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Hai! You may know me as Professor Pew in older times. If you see a cblog here from beyond September 2010 or something: that's from the cblogging days and not anything editor-related :)
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8:00 PM on 03.13.2012

How Double Fine used their creative juices to survive

In their GDC session "Creative Panic: How Agility Turned Terror Into Triumph," Double Fine's Tim Schafer, Brad Muir, Lee Petty, and Nathan Martz talked about how they used a two-week break during Brütal Legend's producti...

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11:00 AM on 03.06.2012

Review: I Am Alive

Years in the making at different studios, Ubisoft's I Am Alive brings the Xbox Live Arcade "House Party" to a close with a post-apocalyptic bang. A story of survival, it's full of ideas and twists on the action-adventure conv...

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2:00 PM on 03.01.2012

Review: Wargame: European Escalation

Growing up during the dawn of PC strategy games, playing everything from Dune II and Command & Conquer to Panzer General, took its toll on my teenage years. History classes only became worth paying attention to when it co...

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9:00 PM on 02.24.2012

Five ways to suck at Wargame: European Escalation

Wargame: European Escalation was released for PC yesterday. After failing at a certain mission and losing momentum, leading to a 1.5-hour mission, I realized there are a couple of ways to play this game if you've played many ...

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3:00 PM on 02.24.2012

Dat DLC: Dungeon Defenders 'Barbarian Hero'

[In "Dat DLC," we check out some recent downloadable content to give you an impression of what you may or may not have missed out on.] After tinkering with the gender-swapped versions of the existing four young heroes in Dun...

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10:15 AM on 02.21.2012

Mass Effect 3 CG trailer gets an extended cut

We saw a brief Mass Effect 3 CG trailer last weekend, which Jonathan Holmes didn't care for because he hates good videogames. Now we have the full extended cut version with even more dramatic Earthlings who fight for the least interesting planet in the Mass Effect universe! I guess nobody would give a damn if it was the Volus home world that was invaded in a trailer, eh? Two more weeks...

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11:00 AM on 02.20.2012

Review: Alan Wake's American Nightmare

Ask any fan why they like Alan Wake, and you'll hear different stories. Some will talk about how they enjoyed the Stephen King, Twin Peaks, and Lost inspired storyline and setting. Others will laud the tense experience on the...

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5:00 PM on 02.17.2012

Review: Warp

Xbox Live Arcade's House Party kicked off with Warp, a stealth-centric puzzle-platforming title with a charming yet violent aesthetic. With a somewhat creative way of adding a breath of fresh air to the top-down stealth genre...

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4:00 PM on 02.17.2012

A class guide to Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

The piece of Amalur we've seen in Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning may only be a slice of the franchise plans for a larger world, but it's pretty damn big already. As with any role-playing game, it can help to know what kinds of...

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8:00 AM on 02.10.2012

Skyrim wins big at Annual Interactive Achievement Awards

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) handed out the Annual Interactive Achievement Awards (IAAs) at D.I.C.E. last night, and saw The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim as the big winner. It took home the IAA for Game of t...

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4:00 PM on 02.09.2012

Dream games we'd like to see Kickstarted into reality

Double Fine's attempt at securing funding for an adventure game that everybody seemingly wants has resulted in a massive crowdsourcing success story in less than a day. It sure didn't hurt that you could basically pre-order a...

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7:00 PM on 02.08.2012

The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav looks delicious

I'll be honest, Daedalic Entertainment's upcoming adventure game The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav only caught my eye because of the beautiful handdrawn graphics in the screenshots, and the above teaser video. While the video ...

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5:00 PM on 02.08.2012

Review: Iron Brigade: Rise of the Martian Bear

Europeans finally got to play Double Fine's excellent mech-meets-tower defense game Iron Brigade late last year, after a long delay caused by the unfortunate trademark debacle surrounding the initial title -- Trenched -- resu...

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11:30 AM on 02.08.2012

Sleeping Dogs takes the fight to Hong Kong's true crime

Last year, Activision killed United Front Games' True Crime: Hong Kong and Square Enix subsequently picked it up, raising hopes for a better tomorrow. It has now been retitled Sleeping Dogs, with a tequila-infused live-actio...

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3:00 PM on 02.07.2012

Kinect Star Wars priced and dated, adds space battles

Just in time to make people reconsider watching Jar Jar in horrifying 3D, Kinect Star Wars has finally been given an April 3, 2012 release date and a $49.99 price tag. The delicious limited edition console bundle will go on s...

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2:00 PM on 02.05.2012

Review: King Arthur II - The Role-playing Wargame

You look at a list of new PC releases. The list is populated by arcane words and you sense strong magic at work behind the somehow familiar titles. To your surprise, the list asks you in an inaudible voice, "Do you like tacti...

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