Lunch And A Live Stream With Resident Evil Revelations 2!

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Join us for video games, food, and discussions about the latest news in the entertainment world in our first Lunchtime Live Stream. The show runs for exactly one hour (the allotted time we have for lunch), and will be saved for future viewing.

The show kicks off at 12 p.m. CT! That's noon, people. Click HERE to join the fun.In today’s stream, I’m joined by Kyle Hilliard for a look at Resident Evil Revelations 2 cooperative play. When our attention isn't focused squarely on trying to survive in the prison, we'll discuss the latest news for video games, movies, and comic books.

As always let us know what you think of our antics (and food) in the comments section below. Also, be sure to log in to Twitch to chat with us as the show rolls along!

A Newcomer’s Look At Smite On Xbox One And Gigantic

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A Newcomer’s Look At Smite On Xbox One And Gigantic

At PAX this weekend, I had my first opportunity to go hands-on with two MOBAs headed to Xbox One. The genre has a firm foothold on PC, but hasn’t made much of a dent on console. That’s about to change.

First up is Smite. Hi-Rez’s deity-focused MOBA is a better fit for console than some of its competition. Whereas League of Legends and Dota 2 feature an RTS-style top-down view, Smite puts the camera behind the player.

The effect is a familiar third-person action view that makes the game a solid fit for a controller. It’s important to note that despite visual similarities to more straightforward action games, Smite is still a MOBA.

Dimensional Rift: 9 Series That Stumbled To Jump To 3D

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Dimensional Rift: 9 Series That Stumbled To Jump To 3D

The 3D revolution hit the video game industry hard in the mid-90s. Home console technology was improving by leaps and bounds over the forerunners from earlier in the decade and prior to that. Because of that, developers were tinkering with the formulas of classic titles in order to deliver a more cutting edge experience.

The main issue many series experience in their attempt to try something new is they leave behind what made them so beloved in the first place. Seeing your favorite series in a new light should be enjoyable, but when that new light brings with it a betrayal of what made you love that property in the first place, you realize that some formulas are better left unchanged.

In my recent contribution to Game Informer’s “The Essentials” column, I marveled at how effectively the Super Mario franchise transitioned to 3D, but not all franchises made the jump with similar success. Check out some of the more beloved franchises that struggled to leap into the third dimension.

Kim's 10 Favorite Games From GDC 2015

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Kim's 10 Favorite Games From GDC 2015

The Game Developers Conference is one of my favorite shows. I love searching the show to find new games on the horizon, and it always seems to have a wide range of talent on display. This year was no exception, and I walked away with tons of games to spotlight and discuss. As such, I’ve decided to compile a list of some of my favorites.

The Flame In The FloodPlatform:  Xbox One, PC, MacDeveloper: The Molasses Flood

The Big Play For MOBA On Xbox One

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The Big Play For MOBA On Xbox One

With Smite and Gigantic both moving to Xbox One (and with a one-time account copy on Smite and cross-platform account parity on Gigantic), third-person, shooterlike action-MOBAs (Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas) are making a big move into the console space. Generally the term is used when we’re talking about League of Legends, Dota 2, Heroes of the Storm, or another isometric title that’s firmly embedded in the genre’s RTS roots, but these particular titles lend themselves to console play incredibly well and do quite a few things to distance themselves from the very definition of what’s come to be understood as a MOBA.

Battle With The Gods

I predicted Smite would translate well to console control schemes when it was announced it was coming to Xbox at Gamescom last year, and after getting some hands-on with it at PAX East 2015 I’m happy to announce this is accurate. With the four face buttons mapping to abilities in the default control scheme (and there are several to pick from), the swap to console for this particular title is a majestic fit that feels like a perfect counterpart to the PC version. As stated in my review last year, I’m extremely positive on Smite as a whole and its place in the current MOBA environment.

Review Round-Up: This Week's Big Releases

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Review Round-Up: This Week's Big Releases

In case you didn't see, this week is bringing a ton of new releases our way. Whether you're talking a beautiful platformer with early "Game of the Year" aspirations or the next update in an episodic entry of a legendary action-horror franchise, there is no shortage of games to check out this week.

With so many games hitting, you're sure to miss some of the reviews in our feed. With that in mind, we've compiled all of this week's reviews in one handy post. Check out all the reviews we've published this week so far, and check back as we update this post throughout the week.

Far Cry 4: Valley of the Yetis (Ubisoft, Ubisoft Montreal)

So What Makes Overwatch So Great?

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Unless you attended Blizzcon last year, this year’s PAX East was the first time to get real hands-on with Blizzard’s upcoming 6v6 FPS team shooter Overwatch. While there are plenty of little nuances and intricacies that separate it from obvious inspirations like Team Fortress 2, my second time playing allowed me to take a little bit of a deeper look as to why the game is so immediately charming and addicting. To put it as plainly as possible – you’re playing characters, not classes, and the game manages to be unbelievably accessible while slowly revealing high-skill cap mechanics and combos as you peel away each layer of learning.

Overwatch’s “learn how to play a character” vignettes that cover all of a character’s moves in just a few moments are all anyone needs to watch before diving in – with most characters simply having a right mouse, left mouse, shift, special attack and ultimate, the entire skillset of a character can be distilled down to the most basic of elements. This makes Overwatch intensely accessible, as players can easily understand a character in under a minute. It’s when you’re in a game, paired up with five other characters, that you can start slowly unlocking synergy puzzles, both within your own movesets and the environment and in tandem with other player’s abilities.

Lunch And A Live Stream With Ori And The Blind Forest!

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Lunch And A Live Stream With Ori And The Blind Forest!

Join us for video games, food, and discussions about the latest news in the entertainment world in our first Lunchtime Live Stream. The show runs for exactly one hour (the allotted time we have for lunch), and will be saved for future viewing.

The show kicks off at 12 p.m. CT! That's noon, people. Click HERE to join the fun.In today’s stream, I’m joined by Kyle Hilliard for a look at Ori and the Blind Forest, a game I haven’t stopped raving about since I played it last weekend. I’m also going to unveil one of my favorite sandwiches, which I’ll devour during the show. When we’re not discussing Ori, our talk will focus on Uncharted 4’s unfortunate delay, the latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens news, the return of Tron, and the big week in video game releases.

As always let us know what you think of our antics (and food) in the comments section below. Also, be sure to log in to Twitch to chat with us as the show rolls along!

Watch Our Hour Long Mario Party 10 Live Stream Archive

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Watch Our Hour Long Mario Party 10 Live Stream Archive

Mario Party 10 won't be unleashed on the party people until next week, but we live streamed the game for an hour today, and you can now watch the archived video.

Join myself, Andrew Reiner, Brian Shea, and loveable curmudgeon Joe Juba as we try two of the game's modes. One is new and places one player in the role of Bowser on the Game Pad, and the other is the standard Mario Party fare.

Mario Party 10 released March 20 for Wii U.