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Recent masterpieces debunk open-world fatigue

It is safe to say that open-worlds have become this generation’s defining gameplay feature. Immersive worlds, diverging paths, exploration; these buzzwords and phrases characterize a large portion of the AAA gaming space. Games like The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Grand Theft Auto 3 paved the way for The Witcher 3 and Metal Gear Solid V to capture the time and imaginations of the gaming community. The success of these titles has caused the feature to percolate into the rest of the industry, leading to a landscape dotted with sprawling worlds and open air.

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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Wins Big at GDC

For many the 2014’s Game of the Year Awards linger as a mere memory of the past, the debate raged on at this year’s Game Developers Conference. While many games were handed an award, Monolith’s Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor was crowned game of the year. Continue reading Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Wins Big at GDC

PlayStation Critic’s Choice Sale

To celebrate all of the awards shows that take place during February, Sony has launched the Critic’s Choice Sale, “discounting some of the biggest games from 2014 that received awards and recognition from the gaming media.” Continue reading PlayStation Critic’s Choice Sale

Dragon Age: Inquisition is Winner at 2015 D.I.C.E. Awards

Further cementing its place atop the list of 2014 games, Dragon Age: Inquisition scooped up Game of the Year honors at the 2015 D.I.C.E. Awards held by The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS).

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PlayStation Best-Sellers for December 2014

As 2014 began to wind down, so did the new releases, but that didn’t stop game sales! Here are the games that many PlayStation owners got for the holidays. Continue reading PlayStation Best-Sellers for December 2014

MONG’s Best of 2014 Award Winners – Part Three

2014 was certainly a wild year for gaming.

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One both set record sales for a console’s first year on the market, reassuring gamers and “analysts” everywhere that console gaming is here to stay.  Microsoft decided to release a Kinect-less Xbox One bundle after saying it would never happen.  The PlayStation 4 failed to release any major blockbuster first party games during the holiday season, while the Xbox One released a hit new IP in Sunset Overdrive.

We saw the rise and fall of mobile games like Flappy Bird.  Games like Titanfall, Watch Dogs, and Destiny were all finally released only to be ripped apart by gamers with too much hype.  While less hyped games like Wolfenstein: The New Order, Valiant Hearts: The Great War, and The Evil Within managed to blow everyone away.  We were flooded with “HD remakes” of games – some that we have wanted for a long time, and some that were just released a year ago on last generation consoles.

All of that combined to make this years Best of 2014 Awards a really fun one.


Did you miss the awards that were announced earlier this week?  

And here are all of Part Three’s winners! Continue reading MONG’s Best of 2014 Award Winners – Part Three

MONG’s Best of 2014 Award Winners – Part Two

2014 was certainly a wild year for gaming.

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One both set record sales for a console’s first year on the market, reassuring gamers and “analysts” everywhere that console gaming is here to stay.  Microsoft decided to release a Kinect-less Xbox One bundle after saying it would never happen.  The PlayStation 4 failed to release any major blockbuster first party games during the holiday season, while the Xbox One released a hit new IP in Sunset Overdrive.

We saw the rise and fall of mobile games like Flappy Bird.  Games like Titanfall,Watch Dogs, and Destiny were all finally released only to be ripped apart by gamers with too much hype.  While less hyped games like Wolfenstein: The New Order, Valiant Hearts: The Great War, and The Evil Within managed to blow everyone away.  We were flooded with “HD remakes” of games – some that we have wanted for a long time, and some that were just released a year ago on last generation consoles.

All of that combined to make this years Best of 2014 Awards a really fun one.

If you missed out on yesterday’s awards, go here! But, with the first set of awards out of the way, here comes the second set! Continue reading MONG’s Best of 2014 Award Winners – Part Two