First-Person Shooter

King for 20 Years: Celebrating Duke Nukem 3D

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by Jon Ledford January 29, 2016 @ 3:01 PM
3D Realms
Two decades ago, 3D Realms revolutionized the first-person shooter genre by releasing Duke Nukem 3D for MS-DOS. After years of controversy and being used as a scapegoat for critics asking for stricter handling of Mature games, Duke 3D is remembered as the highest point of the character's history. Based on the ups and downs the Duke Nukem video game franchise has experienced, that isn't exactly saying much. Nevertheless, Duke Nukem 3D moved the genre forward for all the right (and wrong) reasons.

10 Funniest Fallout 4 Glitches

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by T.J. Denzer January 14, 2016 @ 2:01 PM
Bethesda
These glitches are the tip-top of the topsy turvy technical flaws in Fallout 4. You may have seen them or you may have been lucky (or unlucky depending on how you look at it) enough to slip through the game without ever laying your eyes on these magnificent spectacles. These are the 10 Funniest Fallout 4 Glitches.

Rainbow Six Siege Review (PlayStation 4)

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by Jon Ledford December 4, 2015 @ 4:01 PM
Seven years after the release of the last Rainbow Six game, we've seen a multitude of strictly online-only FPS games come and go as the focus on blockbuster solo campaigns have started to dwindle. It takes a lot for a predominantly multiplayer FPS game to entice players to keep coming back for the long haul. Luckily, Rainbow Six Siege's unique brand of intense, tactical shootouts are unlike anything else in the first-person shooter scene.

Worst to First: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six

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by Jon Ledford December 1, 2015 @ 3:01 PM
Ubisoft Montreal
In a scene dominated by the likes of Halo and Call of Duty, we're always glad to look back at a series that always tries to do something different. We decided not to include any of the series' expansions, as many of the PC Rainbow Six games had a slew of add-ons that you were able to get. Put your gas masks on and get ready to breach the door, because we're about to take down the Rainbow Six series, and we're going from Worst to First.

Star Wars Battlefront Review (PlayStation 4)

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by Jon Ledford November 23, 2015 @ 11:01 AM
Battlefront is meant to be the Star Wars video game to get as the world awaits the theatrical release of The Force Awakens. While Battlefront doesn't particularly fall under the doomed movie-based video game curse, it certainly feels like one. As a few more months of development could've greatly helped players get more bang for their buck when it comes to this multiplayer frag-fest. Luckily, Star Wars Battlefront is meant to tap into both the success that the first-person shooter genre has gotten over the years with the likes of the Call of Duty and Battlefield franchises and the overall boom in hype/merchandising leading into The Force Awakens. Battlefront certainly doesn't reinvent online multiplayer FPS gameplay or even have any lasting reasons to keep you coming back for more, but its presentation and nostalgic values are more than enough to keep casual gamers out there entertained.

10 Best Weapons in Destiny: The Taken King

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by Danny Saya November 13, 2015 @ 7:01 AM
Bungie
Even players that swore by mainstays like the MIDA Multi-Tool or the Icebreaker have found something to love with all of the new toys we've been given with the Taken King expansion. There are even a few surprises thrown in for players who loved their old legendary weapons. Here are the ten most powerful weapons in Destiny: The Taken King.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Review (PlayStation 4)

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by Jon Ledford November 11, 2015 @ 8:30 AM
Activision's three-year cycle of development for the Call of Duty series continues with Treyarch's latest entry, Black Ops III. The former Tony Hawk Pro Skater studio known for Call of Duty: World at War are taking things to the future with their third Black Ops title. Continuing in the footsteps of Sledgehammer Games' release of Advanced Warfare last year, Black Ops III fully moves things even later into the future. Some of the more acrobatic moves and skills we saw in both Titanfall and Advanced Warfare are making a return here, which might underwhelm some fans hoping for a different experience.

Worst to First: Call of Duty

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by Jon Ledford November 6, 2015 @ 3:30 PM
Infinity Ward
To celebrate the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops III, we're reloading and staying in cover as we review the 10 best hits of the franchise, going from worst to first. Ever since we first played as Private Joe Martin in the original 2003 Call of Duty and starting mowing down Nazis during Operation Overlord (the Battle of Normandy), players felt like their actions were important and greatly impacted both the battlefield and the lives of their fellow soldiers onscreen. There was something about the franchise that just made it standout from its contemporaries. While Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare would help the series become a household name and an online multiplayer phenomenon, lets not forget its origins.

Halo 5: Guardians Review (Xbox One)

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by Luke Brown October 26, 2015 @ 2:01 AM
343 Industries
The Halo series has long been the benchmark by which all other Xbox games are judged. There have been some stumbles in the great lineage of Master Chief as of late, in particular last year's Master Chief Collection falling prey to launch woes that would have crippled any chance for success a true sequel could have had. Now one year later, 343 Industries has returned with the first true Xbox One Halo game, Halo 5. There are a lot of new aspects 343's thrown on top of the existing architecture that's become so familiar to fans over the past decade plus, and most of them work quite well to help bring the Halo franchise into a new generation. There just must be something about second entries in Master Chief's life.

Worst to First: Halo

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by Jon Ledford October 13, 2015 @ 11:01 AM
343 Industries/Bungie
With Halo 5: Guardians on the way, it's time that we look back at Master Chief's accolades throughout the iconic Halo series. Since its inception 14 years ago, Bungie and 343 Industries have redefined the first-person shooter experience numerous times, raising the standards of the genre with each new entry of the franchise. The series has taken us across the galaxy as Master Chief and have put us in the boots of some unexpected heroes across the years, but there is something that remains adamantly constant across the franchise: fun.