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PSA: Dota 2 International Championships finals begin (early) Sunday morning

The International Dota 2 Championships will crown a victor Sunday, starting at 9 a.m. GMT (5 a.m. EDT), broadcast live via the official tournament site. Teams Ehome and Sythe.SG will battle in the loser's bracket for the chance to face team Na'vi for a $1 million first prize. Even "losers" in the...

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Dust 514 preview: Contractual murder

Here's that Gamescom preview where I tell you how shocked I was about a game I didn't expect to be all about. You've been warned. Still with me? Great. Dust 514, a first-person shooter MMO cross-platform experience from CCP Games, is without a doubt the biggest surprise for me of Gamescom. At the...

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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning preview: Reckon the combat is solid

It's hard not to be skeptical about Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. An RPG, by known strategy developer Big Huge Games, that was rejiggered to fit into Curt Schilling's 38 Studios long-in-development MMO's universe after the developer's acquisition. In our March preview of the game at GDC we said...

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Here's how Dust 514's microtransactions work on your PS3

When Dust 514 was revealed back in 2009, its Icelandic devs at CCP also explained that it'll be microtransaction-based when it launches sometime next summer. Given that the game is now heading exclusively to Sony's PlayStation 3, I couldn't help but wonder exactly how PlayStation Network would...

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The Joystiq Show - Gamescom 2011 Day 3

Day 3 is here, and don't you dare go looking for Day 2 -- seriously, there isn't one. It's a special edition of the Gamescom 2011 wrap-up with guests from the development and publishing sides of the fence, as the boys are joined by GRiN co-founder Ulf Andersson and ex-creative director Simon...

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Battlefield 3 co-op preview: Army of one

If EA weren't already inviting so many comparisons between the two, maybe I'd feel guilty about juxtaposing the co-op section of Battlefield 3 that I played with the co-op ("Spec Ops") section of Modern Warfare 3 I played this week at Gamescom. Like MW3, my colleague Alexander and I were given...

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PSA: Gamescom hits capacity

Gamescom, currently taking place in Cologne, Germany, hit capacity earlier this afternoon, with event organizers closing off entrances "temporarily." Representatives for the Koelnmesse told Joystiq that the complex's capacity is 62,000. Reports from attendees state that the lines outside each of...

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Wappy Dog screens are the wappiest screens you'll see today

We've seen new media for a lot of games during Gamescom. But what about Wappy Dog, the DS game about interacting with a robot dog? We made it all the way to Friday without seeing any more about the only game that comes with a robot. Luckily, Activision Publishing finally indulged us with some...

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Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster preview: A children's game for adults

I'll let you in on a little secret about me and Double Fine's next game, Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster -- I played it back at E3, but unfortunately let my preview writeup fall to the wayside as the days after the big show continued. What's more shameful is that it was essentially the best...

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Awesomenauts preview: Looking pretty awesome

There's a reason Awesomenauts is called Awesomenauts, and not Goodenoughnauts. The 2D online battle arena game by Ronimo Games (Swords & Soldiers) was one of the surprise delights of Gamescom 2011. The title features a style of gameplay that's becoming familiar with the mainstream rise of...

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