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Contest, Features
Get Locked, Cocked and Ready to Rock with our ‘Shoot Many Robots’ Item Giveaway!

WOOOOOOOOO-EEEEEEEE, BOY! We’ve got some good news from the front lines of the war on the evil robot overlords. Our more…

Features, PC, PlayStation 3, Reviews, Survival Horror, Third Person Shooter, Xbox 360
RipTen Review: ‘Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City’ (Xbox 360)

What happens when the tables are turned, you’re not longer saving the day, but instead fighting the lovable characters you’ve more…

Features, indie, News, PC, Sandbox
‘Minecraft’ Creator Notch Working on Three New Games, Will Choose One to Focus On

Notch, the developer most famous for Minecraft, has said he will decide on one of three new games to work on by this more…

Editorials, Features
‘Mass Effect 3′ and the FTC – A Jarring Juxtaposition

Never in my wildest dreams would I have expected so much negativity surrounding Mass Effect 3. I’m pretty sure it caught more…

Cosplay, Features
Cosplay Spotlight: Wang Yuanji (Dynasty Warriors 7)

Can I be honest with you guys? I know nothing about Dynasty Warriors. Their costumes are beautiful, though – the intricate more…

3DS, Features, Mac, News, PC, PlayStation 3, PSN, PSN, XBL Arcade, Xbox 360
New Video Game Releases: March 19 – March 25

Just when you thought it was safe to dive into your “pile of shame,” another week filled with huge releases jumps out and more…

Editorials, Features, Industry-News
Development Disaster: Could Kickstarter Flirtation Lead to Publisher Excommunication?

Let’s suppose for just a minute, that you are a developer. You’ve had some successes and a loyal following, but lately, more…

3DS, Editorials, Features, GameCube, N64, Nintendo, Wii, Wii U
Together We Can Save Super Smash Bros. Wii U & 3DS

Super Smash Bros. is a game series that many people love for one reason: it’s fun. I think that many players that wanted to more…

Android, Events, Features, Industry-News, iOS, iPad, News, Nvidia, PC, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Video, Wii U, Xbox 360
Epic: “Unreal is the Engine of Success.” Anything Less (for the price) Would Be Uncivilized

Epic Games sure does like to tout the success of Unreal Engine 3. At a recent press demo attended by RipTen during GDC, more…

Features, Fighting, Previews, PS Vita
‘Mortal Kombat Vita’ Might Be the Game That Makes Me Buy a Vita (Hands On)

NetherRealm’s Mortal Kombat reboot took the gaming world by storm in 2011.  By taking the series back to its roots, while more…

Features, Microsoft, News, Xbox 360
Microsoft: No New Xbox at E3 or Anytime Soon, Bloomberg Says Possibly 2013

Put away the party hats, Xbox fans. E3 2012 is not the big coming out party for Xbox Next Xbox 720 Xbox 3: The more…

Editorials, Features, Microsoft, News, XBL Arcade, Xbox 360, Xbox Live
What is the Real Impact of the XBLA Gamerscore Increase?

Here’s some good news for all of you achievement hunters out there. Major Nelson has stated on his website that beginning more…

Features, Mac, News, PC
‘Diablo III’ Release Date Announced: See You May 15th, My Friend

Last night, I couldn’t sleep.  Honestly, ask my editor. I was late today.  I couldn’t figure out why.  It seemed the stars more…

Features, Xbox 360
Geeked Out: Paragon ‘Mass Effect 3′ Themed Controller

In celebration of a joyous (or for some of you who absolutely loathe the ending… not so joyous) week of Mass Effect 3, we more…

Features, PC, Political, Previews, Strategy
Religion is a Weapon in ‘Civilization V: Gods and Kings’

It’s a touchy subject, religion.  Most game developers would rather ignore it altogether as to avoid any sort of more…