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Sep 30, 2015

WATCH: Story For Call of Duty Black Ops III Revealed

“We wanted a perfect future, and f*ck… we got it. I wanted to be a killing machine, and they made...

Sep 4, 2015

GIVEAWAY: Custom “Gears of War: Ultimate Edition” Xbox One Console

The only people who aren’t counting down the days until the release of Gears of War 4 are those unfortunate...

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Aug 4, 2015

Microsoft Gamescom 2015: Watch All Xbox Game Trailers Here

Microsoft will be the first major company to live stream their Gamescom conference, so make sure you don’t miss their...

Aug 4, 2015

Xbox Gamescom 2015: Microsoft Announcements, Games & Recap

Microsoft kicks off Gamescom 2015 in Cologne with the conference’s first big briefing. You’re welcome to watch the live stream...

Aug 4, 2015

Gamescom 2015 Live Stream: Microsoft Briefing

Microsoft will be the first major company to live stream their Gamescom conference, so make sure you don’t miss their...

Jun 16, 2015

E3 2015: Watch Top 40 Best Game Trailers Of The Show Here

There’s been a lot of fantastic content and announcements coming out of E3 2015, so make sure you skip the...

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Jun 15, 2015

Xbox E3 2015: All New Games & Trailers From Microsoft Event

Watch all new Xbox One game trailers and gameplay videos from 2015 E3 Microsoft briefing. The Xbox E3 2015 Briefing...

New Xbox One Elite Controller: Features, Photos & Price

Microsoft just announced what it’s calling the Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller, described by Xbox boss Phil Spencer as “an...

Jun 15, 2015

Xbox E3 2015: Microsoft Announcements, Recap & Highlights

The biggest week in the video game business kicks off this morning with Microsoft’s Xbox E3 2015 event. You can...

Jun 15, 2015

Evolve Ratings: Reviews From Top Critics & Websites

Upcoming shooter Evolve is being released to some serious hype. The asymmetrical multiplayer experience, developed by Turtle Rock Studios (Left...

Feb 9, 2015

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Oct 28, 2014

Win An Xbox One Special Edition “Sunset Overdrive” Bundle [GIVEAWAY]

Thanks to our friends at Xbox, we’re giving away a brand new Xbox One Sunset Overdrive Special Edition bundle (retailed...

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Jul 31, 2014

We Still Have Four XBox Ones That We’re Giving Away [ENTER]

We can’t think of a simpler way to give away four Xbox Ones than this really simple contest–unless you want...

Jul 11, 2014

Win An Xbox One–We’re Giving Away Four Of Them

Attention everyone who wants an Xbox One, but can’t be bothered to spend the money on one, we are officially...

Oct 25, 2013

The Advertising Campaign For Xbox One Has Begun [VIDEO]

If the first advertisement is anything to go by, Microsoft will be pulling out the big guns to market their...

Sep 3, 2013

Watch The NFL and ESPN On Xbox One

In order for the Xbox One to successfully become the most important device in your living room (or bedroom depending...

Aug 23, 2013

10 Reasons Why This Weekend Won’t Suck [8/23 – 8/25]

It's the second to last weekend of summer. Get outside, people.

Aug 20, 2013

Microsoft Announces Xbox One Release Titles [VIDEO]

Today Microsoft released the lineup of games that will be available when the Xbox One launches (around November 2013). While...

May 21, 2013

Microsoft Unveils the Newest Device That Will Suck Up All of Your Free Time: The Xbox One

All the endless speculation, rumors, guesses, conjectures and just plain wild stabs in the dark about the next generation of...

Apr 14, 2013

The Best Golf Video Games To Play Instead Of Watching The Masters [PHOTOS]

Watching Pro Golf on TV is for old people and young stroke victims...

Apr 8, 2013

The Next-Gen Console Wars Could Kick Off Next Month When Microsoft Unleashes Its New Xbox

Gamers will have to stock up on extra shelving now that a bunch of new consoles are coming to a...

