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As gaming enthusiasts, we'll never forget that initial reveal trailer for Dead Island. Gripping, emotional, and beautifully crafted, it was a haunting promo that put Techland's first-person role-playing game on almost everyo...


The first time I saw the trailer for the upcoming film, Reel Steel, I was in a public theater. It was probably inappropriate for me to laugh out our at it, but there I was, cackling uncontrollably. The premise: an ex-fighter ...


RedLynx has announced that its WiiWare title, MotoHeroz, will be available September 12 for 1500 Wii Points.  This cute little racer packs a single-player campaign, leaderboards, as well as a four-player "party mode." I...


Resistance 3 hits PlayStation 3 today, and Sony's already on top of announcing the first DLC for Insomniac's first-person shooter. The "Survival" pack will be hitting the PlayStation Store on October 4, and will be bringing a...


I had a chance to see Borderlands 2 during a behind-closed-doors presentation at PAX last week. My thoughts? Game looks kind of awesome. Okay, it looks really awesome.  But don't take my word for it, check it ou...


While Dead Island is officially set to hit shelves this coming Tuesday, a few naughty retailers have started selling the game early.  Reader Spencer writes to us with photographic evidence of his purchase of Techland's z...


Call of Duty XP attendees not only had a chance to play Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer for the first time, but also to get bombarded with advertisements for products like Mountain Dew. But it's for a good cause: double XP ...


Studies show that playing too much Call of Duty can make you hungry. So Activision has built up a real life Burger Town -- the phony fast food chain that has appeared in the games -- at its Call of Duty XP event in Los Angele...


Earlier this year, we posted a Call of Duty-inspired short film called Find Makarov. Despite it being an impressive production, it was done without Activision's knowledge or consent. But the mega-publisher wasn't upset, inst...


At Call of Duty XP today, Microsoft and Activision announced the Limited Edition Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Xbox 360 bundle.Priced at $399.99, the bundle will ship with a custom "battle worn" Xbox 360 S console, as well a...


Back in May, we got our first look at Call of Duty Elite, a set of tools introduced by Activision to enrich the game experience. Introduced to players was in-depth stat tracking, video sharing, training tools based on your ga...


While the core services of Activision's Call of Duty Elite will be free, players who invest in a "Premium" membership will be a bit more elite than your usual elite. Priced at $49.99 a year, Premium members will get access to...


With so many "runner" games on iOS, another one is certainly a hard sell. But there's a reason these games are so popular. It's a simple concept -- a character moves continuously from left to right at an ever-increasing speed...


It seems that the Virtual Console version of the NES classic Metroid on 3DS (the one recently made available to "ambassadors") doesn't like your naughty language. It appears that entering the password "ENGAGE RIDLEY MOTHER F...


You'll have to wait a week before you explore the zombie-infested tropical paradise of Dead Island. But get a head start on the tale of a zombie virus that completely and totally messes s**t up by reading prequel comic book&h...


If for some reason you own a PlayStation 3 and haven't played either of the Uncharted games… what's your deal!? Here's your chance: Sony is releasing an Uncharted Greatest Hits Dual Pack, and it's hitting shelves next ...


Remember Red Dead Redemption? Free downloadable content for the game, the "Myths & Mavericks" bonus pack, will hit Xbox Live and PlayStation Network on September 13. The pack will feature new multiplayer characters, along...


The winning title of 2010's "Make Something Unreal Contest" is getting a retail PC release, thanks to THQ's ValuSoft division. The Haunted: Hells Reach will be available on PC this October. The Haunted runs players through 3...


THQ has announced today that its bringing its arcade-style take on sports entertainment, WWE All Stars, to the Nintendo 3DS. It doesn't sound like the game is taking a hit coming to the tiny screen, either. In addition to the...


The Kore Gang, a game that started life on the original Xbox and then later resurfaced on the Wii, is finally seeing a release in North America soon. The Wii action platformer is being published by Atari, and is set for an O...


