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20
Apr
Diablo III

Diablo III Open Beta This Weekend

It’s (almost) the moment we’ve all been waiting for.  As you know, the release for Diablo 3 is just around the corner.  With this in mind, Blizzard announced today that they will be opening up their Diablo 3 servers this weekend to anyone with a valid (and free) Battle.net account, so that they might experience the game and run the servers through their paces.  The servers will become available at 3:00pm EDT on Friday April 20th – yup, that’s TODAY. Read moreRead more

15
Mar
Diablo III

Diablo III Gets a Release Date

Fanboys and fangirls everywhere have been waiting for this moment for more than decade: the moment when we would finally get a release date for Diablo III. That moment is now, and the release date is May 15, exactly two months from today.  If you are anything like us, this means you have exactly two months to get your affairs in order, say goodbye to your loved ones, and finish up any other games you may be in the middle of, because once that date hits, we won’t be doing anything but playing this game non-stop. Full press release after the jump.

9
Dec
Chrono Trigger

Chrono Trigger Now Available for the iPhone

This news is huge.  Ever since I first got my iPhone and discovered I could purchase and play the original Final Fantasy (and then over time, FF2, FF3, and Secret of Mana), I have been clamoring for Square Enix to release Chrono Trigger, one of the best role playing games of all time.  That day has finally come.   Read moreRead more

22
Nov
Humble Introversion Bundle

Humble Introversion Bundle

These guys just don’t stop.  Hot on the heels of the last Humble Indie Bundle comes this newest iteration which features some great games from indie studio Introversion.

This bundle features Uplink, DEFCON, Darwinia, and Multwinia.  Anyone who spends more than the average (currently around $3.25) will get  Aquaria and Crayon Physics Deluxe as well.  I own most of these titles already, so I can vouch for their awesomeness. DEFCON and Darwinia are two of the best indie games I’ve ever played.  Also, until you’ve played the Cold War-esque DEFCON on a 35 foot projection screen, you haven’t really lived.  But enough out of me.  Check out the always funny Humble Bundle video after the jump, and then go buy those games. Read moreRead more

22
Nov
Skyrim

Review: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

I play a fair number of video games. I’m pretty selective about the ones I actually want to bother spending money on, so while some are bad, most are good. However, it’s rare that I’d actually classify a game as dangerous. Skyrim might just fit the bill.

How can a game be dangerous, you ask? Well, I would classify playing a video game for over 10 hours straight a level of addicting that borders on dangerous. That’s what Skyrim does to you – you play and you play and you play until you just can’t any more. Then you decide you’ll just go to town one last time then quit, and along the way you run into a cave and go exploring. Pretty soon you’ve been playing for another hour in the blink of the eye. This happens repeatedly.

So what makes Skyrim so good?

21
Nov
Skyward Sword

Awesome Zelda Violin Medley

I know a lot of you out there are probably already playing The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.  I haven’t had a chance, since I don’t have a Wii, but rest assured that I plan to take control of the one at my parents’ house over Thanksgiving.  For the rest of you who, like me, need your Zelda fix, you should check out this video featuring a violin medley of many songs in the Zelda canon.  Also featured: a gorgeous Lindsey Stirling in a blue Link costume. Check it out after the jump.

31
Oct
Humble Voxatron Debut

The Humble Bundle Is At It Again

It seems the fine folks who are responsible for the many iterations of the Humble Bundle are back at it with a special Halloween edition, of The Humble Voxatron Debut. This time you aren’t really getting a bundle, because there’s only one game, but since you pay what you want, that hardly matters, does it? This newest iteration is for the world premier of Voxatron, which looks pretty awesome in the video on the HB website (and embedded below). This is currently only the alpha version of the game, but Humble Bundle promises that those who buy will receive all future updates (including the final release) for free with purchase.

So go forth and purchase. Support indie gaming, because it’s awesome. And check out the preview video after the Jump.

26
Oct
NYCC

NYCC: Too Big for its Boots?

In some ways, New York Comic Con has grown up too fast. It’s the smaller sibling of the world known San Diego Comic Con, and so sometimes I think people still think of it as small. Except it’s not. It’s huge. Read moreRead more

21
Oct
Tyrael - Diablo 3

BlizzCon News: New Diablo 3 Trailer Released

It’s a really good thing that I completely forgot that BlizzCon 2011 was this weekend until about five minutes ago.  If I hadn’t, I would probably have spent the entire week reading everything there is to read about Diablo 3 and Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm (again) in anticipation of all of the announcements to come.  Since I did forget, however, I got a nice surprise on a Friday with a new game trailer showing some unbelievably badass demons about to lay down the hurt on the world.  I have no words left for how excited I am for this game.  2012 cannot come fast enough.  Check out the video after the Jump.

18
Oct
NY Comic Con

NYCC: Video Games at New York Comic Con

New York Comic Con featured a ton of video games this year (including Max Payne 3). It seems to me that some of the booths are even approaching E3-before-the-fall proportions. Admittedly, I’ve never been to E3, so I’m largely making that up as a way of telling you these booths were huge. Square-Enix in particular knows what’s what: they’ve got Deus Ex, Deux Ex: The Missing Link, Dead Island, and a couple of other games all set up to play demos on beautiful 56″ HD displays. Capcom was also running major tournaments of Street Fighter IV and Marvel vs Capcom.

I spent several hours trying to hit up as many of the games as I could. Most of the demos were multiplayer, but there were a couple single player as well. Some of the games were viscerally good, some of them were maddeningly bad, and some were potentially good but we’ll have to wait and see.

Here’s what I thought.