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  • Opinion: Crytek Unleashes Crysis 3 at E3

    One of the big games at E3 2012 comes from acclaimed developer Crytek. Electronic Arts showed off Crysis 3 at its massive booth. Coming in 2013 for PC and consoles, the game utilizes the latest CryENGINE technology. Players take on the role of Prophet as he returns to New York, only to discover that the city has been encased in a Nanodome created by the corrupt Cell Corporation. Rasmus Hojengaard, Director of Creative Development at Crytek, talks about what's in store in this new first-person shooter in this exclusive interview.

  • Opinion: E3: Console Games Only Need Attend

    After covering the E3 2012 conference this week, I see that, ultimately, E3 doesn't really represent today's broad swath of gaming. Traditional, turn-based war games are completely absent from the mix in Los Angeles, so breakthrough titles similar to last year's Unity of Command are missing in action.

  • Opinion: Firaxis Brings XCOM Back for a New Generation of Gamers

    One of the most beloved turn-based strategy games of all times is getting a contemporary update from one of the most successful strategy developers out there. Firaxis is bringing XCOM: Enemy Unknown to PC and next-gen consoles, putting players in control of the entire XCOM organization. The gameplay focuses on managing resources, improving technologies, and overseeing the combat strategies and individual unit tactics, while battling a terrifying alien invasion around the globe. Powered by Unreal Engine 3 technology, this new game is at E3. Garth DeAngelis, lead producer for XCOM: Enemy Unknown, talks about what's in store for fans old and new in this exclusive interview.

  • Opinion: E3 2012: Virtual Violence Fatigue Settles In

    Violent video games are nothing new, and that’s part of the problem with E3 2012. Microsoft, Sony, and big-budget publishers held press conferences that were chock full of enough blood and gore to turn the stomachs of journalists who cover violent video games for a living, suggesting that we may be on the cusp of a significant change in how video games are developed and sold.

  • Opinion: E3: Hands On with the World of Warplanes Game

    Roughly 30% of players in the free-to-play MMO World of Tanks spend real world money to upgrade or add cosmetic changes to their vehicles. It's a phenomenal conversion rate, and likely the highest in the crowded Free-to-Play market.

  • Opinion: Sleeping Dogs Game Brings Hong Kong To Life At E3

    What began as True Crime: Hong Kong has evolved into one of the most impressive open world games at E3. Sleeping Dogs will allow players to immerse themselves in all aspects of the Hong Kong underworld, going deep undercover as Wei Shen, who's out to take down the Triads. The game offers a trio of explosive gameplay options, including vehicular combat, martial arts and assorted guns and weapons. Jeff O'Connell, senior producer on Sleeping Dogs at United Front Games, talks about the new open-world action adventure in this exclusive interview.

  • Opinion: Ubisoft Delves Deeper into the Jungle in Far Cry 3

    Ubisoft is returning to the roots of Far Cry with this third outing, although they're adding an element of insanity to the mix. Far beyond the limits of civilization lies an island, a lawless place ruled by violence and human suffering, where your only escape is through drugs or the muzzle of a gun. Stranded on this tropical paradise with a bloody underside, players will find all of their first-person shooter skills tested to the limit. Last E3, the developer focused on the game's beginning with protagonist Jason and the insane Vaas. After trying to kill Jason, both men survive the ordeal and Jason's nightmare begins. Dan Hay, producer on Far Cry 3, talks about what's new at E3 in this exclusive interview.

  • Opinion: 5 Things You Need To Know About The Elder Scrolls Online

    Plenty of Elder Scrolls fans are cynical about the impending release of The Elder Scrolls Online, and understandably so; the game looks like a generic fantasy MMORPG from five years ago. After checking out the game at E3 we can confirm that The Elder Scrolls Online is a hardcore fantasy MMORPG for PC and Mac, so if you're not into that sort of game you probably ought to steer clear of this one when it comes out next year. But if you're a fan of the Elder Scrolls series, I'm filing this report from the E3 show floor to tell you that you ought to be interested in how Zenimax Studios is designing The Elder Scrolls Online. Here's a few reasons why:

  • Opinion: Ninja Theory Gives Capcom's Devil May Cry a Reboot

    After a decade's worth of best-selling action adventure games from Japan, Devil May Cry's protagonist Dante has headed West with a new master, the UK developer Ninja Theory. The new team hopes to breathe fresh life into the Devil May Cry franchise, which now goes by DmC. The reboot chronicles demon hunter Dante's early years, set against a contemporary backdrop. Alex Jones, producer for DmC at Capcom, talks about what's in store in this new take on the classic third-person perspective action series in this exclusive interview.

