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Brothers In Arms: Hell’s Highway

Posted by Arep | 30 September 2008 |

After a few days with BiA I've discovered that its an excellent squad-based shooter but experience with the previous games is required to feel anything for the story until the very end.

Read more » | 3 user reviews | Xbox

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Posted by Arep | 20 September 2008 |

Engaging story and phun with physics almost makes up for a short, sub-par game.

Read more » | 1 user review | Xbox

Too Human

Posted by UNK | 19 September 2008 |

After waiting forever for this game to come out, (ok 14 years is a long time) many people were understandably less then impressed with the finished product. The two problems with this attitude is that ...

Read more » | 1 user review | Xbox

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning

Posted by Arep | 10 September 2008 |

Overall this is a great game that is different than other MMOs, yet includes many of the best features/functions that are in other MMOs.

Read more » | 11 user reviews | PC

Space Siege

Posted by Arep | 9 September 2008 |

While the game’s title suggests that it’s a spiritual successor to the Dungeon Siege games, it is most definitely not Dungeon Siege in space

Read more » | 0 user reviews | PC

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09

Posted by Arep | 1 September 2008 |

If you play golf, there are a number of secondary objectives that you are required to complete before you can call yourself a golfer. The first is to be able to fluently quote Caddyshack and, to a ...

Read more » | 3 user reviews | Xbox

Lord of the Rings Online: One Year Later

Posted by Arep | 28 August 2008 |

How much of a chance for success does a game based on the grandfather of high fantasy have in the same marketplace as EVE, EverQuest 2 and WoW? Well, it turns out that it has a very good chance, ...

Read more » | 3 user reviews | PC

Porsche 911 Turbo Wheel

Posted by Admin | 27 August 2008 |

An ambitious wheel design that doesn't quite live up to its own expectations.

Read more » | 1 user review | Hardware

Civilization: Revolution

Posted by Arep | 21 August 2008 |

Although “built from the ground up for consoles” has almost become a cliché of games reviewing, Civilization: Revolutions is one game that encapsulates this term, and succeeds in living up to its ...

Read more » | 2 user reviews | Xbox

Star Trek Online: First Look

Posted by Arep | 9 August 2008

A few months ago those waiting anxiously for an MMO set in the Star Trek universe were dismayed when Perpetual Entertainment closed its doors. Today at the annual Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas Cryptic ...

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Malware Distributed Through Twitch Chat Is Hijacking Steam Accounts

15 September 2014 |If you use Twitch, be careful not to click on any suspicious links in the video streaming platform's chat feature.Twitch Support's official Twitter account has issued a security PSA on Friday, telling users not to click the ...

Saints Row Creative Director Joins Valve

15 September 2014 |Steve Jaros, Studio Creative Director at Saints Row developer Volition, is leaving the company for a new job at Valve.Jaros shared the news today via his Twitter account. "The past 10 years at Volition have been life changing," ...

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham DLC Season Pass Skips Wii U, 3DS, and PS Vita

15 September 2014 |Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive entertainment revealed that LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham will be the first game to get a Season Pass for its DLC. The game is being released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PS ...

“In the Modern Game Industry, Content Is King,” Divinity: Original Sin Dev Says

15 September 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6420322/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Two months after it launched, turn-based ...

Microsoft’s $2.5B Acquisition of Minecraft Could Be Announced Monday—Report

15 September 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6421258/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Reports that Microsoft will buy Minecraft ...

Titanfall DLC Map Zone 18 Screenshots and Details Released

15 September 2014 |Respawn Entertainment has revealed screenshots and details about Zone 18, one of the maps included in it's upcoming Titanfall DLC, IMC Rising.Zone 18, according to the game's fiction, is an old IMC base hidden in the wilderness of ...

Destiny Is a Different Game After 20 Hours, Bungie Says

14 September 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6421296/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>How many hours have you put into Destiny ...

Super Smash Bros. Wii U Releases in November—Report

14 September 2014 |A preorder card for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U that surfaced online suggests that the game will release on November 21, 2014.The card, a picture of which was posted online by Twitter user BluesDriveBuster, seems to have come from ...

Horror Game Five Nights at Freddy’s Teases Sequel

14 September 2014 |Scott Cawthon, the developer of the outstandingly creepy Five Night's at Freddy's, has teased a sequel to the horror game on his website with the above image.Five Night's at Freddy's puts players in the role of a security guard at ...

Space Sim Elite: Dangerous Reveals Price and Preorder Edition

14 September 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6421288/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Elite: Dangerous will cost $60 when it's ...

