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There ain’t no party like the Dragon Age party January 3, 2010

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Xandir and Zevran, totally NOT the same character.

While I was a little late to play Bioware’s Dragon Age: Origins, I’m incredibly happy with myself for managing to snag a copy.

While it offered a pretty cut-and-paste fantasy RPG experience, something really stood out to me: the interaction between the player’s character and his/her party. As a matter of fact, some of the conversations I had with my party were the most memorable moments of the game for me.

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DJ vs. Guitar Hero: there can be only one. December 25, 2009

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When Guitar Hero first hit the gaming scene, it found its niche market on the PS2 and was praised as one of the most fun and innovative games of the last generation.

The franchise didn’t really take off until Guitar Hero 2, which extended its reach to the newest generation of consoles.

Now, the franchise, alongside Rock Band, has not only become a staple of gaming, but a staple of American pop culture in general. Whether or not this is good or bad for the gaming industry is still a debate to be had.

But recently, Activision decided to take the “Hero” label and slap it onto some fake turntables. I’ve been addicted to it for the last two weeks or so, and can safely say that this is the better of the two heroes.

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C+P Review: Assasins Creed 2; Assassini e Puttane! December 10, 2009

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Ubisofts’ Assassins Creed plunged players in the role of Altair, an angsty Middle Easterner who’s just trying to get by. Paying the insurance on his horse, constantly buying those pesky throwing knives (seriously, I went through those things like candy) and of course trying to thwart a pseudo-religious conspiracy in which the Knight Templars are trying to take over the world. Or something.

But as it turns down, in the worst kept plot twist in any video game ever, you are not actually Altair! The player is one Desmond Miles, a confused young man looking for love in all the wrong places and playing way too many virtual reality games.

He straps himself to the Animus for the second time, this time, going to Italy during the Renaissance.

Does the sequel deliver? Or does it fall on its face like a poorly planned leap of faith?

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BlazBlue: Continuum Shift to feature more rebels, new turning controls for Wheel of Fate December 1, 2009

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The “sequel” to this year’s greatest fighting game has been announced, and it is called Continuum Shift.

Two new characters, tweaked older characters, a slightly different art style and new health bars are in store for those rebels who dare turn the wheel of fate.

Find out in detail of all the changes after the jump. (There are also some oh so-pretty screenshots)

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Semi-exclusive demo impressions of Bayonetta November 17, 2009

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"Dude, shes totally checking you out, just go talk to her!"

Bayonetta is a new third person action game brought to you guys from Sega. One plays as a witch, with guns on the heels of her stilettos as she kills waves after waves of angels to reap their halo’s. The game isn’t slated to release until next year, but guess who got early access to play the demo from Sega?

Yours truly.

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Gaming Alone; Youve gone too far off the map November 16, 2009

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As Zoey can attest to, being alone can have its consequences

Gaming has always been an immediate aspect of my life, both personal and social. In high school I was surrounded by many friends who shared this passion. Senior year came, left and we all went our separate ways. Like my co-editor Chris McKenna I, also went to the east coast and found the gaming scene there to be a little “different.”

And by “different” I mean “non-existent.”

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EVE Hypos going on sale soon November 9, 2009

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DO WANT

Well, it looks like science has won. Adam is real, and we are all going to kill each other over it.

Starting next January or so, you too can weild the power of plasmids! Thanks to this Eve Hypo!

These will cost you about $23 and will be available from play.com next year. You know you want one.

RAPTURE REMINDER: Liquid cannot be injected, the syringe is not meant to be injected, and the liquid receives its signature blue taint via LED lights.

The only good carrier is a dead carrier; Impressions of the Left 4 Dead 2 demo November 4, 2009

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THIS USED TO BE A NICE NEIGHBORHOOD

In the latest trailer for Left 4 Dead 2, the game promises “More zombies, more friends, better apocalypse.”

The L4D2 demo was released for Xbox LIVE Gold members yesterday and co-editor David Sydionco and our friend Bryan McClaren and I were able to play together. Does the game re-ignite the signature sense of murderous camaraderie the first brought about? Or is there reason to post angry threads on Valve’s message board demanding the game for free?

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C+P Review: Brutal Legend November 3, 2009

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Since Tim Schafer’s masterpiece, Psychonauts, Double Fine began working on a new project.  As I obsessively read the previews, I was excited about all the aspects of the game. Jack Black voicing the main character? Awesome. A world designed after an entire genre of music? Sweet. An RTS aspect? Ummmm…

So does Brutal Legend deserve a spot in the Schafer hall of fame? Or does it brutally disappoint? Hit the jump to find out.

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Venezuela plans on banning violent video games, surprise August 29, 2009

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Looks like your friends in the Venezuelan parliament are at it again! And this time Chavez is out for blood, digital blood that is, as his administration strives to enact a full ban on violent video games, and violent toys as well.

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