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Microsoft Brings Its AAA Games With April’s Games With Gold

Posted on March 25, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Microsoft is bringing it’s AAA games, literally, with April 2016’s Games With Gold line-up. Heavy hitters from the likes of Insomniac, Deep Silver, Telltale Games and Vicarious Visions make next month possibly one of these best months to be a subscriber to Microsoft’s online platform on either Xbox One or Xbox 360.

Xbox One owners can enjoy last year’s critically acclaimed, colorful & punk inspired third person shooter Sunset Overdrive from Insomniac from April 15 – May 15th. If you’re on next generation hardware but looking for something a little bit more store driven, the complete season of Telltale’s The Wolf Among Us will be free from April 1st thru April 30th.

Players who are still hanging on to their Xbox 360 (or want to play these games thru backwards compatibility on Xbox One) can enjoy Vicarious Vision’s 2008 horror title Dead Space from April 1st thru the 15th on the house. From April 16th thru April 30th the President of the United States is re-elected for another super powered term in Saint’s Row IV. 

Check out the sizzle reel MS released alongside the announcement below. What do you think of this month’s Xbox Games With Gold line-up? Perhaps it is time to jump on that $1 Xbox Live Gold trial (US only) before it runs out.

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John Carpenter Would Love To Make A Dead Space Movie

Posted on May 10, 2013 by Les Major

This is absolutely a movie I’d love to see! As you may remember, I gave Dead Space 3 a glowing review, as long as cheering on it’s Awakened DLC campaign. Obviously I’m a bit of a fan of the series and reading about this on Gamespot (referencing a Game Informer magazine article) sounds like a fantastic idea!

John Carpenter noted that the isolated setting of the USG Ishimura in the original Dead Space would make a natural fit for a film. Though I do love the sequels, it was definitely the feel of the original that drew me into the series. The feeling of being on a forgotten star ship and not knowing what was going on made for a powerful encouragement to proceed that only grew stronger as the game went on. Seeing this made into a movie would definitely be a ticket sale to me.Read More


Dead Space 3’s Awakened DLC Is A Great Addition

Posted on April 9, 2013 by Les Major

It took approximately three and a half to four hours for Ghostwalker and I to clear the new Dead Space 3 DLC and we enjoyed the journey! That’s on par with the main campaign considering we got about an hours worth of entertainment out of DS3 for every $3 and change we’d spent on the retail copy. Three and a half hours for $10 is a fair deal in comparison. Want more details? There’s spoilers to come, so be wary!Read More


Dead Space 3 | Review

Posted on February 22, 2013 by Les Major

Version tested: PC

Dead Space is a great game series. Roaming the USG Ishimura in the first game, then exploring Titan Station in the sequel was an absolute survival horror treat. There is that magic about Dead Space, and it’s the kind of game you can play with your friends around as you wander the halls watching out for Necromorphs and items to pick up. However, many fans, including myself, were scared the most to see the bright snowy landscape of Dead Space 3. Thankfully, these fears were unfounded.Read More


Top 5 Games Under $20: XBOX 360

Posted on June 28, 2012 by Andrew Minott

At least once a week, I get someone at work or a friend or relative coming to me with “hey, I just got a 360, what games should I get?” Generally, that’s a tough question to answer because everyone’s taste is different, especially for people who aren’t heavily involved in the gaming culture already. Some people like this, some people like that, some people can’t stand either of them. For that reason, I usually shy away from suggesting a brand new release, as $60 is a lot to plunk down on something that isn’t a sure bet (or very near to one).

So, in my brain, I keep a short list of games that can easily be acquired on a budget and are ones that I can be fairly confident that people will find a good entertainment value for the price. This is, of course, not an exhaustive list of every good game that has come out since 2007 since there are hundreds upon hundreds to choose from, these are just the ones I think everyone should at least be aware of.Read More


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