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Timothy Cain Reveals Details Around His Next Game

They won’t admit it, but fans of PC RPGs regularly hold candlelight vigils in honor of NCSoft Design Director Timothy Cain. By producing games like Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines, and Fallout, Cain has … Continue reading

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I Heart Uncharted

When people think about the directors of movies based on video games, the word auteur is never used. Uwe Boll is considered by all to be one of the worst filmmakers ever. Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil)  is more like … Continue reading

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In-Game Advertising Company Massive to Close

A few years back, Microsoft made big news when they bought Massive, a company that focused on placing dynamic advertising in video games. Now, in an interesting move, Massive looks to be closing. Don’t expect that to reduce the number … Continue reading

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Broken Controller Video Game Law Protest

Leland Yee hates video games, though he’s probably never really played them. The problem is that Leland Yee is a politician who keeps wasting taxpayer’s money to pass laws against games. Since you’re reading this, I’m assuming that you’re on … Continue reading

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StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm Available in 2012

At what point can I officially hate episodic gaming? For every publisher that gets it right, there are tons who just screw up the entire idea. In fact, I think only Telltale Games has been able to actually keep to … Continue reading

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The Week in Reviews

Ever been an escaped prisoner with an explosive headband tied to your skull? Enslaved: Odyssey to the West gives you that chance as the lead off video review in our roundup this week. We also have Comic Jumper, Final Fantasy: … Continue reading

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GDC Online: Rock, Paper, Starcraft II

David Mark of Intrinsic Algorithm presented an interesting application of game balance in a GDC Online presentation today. While the idea of “game balance” may seem obvious, creating a balanced game that is also interesting is something else entirely. After … Continue reading

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GDC Online: The Old Republic Designer Hints at Story Quests, Death Penalty

A presentation from Star Wars: The Old Republic Lead Systems Designer Damion Schubert at GDC Online revealed some hints at the leveling style and tone of the upcoming Star Wars MMO. While talking about grind, Schubert revealed that  The Old Republic will … Continue reading

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All Your History: Castlevania Part 2

When Japanese publisher and developer Konami released the first Castlevania in 1986, even they couldn’t have known the tremendous impact it would have.  The combination of intense combat and tricky platforming created the entire action genre that still stands strong … Continue reading

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Eorzean Escapades Part 2: Guildleves and Questing

Last time on Eorzean Escapades… We made a character! embedded by Embedded Video

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Video Game and Anime Music Concert October 16th in Berkeley

We don’t get many video game concerts in the US. With the exception of Video Games Live, most concerts with video game music will focus on one game or series, which is great for that game’s fanbase but not the … Continue reading

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Dead Meets Lead Debut Trailer and Screens

embedded by Embedded Video Zombies are everywhere, but most zombie stories take place during modern times. Dead Meets Lead looks to change that by putting you in control of British Captain washed up on the shore of a zombie island … Continue reading

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Guillermo del Toro Defends Games as Art

Guillermo del Toro knows art. Pan’s Labyrinth was a visual feast that addressed war through the eyes of a young girl. He also knows games, working on a title he hopes will be published by THQ. So, we shouldn’t be … Continue reading

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Dreamworks Rumored to be Working on Halo Film

Halo is a huge video game property that many believe will make a good movie. Why they think that is anyone’s guess, given the track record of FPS movies like Doom and Farcry. The first attempt at crafting a movie … Continue reading

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MOH Beta Login Fail

Betas are a funny thing. For everything that works, there are little things that don’t. Some error messages shouldn’t exist, though. The above shot was sent to us by one of our friends who’s been beta testing the latest Medal … Continue reading

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DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue Review

Developer: Hothead Games / Publisher: Electronic Arts / ESRB: Teen (Blood, Cartoon Violence, Crude Humor, Mild Language, Sexual Themes, Use of Alcohol) / Played on: Xbox 360 / Price: $15.00 The world doesn’t have enough heroes dishing out justice (though … Continue reading

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Weekly Releases: Enslaved to Draculas

This week brings a few heavy hitters, with Enslaved and Castlevania the most interesting among them. Those that like to bust some phat rhymes will want to check out Def Jam Rapstar, while those that save phat moves for the … Continue reading

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The Ben Heck Show Episode 2 Now Available

embedded by Embedded Video The next episode from the console modding / nerd carpentry series The Ben Heck Show is now available. In this episode, Heck continues his construction of the Xbox 360 laptop by designing the case and mounting … Continue reading

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BIT.TRIP FATE Soundtrack Available Now, Possible Release Date

CD Baby, longtime digital purveyors of the BIT.TRIP soundtracks, is now offering the soundtrack for BIT.TRIP FATE – before the game is even released. An odd move, but one that Gaijin Games’ Alex Neuse hopes will encourage more sales for … Continue reading

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Pre-Order Dead Rising 2 Bonuses to Be Sold as DLC

If you spent the last week wringing your hands over not looking like a ninja in Dead Rising 2, wring no longer. Capcom announced that they’ll be selling the four pre-order bonus costumes as DLC. The Psychopath Pack will launch … Continue reading