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Far Cry New Dawn Review

I usually do my best to avoid any story spoilers, but when providing context for Far Cry New Dawn, that seems a near impossible task. So here we go, an official Spoiler Alert: At the end of Far Cry 5, a nuclear weapon is detonated over Hope County. This sets in motion a chain of events that lead to New Dawn, set 17 years into the post-apocalyptic life of the same region. A new threat has emerged and taken control of the region, and once again it is up to us to ...

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Want a Free Game? The Division 2 Pre-order Can Help!

As if there wasn't enough hype around the release of The Division 2 with its focus on replayability and endgame content and the Private Beta they offered for anyone who pre-ordered the game before Feb 7th, Ubisoft has now announced that anyone who puchases a standard edition of The Division 2 Pre-order digitally will receive another Ubisoft blockbuster, absolutely FREE. That's right, you heard me. No trade-in required, no special edition purchase needed.

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The Division 2 Private Beta Leaves Us Wanting More

After a weekend of rushing through the ruins of Washington, DC between overturned cars and concrete barriers, I have officially rediscovered my love for this franchise. The Division 2 Private Beta offered a wonderful taste of what can be expected from the full release coming mid-March. I had such a wonderfully fluid and dynamic experience, I hardly know where to begin!

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Trials Rising Expansion Pass Announced Today

This morning, Ubisoft announced their post-launch plan for Trials Rising, the latest title in the wildly popular Trials motorcycle-game franchise. Set to release on February 26th, the all-new Trials Rising Expansion Pass will include more than 55 new tracks for players to enjoy. From Route 66 to the jungles of Peru and the icy wastelands of Antarctica, this Expansion Pass offers no shortage of new content. In addition to the new tracks, players can expect a ...

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The Division 2 Looks to Build on Success

With the upcoming release of The Division 2, many people are looking back and trying to remember what happened to its predecessor. Don’t we all remember having a ton of fun running around an open-world console shooter, grabbing loot and taking down bad guys? The concept was neat, the graphics and animations were smooth and sufficient for its time, and the actual feel of the game was great. So, what happened? End game happened. While The Division was certainly ...

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Insurgency: Sandstorm Review

Insurgency: Sandstorm is the sequel to the indie hit Insurgency which was published by New World Interactive in 2014. After updating Insurgency with free new content for over three years after its release, the developer decided it was time to improve and expand the Insurgency experience using Unreal Engine 4 and working with publisher Focus Home Interactive. Insurgency: Sandstorm is a polished and greatly improved version of Insurgency, and in the dev’s own ...

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How the NZ site Ruby Fortune Casino Revolutionized Online Business

One of the great originals, the Ruby Fortune Casino has won several awards for its online casinos and gaming sites. For those who are unfamiliar with this particular sector of online gaming, it might seem quite the mystery as to why this would be. To best explain this, it is pertinent to delve into what can make any website or idea or business stand out from its competition. 

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Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Review

Every once in a while a game comes along that just feels completely out of place in its environment. As soon as I heard that Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes was to be released on the Nintendo Switch, I knew instantly that this would be one of those games. Travis Strikes Again: NMH, in all of its raunchiness and straight-up adults-only dialogue, on the family-oriented Nintendo Switch? It just didn’t make sense. It still doesn’t. But you know what, that ...

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Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Review

Released last December by developer The Bearded Ladies Consulting and publisher Funcom, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a turn-based tactical RPG that utilizes elements of real-time stealth and an intriguing storyline to bring an experience that can only be described as a next-level XCOM. The devs draw this parallel themselves, and with the two so closely linked, one has to wonder if Mutant Year Zero can do enough to set itself apart from its own inspiration. ...

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Does Social Gaming Have a Place in Youth’s Development?

Can social gaming actually improve your life? This is an age-old dilemma. As long as we have had video games, there have been concerns and often-unsubstantiated claims regarding the mental health impact that they have on players. Proponents of these statements often point to outdated and early-stage studies that suggest people who sit alone in a dark room playing video games alone for several hours each day are more prone to isolation, depression and even ...

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