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Huge open world and endless customization define The Crew

The developers of The Crew have an unusual take on their new IP that features fast cars, deep customization, and miles and miles of the United States to traverse across and race within. Ivory Tower and Ubisoft Reflections insist that despi...

 
 
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Preview: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

When Retro Studios' Donkey Kong Country Returns released for the Wii in 2010, I was ecstatic. Since I was 13 years old when I played Rare's original Donkey Kong Country for the first time, I marveled at its solid platforming and varied leve...

 
 
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Dragon Age: Inquisition is a major improvement

As much as I love Bioware's style of creating compelling companions and giving the player agency to make choices that ultimately affect the overarching narrative, I have never been able to get into the Dragon Age series, no matter how much ...

 
 
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Disney Infinity: Action! is an AR toy for mobile devices

  During a recent press event with Disney Interactive, I got a chance to look at how Disney Infinity will translate to mobile devices. The publisher is planning to release two separate apps, one for iOS devices and later for Android ...

 
 
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Batman: Arkham Origins multiplayer mode revealed

A common pattern for when a successful single-player IP has turned into a series is to tack on a multiplayer bit of some form. Unfortunately, when this happens, the multiplayer portion is often a half-assed attempt thrown in simply to appe...

 
 
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Cooperative mayhem in Splinter Cell: Blacklist

In a recent hands-on with Splinter Cell: Blacklist, I had a chance to see exactly what our other editors have been excited about regarding both the game's single- and multiplayer components. I spent a little time with a couple of single-pla...

 
 
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Pikmin 3 is so adorably gruesome

I don't know about you folks, but I don't think I could possibly be more excited for Pikmin 3 right now. Yesterday I had a chance to get a full hands-on with the game at the Nintendo of America offices for an hour-and-half playthrough of th...

 
 
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Review: Grid 2

Codemasters' original Race Driver: Grid was -- and still is -- a pinnacle of automobile racing games. Back when it was released in 2008, I spent literally hundreds of hours with the game trying to rack up cars, medals, sponsors, and good te...

 
 
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Wonderful 101 has room for FIVE in multiplayer mode

During this morning's special E3 Nintendo Direct, Iwata announced that the multiplayer for Platinum Games' The Wonderful 101 will include up to five people playing simultaneously. That's one more than the usual four, for those of you with ...

 
 
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Slew of indie titles announced at Sony's conference

In step with previous efforts and vocalizations regarding its desire to make its next console open to smaller developers, Sony has announced support for several independent teams and their games on the PS4. A few of the announced games incl...

 
 
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Review: Go Home Dinosaurs!

Go Home Dinosaurs! is a game that will draw immediate comparisons to Plants vs. Zombies. From its cutesy art style, to its carefully constructed tower defense-based gameplay, much of this iPad experience will recall hours playing the belove...

 
 
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Impressions: Frozen Synapse for iPad

When Frozen Synapse arrived on PC in 2011, the indie game wowed strategy enthusiasts with its incredibly compelling tactical gameplay. Complex strategy arose from a very simple interface and the most rudimentary of graphics, proving that pu...

 
 
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OUYA impressions: Hands-on with the early backer unit

When the OUYA was first revealed on Kickstarter last July, my curiosity was instantly piqued. Being the kind of gamer who values sheer fun and general style and aesthetic over pure graphical processing power, the more I read about OUYA, the...

 
 
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Review: BADLAND

The Apple App Store seems to be filled with a glut of endless-runner/platforming games and their ilk these days. From excellent ventures such as Canabalt and Rayman Jungle Run to more suspect knock-offs (Here's lookin' at you, Ham on the Ru...

 
 
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Feeling the Rush in Need For Speed: Most Wanted U

After smashing a few hundred cars and winning a fair share of brutal races in the hours of time spent in Need For Speed: Most Wanted for the Xbox 360, I was more than happy for the opportunity to check out the recently released Wii U versio...

 
 
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Preview: The four major gameplay tweaks in GRID 2

Five long years have passed since the original Race Driver: GRID offered racing fans an excellent hybrid racer with edge-of-your seat thrills in a great variety of racing styles. While the DiRT series has branched out a bit in GRID's absenc...

