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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.


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

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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."...


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

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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.


"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.


"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.


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

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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.


"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.


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

- 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.


"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...


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

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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.


"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.


"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.


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

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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.


"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.


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.


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

- yemeth see all 4 comments