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Dragon Age: Inquisition: seen at E3 2014

By Steve Watts, Jun 13, 2014 9:30am PDT

BioWare has devoted a lot of time explaining what Dragon Age: Inquisition isn't (namely: Dragon Age 2). At E3, it focused much more on showing off what it is.


Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare: seen at E3 2014

By Steve Watts, Jun 13, 2014 8:30am PDT

I'm afraid the explosion-to-plot ratio in Call of Duty may be veering wildly out of control. In a demo at E3, Activision showed off a few of the...


Dying Light brings parkour to land of zombies

By Andrew Yoon, May 23, 2013 6:00am PDT

Zombies are still in vogue, but it's surprising to see Dead Island developer Techland move onto an entirely different first-person zombie game. While Dead Island could be described as an undead take on The Elder Scrolls, their new game, Dying Light, could be quickly summed a...


"Sounds like a certain dev has a lot of assets it wants to recycle."

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Tearaway preview: reaching into a new world

By Andrew Yoon, May 20, 2013 8:00am PDT

Vita owners are starved for good original content, and Media Molecule seems poised to make an adventure that's truly unique to Sony's handheld.


Batman Arkham Origins preview: rock-steady design

By Andrew Yoon, May 20, 2013 6:00am PDT

While Origins doesn't reinvent the Batman wheel to the same degree that the first two Arkham games have, it's clear that WB Montreal has the chops to make a game worthy of the name.


"damn... that guy checking the breaker gets it pretty bad, i feel bad for him haha"

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified preview: mash effect

By Andrew Yoon, May 13, 2013 5:00am PDT

XCOM as it is today can be best summed up as this: Mass Effect, set in the 60s.


"Yeah I hope for this too - I loved the story in 1 and 2 but Combat rated a 5 or 6 for me. Big ..."

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Watch Dogs preview: Grand Theft OS

By Andrew Yoon, May 10, 2013 6:00am PDT

It's very clear what Watch Dogs is: it's Ubisoft's take on Grand Theft Auto, with a magical hacking twist.


"Already on my pre order list, cant wait. Every preview and vid i see just makes me want it more."

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Deadpool game preview: breaking the fourth wall

By Andrew Yoon, May 08, 2013 9:00am PDT

Deadpool is a competent brawler designed as a love letter for fans.


"I must admit I know very little about Deadpool, but it's cool it apparently turned out to be a ..."

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Splinter Cell Blacklist Spies vs Mercs preview: Agents vs Predators

By Andrew Yoon, May 07, 2013 9:00am PDT

Adapting Splinter Cell's competitive multiplayer into something that both camps could enjoy seems intrinsically impossible. So, what's Ubisoft's solution? Offer entirely different multiplayer experiences for each type of player, of course.


"Double Agents multiplayer kept me and a friend hooked for a good couple of years, as did the ..."

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DuckTales Remastered preview: classic gems

By Steve Watts, Mar 26, 2013 11:15am PDT

We get a hands-on with DuckTales Remastered, and some insights from producer Rey Jimenez.


"Until I watched a video of the ending with what happens when you finish with no money, I forgot ..."

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Beyond: Two Souls preview: supernatural horror

By Matt Cabral, Mar 21, 2013 9:15am PDT

Beyond: Two Souls' affective horror vibe, intro to fresh mechanics, and imagination-piquing narrative beats already have us anxiously awaiting our next outer-body experience with the game.


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?"

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