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Joe Sinicki is Blast's Executive Editor. He has an unhealthy obsession with Back to the Future and wears cheese on his head. Follow him on Twitter @BrewCityJoe

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Crackdown returns exclusively for Xbox One

Crackdown returns exclusively for Xbox One 0

Hello Agent. At today’s Microsoft press event at E3 2014, Microsoft announced the long awaited return of Crackdown, the much loved open world, super cops and robbers series created by the original game’s director. No release date was given and the entire trailer was CGI, so we didn’t really get a look at any gameplay(…)

Game Review: South Park — The Stick of Truth

Game Review: South Park — The Stick of Truth 0

Not so quiet mountain town. The love affair between South Park and video games has been a one-way street so far. While creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker have given us episodes based on everything from Guitar Hero to Pokemon and Tiger Woods PGA Tour, the games industry has given them…Chef’s Luv Shack. All that(…)

Game Review: Thief

Game Review: Thief 0

Kleptomanic Let’s get this out of the way right off the bat – Thief is not a bad game. It’s entertaining and satisfying as hell to plan out and pull off the perfect heist. Yes, Thief does a lot right, and that’s why it’s so maddening that it takes so many shortcuts and delivers an(…)

The Last of Us: Left Behind review

The Last of Us: Left Behind review 0

Let’s Go to the Mall Fair warning, this review is full of spoilers for The Last of Us, the American Dreams comic and the Left Behind DLC It would be easy to not care about  the characters and events of Left Behind, the first DLC for Naughty Dog’s fantastic 2013 release The Last of Us(…)

Reinventing the wheel: How one company looks to change the way you bike

Reinventing the wheel: How one company looks to change the way you bike 0

Every biker has been there. You’re almost at the end of your route and then boom, you’re met by a big hill. If only you had a a little extra oomph to power you through. Meet the Copenhagen Wheel, an upcoming invention that aims to change the way you bike. Put simply, the Copenhagen Wheel(…)

Battlefield 4 — The Blast Review

Battlefield 4 — The Blast Review 1

Battlefield 4 hits all the right notes for what it tries to be. It’s big, it’s dumb and it’s loud. It features a ton of unlikeable dude-bro soldiers firing at anything that moves with little remorse in set pieces that would make even Michael Bay jealous. Built on the strength of its much-loved multiplayer suite,(…)

Report – Call of Duty: Ghosts campaign is four hours long

Report – Call of Duty: Ghosts campaign is four hours long 0

According to a new report from Cinema Blend, those hoping that Call of Duty: Ghosts single-player campaign will be more satisfying than Battlefield 4′s are in for a bit of disappointment, as it too reportedly clocks in at just about four hours. Cinema Blend cites an unnamed source with “early access to the game” and(…)

Batman: Arkham Origins — The Blast Review

Batman: Arkham Origins — The Blast Review 0

Batman: Arkham Origins is a game firmly set within the cannon established by the two previous games in the franchise. This may seem incredibly vague, but it’s one of the most telling statements I can make about The Dark Knight’s latest interactive adventure. It builds itself on the formula established by the previous games in(…)

WWE 2K14: The Blast Review

WWE 2K14: The Blast Review 0

Best in the World* Every wrestling fan knows that there’s just something about Wrestlemania. For thirty years, World Wrestling Entertainment’s biggest night is always one of spectacle and awe where anything can truly happen. It’s a night like no other and it’s the perfect focal point for 2K Sport’s first foray into the wrestling world. (…)

Forget zombies, next month Call of Duty adds aliens

Forget zombies, next month Call of Duty adds aliens 1

Zombies are so last year. Activision has announced that next month, Call of Duty Ghosts will get it’s first DLC pack and it will include aliens. Yep…you read that right. Activision has announced that extinction mode will feature an all-new 1-4 player cooperative game mode featuring a unique blend of fast-paced survival action, FPS base defense,(…)

Lego: Marvel Super Heroes — The Blast Review

Lego: Marvel Super Heroes — The Blast Review 0

Some of my favorite moments in comics have always been the ones where heroes from different books interact with each other. Whether it be Spider-man and Daredevil hanging out in Hell’s Kitchen or The Fantastic Four and Captain America teaming up to take on an enemy threatening New York; there’s just something about knowing that all of the Marvel Universe is connected. Perhaps that’s why I loved Lego: Marvel Super Heroes as much as I did, no game (at least since 2006’s Marvel: Ultimate Alliance) has managed to collect this many heroes and villains together and be this successful. Yes, Travelers Tale’s latest brick adventure may seem familiar on the outside but it’s one of the most charming and unique games you’ll play all year.

This week in games: Heroes, Heroes everywhere

This week in games: Heroes, Heroes everywhere 1

Let’s call this the calm before the storm. While we’ve already seen some high profile releases this fall like Grand Theft Auto V and Beyond: Two Souls, we’re just about on the cusp of the busy season for video game releases. Next week we’ve got four major releases coming on the same day, but this(…)

This Call of Duty: Ghosts ad has been banned in the US

This Call of Duty: Ghosts ad has been banned in the US 0

By now you’ve sure seen the ads around TV promoting next month’s release of the sure to be sleeper hit, Call of Duty: Ghosts. It is of course, Call of Duty time. One ad though it seems, you won’t be seeing (unless you live outside of the United States). This Call of Duty:  Ghosts ad(…)

Street photographer takes craft to GTA V for fascinating results

Street photographer takes craft to GTA V for fascinating results 0

Street photographer  and avid gamer Fernando Pereira Gomes recently had an idea that led to some fascinating results while roaming the streets of Los Santos in Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V. “Being a big fan of GTA, I went to the midnight launch and played the night away. As I played, I noticed that the characters had(…)

Now Fox News has a problem with The Walking Dead

Now Fox News has a problem with The Walking Dead 0

Are you watching AMC’s hit zombie show, The Walking Dead? Then you’re what’s wrong with America. Well, that’s according to Dr. Manny’s Alvarez who says that the country’s obsession with the show is “hurting our society.” Yes,  now Fox News has a problem with The Walking Dead. “Hate me all you want, or call me(…)

Beyond: Two Souls — The Blast Review

Beyond: Two Souls — The Blast Review 1

If David Cage is an artist, his medium is the dual shock controller. The much talked about game director and lead on games like Heavy Rain and Indigo Prophecy (read our interview with him from E3 here) uses Sony’s controller like no one else in the world. Combined with his emotional scripts Cage is able(…)

This is not a drill — Valve files trademark for Half Life 3

This is not a drill — Valve files trademark for Half Life 3 0

Oh man. This could be it, this could really be it. Please let this be it. Some sleuths at Neogaf have recently discovered that Valve has filed a trademark for Half Life 3 for use as “”video game software” on September 29. While it’s not anywhere near a confirmation, and we see game companies do(…)