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Review: Bending Genres in Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon

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Review: Shambling Mirror of Fate Signals Time to Jam a Stake in Castlevania’s Heart

8 March 2013 | <!--Begin feature--> <!-- for syndication --> Castlevania: Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate brings the series back to Nintendo's portable systems, ...

An Unflattering Boll Cut

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The Trials and Tribulations of Gears of War: Judgment

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The Cinematic Nature of Parasite Eve

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A Plea for the Gaming Industry to Respect Gamers

1 March 2013 | <!--Begin feature--> <!-- for syndication --> Although the economy might not be in the thick of a recession as it once was, that doesn't mean things ...

Moving Forward and Looking to Indies, Not Better Graphics

28 February 2013 | <!--Begin feature--> <!-- for syndication --> Excited as I was to finally see a next-generation console, much of the PlayStation 4 software we saw ...

Urban Trial Freestyle Review: Where Flash Trumps Substance

27 February 2013 | <!--Begin feature--> <!-- for syndication --> There is no getting around the similarities between Urban Trial Freestyle and the Trials series. The ...

The Orwellian Superheroes of Watch Dogs and inFamous: Second Son

23 February 2013 | <!--Begin feature--> <!-- for syndication --> <body> Always the eyes watching you and the voice enveloping you. Asleep or awake, working or ...

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‘What value do you see in game jams? What have you learned?’

13 September 2014 |They're increasingly popular and seemingly going on all the time. What value do they hold for game developers? We asked our readers. ...

Hearthstone botter: Blizzard ‘not really paying much attention’

13 September 2014 |He left his bot running for three days straight, but didn't get flagged as a non-human player, this Hearthstone botter says. ...

Google taking steps to boost Android game developers in Japan, Korea

13 September 2014 |The biggest mobile market in the world is Japan -- and Korea is also lucrative. Now, the Android provider is aiming to help developers in those countries find sucess. ...

Obituary: Lode Runner creator Douglas E. Smith

13 September 2014 |Smith coded the 1980s classic while studying architecture, and it became a hit across console and PC platforms during the decade. ...

Sony UK boss: The Vita is ‘trucking along’

13 September 2014 |"There's a perception that it's fading away. I can absolutely assure you that that's not happening. It's proving remarkably resilient." ...

Get a job: Idol Minds is hiring a Lead Programmer

13 September 2014 |The house that built Pain and Coolboarders 3 is looking for a senior programmer to lead the engineering efforts on a mobile/console project in development at the Louisville, CO studio. ...

Lessons learned from the development of Divinity: Original Sin

13 September 2014 |Larian Studios founder Swen Vincke reflects on lessons he learned from the studio's recent success launching its Kickstarted PC RPG Divinity: Original Sin. ...

Redshirt, Hack ‘N’ Slash among this year’s IndieCade finalists

13 September 2014 |This year the IndieCade officials have nominated 36 indie titles for awards, including games from Double Fine, DigiPen, Deirdra "Squinky" Kiai and more. ...

What to steal from Destiny’s UI

13 September 2014 |"This isn't a review, I'm not a critic, just noticed a bunch of clever stuff that wouldn't be hard to duplicate on an indie budget. Polish costs time, but my goodness does a game benefit from it." ...

Quick tips: Finding the core gameplay

13 September 2014 |"One of the biggest challenges in designing a new system is to establish a solid core to build the game upon. I usually start by searching for a solid core system that could sustain the entire game going forward." ...

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Glu-ed to the Kardashians

13 September 2014 |"There's definitely a high demand for new content" says SVP and GM of Glu Toronto

Divinity: Original Sin has sold 500,000

13 September 2014 |Just 10 per cent from retail according to Larian boss

Licensed to thrill?

13 September 2014 |Roadhouse Interactive COO Ian Verchere explains what brands can--and can't--do to ensure success in the mobile market

Oculus Rift consumer beta by summer 2015 - Report

13 September 2014 |Commercial VR headset could be rolled out through Google Glass-like public beta program

Xbox games may soon be streamed to PC

12 September 2014 |Tech blog claims Microsoft is working on technology to make Xbox 360 and Xbox One games playable in a browser

Fergal Gara on PlayStation Vita: "It’s proving remarkably resilient"

12 September 2014 |Sony UK chief sees a new, more specialised future for the device

Naughty Dog celebrates 30th anniversary with art shows and documentary

12 September 2014 |Studio behind The Last of Us and Uncharted invites fans to reminisce on Twitter

Seizing Destiny

12 September 2014 |A great launch for Bungie's latest will please Activision investors - but Sony is the real winner, with PS4 positioned to reap the rewards.

