Ghost Recon Breakpoint Is Real and Brings The Pain

Following a short hiatus, Ghost Recons Wildlands helped put the long running franchise back on the map thanks to its sprawling open world, diverse environment, and gameplay that really let players tackle things the way they wanted to in any order they wanted. It’s also worth mentioning that Ubisoft has done a terrific job supporting the game over the past couple of years with a mix of free and paid content.

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After all this time, I guess it should be no surprise that it was time for a new entry. Even though I kinda knew about it a day before it was officially announced, Ghost Recon Breakpoint was officially revealed and it looks like the follow up that the series deserves.

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Sunday Video Round Up: April 28 – May 4

And just like that, Sunday is here once again. As always, the latest edition of the Video Round Up has also arrived with a whole new selection of gameplay and trailers from the past seven days. So sit back, crank the volume, and most importantly, enjoy! Here’s a glimpse of what’s on tap this week.

For most, the biggest reveal this week came from Gearbox Software and the first actual Borderlands 3 gameplay reveal. While I don’t have the hour long session below, the studio (thankfully) put out a much more manageable trailer with a lot of the highlights in it. Of course, that’s waiting for you below. In case you missed it, I also wrote about 3 things that has me over the moon excited for Borderlands 3.

I won’t lie, I’m particularly fond of the latest Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night trailer. Koji Igarashi’s upcoming Kickstarter dynamo hasn’t has the smoothest of development periods marked by a few unfortunate delays. However, it appears all of that added time plus plenty of fan feedback has really helped as the latest trailer not only shows some of the harsh feedback the demo got but how far the game has evolved from its earlier stages. I think you’ll be surprised.

I’ve also got new videos for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Life is Strange 2, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, and so much more after the break! The full list of videos awaits you after the jump…

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3 Things I’m Really Excited For in Borderlands 3

After the March reveal and subsequent trailers, the Gearbox Software team held an event in California to finally show off actual Borderlands 3 gameplay. The hourlong demo had plenty of classic moments from the franchise, surprising additions, and guns. Lots and lots of guns.

Borderlands mask of mayhem teaser

While there’s a ton of moments to talk about, I wanted to highlight some of the smaller and more subtle additions that are really going to be game changers. I’ve been playing the older games (Borderlands: GotY Edition and Borderlands 2) lately and while they’re still fun, I’ve been feeling like they’re missing some key elements to modern shooters.

From what I saw, Borderlands 3 finally incorporates those things I’ve been wanting.

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Now Arriving: Games of May 2019

As we continue the slow march towards the Summer months and E3 2019, I have to admit to you all that the release schedule is starting to thin out a bit. While that’s likely a good thing for those of you still trying to catch up from the past couple of months, it doesn’t make for exciting Now Arriving posts. Still, there are more than a few things to check out this month.

Let’s have a look.

For many, the big name game this month comes from Bethesda and id Software. Rage 2 looks to fix the many issues that arose from its predecessor while retaining the elements that made it stand out like the fantastic visuals. Will it succeed? While I can’t answer that, I’d say this April Fools reveal gives me plenty of hope.

Okay, I’m going to level with you guys, May 2019 may be the time to catch up on your backlog. There are a few more games coming out this month including a lot of remasters, VR games, and collections but if you’re in the market for big names, you may be disappointed. Read on ahead for a look at the full April release schedule. Enjoy!

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Sunday Video Round Up: April 21 – 28

It’s once again time to watch some trailers! With Sunday finally here, the Video Round Up is back and stocked with all sorts of new trailers and gameplay from the past 7 days around the games industry. Here’s a sneak peek at everything below.

With Mortal Kombat 11 now on store shelves, all eyes turn back to Bethesda and id Software who may now hold the last major AAA release before E3. Rage 2 is only a few weeks away and to get everybody up to speed, a new trailer attempts to break down what exactly Rage 2 is. I haven’t watched it yet myself, but I’d imagine Andrew W.K. isn’t in it.

Following in the footsteps of most current Ubisoft games, For Honor continues to pump out new content, well after it originally launched. This latest trailer shows off the next big character update which fits the hero theme established by the first expansion update earlier this year. Be warned, this new hero character may give you nightmares…or chills at the very least.

I’ve also got new videos for Mortal Kombat 11, Overwatch, Days Gone, and so much more after the break! The full list of videos awaits you after the jump…

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The Up and Down Rollercoaster of Mortal Kombat 11

What a wild week it has been for Mortal Kombat 11, huh?

I’ll have a more comprehensive impressions article soon, but at first glance, the latest entry in this iconic franchise has a lot to offer with its outrageously detailed graphics to its fun and brutal fight mechanics. Don’t forget about the super impressive cinematic story mode as well. Quite simply, I’m having a blast with the game so far.

Mortal Kombat 11 logo

However, it’s not a perfect game by any means. In fact, a lot of the shine came off at launch when the community found that the new Towers of Time mode was stupidly difficult and not very fun. In addition, the expansive Krypt mode required ultra-rare resources and in-game currency in order to unlock the decent stuff.

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Sunday Video Round Up: April 14 – 20

It’s the weekend (and a holiday, so Happy Easter for those of you celebrating today) and that means it’s high time we get to another all-new Sunday Video Round Up! As we do every weekend, the round up brings you all the best gameplay and trailers from around the gaming industry. There’s a lot to get to this week, so let’s dive right in with a quick look at some of the content waiting for you below.

With only days left before Mortal Kombat 11 releases to everyone, NetherReralm Studios went hard with the marketing materials, moreso than usual. We got another character trailer showcasing Shao Kahn, but fans also got a great look at how the game plays on the Switch, and then a total fanservicey and nostalgia-fueled launch trailer. Seriously, it’s a treat, watch it if you have yet to do so.

Bungie went off script this week and put out a lengthy video detailing the origins of who exactly the Drifter is. Typically, Bungie leaves this side of Destiny 2 to the fans to dig into, but I have to admit, hearing the lore behind this interesting character was pretty refreshing. I’d love for the studio to dig in a bit more like this, but I won’t hold my breath.

I’ve also got new videos for God of War, Overwatch, Assassin’s Creed Origins DLC, and so much more after the break! The full list of videos awaits you after the jump…

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