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Gearbox does it again is the only way to describe the greatness that is Borderlands 2. They took what was a smash hit – Borderlands 1 – and simply improved on what was there. New enemies, a hell of a lot more new guns, and new skills for the new characters make the sequel a great entry into the franchise. And if you miss the characters from the first game, don’t worry as they make […]

MechWarrior Online: Free-to-play comes at a price by Dyann Callahan KY

This game finally had the NDA of its closed beta lifted, letting those of us who have been lucky enough to have had access for months have a chance to talk about the epic mech battles that were taking place. For those who have never seen a MechWarrior title before, you are in for a treat with this game, and they won’t even charge you a penny. That’s right: There is a finally a quality* […]

1005 Mass Effect 3

  Mass Effect 3 will be getting even better on October 9, as BioWare confirmed that would be the date the Retaliation DLC is released in the United States for all supported platforms.  Those in Europe will get their chance to download Retaliation the very next day.  And the best part of this DLC is that it won’t cost a single cent.   Retaliation adds quite a lot to the continuing saga (or should we […]

1004 Rome

Four new screenshots for Total War: Rome II were posted on the game’s official site today, just little more than a week after the first official gameplay trailer was released.  The game, which will be released by Sega and The Creative Assembly next year, is the highly anticipated sequel to Total War: Rome (duh!) and promises to offer a larger world to explore, more realistic NPC emotions and multiple capture points.  Those are just some […]

1004 Connor

  Ubisoft just keeps posting those videos and screenshots.  Compared to other developers, Ubisoft has been extremely active in spreading the gospel of its latest marquee title, Assassin’s Creed III. That’s why you’ve been reading a lot about AC3 in gaming websites such as this one, and that may also be why the title will most likely be a huge success once released, regardless of platform.  Earlier in the day, Ubisoft released an interesting new […]

1003 Max Payne 2

The multiplayer element of Max Payne 3 will be the focus of Rockstar Games’ new downloadable content for the series’ third installment.  As Max continues fighting his way through the streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil, he will have four more maps to explore, including the Club Moderno nightclub, the Esado Do Galatians stadium.  The two other maps are the O Palacio Strip Club, which is pretty much self-explanatory, and the rough neighborhood of Favela Heights.  […]

1003 NBA 2K13

The PC sports simulation is, for some, going the way of the dinosaur.  It’s been years since EA Sports’ Madden NFL has been available for PC gamers, and almost all sports game fans know about the debacle that has been their NBA Live/NBA Elite series.  The 2013 version of NBA Live was recently cancelled, and if EA Sports did push on, it would’ve been several steps backward for the once-proud title.   Fortunately, 2K Sports’ NBA […]

1001 Nexus 2

It’s been a while since we’ve highlighted a Kickstarter title, so why not do it again now?  Kickstarter has often served as a launching pad for long-awaited sequels, such as Wasteland 2, a follow-up to a game that was originally released a good 24 years ago.  Of course, there are times when things don’t exactly go according to plan.  Skyjacker somehow fell short of the funding goal despite its promise.  Instead of covering more popular choices […]

0928 Tea Party

  Ever wonder why the Boston Tea Party is referred to as such?  Ubisoft can give you the answer to that question in its latest trailer for Assassin’s Creed III.   The Boston Tea Party, in a nutshell, involved Boston residents refusing British goods – tea in particular – and throwing the goods into the Boston Harbor.  At that time, Massachusetts was still a British colony, and it is considered by most as one of […]

0927 Notch Y U No Like

When Mojang co-founder and Minecraft mastermind Markus “Notch” Persson says something, either in an interview or via Twitter or Facebook post, everybody listens.  His statements often court controversy, whether you agree on them or not, and it’s quite clear he wants it that way.  Notch’s latest beef is with the Microsoft Windows 8 platform, which will be launching slightly less than a month from now.   Earlier today, Notch tweeted his sentiments regarding Windows 8 […]

0926 Total War Rome 2

  We haven’t heard much from EA and Creative Assembly regarding Total War: Rome II, at least in the past month.  But following the release of the first in-game footage from the upcoming title, we finally have something to make us see why Creative Assembly referred to the game as “the Saving Private Ryan of the ancient world.”   The siege of Carthage takes center stage in this in-game trailer, with all the action you […]

0925 Black Ops 2 Zombies

  One week after the release of two trailers providing a taste of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Zombies mode, two screenshots were posted by Treyarch, giving us a glimpse of how the zombies on the special mode would look like in-game.   These screens were posted just a day before the mode is officially launched; Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will be released on November 13, 2012, with the Zombies mode definitely […]

0925 StarCraft 2

As a long-time gamer and the last guy picked to play “actual” sports on many a occasion in my younger days, I’m glad there is such a thing as eSports – at least there’s a sport I can claim to be good at if I decided to go pro.  For those who don’t know what it is, it’s competitive video gaming.  It is considered a professional sport, where competitors win prizes and honors just like […]

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