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Battleships Forever, Space Combat for Free

By Chris Remo, Jan 14, 2008 4:14pm PST

The Game Developers Conference is coming up, and along with it the Independent Games Festival. The other day I checked out one of the IGF...

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"This is pretty cool. I like the Warning Forever-like art though I would have preferred more ..."

- crummynz see all 2 comments

You Wanna Be the Guy? This Game Will Kick Your Ass

By Chris Remo, Jan 10, 2008 2:18pm PST

Back when my buddies and I played Neversoft's classic Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 on Dreamcast all day, we had the Start-scroll-A button motion down...

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"That cute little guy jumping around reminds me of that game Bangaio for the DC and N64 (which I ..."

- packav see all 11 comments

Valve Brings Extended Portal Demo to NVIDIA Gamers

By Aaron Linde, Jan 09, 2008 12:02pm PST

An extended PC demo of Valve Software's 2007 hit (and Shacknews Game of the Year by both readers and editors) Portal (PC, PS3, X360) will be made...

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"I responded to this message when I got it. This is the response from customer support: I ..."

- rrmills see all 71 comments

Stargate Worlds Teaser Trailer

By Maarten Goldstein, Jan 08, 2008 6:09am PST

The first Stargate Worlds teaser trailer, first shown on the Sci-Fi channel a couple of days ago, is now available online. No release date has been...

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"There's a character in the trailer that proves that one wrong. The asgard. :("

- walker270 see all 34 comments

CES 08: Microsoft Announces New Titles Under Games for Windows Banner

By Aaron Linde, Jan 07, 2008 11:05am PST

Amidst an already busy CES, Microsoft also announced nine new titles set for Games for Windows branding, to be released in 2008. Alone in the...

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"No they aren't. Bungie for one have no intention of releasing Halo 3 for any other platform."

- thomasAchapman see all 13 comments

Rockstar Games' Entire PC Catalog Arrives on Steam

By Carlos Bergfeld, Jan 04, 2008 1:21pm PST

The entirety of Rockstar Games' PC offerings arrived on Valve's Steam service today, with a 10% discount on titles purchased within the launch...

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"I had a much better time playing Vice City than San Andreas. Rockstar went crazy with the ..."

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Valve Gives German Gamers Free Team Fortress 2 Weekend Play

By Carlos Bergfeld, Jan 02, 2008 3:31pm PST

Gamers in Deutschland wanting to try the full version of Valve's Team Fortress 2 (PC, PS3, X360) can give the class-based multiplayer shooter a...

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"Pshh... no one can take that seriously, you Dutch guys are stoned all the time anyway."

- genericuser see all 29 comments

Steve Purcell Q&A

By Maarten Goldstein, Jan 02, 2008 5:36am PST

There's a Q&A with Sam & Max designer Steve Purcell on Adventure Classic Gaming. Purcell is asked about the history of the two characters,...

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Steam Holiday Sale

By Maarten Goldstein, Dec 24, 2007 7:41pm PST

Valve has announced that every game in the Steam store is now on sale. Titles in the catalog are discounted between 10% and 50%, which means you...

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"That's too bad b/c i've had nothing but great success with non-valve games on steam. For the ..."

- flasher 907 see all 226 comments

Tribes-like GarageGames Web Title Revealed by Alpha Video Leak

By Nick Breckon, Dec 23, 2007 12:43pm PST

Unprotected links on the InstantAction.com website, a browser-based gaming platform in development by GarageGames, have today lead to the discovery...

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"Oh and put the shock lance back in!! or something similar! That was the funnest/hardest weapon ..."

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Valve's Steam Service Adds Gift Purchases Option

By Carlos Bergfeld, Dec 18, 2007 2:47pm PST

In the spirit of the holidays, Valve has added a new gift-giving option to its Steam online content service. When purchasing a title on Steam, any...

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"I think it should be mandatory. For example what happens if you share a steam account in your ..."

- flasher 907 see all 12 comments

Guitar Hero 3 PC Patch Released

By Maarten Goldstein, Dec 17, 2007 6:56pm PST

Aspyr Media sends along a Guitar Hero 3 patch, updating the PC release to v1.1. The patch adds a co-op Quickplay game mode, improves whammy bar...

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Ubisoft Reveals Free Heroes of Might and Magic Web-based Massively Multiplayer Strategy Game

By Carlos Bergfeld, Dec 13, 2007 11:48am PST

Challenging the notion that web-based games must cater to a casual audience, Ubisoft today announced a massively multiplayer web-based game set in...

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"This is exceedingly cool. The more core games that move into a browser environment the more ..."

- curthopkins see all 31 comments

XNA Game Studio 2.0 Allows Online Live Multiplayer; New Dream-Build-Play Contest Announced

By Chris Remo, Dec 12, 2007 3:55pm PST

Microsoft has announced the release of the latest version of its XNA Game Studio suite, which allows enthusiast-level developers to create Xbox 360...

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"ugh this is pissing me off... I'm trying to install it but it says i need SP1 for Visual Studio ..."

- Demius see all 13 comments

Blizzard Confirms 'Unannounced MMO' in Works

By Carlos Bergfeld, Dec 12, 2007 11:22am PST

Once again, job listings looking for artists to work on a "Next-Gen MMO" at Blizzard caused speculation in the community forums to run rampant....

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"Indeed. People who have never played a "true" MMO often fail to realize the difference between ..."

- ramshot see all 56 comments