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Sesame Street for Kinect is ridiculously adorable

I've been extremely excited for Double Fine's Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster for the Xbox 360 Kinect since the second it was announced. Not sure why and it's kind of weird since I didn't grow up on Sesame Street. It's more of a recent ...   read

 
 
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Hands-on: Gears of War 3 multiplayer

Gears of War 3? Kind of a big deal. It is the most anticipated game of 2011, after all. Yesterday we learned that the Epic shooter will be out worldwide on September 20, and we now know that the beta will be released sometime in April. Both...   read

 
 
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Hands-on: Turtle Beach Ear Force PX5 headset

Turtle Beach's next headset -- the Ear Force PX5 -- stands in sharp contrast to their past headsets. The most striking element is that it actually feels like a good headset now. Previous Turtle Beach headsets were clunky and felt a little ...   read

 
 
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Hands-on: The first mission of Deus Ex: Human Revolution

When we left off, Deus Ex: Human Revolution main protagonist Adam Jensen got his ass royally handed to him while trying to protect Dr. Megan Reed, who had discovered the key to human augmentation. Six months later, Adam is back on the sc...   read

 
 
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Impressions: MLB 11 The Show (3D, HR Derby with PS Move)

When I first checked out MLB 11 The Show a few weeks ago, I spent a portion of the hands-on demo playing the game in 3D. I also tried the Home Run Derby mode, which debuted last year and now supports PlayStation Move. Sony San Diego patche...   read

 
 
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Preview: MLB 11 The Show

Sony’s competitor in the baseball space, 2K Sports’ Major League Baseball 2K franchise, has included analog-stick controls for years. But the folks at Sony San Diego, the studio behind the MLB The Show series, vowed not to imple...   read

 
 
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Hands-on: MotorStorm: Apocalypse

When I first saw MotorStorm: Pacific Rift a couple years ago, I rolled my eyes. At a glance, it looked like one of those super-fast racing-inspired games for loud children. While I wasn’t terribly wrong with that assessment, it quickl...   read

 
 
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Preview: Top Spin 4 (Player Creator, Career, more)

When I last sat in on a Top Spin 4 demo, I didn’t notice a whole lot that differentiated the game from its predecessor. I recently had the chance to take a deeper look at it in a longer session, and now I’m ready to eat my words...   read

 
 
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Jurassic Park is like Heavy Rain, but with dinosaurs

Hold on to your butts! It's a Jurassic Park: The Game preview! Okay, that's the first and only Jurassic Park quote you'll have to deal with. Yes, I got to go hands-on with the first of five episodes of Jurassic Park and I was pleasantly sur...   read

 
 
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Impressions: Your first look at Dead Island

Hey, remember Dead Island?! No? That's okay, since the last time we saw some real info on this project was back in 2009. Developer Techland and publisher Deep Silver have been quietly working on their zombie title for the past few years now...   read

 
 
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Preview: MLB 2K11 (Franchise, My Player, more)

In my first preview of 2K Sports’ Major League Baseball 2K11, I wrote that developer Visual Concepts is working on fixing “underlying issues” to refine what was a solid foundation in MLB 2K10. I saw the game again last wee...   read

 
 
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MLB 2K11 devs flattered but not impressed by MLB 11 adopting analog controls

For a few years now, 2K Sports' MLB 2K games have featured analog-stick controls for pitching, hitting, and fielding. But Sony's MLB The Show franchise has stuck with simple button presses until this year; MLB 11 The Show will be the first ...   read

 
 
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SOCOM 4 multiplayer aims to keep old & new fans satisfied

Zipper Interactive is modernizing the tactical shooter with SOCOM 4. Designer Ben Jones summed up the accessibility-oriented changes -- which include regenerating health and a cover system -- as "the evolution of the SOCOM franchise." Of co...   read

 
 
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Zipper talks SOCOM 4: Lessons learned from MAG

Between the development of the 2006 PSP title SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 2 and the upcoming SOCOM 4, Zipper Interactive released one game: MAG, which launched just over one year ago to critical acclaim. That ambitious shooter set a new standard ...   read

 
 
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Zipper calls SOCOM 4 'the real first SOCOM on the PS3'

Last week, I had some hands-on time with Zipper Interactive's SOCOM 4, the studio's first SOCOM game in four and a half years (the last entry in the franchise that the developer worked on was the 2006 PSP game SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 2). This...   read

 
 
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Preview: SOCOM 4 in 3D with the Move Sharp Shooter

The tactical shooter is a sub-genre that has existed for many years as a more “hardcore” alternative to mainstream first- and third-person shooters. Often marked by squad-based, stealthy combat, and a more deliberate pace than t...   read

 
 
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Madden Bowl XVII: A hot ticket in frozen Dallas

Before last Thursday, the last time I saw Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald in person was at the unveiling of the Madden NFL 10 cover, which took place in April 2009 in New York City’s Times Square. “If I’d ...   read

 
 
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Hands-on: The first couple hours of Bulletstorm

Bulletstorm has been on my radar since it was revealed way back in May. People Can Fly's over-the-top shooter was promising to be an epic experience, and a breath of fresh air in a market full of super-serious shooters. The "Burnout of shoo...   read

 
 
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You begin Deus Ex: Human Revolution as a simple human

Eidos Montreal has been at work on Deus Ex: Human Revolution for the last four years. A long time coming, the game is finally set to come out this April and it looks Eidos is happy with the state of the game, as members of the gaming press ...   read

 
 
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Hands-on: Shift 2: Unleashed

Last time we checked out Shift 2: Unleashed, we found out about the new helmet cam perspective that mimics the feel of a real-life racing experience. We also got some details on Autolog, a feature that is now a staple of the Need for Speed ...   read

 
 
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Guinness World Records and the LittleBigPlanet 2 launch

To celebrate the release of Media Molecule's LittleBigPlanet 2, Sony held a three-day launch event at the Sony Style Store in New York City last week. The main goal of the LBP extravaganza was to set Guinness World Records for videogames, a...   read

 
 
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RTS and FPS come together in Natural Selection 2

Of all my time doing previews for Destructoid, I've never actually had the privilege of visiting an indie studio. I'm so used to walking into the giant offices of Electronic Arts or Activision that when I stepped foot into Unknown Worlds E...   read

 
 
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Crysis 2 may be your new multiplayer obsession of 2011

Crysis 2 wasn't on my radar at all this year. I mean, I know I was going to play it eventually, but it wasn't a "OMG I HAVE TO IT IMMEDIATELY" kind of a thing. That is until I played some Crysis 2 multiplayer at a recent press event. Now I...   read

 
 
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Preview: Homefront (multiplayer)

THQ’s Homefront is aiming to be the “definitive large-scale warfare experience on console and PC,” explained the game’s lead multiplayer designer, Erin Daly, at a recent press event focusing on the multiplayer compon...   read

 
 
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Preview: Major League Baseball 2K11

2K Sports’ exclusive third-party development contract with Major League Baseball hasn’t really paid off for the publisher’s parent company, Take-Two, due to a series of baseball releases that have ranged in quality from ha...   read

 
 
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