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Review: Anomaly Warzone Earth (XBLA)

11 bit Studios' Anomaly Warzone Earth was a creative little "tower offense" title, and a big hit on PC and mobile last year. Now it has finally been released on Xbox Live Arcade. Mouse and keyboard controls are out, full gamepad controls ar...   read

 
 
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Review: Kinect Star Wars

Following a few ramshackle E3 presentations, expectations for Kinect Star Wars were tempered at best. After footage of the game's Galactic Dance Off mode, featuring a dancing Han Solo at the carbonite pit, hit YouTube, these expectations tu...   read

 
 
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New Reckoning DLC 'Teeth of Naros' releases April 17

A set of new achievements already hinted at new downloadable content for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, set in the Teeth of Naros area. EA and 38 Studios have now officially annouced the DLC to be titled "Teeth of Naros," a location named a...   read

 
 
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Review: Birds of Steel

Combat flight simulators, like real-time strategy games, are a resilient breed which has always struggled to find its place on consoles. A mouse and keyboard control scheme is almost always preferred over a gamepad when it comes to fast-pac...   read

 
 
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Imperium Galactica II invades iPads today

Before working on games like SkyDrift, Sine Mora, and Black Knight Sword, Digital Reality was best known for their excellent 4X titles. Arguably the best of their space empire strategy games, Imperium Galactica II, is now available on iPad...   read

 
 
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Awesomenauts is set for liftoff on the first days of May

Dutch indie studio Ronimo Games has unveiled the release date for the rather excellent-looking Awesomenauts. The 2D Multiplayer Online Battle Arena title will hit the PlayStation Store in North America on May 1, 2012. On May 2, it will be ...   read

 
 
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Tactics Ogre is half price on the EU PlayStation Store

One of the reasons why I picked up a PlayStation Vita, other than submitting to gadget lust, was the prospect of catching up on those games I had missed out on by never owning a PSP. Some great titles, like Patapon 2, Half Minute Hero, and ...   read

 
 
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The plot thickens in a new Game of Thrones RPG trailer

Just in time for the start of Season 2 of Game of Thrones, Atlus and Focus Home Interactive unleashed a new "epic plot" trailer for Cyanide's upcoming role-playing game. After watching the trailer four times, I still have no idea what the ...   read

 
 
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Achievements hint at Kollossael new Reckoning DLC

A list of achievements for yet to be announced downloadable content for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning has appeared on Xbox 360 Achievements. The five achievements look similar in nature to those found in the recently released The Legend of ...   read

 
 
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Canadian Videogame Awards finalists announced

Why yes, there is such a thing as the Canadian Video Game Awards! The 3rd annual edition of the awards show will take place in Vancouver on April 21st, and coincides with Fan Expo Vancouver (limited seating available to Fan Expo pass holder...   read

 
 
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Preview: One more turn into the Fray

Like so many "older" gamers who grew up during the X-COM glory days of turn-based strategy almost 20 years ago, the folks at Parisian indie studio Brain Candy have been craving some good old TBS action. Not just any kind, because due to the...   read

 
 
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Review: Amalur: Reckoning - The Legend of Dead Kel

One might wonder if a game like Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning really needs a downloadable content expansion along the lines of "The Legend of Dead Kel," given the enormous amount of quests and content already available in the core game...   read

 
 
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BioShock movie on hold as director may have left

The ill-fated BioShock movie has seemingly been Halo'd. Gore Verbinski had already stepped down to become the project's producer, leaving Juan Carlor Fresnadillo to fill the director seat. Speaking to Indiewire, Fresnadillo said, "To be hon...   read

 
 
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Preview: Sieging dungeon gates in Confrontation

Based on the tabletop wargame, Cyanide's Confrontation brings the fantasy world of Aarklash to the virtual realm. The over-productive French studio which used to primarily work on the Cycling Manager series has diversified itself with some ...   read

 
 
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Nyan Cat Adventure nyans onto the App Store

Xbox Live Indie title Nyan Cat Adventure is now available for iOS. A free version gives you the basic "Party" mode and the traditional Nyan Cat to play with, while the $0.99 version gives you more Nyans and more modes. I gave it a spin to s...   read

 
 
