Andrew Minott

Spec Ops: The Line | Demo Impressions

Heart of Apocalypse (Now) the game? Spec Ops: The Line‘s demo is available currently on Xbox 360 and PS3 in anticipation of its June 26 launch. Jump into the sand-filled boots of Captain Martin Walker to brave the desert-reclaimed Dubai in search of an elusive Colonel Konrad. If you paid attention in English class, you know where this is going.

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Make Money From League of Legends, Officially

Today Riot Games released a brief guide (in plain English, not legalese) officially informing the League of Legends community that they fully allow not only the production and uploading of League of Legends content on video sites such as YouTube and Twitch.tv, but also the collection of advertising revenue associated with such content by the producers. This was done to remove any ambiguity regarding the legal problems that could potentially arise from someone broadcasting (and making money...

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Diablo III | Review

It has been over a decade since heroes have been summoned to Tristram’s aid. A ‘fallen star’ of unknown original has poked a rather large hole in the old, ruined cathedral in the hills above the town. As one of five adventurers, you must investigate the catastrophe and begin a journey that will have you battling for the fate of Heaven itself. Deckard Cain needs us to stay a while. Should we listen?

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LOL: Invitational For The Pros, Bonus For The Players

Riot Games has announced that on Friday, June 1st, they will be hosting the first ever Riot World Invitational in Las Vegas, broadcast live on their website beginning at 12pm Pacific time. The Invitational will feature a set of matches pitting five top-ranked League of Legends players from around the world against five of the best Riot staff members. Additionally, for all League of Legends players, Riot will be giving a 100% bonus on all Influence Points...

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Dawnguard Trailer Launched

Bethesda has given us almost two minutes of its Dawnguard DLC for Skyrim today, packed with vampirism, sun-blotting, and a menacing voice-over. Dawnguard will be a timed exclusive, launching on the 360 this summer at a cost of 1600 Microsoft Points ($20), with PC and PS3 version coming at a later date. Bethesda has said that this DLC will be more akin to an expansion pack both in amount of content and scope of story. Check after...

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Insomniac Announces New Ratchet & Clank Game

Today Insomniac Games announced that subsequent to the upcoming HD remake bundle of their decade-old series, they will be launching a new downloadable title this holiday season called Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault. Intended to provide an experience more like the classic PS2 games, FFA will bring a return “to the series’ classic feel, camera, controls and weapons.” The game will also include some kind of unspecified multiplayer component. Like 2008’s Quest for Booty, Full Frontal...

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Dust 514 Dev Diary 2 Released

CCP Games have released a new developer diary video for Playstation 3 exclusive DUST 514. The MMO crossover is still scheduled for a launch in late 2012, and you can still sign up to be considered for the beta at www.dust514.com/beta. “Part two again features the creative minds behind the game – Producer Thomas Farrer and Art Director Richard Dimond – this time focusing the discussion on the deadly mercenary soldiers in the game. The video also...

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CD Projekt RED Teases New RPG Property

Confirming previous information that The Witcher creators CD Projekt RED were developing a futuristic RPG title, the developer has teased a piece of concept art in anticipation of a full announcement planned for tomorrow during their Summer Conference. Tomorrow at 1pm Eastern time, you can check out www.facebook.com/thewitcher to view their live stream of the event, but for now you can follow the jump to get a first taste of their new game.

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Alan Wake’s American Nightmare | Review

This week, on Night Springs…. Now available on PC, Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, a quasi-sequel to Remedy Entertainment’s 2010 third-person adventure Alan Wake, is so concerned with name-dropping and referencing its predecessor that it never really finds a strong voice of its own. While this game is not true DLC for the original, neither the premise, the dialogue, nor the combat will make sense to those who have not completed Alan’s initial story. Nor, I suspect, would they...

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Twitter Becomes #38job Fair For 38 Studios/BHG

In the wake of the announcement of the closing of Kingdoms of Amalur developers 38 Studios and Big Huge Games, a large number of gaming  professionals took to Twitter to post notices of job openings in the industry under the hashtag #38jobs. Companies such as Epic Games, Microsoft, Bethesda/Zenimax, Insomniac, Blizzard (with a reported 110 openings), and dozens more responded in merely a few hours, encouraging those affected by the layoffs to send in their applications. Unfortunately,...

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Civilization V Gets Free Weekend, Sale

If you have never experienced the exquisite terror of five hours of your life mysteriously vanishing, then you should check out Civilization V on Steam this weekend. The game is free to play for everyone until Sunday afternoon, and you can purchase the Game of the Year edition for $12.49, down from its normal $49.99. The GOTY edition comes with the core game as well as over $40 worth of DLC, including 4 map packs, a bonus...

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Rebellion Pack Incoming For Mass Effect 3

Bioware announced a new free multiplayer upgrade pack for Mass Effect 3, launching on PC, 360, and PS3 on May 29. Included in the Rebellion pack are two new multiplayer levels (the fierce jungle of Firebase Jade and the Thessian Firebase Goddess), three new weapons, and six new playable characters, including male versions of the Quarian Engineer and Infiltrator and the Vorcha Soldier and Sentinel. Check out some screenshots of the new features below!

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Diablo III Breaks Sales Record

In a press release earlier today, Blizzard Entertainment announced that the launch of Diablo III has been the most successful of any PC game to date. In the first 24 hours, 3.5 million copies were sold at retail, with an additional 1.2 million copies acquired through Blizzard’s one-year promotional World of Warcraft commitment. Through the first week of availability, the number of sales reached 6.3 million. Diablo III unthroned previous sales champion, Blizzard’s own World of Warcraft:...

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Bioware Previews Next SW:TOR Content Update

Star Wars: The Old Republic is being prepared for its third major update since launch, titled “Allies.” The primary feature of this update is a group finder, which will allow players to queue up for a group activity (Missions, Flashpoints, etc.) based on their role and have the game itself find companions for you. Bioware is also adding in more features to the Legacy system, first introduced in patch 1.2, which is a leveling mechanic that affects...

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The Top 5 Songs That Would Get Me To Spend Money On Rock Band

I have a love/hate relationship with Rock Band. That’s not exactly accurate. When it first came out, I hated it (because I hated Guitar Hero). Then in early 2008 I moved into a house with three other guys, and they all loved Rock Band. And then I did too. Now I haven’t touched it in two years, though I remember the time we spent together fondly. So really, my relationship with Rock Band is hate/love/sexless marriage. Those...

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