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A High Summoner from the Woods of the North (read: New England), Alexa and her ragtag band of comrades have saved the world from cataclysmic destruction countless times -- you just didn't notice. When she isn't writing or gaming, she enjoys baking, long walks at dusk, and cosplay.
1 Previews

Preview: Eligium: The Chosen One

At GDC earlier this month I got some preview time with Eligium: The Chosen One,  an upcoming MMO from Frogster and Shanda Games. While it's fairly similar to most click-to-move MMOs out there, several quirky gems ...Read More

on March 23, 2012 10:00 AM
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Papo & Yo Composer Brian D’Oliveira Melds Sentiment with Sound

At GDC earlier this month I had a chance to speak with Papo & Yo creator Vander Caballero. As he walked me through a demo I commented several times on how the soundtrack complimented the gameplay; the ...Read More

on March 22, 2012 3:00 PM
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LittleBigPlanet Karting to Release This Year, PS3 Exclusive

Sony has lifted the veil on LittleBigPlanet Karting. Developed by United Front Games, the latest installment in the LBP franchise is set to release later this year on PlayStation 3. ...Read More

on March 22, 2012 11:30 AM
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Mists of Pandaria Beta is Live

So it begins: this morning Blizzard has begun to send out invites for the Mists of Pandaria beta, World of Warcraft's latest panda-tastic expansion. ...Read More

on March 22, 2012 10:30 AM
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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Announces North American and European Release

After a rather anxious wait, Final Fantasy fans can rest easy -- Nintendo 3DS music-battle title Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is coming to North America and Europe this summer. ...Read More

on March 22, 2012 9:30 AM
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Is There More Uncharted on the Way?

Either tomorrow will bring a new announcement on the Uncharted franchise, or PlayStation is celebrating April Fool's Day early. PlayStation Norway's official Facebook page has posted an image of Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen with the word "Uutforsket" ...Read More

on March 21, 2012 10:30 AM
3 News

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Gets Mass Effect Costumes, A Certain Purple Octopus

Rumors of Mass Effect 3/Final Fantasy XIII-2 crossover content have proven true this morning. According to Siliconera, Square Enix and Electronic Arts have been working on making Commander Shepard's outfit available for XIII-2 protagonists Serah and Noel. ...Read More

on March 21, 2012 9:30 AM
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Epic Mickey 2: Power of Illusion 3DS May Be Announced Next Week

Designed by Warren Spector and boasting some pretty fun paintbrush-battle mechanics utilizing Wii motion controls, Epic Mickey was enjoyable save for the infuriating way the camera rearranged itself just as you were jumping, leading to paint-splattered death. ...Read More

on March 20, 2012 11:30 AM
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Get Your Hunger Games On with Girl on Fire for iOS

The highly-anticipated movie adaptation of Suzanne Collin's The Hunger Games comes out this week, and if you've got an iOS device you can carry a piece of the action around with you. Based on the book and ...Read More

on March 20, 2012 10:30 AM
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There Are “No Current Plans” for Toki to Towa’s Localization

Boo hoo! Image Epoch has curb-stomped rumors that Toki to Towa would be getting North American and/or European localizations alongside its Japanese release. The company has decided that, while they have high hopes for the game, they ...Read More

on March 20, 2012 10:00 AM
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Bioshock Infinite Not Terrifying Enough? Meet the Boys of Silence

You've seen the Motorized Patriot, and the Handyman... But are you ready for the horrific new addition to the Bioshock Infinite cast of creepers? ...Read More

on March 20, 2012 9:30 AM
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Review: SoulCalibur V Soundtrack

No good battle is complete without music to trounce to. Curb-stomping your opponent and wiping their eyeballs on the pavement isn't quite as satisfying without a hard-hitting, soul-thumping soundtrack. Part of what makes the SoulCalibur series so ...Read More

on March 16, 2012 1:30 PM
0 Rumors

Rumor: Elder Scrolls MMO to Come in May

So says's a tipster over at Tom's Guide. According to the site, ZeniMax Online Studios and Bethesda are preparing to announce The Elder Scrolls Online this coming May. Citing an anonymous "industry source," they claim the ...Read More

on March 16, 2012 11:45 AM
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Rumor: Sega Sitting on Shenmue HD, Shenmue II

According to an "industry source" over at GamerZines, the Shenmue high-definition revamp has been sitting around for "well over a year," as well as Shenmue II HD.  ...Read More

on March 16, 2012 11:15 AM
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Ignition Teases “El Shaddai New Project 2012”