Jan 11, 2013

Not A Newsflash: The Wii U Is Getting Its Ass Handed To It By The Xbox 360

Nintendo hasn’t had the easiest time competing with the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. That’s not really an eye...

Nov 6, 2012

Teabag Your Enemies In Halo 4 Via Clone [VIDEO]

Halo 4 hits shelves today, starting a brand new trilogy for the Master Chief. While bashing on noobs over the...

Nov 5, 2012

Check Out Death, Destruction, and Killer Dragons In The New Skyrim ‘Dragonborn’ DLC Trailer

I don't really play Skyrim, but if any game gives me the ability to be a major BOSS riding around on a dragon and slaughtering people with fire breath, count me in. There's a How To Train Your Dragon joke to be made here, but I'll let it pass. Dragonborn is out December 4 for 1600 Microsoft Points ($20) via Xbox Live...

Oct 1, 2012

After Seven Long Years, Porn Will Finally Be On The Xbox (Not By Microsoft’s Choice, Though)

It’s finally happened: porn will be readily available over Xbox Live. While it took over seven years (since the Xbox...

Sep 18, 2012

How To Make A Portable Xbox 360 Like A Boss [PHOTOS]

Earlier on in the month, we showed all you DIY-ers how to make your living room into a pretty pimp...

Aug 24, 2012

Psycho Girlfriend Breaks Man’s Xbox, Hopefully Has Heart Broken [VIDEO]

If you ever feel like your girlfriend or significant other is somewhat crazy, watch this video of someone’s (hopefully ex)...

Aug 3, 2012

Why Gaming Console Rumors Used To Be So Much Better [VIDEO]

I could honestly swear that videogames are getting worse and worse as the companies that make them try to squeeze...

Jun 9, 2012

These Gamers Are Absolute Animals [32 PHOTOS]

What could be better than sitting down with your friends to play some video games? Having your pets play them,...

Jun 8, 2012

11 Craziest Video Game Cartridges Ever

When you were a kid, you probably thought blowing on a video game cartridge was some sort of weird sexual...

May 28, 2012

7 Video Games You Overplayed In College

[Note: David Elmaleh is a new regular COED contributor. He’s also a comedian and you should check out more of...

May 6, 2012

Survive the Viral Outbreak in “PROTOTYPE 2”

Back in 2009 when the original Prototype game was released, fans were wowed with the innovative styles and features to...

Mar 27, 2012

Tigers Woods PGA TOUR 13 [REVIEW]

Today marks the return of the world’s #1 selling golf video game franchise and this time it’s jam packed with...

Jan 20, 2012

Win A Free Download of <em>NBA 2K12: Legends Showcase</em> DLC

This past summer COED previewed what looked to be the biggest sports game of the year in NBA 2K12. Needless...

Jan 2, 2012

Did Skyrim Teach Grandma To Cuss Like a Sailor [VIDEO]?

Watching this kid's grandma play The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim is like watching a bunch of my high friends play - only the drugs she's on are prescription... and I don't have female friends. Who taught her hold the controller that way? Arthritis? You gotta keep your middle fingers on the trigger so that your index fingers can be free to sit on the bumpers. Kids, it's also important to note the long-term effects that Mountain Dew can have on your teeth.

Nov 10, 2011

Enter Our <em>Immortals</em> Giveaway To Win an Xbox 360 & UFC Personal Trainer!

Haven't had a chance to win one of our videogame giveaways lately? The good news is that we've got yet a pretty epic one lined up for you. And no, there's no bad news. Courtesy of Immortals (opening in theaters on 11•11•11), we're giving away an Xbox 360 system and a copy of UFC Personal Trainer. The UFC Personal Trainer is to help you get cut abs like Henry Cavill; the Xbox 360 is to... well, it's a free Xbox 360. That should be enough. Check out entry details and the HD trailer for Immortals after the jump.

