Monthly Archives July 2016

A Story You Control in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Combat or stealth? Lethal or non-lethal? Plasma rifle or fire extinguisher? There’s nothing quite like freedom of choice in video games (fire extinguisher every time, by the way) — and between its wealth of combat and dialogue options, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided offers plenty.

But in a world where biotech has been blended into a Molotov cocktail of paranoia, segregation, and racism, what you perceive as “right” and “wrong” may end up being more …read more

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole Takes Comedy Seriously

It’d be fair to say that, as a gaming genre, comedy has always been an under-explored one. While a staple of film and literature, gaming has rarely gone further than wise-cracking characters, pop-culture references, and shameless punning in its pursuit of entertainment.

Ubisoft San Francisco’s forthcoming South Park: The Fractured But Whole continues Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s natural instinct for going against the grain, aiming to combine classic RPG mechanics with full-blown comedic writing.

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The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 7/5/2016

Climb into the seat of a towering war machine, learn every nuance of your arsenal, and storm the battlefield on a ruined planet. The multiplayer sensation Hawken is coming to PS4 this week.

Fusing strategically rich combat with team-based competition, Hawken puts players in the pilot seat of powerful mechs and unleashes them in action-packed arenas to face other pilots. Choose between a variety of mechs, each with a different loadout and purpose in battle. Customize …read more

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PlayStation Blogcast Episode 213: Beards Among Us

Today is a special show. Not only do we sit down and talk with the legendary Ed Boon about the recently revealed Injustice 2, but we also say farewell to one of our dearest friends as he embarks on a new adventure. Join us for a heartfelt episode, and enjoy!

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