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  • Opinion: Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm Beta Live

    I've been addicted to Starcraft 2 since the Wings of Liberty beta went live back in spring of 2010, so the thought of getting to relive the excitement of new units and game mechanics makes me crazy with anticipation. Unfortunately, only a lucky few will get tp debut the Heart of the Swarm beta to the world.

  • Opinion: Free Game Friday: Three Games on Evolution

    This week’s roundup of free games are all about evolving. Thanks to a recent Ludum Dare 48 Hour game jam on the theme of evolution, this week has seen a cavalcade of great free games about the survival of the fittest.

  • Opinion: LittleBigPlanet PS Vita Preview

    After the success of the LittleBigPlanet franchise, it's no surprise that it would make an appearance on Sony's newest PlayStation handheld. The LittleBigPlanet series has always strived to be on the cutting edge of innovation, leading the way with support for all of Sony's initiatives, such as cross-controller and PlayStation Move support. While LittleBigPlanet PSP did little to stand out in the series, LittleBigPlanet PS Vita is looking to be the definitive version of the game and a day-one purchase for PlayStation Vita owners.

  • Opinion: New Site Bundles Indie Games for Cheap

    Every big Steam sale and Humble Indie Bundle extravaganza has seen its fair share of indie game bundles which offers a truckload of small, but fun, games for a low price. But as these "fire sales" fade so does the great indie-developer exposure. IndieBundle.org hopes to change that.

  • Opinion: LG's Game World Will Bring Video Games to Cinema 3D Smart TVs

    LG announced Monday that it will be launching a new Smart TV game portal called Game World in the second half of this year. Game World is exclusively for LG's Cinema 3D Smart TV lineup, and will offer free and paid games, some of which will be in 3D.

  • Opinion: Guild Wars 2 Launches: Two Failures And One Success

    I've written at length about the features and advances in Guild Wars 2 from my time in their last beta weekend. But now the game has properly launched and, as you might expect, Guild Wars 2 is experiencing the traditional spate of MMO launch week difficulties. That means problems grouping up with friends, a non-functional in-game store and a lot of banned users. The good news is one of these isn't actually a problem at all.

  • Opinion: World of Warcraft Auction House And Chat Mobile Apps Now Free

    If you're the rare World of Warcraft player who wants to be spending MORE hours a day playing WoW then friend, you're in luck. Blizzard has just announced that its premium mobile services are now available for free, which means that if you have an iOS or Android smartphone you can interact with Azeroth from almost anywhere.

  • Opinion: Valve Employee Talks Virtual Reality Gaming

    The future of video gaming may lie in virtual reality. No, that's not 1996 calling; its Valve Software's Michael Abrash, a game industry legend and one of the minds behind Quake and Doom. Abrash recently sat down for an interview with Rock Paper Shotgun and shared his thoughts on the future of gaming and potential for VR technology to change how we play game.

  • Opinion: Borderlands Goes 8-BIt In Your Browser

    Borderlands 2 is quickly approaching its September 21st release date and, depending on your tastes, it may be one of the most anticipated games of the year. So, what's the best way to continue building hype? Create an 8-bit version of the game that everyone can play in their browser of choice. Case in point: The Border Lands.

  • Opinion: Battlegrounds Gaming Engine Suite Reunites Gaming Groups

    Remember gaming night? You and a bunch of friends would gather around a table at someone's place and before long, a favorite pastime would emerge from a cabinet or a closet and everyone would be playing. Maybe it was classic boardgames or pen-and-paper RPGs. Perhaps you were the wargame type or preferred to take your chances with a deck of collectable cards. Good times don't last forever, though. Friends move away, jobs change and groups can find themselves split on opposite coasts. Fortunately, that doesn't have to spell the end of play time anymore. The Battlegrounds suite of software (various pricing, free demo) allows players and GMs alike to collaborate in a virtual, whiteboard-like space especially designed for gaming.

  • Opinion: Diablo III Announces New Paragon System

    I know we've already outlined some of the upcoming mechanical changes in the 1.0.4 patch to Diablo III, but today Blizzard announced the biggest change to the game in the form of new "Paragon Levels" that can only be attained after reaching the game's previous maximum level of 60 and provide several benefits to paragon-leveled characters.

  • Opinion: Plants vs Zombies 2 Release Window Revealed

    Not much is known about the sequel to one of the best-selling mini-games of all time, Plants vs Zombies. But what we do know is that it is due out in late spring of 2013.

  • Opinion: Blizzard Debuts New World Of Warcraft Cinematic At Gamescom

    The release of the new World of Warcraft expansion Mists of Pandaria is fast approaching, and this week Blizzard displayed the opening cinematic to the game at the Gamescom conference in Cologne, Germany. As always, Blizzard’s cinematic team has some cutting-edge CGI to show off and we thought it was worth your time to take a look at.

  • Opinion: Diablo III Patch 1.0.4 Brings More Ways to Play

    Blizzard is gearing up to release patch 1.0.4 for Diablo III and the patch seems (so far at least) to be focused on widening the variety of useful play styles. While the game's rune system makes a wide variety of skill combinations possible for every class, players quickly managed to zero in on a relatively small number of superior builds after the game's launch. This led to the vast majority of players locking in on a small number of optimum play styles.

  • Opinion: Valve Release Team Fortress 2 Mann Vs. Machine Update, Team Fortress 2 Invades Hero Academy

    Free-to-Play FPS juggernaut Team Fortress 2 is finally releasing its long-rumored cooperative mode. After years of team-based deathmatches and flag captures, this week we'll see the release of the game’s Mann vs. Machine update, which is expected to add a new mode that deploys a legion of robotic foes (shaped like TF2 classes, of course) for you to destroy with the help of up to 5 friends.

  • 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.

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