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Forza Horizon 4 Review

Forza Horizon 4 takes the pole position as one of the best racing games ever made.

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Review: Super Mario Party

Super Mario Party is a love letter to the N64 titles, making it an excellent party game for veterans and newcomers of the franchise.

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Xbox Game Pass Is Planned To Come To PC

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in result from the Fy19 Q1 earnings have announced that the company plans to expand the Xbox Game Pass to PC

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Battlefield V Battle Royale Coming In Spring 2019

This year Swedish studio DICE has revealed that this year’s Battlefield V will include its own take on the battle royale genre which was later announced as Firestorm.

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Hearthstone Unveils its Newest Expansion: Rastakhan’s Rumble

Blizzcon opened with a bang for fans as various game characters and updates were announced.

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Sony Is Passing On Their E3 Conference For 2019

Sony has announced that the company will be taking a break from the Electronic Entertainment Expo (also known as E3) this year. As one of the biggest faces that have been participating in the event since the birth of the event, many are shocked to see that Sony Interactive Entertainment ...
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/ E3, News, PlayStation

PUBG Still Working to Bring More Stable Gameplay to Xbox One

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds left Xbox Game Preview back in September with high expectations, as the game is now labeled ‘PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS Full Product Release.’ A full product release assumes that the popular battle royale title will have an better optimized framerate, less goofy controls, and more responsive game engine, but seeing the ...
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THQ Nordic Acquires Two More Studios: Bugbear Entertainment & Coffee Stain Studios

It seems that Vienna-based THQ Nordic still hasn’t let up on acquiring new studios under the long list in their portfolio. This time the studio has bought both Goat Simulator Developer Coffee Stain Studios and Wreckfest creator Bugbear Entertainment. The owner of Saints Row, Dead Island, Metro, and countless other ...
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Rumor: Smite On The Way To The Switch With Crossplay Support

After its debut on PC, Smite’s rise to popularity expanded to other platforms like Xbox and PlayStation, and now it seems that the MOBA will be on its way to Nintendo Switch. According to dataminers for the game, they have discovered in the latest update that a new pack referencing ...
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Five Nights At Freddy’s Still On Its Way To Console; More Movie Details

The 2014 title that later spawned an empire with three sequels, a spin-off title, a toy line, and even an film adaptation has been pretty quiet as of late with what else is to come for the franchise. But recently, Five Nights At Freddy’s Creator Scott Cawthon made a post ...
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/ Five Nights at Freddy's, News

75% Of DLC For Final Fantasy XV Cancelled Following Director Resigning

In the most recent stream for Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XV, fans were expected to get an update on the upcoming content for the 2016 title, but instead were faced with the sudden resignation of game director Hajime Tabata. The game already has the announced four episodes for additional content, ...
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/ final fantasy xv, News, square enix

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DreamHack Atlanta: Brawlhalla Day 2 Recap

Day 2 was full of excitement for Rectify as Lil Capped blitzed through to Top 8 and will play on Championship Sunday. It seemed almost too easy for him as he wound up sweeping his pool without dropping a game and ended up going 12-0 until a loss to VipR3 ...
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DreamHack Atlanta Day 1 Brawlhalla Recap

The first day of DreamHack came to a disappointing close as Rectify’s own Lil Capped and Phazon fell short of their intended goal. The duo went into Friday expecting a 1st place finish among their competitors. As valiantly as they fought, it wasn’t meant to be after a very impressive ...
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DreamHack Atlanta Day 1 Smash 4 Recap

The first of three days at DreamHack Atlanta has come to a close as Smash 4 2v2s took center stage. The competition for doubles was stacked as some PGR (Panda Global Ranked) players unexpectedly joined forces and made for a very interesting double tournament. Panda Global’s ESAM’s Pikachu usually teams ...
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DreamHack Atlanta Brawlhalla Preview: RCG’s Lil Capped

In the platform fighting scene, Brawlhalla has quickly ascended the ranks as a must watch game with a unique take on the genre with spawning weapons and Mega Man X-esque wall-jumping. Brawlhalla has also garnered a lot of excitement with Rayman being added along with Shovel Knight skins for the ...
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DreamHack Atlanta Smash 4 Preview: Rectify’s WonderBread

As Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is riding off into the sunset, DreamHack Atlanta is on the horizon. DH Atlanta is looking to be one of the final big Smash 4 tournaments before Ultimate blows up the competitive scene. It is also an opportunity to see the last of ...
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Rectify Esports Will Be Taking Over Atlanta For DreamHack From November 16-18

This year has been the first full year we really fully dived in to the Esports realm and started to have teams compete in some popular events such as the Call of Duty World League and the Halo Championship Series. What we haven’t done this year was having multiple teams ...
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// NX Gamer

For Honor: Marching Fire | Technical Review

Beat-em-ups used to rule the world in the 90’s. Arcades were enjoying a daily deluge of new contenders to that Streetfighter crown. The 32-bit console generation was born with a polygonal battle fitting for the machines that powered them. The Saturn’s launch and early lead was due solely to Yu ...
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Astro Bot Rescue Mission: PSVR Technical Review

Summary A resounding success that delivers the PSVR’s Mario64 moment. 9.0/10 Graphics - 9/10 9/10 Sound - 8/10 8/10 Gameplay - 10/10 10/10 If Sackboy were the hero for PS3, then this little robot is carrying the sword for PSVR and after his small tastes of action in playroom he ...
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Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Technical Analysis

It seems that the Oxford lass cannot travel anywhere without disaster striking, from boats….jeep rides and planes she is a constant insurance firms nightmare. With the 3rd entry in the rebooted saga we reach the end of the origins story, even if Lara is still the centre of her own ...
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DO NOT pre-order an Nvidia RTX card until you read this!

I know some may find that title “attention” grabbing, but it is really a statement that is true for any item (well aside food). Pre-ordering is a dangerous gamble at times and with hardware like software my recommendation has and always will be the same, wait for independent reviews. Of ...
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Microsoft Surface Go hardware Review

Review By | Michael Thompson Hardware Reviews, NX Gamer The best value Surface yet | Game Review Summary Smaller and cheaper than the Pro models, some issues still leave it as Microsoft's best Hybrid yet. 3.6 Build quality Screen size & quality Performance (Desktop) Performance (Games) Value Microsoft deliver the ...
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Is Ray Tracing the future of gaming?

Video game graphics have evolved over the years from the early inception of pixels and vector graphics in the 70’s to a point where they are no longer recognizable. One thing has remained and was the single-handed winning solution, rasterization. The basis for pretty much all methods of real-time computer ...
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// Media Events

Sony Is Passing On Their E3 Conference For 2019

Sony has announced that the company will be taking a break from the Electronic Entertainment Expo (also known as E3) this year. As one of the biggest faces that have been participating in the event since the birth of the event, many are shocked to see that Sony Interactive Entertainment ...
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X018: February Release Slated For Crackdown 3

The long awaited first party exclusive Crackdown 3 has been continuously delayed for the past few years, but Microsoft is confident to announce that the title will be shipping out this February. In celebration of the newly announced release date, Microsoft has announced the first Crackdown will be available for free ...
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X018: Keyboard & Mouse Support Comes To Xbox Next Week

Back in Spring, it was reported that Microsoft was currently in the works to bring support for the PC control scheme of keyboard & mouse. Which excited many fans who have long waited for the support to come to the platform, the report also introduced the possibility of a partnership ...
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X018: Microsoft Officially Acquires Obsidian Entertainment & InXile Entertainment

It was previous rumored that the Fallout: New Vegas and South Park: Stick of Truth developer Obsidian Entertainment was on the brink of being acquired from Xbox Owner Microsoft. Announced at the X018 event in Mexico City, Microsoft not only confirmed the rumor, but also revealed that InXile Entertainment will ...
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X018: First DLC For Shadow Of The Tomb Raider Revealed

During the recent X018 event hosted in Mexico City, Square Enix revealed the first peice of downloadable content that will be coming to Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Introducing The Forge of Fallen Gods, a new location originally inhabited by the Inca civilization is now flooded with lava and houses a ...
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Blizzcon 2018: Diablo Immortals Announced For Mobile Platforms

