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‘Devil May Cry 5’ comes back with a ‘SSS’ score in action

Ricardo Tovar // March 16, 2019

Capcom is back making "Devil May Cry,” as they should be. After 11 years since their last title in the series, "Devil May Cry 4,” Capcom has been on a tear to start 2019, having already released...

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‘Apex Legends’: A battle royale game with impact

Mitchell Kret // February 15, 2019
The new video game has had major success on all platforms and could be here to stay.
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‘Operation Absolute Zero’ adds good and bad to ‘Black Ops’

Ulises Duenas // December 22, 2018

Note: This review reflects solely on the new content added to the original "Black Ops 4" game.Treyarc has taken a page out of Ubisoft's book by making the first batch of DLC for "Black Ops 4" feel like...

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New ‘Spider-Man’ game content not living up to the hype

Alex Coba // November 30, 2018

Another month and another DLC package drop for the Spider-Man PlayStation 4 game, and along with it some more unmet expectations.Turf Wars is the second in the “The City That Never Sleeps”...

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‘Red Dead II’ presents a world you’ll never want to leave

Ulises Duenas // November 1, 2018

The wait is finally over. "Red Dead Redemption II" is here and everyone has been digging into it, to their heart's content. A game this big is bound to have some problems. While it definitely is not without...

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‘WWE 2K19’ refines but doesn’t perfect the wrestling game

October 29, 2018

WWE may be in a burning dumpster of controversy right now, but why should that stop someone from enjoying their new game? These things come out every year and, while "2K19" doesn't iron out all the lingering...

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‘Odyssey’ is different, yet satisfying new take on ‘Assassin’s Creed’

Ulises Duenas // October 9, 2018

At a glance, "Assassin's Creed Odyssey" looks like a copy of the previous game, "Origins," but set in Greece. While they're extremely similar in a lot of respects, "Odyssey" does enough things differently...

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‘Forsaken’ makes ‘Destiny 2’ the game it should be

Ulises Duenas // September 17, 2018

After a year of ups and downs "Destiny 2" has released its largest expansion, "Forsaken". While "Forsaken" does add a lot of content and needed mechanical changes, it also delivers another mediocre story....

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“Marvel’s Spider-Man” will wow longtime fans

Alex Coba // September 12, 2018

Friendly neighborhood superhero, Spider-Man, is here to save the day yet again in a brand new adventure. One of the greatest of its kind that has been released in a long time. Insomniac Games' newest PlayStation...

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‘Destiny 2: Warmind’ almost gives players what they want

Ulises Duenas // May 14, 2018

"Destiny 2" has had trouble keeping its players happy. When a new expansion comes out it's a great chance for players to get back into the game, but the content offered has to be good if people are going...

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Five ‘Star Wars’ games that still hold up

Ulises Duenas // May 8, 2018

"Star Wars" games have been around since the 70s and they span a wide variety of genres. These games have different things to offer and they have universal appeal. The list is in no particular order.1....

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‘God of War’ lives up to the hype and more

Ulises Duenas // May 2, 2018

"God of War" has a surprising amount of different gaming elements in it. What's even more surprising is that it does each one of those extremely well. The story, gameplay, writing and level design are...

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