Brett Holmes

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Xbox One review

Microsoft didn't mean to take over your living room. When it launched in 2005, the Xbox 360 was just a device for games — "the Holy Grail of gaming," in the immortal words of MTV's Sway. It would show your pictures if you plugged in a thumb drive, but it was designed to be the best way ever for …

Rockstar offers $500,000 of in-game cash to frustrated GTA Online players

<i>Grand Theft Auto V</i>'s single-player campaign was terrific, but the technical issues surrounding the GTA Online multiplayer mode have left many players unable to enjoy the experience. To make up for it, developer Rockstar Games is offering a stimulus package — anyone who played GTA Online during …

Why Dan Houser believes GTA Online fixes Rockstar's online woes

Next week, Rockstar Games, masters of the narratively-driven, singularly-focused offline game, tries once more to expand their reach into meaningful online gaming.<p><i>GTA Online</i>, a free, but separate component of <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i>, arrives for everyone who purchased the game in an attempt to expand the …

MLG Championship to feature first Call of Duty: Ghosts competition

The Major League Game Championship competition being held in Columbus, Ohio in November will feature the first ever tournament for <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts,</i> event organizers announced today.<p>MLG Championship Columbus will take place Nov. 22 through 24 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. …

'Grand Theft Auto V' As Character Drama And The Challenge Of Writing A Female Anti-Hero

<i>Grand Theft Auto V is a character drama, but it’s missing some important pieces.</i><p><i>Note: Some minor spoilers for Grand Theft Auto V in the following post. Also, this is a part of an ongoing series as I play through the game which I have not yet finished. Please tag spoilers in any comments.</i><p>There …