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Odd Society: City-building without the hassle

Odd Society is an indie title that flew under our radar. Developed by Odd 1 Incorporated, it’s a simplistic point-and-click title created by a team of 20 or so passionate people. It launched at Gen Con ’09 and was playable on th...

 
 
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Dragon Age writer explains ESRB brothel listing

If you want a good laugh, take a gander at the ESRB listing for Dragon Age: Origins. It confirms the existence demon breasts, gratuitous violence, and heavy caressing. It also reveals the existence of a brothel and an interesting list of ch...

 
 
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BioWare's Gaider: story is important, but not that important

A few weeks ago, Obsidian lead creative designer Chris Avellone told us that story is an important game component, but it’s not as important as systems or level design. While a rich never draws players into a game universe and compels...

 
 
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Cryptic still negotiating Champions Online release with MS

The PC version of Champions Online launches September 1st. The Xbox 360 version of the MMO -- once listed to hit day and date with the PC version -- is rarely mentioned. Developer Cryptic Studios doesn’t talk about the port and it has...

 
 
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Dante's Inferno demo walkthrough and impressions

Offering crisp visuals and twisted slaying scenes to boot, Dante’s Inferno can sicken the most iron-bellied players with its gore. The narrative content may also sicken most classical lit majors, but the game is what it is -- a brawle...

 
 
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A look at the Dragon Age: Origins booth at Gen Con

Dragon Age: Origins is one of the few games at Gen Con 2009. Like Dante’s Inferno, this booth has some serious style. Four brilliant white sheets with crimson splashes (some resembling a dragon) surround the eight kiosks with playable...

 
 
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Check out the cosplayers of Gen Con

The software side of Gen Con 2009 is lacking this year. It’s depressing to see so few videogames lining the West side of the convention floor. With crushed spirits early in the morning, I turned my attention to the costumed peoples ro...

 
 
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A look at the Dante's Inferno Booth at Gen Con

We spied this statue of Dante and scythe back in June at E3 2009. Now this darling monument to EA Visceral’s God of War-style brawler is sitting proudly in the middle of the game’s gothic booth at Gen Con 2009. Below in the gall...

 
 
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Destructoid Interview: Flying Lab CEO Russell Williams

A few days ago, at Gen Con, I was invited to talk to Russell Williams, CEO of Flying Lab. Flying Lab’s booth on the show floor was all about Pirates of the Burning Sea. The company’s main focus was to establish that the MMO was ...

 
 
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Flying Lab CEO says why console MMOs fail

Russell Williams, CEO of Flying Lab Software (Pirates of the Burning Sea), recently sat down with me to talk about his future console game and the reason why MMO developers have such a hard time getting their games onto the Xbox 360 and Pla...

 
 
 
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Freaky Creatures is like Spore, except not as cool

Whenever I hear the words “action figures” and “videogame” uttered in the same sentence, I usually shudder. It’s not like I can’t appreciate the art or the craftsmanship, it’s more about the tie-in....

 
 
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Storm of Zehir feels old and new at the same time

[video]99892:168[/video]While I was at Atari’s booth at Gen Con, I was able check out the upcoming Neverwinter Nights 2 expansion, Storm of Zehir. The first thing that caught my eye, and additionally one of the key new features of the...

 
 
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King's Bounty detailed

[video]99887:166[/video]King’s Bounty: The Legend is an upcoming PC strategy RPG developed by 1C and published by Atari. Unlike most strategy RPGs, the concept behind King’s Bounty is to create a unique and rich experience outsi...

 
 
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Turbine talks console MMO

Recently, we had the opportunity to talk to Adam Mersky, Director of Communcations at Turbine, about an unannounced MMO title for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 currently in development at Turbine. Details are extremely limited at this time...

 
 
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Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria details

The first thing that Adam Mersky, Director of Communications at Turbine told me was, “Nobody delivers as much content as Turbine.” Over the course of Gen Con 2008, I’ve learned that may be completely true. Turbine has the ...

 
 
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Dungeons and Dragons Online: Mod 8 detailed

The biggest gripe for non-traditional players entering into the realm of Dungeons and Dragons Online is how daunting the rule system can be. The statistical frenzy of imaginary rolling dice and character creation has had a habit of turning ...

 
 
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Gen Con 2008 in Pictures

The last few days have been an awesome adventure for me. I am currently attending Gen Con 2008 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The show is being promoted as the “best four days of gaming,” with the focus being on boardgames and cardga...

 
 




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