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Wed, 27 Oct 2010 00:00:00 PDT“[LEGO Universe is] really about the creative mind shaping the universe around us — shaping a pile of bricks into something meaningful is an expression of this idea,” says creative director Ryan Seabury. He also calls LEGO “a language all its own,” one you’ll become highly fluent in after spending time in this massively multiplayer online role-playing game. Not only will you complete missions and earn lots of cool loot, but you’ll also have the chance to make a major impact on the game with a personal piece of property where you can build awesome creations to your heart’s content.
Thu, 21 Oct 2010 00:00:00 PDT“We always come back to the assassin’s creed: nothing is true, everything is permitted,” development team member Jean-Francois Boivin tells us. Dig deep into a centuries-old conflict between assassins and Templars in Assassin’s Creed II. Desmond Miles again revisits an ancestor’s memories to learn an assassin’s ways and seek out the artifacts known as Pieces of Eden. This time, that ancestor is a man named Ezio in fifteenth century Renaissance Italy. Travel with us and learn what it means to be a blade in the crowd.
Fri, 15 Oct 2010 14:05:33 PDTReturn to the Pacific theater of World War II in Battlestations: Pacific, which features a pair of 14-mission action/strategy campaigns: lead the Allies beyond 1942’s Battle of Midway and through the climactic Battle of Okinawa in 1945, or ask “What if?” and control the Japanese navy as it scores several key victories and returns to Hawaii for a final confrontation. Five multiplayer modes let you take your strategic thinking online for fast-paced combat with up to seven other gamers.
Fri, 15 Oct 2010 11:00:00 PDTSupreme Commander 2 boasts numerous game enhancements, in-depth Campaign Mode, multiplayer online and a unique storyline that represents a new dimension in real-time strategy gaming.
Wed, 29 Sep 2010 00:00:00 PDT“Supreme Commander 2 allows you to create huge armies of units, whether they’re land, sea, or air, and take them into large, outrageous, and over-the-top battles,” explains lead designer Chris Taylor. “When you add a feature like Strategic Zoom, which supports small units and very large units on screen at the same time, you have an RTS experience like no other.” Twenty-five years of peace among the United Earth Federation, Cybran Nation, and Aeon Illuminate have ended with a single shot, and now you’re about to oversee the next stage in this intergalactic war.
Wed, 22 Sep 2010 00:00:00 PDTThe death of the archdemon should have also meant the defeat of the Darkspawn he commanded, and yet they’ve returned. Someone or something is behind their latest invasion, and it’s up to you to learn the truth in Dragon Age: Origins: Awakening. Import your character from the first game or create a new one and embark on an adventure that will once again change the face of the kingdom of Ferelden. What could The Architect and Mother want?
Wed, 15 Sep 2010 00:00:00 PDTWhat’s your Sims’ style? Racing? Intrigue? Rockabilly? Classic Luxury? The Fast Lane Stuff pack lets you easily match that style with new cars, furniture, decorations, accessories, clothes, and more. Cruise around town in everything from a souped-up racer to the latest high-performance sports car — new Sims can take their love of a nice ride even further with the new Vehicle Enthusiast trait. Try on the latest fashions before a night on the town. And give the living room a much-needed makeover with the perfect furnishings.
Wed, 08 Sep 2010 10:41:50 PDTTurn off the lights. Put on your favorite pair of headphones. Launch Amnesia: The Dark Descent. And whatever happens, don’t look over your shoulder. You don’t know how you wound up in this decrepit castle, but that doesn’t matter now, because something is hunting you. You can’t kill it: run when you can, and hide if you have no other choice. Solve the castle’s puzzles and make your way to the inner sanctum, where you’ll discover the truth about your past.
Wed, 01 Sep 2010 16:11:54 PDTA Tale in the Desert’s fifth Telling opens with a new Pharaoh and a fresh opportunity to build seven monuments, one for each of the game’s disciplines. New technologies and skills await, including increasingly difficult mining puzzles and a brand new fishing system. “In Tale IV, players created new technologies for Tale V players to unlock,” says creator Andrew Tepperson. “They came up with stuff that I hadn’t considered in seven years of Tales.”
