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Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 26 Nov 2014

Sunset Overdrive is currently one of the best games on the Xbox One, and a pretty great reason to pick up Microsoft's console. It's being kept alive by weekly and monthly challenges, but that can only go so far. DLC is what's going to keep this game alive and kicking for the next few months, and it's up to you to decide what's in and what's out.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 24 Nov 2014

It's been a particularly excellent year for the Xbox One, and 2015 doesn't look like it's going to let up either. At the very top of the list lies Quantum Break, an ambitious third-person shooter that gets all up in time's grill. There's a lot of shooting and time wrapping, but considering this is Remedy's game there's also a ton of story. That's where a Hobbit and an icy X-Man step in.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 18 Nov 2014

The official announcement for Just Cause 3 had me beyond tickled pink. This is a franchise that bathes in the insane - riding on jets, turning parachuting into flying and a grappling hook from the gods are all on the table. I'm almost certain that's all going to be back for the third entry, but a fan favourite mode won't be making its way to the sequel just yet.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 11 Nov 2014

Aren’t we just the luckiest bunch this year. We’re getting not one, but two different Assassin’s Creed titles launching within a week of each other. The one kicks off a new era for the franchise, with revamped gameplay and a brand new time period. But before all of that there was the American saga, and this launch trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Rogue sets up the conclusion beautifully.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 30 Oct 2014

Sunset Overdrive is being released locally tomorrow. You may have already read my review and realized that I absolutely adore Insomniac's Xbox One exclusive. Sunset Overdrive has a lot going on all of the time, which may make it a little difficult to grasp at first. But don't worry, I'm here to help with that.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 23 Oct 2014

Viva la revolution! Assassin's Creed Unity is finally tackling one of my favorite historical periods, The French Revolution. It's recreating Paris with a stunning amount of detail too, but that could mean my PC is on for a revolution of it's own in order to get things running.

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.