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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 » | 2 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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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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Driveclub Connectivity “Steadily Improving” as More Multiplayer Events Added

24 October 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6421704/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Driveclub's messy launch has still not ...

Watch New Halo Nightfall Trailer Right Now

24 October 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6421954/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Microsoft has released a slick new ...

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare PC Requirements Revealed

24 October 2014 |Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's Steam page has revealed the game's minimum and recommended PC system requirements. We already knew the minimum requirements, but this is the first time we're hearing about the game's recommended ...

Xbox One Install Times “Should Be Faster,” Microsoft Exec Admits

24 October 2014 |Improving Xbox One install times ranks highly on Xbox boss Phil Spencer's platform priority list, though it remains to be seen when gamers might start to see zippier install periods."It's high on my priority list," Spencer told ...

1080p Unfinished Swan Hitting PS4 Next Week With Cross-Buy

24 October 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6398383/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>Sony announced today that the PlayStation ...

PS3 The Last of Us Game of the Year Edition Confirmed for Europe

23 October 2014 |Sony today announced The Last of Us: Game of the Year Edition for PlayStation 3, which the company describes as the "ultimate version" of Naughty Dog's 2013 game. The bundle is launching in Europe on November 11, though Sony has ...

Studio Behind Gabe Newell Death Threat Formally Apologizes

23 October 2014 |Code Avarice, the indie studio whose co-owner Mike Maulbeck recently threatened to kill Valve boss Gabe Newell, has now formally apologized for the now-former employee's actions."I want to issue a formal apology from Code Avarice ...

Watch: New Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Multiplayer Footage

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Linear Games Are “Going to Suffer” In Current Market, Far Cry 4 Dev Says

23 October 2014 |<iframe src="/videos/embed/6421807/" width="100%" height="100%" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>The rise in video-sharing services such ...

Former Xbox/PC Exclusive World of Keflings Coming to Wii U Next Month

23 October 2014 |Developer NinjaBee has announced that A World of Keflings will launch for Wii U On November 13. Currently, the game is available only for Xbox 360 and PC.The Wii U version of A World of Keflings will sell for $10 (just like the ...

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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

6 March 2013 | <!--Begin feature--> <!-- for syndication --> <body> As the next generation of home consoles slowly emerge into the limelight and enter the ...

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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Running a studio for 20 years: A look back at Australia’s Tantalus

24 October 2014 |A look back at a studio's journey: "To make games continuously for twenty years is a hell of an achievement and a credit to the two hundred or so people who have worked with us over the years." ...

5 years after closing its doors, 3D Realms reopens for business

24 October 2014 |Duke Nukem developer 3D Realms effectively shut down in 2009, but now it's relaunching with a new leadership team and a plan to begin developing games again. ...

Learn to make multiplatform games and protect your IP at GDC Next

24 October 2014 |Attorney Mona Ibrahim explains how to avoid IP lawsuits and Owlchemy Labs CEO Alex Schwartz reveals everything you need to know about multiplatform development at GDC Next 2014 featuring ADC. ...

New scientific statement questions effectiveness of ‘brain training’ games

23 October 2014 |Nearly 70 psychology, neuroscience, and gerontology scholars have co-signed a skeptical statement about "brain training" games, questioning the effectiveness of such games. ...

The power of audience development for indies

23 October 2014 |"The earlier you start your marketing planning, the better off you'll be. This blog post focuses on the benefits of community and audience development programs." ...

Blog: Lessons learned while pitching my game company to investors

23 October 2014 |"Hopefully what I've written here will prove helpful to those of you looking to get through your first pitch. It's worth the effort!" ...

Blog: Batch processing for indies

23 October 2014 |"Batch processing means doing a lot of similar things all at once. People don't bake one cookie at a time, instead they make all the batter at once and get a lot of cookies created." ...

Infinifactory and the next generation of the ‘Minecraft genre’

23 October 2014 |Gamasutra speaks with Zach Barth about Infinifactory, and how he's attempting to build the next-generation for the block-building genre. ...

Kinect for Windows SDK updated: Devs can now sell apps through Windows Store

23 October 2014 |A new, free SDK brings updated functionality to the device, including the ability to launch apps on the Windows Store -- alongside an adapter to use an Xbox One Kinect with the PC. ...

An introduction to cross-game promotions

23 October 2014 |"The allure of cross game promotions and where they are at their best is providing sales to each series involved while giving fans something extra for their appreciation." ...

