By Brian Leahy // July 6, 2010 12:16 PM
[Update - 6/25/10] Added clarification about multiplayer modes available at and after launch. At E3 2010, I had a chance to have a quick chat with Civilization V producer Dennis Shirk following a demo of the impending strategy seq
Though Spec-Ops: The Line shares a name with the popular PC and PlayStation franchise, this new title, being created by Yager Development for publisher 2K Games, shares nothing with those older entries beyond the moniker.
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Marvel vs. Capcom 3 was playable at E3 2010 (you can
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As communications manager Kieran Brigden puts it, Shogun 2: Total War isn't just a much different game than developer Creative Assembly's recent Total War entries, it's also the game that the studio has been wanting to make for the past ten years.