Throwback Thursday: Win For Honor Gold Edition on XB1, PS4 or Uplay!

As tax season heats up for yours truly, jumping online and lopping off a few virtual heads is a great way to blow off some steam. And what better way to facilitate my victory than getting some fresh meat online, so this week we’re teaming up with Ubisoft to give you a chance to win a copy of For Honor Gold Edition, which includes both the full game and the Season Pass!

HOW TO ENTER
To enter, simply let us know which class you’re most looking forward to playing as (Samurai, Viking or Knight) is in the comments section below. Please include your platform of choice (XB1, PS4 or Uplay) along with your @Twitter handle.

Sample Comment
Viking
@ErikTheGreen
PS4

THE FINE PRINT
Winners will be selected on Monday, March 20th. All entries must be submitted by 8 PM EST/5 PM PST on Monday. Please note that although anyone can enter you must be following me on Twitter to win.

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Throwback Thursday: Win Dragon Ball Z Xenoverse 2 on XB1, PS4 or Steam!

dbzx2It’s a busy time of year, but we’re still digging in the proverbial crates this week and offering up the chance to win Bandai-Namco’s 2016 release, Dragon Ball Z Xenoverse 2 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or Steam!

HOW TO ENTER
The Nintendo Switch is almost here, so to enter, simply let us know if you’re excited about the Switch’s release is in the comments section below. Please include your platform of choice (XB1, PS4 or Steam) along with your @Twitter handle as well.

Sample Comment
Super excited!
@NintendoRulezYOLO
Steam

THE FINE PRINT
Winners will be selected on Thursday, March 2nd. All entries must be submitted by 8 PM EST/5 PM PST on Thursday. Please note that although anyone can enter you must be following me on Twitter to win.

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Throwback Thursday: Win I Am Setsuna on PS4!

setsunaOne of my favorite games of 2016 was Square-Enix’s old-school JRPG I Am Setsuna, and this week we’re partying up with those Lvl 72 Summoners over at Square-Enix to give you the chance to experience it for yourself on PS4!

HOW TO ENTER
To enter, simply let us know what your favorite RPG is in the comments section below. Please include your @Twitter handle as well.

THE FINE PRINT
Winners will be selected on Thursday, February 23rd. All entries must be submitted by 4 PM EST/1 PM PST on Thursday. Please note that although anyone can enter you must be following me on Twitter to win.

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Throwback Thursday: Win The Walking Dead — A New Frontier Season Pass on XB1, PS4 or Steam!

twdanfWith Season 7 of AMC’s The Walking Dead returning this Sunday and Episode 3 of the game series coming next month it seemed like a good time to offer everyone a chance to win a Season Pass for TellTale’s The Walking Dead – A New Frontier on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or Steam!

HOW TO ENTER
To enter, simply let us know who is your favorite Walking Dead character that has been killed is in the comments section below. Please include your platform of choice (XB1, PS4 or Steam) along with your @Twitter handle as well.

Sample Comment
T-Dog
@AnyoneButDale
PS4

THE FINE PRINT
Winners will be selected on Thursday, February 16th. All entries must be submitted by 4 PM EST/1 PM PST on Thursday. Please note that although anyone can enter you must be following me on Twitter to win.

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DLC Review: Rogue One (Star Wars Pinball)

There's just not much going on in Rogue One pinball.

There’s just not much going on in Rogue One pinball.

By: Mike Chen

Star Wars: Rogue One was the biggest film of 2016 and in many ways, the Star Wars film some fans always wanted to see. Tie-in pinball tables can only go so far in terms of representing a license, but Zen Pinball’s Rogue One table doesn’t do much with its source material, and instead feels like a generic Star Wars table without much to do.

The table’s general aesthetic is based around the film’s climatic battle of Skariff, but unlike that chaotic beach battle, there’s surprisingly little going on. Zen tables usually have a secondary platform or space, along with a dense number of theme-specific secondary activities.

Here, Rogue One has two primary ramps and then a bumper area, and that’s primarily it. The extra flippers don’t do much, and other than the occasional “hit the target” mini-game, there’s not a lot of variety.

Astute Star Wars fans will also notice that the music is taken all from the original film rather than Rogue One, which also lends itself to a sense of quick and generic design.

Voice actors are similarly generic, though the only one who comes close to the film’s characters is the man who mimics K2SO (AKA the snarky droid). Otherwise, the bland script and lifeless delivery could have been pulled from any action film.

OVERALL (2.5/5)

Rogue One is one of Zen‘s weaker efforts, both in terms of physical design and use of licensed assets. Try the other Star Wars tables, you’ll get more mileage out of those.

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