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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)?"

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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 Mygame9.com"

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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 ..."

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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?"

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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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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. ..."

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