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Fifteen minutes of The Gunstringer's gunslinging gameplay

You read about it yesterday, now see Twisted Pixel's latest game (its first for Kinect) in action ... all its puppet-filled, wavy arm guy action. Oh yeah: the video contains 15 minutes of gameplay footage. Just move your hands around and make gun shooting motions to get a feel for the real thing....

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Batman: Arkham City preview: Bats in the Big City

Batman: Arkham City loses the confines of its predecessor's island asylum for the more expansive slums of Gotham City. Arkham warden Quincy Sharp has been elected mayor and has requisitioned the city's downtrodden district as "Arkham City," the new holding area for all of the crazies and...

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Child of Eden supports four controllers for full-body feedback

Back at E3 2010 we learned that Tetsuya Mizuguchi's latest creation -- Child of Eden, the spiritual successor to Rez -- can be played using a standard controller, not just the Kinect sensor for which it's become a showcase title. Last night at Microsoft's preview event in San Francisco, we found...

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Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster preview: Tickle me, Double Fine

"One of the things that I'm personally really passionate about -- the reason I'm in this industry -- is that I want to see our medium be more than it is already," Double Fine's Nathan Martz, and project lead on Once Upon a Monster, confided in me at a Microsoft press event yesterday. "Our human...

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The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile (in 3D) preview: The price of purty

Whenever we hear about a game running in 3D, we're always filled with questions about performance. Rendering everything twice isn't an easy prospect, especially for something as fast and frenetic as The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile. ...

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AC: Brotherhood 'Da Vinci Disappearance' DLC preview: Art snob

The Da Vinci Disappearance is an ambitious piece of DLC for Ubisoft, granting players access to a large chunk of single-player content, but also some new modes, skins and a map for the multipayler side. At the February Games Showcase in San Francisco, I was able to play through two missions in an...

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The Gunstringer preview: Kinect goes 'hardcore'

I just played the first "hardcore" Kinect game. Sitting down, even. Even in its incomplete state, Twisted Pixel's The Gunstringer is the best evidence that Microsoft's motion sensing tech can make possible a (so far) really fun game that already plays great and responds to subtle, natural...

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Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime preview: The new school

Atari is being very careful with Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime. The game features four wannabe 'busters and takes place sometime after the events of the second film. With talk of a third film (thanks in part to positive reception of Ghostbusters: The Video Game), Atari doesn't want to back...

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Windows Phone 7 getting six weeks of 'Must Have Games' this Spring, Fable Coin Golf in March

Microsoft is treating its phone platform like a console, planning a release "event" for its Xbox Live games on Windows Phone 7. This spring, Microsoft's mobile platform will get six weeks of "Must Have Games," including Plants vs. Zombies, Hydro Thunder, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1, Doodle...

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Fable 3 'Traitor's Keep' DLC arrives March 1 on Xbox Live

If you're still enjoying the Xbox version of Fable 3, there's some more DLC headed your way. The "Traitor's Keep" pack adds three new levels, all with fairly awesome names: Ravenscar Keep, Clockwork Island and the Godwin Estate. Apparently you'll run into a "mysterious prisoner" -- and you'll...

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