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The Evil Within- Fun, frustrating, and occasionally frightening

It’s been awhile since Shinji Mikami has indulged the genre of survival horror. He hit his peak with Resident Evil 4, and then went on to do God Hand and the fast paced action game Vanquish. Now, working with Tango Gameworks and Bethesda, he returns to the genre he’s credited with starting. On the surface, The Evil Within certainly fits the mold. It has the prerequisite creepy environments, some seriously demented looking creatures, and plenty of blood and gore to make Pinhead from the Hellraiser movies feel right at home. But does it succeed in being a standout among horror games, or does it just fall flat? On one hand, it succeeds quite well, and provides a title survival horror fans will probably enjoy diving into...

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A farewell

There comes a time when decisions need to be made. Sometimes they’re easy. Sometimes not so much. This is one of the latter. It’s been eighteen months since I’ve come aboard here at and in that time rose to being head writer and editor. I’ve learned a lot during that time, and worked with some very good people. But now, sadly, I feel it’s time for me to move on. I’ve been wanting to return to writing fiction, and my fourth book has currently been pushed to the wayside. It’s just time for me to take care of other things, things I can’t completely do and devote the same time to this site. I thank all of you for reading, and wish the best of luck to the rest of the writing staff, and hope they will continue to provide great reviews and articles for all to enjoy...

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Dragon Age: Inquisition character creation

Bioware has put out a new video showing off the character creation tool for Dragon Age: Inquisition. Check it out below.

The character customization looks to be pretty extensive. Bringing the races back from Dragon Age: Origins is looking to be a good idea, offering more unique playthroughs. And it will be nice to play as a Qunari. Dragon Age: Inquisition releases on November 18 for the PS3, PS4, PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel has gone gold

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is all set and ready to hit store shelves in a couple of weeks. Randy Pritchford, Gearbox President, made the following announcement on Twitter: “Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is GOLD on all platforms! Launches Oct 14th in North America, Oct. 17th worldwide.”

(trailer courtesy of IGN)

The spin-off game is set between Borderlands and Borderlands 2, centering around Handsome Jack and his co-horts. The game features four new playable characters and for the first time Claptrap will be playable as well. The season pass, along with 4 DLC packs, was also recently announced.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is coming for the PS3, PC, and Xbox 360.

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Alien Isolation- Crowd Control trailer

Just one more week until Alien Isolation arrives. Here for yet another way to die in the game is in this new trailer. Check it out.

As if a Xenomorph wasn’t enough to deal with. Alien Isolation is coming to the PS3, PS4, PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

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The Evil Within: Every Last Bullet trailer

Just two more weeks and we can experience Shinji Mikami’s new horror game The Evil Within. To tide you over, here is a trailer showing how you can possibly survive.

The Evil Within has gone gold, and is coming for the PS3, PS4, PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

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What Destiny needs to do

Destiny has been out for twenty days now. Guardians have engaged in millions of activities around the world and have expended even more bullets. Sales have made it the fastest selling new IP in video game history. And many have already logged close to 100 hours into Bungie’s online shooter. For the most part, things have been smooth sailing, at least on the technical side of things. Bungie’s servers have held up remarkably well for the most part during the launch, but now three weeks in issues are beginning to emerge. Server issues aren’t the only problem to surface. Most reviews (including our own) have labeled Destiny as a very fun shooter with addictive, albeit repetitive, gameplay...

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New releases for the week of Monday, September 29, 2014

As we head into a new month the big releases are starting to roll out, beginning with the RPG Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor for the PS4, PC, and Xbox One (the PS3 and Xbox 360 version will release in November) and the all-star fighting game from Nintendo Super Smash Bros, coming for the 3DS (with the Wii U version hitting later this year). We also have the racer Forza 2 Horizon for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Dark Souls 2 DLC, the fighter/RPG Persona 4 Arena Ultimax for the PS3 and Xbox 360, and an Assassin’s Creed collection. The Autobots and Decepticons come to the small screen on the home video front (along with Dinobots!) in Transformers: Age of Extinction. The comedy Chef also makes its home debut, and Jack Bauer takes on the bad guys once again in 24: Live Another Day...

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October 2014 movies

October 2014 is bringing its usual mix of movies, including some horror in time for Halloween, an animated film, and a couple of possible Oscar bait dramas. Here are some of the bigger releases coming your way this month. Opening dates are for the US.

October 3

Gone Girl

This David Fincher thriller based on the novel by Gillian Flynn (who also wrote the screenplay) stars Ben Affleck as a man suspected of being the cause of his wife’s disappearance. The film also stars Rosamund Pike (Jack Reacher, Wrath of the Titans), Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) and Tyler Perry.

Left Behind

Based on the series of novels by Jerry B...

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain gameplay trailer TGS 2014

Take a look at 30 minutes of gameplay from Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (video courtesy of GamesHQMedia).

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