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Preview: A Game of Dwarves has you digging out a kingdom

While at Paradox Interactive's loft apartments for a preview event during GDC, I had a chance to look at a pre-alpha build of A Game of Dwarves, a game that features relatively simplified resource management and a whole lot of digging. Hamz...

 
 
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Preview: Showdown Effect promises 2D action movie clichés

While at GDC, I had a very early first-look at a game called The Showdown Effect which revolved around playing as an action movie stereotype. What I was shown was more of a very early prototype (almost still even an idea pitch) of...

 
 
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Preview: Dungeonland has cute art and delicious violence

During GDC I had a chance to spend some time over at Paradox Interactive's loft apartment, hanging out with various developers of upcoming downloadable PC/Mac games. One of the games that impressed me quite a bit despite its early pre-Alpha...

 
 
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GDC: Quantic Dream shows off new prototype video 'Kara'

Yesterday at a Quantic Dream's GDC session about motion capture called, "Virtual Actors and Emotion in Games," David Cage revealed a new prototype video in the vein of 2000's "Casting Call" for the future of motion capturing. The video hint...

 
 
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Preview: How Max Payne 3 made me a believer again

I didn't have the highest of hopes going into the preview for Max Payne 3. I love the series, and though I know the latest has been getting preened and primped by Rockstar to match the caliber of their games, initial impressions of the game...

 
 
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Preview: Collisions are a glorious thing in DiRT Showdown

Codemaster's DiRT series has always been known for offering gamers a rally racing series with a great physics engine and smart A.I. opponents that push back as aggressively as the player pushes them. Perhaps the greatest single aspect tha...

 
 
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VVVVVV for the 3DS is... well, it's VVVVVV

During the eShop preview event, Tyrone Rodriguez of Nicalis was on hand to demonstrate the 3DS iteration of the revered, renowned, and hard-as-balls VVVVVV. I can confirm here officially - the game is still as insanely difficult and as infu...

 
 
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Colors! 3D lets you doodle in three dimensions

One of the most exciting eShop games I had a chance to preview last week wasn't actually a game. It was an application and a continuation of a fan favorite DS homebrew app that never carried over to DSiWare (though it did make it's way over...

 
 
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Mighty Switch Force has an 'Ugly Checkpoint Dog'

During a session with some of Nintendo's first- and third-party 3DS eShop game developers yesterday, I got a chance to check out the (incredibly promising) future of the eShop. I first got some hands-on time with WayForward's Mighty Switch ...

 
 
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Free-falling into combat in Battlefield 3

Before Battlefield 3 drops on Tuesday, I want to use this one last chance to express my excitement for my favorite multiplayer map: Damavand Peak. While at the EA Final Hours event a few weeks back, I got to play a nice long round of Rush ...

 
 
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The incredibly immersive world of Zelda: Skyward Sword

One thing I haven't really had a chance to get into in my last couple of previews of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is how much more immersive the entire world actually is compared to past Zelda games. In some ways, it's almost like pla...

 
 
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The newly revamped co-op mode of Battlefield 3

Fans of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 clamored for a cooperative mode for months after the game released, and when it finally came in the form of "Onslaught Mode," many were disappointed at its lackluster AI and generally tacked-on design. ...

 
 
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Preview: Battlefield 3 (multiplayer)

In our earlier single-player preview of Battlefield 3, I found a few points of contention within the slice of the game's campaign that I played. Most notably, I disliked control taken away from me in different ways, from quick time events t...

 
 
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A look at Wargame: European Escalation's multiplayer

In August, Maurice Tan gave us pretty extensive preview on Wargame: European Escalation. Much in the same vein as Eugen System's R.U.S.E. that came before it, Wargame is a deep real-time strategy game with a focus on epic wars taking place ...

 
 
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Preview: An in-depth look at Battlefield 3's campaign

Yesterday at EA's Final Hours event, I had a chance to check out a nice slice of Battlefield 3's single-player campaign on the PlayStation 3. After putting in some hours with the multiplayer beta at home, I was a little concerned about how ...

 
 
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The first dungeon of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

In our last look at The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, we were introduced to the floating city of Skyloft and Link's obstacles towards knighthood. We met Zelda again as we would meet any old friend, yet she was soon taken away; we were onc...

 
 
 
 
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First look: The Testament of Sherlock Holmes

The Sherlock Holmes series has been more or less off of my radar completely, and they've been around for several different iterations (six games in total). The series has always been strictly PC, though the most recent title was also a late...

 
 
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The first two hours of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Recently, I was given the esteemed privilege of spending a full day playing the latest in a long and legendary line of a beloved Nintendo franchise. I was ushered into a room with a few other journalists, sat in front of one of many HDTVs,...

 
 
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Taking on World Tour Mode in Forza 4

The Forza series has been a driving simulation staple on Microsoft consoles for years now, offering players an experience that has often rivaled Sony's Gran Turismo series in terms of graphical finesse, car handling simulation, and an enorm...

 
 
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Hands-on: Battlefield 3 single-player campaign

I am no stranger to the Battlefield series, at least not the console iterations. After sinking hours of my time into both Bad Company games and even convincing family and friends to buy the game so that we could spend countless evenings goi...

 
 
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Inversion: Why you should care

Last month, Maurice Tan brought us a preview of the co-op campaign that can be found in Inversion. Generally speaking, he summed up the gameplay to be a sort of Gears of War clone with light gravity manipulation. One really cannot argue aga...

 
 
 

Why I love 8tracks.com

So, there's this site that I often stop at for quite awhile while stumbling - 8tracks.com, where anyone can create a mixtape that anyone else can listen to. Today, while futzing around on the internet, I came across this amazing mix someon...

 
 
 
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Being a dictator in Tropico 4

For anyone familiar with the Xbox 360 iteration of Tropico 3, you will most certainly find yourself on familiar grounds with the sequel. During the Kalypso Summer Event at the San Francisco Bay Aquarium, I had a chance to check out the Xbox...

 
 
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Hands-on with Orcs Must Die! on the Xbox 360

Like tower defense games? Like fast-paced twitch reflex action games? Either way, you'll probably love Orcs Must Die! by Robot Entertainment. Earlier in the year, we got some PC coverage from Colette Bennett. From my Xbox 360 playtime with ...

 
 


About Casey Bone of us since 5:44 PM on 10.20.2010

Casey is passionate about all things video game, and has been this way since very young. His earliest memories involve trying to get E.T. out of a hole.
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PSN ID:caserb
3DS Code:236356519256


 

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