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Killer Instinct Season 3 Review: Killer Combo

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Killer Instinct Season 3 adds more to the already stellar game from Microsoft’s fighting franchise.

Killer Instinct has been a surprising success for Microsoft ever since the brand was rebooted during the launch of the Xbox One. The initial review was met with a lot of skepticism over a developer that wasn’t proven, but it was quickly realized by the fans and players of the game that Killer Instinct was back and it was something truly special.

The first season only having 8 characters left fans and players eagerly awaited season two to add more characters to the roster as well as add some new game modes that the first season just didn’t offer. Season 2 had a new developer in Iron Galaxy, and while it added what fans really wanted it still didn’t feel quite complete Enter Killer Instinct Season 3. Armed with new characters, new and old, as well as new modes to keep players fighting long into the night.The main thing that Killer Instinct season 3 needed to add was that final layer to make it a complete title. I think it’s fair to say that Iron Galaxy has made Killer Instinct a true fighting Contender now with wrapping up season 3.

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Killer Instinct Season 2 Review: Supreme Victory

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Killer Instinct Season 2 is everything fans and players wanted, creating one of the best fighting games on the market today for Xbox One.

Killer Instinct on Xbox One has been a crazy ride. It started out as a game that was destined to fail in many people’s eyes. It was coming from Double Helix, who wasn’t known for having high quality games, and their resume wasn’t filled with well known games. yet, somehow Double Helix successfully rebooted Killer Instinct on Xbox One. While the roster was a little light only having 6 characters at launch and 8 by the time the season ended in March, Killer Instinct was an extremely solid game that mechanically was very fun, and also had some of the best net code in existence for fight games. For the price of only $20 it was a great game, but it was obvious the game needed more content to be considered a fully fledged fighter.

With Killer Instinct Season 2, not only do we have 9 new characters to play with, but Killer Instinct also has a new developer since Double Helix was purchased by Amazon. Iron Galaxy is now the developer on this fracnhise, and they have stepped in to hopefully make the game even better. Season 2 has brought a ton of new things to the Killer Instinct Package. All of the old characters received new moves and were rebalanced to try and make things more fair for not only when facing old characters, but the new characters as well.

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Killer Instinct Season 2 Core Changes Impressions

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Killer Instinct Season 2 bring a lot of changes as new developer Iron Galaxy takes over development. While the User Interface feels a little weird, the new characters and balancing feel like meaningful changes.

Killer Instinct, believe it or not, was one of the reasons I decided to pick up an Xbox One at launch. What Double Helix accomplished with the first seasons of Killer instinct was quite remarkable for the price of $20. A lot of people wrote the game off before it even shipped due to the amount of characters, but the steady flow of content and adjustments that were being made to the game kept tit fresh and exciting. Now Killer Instinct Season 2 has started, and not only has Iron Galaxy taken over development since Double Helix was purchased, but a lot has been changed to the core mechanics of Killer instinct.

The first thing that jumps out is the visual overhaul to the UI. Iron Galaxy said that when they took over the project that the UI was an area that they really wanted to focus on and improve. The changes are drastic, and at first glance I was not a fan at all. The thing about Season 1 was that it felt very Killer Instinct, and everything down to the menus and character select screen felt like a modern version of the classics that hit arcade and SNES. After playing with it for a few days, I am still torn on some things.

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For the Love of Gaming Podcast Episode 168: The SS-4LOG

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This episode features some of the biggest titles of 2014.

Super Smash Bros on 3DS finally released, and everything is great except the online play.

Alien Isolation and Evil Within both look to bring some new things to survival horror. Alien does a lot right, Evil Within does a lot wrong.

Cory played way too much of Forza Horizon 2, and talks about all of the great aspects that are old and new to the series.

Killer Instinct Season 2 has started on Xbox One, and Cory has spent a lot of time with the new balancing and characters added.

The whole 4LOG crew played Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, and while they enjoyed it, they aren’t nearly as positive as most players.

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For the Love of Gaming Podcast Episode 157: Ultra Pancake

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We have returned after an unexpected vacation. We have a newcomer to the 4LOG Podcast named Joe.

 Joe talks about Sorcery 1 and 2 for the IOS, and talks about his love for Civilization 5.
Chris and Cory picked up an Xbox One, and played a ton of next gen (now current gen?) games. They both played Peggle 2, and have some ultra extreme fever action.
Cory played a massive list of games. He played Killer Instinct, Ryse: Son of Rome, NBA 2k14, Battlefield 4, and Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag.
Ten Minute Topic: VGX Reactions. Hint…it sucked.
Oculus Rift raises 75 million to help get the device into retail stores.
Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls goes into closed beta. Cross your fingers for that invite.
Cliffy B’s next game will be an arena shooter.
Rayman Legends hits PS4 and Xbox One on February 28th.
Grand Theft Auto 5 will have major single player DLC in 2014.

For the Love of Gaming Podcast Episode 151: Ghost of Xbox Past

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This weeks podcast features talk about Grand Theft Auto 5, GTA Online, Hearthstone, Super Mario Galaxy 2, and Pikmin 3.

 TMT: Should the Wii U be considered “Next Gen”?
Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon coming to the Wii U?
Injustice: Gods Among Us coming to the PS4 as a launch title.
Killer Instinct Ultimate Pin Edition coming for Xbox One.
New CEO of Microsoft to be announced before the end of the year.
Phill Spencer says ” I’m not allowed to leak things” when asked about cross play between PC and Xbox One.