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Gunshine.net Preview and Interview with developer Supercell

By Xav de Matos, Mar 11, 2011 11:15am PST

We take a look at Gunshine.net, a browser-based MMO with Syndicate among its inspirations, and chat with developer Supercell.


"Yeah, that might take some getting used to... but this is a different thing. The gameplay is ..."

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Interview: Dax Ginn from Rocksteady on the psychology of Batman: Arkham City

By Xav de Matos, Mar 10, 2011 4:00pm PST

Shacknews speaks with marketing game manager Dax Ginn at Rocksteady Studios about continuing the adventure of the caped crusader in Batman: Arkham City...


"Summary: Shacknews speaks with marketing game manager Dax Ginn at Rocksteady Studios about ..."

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Interview: Big Huge Games GM Sean Dunn on Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

By Xav de Matos, Mar 10, 2011 10:30am PST

At an EA Partners Showcase at GDC 2011, I spoke with Big Huge Games studio general manager Sean Dunn about the connection to Oblivion, the existence of Skyrim, and the dangers of announcing a franchise rather than revealing a single title...


"It's great to see the open-world RPG niche get more competition and titles like this. As much as ..."

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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Preview

By Xav de Matos, Mar 09, 2011 11:00am PST

We take an one hour, guided tour of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning from developer Big Huge Games and walk away impressed and craving more...


"I was expecting big things from this game right off the bat, and it looks to be delivering so ..."

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Shinji Mikami on Shadows of the Damned and inspiring a new generation of competition

By Xav de Matos, Mar 09, 2011 8:00am PST

Shacknews interviews Shinji Mikami, legendary creator of the Resident Evil franchise. In our time with the Shadows of the Damned creative producer we discuss the upcoming shooter with Suda51, how Resident Evil 4 could have never been made, and more...


"I like how Mikami talks about the third person 3D camera like he invented it. I mean, people ..."

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Shadows of the Damned Hands-on Preview

By Xav de Matos, Mar 08, 2011 12:30pm PST

Imagined by the all-star team of Goichi "Suda 51" Suda (Clock Tower, No More Heroes) and Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil, God Hand), Shadows of the Damned is an exercise in the violent, comical, and absurd--and I mean that in the best way possible...


"Unrelated to the article, but it's nice how image galleries don't suck ass here now and are ..."

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Alice: Madness Returns Preview

By Garnett Lee, Mar 08, 2011 9:15am PST

In early 2009 Electronic Arts announced a deal with game designer American McGee to create a second game set in his dark, twisted adaptation of...


"Never played the first but this looks well good. It's really got the burton-ish style. "

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Interview: Sheldon Carter from Digital Extremes on the many changes of The Darkness 2

By Xav de Matos, Mar 07, 2011 6:30am PST

Shacknews discusses what nearly four years, a completely new engine, and a totally different developer can do for a series like The Darkness 2 with Digital Extremes project director Sheldon Carter...


"I own The Darkness (free copy yay), but I too, have never actually played it!"

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The video game release list of 3/7-3/13

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 06, 2011 8:00am PST

Dragon Age 2 finally arrives and baseball season kicks off in this week's batch of new video game releases.


"I guess Alice needs to add some kind of disclaimer like "Barring any unforeseen delays, most ..."

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The Darkness 2 Preview

By Xav de Matos, Mar 04, 2011 11:25am PST

If gamers were worried that Digital Extremes would be unable to deliver a standout sequel in the comic-adaptation franchise, all signs currently point to those fears being completely unfounded...


"I'm not a huge fan of single player games, I love that so many games have started including ..."

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Dead Island Preview

By Xav de Matos, Mar 04, 2011 8:30am PST

After releasing one of the most emotional trailers of this generation, the team at Techland brought its upcoming zombie title Dead Island to GDC to show off the actual gameplay. During a behind-closed-doors session, I got my first look at Dead Island


"they probably got wind of "dead rising" and "left 4 dead" when they were originally toying with ..."

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Batman: Arkham City Preview

By Xav de Matos, Mar 03, 2011 8:30am PST

We take a trip, deep into the heart of the new crime-filled Arkham City with the Dark Knight as our guide. This is Batman: Arkham City from developer Rocksteady...


"I hope they have a ridiculous amount of fighting moves just like the first one"

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GDC: Battlefield 3 single-player Preview

By Xav de Matos, Mar 02, 2011 10:40am PST

We detail our thoughts on a lengthy single-player demo of the upcoming shooter Battlefield 3, played live in front of us by a member of the developer DICE at an event during GDC 2011...


Interview: DICE GM Karl Magnus Troedsson on Battlefield 3 and the 'dying' PC platform

By Xav de Matos, Mar 02, 2011 8:50am PST

After seeing the first gameplay of Battlefield 3, Shacknews spoke with Karl Magnus Troedsson, General Manager of the series developer DICE. We discuss the game's tone, adding single-player, and the "hardcore" PC market...


Bulletstorm Review

By Xav de Matos, Feb 28, 2011 12:30pm PST

If you ever find yourself defending the artistic and intelligent nature of modern video games, hope those debating against you have never seen Bulletstorm in action...


"I guess that if this game dosnt run or play properly on some PC's that YES you may need to edit ..."

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