2014’s Upcoming Wii U Games

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2014’s Upcoming Wii U Games

With major titles like Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. coming this year to Wii U, we decided to pull together everything that we know of that's slated for 2014. The following list will be updated and amended throughout the year. If you something confirmed for 2014 release that's not on our list, please let us know.

Skylanders: Trap Team - October 5The fourth Skylanders game will let players trap over 40 villains and then use them in battle.

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 - October 14Pac-Man and friends return to face Lord Betrayus once more. 

2014's Upcoming Xbox One Games

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Sure, streaming, television, and video recording are great features to have in a console platform. They aren’t what gets you to open your wallet and bring home an expensive piece of gaming hardware. We’ve heard your pleas. You want games.

That’s why we’ve put together a quick rundown of the games to look forward to. We'll continue to update this list, and if you see something missing, please let us know. Here is everything we know that's planned for the Xbox One in 2014.

Skylanders: Trap Team - October 5The fourth Skylanders game will let players trap over 40 villains and then use them in battle.

2014's Upcoming PlayStation 4 Games

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Sure, streaming, television, and video recording are great features to have in a console platform. They aren’t what gets you to open your wallet and bring home an expensive piece of gaming hardware. We’ve heard your pleas. You want games.

That’s why we’ve put together a quick rundown of the games to look forward to. We'll continue to update this list, and if you see something missing, please let us know. Here is everything we know that's planned for the PlayStation 4 in 2014.

Skylanders: Trap Team - October 5The fourth Skylanders game will let players trap over 40 villains and then use them in battle. 

5 Open-World Franchises That Should Steal Shadow Of Mordor's Nemesis System

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Open-world games are more popular than ever, and while we're still seeing some of the best the genre has to offer, there's always room for improvement. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor may not be the largest sandbox around, but it makes up for it in spades with the intriguing nemesis system. This feature procedurally generates powerful Uruk captains with distinct names, appearances, and attributes. Players can kill these named bad guys for powerful upgrades, or accidentally earn them promotions by dying by their hand. The nemesis system has inspired us, and we've already started thinking about other open-world series that would be even more fun with something similar.

Opinion - Is It Worth Getting Excited About The Next Wave Of Video Game Movies?

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I always get a little more excitable when San Diego Comic-Con rolls around. While I love reading about the intricate booths and seeing pictures of fans’ meticulously constructed cosplay outfits, my favorite thing to do is read panel recaps. Since the four-day event has evolved into a celebration of both geek culture and mainstream media, I feel like I never have a lack of news to catch up on. The panels are, after all, where the most exciting announcements and reveals take place. I get a certain implacable thrill trying to hunt down exclusive panel footage of the next big comic book film, or speculating what stories lay ahead for Batman or Spider-Man thanks to carefully dropped hints from my favorite writers. So when I say that I got excited hearing that Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams was in talks to play Ellie in The Last of Us film adaptation, I genuinely mean it, but I couldn’t tell if it was the fervor around Comic-Con causing it at first.

Where’s My Sequel? – L.A. Noire

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Where’s My Sequel? – L.A. Noire

Just because a game isn’t an aged classic doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve a sequel. While a lot of our Where’s My Sequel features focus on titles from far earlier console generations, this one pines after the open-world detective game, L.A. Noire.

What It Is:

Built like an open-world shooter, L.A. Noire is a sleuth-y take on the genre with investigative mechanics and a hard-boiled story. Players control Cole Phelps, a war hero-turned-Los Angeles beat cop as he rises through the ranks by solving a series of increasingly high-profile crimes. Along the way, players survey crime scenes scattered across an open-world recreation of 1947 Los Angeles and discover evidence to build a case against their suspects. Once they collect enough evidence, players enter an interrogation mode in which they study suspects’ facial expressions and body language to gauge the truth behind their words.

Five Little Destiny Tweaks That Would Make A World Of Difference

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Five Little Destiny Tweaks That Would Make A World Of Difference

I’ve been playing a lot of Destiny lately, and it’s one of the most peculiar games I can recall. It’s got a solid foundation and I can see greater potential, but it seems like Bungie completely whiffed a lot of the small stuff. The game’s gotten a lot of flak online for its poorly implemented story, stingy loot distribution, and allegations of on-disc DLC, and while those are certainly problems, that’s not what I’m focusing on here. I’ve got five suggestions for relatively small changes to the game that I think would reap big rewards for players – and earn back some valuable goodwill for Bungie in the process.

1. Hello, waypoint?There’s no fast-travel system in Destiny, so you’re going to be spending a lot of time either navigating planets on foot or mounted on the seat of your speederbike sparrow. If you’re not blessed with a great sense of direction (guilty as charged), those two travel options simply affect how quickly you get lost. Fortunately, getting one’s bearings is as simple as pulling out your Ghost companion and getting a popup navpoint in the process. Unfortunately, those helpful markers are fleeting. After a few seconds, they disappear from sight.

32 Developers Share Their Picks For Best Horror Movies Ever

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We already grilled 28 developers for their picks for Top 5 Horror Games of All Time, but the conversation about the best scares doesn't end there. Wrapping up our month of horror (read our cover reveal for The Horror Issue here) is a collection of 32 developers' choices for the best horror films ever.

Scary movies have been rattling viewers' nerves for a long time, influencing some of the best games ever, both horror-themed and otherwise. We reached out to everyone from the creators of Resident Evil and Borderlands to the developer behind Slender: The Arrival to see what the makers of our favorite games consider truly frightening or a blood-soaked good time. Read our analysis after the list to explore talking points like which film received the most picks, pervasive horror film franchises, and more.

Opinion: Destiny Feels Like A Free-To-Play MMORPG

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So here we are, nearly a month after the release of Bungie’s Destiny. Players are starting to hit high levels after exercising their preferred method of gear acquisition, from the slow but surefire mark/rep grinds to the roll of the dice at the loot cave. While it’s clear now that the core game will receive some constant support in the form of events like Queen’s Wrath and special Crucible matches, players are likely looking to the upcoming expansion packs and DLC to provide more robust options in both the PVE and PVP arenas. There has been no shortage of dissatisfaction when it comes to the game’s grimoire-locked “story”, with unescapable in-game scenes that are puzzling at best, generally experienced after protecting our friend Dinklebot from yet another wave of Hobgoblins, Knights, or Vandals.

10 Beginner’s Tips For Shadow Of Mordor

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10 Beginner’s Tips For Shadow Of Mordor

Today gamers are finally getting their hands on Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Starting any new game is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming – especially if you are the type who is haunted by the sense that you are doing something wrong. We’re here to help. We’ve finished Talion’s adventure and assembled this spoiler-free list of tips and pointers to help you make the most out of your first stroll through Mordor.

1. Play the story This seems obvious, but in open world games, players can get easily distracted by collectibles and side missions. In Shadow of Mordor, you’ll get to all of the eventually, but you should play through the main missions for a couple hours first. That’s because you’re still opening up powers and nuances of the Nemesis system during those early phases, and you’ll want to make sure you hit the ground running when you do delve into the other content available. By the time you have killed your first Warchief you’ll be ready to veer off and start going wherever your heart takes you.