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Achievements hint at Kollossael new Reckoning DLC

A list of achievements for yet to be announced downloadable content for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning has appeared on Xbox 360 Achievements. The five achievements look similar in nature to those found in the recently released The Legend of ...

 
 
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Canadian Videogame Awards finalists announced

Why yes, there is such a thing as the Canadian Video Game Awards! The 3rd annual edition of the awards show will take place in Vancouver on April 21st, and coincides with Fan Expo Vancouver (limited seating available to Fan Expo pass holder...

 
 
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Preview: One more turn into the Fray

Like so many "older" gamers who grew up during the X-COM glory days of turn-based strategy almost 20 years ago, the folks at Parisian indie studio Brain Candy have been craving some good old TBS action. Not just any kind, because due to the...

 
 
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Review: Amalur: Reckoning - The Legend of Dead Kel

One might wonder if a game like Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning really needs a downloadable content expansion along the lines of "The Legend of Dead Kel," given the enormous amount of quests and content already available in the core game...

 
 
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BioShock movie on hold as director may have left

The ill-fated BioShock movie has seemingly been Halo'd. Gore Verbinski had already stepped down to become the project's producer, leaving Juan Carlor Fresnadillo to fill the director seat. Speaking to Indiewire, Fresnadillo said, "To be hon...

 
 
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Preview: Sieging dungeon gates in Confrontation

Based on the tabletop wargame, Cyanide's Confrontation brings the fantasy world of Aarklash to the virtual realm. The over-productive French studio which used to primarily work on the Cycling Manager series has diversified itself with some ...

 
 
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Nyan Cat Adventure nyans onto the App Store

Xbox Live Indie title Nyan Cat Adventure is now available for iOS. A free version gives you the basic "Party" mode and the traditional Nyan Cat to play with, while the $0.99 version gives you more Nyans and more modes. I gave it a spin to s...

 
 
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Preview: What to expect from Risen 2's Treasure Isle DLC

"Aaaargh!" is an exclamation often associated with pre-order and "day one" bonus downloadable content. You end up with an extra character, skin, or a weapon or two, often followed by Internet outcry when some of that content appears to be o...

 
 
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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 production to focus on ...

 
 
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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 conventions we've g...

 
 
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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 concerned old bat...

 
 
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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 a strategy game...

 
 
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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 Dungeon Defenders,...

 
 
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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 ...

 
 
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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 Hard and Night...

 
 
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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 by introducing...

 
 
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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 skills and abi...

 
 
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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 the Year, as wel...

 
 
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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 game you trust...

 
 
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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 doesn't actuall...

 
 
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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 -- resulted in the ret...

 
 
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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-action trailer to ce...

 
 
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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 sale for $449.99...

 
 
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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 tactical battles wit...

 
 
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Dat DLC: Orcs Must Die! 'Lost Adventures'

[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.] The excellent Orcs Must Die! received the War Mage expansion pack "Artifacts of Power" on Steam shortly a...

 
 


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