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Gears of War 3 story teaser warns of impending father-son moments

Somehow, we expected Marcus Fenix's dad to have a thicker neck, but his brief appearance in the tease for next week's big Gears of War 3 TV spot depicts a man with a svelter torso than his offspring. Head past the break for details on the TV spot and to see old man Fenix for yourself....

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GoldenEye 007 dives deep into story for its latest trailer

Despite what you may have thought, Alec Trevelyan reminds us (and consequently, James Bond) that it's really not about protecting "Queen and country" -- it's all about "the bankers and their bonuses." It's also all about stopping a satellite weapon from being fired....

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Preview: Dragon Age 2

BioWare surprised fans at Comic-Con with a world premiere hands-on preview of Dragon Age 2, completely open to the public. A block down the street from the convention center, fans were treated to a short presentation by lead designer Mike Laidlaw, as well as a few very brief combat segments and a...

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Blur developer diary explains plot, player progression

Yes, Bizarre Creations' fast-paced, Mario Kart-esque combat racer Blur will apparently have a story, according to the trailer above. We're just as surprised as you! Frankly, we expected the game to be completely plotless, unless you consider "you're a guy who doesn't like being blown up or not...

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Assassin's Creed 2 writer defends perceived slow start as 'necessary'

Though Assassin's Creed 2 has been enjoying near-universal praise from critics, apparently some folks have taken umbrage with the game's intro as it pertains to Ezio before he becomes a calculated killing machine. When VG247 recently asked the game's writer, Corey May, how he felt about that...

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This is the story of New Super Mario Bros. Wii

We know many Joystiq readers don't want to read spoilers on the site. That's why, for your sake, we've carefully posted the intro movie to New Super Mario Bros. Wii after the break. The upcoming 2D platformer returns the series to its roots, but adds a number of features that make it "new" -- it...

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A game without violence? BioWare thinks it's possible with the right audience

Skimming through the Interweb this morning, we stumbled upon statements made by BioWare's Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka, spelling out their interest in creating games more reliant on story than combat. Well no duh, guys. However, digging deeper, we found that the BioWare docs aren't just talking...

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Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant coming next month

If you're wondering what to do on a cold night, while snuggling next to a warm fire ... may we suggest, reading? Of course, in this scenario, all electricity is out and video games are no option for you. So, if that's what it takes for you to pick up a book (we kid!), you might be interested in...

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Square Enix: Game stories can surpass films

Square Enix producer Yoshinori Yamagishi (Star Ocean: The Last Hope) feels that game narratives have untapped potential. They're not quite there yet, but Yamagishi suggests that, in time, game stories will surpass those told in films. The problem is that "in TV, film and theatre, the creator has...

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Andy Serkis: Game narrative is lacking, but has much potential

If Gollum says it, it must be true. Andy Serkis, who played the loathsome creature in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings movie adaptation, has said that he feels game stories are generally lacking. "There's no heart in them. We put so much into the writing of film scripts and plays, but not into...

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