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Hands-on: Donkey Kong Country Returns

Returning to Donkey Kong Country is like returning to an old friend. Many of us have fond memories of rolling through the jungles of DK's island in, at the time, one of the most visually impressive games ever made. There weren't many people...

 
 
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Preview: Apache: Air Assault

Apache: Air Assault is a special beast. While it might be considered a helicopter version of Gaijin Entertainment's IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey, a military aerial simulator released in 2009, it is clearly a different approach to...

 
 
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Hands-on: Dead Space 2 multiplayer

Adding multiplayer to a game that is primarily known for the single-player experience is always a finicky deal. Take a look at Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, or BioShock 2. While both of these titles were able to bring solid gameplay op...

 
 
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Tron Bonne confirmed for MvC3; Mega Man still missing

First of all, watch the lovely cinematic above. It's dashing! It's brave! It's exciting! Captain America punches the crap out of a helicopter, Chun-Li proves herself worthless, Trish does some bad-ass shooting, Amateratsu an...

 
 
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Hands-on: Claptrap's New Robot Revolution

It's been about a year since the first time I saw Borderlands. Taking place at some quirky bar in the famous Haight district in San Francisco, the oddness of the place fit the game, and I wasn't expecting much. At that point I had not paid ...

 
 
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Borderlands patch brings new level cap, weapons, and more

For fans of Borderlands, the addition of Claptrap's New Robot Revolution is going to be an exciting bit of downloadable content. Having seen the new features, I can say it's a fantastic addition to Borderlands, and you'll definitely want to...

 
 
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Impressions: Shogun 2: Total War

Recently Sega invited me over to its San Francisco offices to take a peek at the latest game in the Total War series: Shogun 2. As a return to the original Total War game Shogun: Total War, Shogun 2 is the latest in the real time/turn-based...

 
 
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Blood Drive car combat game from Activision leaked

One time I gave blood at a blood drive, and I got grape juice and some graham crackers. It was a really wonderful experience, and except for the needle protruding from my arm while slowly pumping blood into a bag, I'm glad I did i...

 
 
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Hands-on: John Daly ProStroke Golf

When motion control first came out with the Wii, one of the most relaxing activities to take part in was the golf game that came with Wii Sports. It wasn't exactly accurate, and it didn't always work right all the time, but it was an enjoya...

 
 
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Hands-on: Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions for the DS

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions for the DS was, quite frankly, a surprise. While the console versions of Shattered Dimensions are a great opportunity to see all the variations of the webbed wonder, they were, at the end of the day, a Spide...

 
 
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Hands-on: Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions

When it comes to super heroes, the most successful are able to recreate the element of the “everyman.” While almost all of us want to be Superman, Batman, Wolverine or, uh, Mr. Fantastic (was that just me?), those guys aren't ne...

 
 
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Hands-on: Drawn: Dark Flight

Big Fish Games isn't exactly a household name. After all, each of their titles are casual games that don't receive much attention, but seem to do just fine for the company. And considering, as they claim, that they launch a new title every ...

 
 
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Hands-on: BioShock 2's Minerva's Den

Poor BioShock 2. Not only does it have to be the direct sequel to one of the most critically acclaimed titles of all time, BioShock 2 had to deal with a weaker plot and an audience that approached it with particularly outstanding expectatio...

 
 
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Interview: Producer of Star Trek Online on Season 2

In the world of MMOs, we all know the heavy hitters. There's World of Warcraft, maybe a little adventuring in Middle Earth, some crime fighting in City of Heroes and Champions Online, maybe some free-to-play action. Then there's Star Trek O...

 
 
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Hands-on: NBA 2K11

Unlike football or baseball, there isn't some sort of exclusivity contract at play with the National Basketball Association. This is somewhat great, as it affords us different basketball games from different companies, with titles as dispar...

 
 
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Hands-on: Rock Band 3's keyboard peripheral

Ever since Harmonix announced the keyboard for Rock Band 3, fans have been begging to get their hands on the new instrument. And for good reason -- Rock Band's music has been compensating for the lack of keyboard support with really weird g...

 
 
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Doing the right dance experience with Dance Central

I've been a pretty big fan of Dance Central since the first time I saw it at E3. Take a look at my preview, and you can tell I think the game is pretty damn fun. Built from the ground up for the Kinect device, Dance Central is quickly...

 
 
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Preview: Moving my body to Dance Central

Dancing games get a bad rap. Either they're something like DanceDanceRevolution, or they are something like Just Dance. One is a hardcore score-based game that doesn't ever look like real dancing, and one is a much easier motion-controlled ...

 
 
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Dance Central's prettiest pictures rock the dancefloor

Oh hey, check it out! In addition to the announcement of brand new songs for Dance Central, Harmonix sent over a positive slurry of brand new screenshots and character art for the game. There's a little something for everyone, and you can s...

 
 
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Updated Dance Central tracklist is full of satisfaction

Harmonix was thoughtful enough at a recent press event to show off some of the brand new tracks you'll be able to dance to in the Kinect exclusive Dance Central. Part of the event was to show off many of the new songs that players can look ...

 
 
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Check out these brand new screenshots of Rock Band 3

If you take a look at some of the screenshots Harmonix swung our way, and you look deep enough, you can see some heavy duty Pro mode action at play. With Pro Keys and Pro guitar, whoever is rocking that really knows their stuff. Do you thin...

 
 
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Hands-on: Final Fantasy XIV

Final Fantasy XIV doesn't exactly have a lot to prove. It has a ton to prove, for not only does it need to make itself a true competitor to in a market of MMOs, it also needs to prove to a lot of fans that Final Fantasy, the MMO, can be don...

 
 
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Hands-on: MindJack

The world of MindJack is an interesting one. It's the year 2031, and people have the technology, through the power of special cybernetic devices, to control daily objects with just a thought. However, it's not so simple as that, as these de...

 
 
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Shaun White Skateboarding is magically delicious

If you saw my preview for Shaun White Skateboarding, you'll know that there's all sorts of insane magical stuff happening. Things like player controlled magical shaping rails that feel more like a roller coaster than skating, and then th...

 
 
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Hands-on: Shaun White Skateboarding

Fans of skateboarding games have not had it great lately. While the Skate franchise has done something different, and has been successful all the same, the more wild, over the top nature of those early skateboarding games have been lost. An...

 
 


About Ben Perleeone of us since 9:39 AM on 10.30.2008

So, yeah. Sup. How you be? I be good. I like the videogames. They are pretty cool. You played the Rock Band? I like the Rock Band. I sing "Don't Look Back in Anger" by Oasis on expert. It's pretty epic. I like to write articles and stuff. You'll see them around on the internets. I also like school. I read British Romanticism and write a lot of essays. It's all good, cause in the San Francisco Bay Area, you meet a lot of people with even lamer educational skills, so it's cool.

I have a pet bird. His name is Merry, and when I see him, he runs to me like a puppy dog and sits on my knee. This makes us both sleepy, so we take naps.

Also, I think chickens are amazing (don't ask why), so I'm just going to post a bunch of chicken pics here now. kthxbai.











Also, he's me shaking hands with a monkey in Santa Monica


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