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Mafia II Walkthrough: 15 Minutes of Gameplay Footage

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 17, 2009 8:50am PDT

Mafia 2 producer Denby Grace introduces a whopping fifteen minutes of play from the mobster shooter's early game, as was demonstrated during the E3...

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"Because the murders weren't real, but the words were? Does it make sense? Not really, but ..."

- MamiyaOtaru see all 58 comments

Borderlands Interview: Gearbox's 'Games Are Fun' Epiphany and Why It's Already Thinking DLC

By Chris Faylor, Jul 02, 2009 3:13pm PDT

"The art style...is the glue to everything," Gearbox's Mikey Neumann explains above the gentle hum of a crowded meeting room during E3. "It allows...

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"All it means about cert is that they can't ADD anything new, now they have to polish. There ..."

- PixiNova see all 70 comments

'Splosion Man Impressions: Blown Away

By Nick Breckon, Jun 11, 2009 12:46pm PDT

As a platformer, 'Splosion Man (XBLA) is a blood relative of Sonic the Hedgehog. But as a relative, 'Splosion Man is the freakish uncle that your...

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"Looks like a cool little game. Hope it lives up to the potential."

- obiquatro see all 3 comments

More Guitar Hero 5 Songs Revealed 'Under Pressure'

By Chris Faylor, Jun 11, 2009 8:55am PDT

While publisher Activision has been rather tight-lipped regarding the songs found in Guitar Hero 5--only a few tracks have been...

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"Say what you like about GHM, but GH:WT was most certainly NOT a milking of the franchise. They ..."

- Alexrose see all 10 comments

Stages Leveled in Uncharted 2 Gameplay Footage

By Nick Breckon, Jun 10, 2009 4:52pm PDT

Still catching up on all the E3 videos that hit last week? So are we. Here's one of the stand-outs, a four minute look at Naughty Dog's very impressive Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. The action game hits the PlayStation 3 this fall.

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"It looks that way, but what's impressive is that significant portions are NOT, apparently. Lots ..."

- endorious see all 71 comments

The Last Guardian Media Shows Off 'Project Trico'

By Chris Faylor, Jun 10, 2009 9:16am PDT

Following through on last week's official announcement of The Last Guardian, publisher Sony has released several screenshots from Team ICO's debut PlayStation 3 game.

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"I missed out on Ico. Now it's impossible to find anywhere other than eBay :("

- dpgagnon see all 33 comments

Xbox Live Arcade Technical Size Limit Pegged at 2GB

By Nick Breckon and Chris Faylor, Jun 09, 2009 4:24pm PDT

While the artificial size constraint on Xbox Live Arcade titles has been steadily increased since the platform's launch, Microsoft now tells us...

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"probably because their download system stores the entire file into memory until it's actually ..."

- gekidoslair see all 41 comments

Aliens vs. Predator Impressions and Interview: Bringing It All Back Home

By Nick Breckon, Jun 09, 2009 12:57pm PDT

Being a big fan of Rebellion's original Aliens vs. Predator FPS, the studio's new sequel--a faithful three-campaign amalgamation of the original experience--is extremely exciting to me. And while I didn't go hands-on with it at E3, I did get a behind-clos

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"i found a jaguar on ebay and got a copy of avp just to relive this. I cannot believe how far we ..."

- stephenreal see all 46 comments

Lost Planet 2 Coming to PlayStation 3 Too

By Chris Faylor, Jun 09, 2009 9:08am PDT

At long last ending the perpetual platform drama regarding Capcom's Lost Planet 2, a PlayStation 3 version of the action game sequel was confirmed...

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"Hopefully they will take the time to make optimize it for PS3. I didn't see the sense in ..."

- NuMMnUtZ see all 6 comments

Xbox 360 Game Download Store Uses Cash Prices, Remainder of Marketplace Could Follow Suit

By Chris Faylor, Jun 08, 2009 1:02pm PDT

Microsoft's August-due Games on Demand section of the Xbox Live Marketplace, set to enable users to digitally purchase and download full-fledged...

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"There's a good reason for micro-transactions -- credit card fees. Some cards have a minimum ..."

- uncleanmonkey see all 41 comments

Borderlands Slated for October

By Chris Faylor, Jun 08, 2009 8:31am PDT

Developer Gearbox Software is targeting an October release for its post-apocalyptic shooter-RPG Borderlands, the studio told Shacknews during a...

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"The problem is, without the RPG elements, it'd be just another random shooter, maybe one with a ..."

- zehh see all 72 comments

Fight Night Round 4 Gets Bumped Up

By Chris Faylor, Jun 08, 2009 7:51am PDT

Previously slated to arrive at North American retailers on June 30, EA Canada's latest boxing effort, Fight Night Round 4, has now been bumped up...

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"The demo didn't have my control scheme from FNR3... I'm not getting it. I'm not buying it if ..."

- getlefty see all 5 comments

Hey Everybody, It's Starfy!

By Chris Faylor, Jun 05, 2009 5:04pm PDT

When E3's over, who do you call? Starfy! Starfy! When everyone is tired and not smiling at all? Starfy! Starfy! He's the greatest starfish...

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"And fish aren't fish, they're sea kittens. Please don't kill the sea kittens for food!"

- TickHeadDog see all 50 comments

New Wii Zelda Concept Art Revealed

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 05, 2009 3:54pm PDT

Photographs were forbidden when Zelda series creator Shigeru Miyamoto teased a new Wii Zelda game this week at E3 by showing a single piece of...

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"Yeah, still looks like a female elf with an ugly green outfit and a shield. What is so appealing ..."

- Funeraldirge see all 69 comments

Jumpgate Evolution Trailer Calls for Champions

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 05, 2009 2:15pm PDT

A new trailer for NetDevil's spaceborne PC action MMO Jumpgate Evolution shows the seriousness of the big black yonder, while several new screenshots capture its bea

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"no way dude, that was high sec space. you don't want to get concorded."

- finneydp see all 40 comments