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How Arkedo learned to love downloadable games

Hell Yeah! is the first full-scale digital release by French studio Arkedo, after two boxed DS games and a few tentative (XBLIG) digital experiments. The transition to downloadable games was not an easy decision for a company that, according to founder Camille Guermonprez, loved packaged games. But...

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Borderlands 2 conjures up Mechromancer class, adds character customization options

On the final day of PAX East, members of Gearbox detailed plans for Borderlands 2, which is set to drop on September 18. The biggest news nuggest is the Mechromancer, a class that will be added to the game as DLC after launch and free to those who pre-order. The Mechromancer is a female...

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Runner2's 'Unkle Dill' preserved on video

The latest build of Runner2 adds way more background detail, animation, and interactivity than I saw at GDC; there are now particles everywhere, flashy effects when you pick up a powerup item, and detailed, animated ... stuff going on behind CommanderVideo (but not too detailed for it to affect...

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Antichamber and Indie Fund: A match made in M.C. Escher's basement

Antichamber mastermind Alexander Bruce enjoys screwing with people's perceptions of reality, on the screen and on the show floor of PAX East. As part of the Indie Megabooth, Bruce had full reign to make attendees perform a mystery challenge as part of the Megabooth's signature rally. Bruce gave...

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Seen@PAX East: Bomberman says hello

Someone tried to tell us this was a character from the BioShock universe, but we think we recognize Bomberman when we see him....

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Check out the new Rock Band in its life 'Pre-Blitz'

It's taken us a day to upload the footage of Harmonix's Rock Band Blitz prototype, shown at the company's PAX East panel, but here it is! See the sunny "Pre-Blitz," or, as design director Chris Foster called it, "Preblitz," in action here....

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Seen@PAX East: The Mass Effect crew plays Rock Band

Who knew Dr. Chakwas was such an accomplished guitarist? Or that Mordin had such a pretty singing voice?...

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Rock Band Blitz is not a cover of Frequency or Amplitude

Yes, I'm surprised too. Rock Band Blitz, despite its superficial similarity to Harmonix's PS2 music games, Frequency and Amplitude, is fundamentally different from those -- and from Rock Band. Well, okay, you're still hitting buttons in time to music, represented by icons coming down the screen....

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Gears of War: Exile was once a thing, isn't a thing anymore

Way back in January 2011, a trademark for Gears of War: Exile surfaced on the US Patent and Trademark office website. Epic Games design director Cliff Bleszinski has revealed the studio was working on a project named that, but that it has since been canned. "Let's just bury the hatchet now," he...

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Making a new friend in Orcs Must Die! 2

When we were picking our Best of the Rest games for 2011, I commented that all I wanted in an Orcs Must Die! sequel was multiplayer. It was at the top of everyone's request list, and Orcs Must Die! 2 delivers. ...

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