Reviewing The Order 1886! The short review: The Order 1886 is an absolutely beautiful game with an intriguing story line, but asking $60 is a lot when the game can be completed in 6 hours, with zero replay value.
This week on the Short-Takes, a new Rock Band appears to be in the works for the current-gen consoles, the PS4 will wallop the Xbox One by 23 million units over the next few years, the PS TV is just being given away with PS4 purchases, and FFXV is only 60% done, to the chagrin of Max.
This week on the Short-Takes, we bid farewell to the venerable gaming blog Joystiq, welcome eSports as an Olympic sport, and shine a light on poor Xbox and Wii U sales.
Microsoft is the star of the show on this week's Short-Takes with its Hololens and major announcements on Xbox integration in Windows 10, but that still leaves room for DayZ sales and Elder Scrolls Online going free-to-play.
Alex and Simon continue into the second half of the game as the Assassin's Creed discussion continues while Alex tries his best to stop getting lost in a game where you can only go forward. The pair also discuss revamps to the site and the Weekend Shorttakes
This week on the Short-Takes, PS1 and PS2 games are on the roadmap for the Playstation Now streaming service, Intel backtracks on Gamergate, and we hear the curious case of an Amiibo scalper.
Alex and Simon take on part 4 of their Halo 3 run through. They use the episode to discuss the Assassin's Creed series, and how it would just be better off if they put Simon in charge.
Alex and Simon take the show on the road as they drive down Tsavo Highway in part 3 of GameDistiller's Halo 3: MCC Let's Play. Along the way, they discuss the success of the Daily Show, its penchant for creating comedic stars, as well as the fiasco that has been The Interview.
Alex and Simon take on the invading covenant in part 2 of their Halo 3 MCC run through. The pair discuss Christmas gifts, the effectiveness of UNSC Marines (as long as they are trying to kill you), and the fact that amazingly there's a new Star Wars movie less than a year away.
Join Alex and Simon for the first episode of their first ever Lets Play series. Follow along as the pair try and make it through Halo 3 Legendary while attempting to figure out exactly how the absurd scoring system works.
As we end another eventful year, Simon, Alex and Max take a look back to determine what they think were the best games of 2014.
We put the "short" back in the Short-Takes this week with a complete redesign! This week, the team tackles 343's generous apology for the Master Chief Collection's problems, Telltale's take on Minecraft, GTA finally getting online heists, and Nintendo's next console in the works.