 
 
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Hands-on with Aliens: Colonial Marines

Before going out to view Prometheus, I felt it necessary to watch the first three Alien movies again to get a more cohesive feel of the universe. After coming away from this marathon viewing, I noted once again how different in tone the thr...

 
 
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Impressions: Trine 2: Director's Cut on the Wii U

When Trine 2 was initially released, I was excited to check it out on Xbox Live Arcade as I had heard many good things about the first one and its open-ended, puzzle-platformer gameplay. Unfortunately, as much I was entranced by the beautif...

 
 
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Review: The Last Express (iOS)

When The Last Express was first released in 1997, it was considered an incredibly engaging mystery set on the Orient Express as it traveled from Paris to Constantinople on the eve of World War I. In many ways the game was far ahead of its t...

 
 
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Preview: How cassowaries saved my life in Far Cry 3

The original Far Cry was an incredibly fun experience, with a varied deadly tropical landscape and relatively intelligent A.I. opponents for the time. The gameplay was both challenging and continuously engaging, and made me a fan of the ser...

 
 
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Get acquainted with the allies of Far Cry 3 in this video

The trailer above details two of your main allies in Far Cry 3. Dennis Richards is a Liberian National who has found a home among the Rakyat tribe that lives on Rook Island. During my own playthrough that will go up tomorrow, I mostly defe...

 
 
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Preview: Strike Suit Zero and space-based mech warfare

Born Ready Games has a vision to revive large-scale space combat as a viable genre in the vein of games like Wing Commander and Freelancer. With their new PC venture Strike Suit Zero, the company is poised to do exactly that. Taking place i...

 
 
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Preview: Solving simple puzzles in The Cave

At the Sega Booth during PAX Prime 2012, I was able to get a quick demo preview of The Cave, an upcoming puzzle platformer coming to both consoles and PC by Ron Gilbert and Double Fine. From first impressions, I immediately appreciated the ...

 
 
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PAX: State of Decay is not just another zombie game

As PAX wound down to its final hour, I happened to walk by the Microsoft booth once more on my way out and noticed the Xbox Live Arcade game State of Decay finally had some space for me to get a quick runthrough as the convention closed dow...

 
 
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PAX: Avatar Motocross Madness is actually decent

The Xbox 360 indie scene is filled with a ton of throwaway games and "experiences" that incorporate your Xbox Avatar into the gameplay. It's not surprising that Microsoft's own Avatar Motocross Madness for Xbox Live Arcade sits in a neglect...

 
 




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Forza Motorsport 7"The king is dead, long live the king"

 

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth"New faces, familiar places"

 

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The Foreigner"Jackie Chan has a certain set of skills, too"

 

Battle Chasers: Nightwar"Darksiders art meets classic JRPG combat"

 
 
 

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Alphadeus

The Traveling Merchants (2017) - Written in the late 90s, originally called Lair of the The name was changed because I feel Gypsy is a bad word Or was it always, and no one was nice enough to warn me? =p The new name is better,

 
homeoftheghouls

This is absolutely I got it from a very nice co-worker who is an avid Oh! Its my 700th I just want to say that I love this place, especially because of its community and how weird it Thank you to everyone for being

 
whatsacow

Well, its my new album a

 
yomiura

I am out of idea for a new

 
whatsacow

Well, 5 hours into the Evil Within 2 and its probably GOTY for me, and if it keeps this momentum up it might top Resi 4 for

 
Serethyn

Really looking forward to a brand-new Science Adventure!

 
JcDent

Lancasters are beautiful,

 
Flegma

FEW gets the Japanese voice pack as a free download -- Ill pass, I got better use for the remaining storage I have left on

 
Flegma

#OkändOnsdag Knightmare 2: Maze of Galious (Konami, 1987) is a metroidvania that was an inspiration to a popular Japanese indie freeware metroidvania in No, not Cave Story (Studio Pixel, 2004), the other (YT video by MSX2PLUS)

 
GiantTabby

My 3-year old niece beat Monument I only helped her a couple of times, but it was only to teach her the The rest she finished on her own! Im proud of her and want to nurture that problem-solving brain of

 
 

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