You know that Xbox 360 price drop that Walmart advertised last week? You know, the one where the 4GB Kinect bundle went from $299.99 to $249.99. Yeah, well the retailer was just kidding. Joystiq is reporting that Walmart has ...


Former PlayStation Portable-only God of War titles Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta look stellar as part of the PlayStation 3 God of War: Origins Collection. But don't take my word for it, see it for yourself: there's a ...


A website has been launched teasing an apparent Namco Bandai and Tecmo Koei partnership. But what could it be? The site displays the words "Namco Bandai Games Inc x Tecmo Koei Games Co Limited," with a countdown clock pointin...


To the cheers of PC gamers around the world, it's been confirmed today that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will support Steamworks. You should know what this means by now: auto-updating, achievements, and all of the other goo...


Rockstar Games is doing some weird PR and marketing for its upcoming shooter, Max Payne 3. For starters, we've heard hide nor hair about the game in quite some time, the last major press push being an Edge cover story some ti...


It's been awhile since we've seen a game in the Choplifter series, about seven years if my calculations are correct, with the PlayStation 2 title Choplifter: Crisis Shield. So you're forgiven if you thought the classic series...


At its panel at PAX Prime today, Gearbox Software revealed that a patch will be hitting the PC version of Borderlands on September 9. The patch will not only add support for Steamworks (which will bring cloud saving to the tw...


As much as I adored Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, the feeling of my stomach dropping as the game came to a close and offered up more questions than answers is unforgettable. Just one year later, Ubisoft hopes to make good on...


Great news: playing Grasshopper Manufacture's Lollipop Chainsaw is just as insane as watching it in action. Suda51's latest tale of a zombie slaughtering cheerleader is as quirky and demented as fans have come to expect. Whil...


I'd already gotten my hands on the standard team deathmatch mode for Monolith's Gotham City Impostors earlier this year. It's Bat on Joker action, with Dark Knight and Clown Prince knock-offs trying to take each other out wi...


The last time I saw Halbrick's Jetpack Joyride it was called Machine Gun Jetpack. That was back in March, when the Australian developer had brought out an early version of the iOS game to show us at GDC.  Months la...


If you're at PAX Prime this weekend and you've got reservations about the new SSX, let Electronic Arts ease your mind. A portion of the game's vast mountain ranges is playable at the event in Seattle this week. Do well enough...


I feel like there's more Assassin's Creed: Revelations special edition bundles than I can keep up with. But this latest one that's appeared on GameStop.com I'm cool with, because it looks like a pretty neat package. The Assas...


Even though it's a multi-platform release, Microsoft is pretty psyched about Batman: Arkham City. I mean, who isn't? So to commemorate its release, it's had some custom Arkham City 360s made. The white Xbox 360 S has an ...


After being pushed out of 2011, Twisted Metal has a firm release date: Valentine's Day 2012. (That's February 14 for those who aren't romantically inclined.) "What I predict is gonna happen is you're going to have people goin...


If you're headed to PAX this week, won't you join me in trying out Telltale's Jurassic Park: The Game for the first time? The game will be fully playable, along with two levels never before seen. (Spoiler: I bet there are din...


I'm on a plane, so I'm going to make this brief: it's Thursday so some downloadable stuff is coming to Nintendo platforms. It's this stuff: Nintendo eShop (3DS) Gargoyle's Quest ($3.99) eShop/DSiWare Let's Create! Pottery ...


[Update: Microsoft is calling Walmart's price drop an "independent decision" on a "temporary price cut." It added, "We've made no announcements about price drops, and do not discuss our pricing plans in advance."  So eit...


We already learned that Sonic CD would be hitting Xbox Live Arcade, thanks to Microsoft's announcement earlier this week. But now that it's formally been announced, it appears that Xbox 360 owners aren't the only ones to get ...


Bethesda is finally ready to release the "Lonesome Road" downloadable content for Fallout: New Vegas next month. The expansion will hit all platforms -- PlayStation 3, PC, and Xbox 360 -- on September 20. It'll cost you $9.99...






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