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Batman and Joker have new voice actors in Arkham Origins

Batman: Arkham Origins is a prequel, and as such developer Warner Bros. Montreal is changing the voices of Batman and Joker. "We went in our game back several years [and] we really wanted to cast people that sounded like those establishe...

 
 
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Suit up for this Batman: Arkham Origins teaser trailer

Batman battles the relentless Deathstroke in this new teaser trailer for Batman: Arkham Origins, and honestly, that's about all you're going to get. Batman scowls, the sword comes out, and he blocks it with his arm blades like a champion. ...

 
 
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The future of Star Wars games rests with Electronic Arts

After The Walt Disney Company's acquisition of LucasArts last year, the development house as we knew it was effectively closed. Disney moved the studio into a licensing model, "minimizing the company's risk while achieving a broader portfol...

 
 
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Batman: Arkham Origins announced

That distributor of exclusive game announcements, Game Informer, has revealed its May issue cover and unveiled Batman: Arkham Origins in the process. Warner Brothers Montreal is on the project, taking over from Rocksteady.  Set years b...

 
 
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Metallica Pack 01 removed from Rock Band Music Store

If you hopped on to the Rock Band Music Store today, planning to buy "Ride the Lightning," you may have already missed your chance. That song, and the other three tracks making up "Metallica Track Pack 01" have been removed from the Rock Ba...

 
 
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GDC: Digital Extremes' Star Trek isn't looking too hot

Take a beloved franchise like Star Trek, influences from the heavier hitters in a genre, and you can't go too wrong, right? Well that final verdict of course remains to be seen, but I can't say Digital Extremes' Star Trek makes a good case ...

 
 
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Slitherine is making a turn-based Warhammer 40,000 game

Strategy game developer Slitherine has signed a licensing agreement with Games Workshop to make a multiplatform turn-based title based on Warhammer 40,000, it was announced this week. This project will be in line with what the studio does b...

 
 
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Activision expects to have fewer licensed games this year

Word got out yesterday that Activision had laid off around 30 full-time employees, which was later confirmed by the company. "Like any successful business, Activision Publishing consistently works to align its costs with its revenues -- th...

 
 
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Aliens games to play that aren't Aliens: Colonial Marines

Aliens: Colonial Marines is finally out over more than half a decade of waiting, and the disappointment is real enough to lick. It's a terrible letdown, to the point that this particular Aliens fan -- who buys almost anything Xenomorph rela...

 
 
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Batman: Arkham 3 is due for release in 2013 [Update]

[Update: According to the rumor mill, Rocksteady won't be involved in this one. According to my Twitter feed of random people saying random things, the less-spectacular Spark Unlimited may take the helm. Hmmmm.] Warner Bros. has confirmed a...

 
 
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Walking Dead: Survival Instinct finally gets real trailer

Activision's tried to put it off for as long as possible, but has finally released a real gameplay trailer for The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct. Now the day's finally arrived, I don't even know what to say. In all honesty, it really doe...

 
 
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Scott Pilgrim DLC has last-minute delay

Last week, we reported on an announcement regarding long-anticipated downloadable content for Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game posted to the Tumblr of Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O'Malley which vanished into thin air as my...

 
 
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Finally, a new Dynasty Warriors-style Kamen Rider game

Well, it's about time! Toei's Kamen Rider was a Dynasty Warriors before Dynasty Warriors of a sort, defined as it was by a lone hero in a ridiculous costume effortlessly plowing through hordes of weak minions, but only n...

 
 
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The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct confirmed for Wii U

[Update: The Walking Dead is coming out on March 26 in North America.] The likes of Crysis 3 and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 may be turning their backs on the Wii U, but never fear! Activision never misses a trick, and has confirmed that...

 
 
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The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct trailer is ... hmmmm

[Update: This is a not an official trailer by Activision or Terminal Reality. Rather, it's a fan made video of gameplay clips taken from an interview by IGN Start on the upcoming game.] The Terminal Reality-developed The Walking Dead: Surv...

 
 
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SEGA/Creative Assembly get Games Workshop license

SEGA has inked a deal with Games Workshop in order to start bringing Warhammer games into production. Creative Assembly, the studio responsible for Total War, will be working on the fantasy tabletop IP.  THQ still has the rights to War...

 
 
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Review: Transformers Prime: The Game

I'll admit, I've struggled to keep up with the Transformers brand since Generation One. I've played the High Moon Studios games, and loved them, but the TV shows have been something of a blur to me -- be it Armada, Animated, or Prime, I'm y...

 
 
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Review: Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse

Reviewing Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse is difficult, because if I were to say it's bland, unfunny, and offensive, a large portion of the audience will fire back with, "Just like the show!" Meanwhile, another portion will suggest that ...

 
 
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Review: Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition

For most of this generation, Nintendo existed as its own entity in the market. The Wii couldn't match the technical prowess of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, while third-party publishers famously struggled when attempting to bring their wa...

 
 
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Review: ThunderCats

The ThunderCats reboot was, by most accounts, a tragedy. Unlike most of the property rehashes that account for a worrying amount of modern entertainment, the new ThunderCats series was actually pretty well regarded and, from what I saw of i...

 
 
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New Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse screenshots

Activision released new screenshots of Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse today, giving a look at the title's multiplayer component. I wish I could muster some enthusiasm for it -- there's split-screen, after all, and I do love that co...

 
 
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Review: The Amazing Spider-Man

When there's a new movie on the horizon, Activision's usually on call to bring us the obligatory videogame tie-in. As is the creed of the obligatory videogame tie-in, the product is rushed, slapdash, visually unimpressive, and interactively...

 
 
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Bruce Campbell gets extreme in The Amazing Spider-Man

Will The Amazing Spider-Man be a good videogame? Well, it's a licensed game made to coincide with an upcoming blockbuster, and Beenox is making it. Draw your own conclusions.  Good or bad, however, everybody's favorite actor Bruce Cam...

 
 
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Harry Potter for Kinect announced (that's its name!)

Remember a long while back, when Harry Potter was showcased for Kinect? No? Hardly surprising, since it looked like every other Kinect game. Well, it seems as if we're going to get the on-rails, arm-flapping, licensed cash-in of our dreams ...

 
 
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Activision to publish Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse

Activision and Fox announced today the impending arrival of a new Family Guy game. Inspired by the season 8 premiere episode, "Road to the Multiverse," Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse is currently in development for unspecified...

 
 




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My first go in Laser Squad (1988) left all my squad dead after two I dont think Ill be reviewing this one either, just giving it a quick

 
 

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