Mon, 16 Aug 2010 13:00:00 PDTThe City of Heroes: Going Rogue expansion pack takes the MMORPG’s good-versus-evil war into new territory, allowing your characters to migrate from superhero to villain, or vice-versa. New characters find themselves in a place known as Praetoria, a previously-unseen parallel version of the game world. There, a man named Marcus Cole became Emperor of the world, rather than the superhero Statesman — fresh characters can align themselves with the Resistance or with Cole’s Praetorian Guard, moving from a neutral stance to superhero or villain in the process. Existing characters can also visit Praetoria and learn more about its secrets.
Wed, 04 Aug 2010 00:00:00 PDTThe enigmatic computer called Entity needs your help: build various types of towers — from basic gun turrets to lightning-dealing teslas — to stop the alien hordes threatening to overrun a desolate planet. The invaders come in 15 varieties, however, so you’ll need to plan your strategy carefully or they’ll escape with the power cores needed to turn on a dormant defense grid. “Be merciless. They are,” Entity advises.
Tue, 27 Jul 2010 11:00:00 PDT“[StarCraft] isn’t a game you can hope to master in a weekend. It takes a lifetime to get good at it,” says Dustin Browder, game director for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. The Zerg, Protoss, and Terrans are back for an epic storyline starring down-and-out Terran Jim Raynor. The non-linear campaign lets you choose missions in any order. Browder and his team revamped StarCraft’s graphics with stunning 3D visuals and they painstakingly reworked all three races’ units for the optimal strategic challenge.
Wed, 21 Jul 2010 00:00:00 PDTAn evil samurai warlord is using Kuji magic to turn innocent animals into mindless minions. As a fellow Kuji adherent, only the fledgling ninja Hiro can stop him. With help from his fellow ninjas, Hiro travels the feudal Japanese countryside, defeating ever-more-powerful bosses as he makes his way to the dark fortress where said warlord resides. “We wanted to make a game with a wider appeal, so we could come home and play with our families,” level designer Ulrik Hauen-Limkilde says.
Thu, 15 Jul 2010 18:22:52 PDTThe definitive Tower Defense Strategy game that’s easy to pick up, engrossing to play, and hard to set down. Strategically place your towers on the map to prevent alien enemies from stealing your power cores. Play just for fifteen minutes or several hours.
Wed, 14 Jul 2010 00:00:00 PDTNo toy gets left behind in the movie and in Toy Story 3: The Video Game. The team at Avalanche Software was tasked with translating the film’s thrilling storyline to an interactive medium, and senior producer Vince Bracken notes: “During the development process, one of our pillars for success was ‘truth in toys.’” Find out what he means in our latest article.
Wed, 07 Jul 2010 00:00:00 PDTYou are entering The Devil’s Playhouse and its first chapter, “The Penal Zone.” Sam and Max - an affable six-foot dog and his companion with a Napoleon complex - return for new adventures that throw a smorgasbord of pop culture references in a blender and pour out a delicious mix of pun-filled chaos. Max has acquired new psychic abilities that are key to defeating General Skun-ka’pe, but he is just the first in a new series of villains who make Batman’s rogues gallery seem normal. Dive in with us…
Fri, 02 Jul 2010 11:51:58 PDTAn advanced MMOG (Massively Multiplayer Online Gaming) mouse, Razer’s Naga shifts the balance between keyboard and mouse by putting an unprecedented number of in-game commands in one place. It combines a multi-button thumb grid and a game interface add-on to place every selection you need in the palm of your hand. And its ergonomic form maximizes ease of use, so you can game in comfort for hours on end. With the Razer Naga, you will get Imba.
Wed, 30 Jun 2010 00:00:00 PDTWith nothing more than a web browser plug-in, you can enter the world of OnLive, where a wide variety of games are available for you to play with just a click of your mouse. No large files to download and install, no system requirements to worry about. All of the computing takes place many miles away, but it feels instantaneous, thanks to a variety of tricks employed by CEO Steve Perlman and his team. Read on to learn more about the phenomenon known as “cloud gaming.”
Wed, 23 Jun 2010 00:00:00 PDTChoose one of over 60 unique Heroes and leap into the struggle between Hellbourne and Legion for the fate of Newerth. You and up to four teammates must fight your way through the opposing forces and their supporting creeps to destroy their towers and barracks before setting your sights on their command structure - reduce it to rubble and you’ve won the battle. Success, however, requires mastery of your Hero’s skill set, strategic coordination with your allies, and quick thinking.
Fri, 18 Jun 2010 00:00:00 PDTBe Riddick, the most ruthless criminal in the universe. In this latest Atari chronicle, Riddick has been captured by The Dark Athena, a mercenary ship hell-bent on eliminating him once and for all.