Oculus co-founder donates $31 million to University of Maryland

12 September 2014 |Brendan Iribe gives back to his old school, will have new computer science building named after him

NPD: Madden NFL 15 is #1, but hardware shines in August

12 September 2014 |Xbox One and PS4 represent 70 per cent of hardware sales

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Oculus VR CEO Gives $31 Million to the University of Maryland

13 September 2014 | Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe has donated $31 million to his alma matter, the University of Maryland - the largest single donation ever received by the university. According ...

Oculus VR CEO Gives $31 Million to the University of Maryland

13 September 2014 | Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe has donated $31 million to his alma matter, the University of Maryland - the largest single donation ever received by the university. According ...

Sega Cracking Down on Mean Commenters

13 September 2014 | Sega of America announced today that it is changing its policy about comments on pictures it posts of real people. Going forward, anyone that posts derogatory and hateful ...

Sega Cracking Down on Mean Commenters

13 September 2014 | Sega of America announced today that it is changing its policy about comments on pictures it posts of real people. Going forward, anyone that posts derogatory and hateful ...

RI Superior Court Denies Well Fargo’s Stay Request in 38 Studios Case

13 September 2014 | According to the Providence Journal, the Rhode Island Superior Court has denied a request by Wells Fargo to stop the progress of the state’s ongoing lawsuit against ...

RI Superior Court Denies Well Fargo’s Stay Request in 38 Studios Case

13 September 2014 | According to the Providence Journal, the Rhode Island Superior Court has denied a request by Wells Fargo to stop the progress of the state’s ongoing lawsuit against ...

‘Minecraft’ CraftBukkit Mod Developer Becomes Victim of Swatting

13 September 2014 | Wesley "wolvereness" Wolfe is the latest to become victimized by a swatting prank. According to Chron, the 25-year-old programmer best known for Craftbukkit for ...

‘Minecraft’ CraftBukkit Mod Developer Becomes Victim of Swatting

13 September 2014 | Wesley "wolvereness" Wolfe is the latest to become victimized by a swatting prank. According to Chron, the 25-year-old programmer best known for Craftbukkit for ...

TIGA Calls for $4.9 Million in Annual Government-Backed Funding for UK Game Developers

13 September 2014 | UK video game trade body TIGA has put forth a proposal calling on the British government to create a new Creative Content Fund for video games to the tune of £3 ...

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Distance brings Early Access patrons to the track this fall

15 September 2014 | After introducing players to its neon-streaked streets at PAX Prime last month and in a private beta, Refract Studios' Distance will turn the corner on Early Access sometime this fall. Although an exact arrival date has not been ...

Xbook One is Microsoft’s console in laptop form

15 September 2014 | While Nintendo has its 3DS and Sony has its PlayStation Vita to please gamers on the go, Microsoft stands alone as the only major competitor in the modern games industry without a portable device dedicated to gaming. And well, for ...

The White House’s game jam focused on education

15 September 2014 | Pizza boxes, crowded computer labs and an overworked coffee maker - these are common sightings at plenty of game jams, but the interior of the White House and Secret Service members are a bit more uncommon. USA Today reports that ...

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Father remake lands October 15

15 September 2014 | Revisiting Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers on modern platforms will become much simpler on October 15, when developers Pinkerton Road Studio and Phoenix Online Studios release a remake celebrating the adventure's 20th ...

Pikmin shorts to debut at Tokyo International Film Festival

15 September 2014 | Variety reports that Pikmin Short Movies, a collection of animated shorts produced by Pikmin series creator Shigeru Miyamoto, will debut at the Tokyo International Film Festival. Sometime during the festival's run from October 25 ...

Mobile game HipstaFox is everything its name promises

15 September 2014 | And now, a scene from the Joystiq documentary, "What Does The Fox Play: Games Starring Foxes": The red fox (vulpes vulpes) is a solitary creature that cares little for what other creatures in the animal kingdom think about it. In ...

Surgeon Simulator dev expands curriculum in Twelve a Dozen

15 September 2014 | Would you trust Bossa Studios, developers of the questionably-medically-accurate Surgeon Simulator, to teach basic math skills? Educational organization Amplify did, and the result of their collaboration is Twelve a Dozen, a ...

Day-one patch adding Challenge Mode to Hyrule Warriors

15 September 2014 | Hyrule Warriors who are looking for a test of skills that goes beyond the game's Adventure Mode will be glad to hear that, as reported by Nintendo World Report, developer Koei Tecmo will be releasing a day-one patch that adds ...

Guide a jellyfish swarm under the sea in Jelly Reef

15 September 2014 | How do you guide a bloom of jellyfish to the ocean floor if you can't actually speak their language? You inherit the power to guide oceanic currents and push them to safety using the water around them. The thought of a ...

