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New releases for the week of Monday, November 30, 2015

Not a lot on tap as we head into the final month of the year, but there are some titles of note. Just Cause 3 arrives so players can indulge themselves in causing mayhem. Those who enjoy trying to coordinate with others can take down terrorists in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, and the sci-fi RPG Xenoblade Chronicles X arrives on the Wii U. Season 1 of Fear the Walking Dead arrives on DVD/ Blu-ray along with Halo: The Fall of Reach, and in theaters we get a darker Christmas story with the horror flick Krampus. Time for the list and, as always, release dates are subject to change.

Monday, November 30, 2015


Darius Burst: Chronicle Saviours- PS4, Playstation Vita

Tuesday, December 1, 2015


Just Cause 3- PS4, PC, Xbox One

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege- PS4, PC, Xbox One

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Rise of the Tomb Raider- Plenty of thrills and twists make this action adventure worth exploring

First off, let me say I’m going to try and keep this review as spoiler free as possible, since Microsoft was able to land Rise of the Tomb Raider as a timed exclusive, with the game arriving on PC early in 2016 and on the PS4 during the holiday season next year. So for those who may read this but don’t have the game already and want to know if it will be worth their while once it arrives on the platform of their choice I’m going to keep story details to a bare minimum. Understand there may still be some details given that some may regard as spoilers, but I will do my best. Let me just say this: Buy this game.

Rise of the Tomb Raider picks up a few months after the incident on Yamatai, which was covered in the 2013 reboot of the franchise...

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Fallout 4- Wandering the Wasteland in your own way

The Wasteland is a massive, forbidding place- filled with pockets of radiation and horribly mutated beasts, all of which want to kill you. Survival by any means is what drives you, forcing you sometimes to make unsavory choices. And yet there is hope to be found among bands of survivors, people who are trying to rebuild some semblance of civilized life years after an atomic war ravaged the globe in 2077. Factions arise from the ashes and chaos, all who have their own notion as to how the world should be rebuilt. You were one of the lucky ones who made it into a Vault as the bombs began to fall. You wake up 200 years later, only to witness something precious being taken from you. You now have a driving goal: get back what is yours, at all costs...

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New releases for the week of Monday, November 23, 2015

Sparse week for releases as here in the US we approach the Thanksgiving holiday and everywhere heads towards that all important shopping day for retailers Black Friday. Quantic Dream’s ghost story Beyond: Two Souls makes the leap onto PS4, Bloodborne gets an expansion with The Old Hunters, and Monster High has a new ghoul on Nintendo’s platforms along with the PS3 and Xbox 360. The stoner spy action comedy American Ultra hits home video, along with the thriller No Escape, the animated Shaun the Sheep Movie. and the drama Ricki and the Flash...

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Star Wars Battlefront- The Force is somewhat strong with this one

Star Wars is one of those phenomenal cultural icons that hits people across the spectrum, and interest is spiking again this year as we all await Star Wars: The Force Awakens to hit theaters in a month from now. Naturally, this would be the time to resurrect the franchise on game consoles. On the current generation we only had Disney Infinity 3.0 to go to for our Star Wars fix outside of PC. Now EA and DICE, the people behind the Battlefield franchise, trade in the machine guns, jets, tanks, and RPGs for blasters, X-Wings, AT-ATs, and light sabers to deliver a first and (if you so choose) a third person shooting experience in a galaxy far, far away. But did they succeed? Or is this merely Battlefield wrapped in a stormtrooper’s armor?

To be fair, it’s not Battlefield, especially in terms o...

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New releases for the week of Monday, November 16, 2015

It may be a little over a month away until J. J. Abrams Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters, but as of Tuesday fans of the Force will be able to do battle with Imperials and Rebels in Star Wars Battlefront. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate jumps to PC, and Deadpool gets upgraded to current gen consoles. Sword Art Online: Lost Song can scratch that JRPG itch on the PS4 and Vita, and Pokemon explore mystery dungeons on the 3DS. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. hits home video this week, and Katniss leads the Districts in rebellion on the big screen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 2...

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Halo 5: Guardians- Solid, if unremarkable, campaign splits things between two teams

NOTE: This review will focus primarily on the campaign. I did play a bit of the multiplayer, just enough to include it in my score but not enough to accurately comment on it here. Suffice it to say if you’re  along time fan and player of Halo’s multiplayer, you’ll be happy. Newcomers (like myself, having never played the multiplayer in a Halo game before) may not feel the same way, and may feel more frustration than fun. It is fast paced, as you would expect. Just keep this in mind when you see my score.

Halo 5 divides its campaign between two teams, that of Blue Team, as led by Master Chief John 117, and Team Osiris, as led by Spartan Locke. The story picks up following the events in Halo 4. Cortana has gone missing, and Master Chief disobeys orders and heads off in search of her...

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III- The franchise returns with one of its biggest and best entries in years

NOTE: The following is a review of the game on the PS4, which is the same version found on PC and the Xbox One. It will not apply to the last gen console versions, as a majority of the game has been stripped from those versions.

The Call of Duty franchise is a dual edged sword in gaming. On one hand, it is one of the most successful and popular videogames in the industry, selling millions of copies each year...

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New releases for the week of Monday, November 9, 2015

Welcome to the second week of November, and this week we get to explore the wasteland in the post apocalyptic game Fallout 4. Owners of Microsoft’s consoles get to delve into Lara Croft’s past in Rise of the Tomb Raider (Sony platforms have to wait a year). PC and Mac users get to fight off more alien hordes in the expansion pack for Blizzard’s Starcraft II, titled Legacy of the Void, and an action title based on traversing the sky comes to the Wii U and the 3DS in the form of Rodea: The Sky Soldier. On the home video front, Arnold is back in Terminator Genisys, Ian McKellen plays a famous detective in Mr. Holmes, Amy Schumer goes for raunchy laughs in the comedy Trainwreck, and Ben Kingsley swaps out his old body for Ryan Reynolds’ younger one in the sci-fi thriller Self/Less...

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3- Some of my gameplay during the campaign

Call of Duty: Black Ops III has hit store shelves, and I’ve jumped into its single player campaign. The game is quite fun so far, and contains all those elements that mark the franchise- good controls, big set pieces, and over the top action. Below is my gameplay video from the third mission in the campaign. Take a look.

Going to try and have a review up for at least the single player and touching hopefully on the zombie and multiplayer modes within the next couple of days. Stay tuned.

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