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Digital retailer speaks out on #gamergate name confusion

24 October 2014 |Gamersgate CEO puts out public statement after receiving threats

Goodgame Studios appoints new head of communications

24 October 2014 |Dirk Hensen joins from Twitter Germany

British Academy Scotland Awards nominees announced

24 October 2014 |Rockstar Games, Outplay Entertainment and Firebrand Games in the running

Helgason: Negative view on Riccitiello is "incredibly unfair"

24 October 2014 |Unity's outgoing CEO on a most surprising appointment, and the myriad ways the company stands to benefit

ESA Foundation grants $90,000 to women and minority students

24 October 2014 |The scholarships will help them pursue video game-related college degrees

Gaming is the least welcoming online venue for women

23 October 2014 |But Pew survey points to social media as the most common venue for online harassment

New Zurich studio for Studio Gobo

23 October 2014 |Infinity studio builds relationship with Disney and local university

Sweet Success: the Difficult Second Album

23 October 2014 |Mind Candy's Brighton arm, Candy Labs, on developing to expectations

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate keeps Japanese #1

23 October 2014 |New 3DS and New 3DS XL rule hardware sales

With Riccitiello, is Unity planning something big?

23 October 2014 |Analysts weigh in on what the appointment means - could the company be aiming for an IPO?

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‘Shroud of the Avatar’ Coming to Steam Early Access in Late November

23 October 2014 | Richard Garriott (best known as the creator of the popular Ultima series and the MMO Ultima Online) and his studio Portalarium are taking the next step to get his online RPG ...

Double Fine and IAm8Bit Team Up for ‘Day of the Devs’

23 October 2014 | On Saturday, November 1 from 1-4 pm, I Am 8Bit and Double Fine Productions will team up once again to present 'Day of the Devs,' a special event that showcases the ...

Apple Triumphs Over GPNE Corp. in $94 Million Patent Infringement Lawsuit

23 October 2014 | A San Jose, California jury ruled that Apple's products do not infringe two patents owned by GPNE Corp., a patent-holding company that has licensed its patents to more ...

Pew Poll: Online Gaming is the ‘Least Welcoming Space’ for Women

23 October 2014 | According to a report on NPR's All Tech Considered, gaming is the most unwelcoming space for women. That conclusion comes from a new Pew Research poll about the broad ...

FCC Hits Pause Button on AT&T;-DirecTV and Comcast-TWC Merger Reviews

23 October 2014 | The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) officially hit the pause buttons on its review of both the Comcast/Time Warner Cable and AT&T/DirecTV mergers. ...

Microsoft Offers ‘Xbox One Game Voice Commander’ For Free

23 October 2014 | Microsoft Garage, Microsoft's independent team of interns, seasoned veterans and tinkerers that make small and interesting products, has released a free game for Xbox ...

Former EA CEO John Riccitiello Takes Top Post at Unity

23 October 2014 | In a letter to the Unity game development community today, current CEO David Helgason announced that he was resigning and that former EA CEO John Riccitiello would be taking ...

NSA CTO Cannot Moonlight for Private Security Firm

23 October 2014 | It turns out that it's not cool for the National Security Agency (NSA) chief technology officer Patrick Dowd to work "up to 20 hours a week" for IronNet, a ...

Microsoft Reveals HaloFest Event

23 October 2014 | Microsoft and 343 Industries are inviting fans to a celebration of all things Halo as they broadcast special sneak peeks, interviews and exclusive gameplay to the world on ...

Internet Broadcasters Weigh In On Net Neutrality

23 October 2014 | The Radio Survivor blog has some anecdotal evidence that Internet radio/podcast hosts from around the country commented during the FCC's public comment period to ...

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Xbox One’s screenshot feature won’t arrive until next year

24 October 2014 | The Xbox One's screenshot-making feature won't be added to the system's feature set until next year. Xbox head Phil Spencer explained to IGN that as the company comes "back into the new year, we'll see new stuff, and screenshots ...

Free Xbox Music streaming to stop in December

24 October 2014 | The free music streaming feature for Xbox Music will be discontinued on December 1, Microsoft revealed on an Xbox Support page for the service. The company said it is "focusing Xbox Music to deliver the ultimate music purchase and ...

Trine developer launches iOS platformer Splot

24 October 2014 | Frozenbyte, developer of co-op platformer Trine, has created one of the most mobile-looking mobile games in Splot. The platformer is available today on the App Store for $3.99 (€3.59 / £2.49) and features a blob ...

New Nintendo eShop releases: Bayonetta 2, Fantasy Life, Aria of Sorrow

24 October 2014 | It's a busy week on the Nintendo eShop, with PlatinumGames' inimitably stylish action game Bayonetta 2 premiering on the Wii U while Level-5's RPG Fantasy Life leads the charge on the Nintendo 3DS. Players who purchase Bayonetta ...