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Preview: What to expect from Risen 2's Treasure Isle DLC

"Aaaargh!" is an exclamation often associated with pre-order and "day one" bonus downloadable content. You end up with an extra character, skin, or a weapon or two, often followed by Internet outcry when some of that content appears to be o...   read

 
 
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How Double Fine used their creative juices to survive

In their GDC session "Creative Panic: How Agility Turned Terror Into Triumph," Double Fine's Tim Schafer, Brad Muir, Lee Petty, and Nathan Martz talked about how they used a two-week break during Brütal Legend's production to focus on ...   read

 
 
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Review: I Am Alive

Years in the making at different studios, Ubisoft's I Am Alive brings the Xbox Live Arcade "House Party" to a close with a post-apocalyptic bang. A story of survival, it's full of ideas and twists on the action-adventure conventions we've g...   read

 
 
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Review: Wargame: European Escalation

Growing up during the dawn of PC strategy games, playing everything from Dune II and Command & Conquer to Panzer General, took its toll on my teenage years. History classes only became worth paying attention to when it concerned old bat...   read

 
 
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Five ways to suck at Wargame: European Escalation

Wargame: European Escalation was released for PC yesterday. After failing at a certain mission and losing momentum, leading to a 1.5-hour mission, I realized there are a couple of ways to play this game if you've played many a strategy game...   read

 
 
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Dat DLC: Dungeon Defenders 'Barbarian Hero'

[In "Dat DLC," we check out some recent downloadable content to give you an impression of what you may or may not have missed out on.] After tinkering with the gender-swapped versions of the existing four young heroes in Dungeon Defenders,...   read

 
 
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Mass Effect 3 CG trailer gets an extended cut

We saw a brief Mass Effect 3 CG trailer last weekend, which Jonathan Holmes didn't care for because he hates good videogames. Now we have the full extended cut version with even more dramatic Earthlings who fight for the least interesting ...   read

 
 
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Review: Alan Wake's American Nightmare

Ask any fan why they like Alan Wake, and you'll hear different stories. Some will talk about how they enjoyed the Stephen King, Twin Peaks, and Lost inspired storyline and setting. Others will laud the tense experience on the Hard and Night...   read

 
 
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Review: Warp

Xbox Live Arcade's House Party kicked off with Warp, a stealth-centric puzzle-platforming title with a charming yet violent aesthetic. With a somewhat creative way of adding a breath of fresh air to the top-down stealth genre by introducing...   read

 
 
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A class guide to Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

The piece of Amalur we've seen in Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning may only be a slice of the franchise plans for a larger world, but it's pretty damn big already. As with any role-playing game, it can help to know what kinds of skills and abi...   read

 
 


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ShadeOfLight

After this third Testpunch, Im ordering ARMS; when it comes to Nintendo I have zero impulse Based on what Ive seen so far, Min Min has a good shot at also becoming my main in the full I bet Guy Eldoon is incredibly proud of his

 
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Im so damn addicted to Hamilton, Im getting really bummed out that Im probably never going to have a chance to see it This is driving me up the

 
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ARMS clicked for me this second time, after I stopped treating it like rockem sockem

 
KnickKnackMyWack

Can Nintendo please update Mario Kart 8 and make its online exactly like ARMS? My experiences between the two are completely polarizing in quality thus The former has some lag and connection issues, the latter seemed completely

 
Pixie The Fairy

Tried the Testpunch Just was scared because its hard to lift things with my right hand right Turning at the wrist is mostly fine, just Won a couple fights as Min Min, lost most because others were more Seemed fun

 
Sarah Jane Farron

Thats me tried everything in the Arms Punchfire Button controls feel much more clunky to me and I dislike everything aside from The targetting system is awful and everything devolves into pure Volleyball is so bad its 1v1:

 
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When youre at Sams Club and you go to buy a hot dog and they say all they have left is Polish (pic didnt attach, its the gif of the blinking guy, see it in the comments)

 
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Enjoyed chatting with Josh Bycer about immersion in Feel free to give it a listen and share your thoughts!

 
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Say what you will about Nintendo, but at least they still surprise you every now and then! ARMS is quite frankly Not only super fun, but the motion controls are spot Love it!

 

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