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Pixels and Sand

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Virtual Weapons: Do They Boom Like the Real Thing?
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Years had been building up to this trigger squeeze. Years of awkward super-soaker fights with girls, finding out laser tag’s more like disappointing regular tag, raging at paintball rounds for bouncing off targets, and of course, countless hours squeezing R2.

Years had been building up to this trigger squeeze. Years of awkward super-soaker fights with girls, finding out laser tag’s more like disappointing regular tag, raging at paintball rounds for bouncing off targets, and of course, countless hours squeezing R2. I had held an M1 Garand before, virtually I mean, and won WWII with it a few hundred times already, but this wasn’t the giddy testosterone surge I thought it was going to be. I felt anxious. The M1 Garand is heavy. It’s made out of solid wood and steel, packing eight rounds of .308 death.

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The Riddler to Be Main Villain in Batman: Arkham City

The Riddler

Riddle me this, riddle me that, who’s afraid of the big black bat? Er, I mean...we certainly aren’t. New details emerged on the Arkham Asylum sequel Batman: Arkham City today, with one major highlight being the increased presence of the Riddler in the October game. Although relegated as mostly a side character in the original game, doling out such clues as tiny green trophies and question mark graffitti, new concept art and gameplay footage focuses prominently on the Riddler, prompting us to assume that the Edward Nigma character will have a larger role in the highly anticipated sequel.

Combat Duality in Dragon Age II

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Too Many Options May Give Advantage to the Darkspawn
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I’ll be the first to admit that I was not a fan of Dragon Age: Origins. The combat was too reminiscent of World of Warcraft and while I enjoyed the WoW system, I was felt it was necessary to play WoW on a PC, simply because the amount of options required a mouse and keyboard. I played DA:O on my Xbox 360 and I felt I was constantly struggling with the controller and interface as I wanted more skills available to me in a swifter fashion.

I’ll be the first to admit that I was not a fan of Dragon Age: Origins. The combat was too reminiscent of World of Warcraft and while I enjoyed the WoW system, I was felt it was necessary to play WoW on a PC, simply because the amount of options required a mouse and keyboard.

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Review: Two Worlds II

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Disclaimer: Product Only Contains One World
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Upon first glance, Two Worlds II seems to be a photocopy of every other open world RPG created. A tale of good and evil, a hero harnessing sword and spell to traverse unfamiliar terrain. But from start to finish, everything seems a little...different. The intro movie is a wordless vignette showing an orcish amphibious invasion of a beach-side castle. "This old story again," I thought to myself. But as the battle between human and orc raged on, culminating in a duel between a dark knight and an orc berserker, I started to realize that my perception was off, that I was rooting for the wrong side. The orcs were the underdogs; the humans, aided by dark magic, were slaughtering them. Likewise, once in game, my character was freed from jail not by some aristocratic king, but by an orc assassin team. As I played the game, everything from the locales and characters to the way magic is handled is just...different. But it's in these slight variations that Two Worlds II really shines.

Upon first glance, Two Worlds II seems to be a photocopy of every other open world RPG created. A tale of good and evil, a hero harnessing sword and spell to traverse unfamiliar terrain. But from start to finish, everything seems a little...different.

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Ninja Gaiden III GDC Teaser Trailer

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Team Ninja has teased Ninja Gaiden III with this teaser trailer, showing nothing at all and alluding to an unmasking. But that could of course just be a trailer gimmick. Still, the three-quel (if anything like its predecessors) promises to be dark, fun and less excruciatingly hard than the past two games.

Dead Island Trailer To Make You Cry, Want to Kill Zombies

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Dead Rising. Left 4 Dead. Dead Nation. Undead Nightmare. Burn Zombie Burn. Dead Space. Plants vs. Zombies.

If there's one thing the video game industry doesn't need these days, it's another game about zombies. Sure, zombies seem to be a hot commodity, what with the Walking Dead succeeding on television and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies find its way into the cinemas in the next year or so, but by this point we're starting to feel an oversaturation of the market.

Review: Dead Space 2

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Attack of the Alien Space Zombies
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Three years after the first game, Dead Space 2 reacquaints you with engineer Isaac Clarke, who has apparently lost his damned mind. Waking up from a drug induced slumber, he finds himself being rescued from his cell in the asylum by a character whose name I never cared to learn as he dies faster than an action movie cop who’s one week from retirement. Players then control Isaac’s straitjacketed ass and flee the asylum as its residents turn into horrible monsters and take chase.

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Duke Nukem Forever Special Edition

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We're approaching the 14th anniversary (I know, right) of the first mention of Duke Nukem Forever back in 1997. Gearbox Software is sticking to their guns as today they have announced that there will be a Balls of Steel edition of the game available for immediate preorder at a video game retailer near you.

Player-2: Kinect Turret

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Comic by Chelsea Livingstone, January 30th, 2011.

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Square Announces Final Fantasy XIII-2 for 2012

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Despite the polarizing reception facing Square Enix with the release of Final Fantasy XIII last year, the famed publisher is returning to the well with a direct sequel, slated for release sometime during "next winter". Final Fantasy XIII-2 will be simultaneously released on both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Announced during Square Enix's 1st Production Department Premiere event in Tokyo yesterday, the game will release first in Japan later this year, with the American and European releases shortly after. 

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