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Baird Chosen for Gears Prequel For Being “Fan Favourite”

Gears of War 3 might have been the end of the Gears Trilogy as we knew it, but nobody thought for a second that the franchise would end there. Gears of War: Judgement takes us back before the original 360 game and gives us a glimpse at the back story of Baird. Why was that character chosen? According to Epic and People Can Fly, it’s because Baird was the favourite character for gamers. From ThatXboxShow and Lead Level Designer, Jim…

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ACIV Reveals more than Expected on Next-Gen

Ubisoft's press release revealing Assassin's Creed IV Black Flags was a masterclass in not saying things, but it left a pretty large set of lines within which to read between. Given that this is one of our first official announcements of a multi-gen game, it was interesting to see whoever wrote it squirm between too much information and not enough. Although it largely only confirms things we already knew, it's possible to make a few vague conclusions about ...

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Tomb Raider Review

Lara Croft is a gaming icon, a woman that, in the nineties, became the very symbol of video gaming and its place in society. Although many of the people who saw her in newspapers and magazines couldn't tell you that she came from a video game called Tomb Raider, they certainly recognized her face (and, perhaps, other part of her anatomy). The fame didn't last, and it didn't take long for the Tomb Raider franchise to drop in sales, and for Lara Croft to stop ...

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New Tomb Raider Film based on Reboot

It was announced that we’d be getting a new Tomb Raider film almost two years ago, and in that time very little has been revealed. Actually, nothing has been revealed. There have been rumblings of people attached to the project – Olivia Wilde was named as Lara Croft not long ago, although it was almost immediately debunked. On the day of the general launch of the new Tomb Raider game, however, Crystal Dynamics has decided it’s the right time ...

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History Reveals the plot of ACIV

Assassin’s Creed IV has been officially unveiled today, along with information on the main protagonist, Edward Kenway, and on the age it’ll be set in. Based at the beginning of the eighteenth century, we know for a fact that the story absolutely has to take place between 1700 and 1725 (the year Edward’s son, Haytham, was born). There’s always a chance that part of the game will have you controlling Haytham, but for now let’s presume that Ubisoft are being…

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Assassin’s Creed IV Info Blowout

Assassin’s Creed IV has been officially confirmed this morning, and with that confirmation has come a slew of details. Perhaps the most important thing is that the game will be released across both current gen consoles, the PS4 (and, presumably, the next Xbox), the Wii U and PC. Ubisoft made a point of saying that this wouldn’t be a case of “release it on everything and hope for the best,” but instead that next-gen consoles will see a ...

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Revelations HD Loading Times are Scary

Players who want to finish Resident Evil: Revelations HD might be disappointed to learn that there will be more than a few pauses in their adventure; the game in its current state boasts loading times of well over half a minute. Although the 3DS version wasn’t a great deal better, people willing to buy both the original and HD port of the game will have been hoping that a little optimization may have cut back on load times. There are,…

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God of War: Ascension demo

If you want to get a taste of Kratos’s next PS3 adventure (and probably his last), you can download the demo for God of War: Ascension right now from the PlayStation Network. The demo gives you a chance to escape from the Prison of the Damned, an “epic” early level that’s bound to whet your excitement for release day – March 16th.

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Uncharted 3 multiplayer free-to-play ?

It’s no secret that Naughty Dog has something big lined up for the Uncharted 3 multiplayer mode this year. They announced at the end of 2012 that they were about to unveil something important...

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ShootMania Storm Review

Shootmania Storm was announced at E3 last year and then was instantly forgotten. Lost amongst talk of Assassin’s Creed 3 and Watch_Dogs, Shootmania didn't seem to offer an awful lot. A short match between two teams of pro-gamers did little to glue it into the minds of gamers, especially those not interested in yet another shooter. The beta shortly after displayed a game that was utterly unique but without enough depth to keep your mind from wondering back to ...

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