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Blizzard shuts down Korea on July 27

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Blizzard has announced it will be releasing the eagerly anticipated sequel to the best game of 1998 on July 27th around the globe.  Having played the beta, I am excited to finally get my hands on the single player and start my climb on the battle.net ladders

E3 2009 Hands-On: Dragon Age: Origins

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After watching the 20 minute showing of Dragon Age at the EA both at E3 I was left wanting more.  The video ended with an epic battle with a dragon and showed off some the moral choices that are encountered through out the game.  Some of the interesting points from the presentation were that your party is ever evolving.  If you make decision that others like they will fight harder for you.  Vice versa if you really upset a party member they may even fight you to the death over their beliefs.  All in all it looked like it was shaping up to be another masterpiece for Bioware… then I got to play the game hands on.

As I entered the world of Dragon Age: Origins I was given a taste of the elven race’s starting point.  I had to pick between a warrior, a rogue and finally a mage.  All of these classes later expanded into 6 distinct specializations.  I picked a warrior and put all my points into 2 hand weapons and began my adventures in the world of Ferelden.  The leveling screen and skills look similar to Knights of the Old Republic and Mass Effect and is easy to navigate.  The combat on the console version (which I played) was mapped with A being your primary attack and X, Y, and B being special attacks/buffs/debuffs.  There was also other set of X, Y, and B that held another 3 skills.  As I wandered the wooden lands of the elven world we ran across a group of humans coming from a tomb.  I spared their lives and was told I was the only person that day that had.

As we moved along towards the tomb I was given my first taste of combat.  Since the game did not start me off with a 2 hand weapon I was forced to only use my primary attack against a pack of wolves.  My character sliced and diced while my ally let loose a barrage of arrows into our enemies.  After looting the bodies and finding herbs I was informed that crafting will be available in the game.  I was also told that using the same armor sets will give bonuses to character.  After finding a 2 hand weapon in the tomb I was able to use my special attacks.  The blow back animations were amazing to see and felt effective against the spiders.

After a cutscene I ended back in my camp.  I was joined by a mage and was able to see the spell casting effects in the game.  All in all Dragon Age: Origins is shaping up to be one massive and entertaining game.  The game will be released on October 20th, 2009 for PC, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3, so get ready!

Red Dead Redemption 1st Trailer

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the first trailer for Red Dead Redemption, the sequel to Red Dead Revolver hit the internet.  Check out the fresh trailer below and tell us what you think.

The trailer looks really impressive and I was a fan of the first game.  The rumor going around is that the game is going to have a sandbox world for you to explore.  While this reminds me of Gun I am excited to see more details on this game.

Best news of the last month!- Marvel vs Capcom 2 Official!- UPDATE

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Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 is slated for release on June 29th.  Get stoked.

Left 4 Dead free this Friday

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Left 4 Dead will be free this Friday on Steam.

The downside is that the free game lasts for 24 hours.  After that the game is locked and you have to buy an actual copy.  You can preload the game on Steam so you can enjoy the full free 24 hours if you want.

Best news of the month!- Marvel vs Capcom 2 Official!

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Marvel vs. Capcom 2 has been officially announced for Xbox Live Arcade and the Playstation Network!

Check out the video for some hot action.

The game is getting a graphics update, but it does not sound as extensive as the HD remix of Street Fighter 2.  A downloadable demo is coming soon and Capcom is saying the game is hitting sometime this summer.

Batman: Arkham Asylum – BANE REVEALED!

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batman-aa-coverEidos has announced that the bat killer, Bane will be in their upcoming Batman video game.  The video after the jump from youtube (taken for Gametrailers) shows the brute in action. Read More »

Too Human Review

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Platform(s): Xbox 360 (exclusive)
Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Silicon Knights
Rating:T
Players: 1-4

The Silicon Knights long awaited (and I do mean long awaited) action RPG has finally landed on the Xbox 360 but not without much hype and high expectations.  Does this re-imagining of Norse mythology deliver the action RPG experience gamers crave, or fall victim to the seemingly growing trend of  game developers over-promising and under-delivering?  Read our full review after the jump…

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Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe REVIEW

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Platform(s): Playstation 3, Xbox 360
Publisher: Midway
Developer: Midway
Rating:T
Players: 1-2


When I first heard of this game I was curious to see how it would work out. After the demo we played at San Diego Comic Con I became impressed with the feel of the characters and how fluid the game felt. Having the game get a T rating is understandable but I was a little bummed, it would have been sweet to see a graphic superman fatality. Also being a huge Green Lantern fan seemed to persuade me to this game so how did it pan out? find out after the jump….

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