy I could simply post those links and say this game is more of the same except in the African theater with larger and better level design, better graphics, and a few more customization choices and call it a day because that's basically it. But I can do better than that … [Read more...]

15 Minutes of Game: Thief

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJCfK0AonpE Time for another installment of 15 Minutes of Game and this time around we're looking at a playthrough of the "Lockdown" chapter of Thief on PS4. This is the demo that was added to the PlayStation Store in yesterday's update (and I can only assume the same demo that was available at launch and then removed without notice soon after). In this game of first person stealth, I failed. Not only did I get the predator label for knocking out guys (at least I didn't kill anyone), but I also got spotted. And the reason I got spotted was because I hit the square button and peaked around a close door when I was actually trying to close the open door. That couple of seconds prevented me from getting to the jewelry case and sneaking up on that guard. That … [Read more...]

Review: Watch_Dogs

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Watch Dogs (PC [Reviewed], PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii-U) Developer: Ubisoft Montreal Publisher: Ubisoft Genre: Open World, Action-Adventure Stealth Released: May 27, 2014 ESRB Rating: M – Mature Ever since E3 2012, Watch Dogs has been one of the most hyped and anticipated titles on any system and for good reason. The now near legendary and certainly controversial video that Ubisoft showed at the E3 was a jaw dropping, gorgeous looking game that teased a slick cyberhack Grand Theft Auto variant with everything “cranked to 11.” To be fair, nothing was going to live up to the hype and imagination gamers used as they waited for the release and any tidbit of news or more footage was eagerly gobbled up.  During that time, some of those morsels provided deflation in the form of the … [Read more...]

Hunt The Grey Wolf When You Pre-order Sniper Elite III

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Rebellion returns with the third entry in its acclaimed Sniper Elite series on July 1st, and gamers who pre-order the game for PC, Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, or PS3 will get the Hunt The Grey Wolf DLC mission. "Some say Hitler shot himself in a bunker in Berlin in 1945. Others believe he fell to a sniper bullet two year earlier during a secret trip to North Africa. Or was it his double? Decide for yourself when you get your hands on Sniper Elite 3's pre-order bonus "Hunt The Grey Wolf." In this mission, there's two Hitler's in Africa and you get to try and figure which is the real one. Here's a trailer for the DLC. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdSZM7sFNBQ Sniper Elite 3 hits stores in North America on July 1st on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 as published by 505 Games. As always, … [Read more...]

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