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Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 22 Oct 2014

Sunset Overdrive is the biggest title coming to Xbox One this year, and it’s out next week! If you haven't been keeping up with Insomniac’s latest crazy creation, then you need to watch this TNTeddy explosion filled launch trailer right now. Especially if you’re looking for something to pop into your new console.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 21 Oct 2014

It's now more rare for a game to launch without a Season Pass than with one. Sometimes the post launch content on offer justifies the extra little cash injection, as is the case with Far Cry 4. You're getting single-player, co-op and multiplayer content, as well as a little trip into a Yeti's den. I highly doubt he'll be as cuddly as I hope.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 20 Oct 2014

Sunset Overdrive is extremely self-aware. This is a game that knows it is a game, and it continuously reminds you that nothing is being taken seriously. So it's really no surprise then that in the week leading up to release, Sunset Overdrive features a little message those those who have their hands on it early. People like us.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 17 Oct 2014

Evolve was a definite stand-out at this year’s rAge Expo. There wasn’t once where I walked past the stand and didn’t see a massive line around it, even before the doors had opened to the public. People love hunting down a group of hunters as the monster, and adding to this beastly roster is exactly how Turtle Rock is going to keep the game alive.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 15 Oct 2014

Yesterday Bungie detailed a new hot fix that would be going live later in the day. It did, bring a host of small tweaks and changes to the game’s weapons and raids. Some players, however, are finding that the patch also manages to destroy their Destiny installation altogether.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 14 Oct 2014

Far Cry is a massive franchise for Ubisoft. The third entry into the series ranks as one of my favorite shooters of all time, so you can imagine that I have high expectations for this year's sequel. But it's a little less about the guns this time, and more about the savage wildlife I'll be using as my live weapons next month. That's what has me grinning from ear to ear.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 13 Oct 2014

Far Cry 4 is looking like it's going to be pretty explosive. You've got unnecessarily violent wildlife, an off-his-rocker villain and a brand new environment to go completely obsessive over. But what about sticking to the marked path? How long will Far Cry 4 actually last?

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 13 Oct 2014

Sunset Overdrive was definitely a personal highlight of mine at rAge this weekend. Finally getting some hands on time with my most anticipated Xbox One title definitely got me pumped for the launch this month, but it also made me a little cautious about how the game will hold up after a few hours; worries which aren't exactly helped by a good chunk of gameplay footage.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 09 Oct 2014

Around this time last year nearly everyone everywhere was busy playing Grand Theft Auto V. Since then, Rockstar has been working very hard to get the game looking brand new on current-gen consoles, with the remastered GTA V launching in little over a month. Or, if you're on PS4, even sooner.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 07 Oct 2014

The resolution and frame rate at which we play games has become one of the most heavily debated topics ever since the dawn of current-gen consoles. It's all about how much better the PS4 can handle games over the Xbox One, something which has really worked against Microsoft. Well Ubisoft want to avoid all of this fuss, so they're making Unity run identically across the board.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 06 Oct 2014

Far Cry 4 is absolutely bonkers - perhaps even  moreso than the previous entry, which featured the most mentally unstable antagonist I’ve ever seen. Far Cry 4 ups the ante with the various different flavours of destruction you can cause with all sorts of weapons and wildlife. Like monkeys, for example. You can cause chaos with monkeys, especially if you pre-order.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 03 Oct 2014

Around this time last week I was getting ready to board a plane. I very briefly visited the land of bangers and mash, mushy peas and fish, for a little sneak preview of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. I got a little hands-on time with the multiplayer and a good look at one of the early single-player missions. I walked away a little conflicted.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 02 Oct 2014

I have to admit, I'm still enjoying a few minutes of Destiny every now and then when I get the chance. That's probably because I have yet to reach the level cap and be forced to deal with the game's annoying loot drops. Now I won't have to either, with Bungie making Destiny's loot system a little more fair.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 01 Oct 2014

Dan Adelman isn't a name that might be immediately familiar to anyone other than Nintendo fans. The famed indie lead left Nintendo after nine years of work there last month, and since then hasn't been that active. Until yesterday, when it was revealed that he would be working on Axiom Verge, PlayStation's own Metroid.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 01 Oct 2014

Naughty Dog celebrated their 30th birthday earlier this week with a large gallery showing of all their work. Not only was Naughty Dog’s past on show, but also their present, which meant a few early looks at Uncharted 4. We’ve already seen how different Drake is going to look, with a look now at some of the locales he’s coming back to explore.