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First Peek at Rise of the Tomb Raider’s CombatFor whatever...

First Peek at Rise of the Tomb Raider’s Combat

For whatever reason, tomb raiding has always come with a certain precariousness, and I don’t mean falling stalactites and booby trapped crypts. I mean burly men with flamethrowers. Like Frappy Happy Hour seems to draw in every short tempered housewife in the nearby cul-de-sac, tombs serve as a beacon for rifle swinging goons.

Luckily, Ms. Croft has honed her skills since her first outing, becoming something akin to a guerrilla fighter. A one woman army in a halter top.

Check out the game’s combat hereabouts. Rise of the Tomb Raider releases November 10th for Xbox One and Xbox 360. PC gets it early next year and PS4 (sigh) won’t be raiding anything until a full year after its competitor’s launch date.

Ken’s Rockin’ A New Look in These SDCC Street Fighter V...

Ken’s Rockin’ A New Look in These SDCC Street Fighter V Screens

And honestly? Mr. Masters is looking straight up beast. Very keen on seeing if they the rest of regulars are receiving a next-gen revamp (’cause Ryu and Chun-Li look pretty much like same ol’ Ryu and Chun-Li).

“Gotham needs something more, something worse… to defend her. She...

“Gotham needs something more, something worse… to defend her. She needs a new myth, a legend more powerful than I can be right now.

A legend that can only rise from the ashes of the Batman.”

Batman: Arkham Knight Launches TonightLike you needed a reminder....

Batman: Arkham Knight Launches Tonight

Like you needed a reminder. I’m so excited, I don’t even need nipples on my batsuit to show it. Early reviews pouring in are mostly positive (act surprised). One bane of contention is the addition of Bat’s wheels. The driving components have been described anywhere ranging from “amazing” to “irresponsibly out of character for Batman.”

Well, the Batmobile morphs into a friggin’ tank, very much in the same vein as Bale Bat’s military inspired ride from Batman Begins. Batman uses his Bat-Tank to pacify Gotham’s seedier element by non-lethally blowing them to hell with missiles. It’s not very traditional Batman, sure. But if it’s “The Goddamn Batman” we’re talking about, it’s par for the course. I’m completely about that.

Horizon: Zero Dawn Screens Make Me Tingle (Violently)One of the...

Horizon: Zero Dawn Screens Make Me Tingle (Violently)

One of the most impressive showings at the PlayStation E3 presser was Guerilla Games’ brand new IP Horzion: Zero Dawn. It has two names because it was twice as amazing as any game shown all E3 long.

It’s a gorgeous third-person action game set in an unbelievable open-world unlike any we’ve seen in many years. It harkens back to the originality of Sony’s first-party games back in the PS2 era. Definitely one I’ll be tracking the closer we get to playing it ourselves. (How can you not salivate over robot dinosaurs? I mean, really?)