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Star Wars: The Old Republic Review

A while back, I took at look at the beta for the new massively multiplayer game from BioWare, Star Wars: The Old Republic.  Well, as of the 20th, the game is officially launched, but for the past week some lucky players have been included in the pre-launch, leveling up our characters and generally trying to get as much neat stuff as […]

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A Look Back, 2011 In Review

2011 has been a hectic year for gamers and developers alike; we’ve all seen some great titles released into the market to fanfare and celebration, while others have fallen through the cracks.  Companies have risen and fallen, suffered and benefited from the turmoil that was the past twelve months.  In the meantime, the gaming and technology world has lost a few historic […]

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Beta Impressions

BioWare and Electronic Arts have lifted the non-disclosure agreements from the beta of their massively multiplayer online world, and the news is starting to flow about what the latest venture into the Star Wars galaxy is like.  Sitting down for a day of gaming, I found myself sucked into George Lucas’ brainchild, and playing the adventure as just one more character […]

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Gaming News Rundown

I have a confession to make, Skyrim is a productivity killer.  Just over a week of playing the game has made it abundantly clear to me that, a bad case of getting sick aside, I don’t want to do much else right now.  Still, when I pulled my head out from under the rock I’ve been living under all week, […]

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Mario vs. PETA, Real or Headline Mongering?

The story has made headlines as Nintendo’s new 3DS handheld title, Super Mario 3D Land, hit store shelves.  The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) began a new campaign maligning the popular series, specifically targeting the choice of the “Tanooki Suit” present in the game.  The animal rights group went as far as to link the game with […]

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Skyrim PC Review

It’s finally here!  After waiting for so long, there I sat at my PC – I’ll admit, I’m still enough of a nerd that I prepared well for this.  My normally cluttered desk had only gotten worse, now filled with soda, snacks, with my favorite pair of slippers on standby since my house gets cold this time of year.  I […]

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Abobo’s Big Adventure Preview

The internet has produced some incredible things, however it was with a great amount of pleasure that I stumbled across something that could only be described as the end-all, be-all of nostalgic gaming: Abobo’s Big Adventure.  The game, a free flash title being developed right here is about as close to being utterly insane as I could possibly imagine.  Maybe it’s […]

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Tribes: Ascend Closed Beta Begins

A while back, I wrote about the five greatest innovations for the first person shooter genre over the years, and mentioned the Tribes series as a big name.  It’s no accident that the mention of that series came not long before the opening of the closed beta for the newest game in the series, Tribes: Ascend, which opened up November […]

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The MechWarrior Reboot

For the past month, the Inner Sphere News twitter feed has been providing small image fragments to the public, all hinting at a big announcement for the long-awaited MechWarrior Reboot that I wrote about this month.  Well, as October came to a close, we were finally promised the last image that would complete the information.  With each day, a couple […]

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Child’s Play Charity 2011 Kicks Off

 Back in 2003, the creators of the Penny Arcade web comic Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik founded Child’s Play after an editorial appeared maligning gamers as a whole.  The goal of the charity was simple: raise money for children’s hospitals to help their patients cope with their individual situations.  By donating new video games, toys, and cash to various hospitals, […]

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Review: Battlefield 3 (PC)

A few weeks back, I made an ongoing post about the good, the bad, and the ugly regarding the Battlefield 3 PC beta.  Well, now that we’re seeing the live retail version of the game, it’s time to take another look and see what was improved, and what was not – Electronic Arts and DICE promised some changes were already set, […]

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Five FPS Milestones of the Past 20 Years

When looking at a first or third person shooter title in the modern age, there are a number of standards for the industry: control, graphics, weapon balance and use, and so on.  The market for these types of games has always been strong, seeing massive titles such as Halo and Call of Duty over the years which have revolutionized how things are […]

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Review: Orcs Must Die

Available now on Xbox Live! and Steam, Orcs Must Die is the newest title to come from us from Robot Entertainment (the same company that brought us Age of Empires III, Age of Empires Online, and Halo Wars).  The new title combines the strategical gameplay of a Tower Defense game with a third-person “death support” feature as you control “The Apprentice” through […]

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Review: Pirate Griddles

Pirate Griddles is a new title coming from the Swedish Zeal Game Studios, and they describe it as “an addictive puzzle game for all ages, easy to learn but hard to master.” Each of the puzzles in the game are meant to make your mind work as you devise exactly what is meant to be filled in for each “griddler.” […]

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Skyrim Xbox 360 Manual Leaked?

 No one is quite sure if the pictures of an Xbox 360 manual for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim are legitimate or not, but they sure are causing a stir in the gaming community! The pictures surfaced on imgur.com, and quickly went viral among those eager to get a quick look at its contents. I took a look at the […]