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I'm a twenty-seven year old video game design student from Sunset Park, Brooklyn. If I'm not working or doing schoolwork, I can typically be found on Xbox Live under the name "Red Ring Ryko". I am thoroughly enamored with video games as a means of interactive expression, and am fully dedicated to bolstering the legitimacy of the medium and its culture.
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Max Payne DLC Bids a Fond Farewell With The Deathmatch Made In Heaven Pack

Rockstar today announced that the final DLC pack for Max Payne 3 will release for consoles and PC in America on January 22nd and January 30th in Europe. Titled "Deathmatch Made In Heaven", the pack "features brand-new ...Read More

on January 16, 2013 8:22 PM
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Army of Two Overkill Trailer Shoots Stuff and Blows **** Up, What Else Did You Expect?

EA today released a new trailer for Visceral Games' latest installment of the Army of Two franchise, The Devil's Cartel. We still get little information on Alpha and Bravo, and none of the details are new, but ...Read More

on January 16, 2013 5:27 PM
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Latest SMITE Reveal Trailer Features Hercules, The Champion Of Rome

I know what you're thinking: "If it's not Kevin Sorbo, I don't care." Or is that just me? All joking aside, Hi-Rez released their latest reveal trailer for their third-person hit MOBA, SMITE. Featuring Hercules, the ...Read More

on January 9, 2013 10:20 PM
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New Far Cry Outpost App Commercial Is Highly Entertaining

Ubisoft today released a trailer/commercial for their new Far Cry 3 outpost companion app. Players can now unlock new mods by unlocking codes with their friends. Through use of the app, players can even trade with friends, ...Read More

on January 9, 2013 8:49 PM
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Family Guy Back To The Multiverse Character Renders Showcase Newest DLC

Good news for Family Guy fans, as the Peter Griffin Man Boob Mega Sweat Pack DLC for Back to the Multiverse has recently released. Featurring the Space Station Challenge as well as the Evil, Humiliation, and Opening ...Read More

on January 8, 2013 8:46 PM
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Phineas and Ferb Game Will Make This Year’s Summer Vacation The Best One Ever

I don't know if you're hip to the hotness that is Phineas and Ferb, but Majesco Entertainment is. In a recent deal with Disney Interactive, Majesco has started development on an original video game based on the ...Read More

on January 8, 2013 7:15 PM
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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Gets Its First Trailer

Magazine scans are nice, but how about a gameplay trailer? Square-Enix released their first trailer for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. It seems in her absence, Lightning has acquired some new duds. The first trailer solely features ...Read More

on December 19, 2012 9:46 PM
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Angry Birds Trilogy Crashes In With Anger Management DLC Trailer

Sometimes I feel completely out of touch; this is the first I've heard that Angry birds had a console equivalent. Sure enough, it's a thing, and Rovio/Housemarque are not trying to slouch on the extra content. The ...Read More

on December 19, 2012 9:32 PM
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The Video Game Industry Has No Mercy, THQ Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

The mayans could have seen this one coming. THQ announced today that the publishing outfit has filed for chapter eleven bankruptcy protection in Delaware. The company has gone into negotiations with Clearlake Capital Group, an investment firm ...Read More

on December 19, 2012 2:39 PM
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Microsoft Rolls Up With Forza Horizon Rally Pack Screens

Is it time for some car porn? I think so. Microsoft's rally expansion for Forza Horizon hits tomorrow, December 18th. Rather than try to feign my interest in cars or pretending to drive them, instead I'm going ...Read More

on December 17, 2012 11:27 PM
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SuperBot’s Combat Designer Goes Into Detail Explaining the AP Burst/Infinite Avoidance System

Are you getting those full AP combos in Playstation All-Stars? If not, you're missing out on a veritable wealth of meter through the use of the game's AP Burst system. When each character builds 100 AP in ...Read More

on December 17, 2012 9:10 PM
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Borderlands 2 Gets Xbox Update, PC and PS3 Will Hit Tomorrow

Gearbox Support posted the details for their December 13th update, including plenty of adjustments that have long since existed on the PC as well a few more. This is the dreaded "Bee Nerf" that I posted on ...Read More

on December 13, 2012 10:10 AM
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Tournament Organizer’s New Rule: “If You’ve Got Nothing Nice To Say, Stow It or Get Out”

The contestants may be there to get their game on, but the organizers are done playing. Competitive gaming can be known as an ugly place, with players that are quicker to shoot vitriol rather than bullets or ...Read More

on December 13, 2012 10:00 AM
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SuperBot Looking Into Ranked 1v1 & Timer For Stock/Kill, Focus On “Balancing” Drake, Raiden, Kratos

SuperBot Entertainment set up a chat room today and were surprisingly open in answering questions regarding character balance, player telemetry and match settings. Game director Omar Kendall and SuperBot community manager Daniel "Clockw0rk" Maniago fielded questions from ...Read More

on December 12, 2012 11:32 PM
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Want to Watch Some Street Fighter x Mega Man? Capcom’s Got You Covered.

