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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel DLC Character Aurelia the Baroness Launches Jan. 27th

Borderlands

I wouldn’t say that a lack of Sir Hammerlock was distressing in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. I never thought his character was terribly exciting, but he was an amusing character in a cast of snowflakes. Starting January 27th, his sister Aurelia (otherwise known as “Lady Hammerlock”) the Baroness will be joining ...

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Dying Light Launching on SteamOS/Linux Alongside Windows

Dying Light

Not much to say about this one: if you’ve got a rig running a Linux kernel-based OS that can run Steam, you’ve got Techland’s zombie-loaded free-runner in your near future. Dying Light launches on Windows, Linux, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on January 27th. Source

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DirectX 12 Exclusive to Windows 10

DirectX 12

Combined with the rather kind offer from Microsoft in the form of a free upgrade to Windows 10 for users of Windows 7 (and up), Microsoft announced today that Windows 10 will be the only operating system to support the company’s first-party graphics API, DirectX 12. Poised to rival AMD’s ...

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Releases AE4 for PC and PlayStation

Call of Duty

Pew Pew Pew If you own the Season Pass for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on PC or either PlayStation 3 or 4, starting today you’ll be able to get your hands on the AE4, a “directed energy weapon” with the properties of an assault rifle. Not much to say about that; ...

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Grand Theft Auto V on PC Delayed, System Requirements Announced

grand theft auto v

It’s 2008. You’ve just purchased the Nvidia GT 9800, the top-of-the-line GPU that’s ready to trounce all the new stuff coming out for your rig: Fallout 3, Call of Duty: World at War, and Unreal Tournament 3. It’s a good year to be a PC gamer, but it’s been rough with all ...

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Ultra Street Fighter IV and Resident Evil Revelations 2 Coming to PlayStation

PlayStation

As per the title, Ultra Street Fighter IV is indeed coming to Sony’s PlayStation 4. In addition to this news, the US PlayStation Blog also announced Capcom’s upcoming Resident Evil Revelations 2 will be releasing (episodically) on PlayStation Vita. Both Ultra Street Fighter IV and Resident Evil Revelations 2 are set to launch in Spring 2015 on ...

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Friday the 13th: The Video Game Announced

Friday the 13th

I’m not a huge fan of slashers. The “gross out” spectacle of those films has worn out for me after completing games like Resident Evil, Alien: Isolation, and Dead Space. But Friday the 13th: The Video Game, annoying subtitle aside (that’s mandatory, by the way), doesn’t put you in the shoes of a ...

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Adds “One-Shot” Mode, Double XP

Friday, 12/26 9AM PST through Monday, 12/29 9AM PST

One Shot, One Kill Ah, the MORS. Such a neat concept for a weapon; a railgun rifle that makes people turn into mush when you hit then anywhere above the waist. Sledgehammer Games thought so too, considering the new “One-Shot” playlist now available in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare that lets players ...

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Games of the Year: Rhys’s Top Six

Borderlands TPS

Editor’s Note: This year we’re taking a different approach to naming Front Towards Gamer’s Game of the Year. Instead of partaking in heated debates and fiery arguments on what deserves top billing, we’ll take a cue from the Greeks. Each staff member prepares their Top Six, or top two, games ...

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Metrocide Review (PC)

Metrocide

Something, Something, Electric Sheep If Blade Runner and Hitman had a baby, allowed it to age in the future, and sent it back in time Terminator-style so it could exist in our past as a retro-stealth title, Metrocide would be the result (probably). But here’s the thing: Metrocide is hard. It’s not hard like Super Meat Boy, where each ...

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