Tag Archives: Gears of War

REVIEW: BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT’S NOVEMBER DLC

INJUSTICE FOR ALL

Ah! Another month, another new batch of Batman: Arkham Knight Downloadable Content (DLC). This month, Rocksteady Studios has given us a chance to play as two different characters in their own unique stories – Catwoman and Robin. Continue reading REVIEW: BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT’S NOVEMBER DLC

Jesse Webster’s Top 10 Xbox 360 Games of All Time

This week marks the tenth anniversary of the Xbox 360, Microsoft’s second system in the gaming industry. Say what you will about the Xbox 360 with its flaws like the infamous Red Ring of Death. I went through two systems. The Xbox 360 was a powerhouse for the last generation of gaming, and if it wasn’t for that system things like a friends list for online play and achievements wouldn’t be here today. Continue reading Jesse Webster’s Top 10 Xbox 360 Games of All Time

Is $40 Too Much For A Season Pass?

On this week’s MONG Podcast, the team discussed some of this week’s biggest gaming news like Bloodborne’s shortened loading screens, Microsoft’s Q3 financial report, a possible Gears of War Remaster, Halo 5: Guardians getting a limited edition Xbox One, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, the cancellation of Silent Hills, Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae 2.0, Telltale and Marvel teaming up, and the steep price for Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass! Continue reading Is $40 Too Much For A Season Pass?

Leaks, Records, And Shots Fired — News From Nowhere (April 24, 2015)

Two leaks on two huge games, Gears of War and Black Ops 3, Nintendo’s Sakurai is not happy about the current state of DLC, and Resident Evil just will not stop breaking records! Continue reading Leaks, Records, And Shots Fired — News From Nowhere (April 24, 2015)

You Can’t Handle the (Halo 5) Truth! — News From Nowhere (March 30, 2015)

Dead or Alive, if you’re playing on PC, you can’t win. Hakkon’s jaws will finally be shattered soon for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 users. Grand Theft Auto is getting stabilized and the new Halo 5 trailers de-stabilized our views of the Chief and revealed when we’ll get answers!


 

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Review

STEAM-POWERED GENRE BLENDER

Take XCOM and mix in some Valkyria Chronicles. Add a pinch of Gears of War, then throw in a host of references to classic American literature. Serve up the result with a comic book/steampunk aesthetic, and you have Code Name: S.T.E.A.M., the latest 3DS game from Intelligent Systems. Nintendo’s latest IP certainly draws inspiration from a great variety of sources, but does the result measure up to the sum of its parts? Continue reading Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Review

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Review

A BLOODY MASTERPIECE

Violence has become a trope in media today.  From the increasingly gory television shows like The Walking Dead to torture porn films like the Saw franchise, violence is something we are inundated with on a daily basis.  On top of this, filmmakers, game designers, and showrunners continue to push the envelope further and further with the end goal of making more money and seizing more attention.  Sure, one can argue that a lot of these creators are just following their vision. However, most of the time it feels as though these artists are seeking attention, and controversy tends to be an easy way to attain this. Upon first glance, it may seem as though Dennaton Games’ is trying to get attention for their gruesome game.  However, after a few scenes it becomes immediately clear that there is a lot more to Hotline Miami than its gory presentation.  Like the first, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is a gruesome and unsettling experience that demanded my attention from beginning to end.

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