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Project Zomboid: a zombie apocalypse browser game

[Update: Seems we got this one a bit wrong, originally reporting that the game would be an MMORPG. But according to the game's developer, that's not the case. Indie Stone's Chris Simpson explains that Project Zomboid is "primarily a single...

 
 
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New games from Amanita: Osada, Botanicula, Samorost 3

After the release of Machinarium in 2009, Czech developer Amanita Design have been pretty quiet. Sure, they're bringing Machinarium to the PlayStation Network after adding it and Samorost 2 to Wolfire Games' Humble Indie Bund...

 
 
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The 2D Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character

I'm calling it here: 2011 is the year of the cephalopod. DePaul University already brought us Octodad ("Loving father. Caring husband. Secret octopus."), and Dakko Dakko's The 2D Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character is anothe...

 
 
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A thing of beauty: Plus Kareha's Aegis papercraft

If you still haven't played one of three available versions of Persona 3, you may not see what all the fuss over this Aegis figure is about, but the beauty of a socially maladroit android who shoots bullets out of her fingers is s...

 
 
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BioWare writer defends romance options in Dragon Age II

When I interviewed David Gaider for a series of Dragon Age II-related previews, he seemed a charming, soft spoken, and intelligent writer with a passion for role-playing games. Imagine my surprise, then, to see the bespectacled scribe destr...

 
 
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Review: Dragon Age II

Marian Hawke -- refugee of Lothering, Champion of Kirkwall -- is a liar, a thief, and a murderer, a political sellsword for the powerbrokers of the Free Marches. Most Kirkwallers assume she is a lesbian after a brief affair with Isabella, a...

 
 
 
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Dragon Age II's frame narrative explained

Very little of what BioWare has said about the upcoming Dragon Age II gives the impression of forward movement. In a Q&A session at BioWare's Edmonton studios, producer Mark Darrah explained that Dragon Age II isn't "a brand-new game. I...

 
 
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Bits and booze: The short story of Robotube and Gaijin

When I try to get in touch with Jason Cirillo, founder of Robotube Games, he's in line trying to buy a bento box, somewhere in New York City. He's starving and needs to eat, so I try again later. This time, he's stepping onto a train. I'm s...

 
 
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The old school: Dragon Age II and its influences

"I've been playing RPGs since ... Ultima 2 territory, way back on my PC," says Mike Laidlaw, lead designer on BioWare's Dragon Age series. "And it's like, I remember, actually Ultima 3 did this: 'Choose your gender: male, female, other.' An...

 
 
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Building a better RPG: hands on Dragon Age II's intro

BioWare's made no secret of the fact that they keep a running tab of player metrics, and Dragon Age: Origins was no different. They learned a few neat tidbits -- "more people played warriors than rogues or mages" explains lea...

 
 
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Art nouveau: Dragon Age II skirts its generic label

The videogames industry has a complex: it relies, perhaps too much, on the concept of genre, but being "generic" is an offense of grave proportions. Being "innovative" is, naturally, antithetical to being generic. According to Matt Goldman,...

 
 
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Dragon Age II dev on DLC: add-in instead of add-on

"Oh, look, we've got a 91 Metacritic," begins Dragon Age II lead designer Mike Laidlaw. "But it's not 100, so there's got to be room to improve." Over the life of Dragon Age: Origins, Laidlaw's BioWare Edmonton team attempted to d...

 
 
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Dragon Age designer on fan response: 'It's a compliment'

It's not uncommon for fans of upcoming games to go on media blackouts -- actively avoiding screenshots, trailers, and previews so as not to spoil their initial impressions. So far, that hasn't been difficult with Dragon Age II -- if yo...

 
 
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Bloody, gritty, sexy: hands on Dragon Age II

"Dragon Age II is not a brand new game; It's a better, more-refined version of Dragon Age: Origins," explained executive producer Mark Darrah during a recent press event at BioWare's Edmonton studio. Darrah's take on Dragon Age II ...

 
 
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Dragon Age II dev diary addresses fan complaints (kinda)

BioWare have been keeping details about Dragon Age II close to the chest, sparking the worst kind of tortured speculation seen this side of arsenic-based life-forms: "Dragon Age II is a hack-and-slash" is the new "NASA found alie...

 
 
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Review: Pro Evolution Soccer 2011

"Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans win." So quipped Gary Lineker, an English international, after losing to West Germany in the 1990 World Cup. As in life, so in art: Pro Evolution Soc...

 
 
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Review: NOX Specialist Audio Headset

I once managed to get a set of Panasonic RP-HTX7 headphones (cream colored, natch) run over by a car. I don't need to discuss the Wile E. Coyote-esque set-up, but it has become my new litmus test for audio hardware. If it still works after ...

 
 
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Atlus promises Demon's Souls servers until March 2011

Yesterday, Atlus sent a note to its fanclub, the so-called "Faithful," promising to maintain Demon's Souls' North American servers until at least March 2011. I suppose that you could play it as a single-player game, but that'd be missi...

 
 
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Get Your War On with this Medal of Honor trailer

Ok, so, Electronic Arts is publishing the new Medal of Honor, with EA Los Angeles in charge of the single player, and DICE manning the multiplayer. The beta has started across all platforms (but I haven't heard anything good about it)...

 
 
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Square announces Final Fantasy: Legends

Following an article in last week's issue of Japanese game magazine V Jump, Square Enix have officially announced Final Fantasy Legends, a new mobile phone game by the Final Fantasy IV: The After Years team. Normally, a Japanese mobile...

 
 
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Famitsu reveals Tactics Ogre: The Wheel of Fortune (PSP)

I guess Square Enix didn't get the memo about The Wheel of Fortune being an infernal American television show -- Pat Sajak and Vanna White are obviously zombies. Or vampires. Or zombie vampires -- but someone from their El Segundo...

 
 
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Localized demo for item-shop RPG Recettear available now

The main thrust of this news article is that developer-localizer Carpe Fulgur has released a demo for its first project, Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale. To understand why that's kind of interesting and cool, though, you'll need some backgr...

 
 
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E3 10: Have even more Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 footage

Since they aren't a major platform holder and didn't host a press conference during which they announced a truckload of games (here's lookin' at you, kid), you might've forgotten that a little Capcom game called Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: Fate o...

 
 
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Review: Dead to Rights: Retribution

A few days ago, I was crushing beers at Shenanigans, a restaurant-cum-watering-hole in Sewanee, Tennessee, home of my alma mater, The University of the South. Specifically, I was talking with my friend Reed about videogames, and I mentioned...

 
 




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At present, I have too many video games to fit on one shelf in a sensible fashion, but I made them fit -- some are just stacked vertically I really wish game cases were as small as Switch and Vita

 
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Well Im finally putting out that C-blog on video game violence, you know yet another Heres an image I used long ago that Im not using this time but I still like to pull out just because its hilarious this really happened

 
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