All Articles by Paul Acevedo

Steam Spotlight: Blossom Tales gloriously mixes Zelda and Princess Bride

Blossom Tales is an action-RPG with lots of heart. Playing as a female knight, gamers will embark on a journey to rescue the sleeping king. With the look and feel of a classic Zelda and clever Princess Bride-style storytelling, it's a delight.

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First impressions of Call of Duty: WWII — A harrowing and gritty shooter

Call of Duty: WWII promises to return the series to its historical roots when it arrives on Xbox One and PC later this year. At E3, we got a behind-closed-doors first look at Call of Duty: WWII's explosive campaign. Here are all the gritty details!

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Hands-on with Star Wars Battlefront II's new Galactic Assault multiplayer mode

Star Wars Battlefront II is coming to Xbox One and PC this November. At E3, we played a pre-alpha build of the PC version's Galactic Assault multiplayer mode, and it already looks and plays great.

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Tekken 7 for Xbox One review: A colorful, fluid and fun fighting game

Six years after Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Tekken 7 has finally arrived on Xbox One and Steam. Bandai Namco's latest 3D fighting game touts new characters, customization options, online features, and a robust story mode. And it was it worth the wait.

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Victor Vran: Overkill Edition for Xbox One review – A co-op action-RPG that rocks

Xbox One has several Diablo-style games. But until now, none could top Diablo III. Victor Vran might just so that, with sharp combat, platforming, a streamlined loot system, and a wry sense of humor. The Overkill Edition includes two DLC expansions.

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Injustice 2 Multiverse guide: How to win big and earn the best rewards

Injustice 2 features an exciting new single-player Multiverse mode that offers limitless challenges and rewards. This guide explains all the basics you'll need to know and offers tips to make winning events and earning rewards easier.

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Steam Spotlight: Spacecats with Lasers takes the fight between cats and rats into space

Twin-stick shooters are a dime a dozen nowadays, especially the arena-based variety. Spacecats with Lasers for Windows dares to be different by featuring a cat who flies around in space battling evil rats. For three bucks, it’s a silly good time.

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Watch and win as we livestream cyberpunk shooter Neon Chrome tonight on Mixer! [Ended]

Tonight on Mixer, we played Neon Chrome, the fantastic cyberpunk twin-stick shooter from 10tons for Xbox One, PlayStation, and PC. Read on for quick impressions, contest winners, and the full video replay.

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Spellspire for Xbox One review: A challenging word game with a tower to climb and monsters to battle

Word games aren't common on Xbox One, making the release of Spellspire all the more special. You play as a wizard and climb a 100-floor tower, battling enemies by spelling words and stopping to buy upgrades along the way.

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Injustice 2 Xbox One Achievement List and Guide

Injustice 2 is a massive fighting game, with 28+ iconic characters and plenty of modes to keep players busy. It also features 62 Achievements/Trophies to unlock. This Achievement Guide offers tips and strategies for all of them.

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Watch and win as we livestream Castle Crashers Remastered tonight on Mixer! [Ended]

Tonight on Mixer, we played Castle Crashers Remastered, the famed co-op beat 'em up action-RPG from The Behemoth. Read on for quick impressions and contest winners.

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Hands-on with Call of Duty: Black Ops III 'Zombies Chronicles' for Xbox One

Call of Duty: WWII is months away, but that doesn't mean COD gamers don't have content to anticipate. The "Zombie Chronicles" DLC is coming soon, bringing eight remastered Zombies maps to Xbox One. We played two of those maps for this preview.

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Injustice 2 character guide: Tips for playing as Darkseid, the first DLC character

Darkseid is the first premium character in Injustice 2, the big DC fighting game from WB. The Lord of Apokolips packs a massive punch, with eye lasers, a teleport, a headstomp, and more. Learn his moves and background details in this handy guide.

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We played Destiny 2 on PC — here's what we learned

Last week, Activision revealed Destiny 2 to the world. We played the PC version at the premiere and interviewed the PC development lead. Here's everything we learned so far.

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Steam Spotlight: Faeria blends collectible card battles and strategy so very well

Faeria is a free to play card game that mixes traditional collectible card game elements with an actual playing field that players build before pitting their monsters against each other. Few card games are as strategic or fun as this one.

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Watch and win as we livestream Lost Grimoires: Stolen Kingdom tonight on Beam [Ended]

Tonight on Beam, we played Lost Grimoires, the latest hidden object puzzle game from Artifex Mundi. Read on for quick impressions and contest winners.

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Hands-on with Destiny 2's new Strike and Countdown multiplayer modes

Activision recently showed off Destiny 2 multiplayer content, including 'The Inverted Spire,' a co-op Strike for three players. We played that and the new PvP mode Countdown at the event, and one of them really plays to Destiny 2's strengths.

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Destiny 2 hands-on: Full rundown of 'Homecoming,' the first story mission

Activision revealed the first in-game footage of Destiny 2, the sequel to Bungie's popular first-person shooter. We played the first mission, called "Homecoming" to bring you these detailed impressions. (Hint: It's AWESOME.)

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Injustice 2 for Xbox One review: DC heroes and villains fight it out in the multiverse

Injustice 2 brings together more than 20 iconic DC characters in a battle for the fate of the world. With an exciting story mode, Multiverse mode, deep gear system, and smooth online play, fighting game and comic fans alike will love this game.

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Elliot Quest for Xbox One review: Explore a mysterious land in this Zelda II-style platformer

Retro platformers are common nowadays, but Elliot Quest draws inspiration from a most unusual game: Zelda II. With an old-school sense of adventure and mystery, it could almost be a great platformer ... if it wasn't so unfriendly to players.

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