The Unfinished Swan painting PS4, Vita next week

24 October 2014 | Giant Sparrow's surreal exploration game The Unfinished Swan will arrive next week on PS4 and Vita, just over two years after it first launched on PS3. The game will launch on Tuesday, October 28 in North America and the following ...

Civilization: Beyond Earth review: Buy-in Alpha Centauri

23 October 2014 | Viewed through the idea that it's a standalone expansion to Sid Meier's Civilization 5, Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth streamlines gameplay in the long-running strategy series to enhance the pace of the ...

Warner Bros. working on new Mortal Kombat live-action series

23 October 2014 | To coincide with the 2015 launch of Mortal Kombat X, the Warner Bros. media empire is planning a new live-action series based on NetherRealm's bloody fighter. A joint production from publisher Warner Bros. Interactive ...

Titanfall update gets cooperative, adds ranked play

23 October 2014 | The next major update for Titanfall will land tomorrow on Xbox One and PC, Respawn announced today. The patch is the "biggest update ever," according to the developer's blog, which revealed the inclusion of new modes in the ...

Rob Riggle cast as Frank West in Dead Rising: Watchtower

23 October 2014 | Frank West, Capcom's favorite zombie-killing photojournalist, will be portrayed by former Daily Show correspondent Rob Riggle in Legendary's live-action Dead Rising: Watchtower film. "But he's a comedian," we hear you shout. ...

HaloFest to stream Halo 5 multiplayer, Nightfall’s premiere next month

23 October 2014 | Halo devotees can get an early glimpse at Halo 5: Guardians' multiplayer mode during HaloFest, an upcoming live broadcast event that will also host the world premiere of the digital series Halo: Nightfall. Starting at 8 p.m. PST ...

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Judge Says EA Battlefield 4 Execs Engaged In “Puffery,” Not Fraud

23 October 2014 |DemonOnIce writes with a story, as reported by Ars Technica, that a federal judge in San Francisco has dismissed a proposed securities fraud class action lawsuit connected to Battlefield 4's bungled rollout. From the report: EA and ...

Doctor Who To Teach Kids To Code

21 October 2014 |DCFC writes: The BBC is releasing a game to help 8- to 11-year-old kids get into coding. Based on Doctor Who, it alternates between a standard platform game and programming puzzles that introduce the ideas of sequence, loops, ...

New Music Discovered In Donkey Kong For Arcade

18 October 2014 |First time accepted submitter furrykef . writes Over 33 years have passed since Donkey Kong first hit arcades, but it still has new surprises. I was poking through the game in a debugger when I discovered that the game contains ...

For Game Developers, It’s About the Labor of Love

17 October 2014 |Nerval's Lobster writes With "GamerGate" and all the debates over who counts as a "gamer," it's easy to forget that games are created by people with a genuine love of the craft. Journalist Jon Brodkin sat down with Armin Ibrisagic, ...

Mozilla Teams Up With Humble Bundle To Offer Eight Plugin-Free Games

16 October 2014 |An anonymous reader writes Mozilla and Humble Bundle announced a new package that features award-winning indie best-sellers for which gamers can choose how much they want to pay. Naturally called the Humble Mozilla Bundle, the ...

How Women Became Gamers Through D&D

15 October 2014 |An anonymous reader writes: To add some historical context to the currently controversy surrounding attitudes toward women in gaming, Jon Peterson provides an in-depth historical look at the unsurprisingly male origins of the ...

Ask Slashdot: VPN Setup To Improve Latency Over Multiple Connections?

12 October 2014 |blogologue writes I've been playing Battlefield for some time now, and having a good ping there is important for a good gaming experience. Now I'm in the situation where I have mobile internet access from two telecom companies, and ...

Infinite Browser Universe Manyland Hits 8 Million Placed Blocks

11 October 2014 |j_philipp (803945) writes Manyland [Here's the twitter feed and a FAQ] is an html5/ JS-based MMO universe created by a community and two indie developers from Europe. Everything in the world can be freely drawn and placed: From ...

Simple Hack Enables VR Mode For Oculus Rift In Alien: Isolation

10 October 2014 |An anonymous reader writes In a surprising appearance at E3 2014, Oculus showed a virtual reality demo version of Creative Assembly's forthcoming first-person horror game, Alien: Isolation. Despite intense reactions to the demo, ...

Ubisoft Claims CPU Specs a Limiting Factor In Assassin’s Creed Unity On Consoles

10 October 2014 |MojoKid (1002251) writes A new interview with Assassin's Creed Unity senior producer Vincent Pontbriand has some gamers seeing red and others crying "told you so," after the developer revealed that the game's 900p framerate and 30 ...

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Posted by Tilce | 22 August 2012

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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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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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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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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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