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Aliens: Colonial Marines multiplayer preview: being a Xenomorph

By Alan Tsang, Oct 19, 2012 1:00pm PDT

One of the greatest lures of an Aliens multiplayer experience is the chance to play as the franchise's iconic Xenomorphs. At a recent event for Aliens: Colonial Marines, I was able to do just that.

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"Man I'm pumped for this! Now to decide to get it for PC or 360 to stalk my friends!? Arrrrgh! ..."

- MadMatt see all 9 comments

Far Cry 3 preview: Down the rabbit hole

By Kat Bailey, Oct 10, 2012 9:00pm PDT

Everything you need to know about Far Cry 3 is bound up in a quote from Alice in Wonderland that appears near the beginning of the adventure: "For some minutes Alice stood without speaking, looking out in all directions over the country -- and a most curious country it was."...

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"Both take players to places they haven't really gone before in videogames."

- chepito_ see all 5 comments

Star Citizen is Wing Commander creator's next game

By Jeff Mattas, Oct 10, 2012 7:00am PDT

Chris Roberts, creator of the Wing Commander series Privateer, and Freelancer, stopped by the Shacknews offices to demo his upcoming epic space-combat sim, Star Citizen.

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"Few questions, Can you land on planets? can you get out of your ship to explore?"

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Assassin's Creed 3 multiplayer preview: Disguise deemphasized

By Steve Watts, Sep 24, 2012 9:00am PDT

A hands-on look at Assassin's Creed 3's new multiplayer modes, Domination and Wolf Pack, with thoughts from multiplayer director Damien Kieken.

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"Might be pretty good. I actually liked how they did MP and look forward to seeing this revision. ..."

- k1ld0r see all 2 comments

Loadout preview: A million possibilities

By Steve Watts, Sep 17, 2012 11:30am PDT

A hands-on look at Loadout, the modular weapon focused shooter from Edge of Reality.

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"it seems like you can only have 1 weapon? railguns and shotguns only map."

- radula see all 4 comments

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U preview: all about the mushrooms

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 14, 2012 1:15pm PDT

The upcoming Wii U release of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 may be the craziest entry in the series ever, thanks to a Nintendo-inspired exclusive mode.

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"Its official, Nintendo manages to steal the best version of Tekken Tag 2!!! I've been wanting ..."

- agentboolen see all 9 comments

Medal of Honor Warfighter single player preview

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 14, 2012 9:00am PDT

Two years later, EA is giving the Medal of Honor series another whirl. This time, there's a brand new engine and a more bombastic, action-packed narrative. But is it any better? That's questionable.

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"Don't waste your money buying this game, you can download it for free from Mygame9.com"

- Darkknit5 see all 5 comments

Firefall preview: The sprawling beta

By Steve Watts, Sep 13, 2012 6:00am PDT

Impressions from a guided demonstration of Firefall from lead designer Scott Youngblood of Tribes fame.

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"Friends already in beta while I'm stuck waiting for my beta key can't wait for it people are ..."

- jinxx_ice see all 6 comments

Fuse preview: Overstrike reborn

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 12, 2012 6:45am PDT

Insomniac has a proud history of outrageous weaponry. The creators of Ratchet & Clank and Resistance now bring their tradition of hard-hitting...

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"Same here. :( I really don't like the new more realistic aesthetic."

- singlespace see all 7 comments

Torchlight 2 preview: Finishing Touches

By Steve Watts, Sep 11, 2012 9:30am PDT

A hands-on look at Torchlight 2 as it prepares for its fast-approaching launch.

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"That's really close to the end and where it actually starts to get kind of hard (unless you are ..."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown preview: Little Gray Target Practice

By Steve Watts, Sep 07, 2012 9:00am PDT

A hands-on look at XCOM: Enemy Unknown, peppered with thoughts on updating the classic from lead producer Garth DeAngelis.

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"this game is going to rock, I got UFO to learn how to play and its pretty brutal .. like no ..."

- Frush81 see all 8 comments

Company of Heroes 2 preview: Cold Snap

By Steve Watts, Sep 07, 2012 8:15am PDT

A hands-on look at Company of Heroes 2, the anticipated RTS follow-up from Relic Entertainment.

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"I'm not sure that, with putting flags on fuel depots in the middle of a battlefield and having ..."

- gibolas1234 see all 11 comments

Hitman: Absolution preview: taking a Contract

By Steve Watts, Sep 06, 2012 11:00am PDT

A hands-on preview of Hitman: Absolution's newly announced Contracts mode, with some insight from game director Tore Blystad.

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"Awesome, good info, I can not wait for this game have it pre ordered already, will be the best ..."

- valcan_s see all 2 comments

Harold preview: the goofy savant

By Steve Watts, Sep 05, 2012 12:00pm PDT

A hands-on look at Harold, a racing-platformer with gorgeous art design.

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Guardians of Middle-earth preview: MOBA goes console

By Steve Watts, Sep 05, 2012 9:30am PDT

A hands-on look at Guardians of Middle-earth, the downloadable console MOBA coming this fall from Monolith Productions.

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"I actually never looked at it from the angle of knowing characters before. Since I've played ..."

- yemeth see all 4 comments