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Hijacking the fun: Grand Theft Auto 3 on iPad

It's hard not to react to seeing Grand Theft Auto 3 on an iPad with anything less than expletive-laden surprise. Approaching the Rockstar booth at New York Comic Con this past weekend, I knew that the game would be playable on iPad, but my reaction was still that of shocked disbelief when I actua...

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Airtight Games' Kim Swift discusses Portal comparisons and the democratic origin of Quantum Conundrum

"All I care about is, 'Is the game fun? Are players gonna pick it up and have a good time?' That, first and foremost, is my job," ex-Valve developer (Portal, Left 4 Dead) and current Airtight Games creative lead Kim Swift declared to me in a pre-NY Comic Con interview last week. She was referring...

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Irrational's Ken Levine on BioShock's final boss and how Infinite's solution is 'more in our wheelhouse'

"So every game we make, we always say to ourselves -- back on BioShock 1, we had that terrible showdown fight at the end -- we're not good at that, let's not do that again. And then somehow, we end up ... it's like ... 'Baby I'll never hit you again, I'm changed, I'm changed!' And then we did it!...

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Ken Levine gives us an update on BioShock for PlayStation Vita

"We're still sort of in the paper design stage," Irrational Games head and co-founder Ken Levine told me this weekend. Sitting in a nondescript conference room four floors above Manhattan's Union Square, sipping on his second Diet Coke, Levine was referring to the new BioShock game coming to Play...

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The Amazing Spider-Man has been cooking for at least a year; Acti canned Spider-Man 4

It's hard to nail down exactly when Beenox began production of The Amazing Spider-Man. According to Activision producer Doug Heder, Amazing has been in the works for longer than either Shattered Dimensions or Edge of Time, the publisher's two latest Spidey titles. "We've spent more time on this g...

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Halo Waypoint adding 'Atlas,' a multiplayer GPS tracker

If the Kinect reveal for Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary wasn't enough, 343 Industries also targeted fans with some new Halo Waypoint functionality at this weekend's Comic Con. The downloadable app is getting real-time GPS tracking of multiplayer games via a new service called "Atlas." Yes, se...

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Prepare for battle with these NYCC Street Fighter X Tekken videos

You caught an early glimpse of Street Fighter X Tekken's radical new Gem system yesterday, but is your knowledge of the rest of the game's mechanics up to snuff? Do you know what a Switch Cancel is? What about a Cross Assault? Are you even paying attention, Grasshopper? Sweep the leg!...

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'Grenade!': Take a look at Halo Anniversary's Kinect functionality

As promised, we've got a quick and dirty video of Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary's Kinect functionality, straight from the Halo/343 Industries panel at New York Comic Con. Are you prepared to shout "Grenade!" and have Master Chief straight throw a grenade, all willy nilly? We sure hope so!...

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Get caught in FFXIII-2's dark embrace via NYCC trailer and screens

Final Fantasy XIII 2 may not arrive in the US until early next year, but that doesn't mean you can't immerse yourself in its timey-wimey mythos ahead of time. Debuted at the ongoing New York Comic Con, the above trailer and below screenshots offer a fairly in-depth, potentially spoilersy look a...

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Halo Anniversary adding 'Analyze Mode' with Kinect [update]

Yes, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary is getting Kinect functionality -- but you knew that already. Despite a bit of news escaping Tokyo Game Show earlier this year about what the functionality entails, we were promised a fuller reveal "this October." And here we are: 343 Industries reps told Hal...

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