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  • Opinion: Review Roundup: Everybody Loves Deus Ex Human Revolution

    You might as well know, I only ever dallied with the original Deus Ex. It sat on my sub-GHz Pentium III PC's hard drive just long enough to load and for me to wander briefly (around the deck of a boat in the harbor of a major Manhattan-like city, if memory serves). Alas, I gave it short shrift and flipped back to Shogun: Total War, or maybe it was Diablo II. Nothing about it really grabbed me, and though I loved Warren Spector (the game's co-designer), my cyberpunk heart belonged to Doug Church's (and Spector's) System Shock—that, and Beam Software's 1994 Super Nintendo sleeper, Shadowrun.

  • News: PAX: Sonic CD Coming to XBLA

    When Direct of Programming for Microsoft's XBLA, Larry Hryb aka Major Nelson, revealed Microsoft's lineup for PAX this year, careful readers may have found a surprising inclusion on the list. Sure you'll be able to see more of Gears of War 3 and Kinect Sports but hey, at Booth #432, is that Sonic CD I see?

  • News: August 26 is 'PC Gaming is Not Dead' Day

    Gaming hardware manufacturer Razer is seeking to reclaim gaming for PC owners, with a full page ad in today's Wall Street Journal and a 'major announcement' on August 26.

  • News: PES 2012 Getting Two Demos

    Konami is offering not one but two playable demos for its upcoming soccer game PES 2012, allowing players an early preview of the game and a new demo just prior to release.

  • News: Xbox Indie Games Summer Uprising Kicks Off with Raventhorne

    The Xbox Indie Games marketplace is an oft-neglected part of Xbox Live's online shopping experience, but there are some true gems amidst all the fart/massage/just plain awful games on offer. It's these gems that the Xbox Indie Games Summer Uprising aims to champion and celebrate, and from today the program has begun.

  • News: Rooks Keep is Unreal-Powered Battle Chess Meets Archon

    Developer RuneStorm is made up of three brothers in South Africa and is perhaps best known for its Unreal Tournament? mods "Ballistic Weapons" for UT2004 and "The Crucible" for UT3, developed as part of the Make Something Unreal? contest and scooping 10 prizes in the process. Now the team is currently preparing its first commercial project, a "fighting strategy game" known as Rooks Keep.

  • News: Gamescom: Mass Effect 3 Provides a 'Standalone Story'

    Speaking at Gamescom, BioWare said that it believed Mass Effect 3 was the perfect entry point to the series thanks to the refinement of all the game systems, and the balance between action game and RPG.

  • News: Gamescom: WildStar Blends Ideas for Good MMO Experience

    WildStar is the newest MMO from NCSoft, developed by Carbine Studios. It's a sci-fi MMO with a distinctive World of Warcraft?-esque aesthetic and combat system, but some interesting new features atop these tried and tested formulae that set it apart somewhat from typical examples of the genre.

  • News: Ubisoft -- Best in Show?

    This was a very pleasant surprise. Old-school 2D platforming combines with high definition 3D-compatible graphics and an excellent orchestral soundtrack to produce a game which Ubisoft freely admits draws influence from titles such as Shadow Complex?.

  • News: Tech Heavyweights Compete in Charity Starcraft Tournament

    Last month Associate Editor Patrick Miller brought you the scoop on the After Hours Gaming League, an extramural Starcraft II league with players from big tech companies like Google, Amazon and Facebook. Things have been heating up since then, and the intrepid reporters at GamePro have the latest update.

  • Opinion: Google+, Day 14: Playing Games on Google+

    For many Google+ pioneers, one of the most redeeming qualities of the nascent social network was the lack of games. The bad news is that it didn't last long, though, because now Google+ does have games. The good news is that Google+ is using a different approach that should make the games less annoying for those who choose not to partake.

  • News: Gamescom: Modern Warfare 3 is 'Like Adrenaline-Soaked Crack'

    Hyperbolic statement it may be, but Modern Warfare 3's Spec Ops Survival mode does have a certain addictive quality to it.

  • News: Gamescom: The Show with the Split Personality

    Cologne's annual games show proves itself to have something of a split personality when it comes to the divide between business and pleasure.

  • News: Gamescom: Ubisoft -- Best in Show?

    Ubisoft's Gamescom offering was strong, taking in a combination of big name games and some promising looking smaller titles.

  • News: Gamescom: Medieval Moves -- Time Crisis with Swords?

    Sony's upcoming Move title is firmly on rails, but that doesn't necessarily have to stop it from being fun to play.

  • News: Gamescom: Risen 2 Being Developed on Console and PC

    Deep Silver and Piranha Bytes showed off their upcoming Risen 2 at Gamescom, and promised that they'd make a better job of the console version this time.

  • News: Xenoblade Chronicles Storms the UK Charts

    If Nintendo of America needed any further convincing that people want to play Xenoblade Chronicles, they should take a look at the UK charts for this week.

  • News: The Sims 3 World Adventures Free on iOS Today

    In celebration of the recent release of The Sims Social on Facebook, EA has put the iOS version of The Sims 3 World Adventures up for free for today only.

  • Opinion: Will Sony's PlayStation 3 Price Cut Save It?

    The PlayStation 3 just got a little cheaper, but is it cheap enough to put Sony back in pole position after years lagging behind Nintendo and Microsoft in unit sales? Early reports suggest that yes, the $50 shaved off the entry-level 160GB model (from $300 to $250) and 320GB premium model (from $350 to $300) are impacting. In the U.K., at least one retail source claims PS3 sales have surged 65 percent, and both Target and GameStop are saying PS3 sales are well up in the U.S. following the Gamescom-timed price drop.

  • News: Virgin Gaming to award over €3,000,000 in cash and prizes in 2012

    The online community that lets its members play each other for cash is now adding extra incentives for gamers to sign up to the service.



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