  • Opinion: THQ Rides with Death in Darksiders II

    THQ and Vigil Games are serving up the second chapter in the adventures of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Darksiders II follows the exploits of Death in an original story that intersects with the original game and features appearances by that game's protagonist, War. This sequel, of sorts, sends the agile Death and his horse Despair on a journey of redemption through light and dark realms as he tries to right his brother's name. Han Randhawa, art director at Vigil Games, talks about this deeper blend of role-playing game exploration and action in this exclusive interview.

  • Opinion: Sony: Games Take Center Stage

    Sony is doubling-down on games this year, judging from its E3 keynote, showing off some eye-popping game trailers. Despite hardware taking a back seat to software, Sony did talk up a Wonderbook device and showed how its PlayStation Vita will enhance game play on popular and new game titles. In all, I like what I saw, but was craving more game and title release specifics.

  • Opinion: Company of Heroes 2 Invades the Eastern Front of WWII

    THQ and Relic are heading back to World War II with the new real-time strategy game Company of Heroes 2. Focusing on the Easter Front of the way, players will be commanding the Red Army to defend Soviet soil from the ongoing full-scale invasion from Germany. Developed on Relic’s proprietary Essence 3.0 Engine, the game developer promises this tech will deliver enhanced levels of destruction and increased graphical fidelity. Quinn Duffy, game director on Company of Heroes 2, talks about the 2013 PC release in this exclusive interview.

  • Opinion: Treyarch Pushes Beyond Modern Warfare With Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2

    Activision is pushing things forward with its Call of Duty franchise. Treyarch's Black Ops 2 is on display at E3 2012 with an epic campaign storyline that propels the action to 2025. Fans of the '80s will also be in for a treat with some playable levels during that period in American history, which should serve as a nice contrast to the drone and robot-controlled future warfare gameplay. Mark Lamia, studio head at Treyarch, talks about what's in store in this November 13 release in this exclusive interview.

  • Opinion: Ubisoft Heads to the Frontier with Assassins Creed III

    Gamers will be able to explore American history this October in a brand new way, courtesy of Ubisoft's Montreal development studio. Set against the backdrop of the American Revolution in the late 18th century, Assassin's Creed III introduces a new hero, Connor, of Native American and English heritage. At E3 this year, Ubisoft is offering players a deeper look into the role the frontier will play in this massive game. Alex Hutchinson, creative director on Assassin's Creed III, talks about what's in store in this walk through history in this exclusive interview.

  • Opinion: Forget Next-Gen Consoles; I Want This Retro Gaming All-in-One

    While our sister blog Game On might be going on about the future of video games at E3 and something called the MiiVerse, I would like to direct your attention to this awesome retro gaming tower by a modder nicknamed Bacteria that will incorporate just about every system ever made.

  • Opinion: Microsoft's E3 Event: A Preview

    Microsoft is set to detail its upcoming gaming plans during E3 2012 on Monday, and fans and critics are trying to figure out what the software maker has in store. The last two years have been dominated with Kinect news; will 2012 bring more of the same? Or will Microsoft talk about its next generation console, the Xbox 720? What about other potential device and games?

  • Opinion: Free Game Friday: Three Short Platformers With Twists

    It's all platfomers all the time in this week's collection of free games, including a platformer where the screen is only one pixel high and a collaborative platformer where two characters have to work together to get to the next screen.

  • Opinion: E3 Preview: What We Hope to See at E3 2012

    The 17th annual Electronic Entertainment Expo kicks off next week in Los Angeles, and PCWorld editors will be scouring the show floor all week in search of the most interesting gaming hardware and software. We learned a lot from our time at E3 2011, but it's still tough to predict what the big news will be at E3 this year. Some of PCWorld's most passionate gamers took time to share their opinions on what to expect from E3 2012; read on for their thoughts, share your own in the comments, and bookmark PCWorld's Game On blog to stay on top of our E3 2012 coverage.

  • Opinion: Stop What You're Doing And Go Buy The Humble Indie Bundle

    Do you have an extra $10 that you can spare? Then go and pick up the latest Humble Indie Bundle and support great games and charity. The fifth iteration of the bundle includes amazing titles like Bastion and Limbo, and all purchases include soundtracks for each of the games offered.

  • Opinion: Free Game Friday: Two New Platformers and an Awesome God Game

    Another Friday means another collection of free games, and this week we've got two original twists on platformers and one of the best-looking games you've ever played in your browser.

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