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Thunder Wolves trailer blows stuff up real good

You had us at helicopters, Thunder Wolves. You had us at helicopters....

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Review: APB (Day 2: Enforcers, get enforcin')

Review Diary Day 1: Welcome to San Paro Day 2: Enforcers, get enforcin' Day 3: Choose your illusion Day 4: Cards on the table This is part two of a four-part review of Realtime Worlds' new MMO APB. Yesterday, I talked about installing the game and creating a character. Today: the grind....

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Metal Slug arrives on iPhone, sort of

If you thought the DS was a less-than-ideal platform for an original Metal Slug, you're really going to be surprised with this one. SNK Playmore has released one of its cartoony run-and-guns for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Metal Slug Touch is adapted to the platform in some unexpected ways: for...

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Man gets life in killing over 'stolen' PlayStation 2

Former Fresno State student Jonquel Brooks was sentenced to life in prison on Friday, for the 2007 shooting of four men -- one of which died in the altercation. On May 7, 2007, Brooks was approached and accused of stealing a PlayStation 2 system from one of the four men. Police did not find the...

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Chief of Germany's national police union wants to ban violent games

If the head of Germany's Police Union had his way, violent video games would be banned. The comments from Heini Schmitt, head of the Hessen German Police Union (DPolG), were made following a horrific school shooting at a Winnenden, Germany, secondary school. 17-year-old Tim Kretschmer reportedly...

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House of the Dead devs on Overkill's story, zombie appropriateness

Headstrong Games could have chosen to make The House of the Dead: Overkill pretty much on autopilot. Gun goes here, zombies go here, here's a village, and ... cue monotone Engrish exposition. And it would have been awesome! But Headstrong has actually put some thought into the setting and story,...

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Shootanto: Monkeys do the evolution on Japanese WiiWare

Next week, the Japanese Wii Shop will get an infusion of bizarre light-gunnery, courtesy of Hajime no Ippo The Fighting DS developer Grand Prix Games. Shootanto puts one or two players in the roles of monkeys, equipped with some kind of energy projectiles. As you shoot giant prehistoric insects,...

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VC Friday: Resistance is futile

EX-TERM-IN-ATE! EX-TERM-IN-ATE! Wait, no, those are the other ones. But whatever. The point is: after hearing nothing about Space Invaders Get Even! for months, the game has randomly appeared on the European and Australian Wii Shops. We are unashamedly jigging with joy as we type this. And the...

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House of the Dead: Overkill dev not worried about censors, piles on the gore

Censors, be damned! That's more or less the attitude of House of the Dead: Overkill developer Headstrong Games, which has said it won't be compromising the amount of gore in Overkill. "Sometimes we've gone 'ooh, we shouldn't really do that'," producer Neil McEwen tells CVG, "but then we've gone...

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House of the Dead: Overkill has terror, slaughter, possibly cute horses

And the Halloween-related media onslaught continues, this time with a delicious, gravelly-voiced, grindhousey trailer for The House of the Dead: Overkill. Unsurprisingly, we love this, but it still can't beat the trailer that revealed the game to a breathless world, on account that "You will cry...

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