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Games need for speed first look
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The Fast and Furious franchise has proven that audiences will come out to the theater in huge quantities for the right kind of racing action, and next year we’ll be seeing another potential franchise taking a slice of the pie when Need for Speed comes to the big screen. Based on the long-running video game series, Need for Speed is…

Game Trailers e3 2012 dead space 3 trailer
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During the Electronic Arts press conference at E3 2012, developer Visceral Games finally confirmed the rumor that Dead Space 3 would feature co-op gameplay with a live demo that showcased the new title. Isaac Clarke and series newcomer John Carver explored a frozen wasteland and faced off against terrifying new enemies – see for yourself.   The co-op seems to…

Game Reviews syndicate review
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Syndicate Xbox 360, PS3, PC February 21, 2012 Metacritic Score: (74/100) Joystiq: (80/100) “Starbreeze may have opted to go the route of this generation’s most profitable genre for its Syndicate reboot, but the soul of the series has survived. Its well worn narrative trappings hold your attention for the most part, but the real treat is in the execution of…

Game Trailers take earth back mass effect 3
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[UPDATE] 8:21 am, 2/21/2012 Bioware has now revealed an extended version of the trailer, featuring an additional 60 seconds of footage.   [ORIGINAL POST] 9:07 pm, 2/19/2012 With just a few short weeks left until the release of Mass Effect 3 and the conclusion of Bioware’s epic sci-fi trilogy, EA took to the airwaves tonight during the latest episode of…

Game Trailers syndicate launch trailer
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If I wasn’t already intending to play Syndicate, this trailer would have changed my mind. Not because of the gameplay footage, but because Brian Cox is a complete badass and I’m terrified of him. And you should be, too.   Set in 2069, Syndicate takes players into a dark world where corporations are vying for market dominance. With no government…

Game Reviews kingdoms of amalur reckoning review
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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Xbox 360, PS3, PC February 7, 2012 Metacritic Score: (82/100) Joystiq: (100/100) “Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning presents a world that is immaculately crafted and beautiful, yet still simple and accessible. Every corner reveals a person in need, a treasure to collect, a secret to uncover, a battle to wage. I don’t know how much more time…

Game Trailers kingdoms of amalur launch trailer
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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning will be making its way to store shelves next week, and after being impressed with the playable demo, we’re looking forward to getting our hands on the full version. Check out the launch trailer below, which gives an overview of the story and showcases some of the game’s combat.   Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning will be…

Game Reviews sorcerer-screenshot-001
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As if a million voices cried out in joy and were suddenly silenced by the hot pockets in their mouths. STAR WARS: THE PREVIEW! On December 20, legions of Star Wars nerds and Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Gamers will log in to play Star Wars: The Old Republic. Originally shrouded in secrecy since its birth in 2006, the game was…

Game Reviews BF3_Kick
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Stellar gameplay and superb quality overshadowed by game-breaking launcher issues. I hate to start off another review with a trip down memory lane, but for this game I’m gonna have to. When Battlefield 1942 was launched in 2002, they put out a multiplayer demo to play with your friends via LAN. Being the nerds that my friends and I were…

Games bf3 logo
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According to Game Informer, EA has shipped 10 million units of Battlefield 3 to store shelves, and has moved through more than 5 million of those units in the first week of release.  Calling it the”fastest-selling game in EA’s history,” Executive Vice President Patrick Soderlund had this to say: “It is extremely gratifying to deliver an entertainment experience that delights…

Game Reviews battlefield 3 review round-up
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Battlefield 3 Xbox 360, PS3, PC October 25, 2011 Metacritic Score: (93/100) Game Informer: (95/100)  “Most Battlefield fans spend the majority of their time in the rewarding multiplayer, but this entry also delivers the series’ most ambitious single-player campaign to date. While players filled the shoes of the jokesters of B Company in the Bad Company campaigns, Battlefield 3 presents…

Game Trailers battlefield 3 launch
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In less than 48 hours, we’ll have our hands on Battlefield 3.  Despite an open beta that was horrifically underwhelming, the hype for this game is at a fever pitch, and this trailer should serve to make the wait even more painful.  Check out the official launch trailer, and get ready to blow some shit up.   Battlefield 3 releases…

Games glitch
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The Battlefield 3 Open Beta launched last week, and the folks over at EA and DICE have apparently been listening to the massive amounts of feedback.  In a post on the Official Battlefield 3 Blog, they’ve detailed the first round of items that will be addressed before the final version of the game is shipped. * Fixed occasional client crash…

Game Trailers syndicate cover
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Hot on the heels of yesterday’s release date announcement comes this trailer for Starbreeze and EA’s reboot of Syndicate, due out early next year.  The music comes courtesy of Skrillex, and can be downloaded by visiting the game’s Facebook page. Syndicate is scheduled for release on February 21, 2012, on Xbox 360 and PS3.  Preorders are available below.

