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First Impressions: Too Human
game: Too Human
preview | 07/18/08 | Chris Martin
This terribly cold, strenuous year has entered it's warming period. Twentysomethings venture to the park for volleyball or soccer. Some throw frisbees or discs, if you prefer the neutral term. Also, the demo for Too Human has hit Live Marketplace. We suggest you go download it and play it. It's a game with as much controversy as variety, as little tact as subtlety.
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Pirates of the Burning Sea Goes Open Beta
game: Pirates of the Burning Sea
preview | 12/05/07 | Jamie Gergen
It's 1720 A.D. and the seas of the Carribean are the new battlefront for the powers of Europe. Pirates, Privateers, and Free Traders cruise the waters in search of their fortunes, while Navy ships of the line keep as much order as one can with fleets of Pirates sailing their dark colors from the mast. Like pages from a Patrick O'Brien novel, Pirates of the Burning Sea brings the life on the sea to your computer with fantastic success.
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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Gleemax *But Were Afraid to Ask
game: Gleemax
editorial | 09/06/07 | Chris Martin
We went in expecting Magic the Gathering Online Version 3, but what we got was much, much bigger than we anticipated. PAX 07 was great for a number of reasons - concerts, contests, Family Feud - but Wizards of the Coast's ace in the hole Gleemax took us aback, slapped us around, and handed to us the most complete vision of an online gaming community we've ever seen. Complete with indie game developer support, event hosting, and cross-game currency and trading. Don't know about Gleemax? You should, and here's why...
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BioShock Review
game: BioShock
review | 08/31/07 | Chris Martin
From the article: "BioShock is the latest effort from Irrational Studios (now 2K Boston and 2K Australia) and it's a massive undertaking, many years in the making. And it's so good, we might not see a game of it's caliber many years after. BioShock is a shooter, a retro sci-fi thriller, a revenge story, a dystopian allegory, an adventure, and to a lesser extent a role-playing game. But BioShock is first and foremost a first-person-shooter. It leaves no question in the player's mind, and doesn't dance around it's pedigree in the way Deus Ex did, or the way System Shock 2 was sparse on the shooter side, heavy on the RPG. No. BioShock is a game where you definitely have to kill things. And kill things aplenty."
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Bioshock Demo On Xbox Live
game: Bioshock
news | 08/13/07 | Chris Martin
This came out of nowhere. The studio formerly known as Irrational (they changed their two divisions' names to 2K Australia and 2K Boston) get a big pat on the back for sneaking their demo onto Xbox Live on Sunday. Bioshock, which puts you through the eyes of a crash victim who gets stuck in the underwater dystopia known only as Rapture, just went gold last week. Now, we'll get to sample what we're betting is going to be a ground-braking experience.
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I Want To Give Peter Molyneux a Big Hug
game: Fable 2
news | 08/08/07 | Chris Martin
Some incorporate, others innovate. Peter Molyneux is the kind of developer that makes you want to give him a big hug. He's the kind of developer that is not satisfied with the way games are and insists that he innovate. He is the kind of man who gets an idea and runs with it. Recently, Peter Molyneux, in an interview and combat demonstration with Kikizo, had a lot to say about the state of combat in video games, and a lot to say about how Fable 2 would change it all, forever.
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2 New Demos on Live: Eternal Sonata and Vampire Rain
news | 08/07/07 | Chris Martin
Just arrived on Xbox Live today are two new demos. Eternal Sonata from Namco Bandai is likely to satisfy all those eager for a JRPG on Microsoft's console, and Vampire Rain, which is, something else entirely. I personally am excited for Eternal Sonata, as I haven't played a JRPG in some time and it looks fantastic from previews. I'm less excited for the universally panned Vampire Rain, where you're an elite special forces unit sent to thin out the vampire ranks. Impressions forthcoming.
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Blue Dragon, Ace Combat 6, and more!
news | 07/16/07 | Chris Martin
It actually came to Xbox Live last week, but I thought I'd share it anyway. Both Blue Dragon and Ace Combat 6 have their own demos, but so do 2K Sports' The BIGS, EA's Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and THQ's Stuntman: Ignition. Quite a bit to keep you busy if you don't have enough games already.
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Entropia Universe: The Blurring of Reality and Fantasy
game: Entropia Universe
editorial | 05/15/07 | Monica Hafer
There's quiet a bit of talk these days about the new wave of online gaming. One of the most publicized is the notion of real-life economies where a person can make a living doing what they love most--gaming! But often times these games aren't really judged as a gaming experience and only get press for their entrepreneurial events. In an attempt to penetrate the "real-deal" of Entropia Universe, it is necessary to make the investment of time to discover its complexity and uniqueness.
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Interview with Marco Behrman, CIO of MindArk
game: Entropia Universe
interview | 05/15/07 | Monica Hafer
Alt-Reality games are so hot right now. Seriously. CIO of MindArk, developer of the Alt-reality game Entropia Universe took the time to talk to our own Monica Hafer and discuss what it takes to maintain and balance an alternate reality game and an alternate reality game economy.
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Lunar Knights Review
game: Lunar Knights
review | 05/10/07 | Amanda Bateman
In Lunar Knights, you take control of two different heroes, Lucian and Aaron, one powered by the sun, one powered by the moon, in an attempt to free the world from the vampiric legion. If you are familiar with the Vampire Hunter (Baktai GBA) series, you're already familiar with Lunar Knights. It is, however, Kojima Productions' first foray on the Nintendo DS, and it's one worth a look.
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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night comes to XBLA March 21st
game: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
news | 03/16/07 | Chris Martin
One of the greatest 2D platformers ever created and certainly the best Castlevania game yet, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night will be hitting Xbox Live Arcade next Wednesday (March 21). Blending a memorable storyline and iconic characters (you play as Dracula's son, Alucard, fer crissakes!), RPG elements, and a long (read: MASSIVE) game, SOTN is going to be a huge release for Xbox Live Arcade.
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World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Review
game: World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
review | 02/14/07 | Amanda Bateman
We probably don't even have to publish this review, because World of Warcraft is a game that carries its own legion of fans. The ever-popular World of Warcraft's first expansion, The Burning Crusade, is here, and WoW players will absorb it into the fold simply because it's more of what they already love: World of Warcraft. If you managed to pry yourself from the game, then don't get the expansion...because you might find it hard to walk away again. The powers that be have opened new doors to adventure, and it's hard to turn your back on that a second time.
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Gothic 3 Review
game: Gothic 3
review | 02/03/07 | Sean Hilliard
The Gothic series has been a cult fave for quite awhile, rivaling that RPG juggernaut, The Elder Scrolls, for the hearts and minds of hardcore PC gamers. The latest, Gothic 3, has drawn a lot of (mostly unfavorable) comparison to Oblivion, but our man Sean Hilliard thinks there is another popular game that Gothic 3 draws from: World of Warcraft. Check out Sean's review of one of the most derided cult favorites of 2007.
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Bioshock a Gemini?
game: Bioshock
news | 01/05/07 | Chris Martin
According to the official forums of Through The Looking Glass, or more specifically "2K Elizabeth" from 2K Games, we're looking at a June release for Irrational's PC/Xbox 360 action-RPG Bioshock, the soul-brother to the cult and critically acclaimed System Shock and System Shock 2. What does that mean for this summer?
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