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On 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, The Surprisingly Excellent Third-Person Shooter That History Forgot

For 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand's 10th anniversary this year, we give it a long overdue reappraisal.

The State of Destiny 2 After Forsaken: A Game That Can't Shake Its Troubles

Forsaken was a solid start, but it wasn't enough to pull everyone back.

The Fall and Rise of the Xbox One

The Xbox One is the best pure console on the market right now, but it's been a hard road getting to this point.

On 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, The Surprisingly Excellent Third-Person Shooter That History Forgot

For 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand's 10th anniversary this year, we give it a long overdue reappraisal.

The State of Destiny 2 After Forsaken: A Game That Can't Shake Its Troubles

Forsaken was a solid start, but it wasn't enough to pull everyone back.

The Fall and Rise of the Xbox One

The Xbox One is the best pure console on the market right now, but it's been a hard road getting to this point.

Warframe's Journey From Just Another F2P Shooter to One of the Best Games of the Generation

Warframe is five years old, with a new expansion and Switch port under its belt this month. We look back on how it got to this point.

Destiny 2: Forsaken Did Cayde-6 Dirty

But Cayde-6 basically died long before Destiny 2's latest expansion.

How I Attempted to Redefine the "Walking Sim" With Paratopic

We invited our regular guest contributor Doc Burford to write about the creative process behind his own game, the alt-horror Paratopic.

Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Review

Obsidian Entertainment's original RPG takes to the high seas in this latest adventure.

GTA 4 Transcends its Flawed Core by Embracing Realism

Looking back on Grand Theft Auto 4 on its 10th anniversary.

How Destiny 2 Can Win Us Back

Destiny 2 has had a rough debut year, but here's what Bungie can do to set the game back on track.

There's Still No Other Shooter Quite Like Far Cry 2

We take a deep dive into Far Cry's most polarizing entry and talk about what makes it interesting.

Starting Screen | Finding Value in Supposedly Outdated Games

STARTING SCREEN | On what we can learn from Age of Empire's new release, Ni No Kuni 2, and more.

How Destiny 2 Failed its Fanbase

Destiny 2's has been hurting in the months since launch compared to its predecessor. We break down why.

Titanfall 2's Best Level Isn't Effect and Cause

The Beacon contains one of the best 18-second fragments in video games.

Skyrim's Long Overdue Reappraisal

Skyrim has captured the hearts of players for years for a good reason.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Shouldn't Be This Good

Despite Breath of the Wild's forgettable quests and repetitive foes, it rises above its lackluster structure through other means.

Destiny 2 PC: How it Compares to Console, Plus the State of the Game After a Month

We compare Destiny 2's PC port to the console original and take stock of where it stands after a month.

Why Destiny 2 on PC is Shaping Up to Be the Definitive Version of the Game

We dive into the first PC game to come out from Bungie in 10 years.

Six Things We've Learned from the Destiny 2 Beta So Far

From a worse Hunter class to a more prominent story.

Relishing the Vast Post-Apocalypse of the Highly Underrated Mad Max

There's a lot more to Mad Max than meets the eye.

The Destiny 2 Trailer Reveals a lot More Than you Might Expect

It might seem straightforward at first glance, but Bungie's trailer for Destiny 2 packs plenty of interesting information.

Destiny's Age of Triumph Brings Back Both the Raids and the Memories

Bungie comes so close to capturing the Year One nostalgia.

The First Mass Effect is a Great Game Not Just for its Time, But for All Time

THE MASS EFFECT TRILOGY REVISITED: In the first of our three essays revisiting the Mass Effect trilogy, contributor Doc Burford makes an argument for the original game being the best.