New releases – week of April 4, 2014

4/8/14 “Titanfall” (Xbox 360) After weeks of delays, “Titanfall” finally launches on the Xbox 360 a month after it launched on the Xbox One.Promising all of the modes and gameplay features of the Xbox One version, developer Bluepoint Games promises it will be the same game – just tweaked to deal with the difference in […]

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 […]

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Virtual reality coming to PlayStation 4 Sony revealed Project Morpheus, their proprietary virtual-reality headset, at the annual Game Developers Conference in San Francisco this week. The headset, which is now seemingly the only competitor to the Oculus Rift in virtual-reality hardware, is still in the prototype phase and will allow PlayStation 4 owners to become […]

“Titanfall” review

Shooters come and go in this world, falling short in the blinding light of franchises like “Call of Duty” and “Halo.” For those who aspire to make something a little different, there’s a daunting task ahead of them to shine brighter than those giants.Respawn Entertainment has given it their best shot with “Titanfall.” While in […]

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“The Stick of Truth” censored IGN UK has reported that Obsidian Entertainment’s newest game, “South Park: The Stick of Truth,” will be partially censored in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The portions removed include anal-probe sequences and two abortion sequences. These scenes will be replaced by an image background and a description text selected […]

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Test out a Titan this month Sign-ups for the public beta test of Respawn Entertainment’s upcoming first-person shooter “Titanfall” opened Tuesday night. Those interested can click the link above and choose whether to participate in the Xbox One or PC test, which will occur today through Tuesday. The game, developed by co-creators of the “Call […]