“Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare” review

“Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare” puts you in the shoes of a soldier on the cutting edge of technological combat working with a paramilitary corporation. This iteration of the franchise gives the player new and unique game mechanics as well as some borrowed from other games. Armed with a boost pack, some grenades that show the location […]

Xbox One gets a price cut for the holiday season

It was revealed today that all Xbox One consoles will receive a $50 price cut starting Nov. 2 in the US. In addition to the base model console without a Kinect sensor, the reduction includes the “Assassin’s Creed,” “Sunset Overdrive” and “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare bundles, making them all $350. Xbox One Kinect bundles […]

This week in gaming

Call of Duty reveals juicy story details, teases multiplayer premiere Activision released a new trailer this week that brings to light the campaign details of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The plot is set in motion by “the first global terrorist attack in history” when the country enlists a private military company, Atlas. Atlas holds […]

Fair is fair

Here’s a question for you to think about:What is fairness?To a lot of people, fairness is an equal playing field or a game where everyone abides by the rules. That’s understandable. But is that really important in video games, or even achievable?I was having this conversation a couple of weeks ago with a friend, mainly […]

“Call of Duty Black Ops 2” – Send in the zombies

Kill it! Kill it with fire! Zombies. Next to Nazis, Russians, demons and orcs, zombies are some of the few enemies that the gaming industry never seems to tire of. Oddly enough, Nazi zombies appear to be an unholy fusion that gamers await with baited breath for at the announcement of a “Call of Duty” […]

Historical settings in games: what works and why

Let’s go back in time. Back to when the Nazis were still an international threat, when the holy land was fought over by crusaders and jihadists, and when Los Angeles was still riding the wave of Hollywoodland’s star power. No matter where we go, who we are or when we are, games that take us […]

Un-tie the tie-ins

I’ve played quite a few movie tie-in games in my life, and (surprise) they are generally not very good. I don’t think it’s the fault of the developers, though, because studios like Beenox, which has created both movie tie-in and original titles, are capable of creating very good games when they aren’t tied to films. […]