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The Elder Scroll V: Skyrim Legendary Edition review

The Elder Scroll V: Skyrim Legendary Edition bundles the three official downloadable content (DLC) packs with the already expansive world of Elder Scroll V.

Pros

Extend the adventure: Both the Dawnguard and Dragonborn packs add over 20 hours of gameplay (including side quests), while Hearthfire's additional features can keep you busy for even longer as you try to build the perfect home.

More immersive world: The expansions fall in line with the rest of the Skyrim world by expanding on lores, skills, and features. Didn't like being a werewolf in the original Skyrim? Become a blood-thirsty vampire in … Read more

Titanfall review

Titanfall, from the original creators of the Call of Duty franchise, promises to be the next step in the evolution of first-person shooters, offering action-packed gameplay.

Pros

Basic shooter with a new twist: First-person shooters (FPS) may not change much over the years, except for more guns, better graphics, and bigger explosions. But Titanfall introduces a couple new elements into an otherwise stale genre. Parkour-style wall running and giant mechs force old-school FPS-ers to adapt or die.

Seamless mechanics: What sets Titanfall apart? Activating actions is almost completely intuitive. When you run up buildings, cling to walls to set ambushes, … Read more

Battlefield 4 review

Following the critically acclaimed Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4 continues the tradition of nonstop mayhem that is the sandbox/first-person-shooter genre. Battlefield 4 has a large selections of weapons, vehicles, and maps and keeps the action coming.

Pros

Bigger arsenal, more customization: With over 100 weapons and 35 vehicles, Battlefield 4 carries an even greater arsenal than its predecessor. Keeping its tradition of load-out customization, the game lets all players find their perfect bread-and-butter setup.

New engine, new mechanic: The Frostbite 3 engine not only brings brilliant graphics clarity to Battlefield 4, but it also lets players level the playing field … Read more

HBO Go lands on PS3

HBO Go, the network's streaming service, will be available on PlayStation 3 later today through a free app, Sony has announced on the PlayStation Blog. Sony is working "diligently" with HBO to get the PlayStation 4 version ready, PlayStation executive Phil Rosenberg said, but there's no release date yet for it.

The HBO Go app, about which CNET earlier reported, will be free to download on PS3 and PS4, but you'll need an HBO subscription from your cable or satellite provider to access on-demand content like episodes of Game of Thrones or True Detective.

An … Read more

What gaming drought? 7 great games you should be playing right now

I've been hearing it since the new year: "There are no games to play!"

Sure, we seem to have found ourselves in a bit of a lull when it comes to the big blockbuster video game. When I posted what I felt were 2014's most anticipated titles, I may have overlooked the fact that the beginning of 2014 was a bit on the light side for games.

Wrought with guilt that I may have in someway performed a disservice to you fine people, I felt compelled to compile a short list of interactive software worthy of your hard-earned income. The best part? Most of these titles are significantly cheaper than the $60 you're probably used to paying for a shiny new game.… Read more

Review: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

Breaking with series convention, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag steps back in time instead of forward, filling in the gap between Assassin's Creed III and II. You play as Edward Kenway, a privateer turned assassin caught in a dastardly plan of betrayal.

Pros

Fluid mechanics: Assassin's Creed IV benefits from the work of its predecessors, evident in the game's much refined mechanics. Controlling the assassin, Edward, as he trudges through jungle, climbs trees, or dashes across the rooftops has never felt more natural.

Pirate mode: The naval battles of Assassin's Creed III are now a … Read more

Dish focuses on multiroom streaming with wireless extenders, apps for LG TVs, PlayStation, Android

For the past couple of years, Dish's kangaroo-themed CES announcements have centered on its Hopper DVR, which acts as a command center for whole-home Dish systems, enabling you to access content on Joey set-top extender boxes in other rooms and stream it to mobile devices using the Hopper's integrated Sling feature.

For 2014, the company has shifted gears a bit and the headline act here at CES is not the Hopper, but the Joey, which will soon come in four versions (aka a "troop") instead of just one. Along with the standard Joey, Dish is introducing … Read more

The most anticipated games of 2014

Will 2014 be the year when next-generation consoles hit their stride? The following 12 months after a console launch are always very telling, but for now all we can do is wait.

Putting the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 aside, there's still plenty of gas left in the tanks of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. We're still very much in the middle of their respective golden ages, and a lot of the games on this list will see releases on those platforms as well.

If there's anything I've learned from doing this list for the … Read more

The most disappointing games of 2013

So you had your fill of the best games 2013 had to offer and now you're itching for the other side of the fence. That's where this list of the most disappointing games of 2013 has you covered.

2013 was home to a handful of titles that didn't live up to the hype, but only a select few can really be labeled as the most disappointing.

The 15 best video games of 2013

2013 was a major year for video games. Some of the generation's most anticipated titles finally had their day in the sun. But alas, only a select few games can be mentioned in the "best of" conversation.

Sure, 2013 was a standout year for blockbuster titles, but it was also the stage for a smattering of independent games and their small development teams.

So which titles made this year's list? Check out the gallery for the top 15. Not seeing your favorite game of 2013? Yell at me about it in the comments section below.

No … Read more