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From The Floor Of PAX East 2016

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While you’re sitting at home reading this, PAX East 2016 is currently underway in Boston. Also known as the Penny Arcade Expo, the show highlights some of the best games in the industry. Some are already out and some will be coming out. Either way, this is one of the best chances to get your hands on them before anyone else does. In addition to video game, attendees can also learn some of the best board games in the world and watch as people dress up as some of their favorite characters from video games and other media.

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Borderlands brought us into Pandora (not to be confused with James Cameron’s Pandora) in 2009. Gamers fell in love with the unique weaponry, and open world play. The game was a massive hit for Gearbox, and spawned a sequel in 2012. Numerous DLC content has been made for both games, and Borderlands 2 became a top seller, with over 13 million copies sold for various platforms. Vault hunters can now rejoice as another sequel is on the way.

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Gears of War 4 – Fenix Reborn

April is looking to be a busy month for Xbox and the much-loved franchise Gears of War. News is finally starting to filter down to the masses in regard to long anticipated Gears of War 4. The military/horror action game was a solid hit in 2006, and gamers everywhere were quickly drawn to the war-torn hero Marcus Fenix. Two sequels spawned relatively speedily in 2008 and 2011;a prequel of sorts appeared in 2013 but fans have been waiting for a proper follow-up for years. 2015’s E3 convention brought word that Gears of War 4 would arrive soon and focus on the son of Marcus. A teaser trailer is finally here, in true GoW fashion, with a haunting cover song to set the mood. (more…)

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The second of Fallout 4’s DLC is soon to hit Playstation 4, Xbox One and Steam. The  followup to Automatron, the Wasteland Workshop promises to make some interesting changes  to your post-apocalyptic world. Bethesda Softworks has released an official trailer for the DLC,  teasing some of the fun we can expect. Building creatures, designing custom homes, gladiator  style battles? Yes, please!!! (more…)

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Hey, remember that Doom (2005) movie that starred The Rock. The one that was inspired (and I use that term loosely) from the mega hit video game franchise of the same name. You know, the one that had very little to do with the game, a bunch a hootenanny about genetics and a plot that Lloyd Kaufman would have tossed in the trash? Yeah well, this is your cousin Marvin talking, you know that new video game/movie you’ve been looking for? Well watch this!

Before you get too excited, NO, there is not new Doom movie… but they’re should be, and it should look a like this! In celebration/promotion of the newly updated DOOM video game coming out in May, director Jospeh Kosinski has delivered an outstanding cinematic live-action trailer for the latest franchise installment. It manages to do in one minute, what the entire 2005 Doom couldn’t do an entire 2 hour movie (except for the FPS scene, that was dope). (more…)

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For so long, people talked about Virtual Reality like it was science fiction. And soon, consumers will be owning their own sets. Today, the Oculus team announced the 30 games that will also be available when their virtual reality headsets are released into the wild. If you’ve an avid video gamer, then some of these names will be familiar to you and some not so much. Many of these titles come from indie developers which comes to show that something like the Oculus Rift provides a big opportunities for developers in the future. For now, though, check out the titles of all 30 games after the jump. (more…)

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Its a tale as old as time, a wall separating gamers at their very core. Games published across different platforms have managed to bring players together, but never on the same playing field. One version is better than the other, this one has different feature, that one has different playable characters and never will the two meet in the middle. That is, until now. Microsoft may be changing the face of gaming once again with the announcement of cross platform gaming with PS4 and PC owners.

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When we last left Lara Croft on the big screen, she was played by Angelina Jolie and under the direction of Jan de Bont. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your opinion of those films), Angelina Jolie refused to return for a third Tomb Raider film, and we haven’t seen Ms. Croft in theaters since. In recent years, the success of 2013’s Tomb Raider video game and the announcement of a new film adaptation of the series has inspired several fan casting articles online. Fans everywhere have been wondering the same thing: who will be the next woman to don the braided ponytail? Today, that question may finally be answered.

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DOOM was the great-granddaddy of the modern FPS, with its legacy haunting every single game in the genre with fast, arcade-style action, a ridonculous arsenal at your disposal and hordes on hordes of science-augmented magic-assisted demons for you to carve your way into. It was also one of the most vaunted multiplayer games of its time, with tons of user-modded options and map packs, which gave the game the staying power it has until today. Bethesda seemed to be trying to maintain the franchise’s line, until they released their multiplayer gameplay trailer…

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