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Review: Oil Rush

Late last year, Anno 2070 tried to explore the post-apocalyptic setting of an Earth flooded by drastically risen sea levels, where Kevin Costner would have to drink his own filtered pee. If you just wanted a new Anno game with shinier graph...

 
 
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Review: Unstoppable Gorg

In a distant world of tomorrow from decades past, a TERROR has emerged from the far reaches of the solar system. It is THEM! The unspeakable, unimaginable, horrifying GORG! They came from far away on Planet X, but soon they will be closer t...

 
 
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Guns meet swords in SHOGUN 2 - Fall of the Samurai

The upcoming standalone expansion for Total War: SHOGUN 2, Fall of the Samurai, is looking mighty fine ahead of its March release. While the idea of taking the already excellent SHOGUN 2 experience to the Boshin War period is cool enough, ...

 
 
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Syndicate hits Good Old Games this Thursday

Good Old Games will finally let you grab the original Syndicate on January 19 for $5.99. Not to be mistaken with Starbreeze's upcoming first-person shooter, this classic 1993 game should keep you occupied while you wait to see if the series...

 
 
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Please vote for Pirates in the next World of Keflings DLC

So here's the deal. NinjaBee has teamed up with PlayXBLA, Microsoft's official Xbox Live Arcade blog, to let fans choose which of three themes will be turned into a new DLC kingdom for A World of Keflings. You can choose between the Graveya...

 
 
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Spend your break with Kingdom Rush on PC or iPad

I started playing a bit of Kingdom Rush two weeks ago following the news of the Flash game's iPad release, and managed to drag myself away from Ironhide Game Studio's excellent little tower defense title before an entire day was lost. Alas,...

 
 
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Unstoppable Gorg priced and dated for PC, Mac, and iPad

Futuremark's Unstoppable Gorg, one of three new games by the company best known for their benchmarking tool 3DMark and Shattered Horizon, will be available for Steam and iPad on January 19. The Steam version is a Steam Play title, meaning ...

 
 
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Divnich Divines: Do Japanese Vita sales spell trouble?

[In Divnich Divines, EEDAR Vice President and videogame analyst Jesse Divnich traverses the bogs of sales data, hype, and good old fashioned game geekery to give you his two cents on hot topics in the games industry] The PlayStation Vi...

 
 
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Tropico 4 expansion blasts off on Xbox 360 & PC in March

Ola El Presidente! There is more Tropico 4 goodness on the way, as Kalypso has announced an expansion to the popular banana republic sim: Modern Times. The new expansion will focus on taking your economy to the 21st century of global finan...

 
 
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A starter's guide to Robot Entertainment's Hero Academy

Hero Academy is my new digital crack but it currently only has a tutorial consisting of screenshots and text, and no way to try out a game against an AI opponent. This might make some players a bit wary of trying it out for the first time a...

 
 
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Wargame: European Escalation trailer shows off NATO power

MLRS alert! A new trailer for Wargame: European Escalation, comprised of in-game footage, gives you a look at some of the more iconic NATO units from the 1975-1985 Cold War era. I came away impressed when I saw it in action at gamescom las...

 
 
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Uncharted 3, Portal 2 head IAA 2011 nominations

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has revealed the nominees for the 15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards (IAA) across a total of 26 categories. If the IAAs don't ring any bell, perhaps you know them as the D.I.C.E....

 
 
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Cave shifts resources to social games

Cave has announced reduced earnings forecasts for the first half of its fiscal year (June 1 - November 30) and the year as a whole, andriasang reports. The shmup publisher now expects sales of 1,303 million yen for the first half of the yea...

 
 
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New XCOM: Enemy Unknown images emerge

Game Informer has shared three more images -- screenshots and concept art -- of Firaxis' upcoming XCOM: Enemy Unkown with the world. From the looks of it, the UI is pretty clean to fit the multiplatform approach and the new game features so...

 
 
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TERA opens closed beta registration

If you're interesting in becoming a closed beta tester for En Masse Entertainmen's upcoming MMO TERA, you can now sign up on the game's European and American sites. Anyone who registers by January 13 (tomorrow) will get a shot at one of the...

 
 
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And the WGA Videogame Writing Award nominees are...

It's the Oscar season again, and like last year the Writer's Guild of America has revealed its nominees for the best writing of the year. This year's nominees are Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Batman: Arkham City, Brink, Mortal Kombat, and...

 
 
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New Medal of Honor and NFS this year, hints UK retailer

Social media are hard to use, aren't they? Earlier this morning, @gamedigital -- the Twitter account for UK retailer GAME -- tweeted that "This morning we're at an EA presentation, where we hope to see some pretty cool games! Don't know wh...

 
 
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Red Orchestra 2 Mod SDK unleased on Steam

Tripwire Interactive is staying true to their mod maker roots by releasing the full Red Orchestra 2 Mod SDK today. If you own the game, you can start tinkering by downloading the SDK from the tools section on Steam. A limited pre-release SD...

 
 
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New Resi film retitled as Re5ident Evil: Retribution

In its divine wisdom, Screen Gems has decided that it's not enough to give the world yet another Resident Evil movie by Paul W.S. Anderson, but that we would all be better off with a title that captures the true dynamic essence of a fifth e...

 
 
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Ubisoft loses AC: Revelations creative director

The creative director for Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Alexandre Amancio, has left Ubisoft to work for a marketing company called Cossette and provide them with hooks. On the company's blog, Amancio talks about how videogames and marketin...

 
 
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Review: Choplifter HD

There has been a fair share of '80s arcade titles that made the transition to the current generation. From Pac-Man: CE to Galaga Legions, the downloadable platforms have become a haven for games that try to capture that nostalgia of old in ...

 
 
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Robot Entertainment's Hero Academy now available to all

Robot Entertainment has been testing the grounds for their new iOS title Hero Academy in Canada for the past weeks, but the game has finally passed certification and should now be available on App Stores around the world. It's an asynchrono...

 
 
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ME3 and Reckoning demos will give you in-game items

The demo for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning has a date: January 17, 2012, on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Playing it will unlock two free Reckoning-themed items for Mass Effect 3 and three items for Reckoning itself. Likewise, playing th...

 
 
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New Game of Thrones RPG screens show game, no thrones

Cyanide's previous A Song of Ice and Fire adaptation wasn't a wild success, but if anything the studio does tend to show ambition in their projects. It's second title, simply called Game of Thrones to cash in on that sweet TV show branding,...

 
 
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Turn-based XCOM title revealed, Firaxis developing

The cover story for Game Informer's February issue has finally revealed a turn-based strategy title called XCOM: Enemy Unknown (not X-COM). Firaxis Games, of Civilization and Sid Meier fame, will be developing this re-imagining of the class...

 
 


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