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Age of Empires Online will use Season Pass

By Steve Watts, Aug 16, 2011 2:30pm PDT

Age of Empires will introduce a Season Pass for premium content, which will get you a 30% discount for the first six months.

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"Yeah I thought that was shitty. :\ Quest rewards that are premium only? Good grief. I'm level 3, ..."

- MercFox1 see all 17 comments

Uncharted 3 trailer sets up a plane crash

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 16, 2011 1:45pm PDT

This two minute video of Uncharted 3 gives us a glimpse as to how Nathan Drake ends up trapped in the desert, amongst the fiery wreckage of a downed plane.

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"Err one minute 19 seconds. What happened to the two minute trailer? ;)"

- quatermass see all 12 comments

DmC Devil May Cry trailer air juggles demons

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 16, 2011 1:00pm PDT

Like air juggling? Love the new DmC Devil May Cry trailer.

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"I like the look of the grappling hook. The hook was my favourite tool in darksiders, made it ..."

- Chipwarrior see all 5 comments

Vita will support Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Skype

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 16, 2011 12:15pm PDT

Facebook, foursquare, and Twitter apps will all be downloadable for free directly from the PlayStation Store for Sony's upcoming Vita handheld.

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Escape Plan announced for PlayStation Vita

By Jeff Mattas, Aug 16, 2011 12:00pm PDT

Sony Computer Entertainment announces Escape Plan for PlayStation Vita, a physics-based trap-filled platformer starring two different-sized protagonists.

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Infamous 2: Festival of Blood announced

By Steve Watts, Aug 16, 2011 11:45am PDT

Sony announced Infamous 2: Festival of Blood at Gamescom today, a new downloadable title that has Cole MacGrath taking on vampires. Yes, vampires.

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"I don't care what it is, more Infamous 2 is always a good thing. Vampires actually fit this ..."

- uglysad see all 4 comments

Sony drops PS3 price to $249

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 16, 2011 11:25am PDT

Sony has announced a surprise price drop for its PS3 hardware at Gamescom. Effective immediately, the 160GB system will drop down to $249, a savings of $50.

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"I purchased a 4gb 360 for 120 bucks around christmas and popped in a hacked 250gb drive for ..."

- furiouschuck see all 22 comments

Sony announces new budget PSP, sans wi-fi

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 16, 2011 11:15am PDT

With the release of PlayStation Vita, you'd think that Sony would give up on the PSP, right? Well, you'd be wrong. Sony announced a brand new budget model of the PSP at Gamescom.

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""Coming to Europe this Fall is a wi-fi only "E-1000" model for only €99." is this an error? or ..."

- nwillard see all 9 comments

Resistance: Burning Skies announced for PS Vita

By Steve Watts, Aug 16, 2011 11:00am PDT

Sony announced Resistance: Burning Skies for PlayStation Vita today. The game is being developed by Nihilistic Software.

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Mass Effect 3 'combat reveal' video

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 16, 2011 10:00am PDT

EA and BioWare have released a new trailer for Gamescom. The "Combat Reveal" video shows how you'll control Commander Shepard and use squad tactics to defeat the larger, more aggressive enemies of the trilogy's end.

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"Yeah, without demonstrating how it's handled through the UI this just looks like some regular ..."

- Sapiens see all 32 comments

Dance Central 2 releases on October 25

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 16, 2011 9:30am PDT

Microsoft has announced global release dates for the Kinect-exclusive Dance Central 2: Oct. 21 in Europe and Asia, Oct. 25 in North America, and Oct. 27 in Japan.

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"Can you import songs from DC and DLC from DC into DC2? Hot topic. Ala RB2 stylee. If you ..."

- f4lln see all 5 comments

Battlefield 3 co-op demoed at Gamescom

By Steve Watts, Aug 16, 2011 8:30am PDT

EA announced Battlefield 3 co-op today at Gamescom, and demoed the mode running on a PlayStation 3.

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"Granted this is a video but the vehicles look like they handle like BF2. I'm hoping the ..."

- silverback1138 see all 70 comments

The Secret World launches April 2012

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 16, 2011 8:15am PDT

Funcom's real-world-ish supernatural MMORPG will launch in April 2012, it's been announced. Beta signups will open on August 26.

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"Crazy excited for this MMO. I know it wont hit huge ToR or WoW numbers, but there's so much ..."

- pixelat3d see all 16 comments

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning coming in February

By Steve Watts, Aug 16, 2011 8:00am PDT

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is launching on February 7 in North America and February 10 in Europe, EA announced today.

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Warhammer: Wrath of Heroes announced, is free to play

By Steve Watts, Aug 16, 2011 7:45am PDT

BioWare announced Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes today, a free to play 6v6v6 PVP combat game currently accepting beta sign-ups.

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"EA's play4free brand has become pay4win. While I enjoyed PvP in WAR, that this title will be ..."

- Teirdome see all 24 comments