LEGO Dimensions

LEGO Dimensions Review

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Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U
We played on: PlayStation 4

LEGO Dimensions is LEGO’s first foray into the toys-to-life market. The game stars Gandalf, Batman, and Wyldstyle, who are on a mission to rescue their friends from the evil Vortech. Along the way, they encounter characters from dozens of different famous games, movies, and TV shows, from The Wizard of Oz to Doctor Who.

Overall, LEGO Dimensions is a lot like other LEGO games, but with cross-franchise interaction and clever physical puzzles (via the Toy Pad, which is similar to the Portal of Power in Skylanders or the Infinity Base in Disney Infinity). It is hardly perfect, but I had a good time smashing bricks and watching characters from some of my favorite universes interact with one another. Read More

Halo 5 Master Chief Arena

Here’s How Multiplayer Ranking Works in Halo 5: Guardians

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Developer 343 Industries has published a lengthy post detailing the rankings and other features of the upcoming Halo 5’s multiplayer mode, called the Arena.

The Arena is team-based multiplayer, where players compete in a variety of game modes and settings.

From the start, players will be assigned a Competitive Skill Rating (CSR) based on their performance in a series of assessment matches. This will determine how matchmaking proceeds in multiplayer. There are seven ranks, each with their own tiers of progression within ranks.  Read More