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Metro: Last Light preview: a breath of (fresh) air

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 21, 2013 8:00am PDT

Metro: Last Light doesn't captivate by innovating--instead, it shines through sheer polish, offering best-in-class visuals, satisfying battles, and an intricately detailed world to explore.


"They do seem like one of the better publishers out there, given how they support Egosoft with ..."

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Defiance preview: enter the badlands

By Matthew Rorie, Mar 08, 2013 7:30am PST

A press event in San Francisco allows us to get some hands-on time with Trion Worlds upcoming SyFy MMO, Defiance.


"Read in Forbes that this game + show had $100 million budget. Looks good but not sure if itll be ..."

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BandFuse: Rock Legends preview: learn to play

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 08, 2013 5:00pm PST

BandFuse: Rock Legends appears to build on the foundation set down by Rocksmith and give guitar enthusiasts an intuitive new learning tool.


""However, there's no way to teach motor skills. If you've never picked up a guitar before, ..."

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WildStar preview: MMO problem-solver

By Kat Bailey, Feb 06, 2013 6:00am PST

WildStar is an ambitious project that holds a lot of promise. Maybe Carbine won't make "the next great MMO," but given all the talent and intelligent ideas behind WildStar, it should at least be a fun one.


"I forget, which stage is the one where I cackle victoriously over their smoldering corpses?"

- cerealSAM2 see all 14 comments

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 preview: death from afar

By Jeff Mattas, Dec 20, 2012 12:30pm PST

We revisit City Interactive's Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 in a hands-on preview to surmise how the sequel will fare, compared to the original.


"Cool, am a big fan of the first one, I really loved it. All this info on #2 sounds very ..."

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Dead Space 3 preview: taking risks

By Kat Bailey, Dec 13, 2012 11:35am PST

Visceral Games knows what it is doing with Dead Space 3. It understands what makes this series tick. And as it turns out, moving down to an ice planet may be just what Dead Space needs.


"Sounds great but why not just use your headset as opposed to Kinect (ala EndWar)?"

- Kartman013 see all 16 comments

Gears of War: Judgment multiplayer preview: fulfilling requests

By Steve Watts, Dec 12, 2012 6:00am PST

A hands-on preview of the two new multiplayer modes in Gears of War: Judgment, titled "OverRun" and "Free-for-All."


Company of Heroes 2 multiplayer preview: winter of discontent

By Kat Bailey, Dec 10, 2012 9:00am PST

If any game can do winter right, it's Company of Heroes 2. It's just too bad that few people are apt to notice it in multiplayer.


"And asymmetrical maps are awesome sauce unless you have to start on the disadvantaged side in a ..."

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Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel preview: not so gritty

By Kat Bailey, Dec 07, 2012 1:00pm PST

It seems as if Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel will be far from the worst shooter ever released. Like its predecessors though, this "gritty" shooter is apt to be quickly buried by the competition when it arrives in March.


"you know something is *fucked* when previews are only kind of lukewarm"

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Crysis 3 preview: knowing its niche

By Kat Bailey, Dec 07, 2012 12:00pm PST

At a holiday showcase event dominated by shooters on Wednesday, Crysis 3 stood out as being the most polished and impressive of the bunch.


"Don't waste your money buying this game, you can download it for free from"

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BioShock Infinite preview: vertical slice

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 07, 2012 9:00am PST

After playing the first two hours of the game, my confidence in the game has been more than restored. Nay, the same inquisitive excitement I felt when I first saw the game has been renewed.


"Interesting, sounds promising. I still remember taking UT2004's mouse config section into a ..."

- the archvile see all 9 comments

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons preview: a self-cooperative fairy tale

By Jeff Mattas, Nov 05, 2012 12:00pm PST

We get a first look at Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, an upcoming downloadable fairy tale gaming experience from award-winning Swedish filmmaker Josef Fares being developed at Starbreeze Studios.


Paper Mario: Sticker Star preview: gold star

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 22, 2012 2:00pm PDT

We're not entirely sure why Nintendo's marketing machine has done so little to promote the upcoming release of Paper Mario: Sticker Star for 3DS. It's a shame, really, because Sticker Star is terrific.


Aliens: Colonial Marines single player preview: building a canon

By Alan Tsang, Oct 22, 2012 12:00pm PDT

From what I saw of the single player campaign, Aliens: Colonial Marines is shaping up to be a worthy extension of the franchise.


"I wonder how bad this will be consolized? Or have they learned their lessons from Borderlands 1?"

- wytefang see all 10 comments

How XP works in Aliens: Colonial Marines

By Alan Tsang, Oct 22, 2012 10:30am PDT

Before you jump into the online world of Aliens: Colonial Marines, you'll want to play through the single player campaign. Marines can earn experience in both single and multiplayer, meaning you'll be able to have a consistent loadout whether you play online or off.


"See? This is why we can't have nice things unencrypted INIs."

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