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Playstation 4 Review: An Upgrade You Can Wait On

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The Playstation 4 is a pretty huge improvement over the PS3, but you might not need to make the plunge until there’s more to play and some bugs are ironed out.

Game Front Podcast #10: PS4, Killzone, Fallout 4, EA’s Used Games

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After a week with the PS4, we talk about our thoughts on the console and some of its games, as well as how awesome XCOM: Enemy Within is, what’s up with EA’s stance on used games, and the possibility of Fallout 4.

Tiny Brains Preview: Party of One

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Tiny Brains is meant for four players in local co-op, but you’ll still be able to enjoy its challenges alone.

Blizzard: Console Diablo 3 ‘Was Not Planned from the Start’

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Blizzard’s Matthew Berger says releasing Diablo 3 on PC was not a chance to beta test it for eventual console ports.

Game Front Podcast #9: PS4 Failures, BlizzCon, Burial at Sea

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Playstation 4 is here! It might be broken when you get it out of the box! BlizzCon 2013 was last week! We’ve been back to Rapture!

BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea DLC Review – Remix the Remix

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BioShock Infinite returns to Rapture, but adds little to that setting or story, and melds its mechanics with its predecessor in ways that don’t always work.

Behind the Curtain: How Game Reviews Work

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It’s not as interesting, sinister or flat-out awesome as you think.

The Existential Crisis of Reviewing Assassin’s Creed 4

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Assassin’s Creed IV is fun. It’s also roughly the same game as every other title in the franchise. So how do we judge it?

Halloween Horror: Free Games from Asylum Jam and More

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HorrorScope is a recurring feature exploring the horror genre in gaming and drawing attention to its elements, its tropes, and…

Game Front Podcast #7 – Horror Games, GTA Sales, Next-Gen Graphics

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Happy Halloween! Time for some talk about our favorite horror games, plus Battlefield 4, Grand Theft Auto V, and the Xbox One versus Playstation 4.

Getting Lost in Kraven Manor in Phil and Phil vs. Horror (VID)

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Phil and Phil venture into Kraven Manor and awaken what’s waiting there. (Hint: mannequins.)

How BioWare Can Bring Us Back With Mass Effect 4

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BioWare has some fences to mend with fans for Mass Effect 4 to be successful. Here are our suggestions on how to make up for the past.

We Freak Out at SCP Containment Breach on Phil and Phil vs. Horror

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Watch Phil and Phil play a horror game in the dark.

Where’s Game Front’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Review?

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We’re working on it, but didn’t get an early copy for review.

The Bureau is Underrated Because of the XCOM Name

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The Bureau straddles two genres, but that might be okay if not for the XCOM name.

Goodbye Deponia Review: A Problematic Farewell

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Goodbye Deponia caps Daedalic’s adventure game trilogy with some of its best storytelling, but falls down on missed opportunities for comedy, some frustrating puzzles, and some rough jokes.

How Beyond: Two Souls Fails Where Heavy Rain Succeeds

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Beyond: Two Souls has its story problems, and needs to learn the lessons of Heavy Rain.

The Last of Us: American Dreams Spills Little About Ellie’s History

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The four-issue comic arc is a fun read, but sheds little new light on the character of Ellie or her origins.

James vs. Games Returns On Oct. 29! (VIDEO)

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More failure (and sometimes not failure) is on its way next week!

Beyond: Two Souls – The Entire Game in Chronological Order (VIDEO)

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Our Mitchell Saltzman took a ton of time and refashioned Beyond: Two Souls in chronological order for your benefit.

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