Recently announced during the SF25 Grand Finals, Street Fighter x Mega Man is an 8-bit love letter to two of Capcom's largest franchises. For those who can't wait for the free PC download to become available, Capcom ...Read More

on December 11, 2012 7:37 PM
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New Batch of Colonial Marines Screens Creeps Up From The Shadows

With Aliens: Colonial Marines just a few months away, Sega and Gearbox Software recently released a new batch of screens showcasing more of the conflict between human and xenomorph. The two mutually exclusive species go at it ...Read More

on December 11, 2012 6:34 PM
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Mad Catz Aims For Adorable With Street Fighter x Sanrio Peripherals

It's Hello Kitty dressed as Chun-Li, do I really need to write two paragraphs to make that clear? Mad Catz Inc. has jumped on the recent hype as a result of crossing Street Fighter with Sanrio's popular ...Read More

on December 11, 2012 4:21 PM
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Dark Souls II Announced At Spike TV VGAs

That was the sound of millions of fans collectively filling a bucket. Praise the sun, the sequel to From Software and Namco Bandai's Dark Souls was announced at Spike's VGAs. There's little detail involved, but there is ...Read More

on December 7, 2012 10:04 PM
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The Last of Us Confirmed Launch Date Is May 7, 2013

To accompany a beautiful trailer in which we finally get to see some of the infected rage monsters, Naughty Dog finally pulled the trigger on giving us a release date for The Last Of Us. May 7th ...Read More

on December 7, 2012 9:47 PM
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Playstation All-Stars Balance Patch 1.02 Launches, Crashing PS3s And Vitas

Not a good look, Sony. SuperBot's balance patch for Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale, slated to hit "early this week" has finally landed. Quitting the game and restarting will allow players to download the patch, which is meant ...Read More

on December 6, 2012 11:58 PM
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Jordan Mechner, Creator of Prince of Persia and Karateka, Does AMA on Reddit

I find myself getting more and more engrossed by the Reddit AMA's. Today, Jordan Mechner, the designer behind the Prince of Persia franchise, took to the internet to allow fans a chance to ask the lauded designer ...Read More

on December 6, 2012 9:12 PM
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New Regency Signs On To Produce Splinter Cell Movie

"It's not a game, it's a god damn book." - My Wife

Ubisoft Motion Pictures and New Regency today announced the partnership that will go into producing the Splinter Cell film feature. The movie, which is ...Read More

on December 6, 2012 8:40 PM
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Need for Speed Most Wanted Kicks Up The Velocity With Ultimate Speed Pack Details

What's better than driving fast? Driving faster, obviously. Using that logic, Criterion will be kicking the speed up to eleven in the new "Ultimate Speed Pack" DLC for NFS: Most Wanted. With cars such as the Pagani ...Read More

on December 5, 2012 8:05 PM
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SuperBot Details Kat and Emmett DLC, Introduce Heavenly Sword/Wipeout Stage

Omar Kendall recently posted on the Playstation blog to detail Kat and Emmett Graves, the two DLC characters that will join the cast of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. The new fighting game does a great job of ...Read More

on December 5, 2012 7:47 PM
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Guardians Of Middle-earth Gets A Launch Trailer

Apparently, this isn't about good vs evil. It's about cashing in on a new movie, a beloved franchise, and the largest growing genre in video gaming. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have released their launch trailer for Guardians ...Read More

on December 3, 2012 9:06 PM
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Visceral Announces New Dead Space Pre-Order Bonuses

Visceral games and EA today announced new pre-order bonuses that will accompany Dead Space 3. Players who pre-order from Gamestop will receive the EG-900 SMG, an EarthGov-issues submachine gun designed for battles in urban environments. "It’s compact ...Read More

on December 3, 2012 8:56 PM
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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Trailer Shows Off Both The Wii U and 3DS Versions

Right now, this is the only game that makes me remotely interested in owning a Wii U Capcom recently revealed a new trailer for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, due to hit shelves next March. The beautiful three ...Read More

on December 3, 2012 8:29 PM
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IGN Pro League Becomes Official Home to DoA5 And Capcom Titles

Big news this week from IPL, as they took on DoA5, Street Fighter x Tekken, and Super Street Fighter 4 (AE v. 2012 Hyper Mega Ultra Remix Sesame Street Rainbow Edition) as a part of their tournament ...Read More

on November 30, 2012 11:46 PM
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Reedus and Rooker Sign On To Portray Dixon Brothers in Walking Dead: Survival Instinct

Good news from Terminal Reality and Activision, as they confirm that Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker have signed on to portray their television counterparts in the upcoming The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct. The first person shooter will ...Read More

on November 30, 2012 8:54 PM
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Playstation All-Stars Gets Its First Balance Patch, Sackboy AP Cost/Generation Nerfed

Call it a quick response or a knee-jerk reaction, there's no doubt that SuperBot entertainment was serious when they said that they would be taking player data into account when balancing PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. The first ...Read More

on November 30, 2012 6:18 PM