With Diablo III just making it’s mobile debut on the Nintendo Switch, it seems Blizzard is expanding the idea of mobile gaming with the announcement of Diablo Immortals. Announced at this recent Blizzcon, the new mobile title will take place between the events of Diablo II and Diablo III. And ...
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// Editorial

An Introduction to Hearthstone

Hearthstone is a collectible card game developed by Blizzard Entertainment, the company responsible for titles such as World of Warcraft, Starcraft, Diablo, and Overwatch. The game’s title refers to an item of the same name in World of Warcraft, which allows players to teleport back to a location that the ...
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/ Editorial, Hearthstone, PC Gaming

Hands-On Impressions of the Smash Ultimate Demo Event

On a hot summer day in Torrance, this writer for Rectify bravely endured the sweltering heat by putting on his trusty, all-black jogging suit. I might have forgot to look at the weather before I left and thought a beach town might be cold. Why make this sacrifice? To get ...
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Rome: Total War – An Interview with Prince_of_Macedon

Rome: Total War is one of my all-time favourite games. I’ve played the more modern releases, Empire and Napoleon: Total War, but have never felt the same thrill as playing the original with its poor graphics, inspiring pre-battle speeches and endless playability. Released in 2004, it is still widely renowned ...
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Opinion: It’s A Shame Telltale Is Dropping Their Engine

Recently playing Telltale’s latest The Walking Dead: The Final Season, it was a joy seeing how well the game delivered, both in it’s story and visuals. It’s also disappointing that this is the last time we will be seeing their hand crafted engine. When this season is complete, they are ...
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Life Is Strange 2: What I Want To See

The release date for the first episode of Life is Strange 2 is just around the corner, and I have some high expectations for what I’d like to see come out of this new installment in the game’s chain of adventures. One, out of many, of the most appealing features ...
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Opinion: Being A Completionist Is A Curse

For many of those who play games casually, they’re able to enjoy what the games they play offer. Whether it be side missions, upgrades or just exploration, players will get what seems to them as the most they can before moving on to the next title. But for some, it’s ...
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// Entertainment

Castlevania Season 2

Castlevania: Season 2 review (Netflix)

Last year, Netflix and Konami teamed up for one of the most unlikely partnerships which formed into one of the most surprising video-game-to-TV translations yet: Castlevania. If you haven’t seen Season 1, check it out; it’s only four episodes, but definitely worth the watch. Now enter season 2 in which the greater focus is on ...
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GET RECT Ep. 4 – xXGamerTagXx

Why the doesn’t Garrett have a gamertag? Which game do we think has the best post-game content? What the hell was going on with Nick Arcade? All of these questions and SO many more will be answered on this episode of GET RECT! iTunes Stitcher Check out the podcast crew and learn more about them ...
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The Witcher

Netflix releases a new Witcher teaser trailer

When Netflix casted Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia for The Witcher, there was a huge speculation as to whether Cavill’s days as the Man of Steel are over. While it’s still open for debate, it seems to be heading in that direction, because Netflix has now released a new Witcher teaser trailer. The trailer ...
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GET RECT Ep. 3: BYOWP (Bring Your Own Wolf Pelts)

Welcome to GET RECT, a new podcast brought to you by Rectify Gaming! Nick is back from Japan and we couldn’t be more stoked! On today’s episode we talk about which games have had great (and not so great) post-game content, and we talk about how long is TOO long for a game to take ...
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GET RECT Ep. 2: The Square Tetromino is Thicc

It’s been a pretty wild week in gaming news, so we figured the best way to cover everything would be a lightning round of Nick and Garrett’s reactions to all the biggest headlines. Evan reads a listicle featuring the top 10 greatest rivals in video game history (which we may or may not agree with), ...
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Rectify Gaming Expands Media Network With Launch Of New Podcast, ‘GET RECT’

Over the past few months we at Rectify Gaming have been deciding on what to do with the Rectify Gaming podcast as it is just about 4 years old already. The number one goal we had for the new podcast crew was to be as professional as possible unlike our early episodes we’ve had. So ...
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