Category: gaming

Destiny: 5 thoughts about Bungie’s new beta

Destiny's beta was open to Xbox Live users all weekend.

Destiny’s beta was open to Xbox Live users all weekend.

Xbox Live Gold members finally got the chance to try out Destiny’s beta build over the weekend – myself among them.

I spent quite a few hours since Friday night leveling up a warlock class character and checking out one of the most anticipated games of the fall.

While this is by no means a comprehensive review (seeing as this is a beta and not a finished game), here are five thoughts I had about Bungie’s new game while I neglected my social life.

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5 reasons why The Last of Us is probably the best videogame of all time

Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us is a marvel of gameplay immersion and storytelling.

I just finished The Last of Us.

I am not one to gush unnecessarily. I don’t usually heap praise upon anything. And I don’t usually write in the first person.

But that was goddamn incredible.

Top to bottom, I don’t ever remember being immersed in a game like that – to be gripped so completely and unable to stop playing. The Last of Us is all parts infectious (ha!), poignant, brutal and beautiful.

Everyone deserves to play this game. And here’s why.

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Female characters playable for the first time in NHL ’13

Gamers will finally be able to play as a woman in NHL ’13.

EA announced Wednesday that for the first time ever in a professional sports video game, players can choose to play as a woman in NHL ’13.

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Halo 4 Comic-Con wrap up

On Sunday, 343 Industries released a new Halo 4 video recapping their time at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con.

The video includes commentary from the cast of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, voice of Cortana Jen Taylor, as well as 343 Industries’ David Ellis, Josh Holmes and Kevin Grace.

Halo 4 launches worldwide on Nov. 6, 2012.

Gears of War: Judgement coming in March

Fan-favourite Cole, as seen in Gears of War: Judgement.

The newest Gears of War installment is set to emerge on March 19th, 2013.

Gears of War: Judgement is a prequel to the original trilogy, set just after the aftermath of Emergence Day, when the Locust took to the surface of Sera.

The story follows Baird and Cole as they defy orders and try to rescue the city of Halvo Bay from being destroyed at the hands of the locust.

On top of a new storyline, the game is set to include new weapons, enemies and multiplayer modes — like the much-touted new OverRun mode, which developers say is like a cross between Beast mode and Horde mode from the previous games.

Players can check the game out for themselves in March. It’ll retail for $59.99.