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Changing the rules of the game

April 18, 2014

In “MLB 14: The Show,” developer Sony San Diego is channeling Selig’s 2008 mindset to reduce the amount of time needed to complete nine innings. Since this series already gives players the option to bypass the off-action moments

To hell and back again in ‘Diablo III’ expansion

April 4, 2014

“Diablo III’s Reaper of Souls” expansion is one of the most significant turnarounds in gaming. Out of the ashes of a boring, auction house-centric grind comes a dynamic and addictive system that encourages grouping and rewards players with continual upgrades and challenges.

‘Titanfall’ introduces next-gen multiplayer competition

March 21, 2014

For years, competitive shooters have struggled to introduce context into a genre centered on brief flashes of action repeated ad infinitum. Much has been made of “Titanfall’s” mysterious campaign multiplayer, where story and competitive action seamlessly intertwine.

‘South Park’ invades video games with a faithful and funny adaptation

March 14, 2014

By Dan Ryckert | Game Informer Magazine (MCT)
“South Park: The Stick of Truth”
Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC
Genre: 1-player role-playing
Publisher: Ubisoft
ESRB: Mature, for Mature
In the 17 years that “South Park” has been on the air, it’s never received a video game treatment that felt like more than a quick cash-in on the [...]

Enjoying ‘The Lego Movie’ outside a theater

February 28, 2014

Warner Bros. has a bona fide blockbuster with “The Lego Movie,” which has dominated the box office since opening Feb. 7. The movie grossed $31.5 million this past weekend, studio estimates indicate, bringing its domestic total take to about $183 million and its worldwide take to more than $270 million.