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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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So close, yet so far: Alien Isolation review

So close, yet so far: Alien Isolation review 0

  If last year’s Alien’s Colonial Marines succeeded in anything, it was in making one of Hollywood’s most menacing monsters into little more than a joke.  The best that once gave kids the world over nightmares was reduced to little more than cannon fodder; oh, and it danced. It seemed like it would be the(…)

WWE 2K15 gets a season pass, you get Paige

WWE 2K15 gets a season pass, you get Paige 1

In news that you already knew, WWE 2K15 is getting a season pass, but hey — at least you’ll get exclusive access to WWE Diva Paige when the game launches next month. Though exact content, pricing and release dates haven’t been announced yet, 2K did confirm that the DLC will focus on the 2K showcase(…)

Evolve’s Big Alpha begins Halloween weekend, here’s how you can get in

Evolve’s Big Alpha begins Halloween weekend, here’s how you can get in 0

Evolve’s “Big Alpha”, will run from October 30- November 2, Turtle Rock Studios announced today. Xbox One owners will get to try their luck at slaying the Goliath before anyone else, as access on their console is exclusive for 24 hours, with other platforms opening up on the 31. Xbox One users will also have(…)

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor — The Blast review

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor — The Blast review 0

Otha the Immovable. I’d hunted the bastard for days. Following his every move, interrogating his henchmen. I learned his fears and his weakness. There would be no more charging into battle; I learned my lesson at the wrong end of his sword too much to make that mistake again. Once one of his henchmen squealed(…)

So let’s talk about Destiny…

So let’s talk about Destiny… 0

Before you read this you should know that this is not a Destiny review; at least not in the sense you’d expect. Understand that I’m not even claiming to have come close to finishing what Destiny has to offer — and be wary of anyone who has. Instead, this is more of a commentary of(…)

Review – Oddworld: New n’ Tasty

Review – Oddworld: New n’ Tasty 0

More than just a re-release, Oddworld: New ’n Tasty is a complete reimagining of the original Abe’s Odyssey and the result is the absolute best version of the game to date. Long time fans of the series will appreciate the love given to the aging formula while those new to Oddworld get the game we imagined we would so long ago. Some of the controls have been changed, and not for the better but don’t let that stop you — those new to the series and those who have experienced the game before should check out this love letter to the Oddworld series.

Come watch the Batman V Superman teaser before its taken down

Come watch the Batman V Superman teaser before its taken down 0

If you would have asked me a week ago, I would have told you that due to Man of Steel, I wasn’t very excited for the upcoming Batman V Superman movie but come on, what nerd can resist this? The thought of Batman, and a Batman who is more or less ripped from the pages(…)

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(…)