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  • Opinion: Gratuitious Tank Battles is a Tower Defense Game With a Twist (And Tanks)

    Gratuitous Tank Battles has some elements in common with its outer-space ancestor, Gratuitous Space Battles, but it is in no way just the same game with a tank skin. It is, however, just as much fun. Set in a future where "The War To End All Wars" never, uhm, ended, it mixes imagery and concepts from World War I with lasers and mecha, and not much more plot than "They're attacking, we blow them up!" Gratuitous virtual violence, at its finest!

  • Opinion: Free Game Friday: Take Over Europe and Land On Mars

    Maybe it's just me, but despite all the continuing Olympic coverage I think the most exciting news of the week is the fact that we landed a nuclear powered robot on freakin' MARS. So imagine my excitement when I learned NASA had developed a game you can play as the new Mars rover itself. Even better, that's just one of three games in this week's roundup.

  • Opinion: Blizzard Hack: A Security Guide For Battle.net Users

    If you play PC games from Blizzard Entertainment such as Diablo III and World of Warcraft you need to review your account security as soon as you can.

  • Opinion: Square Controller Squarepants: The Capacitive Touch-Sensing NES Controller

    Whether you know it or not, you probably use a capacitive touch screen every day. Smartphones utilize the capacitive touch-sensing technology to interact with human skin by even slightest touch, and one gamer wanted to apply the same tech to a game controller.

  • Opinion: The Expendables 2 Videogame, Reviewed

    I’m a sucker for a good action movie, even more so when it’s filled with my favorite stars. That’s why I enjoyed the first Expendables film more than I probably should have. I let it off easy with “well, it’s supposed to be over the top”, as if that somehow excuses it from needing substance. Despite all that, I still pass it off as something that I enjoy. I will do no such thing with The Expendables 2 game for PlayStation 3.

  • Opinion: DayZ To Become A Standalone Game

    Yesterday we learned the popular zombie survival mod for ARMA II, DayZ, will be developed as a standalone game.

  • Opinion: A New Kind of Farming in World of Warcraft

    Not content to recreate the entirety of Pokemon inside of their massively popular MMO, WoW has also unlocked a new farming simulator in their latest expansion Mists of Pandaria. This new game and it’s associated faction, the Tillers, have finally shown up in the game’s beta and now we have a look at how WoW’s latest game-within-the-game is shaping up.

  • Opinion: Big-Budget Consoles Beware, the Ouya Is Coming in Strong

    Watch out, world; here comes the Ouya. A little less than a month ago, the Ouya exploded onto the Kickstarter scene and into the hearts of the public. Promising an open-source, hackable experience for a double-digit pittance, the Ouya seemed almost too good to be true. However, judging from recent developments, it looks like the Ouya may indeed be able to deliver. (We hope.)

  • Opinion: Free Friday: Gaming with Science and Wikipedia

    This week’s games will have you helping out with cutting edge science and using one of earth’s largest repositories of knowledge to make your own RPG. Plus, there’s a platformer.

  • Opinion: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Characters and Levels Leak From Closed Beta

    It isn't unusual to see characters and secrets leak ahead of a game's release, but what we've seen leak from PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale has been exceptional. It's almost to the point where we know more from the leaks than we do from official announcements, and that's why we're going to break down what we know and what it means for the game as we approach release.

  • Opinion: Guild Wars 2 Final Beta Weekend: PvP

    Guild Wars 2 had it’s third and final beta period last month. It’s the last time most people will get to see the game before it’s release on August 28th. We played the game for three days and we’ve got three days worth of thoughts on ArenaNet’s sequel to Guild Wars. Today’s final entry will focus on the strongest area of the original Guild Wars: Player vs. Player combat.

  • Opinion: Is That an Elf in My Steampunk? City of Steam Is an Unusual MMORPG

    City of Steam is an upcoming free-to-play MMORPG set in a steampunk fantasy world that mixes grimy industrial settings with elves, goblins, and, literally, "go into the sewers and kill ten rats" quests. Cash shop plans are in the works for, at this writing, a shop of cosmetic or utility items; the designer I spoke to insisted they are opposed to 'pay to win'). City of Steam is currently in an Alpha state, so this preview is based on my experiences with a very early version of the game, including both a developer-lead guided tour and some free range playing during an alpha weekend.

  • Opinion: Ouya Gets OnLive Support, But Is It Enough?

    The highly-anticipated Ouya gaming console got some high-profile backing on Friday: OnLive announced that it will offer its on-demand gaming service on the $99 Android-powered console when it launches in 2013.

  • Opinion: Free Game Friday: Lots Of Explosions And A Spelling Dungeon

    This week we’ve got one violent game about constant destruction, one puzzling exploration game about spelling your way to discovery and one game that splits the difference, letting you shoot your way out of danger or puzzle your way into a non-violent solution to your problems. Let's go!

  • Opinion: Video-Game Publishing CEO Trash Talks Windows 8

    Microsoft has a lot riding on Windows 8, so the company can’t be happy about a public flailing its new operating system received from a big-time game publisher.

  • Opinion: Guild Wars 2 Final Beta Weekend: PvE

    Guild Wars 2 had it’s third and final beta period this past weekend. It’s the last time most people will get to see the game before it’s release on August 28th We played the game for three days and we’ve got three days worth of thoughts on ArenaNet’s sequel to Guild Wars. Today’s entry will focus on the game’s PvE component with a third and final piece on Guild Wars 2’s PvP content coming later in the week.

  • Opinion: Guild Wars 2 Final Beta Weekend: General Thoughts

    Guild Wars 2 had it’s third and final beta period this past weekend. It’s the last time most people will get to see the game before it’s release on August 28th; we played the game for three days and we’ve got three days worth of thoughts on ArenaNet’s sequel to Guild Wars. Today’s entry will focus on the game’s general feel with more in-depth looks at the MMO’s original spins on PvE and PvP content coming later in the week.

  • Opinion: Need for Speed World Celebrates Second Anniversary With Double XP and New Features

    I’m a big fan of racing games, almost to an obsessive level. I attempt to play every single racing game that is released, and that includes all those NickToon racing games. It probably had something to do with all the amazing racing titles on the N64, and my obsession with those when they were released. I mention my history only so you understand how surprising it was to realize that I had never touched Need for Speed World, which is celebrating its two year anniversary today. To make up for my mistake I hopped online with some other racers and took a look at all the new features.

  • Opinion: Android's Piracy Problem Drives Dead Trigger Price to Zero

    Zombie-shooter Dead Trigger is now free for Android users. The reason: rampant piracy.

  • Opinion: Battlefield 3: Armored Kill Brings All-Out Vehicle Warfare in September

    Back when EA announced Battlefield Premium at E3 this year, I wasn't sold. It wasn't that I didn't think it was a good idea, because it is, but the content didn't seem there. They showed Battlefield 3: Close Quarters, which we had already seen back at GDC, and everything else was still classified. It didn't make much sense, and I left less interested than ever. That feeling has stuck with me until this week, when we got our first full look at gameplay of the next Battlefield 3 DLC release Armored Kill.

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