Oct 13, 2011

Join the Mutant War with X-Men Destiny [REVIEW]

Not too long ago COED received an invite to check out a preview of the new X-Men Destiny game. Being a huge comic book nerd, I jumped at the chance to go check out the game and the next direction X-Men video games were headed. Unlike previous X-Men games, you don't play as the classic X-Men characters. I know, I know, that sounds like it is a horrible idea. Why would you want a game where you don't get the chance to slice up bad guys with Wolverine or melt face with Cyclops? I'll tell you why and a lot more in the review after the jump!

Oct 1, 2011

The Evolution of the Video Game Controller

Since the collective world's mind was blown with the release of the Atari 2600 in 1977, video game controllers have seen quite the evolution. There have been good controllers, bad controllers, and some f*cking terrible controllers. Whose brilliant idea was it to put 12+ buttons on one controller? Who is responsible for the controller that we know today? These questions and more are answered in our anthology of video game controllers after the jump!

Jul 15, 2011

7 Video Games For Your Non-gamer Girlfriend

It can be difficult for a gamer to date a girl who has zero interest in video games. Seen from the outside, video games are a silly way of killing time that some people take way too seriously, the same way you might feel about scrapbooking, cats, or jogging. So, when she hits you with the inevitable “I don’t get it” it’s natural to try and persuade her by getting her to play with you. Here are some suggested titles to keep your significant other from rage-quitting your foray into the world of gaming. Check out our list after the jump.

Apr 21, 2011

Rev Up Your Lancers With The “Gears Of War 3” Beta [VIDEO GAMES]

Fanboys of the Gears of War franchise were left utterly heartbroken when Epic Games dropped the buzzkill bomb and announced that the highly anticipated Gears of War 3 would not be released on April 13th as originally intended, having been delayed until September 20th. But not wanting to leave their fans out in the bitter cold, the developers have released a free multiplayer beta currently running on Xbox Live - from April 18th through May 15th, mind you - to sate their appetites for carnage! Read on to learn how you can get your hands on this beta, as well as what's in store!

Mar 28, 2011

We Ain’t Afraid of No Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime [VIDEO GAMES]

t's been nearly two years since the release of the highly acclaimed, fan-favorite Ghosbusters: The Video Game, which helped to temporarily sate the fans' hunger for a third Ghostbusters movie. Heeding the call, Atari - the publishers of the 2009 smash hit - announced back in December that the Ghostbusters would be making their triumphant return to video games in the downloadable follow-up title Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime being released in late March. At last, the wait is over, but Sanctum of Slime is a complete departure from its predecessor in terms of gameplay and the overall story. See our full preview after the jump!

Mar 23, 2011

5 Indie Video Games To Check Out On Xbox Live

The Indie Games section on XBOX Live is similar to the Wild West, it's home to the good, the bad and the downright weird. On a semi-regular basis, I'll choose five indie games at random and give a short, but thorough review for each; remember, I'm not going to sort through all the games just to find five good ones. My selections are either new, popular, or ones which just happen to catch my eye. Every title has a free trial and, should you find something you really like, it costs next to nothing to purchase the full game. Check out our full review after the jump!

Mar 18, 2011

The Dark Knight Enters Hell In “Batman: Arkham City”

Recently resurrected from the grave in the comics, Bruce Wayne is also making his triumphant return to video games this October in Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham City, the sequel to 2009’s critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham Asylum. Based on trailers and information released so far, this title is one of the most highly anticipated games of 2011 and could be the game of the year. See our full preview along screengrabs and the trailer after the jump!

Mar 7, 2011

Bulletstorm Game Review + Vote For Your College To Win A Free Snoop Dogg Concert!

When I first saw the trailer for Bulletstorm, it seemed almost comically generic, yet another over-the-top gore-fest FPS set in...

