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Sweet Castlevania Fight Animation

embedded by Embedded Video This sort of reminds me of those old flash animations with the stick figures going sick house on each other. Remember those? This is kind of like that but in color, and with all the awesome/horrible … Continue reading

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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Demo on Xbox Live

A demo for the continuity-raping Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II is now available on Xbox Live (though some people say it’s not there yet). The demo puts you in the shoes of Starkiller, sending you to “the iconic clone … Continue reading

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Bioware Austin on the MMO Grind

Bioware’s built their empire on the non-linear RPG. From Baldur’s Gate to Mass Effect, the company has patently refused to stoop to the most common RPG trope – the grind. Enter Bioware Austin and the announcement of an MMO – … Continue reading

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Tenecious D to Play New Songs at Blizzcon

I made a conscious decision not to play World of Warcraft. I played in the beta, spending months running around as an Orc and hitting things with a big hammer. The game sucked me in, feeding my game addiction like … Continue reading

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Snoop Dogg Plays Medal of Honor

Snoop likes games. Besides writing the theme song for NBA 2K11, he has contributed to numerous soundtracks. However, its not all just music for him and his compatriots in the audio industry. They like playing the games too. EA decided … Continue reading

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Layoffs at Raven Software

While the video game industry is seen as “recession proof”, the current downturn is lasting longer and affecting more and more teams. The latest casualties are at Raven Software, makers of Singularity, Wolfenstein, X-Men Legends and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The … Continue reading

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Homefront Multiplayer Hands-On

In a creepy bit of fortune telling, the first I ever heard of Kim Jong-un was in the debut teaser trailer for Homefront at E3. In the game, Jong-un takes over North Korea and ends up uniting Korea and waging … Continue reading

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All Your History: Capcom Horror Part 4

embedded by Embedded Video When Capcom’s first Resident Evil hit store shelves, it was a massive and unexpected success.  Sony and its PlayStation console were still newcomers to the gaming market, and Resident Evil was one of their first major … Continue reading

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New Batman: Arkham City Screens

Batman: Arkham Asylum was the best game of last year, in my opinion. Needless to say, I’m excited about the upcoming sequel, Batman: Arkham City. A new batch of screenshots released today reinforce that excitement. I can’t wait to open … Continue reading

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Nintendo Weekly Updates: Sonic Ruins Your Hopes Again

This week brings the terrible disappointment that Sonic fans have been looking forward to, because they collectively rock some serious battered wife syndrome. Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1 hits WiiWare for $15, while the less-known but probably much better … Continue reading

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Castlevania: LOS Sequel Outed by Composer

Peer pressure is rough. You’re on the radio, everyone’s cheering, someone passes you a beer bong, and suddenly you’ve told everyone that you’re working on the sequel to Castleviania: Lords of Shadow. MercurySteam Composer Oscar Araujo revealed on Spanish radio … Continue reading

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Andy Serkis Claims Gamers Skip Cutscenes Because They Blow

Film, Game Actor, and Ninja Theory collaborator Andy Serkis (he was Gollum in Lord of the Rings) shared his two cents on cutscenes in games, stating that most gamers skip the cutscenes because they don’t care about the characters or … Continue reading

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Gearbox Wants Steam and Games for Windows to Get Along

Gearbox is growing annoyed at the slap fight between Valve and Microsoft in the PC space, claiming that the division of the market is ultimately hurting PC development and the players. “[We] want people to be able to play together … Continue reading

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Iwata Admits Wii Possibly in Trouble

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata admitted that the Wii isn’t wrecking face as hard as it used to in an investor call recently. The key at this point, according to Iwata, is understanding the consumers that have not yet purchased a … Continue reading

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Xbox 360 Fall Dashboard Update Features

Some details regarding the new features in the fall 360 update coming November 4 have tickled out. The first and potentially most impactful, we already know about. The codec compressing voice chat over Xbox Live will be updated, making all … Continue reading

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New Study Links Mental Disorders in Children to Screen Time

A new study from the University of Bristol finds a correlation between the amount of time spent in front of a TV screen either watching television or playing video games and psychological strife in children. The study lasted seven days, during … Continue reading

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IndieCade 2010: Limbo

Chances are you’ve already played the dark puzzle platformer, Limbo. Released earlier this year on Xbox Live Arcade, Limbo was met with unanimous praise from critics. In many ways the game has become the indie hit of 2010. So it’s … Continue reading

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IndieCade 2010: Solace

While perusing the handful of games on display at this year’s IndieCade, nothing caught my eye quite like Solace. Maybe it had something to do with the pretty colors and spinning objects (hey, I’m easily entertained). After spending some time … Continue reading

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X-Men Arcade Coming to XBLA and PSN

For years, gamers have longed for the X-Men arcade game to finally come to the home consoles. A seemingly perfect fit for online multiplayer, the six player side scrolling beat-em-up had a very bizarre plot. It is considered one of … Continue reading

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Capcom Needs Your Help Making Mega Man Legends 3

Capcom is bringing community involvement to a whole new level with Mega Man Legends 3. By logging into their community website, you are given the chance to influence the design of the new female heroine for the series. The design … Continue reading