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Review: Guild Wars 2 Gaming Headset from Steelseries

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Headsets and headphones are the bane of my gaming and music listening existence. Headsets are normally too heavy and big for my head and wind up slipping down or causing neck aches. Earbuds tend to simply fall out of my ears. SteelSeries’ Guild Wars 2 headset (and by extension the FLUX) has presented me with […]

BioWare promises ‘Dragon Age 3: Inquisition’ will offer “a great story with choices that matter”

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Fans of Bioware’s Dragon Age series can rejoice. Mark Darrah, Executive Producer at Bioware took to their website to announce the third installment in the series Dragon Age 3:  Inquisition. The game has been in the works for over 2 years with a ramped up effort happening as soon as 2011’s Dragon Age 2 launched. […]

E3 Gameplay Impressions: Assassin’s Creed III

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When Ubisoft announced that Assassin’s Creed III would move away from its Mediterranean setting to the American Revolution, I was skeptical. The American setting was missing the years of rich history and culture that Jerusalem and Renaissance Italy have. Most of colonial America consisted of forests and trees; elements that didn’t seem to fit the […]

E3 Gameplay Impressions: Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation

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Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation may finally be the Vita game that helps seriously sell the hardware. Previous games never seemed to take full advantage of all the hardware packed into the handheld, or inserted gimmicky controls that didn’t feel appropriate in the context of the game. Fear not Vita owners, you will have a game […]

Bring Video Games Live to your town with the ‘Off the Grid’ Tour

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Video Games Live has just announced their plans for an “Off the Grid” tour. The popular orchestral concert of video game music is celebrating its 10th year of business by sharing the video game music love with smaller venues and towns. Tommy Tallarico, creator/executive producer of VGL and video game composer, explained why the concert […]

‘Angry Birds Space’ gets new trailer via the International Space Station

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The trailer for Rovio’s newest entry in the popular Angry Birds had a little help from above — 242.5 miles above to be exact. Astronaut Don Pettit on the International Space Station introduces the new trailer for Angry Birds Space with a lesson in physics and a live action demo. The demo supposedly mimics the […]

‘The Simspons: Tapped Out’ pulled from App Store for being too popular

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If you haven’t already downloaded the new Simpsons freemium game, you’re out of luck – at least for a while. The Simpsons: Tapped Out has been removed from Apple’s App store because of the “overwhelmingly positive” response to the game. That’s right, EA had to pull down a game because it was too popular and their […]

D’Oh! Rebuild Springfield with ‘The Simpsons: Tapped Out’ on iOS

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The freemium game The Simpsons: Tapped Out, based on the long-running comedy series The Simpsons, has launched in the App Store for iOS. This game comes just after The Simpsons achieved the rare milestone of 500 episodes. Homer’s luck finally ran out. A meltdown has wiped out Springfield and it is up to the player […]

The ultimate ‘Mass Effect 3′ Pre-order bonus roundup

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Still waiting to pre-order Mass Effect 3? Wondering what bonuses you can get? Your patience has paid off, so wonder no longer. VGW has compiled a list of the major US retailers and the various physical and digital bonuses they’re offering. Get your pre-order in soon,  though. The Xbox 360 Collector’s Edition has sold out […]

Drew Karpyshyn, lead writer of ‘Mass Effect’, ‘KotOR’, retires from Bioware

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The lead writer who helped create some of Bioware’s  highly successful story-driven series, has announced his retirement. Drew Karpyshyn broke the news to Bioware fans on his blog after a celebratory trip to Vegas. I’m leaving to focus more time and energy on my novels and other non-video game related projects… Even if you are […]

Guide to ‘Mass Effect 3′ Demo Kinect voice commands

The Mass Effect 3 demo launched today across all platforms. For those of you playing the Xbox 360 demo, you may be a bit baffled during the second mission. This demo was made to show off the Kinect integration in ME3, but doesn’t give you any clue how to use it.  Thankfully, Xbox just released […]

The British Library to archive videogame websites

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The British Library has started an archival project with a very unique focus — videogame websites. Recently there has been a movement within the library and archival world to preserve videogames as they have a huge impact on society. The National Videogame Archive, set up in 2008, is just one example. The joint effort between […]

The ‘DotA’ trademark triangle

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Blizzard has legally challenged Valve’s trademark application for DotA and their new game DotA 2. Blizzard — developer of Warcraft 3, the game the highly popular mod was based on — filed a claim on November 16th, 2011 stating  their objections to Valve’s trademark. Valve seeks to appropriate the more than seven years of goodwill that […]

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