Assassin's Creed Fashion Watch

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With two new Assassin's Creed titles (Unity and Rogue) out this week, the shadowy brotherhood's ranks continue to grow. But do these lethal freedom fighters still have what it takes to protect humanity from the mind-controlling Templars? Join us as we rate every main assassin from the series based on the only criteria that truly matters: their wardrobes.

Fashion advice might seem to fall outside the skill set of someone who writes about video games for a living, but I've got plenty of experience. I expertly analyzed the outlandish outfits of Devil May Cry's cast, and provided additional insightful commentary for the casts of The Witcher 2 and Soulcalibur V. Sizing up a handful of hooded assassins should be a cinch, so let's get started.

Test Chamber – Playing As Link In Mario Kart 8's Zelda DLC

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 Test Chamber – Playing As Link In Mario Kart 8's Zelda DLC

Mario Kart 8 has been one of Nintendo's best selling Wii U games. The game came out back in May, but it still has a lot of life left in it thanks to some upcoming DLC. New characters, new karts, and new tracks will all be included – the most significant of which is themed after The Legend of Zelda. Watch us take everyone's favorite green garbed warrior for a spin around the upcoming Zelda-themed track.

Despite playing Mario Kart 8 for hours upon hours, I still fail to perform during this Test Chamber. Stick around for our second race with Tanooki Mario to see if I'm able to redeem myself.

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Test Chamber – 8-Player Super Smash Bros. Wii U Rematch

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Yesterday, we gathered seven editors and one intern around a Wii U to play Super Smash Bros. Wii U. We had so much fun, that we had to do it again.

This time we gathered six editors and two interns for two straightforward rounds of what basically amounts to indiscernible madness. Join myself, Wade Wojcik, Andrew Reiner, Jeff Marchiafava, Ben Reeves, Dan Tack, and interns Sam Stewart and Jason Dafnis as we dive into the Super Smash Bros. Wii U's eight player madness, again.

To see yesterday's first two rounds, head here.

Exclusive Just Cause 3 Screens And Info

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Exclusive Just Cause 3 Screens And Info

Avalanche's New York studio is ready to tackle the new installment of the highly explosive, go-anywhere sandbox series Just Cause. Grappling ace Rico Rodriguez is back, but this time he's traveling to his come country, a fictional Mediterranean island nation called Medici to fight off another evil dictatorship. What will Rico do when he gets to Medici? As you can see in these screens, he'll blow a lot of stuff up.

Just Cause 3 takes place several years after the second entry. You might not be able to tell from these screens, but Rico has been significantly aged since his last outing. Now he’s returned to Medici in order to fight General Di Ravello who has set up an oppressive regime in his backyard. As you can see in this screen, Rico will get a lot of height during the game, thanks to a grapple mechanic that allows him to hook onto nearly any object, including enemies and passing aircraft. A new wing suit allows Rico to reach untold new speeds while free falling.

Just Cause has always been about crazy explosive action, and Just Cause 3 is no exception. Avalanche Studios has spent a significant amount of time retooling the game’s controls, which now feel a lot tighter. Several ex-members of the Burnout team have also worked to make sure that the vehicle handling is a lot more fun, which is something the series has needed for some time.

We Answer Your Questions About Dragon Age: Inquisition

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We Answer Your Questions About Dragon Age: Inquisition

How does romance work? How long is the game? Is it newcomer-friendly? In a week, Dragon Age fans will know these answers for themselves when Inquisition releases. However, reviews for Inquisition were released today (including mine), which may make the wait even harder given the game's positive reception. To ease your curiosity, I reached out on Twitter and through the Overblood Super Replay fan page to get your burning questions, and then I answered them based on my personal experience with the game.  

Test Chamber – Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix

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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix is out on December 2. The game features the final mix editions of Kingdom Hearts II and Birth By Sleep along with cutscenes from Re:coded.

Join our Kingdom Hearts diehards, Bryan Vore and Kimberley Wallace, as they play through a stage in Kingdom Hearts II and Birth By Sleep and check out a cutscene from Re:coded. Square Enix paid great attention to detail in this HD remake, as the visuals look stellar. Watch the video below to find out what Bryan and Kimberley think so far!

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Test Chamber – Assassin's Creed Unity

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With each successive entry into the Assassin’s Creed series, Ubisoft has pushed the boundaries of historic open world environments, and Unity is no exception. The war between the Templars and Assassins rages on and it looks better than ever on the new Anvil engine.

Join Andrew Reiner, Ben Reeves, and myself as we guide Arno the assassin through the chaotic streets of Paris during the French Revolution, and make sure to check out Matt Miller’s review.

SPOILER WARNING: We play through several story missions, one of which contains an unforeseen twist. You've been warned.

Test Chamber – 8-Player Super Smash Bros. Wii U

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Test Chamber – 8-Player Super Smash Bros. Wii U

Super Smash Bros. has always been a chaotic game, but for the upcoming Wii U release Nintendo has upped the insanity and the player count. In this Test Chamber we try out 8-player Smash Bros.

It took two Wii U GameCube controller adapters, seven GameCube controllers, and a Pro Controller, but we pulled it off. Join Myself, Wade Wokcik, Ben Hanson, Andrew Reiner, Jeff Marchiafava, Tim Turi, Dan Tack, and intern Sam Stewart as we try to the new insane mode out.

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Unlock Armor In The Halo 5 Beta By Playing The Master Chief Collection

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With Halo: The Master Chief Collection now available, you might be wondering where to begin. One suggestion might be squaring away some cosmetic unlocks for the Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta.

There are five different unlocks tied to elements of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Three of them are tied to game achievements, with the other two awarded simply for watching the Halo: Nightfall live action series.

These will work for both the upcoming beta and the final version. More cosmetic options will be available in the multiplayer test starting on December 29, but those will not carry over to the full version of Halo 5: Guardians. Here’s where you should focus your effort: