E3

Do a barrel roll! — Star Fox Zero preview

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As I soared through the battle-worn skies of Corneria, enemy fighters continued to close in with their lasers directed right at me. I continued to dodge enemy fire, my furry …

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Not your average bear — Paddington: Adventures in London

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Movie tie-in titles, especially ones for children’s movies, are almost universally laughably unappealing.  They’re usually either reskins of other games or half-assed attempts at simply retelling a movie’s story.  Paddington, …

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Woman vs. machine — Horizon Zero Dawn

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What I saw of Horizon Zero Dawn at E3 this year made me feel a sense of desperation that the grittiest of survival games have never managed to create within …

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No pulling punches — The sweet science behind Street Fighter V’s new modes and characters

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The big daddy of fighting games is back, and for the first time in almost a decade, we’re getting a completely new Street Fighter in Street Fighter V. This is …

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Expanding your vocabulary — Typoman’s unique approach to grammatical platforming

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A wise man once said, “The pen is mightier than the sword.” Words can topple regimes and enrapture millions, and in Typoman, words are everything. I got to demo the …

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Finely threaded — Yoshi’s Woolly World preview

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Let’s just get this out of the way right now: Yoshi’s Woolly World is one of the most adorable games ever made. Taking a nod from Kirby’s Epic Yarn, the …

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Gaming Trend Podcast: The big E3 roundtable

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    There comes a time once a year when the Gaming Trend staff is able to meet up, and it's on the biggest week of the year for the games industry. …

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    Slowly but surely — NBA Live 16 preview

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    NBA Live has been a series struggling to find an identity since its resurrection a few years back. The past two iterations of the series have been a total mess, …

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    Tools of the trade — how Rock Band 4 expands the genre without forcing change

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    The key to Rock Band 4’s brilliance is the way it builds up, rather than changes. Many rhythm games attempt to change the design or alter the tools, in order …

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    A skate down memory lane — Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 preview

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    From the first moment I laid eyes on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5, I could tell that this game is meant as a throwback. Everything about the game screamed nostalgia, …

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    Crytek makes the leap into virtual reality — preview of Robinson: The Journey

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    Despite its prevalence across the video game world, I had never played a virtual reality game. That is, until my hands were upon Crytek's newest foray into virtual reality. The …

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    Taken for a ride – Destiny: The Taken King preview

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    It wasn't long after setting foot on the dark, dreary moon of Phobos that I began to feel that something wasn’t right. Cabal starships flew overhead, but instead of engaging …

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