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Dust 514 beta impressions

By Timothy J. Seppala, Aug 22, 2012 6:00am PDT

We played through the beta of Dust 514 and found that the melding of an FPS with the MMO EVE Online presents some interesting possibilities.


"can we get someone with 83 in their username to chime in next"

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Rabbids Land preview: What Wii U is all about

By Kat Bailey, Aug 17, 2012 7:30am PDT

Consider this thought for a moment: Couch co-op is not really a priority on the Xbox and the PlayStation. Oh, Microsoft has been pushing Dance...


Assassin's Creed 3 preview

By Kat Bailey, Aug 16, 2012 9:30am PDT

If not for the French at the Battle of the Chesapeake, the Revolutionary War may have lasted much longer than it ultimately did. It may have even...


Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation preview

By Kat Bailey, Aug 16, 2012 8:00am PDT

You could say that history is against Assassin's Creed III: Liberation. There have been a million handheld spinoffs of major franchises, and almost none of them have stood out in any substantive way. Ubisoft, of course, hopes to change all that.


Forge preview: high fantasy deathmatch with a dash of MMO

By Jeff Mattas, Aug 13, 2012 12:45pm PDT

We visit with indie developer Dark Vale Games to get an early look at Forge, an upcoming fantasy themed, action-driven multiplayer game that features MMO-like abilities.


""Of the character types that I briefly sampled, the Pyromancer stood out as my favorite. ..."

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Primal Carnage preview

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 13, 2012 12:00pm PDT

There are numerous class-based shooters available in the gaming landscape. So far, none of them feature playable dinosaurs. Indie developer Lukewarm Media looks to change that with Primal Carnage, an online multiplayer class-based shooter that pits a team of human mercenarie...


"I did the same. Then when I realized my mistake, I thought maybe this was a sequel (finally!) ..."

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FIFA Soccer 13 for Wii U preview

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 09, 2012 1:15pm PDT

Many are still looking for a "killer app" for Wii U. Surprisingly, EA Sports' FIFA Soccer 13 may have just filled that role.


"The touchscreen shooting goal overlay is partially transparent so you can see the action on the ..."

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LittleBigPlanet Vita preview: a touch of greatness

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 08, 2012 2:00pm PDT

The Vita version of LittleBigPlanet may be the best title in the franchise so far.


"sound shapes is cool too, gave me a reason to turn on my vita"

- wandering jelly dog see all 8 comments

Mass Effect 3 for Wii U preview

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 08, 2012 12:00pm PDT

While there are some novel ideas with the Wii U version of Mass Effect 3, I found the new features added by the GamePad didn't add much to the overall experience.


"Few things here 1) The machine is quite a bit more powerful than current HD consoles. It has ..."

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Rise of the Triad preview

By John Keefer, Aug 06, 2012 3:30pm PDT

If you enjoyed the original Rise of the Triad from Apogee back in 1995, then don't expect too much more from the upcoming reboot from Interceptor, except a few game tweaks and an Unreal Engine 3 upgrade. OK, that may be enough to try it again.


"Why hasn't this been done with the classic Doom and Duke games? >:( That said, I am all ..."

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Symphony: a procedural shmup that uses your music

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 27, 2012 5:00pm PDT

Symphony will work with any song in your music library, turning it into a procedurally-generated shmup.


"At least on the PC, there's a handy setting for changing the intensity of the particles. I've ..."

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Star Trek preview

By Jeff Mattas, Jun 13, 2012 5:15pm PDT

We step behind closed doors at E3 2012 to get a fresh look at the upcoming Star Trek co-op shooter being developed by Digital Extremes.


"I feel ya on that man, I had my mother sell mine on ebay years and years ago for some extra cash ..."

- KAF Elite see all 7 comments

The Cave preview

By Jeff Mattas, Jun 13, 2012 9:00am PDT

We sit down for a behind-closed-doors E3 demo of The Cave, an upcoming Metroidvania-style adventure game developed by Ron Gilbert and Double Fine.


"this does actually look pretty cool. Looking forward to seeing more as the release date approaches"

- Wiz74 see all 8 comments

Rayman Legends: the best Wii U platformer at E3

By Jeff Mattas, Jun 12, 2012 2:00pm PDT

We get some hands-on time with the Wii U version of Rayman Legends at E3 2012, and come away surprised and impressed by the its innovative use of the tablet controller.


"love the music at the end level that matchs in with the game play"

- okellyc see all 4 comments

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive preview

By Jeff Mattas, Jun 11, 2012 12:30pm PDT

We grab some hands-on impressions of an Xbox 360 build of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive at E3 2012, and get some more details about a couple of additional game modes.


"yeah but some people have to prove that can't be hoodwinked. They going to take a copy of CS:GO ..."

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