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5 Best Xenomorph Video Game Appearances

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by T.J. Denzer 3 days ago
Creative Assembly
The Xenomorph of Alien franchise fame has been around for several decades and in that time, it has become a practically unavoidable science-fiction horror icon. Ridley Scott’s 1979 masterpiece set an amazingly high bar in terms of atmospheric set and sound design with the addition of gruesome set pieces and masterful monster appearances that would haunt viewers’ dreams for decades. It’s only natural with such an explosively popular franchise and widespread fanbase that video game developers would want to get their shot at portraying that license. Indeed, the Alien franchise has seen its share of video game adaptations across the many years since the release of the original.

10 Best Hack n’ Slash Video Games

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by T.J. Denzer April 18, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
Konami
Hack n’ Slash games are a relatively flexible genre in gaming. One could argue that any game where you’re swinging a sword can be a hack n’ slash. That’s not enough though. The fact is that when you’re playing one, you know it. It’s undeniable. Your blood gets pumping, your hands get tight, and every breath is a moment of anticipation for the next slayable challenge in the game. Hack n’ Slash games are renowned for their ability to bring high-octane fun to players everywhere, even if the actual gameplay can be a bit shallow sometimes. That said, these games are the apex of action-packed.

10 Worst Spinoff Video Games

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by T.J. Denzer April 13, 2016 @ 3:00 PM
Sony Interactive Entertainment
As realization crept in that money was spent on this product or that it would be the game you had to sit around with for a while, it dawned on you: these particular games featuring those names you love so much were garbage. These are the 10 Worst Spinoffs in Video Games.

Good Actors Gone Bad: The Worst Hollywood Actors in Video Games

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by Alex Langley April 5, 2016 @ 11:01 AM
Game makers have long tried to bridge the gap between Hollywood and gaming, hiring A-list (and sometimes not-so-A-list) talent to bring extra sales and legitimacy via their star power. Quantum Break is the newest title to combine Hollywood and the gaming world, creating an interesting hybrid of gaming and episodic storytelling. Quantum Break brought in strong, memorable actors such as Game of Thrones Aiden Gillen, Lost’s Dominic Managhan, and Lance Reddick, the spookyman from many cult classic shows. Quantum Break’s cast does a great job instilling the sci-fi thriller story with a real sense of legitimacy, but Hollywood actors don’t always do such a good job in video games. In fact, there are plenty of times where otherwise great actors just don’t seem to give a damn, dragging down the entire project with listless, weird performances. Those are the actors we’re here to talk about today— the good actors who step into the world of gaming and, for whatever reason, decide to leave their talent at the door.

10 Greatest Wrestlers in Video Game History

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by Jason Fanelli April 1, 2016 @ 12:01 PM
- WWE
WrestleMania will rock the professional wrestling world this Sunday, pitting the biggest names in sports entertainment against each other in front of a predicted crowd of over 100,000 people. As I steel myself for what should be (emphasis on should) be an epic night of wrestling, I want to take a moment and honor some professional wrestlers who found their fame in another art form: video games.

10 Best XCOM 2 Mods

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by T.J. Denzer March 16, 2016 @ 1:01 PM
Firaxis
Interested in boosting your squad with new perks or even bringing enemy units into your ranks? You’ve come to the right place. Want to change way the world in XCOM 2 works or even add to the battlefield? You get the idea. Back up your save files and ready up some new campaigns. These are the best mods out there for XCOM 2.

10 Best Caveman Games

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by Danny Saya March 15, 2016 @ 12:01 PM
Atlus
Since the dawn of video games there have been caveman games. Most of the time these types of games are cartoony platformers with light-hearted joke-filled stories. These games took inspiration from shows like Captain Caveman and The Flintstones so naturally the humor is mostly puns and dated jokes of the ‘90s. When caveman games don’t go for a comedic and cartoony style they typically entail some type of survival or an attempt at immersion in that time period. Whatever the case may be, there are enough games that take place in the Paleolithic era (or a close approximation) that caveman games could be a genre unto itself.

10 Worst Video Game Mascots

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by Jon Ledford March 2, 2016 @ 11:01 AM
The '90s were a time when gamers were enthralled with the likes of Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Mario and not so much with these 10 Worst Video Game Mascots. Toss in the average child's affinity for Saturday morning cartoons (how we miss you!), and...

10 Best Generation One Pokémon

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by Danny Saya February 29, 2016 @ 11:00 AM
Pokemon Company
It’s been just about 20 years since the first 151 Pokémon were unleashed on the world. Nintendo is celebrating such a monumental event all year round with events that are revisiting the last 20 years of Pokémon such as releasing legendary Pokémon from every generation every month until the end of the year. Pokemon is also going all the way back to the beginning with their generations TCG booster set that is a reprint of the very first Pokémon Trading Card Game set. It’s only natural, then, that Pokémon would want to go back to the games that started it all--the original Pokémon games: Red, Blue and Yellow (which came a year later).