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Poor chickens: Hands-on with Choplifter HD

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 -- which made ...

 
 
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Borderlands PC patch coming, brings Steamworks support

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 two-year-old shoo...

 
 
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AC: Revelations answers some questions, leaves some open

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 tying up many ...

 
 
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Lollipop Chainsaw: Shuffling zombies with pom-poms

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. While we only had a...

 
 
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Gotham City Impostors 'Fumigation' mode revealed at PAX

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 with an assortmen...

 
 
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Video: Halfbrick's latest Jetpack Joyride in action

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 later, the final ...

 
 
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Score big at PAX for sweet SSX snowboard USB stick

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, and you might...

 
 
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AC: Revelations bundle comes with figure, flying machine

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 Assassin's Creed: Re...

 
 
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Slick Batman: Arkham City 360 being given away at PAX

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 Arkham City log...

 
 
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Twisted Metal gets romantic 2012 release date

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 going out to very r...

 
 
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Telltale bringing Jurassic Park and more to PAX

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 dinosaurs in them....

 
 
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Nintendo DLC: Gargoyle's Quest, Ignition Factor, and more

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 ($4.99) Magical...

 
 
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Rumor: Xbox 360 4GB Kinect bundle to get price cut soon

[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 either buy your 36...

 
 
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Sonic CD to spin, dash to almost every possible platform

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 Sonic love. It ...

 
 
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'Lonesome Road' Fallout: New Vegas DLC hits September 20

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, or the Micros...

 
 
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Dropkick Murphys to join Kanye West at Call of Duty XP

If Kanye West doesn't float your boat, perhaps you'd be more interested in hearing that Dropkick Murphys will also be playing Call of Duty XP. The punk rockers will be joining the hip-hop superstar at the event, taking the stage at 8:00pm o...

 
 
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Spend the next hour looking at Skyrim's preset faces

If you don't spend 45-minutes (minimum!) customizing your character when you finally get your hands on Skyrim this November, you're doing it wrong.  But if you'd rather Bethesda hold your hand, you're at least going to have some option...

 
 
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Zoe gets (not really) animated for SSX comic clip

Motion comics. Gotta love 'em. They're not really comics and they're not really animated shorts, they're just... whatever this is. It's like the budget was a little over that of what it would cost to create a comic book, but just shy of a ...

 
 
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No stilt police in latest Dishonored screenshots

Jim was puzzled over Arkane Studios' decision to put Dishonored's police on stilts. Perhaps someone was listening -- there are no stilt police to be found in these latest screenshots for the upcoming first-person shooter.  While the po...

 
 
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Kinect Star Wars gets Force pushed into 2012

One of Microsoft's premiere Kinect-exclusive titles, Kinect Star Wars, won't be making a holiday release as originally planned.Microsoft told Official Xbox Magazine UK today that it has made the decision to push the game into the new year t...

 
 
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Short film Portal: No Escape is a triumph

I didn't know I wanted a full length feature film based on Portal until last night. That's when I first watched Dan Trachtenberg's mind-blowing seven minute short, Portal: No Escape. Now I can't stop thinking about it. If you've never play...

 
 
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GameStop the worst, removes OnLive codes from Deus Ex PC

OnLive partnered with Square Enix for a pretty cool promotion for Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Buy a retail copy of the game for PC, and you'll get a free cloud-based version of the game that you can play using the OnLive service. Unless, of ...

 
 
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Choplifter HD making debut at PAX, get an early look here

Rebooting a classic franchise isn't anything new. But who'd have thought Choplifter would get the high definition treatment? That's exactly what inXile Entertainment is doing with Choplifter HD, which will get its first public, hands-on de...

 
 
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Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown coming to PSN, XBLA

Sega's hoping that Virtua Fighter 5 will find a following on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network. The publisher has announced that it'll be releasing the standalone Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown for Xbox 360 and PS3 next summer. The...

 
 
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Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection hits next week (Update)

[Update: You can actually grab the Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection as early as August 30 on PlayStation Network, but only if you are in North America.] You can get your "klassic" Mortal Kombat on next week, Warner Bros. has announced. ...

 
 


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