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E3: Trine 2: Director's Cut coming to Wii U

Trine 2: Director's Cut was one of the games shown in a montage of third-party software during this morning's Nintendo press briefing. Finnish studio Frozenbyte is building a definitive console version of its well-received c...   more

E3: Trine 2: Director's Cut coming to Wii U photo

E3: Wii U GamePad: 3-5 hours battery, 2.5 hours to charge

Nintendo spent the bulk of its E3 2012 press briefing on the Wii U, focusing on a glossy black version of the hardware in addition to the white console and GamePad that were unveiled a year ago. We still don't have more preci...   more

E3: Wii U GamePad: 3-5 hours battery, 2.5 hours to charge photo

E3: Ubisoft's Watch Dogs confirmed for PC, PS3, Xbox 360

Ubisoft stole the show at E3 Day Zero with a surprise unveiling of Watch Dogs, an open-world experience that truly looked like a next-generation title. Based on the stunning lighting effects and lifelike animations, most of t...   more

E3: Ubisoft's Watch Dogs confirmed for PC, PS3, Xbox 360 photo

E3: Go undercover in this Sleeping Dogs trailer

I'm really glad that Square Enix picked up United Front Games' Sleeping Dogs after Activision dropped the project (back when it was called True Crime: Hong Kong). Hamza's write-up of the hard-boiled open-world crime thriller...   more

E3: Go undercover in this Sleeping Dogs trailer photo

E3: Lara Croft endures in this Tomb Raider trailer

If there's one word to describe Lara Croft in Crystal Dynamics' upcoming reboot of Tomb Raider, it's "resilient." Just look at how much punishment she takes in this trailer, whether from thugs or Mother Nature. At least she ...   more

E3: Lara Croft endures in this Tomb Raider trailer photo

E3: Twisted Pixel teases LocoCycle

One of the new games Microsoft announced at its E3 2012 press briefing yesterday morning was Twisted Pixel's LocoCycle, the studio's sixth original IP. Here's the short teaser trailer from the show.The titular motorcycle is ...   more

E3: Twisted Pixel teases LocoCycle photo

E3: Quantic Dream unveils Beyond: Two Souls

Quantic Dream co-founder David Cage came out on stage at Sony's E3 2012 press briefing to introduce his studio's next project, Beyond: Two Souls. Oscar-nominated actress Ellen Page (Hard Candy, Inception) stars as heroine Jod...   more

E3: Quantic Dream unveils Beyond: Two Souls photo


E3: Quantic Dream unveils Beyond: Two Souls photo
E3: Quantic Dream unveils Beyond: Two Souls photo
E3: Quantic Dream unveils Beyond: Two Souls photo
E3: Quantic Dream unveils Beyond: Two Souls photo
E3: Quantic Dream unveils Beyond: Two Souls photo
E3: Quantic Dream unveils Beyond: Two Souls photo



The Sims Social promises to be a good woman if you return

Numerous online games send messages to lapsed users in an attempt to get those players to come back. Sometimes, they try to guilt you into going back; other times, they look to entice you into returning by offering free goodi...   more

The Sims Social promises to be a good woman if you return photo

NBA 2K13 announced with All-Star Weekend pre-order DLC

2K Sports has announced that NBA 2K13 is due out for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Wii, and PSP on October 2, 2012, in North America, and October 5 worldwide. A Wii U version is also in development; it will be released during ...   more

NBA 2K13 announced with All-Star Weekend pre-order DLC photo

Origin to distribute crowd-funded games free for 90 days

EA is looking to expand its support of small studios, this time through its Origin digital distribution service, by capitalizing on the indie development wave du jour: Kickstarter. The publishing giant announced today a new i...   more

Origin to distribute crowd-funded games free for 90 days photo

NHL 13 announced, will deliver new AI and skating physics

[Update: You can now watch the debut trailer, which focuses on True Performance Skating.]EA Sports has officially announced NHL 13, this year's iteration of its critically acclaimed hockey series. After releasing two teaser ...   more

NHL 13 announced, will deliver new AI and skating physics photo

Preview: Making FIFA 13 'predictably unpredictable'

The draw of “reality” television is its ostensibly greater degree of unpredictability over scripted shows, the coveted “you can’t make this stuff up” factor. Many simulation videogames better rep...   more

Preview: Making FIFA 13 'predictably unpredictable' photo


Preview: Making FIFA 13 'predictably unpredictable' photo
Preview: Making FIFA 13 'predictably unpredictable' photo
Preview: Making FIFA 13 'predictably unpredictable' photo
Preview: Making FIFA 13 'predictably unpredictable' photo
Preview: Making FIFA 13 'predictably unpredictable' photo
Preview: Making FIFA 13 'predictably unpredictable' photo



Preview: Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (Vita)

The well-received Metal Gear Solid HD Collection is making its way to the PlayStation Vita this summer, sans Peace Walker; the original PSP game can be purchased on the PlayStation Store, although not through the Vita, weird...   more

Preview: Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (Vita) photo

Lions' Calvin Johnson voted onto Madden NFL 13 cover

EA Sports put the Madden cover to a vote once again this year, and as of last week, the fans had whittled down a bracket of 64 NFL players to just two: Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam "Ace Boogie" Newton (the No. 1 seed) an...   more

Lions' Calvin Johnson voted onto Madden NFL 13 cover photo


Lions' Calvin Johnson voted onto Madden NFL 13 cover photo
Lions' Calvin Johnson voted onto Madden NFL 13 cover photo
Lions' Calvin Johnson voted onto Madden NFL 13 cover photo
Lions' Calvin Johnson voted onto Madden NFL 13 cover photo
Lions' Calvin Johnson voted onto Madden NFL 13 cover photo
Lions' Calvin Johnson voted onto Madden NFL 13 cover photo



A 4-week-old Bastion looked ugly but played beautifully

Videogame development is an iterative process, and games undergo countless changes along the way. In many cases, the final product bears little resemblance to earlier versions, as developers refine their vision and excise fea...   more

A 4-week-old Bastion looked ugly but played beautifully photo

Review: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13

If baseball is a game of inches, golf is a game of degrees. The loft of a driver; the slope of a fairway; whether a ball lies above or below your feet; an open or closed club face -- even a few degrees’ variation in any...   more

Review: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 photo