Dec 12, 2010

Shaun White Skateboarding [VIDEO GAME REVIEW]

Pegged as one of the most exciting skating games in ages, Shaun White Skateboarding has finally been released. In collaboration with the "Flying Tomato" himself, Ubisoft has polished and released the second board sport game to be name after Shaun. While he's best know for what he does on the pipe made of snow, Shaun is a skate vert XGames & Dew Tour champ and has been skateboarding for just as long as he's been snowboarding.

Nov 25, 2010

Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare

You’ve already spent days, weeks, and possibly months playing through the various missions, side quests, and challenges which packed Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption. The worst part is; you’re still thirsty for more. Thankfully, the ever popular game developers are delivering in spades with one of the hottest and most content filled downloadable expansion packs in recent memory, Undead Nightmare. Combining the stellar gameplay and addictive stories of the original with a cheeky, bloody, zombie loaded twist, this will have gamers around the world coming back for more.

Nov 22, 2010

James Bond 007: Blood Stone [VIDEO GAME REVIEW]

Bond is back! This time with a brand new original story written by Bruce Feurstein, the same guy who brought you such master pieces as GoldenEye and Tomorrow Never Dies. Add voice acting from true 007 stars Daniel Craig and Judy Dench, and Blood Stone feel more like a movie than a video game.

Nov 16, 2010

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood [VIDEO GAME PREVIEW]

We've already stabbed, shot, dismembered, impaled, poisoned, and bludgeoned hundreds of baddies in Assassin's Creed and Assassin's Creed 2. In Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (out today, 11/16, on all major consoles), everything that made your stab-happy heart go aflutter in prior AC games gets turned up a notch, and Ubisoft has a few spring-loaded tricks up its sleeve, so watch your back.

Nov 11, 2010

Fallout: New Vegas [VIDEO GAME REVIEW]

The tremendously popular RPG franchise; Fallout has a new and incredibly awesome chapter - Fallout: New Vegas. The follow up to Fallout 3 posted record sales at launch with five million units shipped! So, what's everyone so excited about? Join us as we take a look.

Nov 8, 2010

DJ Hero 2 [VIDEO GAME REVIEW]

It's baaaaaaaaack! In collaboration with world renowned DJ's such as Tiesto, DJ Qbert, Deadmau5, and David Guetta. DJ Hero 2 is here, and we're happy to report it's better than ever. This time with more than 100 songs mixed into 80 fresh tracks for your listening, cross-fading, and scratchin' pleasure. Reeeeguuulaaatoooors... Mount up!

Nov 4, 2010

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock [VIDEO GAME REVIEW]

The good folks over at Activision are at it again with their latest installment to the Guitar Hero franchise. Guitar...

Nov 3, 2010

EA Sports MMA [VIDEO GAME REVIEW]

Have you ever wanted to smash someones face in, break an arm, or choke someone out? To the guy who...

Nov 2, 2010

Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2 [VIDEO GAME REVIEW]

Your chance to become a member of an ultra-secret jet fighter squadron is now at your finger tips, literally! Taking off and landing on aircraft carriers, mid-air refueling, and bombing the bu-jesus out of your enemies in unmanned aerial vehicles are common place when you are a member of H.A.W.X. Tom Clany's H.A.W.X. 2 is now available from Ubisoft on Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo Wii.

Nov 1, 2010

James Bond 007 Blood Stone [VIDEO GAME PREVIEW]

Keep you girlfriends close and your gun closer. James Bond is heading to town and he's bringing a world of hurt and heartbreak with him. Bond's new adventure, 007 Blood Stone hits shelves November 2 for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo DS, and PC and from what I'm seeing being Bond in a video game has never been closer to the real thing.

Oct 24, 2010

Shaun White Skateboarding [VIDEO GAME PREVIEW]

Straight off his third Dew Tour Championship skate vert win just a few days ago, Shaun White and Ubisoft games are prepping to release "Shaun White Skateboarding" October 28th for the all major gaming consoles. The games promises you the ability to create incredible skate lines using city structures, stretch and twist handrails to dizzying heights, empty fountains to create bowls, make alleys into epic quarter pipes and much more!

