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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

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Marvel vs. Capcom 3 New Characters and Gameplay Video

While it seems like today is full of news about Marvel games, that’s because it is. With the New York Comic Con in full swing, we’re getting a lot of news from the world where comics and gaming collide. Capcom … Continue reading

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X-Men Destiny Teaser Trailer

What choices would you make if you were a mutant? Would you embrace your human brethren? Or would you feel shunned by a society that fears you? The new game X-men Destiny looks to answer those questions and more by … Continue reading

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Mass Effect 2 DLC Deal of the Week on Xbox Live

This weeks deal is for those who don’t think there was enough content in Mass Effect 2. It’s also for the people like me who just can’t get enough space opera. For the week of October 11th, two of the … Continue reading

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This Week In Gaming: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II

This week’s history lesson is brought to you by Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II. Those of you that remember this one probably have some fond memories. Published and developed by none other than LucasArts, Jedi Knight was released on October … Continue reading

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GDC Online: Impressions

This year’s GDC Austin, oddly (but fittingly) renamed GDC Online, continued to move the focus away from big triple-A titles. Lured by the siren call of earnings reports from Farmville and social games titans like Zynga, GDC Online caters to … Continue reading

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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