Elite: Dangerous’ pre-order incentives include a new ride

15 September 2014 | Prior to the upcoming Elite: Dangerous, the series' last space venture was in 1995. Dusting off the old ships in your hanger is always an option, but what about the wiring? Are you sure that's still up to code? Did you ever clean ...

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Early Reviews of Destiny: Unfulfilled Potential

13 September 2014 |Destiny is a first-person shooter set in a persistent, online world. It was released on Tuesday by Bungie, the development studio behind Halo, and billed as a blending of console shooters and progression-based MMOs. Reviews for the ...

Kickstarter’s Problem: You Have To Make the Game Before You Ask For Money

13 September 2014 |An anonymous reader writes with this piece about Digital Knights, the studio behind the Kickstarter campaign project Sienna Storm, which was cancelled this week after the team raised only 10% of their $180,000 target, despite a ...

Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

10 September 2014 |dotarray (1747900) writes "A surprising story has emerged today that suggests Microsoft is looking to buy Minecraft developer Mojang. The reported price tag is "more than US$2 billion." The original report is at the WSJ (possibly ...

John Romero On Reinventing the Shooter

9 September 2014 |An anonymous reader writes: John Romero helped bring us Doom, Quake, and Wolfenstein, but he's also known for Daikatana — an immensely-hyped followup that flopped hard. After remaining on the periphery of game development ...

GSOC Project Works To Emulate Systemd For OpenBSD

8 September 2014 |An anonymous reader writes Through a Google Summer of Code project this year was work to emulate systemd on OpenBSD. Upstream systemd remains uninterested in supporting non-Linux platforms so a student developer has taken to ...

DMCA Claim Over GPL Non-Compliance Shuts Off Minecraft Plug-Ins

6 September 2014 |New submitter Maxo-Texas writes One of the primary programmers, Wesley Wolfe (Wolvereness), who contributed over 23,000 lines of code to the Bukkit project (which enhances Minecraft server performance and allows others to write ...

Carmack On Mobile VR Development

6 September 2014 |An anonymous reader writes: After surprising everyone by demonstrating Samsung's new VR headset at IFA yesterday, John Carmack spoke with Gamasutra about the difficulties of developing virtual reality in a mobile environment. He ...

Carmack On Mobile VR Development

6 September 2014 |An anonymous reader writes: After surprising everyone by demonstrating Samsung's new VR headset at IFA yesterday, John Carmack spoke with Gamasutra about the difficulties of developing virtual reality in a mobile environment. He ...

Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

5 September 2014 |ideonexus writes: 2490 gamers, developers and journalists have signed an open letter supporting inclusiveness in the gaming community after indie game developer Zoe Quinn received backlash and harassment when her ex-boyfriend ...

Japanese Firm Showcases “Touchable” 3-D Technology

4 September 2014 |skade88 notes an interesting new piece of tactile feedback technology unveiled in Japan. Officials of Miraisens, a high-tech firm based outside Tokyo, said the technology, which can be used to improve the gaming experience or allow ...

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Guild Wars 2: Division Overview

Posted by Tilce | 22 August 2012

An Introduction to Guild Wars 2 and the TOG GW2 Crew.

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Get to know your guildmate interview #4: Serah De Vere

Posted by Ral_Partha | 29 December 2012

Ral Partha interviews TOG member and Guild Wars 2 fan "Serah De Vere", in the latest installment of "Get to know your guildmates with Ral Partha"!

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Get to know your guildmate interview #3: Pumpkin

Posted by Ral_Partha | 19 December 2012

Ral Partha interviews TOG member and Guild Wars 2 fan Pumpkin, in the latest installment of "Get to know your guildmates with Ral Partha"!

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Posted by Tilce | 10 September 2012

Weekly WvW Events Wednesday night and Saturday your time zone

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GW2 Member Interview #2

Posted by Tilce | 10 September 2012

Icehawke - who is he and what does he do?

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TF2 Unveils a new Co-Op Mode - Mann vs Machine

Posted by Ulric | 26 August 2012

The game that keeps on giving unveils new co-op mode. Red and Blue join forces to fight off a marauding mob of malevolent machines. TOG TF2 has 2 MvsM servers up and running for your machinations. See the ...

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GW2 Member Interview #1

Posted by Tilce | 24 August 2012

Get to know GW2's 501st sign up: Klobberella

Read more » | 79 Comments

2 Sep: GW2 Crafting Carnival

Posted by Tilce | 24 August 2012

2 Sep: Meet and Greet, Chat and Craft!

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Health, You and the Launch of Guild Wars 2

Posted by Tilce | 23 August 2012

Specs gives a humorous but serious run down on how to stay healthy in the first weekend of Guild Wars 2.

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Guild Wars: Winds of Change

Posted by inoshiro | 14 October 2011

Change is coming to Cantha

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