Oct 14, 2010

NBA Jam is Back! Boomshakalaka!

EA Sport’s 2010 revival of the 1993, 2-on-2 basketball arcade is a ON FIRE! Released October 5th for the Nintendo...

Oct 13, 2010

A Pictorial History of Video Game Controllers

Game control design has not always been a simple matter of evolution down the years - more a case of thrashing about blindly and hoping something works. Or copying whatever Nintendo does. Let's now take a look back at the (strange and often slightly inbred) history of video game controllers.

Oct 12, 2010

Medal of Honor: On Point or Dishonorable?

Dogged by development issues and mired in controversy, EA's reboot of its once illustrious Medal of Honor franchise is looking to take on Call of Duty and Halo, the twin titans of online shooters, in this Fall's gaming charts. Can it possibly hope to succeed?

Aug 23, 2010

Monday Night Combat: Let’s Get Ready to Rumble (For a Few Months)

When, o' when, will that future finally arrive? You know, the one where humans fight each other to the death for cash and prizes in game shows televised across the globe? "Monday Night Combat" is the latest in the "soon we'll all be killing each other for fun and profit" canon, and it's a fairly simple recipe: Take a healthy portion of "Team Fortess 2," add a dose of any turret defense game, a splash of "SmashTV" and you have Xbox Live's latest entry in its "Summer of Arcade" series. (And am I the only one who finds the phrase "Summer of Arcade" to be incredibly grammatically annoying?)

Aug 19, 2010

The 5 Discontinued Things We Want Back

Companies sure can be tricky. It seems they're constantly coming up with new products, shoving them in our face with aggressive advertising, and then discontinuing them just as we start to like them. You just know it's only days before the KFC Double Down becomes a relic of the past. Here are the top five items that we want back NOW!

Aug 5, 2010

5 Video Games That Need to be Made

You've finished all of the Call of Duty campaigns. You're packing each and every one of the 8 billion weapons in Borderlands. Every trophy race of Mario Kart is decorated with double stars. If you hear another five seconds of "Through the Fire and Flames," your fingers will experience a very painful spontaneous combustion. Ever find yourself in this position, game-less and yearning because you're just so skilled? Here's a list of awesome video games they SHOULD make.

Aug 1, 2010

Top 5 Video Games for August

The summer blockbusters just keep on rolling, as mega developers such as EA and Konami are poised to drop another wave of addictive releases into gamers' open arms. Madden '11 is at the head of the pack, but the anticipated sequel to Mafia, and a new version of Metroid for the Wii are no slouch either. Cash in a savings bond, because it's time to go shopping again.

Jul 17, 2010

Blast from the Past: N64′s Perfect Dark

Seeing Perfect Dark, a remake of the classic first-person shooter Perfect Dark for the Nintendo 64, on Xbox Live Arcade ("XBLA") brought back memories. The original Perfect Dark 64 came out in 2000 and I remember it like was yesterday: I was a freshman in high school, Diddy was still called Puff Daddy, and my friends and I spent our entire spring break playing Perfect Dark split-screen multi-player.

Jul 16, 2010

Blacklight: Tango Down – Cheap Friggin’ Fun

"Blacklight: Tango Down" is a new multiplayer frag-fest. While it's certainly not a reinvention of the genre, it is a solid and fun experience. The story involves a group of high-tech soldiers called Blacklight and a group of high-tech terrorists called The Order. They don’t like each other for some reason. Whatever. “Blacklight” is basically "Call of Duty" in a sci-fi, future-y, dystopian setting.

Jul 10, 2010

10 Halo Screen Shots That Will Make You Say Huh?

Love it or hate it, Halo wins the trophy for best screen shots. Hands down (and not in the inappropriate way suggested by some of the following images. Promise). Want proof?

