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Another Xbox Live sale: Ryse, Persona 4 Arena and more for cheap

We think Microsoft may have an addiction. On top of the Ultimate discounts on offer this week, Microsoft has announced an entirely different crop of cheap games, available through February 24. Two sales at the same time? Madness! If you want to take advantage of Microsoft's lapse in judgment,...

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Total War: Rome 2 patch includes 'over 140' improvements

Creative Assembly has unleashed the third planned update for Total War: Rome 2, a patch the developer believes will improve the game's performance, online multiplayer functionality and overall usability. The full list of changes included in the patch is massive, but most crucially, Creative...

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Just try and guess Total War: Rome 2's first revealed faction

We'll give you thirty seconds to formulate an educated guess as to what faction Creative Assembly has revealed as the first confirmed group of soldier dudes in Total War: Rome 2. Okay, ready? Go! What, Belgium? No, it's Rome. Rome, you dummy. The eponymous nation was revealed by the game's official...

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Total War: Rome 2 trailer is full of murder and intrigue, light on strategy

Have the folks at The Creative Assembly been studying up on Spartacus?...

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Kick (and punch) back and check out Crytek's Ryse Kinect brawler

Unfortunately, the first teaser for Ryse, Crytek's Rome-based Kinect title, isn't much more than a concept video, showing off the game's graphic engine, and then a little bit of what the gameplay might be like, with a Kinect player using arms, legs, and even his head to throw down with a Roman...

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HBO joins PlayStation Network video service

Time Warner's premium cable channel is coming to the PS3 and PSP later today. Sony has just announced that programming from HBO will be made available via the PlayStation Network video delivery service in North America. The initial selection includes the both the first two seasons of True Blood...

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Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood announced and detailed by Ubisoft

Click to Colosseum-size This morning, Ubisoft officially announced Ezio's return to the Assassin's Creed franchise, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. Though the game was outed and cursorily detailed in some placeholder box art last week, the official press release shared some specifics: the...

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Rome wasn't built on the DS

One downfall of being a history major is that every time a game is announced with the word "history" in it, something in the "must have" part of your brain clicks, making you want a piece of software that you suspect won't be all that great, anyway. The latest game to attack this blogger's mental...

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History Channel aims at schooling you on ancient civilizations

When it's late at night and we're ready to relax in our beds, we usually watch The History Channel or police chase videos. By the time we go to bed, that's usually the only thing that's on aside from infomercials. It's a tough break, but we're not complaining. So, we were immediately interested in...

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Really, there's a History Channel game?

We still don't believe it. There's actually a History Channel game on store shelves right now. And it's for PSP. Great Battles of Rome is now available for Europeans to play, and it's certainly one of the most intriguing licenses we've seen in quite some time. We haven't mustered the courage to...

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