This morning Ignition put up a new teaser site. The page is splashed with an image of five rather colorfully-outfitted characters and the words: "Who is the ultimate angel whom God speaks of?" ...Read More

on March 16, 2012 10:15 AM
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Call of Duty: Elite To See Tons of Content, Updates in 2012

Call of Duty: Elite, Beachhead Studios' subscription-based service for Call of Duty: Black Ops and Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer, will see a ton of new content this year. At GDC Activision announced that, due to good stats ...Read More

on March 15, 2012 1:30 PM
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GDC 2012 Preview: Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes Does Justice to the League

These days, when you think "Legos" you're probably thinking of one of those new-fangled video games based on the beloved building blocks rather than the blocks themselves. Considering how popular those tiny foot-destroying toys were, it's no ...Read More

on March 15, 2012 11:00 AM
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Diablo III Will Drop on May 15

In a press release this morning, Blizzard announced that the highly-anticipated Diablo III will release in May 15. ...Read More

on March 15, 2012 9:15 AM
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GDC 2012 Preview: Datura Blurs the Line Between Game and Reality

I wish I could tell you more about Sony's upcoming PlayStation Move game, Datura. I wish I could tell you what it's about, what genre it settles into and what glorious strains of pop and classic culture ...Read More

on March 15, 2012 9:00 AM
3 Interviews

GDC 2012: Jenova Chen Unravels the Secrets Behind Journey

I was thoroughly impressed with thatgamecompany's Journey. In a muddled heap on my living room floor, I swore to the heavens that I would see to it personally that everyone got a taste of this beautifully crafted, ...Read More

on March 13, 2012 2:00 PM
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Review: Journey

It wasn't until the credits ceased to roll and a trophy reward sound clinked me back to reality, that I realized I had been crying. No, sobbing. Fat, quiet tears had flooded from my eyes, like the ...Read More

on March 13, 2012 11:00 AM
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New Quantum Conundrum Screenshots Show the Heavier Side of Things

If you were at GDC last week and got your mitts on Kim Swift and Airtight Games' pretty puzzle pursuit Quantum Conundrum, then you already know that the charming mash-up of Portal and innocent dark humor is ...Read More

on March 13, 2012 10:00 AM
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GDC 2012 Hands-On Impressions: Sleeping Dogs

I have never been the best at racing games, nor have I ever been discreet when engaging in hand-to-hand combat in game. I am more likely to choke the crap out of someone and push them over ...Read More

on March 12, 2012 2:00 PM
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Bioshock Infinite to Have Out-of-the-Box Move Support

Ken Levine, the big guy in charge over at Irrational Games, has confirmed that Bioshock Infinite will ship with day-one Move support. ...Read More

on March 12, 2012 10:45 AM
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GDC 2012 Preview: Auto Club Revolution

Last week at GDC, on a bright and clear Thursday morning, I waltzed out into the morning sun and into the passenger seat of a BMW 1er Coupe. Why the lavishness, you ask? In the name of ...Read More

on March 12, 2012 10:00 AM
2 Editorials

Editor’s Blog: Game Developer’s Conference 2012

F*** me, I'm exhausted.

It's not a bad kind of exhaustion by any means. Well, maybe just a little, and only because my back is killing me in the way that backs only kill you when you've ...Read More

on March 10, 2012 12:00 PM
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GDC 2012 Hands-On Impressions: Quantum Conundrum

This week at GDC I was given some hands-on time with Airtight Game's new first-person action shooter, Quantum Conundrum. Published by Square Enix and designed by Portal lead designer Kim Swift, the game offers a quirky, innocent ...Read More

on March 9, 2012 5:00 PM
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Review: Rayman Origins (Vita)

I loved the PlayStation 3 port of Rayman Origins. It was quirky, gorgeously designed, and all-in-all a ridiculously fun game to play. In my review I praised the game's fresh take on the series, the side-scrolling platformer ...Read More

on March 8, 2012 11:00 AM
1 Interviews

GDC 2012: Vander Caballero Talks Papo & Yo, Emotional Impact of Games

Amidst the chaos that has been the Game Developer's Conference, I had the wonderful opportunity to sit down for an exclusive interview with Vander Caballero, president and creative director of Minority Media. The company, dedicated to creating ...Read More

on March 8, 2012 10:00 AM
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GDC 2012: Medal of Honor: Warfighter Blurs the Line Between Fact and Fiction

Last night at Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco, Danger Close lifted the lid on upcoming title Medal of Honor: Warfighter, slated for release later this year on October 23. Executive Producer Greg Goodrich of Danger Close ...Read More

on March 7, 2012 12:00 PM