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Kelly Packard (KBop a doo)

College student, longtime gamer, writer and junk food enthusiast. If you see me around the site or around the web, don't be afraid to say hello!
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SMITE's Celestial Voyage Patch Coming Soon With New Event

SMITE's Celestial Voyage patch will bring an event of the same name, a set of new star-themed skins, a visual update for one of the oldest gods and more. Are you ready to journey through the stars?

Posted 4 hours ago, 1 comment

Gears of War 4 One Shot, One Kill Double XP Event

As promised earlier this month, a special Gears of War 4 Versus event has gone today. Take to the Classic One Shot, One Kill playlist to earn double XP from March 24th to March 27th.

Posted 6 hours ago, 4 comments

Next Star Wars Battlefront and Need for Speed to Be Shown at June's EA Play

EA has revealed more details about their upcoming event EA Plays. As you may remember from a few months back, this is the pre-E3 event that EA has forgone their usual E3 Sunday briefing in order to host.

Posted 2 days ago, 20 comments

Paladins Party Up XP and Gold Weekend Event

Hi-Rez Studios' Paladins: Champions of the Realm, which just entered a closed-but-not-really-closed beta on consoles, is hosting a Party Up weekend event in the free-to-play shooter. Earn bonus gold and XP all weekend long.

Posted 2 days ago, 7 comments

Anew: The Distant Light Funded

Anew: The Distant Light is an upcoming indie game focused on platforming, combat, exploration, and visual storytelling. It has just reached its goal via Kickstarter and has been confirmed for the Xbox One and PS4.

Posted 3 days ago, 4 comments

Modern Warfare Remastered's Variety Map Pack Trailered

Modern Warfare Remastered's "Variety Map Pack," a re-release of Call of Duty 4's one and only map pack, has been trailered accompanying its Tuesday release on PS4.

Posted 3 days ago, 18 comments

Custom Gamer Pics, New Library Filters and More Arrive in Next Insider Update

Lately Microsoft is on a mission to improve the Xbox One's user interface, features set and online ecosystem. Insiders are about to receive another big update, this one bringing custom gamer pics and more.

Posted 5 days ago, 65 comments

SMITE's Birthday Week Offers Worshiper Boosts, Free Items and More

SMITE, still just a toddler, is celebrating its third birthday with a host of boosts, login bonuses, in-game sales and more. No matter what type of player you are, there should be something for everyone this week.

Posted 5 days ago, 9 comments

Dead Rising 4's Frank Rising Story DLC Dated

Have you ever wondered how the stars of zombie games can take munch after munch from the undead and never worry about joining their ranks? As it turns out, Frank West isn't completely immune to such a thing.

Posted 5 days ago, 15 comments

Kyub's Update to Launch This Week With Price Drop

Earlier this month, Ninja Egg announced an update for their ID@Xbox puzzler Kyub. According to the team, the update has now passed certification and will be going live the week of March 20th.

Posted 6 days ago, 7 comments

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Kitty Powers' Matchmaker Review

Dating sims. It's a relatively unexplored genre on consoles, but the PC and mobile markets are ripe with these titles. Now we've got Kitty Powers' Matchmaker. Is it fabulous, darling, or just going to break your heart?

Posted 7 days ago, 15 comments

Shift Happens Review

Enigmatic duos are always a hit in co-op puzzlers. You've got Atlas and P-Body. The Shiftlings. Ilo and Milo. Ibb and Obb. Now we have Bismo and Plom, stars of Klonk Games' puzzler Shift Happens.

Posted 12 days ago, 4 comments

Typoman: Revised Review

It's a simple battle that always seems to be ongoing in the video game universe and perhaps our own lives, that of good versus evil. In Typoman: Revised, you're a H-E-R-O trying to defeat E-V-I-L with the power of words.

Posted 1 month ago, 11 comments

I Am Bread Review

Can I go through this entire review without making a bread pun? Rye don't know if I crust myself to do that... okay, okay, I'll stop. Today I'm here to help you decide if the ID@Xbox game I Am Bread is worth your time.

Posted 1 month ago, 21 comments

Steel Rain X Review

Every shoot 'em up has its hook. In Polarity Flow's Steel Rain X, the gameplay revolves around its three different ship formations. While we're at it, let's toss in some progression and management mechanics.

Posted 2 months ago, 5 comments

Silence Review

The dictionary definition of silence is the "absence of any sound or noise." In Daedalic's Silence, it's the name of a fantasy world where everything and everyone are not as they seem.

Posted 3 months ago, 21 comments

Gas Guzzlers Extreme Review

The vehicular combat genre is seriously lacking in current times. Developer Gamepires is entering the ring with Gas Guzzlers Extreme, a port of a 2013 PC title. Let's see how they did with their first venture on the Xbox One.

Posted 4 months ago, 13 comments

Saturday Morning RPG Review

Since Saturday Morning RPG is a video game that is not shy about paying homage to the cheesiness and outrageousness of decades past, we're willing to accept, embrace and even love this cliche.

Posted 4 months ago, 14 comments

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Gears of War 4 Achievement List

Seriously? In the English language, it's an expression that we frequently use to double check if someone really meant what they said. In the gaming community it has taken on another meaning entirely.

Posted 5 months ago, 52 comments

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Achievement List

Although the Pac-Man series has seen three releases this year with Pac-Man 256, ARCADE GAME SERIES: Ms. Pac-Man and ARCADE GAME SERIES: Pac-Man, Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 is the first original release of 2016.

Posted 6 months ago, 14 comments

Carmageddon: Max Damage Achievement List

The storied Carmageddon franchise smashes its way back onto consoles this Friday, June 8th. We've got the achievement list at our finger tips, so let's go ahead and take a look.

Posted 8 months ago, 8 comments

Call of Duty: Consumer Warfare

“50,000 people used to live here. Now it’s a ghost town.” That’s the opening line to the iconic Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare trailer that blew everyone’s mind at E3 2007. “Our so called leaders prostituted us to the West..."

Posted 10 months ago, 180 comments

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