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Hands-on with Valve's Steam Machine beta hardware

Valve wants a piece of your living room, and it's taking several approaches to make it happen, not the least of which are Steam Machines. Watching Valve's Steam Machines evolution from rumor to concept to hardware beta has been a fascinating process, and now that we've been allowed some hands-on...

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Heartbreaking beauty of Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

The visual quality of Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is so impressive, the upcoming PlayStation 3 role-playing game often resembles an interactive Studio Ghibli movie. No matter your angle, Ni No Kuni is bright, beguiling, and beautiful – even in the face of disparities between its...

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God of War: Ascension, Power Stone, and paying allegiance to the gods

When asked about how he and the team at Sony Santa Monica are bringing multiplayer into the God of War series with God of War: Ascension, game director Todd Papy digs deep for inspiration. The single-player side of the game is obviously an influence, he says, as multiplayer side of the game...

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Playing with age in Starbreeze's 'Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons'

"Nobody knows how to make a game yet," says film director Josef Fares, quickly clarifying his statement isn't an attack on the industry but a suggestion that game creation shouldn't be a set science. "It's still a time where we're open to experimentation," the international director adds. Born in...

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'Khyber Strike' DLC now available for Ghost Recon

Ubisoft has released the "Khyber Strike" DLC pack for its Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, adding a 10 level cap increase, three new multiplayer maps (Switchback, Palace, and Transit), and a new Guerilla mode map named Village to the proceedings. There's also a brand new multiplayer mode named...

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Mojang previews next Minecraft update (and avatar items) for Xbox

Mojang has posted a quick preview of the next update coming to Minecraft XBLA. In the gallery below, you can see three different shots from the upcoming patch, including what appear to be some Endermen (in a picture labeled by Mojang as "the most anticipated thing on Xbox 360"), an underground...

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Ted Price on how Insomniac's Overstrike became Fuse

Last year at E3, Insomniac revealed a brand new IP called Overstrike, complete with a slickly animated trailer featuring four elite spy types using futuristic weapons to take down a robotic bad guy. After that, we didn't hear much about the game at all, save for a few recent rumors that Insomniac...

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How Guardians of Middle-earth innovates on the MOBA gametype

We first saw Guardians of Middle-earth in action back at E3 this year, and it was quite impressive even then. Monolith has taken the PC-centric gameplay of the emerging MOBA (or DotA, or LoL, or even action RTS, whatever you like to call it) genre, and translated it over to a console and a...

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In-fighting to win in Behemoth's Battleblock Theater

I really wish The Behemoth didn't always have such an awesome booth set-up. The giant, colorful arcade cabinets, adorable cartoon-emblazoned fight sticks and beautiful screens running Castle Crashers and Battleblock Theater are all an elaborate tease of things that only exist in the magical world...

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Get overprepared for Max Payne 3's DLC with these previews

Now that these three multiplayer map walkthroughs of Max Payne 3's Local Justice DLC pack are online, you can't afford not to study them. What if you show up guns blazing in the pool of the Imperial Palace, only to find your opponents have strategically placed themselves on the balconies, where...

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