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Madden NFL 12 keeping up with free-agency roster changes

The end of the NFL lockout in late July kicked off the league's usual flurry of offseason personnel moves (trades, signings, etc.), except this time, the lockout caused the free-agency period to be compressed into the space of a few weeks. ...   read

 
 
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MLB 2K11 $1M winner knew 'zero at all' about baseball

The March release of 2K Sports’ Major League Baseball 2K11 came with the fanfare of the publisher’s second annual competition to throw an in-game perfect game for a $1 million cash prize. This time around, 2K tweaked the paramet...   read

 
 
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Preview: El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

"This game is the reason I joined Ignition three years ago," said Shane Bettenhausen, the publisher's director of business development, at a recent demo of El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron in New York. "I hate games that are [birthed] ...   read

 
 
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Hands-on: Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten

Holy sh*tballs, this game is crazy. How do I even begin to describe how insanely complicated, yet ridiculously awesome Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten appears to be? Explosions, demons, monsters, penguins, pirates, massive parties, combo a...   read

 
 
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Recap: Valve's Erik Wolpaw speaks at NYU Game Center

“I love these things, but I also know that there’s something weird, and kind of bizarre, and strange about them -- like, there’s something really dumb about them. [...] We love them, and, kind of, hate them at the same tim...   read

 
 
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Hands-on: Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3Ds's Master Quest mode

Being a huge Zelda fan myself, I can’t tell you how stoked I was to hear I had a chance to preview the 3DS remake of what is possibly the Nintendo 64’s most well-known title, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. So like any bia...   read

 
 
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Thor Wii developer discusses smiting and movie tie-ins

Preteens, comic books and a man dressed in tights. No, I’m not talking about your uncle's sex dungeon; I’m describing the scene at Austin Books & Comics this past Sunday, where a release party was held for the Wii release o...   read

 
 
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Hands-on: Red Faction: Armageddon, round two

I was pretty much on the fence the last time I played Red Faction: Armageddon. My tune has all but changed with my latest playthrough, as I got to experience a lot more that the game has to offer. Plus, the new build was quite a bit more po...   read

 
 
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Hands-on: Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine

The latest game in the Warhammer 40,000 series is taking players in a new direction with Space Marine, a third-person action-adventure title. You play as Captain Titus of the Ultramarines chapter, a genetically modified superhuman soldier e...   read

 
 
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Hands-on: Outland's co-op mode

You know what we don't have enough of anymore? Metroid-vania style adventure games. This style of adventure games is few and far between nowadays but luckily for us there are some developers out there who haven't totally forgotten this gen...   read

 
 
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Hands-on: Shadows of the Damned

Take Suda51's creative mind, Shinji Mikami's long history with the survival horror genre, and Akira Yamaoka's brilliant musical skills and you get Shadows of the Damned. From what I've seen at least, Grasshopper Manufacture's upcoming "road...   read

 
 
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Preview: F.E.A.R. 3's four multiplayer modes

F.E.A.R 3 is the latest in the spooky first-person shooter franchise where you and your dead ghost brother have to save the world from your pregnant ghost mom. Or something. Honestly, it's hard to pay attention to the story when all I can ...   read

 
 
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Ocarina of Time 3DS 'much closer' to original vision

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the Nintendo 64 was one of the best games ever created. Not many people will argue with that statement. However, something that even the most hardcore Zelda fans will agree with is that the visuals h...   read

 
 
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Hands-on: High Flyer Death Defyer

Afraid of heights? Can’t climb down a ladder to save your life? Would you rather eat dirt than step one foot into a roller coaster? Well suck it up, buddy. This game isn’t for the weak of heart. In Higher Flyer Death Def...   read

 
 
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Hands-on: inFAMOUS 2 ups the ante

I don't follow sports, but I know there's some kind of most improved award that they give players. From what I've seen so far, the gaming equivalent of this award would have to go to inFAMOUS 2. I thoroughly enjoyed the first game, but it n...   read

 
 
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Hands-on: User-generated content in inFAMOUS 2

To me, the original inFAMOUS featured an almost ideal sandbox game world. Running around with such explosive, limitless power made me feel like I could do anything in the game, and that felt pretty great. But now I know that this was only t...   read

 
 
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Preview: Alice: Madness Returns

Alice: Madness Returns picks up eleven years after the original game and we quickly learn that Alice is still not right in the head. Alice still suffers from survivor's guilt after her family was killed in a deadly fire, so she must go b...   read

 
 
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Preview: Spider-Man: Edge of Time

The next Spider-Man adventure will see Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099 working together through time in order to fix a timestream gone awry. When Spider-Man 2099 is fighting an evil scientist, the madman somehow gets sent ...   read

 
 
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Preview: L.A. Noire

Until last year, Team Bondi’s L.A. Noire had been something of an enigma. Since it bears the Rockstar name, many assumed that it would simply be a Grand Theft Auto-style adventure set in 1940s Los Angeles instead of the ’80s, &r...   read

 
 
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Preview: Shadows of the Damned

Grasshopper Manufacture’s Suda51 is renowned for quirky, out-there games that often have something to say, even if it’s through juvenile humor. As the creator of Capcom’s seminal Resident Evil franchise, Shinji Mikami know...   read

 
 
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The story of Alice: Madness Returns will make you think

American McGee's Alice is finally getting a sequel eleven years after its release in Alice: Madness Returns, and both the creator, American McGee himself, and the original writer/executive producer, R.J. Berg, are returning as well. Berg is...   read

 
 
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Preview: Alice: Madness Returns

Eleven years ago, American McGee’s Alice saw an accidental fire consume Alice’s home in Victorian London, along with her family. Wracked with survivor’s guilt, Alice attempted to commit suicide and was committed to the Rut...   read

 
 
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Preview: Yar's Revenge

Yars’ Revenge, which launched in May 1981 for the Atari 2600, ended up being Atari’s best-selling original title on the seminal console. Twenty-nine years later, the publisher is releasing a reboot of sorts that re-imagines the ...   read

 
 
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Preview: Hunted: The Demon's Forge

I recently sat down with Matt Findley, president of inXile Entertainment, to play and discuss the studio’s upcoming hack-and-slash action game, Hunted: The Demon’s Forge. “Fantasy’s the roots” of the title, he ...   read

 
 
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Splash Damage addressing common shooter issues with Brink

I gathered from my conversation with Brink’s lead writer, Edward Stern, that the game’s developers at Splash Damage believe certain problems to be endemic to the shooter genre, and that they’re trying to provide creative s...   read

 
 
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