Games old republic
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We all know that preordering Star Wars: The Old Republic will result in early access to the game, but today, senior online community manager Stephen Reid divulged a bit more info, via a post on the SWTOR forums. “Everyone who pre-orders Star Wars: The Old Republic and redeems their pre-order code will get Early Game Access. Those who do this…

Games syndicate crop
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EA and Starbreeze Studios have been developing a reboot of classic PC franchise Syndicate, and announced today that the game would be released February 21, 2012, for Xbox 360 and PS3.  A PC version is also in development, but no announcement was made regarding its release. “Our goal with Syndicate is to provide a challenging action shooter for today’s gamers…

Game Reviews FIFA12
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FIFA Soccer 12 Xbox 360, PS3 September 27, 2011 Metacritic Score:  (92/100) 1UP:  (100/100)  “FIFA has been renowned for its cutting-edge presentation, and 12 maintains that reputation with a much-improved interface, enhanced commentary (having two pairs of excitable commentary teams helps to keep things fresh), and stellar visuals. Some of the player models this year are uncanny — from Tevez’s…

Games battlefield-3-tournament
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Seriously, I swear, this is the last press release I’m posting tonight.  But it’s fine, because this one is about money.  Lots and lots of money. REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The hottest game this holiday is giving out the best gift of all – $1.6 million! DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio (NASDAQ:ERTS) and Virgin Gaming today announced the Battlefield…

Games dead space crop
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While there has not been a formal announcement regarding another installment in the Dead Space franchise, I don’t think anyone believe that we’ve seen the last of badass engineer Isaac Clark.  A source tells Siliconera that development on the game is well underway, and that the majority will take place on the frozen, snow-covered planet of Tau Volantis. According to…

Games sith crop
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Finally!  After months of speculation, EA and Bioware have announced the official release date for one of the most anticipated titles of the year.  Star Wars: The Old Republic will launch on December 20, 2011, exclusively on PC.  Here’s the statement, courtesy of the game’s official website: BioWare and LucasArts are pleased to announce that Star Wars™: The Old Republic™…

Game Trailers amalur crop
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EA’s upcoming RPG Kingdoms of Amalur: The Reckoning from developer 38 Studios is an epic of such grand scale, no ordinary-length trailer can contain it.  Check out this five-minute look at the title, which gives a great overview of the game world. This game looks gorgeous, and I anticipate spending a lot of time with it when it releases.  It’s…

Game Trailers run crop
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The long-running Need for Speed franchise is looking to shake things up with a more story-driven experience this fall when they release Need for Speed: The Run.  We have the official synopsis, followed by the latest trailer. It’s called The Run. Three-thousand miles of unforgiving asphalt from San Francisco to New York. No speed limits. No rules. No allies. Armed…

Games battlefield crop
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The open beta for Battlefield 3 is only a week away, and the Official PlayStation Blog has revealed a special bonus for PSN users – all future expansions for Battlefield 3 will arrive on PSN one week before they become available on other platforms. While not as impactful as the 30-day exclusives that Xbox Live usually enjoys, it’s still nice…

Games Visceral-Games-Logo
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Following closely in the wake of Team Bondi, EA has confirmed the closure of its Visceral Melbourne studio, according to MCV. “With no active project in development at that location, we’ve decided to close the Visceral Melbourne office. They are talented individuals and may find other roles elsewhere in EA, if they choose.  EA continues to maintain its mobile studios…

Games Battlefield-3
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An open beta for Battlefield 3 has been expected for awhile now, but EA made it official, announcing the date via the Battlefield 3 website.  The beta will launch on September 29 for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC, and will run until October 10. Battlefield 3 will hit stores on October 25, 2011. Battlefield 3 – Limited Edition (Xbox 360)…

Game Trailers Battlefield-3
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If you were concerned that the console release of Battlefield 3 would be unable to compete with the PC version, think again.  EA has rolled out a new trailer with more footage of the “Operation: Guillotine” mission, and this time, they’re showcasing what the Xbox 360 can do. Yeah, that looks sufficiently badass.  Can’t wait to get my hands on…

Games bf3 07 crop
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We’re just over a month away from the release of EA’s Battlefield 3, and this new batch of screens from Game Informer are certainly making the wait even more difficult.  Seriously, can this game possibly look any better? If you haven’t done so already, you can pre-order Battlefield 3 and get a free upgrade to the Limited Edition at the…

Games Star-Wars-The-Old-Republic
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With same-sex romance options being included in other Bioware titles, it has long been assumed that upcoming MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic would also include this option.  That assumption has now been confirmed, thanks to a statement posted on the official Old Republic forums by Senior Online Community Manager Stephen Reid: Due to the design constraints of a fully…

Game Trailers Operation-Guillotine
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EA has posted a short single-player teaser for Battlefield 3 on the game’s official blog.  Prepare to be amazed. Alnog with the teaser, campaign writer/designer David Goldfarb posted the following: “Battlefield 3 goes much closer to contemporary reality and current events than previous games in the series. We’re depicting a war and everything that suggests. We have tried to get…

Games Novac
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Speaking at the Citi 2011 Tech Conference today, Electronic Arts CFO Eric Brown talked up the preorder number for the upcoming Battlefield 3. “The game has come off of a very successful Gamescom [in Germany],” said Brown. “As of two weeks ago it won game of the show.  To date we have about 1.25 million preorders on Battlefield 3, so it’s…

Games
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We’ve got a lot to cover, and it’s already past my bedtime, so we’re gonna make this short and sweet, bullet-point style. EA Press Conference FIFA Street will return next year.  For the first time in the title’s history, it is being developed by the FIFA team. Bioware will release free-to-play PC title Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes this fall. Kingdoms…

Game Trailers madden forecast
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The four-month NFL lockout has finally come to a close, and while teams are scrambling to complete personnel operations in just a few short weeks, EA Sports is trying to reassure their fans that they will be ready to quickly adapt to any changes that could potentially impact Madden NFL 12, and have recently launched the “Free Agent Forecast”. From…