Jul 4, 2010

5 Video Games Your Girlfriend Wants to Play

Rare is the bond between boy and girl; even rarer, between boy, girl, and video game. Believe it or not it can exist. Girls actually DO play video games and DO enjoy them. The secret is choosing games that actually appeal to her. Unlike you, she doesn't get her testosterone fill on murdering people all day.

Jun 26, 2010

Life in the Fast Lane: Blur

The best way I can describe Blur, a new online racing game for high-definition consoles, is Need for Speed meets Mario Kart meets Call of Duty 4. Let me explain.

Jun 26, 2010

10 Video Games That You Can’t Quit

How many times have you been playing a game without realizing you’ve clocked in 6,7,8 hours playing? Before you know it, the entire weekend is over and you've managed to spend it all sitting in the same spot on the couch. Here's our definitive list of the most addictive video games in the entire world. They're the only thing, besides your daily dose of crack, that keep you coming back for more, more, more!

Jun 10, 2010

DJ Hero 2 Will Change Your Mind About Music Games

This fall, DJ Hero 2 will be released on all three major consoles featuring a wealth of game play improvements. Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Rihanna, and The Chemical Brothers are just a few of the big names on the tracklist. Better yet, a microphone will be included to allow players to sing or rap along, RockBand style. Activision is calling this release "the ultimate party in a box," and they're right.

Jun 2, 2010

Five Must Have Video Games for June 2010

Ah, June! The birds are chirping, the sun’s shining, and where are you? Firmly parked in your favorite chair in front of the radiant flat screen television, settling in for a nice session with the latest action, adventure, or sports title. With another onslaught of new releases including Tiger Woods Golf 2011, Green Day Rockband, Sniper, and others, it’s going to be another busy month for PS3, XBox 360, and Wii fans.

May 12, 2010

Make Friends by Shooting Them in the Face

Pity poor Master Chief, the hero of the Halo games. While M.C. is truly a one-man army, saving the universe many times over, we can’t help but think that, deep down, all he really wants is a friend. Or a puppy. And even worse for the big guy, he’s not even in Halo: Reach, the hotly anticipated Xbox 360 game which is shaping up to be THE title of the year and features Master Chief sitting on the sidelines for the first time.

May 8, 2010

5 Must Have Video Games For May 2010

Whether you’re an avid follower or just a casual player, this spring is chock full of new releases for all different tastes. Some people find themselves drawn in like a moth to a flame, spending afternoons locked in their room attempting to conquer the latest role playing title, while others only turn on their XBox after drunkenly stumbling in at 2 A.M., looking for something to keep their mind occupied until they pass out on the couch.

Apr 21, 2010

5 Rules for Online Gaming

Solo games are great, but it's also a lot like hitting a tennis ball against a garage door. Eventually, you gotta get out there and mix it up with real people. But when you try playing online, you find yourself quickly getting your ass kicked by a bunch of lunatic teens. I understand. I used to be just like you. But, I promise, there’s a whole fun world of online gaming out there, and I’m going to help you find it.

Apr 2, 2010

97 Nerdcore Knockouts

What's the old saying? Behind every gorgeous girl is an inner geek just dying to take off her stilettos and throw on the Princess Leia lingerie. The women of Nerdcore not only embrace their inner nerdiness, they celebrate it.

Mar 15, 2010

10 Things Women Secretly Love About Men

We know, we know. We complain a lot about everything you do. From the way you clip your toenails on...

Mar 3, 2010

The Five Types of People Who Play First Person Shooter Video Games

For those who don’t know, FPS stands for “First Person Shooter” and for those who do know, then you need...

Mar 1, 2010

Vandal Hearts: Flames Of Judgment

Currently available for download via Xbox live marketplace and PSN, Vandal Hearts is a strategic RPG arcade game, where you control a team of 6 characters, each with specific skills, as they try to stop bad things happening.