Brandon Aucoin

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What 'GTA 5' Teaches Us About The Unsettling Future Of Immersion

Grand Theft Auto 5, out for more than a year already, has found itself even causing controversy in its re-release, something only Grand Theft Auto could do. The issue is that in response to an online petition, Target and Kmart have pulled the game from store shelves in Australia, leading to an …

PS4 Tips, Tricks And Best Practices

Bought a new PS4? Nice, isn’t it? Unlike a new PC, a PS4 is pretty much ready to go fresh out of the box. Just bung in a disc and you’re away, right? …

Guide: Building the Perfect Team in Pokémon X & Y

"Strong Pokémon. Weak Pokémon. That is only the selfish perception of people. Truly skilled trainers should try to win with their favourites."<p>In the …

Divinity: Original Sin seeks a lost RPG path

According to Larian Studios CEO Swen Vincke, <i>Divinity: Original Sin</i> is helping to get role-playing games onto a track from which they diverged over a decade ago.<p>The game, backed with a million dollars in Kickstarter funding, is a top-down party-based fantasy featuring turn-based combat. It is, …

This Is 4K PC Gaming With Falcon Northwest's Mach V And Triple Nvidia Titan Blacks

There’s a classic scene in Quentin Tarantino’s 1997 film <i>Jackie Brow</i>n, wherein Samuel L. Jackson provides some colorful commentary about the, shall we say, undeniable blanket effectiveness of an AK-47. Falcon Northwest’s Mach V PC is a <i>lot</i> like that.<p>Let’s weed out the window shoppers: the specific …

In Theory: 1080p30 vs 720p60 - could next-gen let us choose?

It's an intriguing thought. With so many next-gen console titles targeting 1080p at 30 frames per second, why not offer gamers the option of playing …

Computer Hardware

EU Commission Deems 'Free-to-Play' Misleading

Yesterday, I discussed a rising epidemic of free-to-play game addiction, and how the nickel and dime microtransactions feed off players to turn some into hopeless, broke addicts. I asked if game makers had any responsibility to alter marketing or provide warnings or support for addiction, and now …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Killzone: Shadow Fall getting clan support in February

<i>Killzone: Shadow Fall</i>, Guerrilla Games' PlayStation 4 first-person shooter, will receive clan support in stages starting next month, according to a post today on the official Killzone website.<p>Killzone community editor Victor Zuylen revealed that clans, "the most requested feature on the Killzone …

5 Reasons Why Valve's 'Steam Machines' Won't Disrupt The Video Game Industry

There’s plenty of hype and excitement over the coming of the Steam Machine—a Linux-powered gaming PC designed for big-screen (formerly known as Steam Box.)<p>The Valve-spearheaded project looks to be as much an attempt to distance PC gaming from Windows as it is a push into the living room. Valve, the …

3DS: Nintendo's Best System Yet?

Before the 3DS launched, I told myself that it could be the best handheld Nintendo has released so far. Now that it\’s 2014, I\’m changing that …