All Articles by Paul Acevedo

Steam Spotlight: Dragon Quest Heroes II is a brilliant action-RPG take on Dragon Quest

Square-Enix's Dragon Quest is a long-running series of Japanese RPGs. Dragon Quest Heroes II takes its predecessor's combat and beefs up the role-playing elements, resulting in a stellar action-RPG and one of the best Dragon Quest games of all-time.

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Watch and win as we livestream co-op cooking game Overcooked tonight on Beam [Ended]

Tonight on Beam, we played Overcooked, the amazing local co-op cooking game from Team17. Read on for detailed impressions and contest winners.

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NBA Playgrounds for Xbox One review: A basketball game that fails to rival NBA Jam

Given the lack of new NBA Jam games lately, a new arcade-style basketball game should be cause for celebration. NBA Playgrounds hopes to take up that mantle, providing arcade thrills and goofy players. But the game unfortunately misses its mark.

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Butcher for Xbox One review: This time the remorseless killing machine is you

Ever wanted to be the bad guy? In Butcher for Xbox One, you play as a cyborg sent to wipe out humanity. This run-and-gun shooter features retro graphics and lots of ways to kill victims. But does it have anything going for it other than shock value?

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Everything you need to know about Injustice 2 for Xbox One

Injustice 2, Warner Bros' big DC Universe fighting game, is due out for consoles next week. We recently got a chance to play the Xbox One version of the game, and we put together a detailed preview.

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Steam Spotlight: Bullet Soul is a fun, fair shoot 'em up for Windows and Xbox

Bullet Soul is a vertically-scrolling shoot 'em up (shmup) featuring four playable modes, four characters, and 2-player local co-op. This is one sweet shmup for PC players, and the Xbox 360 version is also playable on Xbox One.

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Watch and win as we livestream competitive action-RPG Crawl tonight on Beam [Ended]

Tonight on Beam, we played Crawl, the innovative multiplayer action-RPG from Powerhoof. Read on for quick impressions and contest winners!

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We're headed to the Destiny 2 gameplay premiere on May 18!

Bungie announced the gameplay premiere of Destiny 2 on May 18, and it will be your first chance to see Destiny 2 in action. That's exciting enough, but there's more: Windows Central will be on the scene, covering the event firsthand!

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Yes, you should be able to play as women in Call of Duty: WWII

When Call of Duty: WWII arrives later this year, it will feature a historical setting. Despite the increased focus on historical accuracy, the game will have playable female characters in multiplayer. And that's a good thing. Here's why.

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Win a Star Trek: TNG Blu-ray set as we livestream Star Trek Online tonight on Beam [Ended]

Tonight on Beam, we played Star Trek Online: Reckoning, the latest free expansion to the official Star Trek MMO from Perfect World Entertainment. Read on for quick impressions and contest winners.

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Steam Spotlight: Toukiden 2 is a Monster Hunter-style action-RPG with both story and co-op

Koei Tecmo's Toukiden 2 is a Monster Hunter-style game focused on a war between humans and mythological creatures. Although sadly unavailable on Xbox, Toukiden 2 is still a compelling Steam offering with a full story mode and tight co-op gameplay.

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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III for PC review: Space marine strategic warfare is back with a vengeance

Warhammer 40,000 has seen many video games, but none more popular than the Dawn of War RTS series. Eight years after the last game, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III finally arrived on Steam, bringing traditional strategy and a few fancy new moves.

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Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap for Xbox One review – A remake that traps you with beauty

Wonder Boy was a proud platforming series in the 1980s, but it has since been largely forgotten. That all changes with Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap, a classic Metroidvania-style game remade with brand-new art and music that delight the senses.

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Watch and win an exclusive unicorn mount during our Neverwinter livestream tonight on Beam [Ended]

Tonight on Beam, we played Neverwinter: The Cloaked Ascendancy, the latest expansion of the free Dungeons & Dragons MMO from Perfect World. Read on for quick impressions of the new expansion, contest winners, and the full video replay.

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Steam spotlight: Heavy Metal Machines' exhilaratingly chaotic gameplay previewed (Giveaway!)

Heavy Metal Machines is a free-to-play top-down car combat game. Players select from gnarly road machines and then enter an arena for a team-based carpocalypse. Read on for detailed impressions and your chance to win a valuable booster pack!

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Voodoo Vince Remastered review: A classic 3D platformer gets Xbox Play Anywhere support

It's a great month for 3D platformers on Xbox. First came Yooka-Laylee, and now the original Xbox classic Voodoo Vince is back as an Xbox Play Anywhere title. The game is a charming platformer that you seriously don't want to miss.

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Crawl for Xbox One review: Thwart your friends in this action-RPG party game

Crawl is an action-RPG with innovative multiplayer features. One player is an adventurer; the others control the bad guys. Killing the adventurer lets you take his place.This multiplayer competition adds a frantic, hilarious dynamic to the adventure.

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QuickShot grips make your Xbox One controller 'elite'

The Elite Wireless Controller for Xbox One is the best controller you can buy, but it's expensive. What if you could bring Elite features to a regular controller? Say hello to the QuickShot Controller Grips from Bionik.

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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series for Xbox One review

Marvel games have been few and far between on consoles ever since SEGA lost the Marvel license. Thankfully, Telltale's Guardians of the Galaxy delivers an awesome mix of characters, story, and action that fans of the movies and comics will love.

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Watch and win as we livestream Dark Arcana: The Carnival on Beam [Ended]

Tonight on Beam, we playedg Dark Arcana: The Carnival, a hidden object adventure game from Artifex Mundi. In Dark Arcana, you must solve a supernatural mystery at a carnival. Read on for quick impressions, contest winners, and the full video replay.

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