Browsing all articles by Eric Robbins.

Did You Know “Mass Effect 3″ Was Coming?

The good people at EA seem to be obsessing over the possibility that there may be one gamer who is unaware of Mass Effect 3.  Every day there seems to be some new promotion, publicity stunt, or PR release concerning the title.  Don’t believe me?  Here is a sampling of the madness from only THIS [...]

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Diablo III is Coming, Probably by June and Other Blizzard News

Thursday brought us a decent amount of Blizzard news, all courtesy of the Activision-Blizzard investors phone meeting.  Among the info released:   -Diablo III will launch by the end of Quarter 2 of this year, which ends in June, narrowing the release window down to the middle of the year at the latest. -World of [...]

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Sega’s “Aliens: Colonial Marines” Channels Its Inner “Dead Island”

  Do you remember the Dead Island trailer?  You know, THE trailer?  Of course you do.  Apparently, so does Sega.  Check out the latest trailer for Aliens: Colonial Marines:     Ever since we were treated to the story of one family’s struggle (and failure) to survive in Dead Island, game companies have upped the [...]

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Littlebigplanet 2 to Get Muppet-themed DLC

  In an effort to prove there is no series currently cuter, Sony and Media Molecule announced Littlebigplanet 2 DLC will be released centered around The Muppets.  Don’t believe me?  Check out the trailer:   See?  Sickeningly cute. The Muppets themed DLC is currently available in the Playstation Store.  There are both level packs and [...]

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Trying to Quit Star Wars: The Old Republic? Too Damn Bad!

So it has been one month (!) since the launch of BioWare’s first MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic.  Time flies when you’re having fun, huh?  What’s that?  You aren’t having fun with SWTOR?     Yes, it seems there are several issues plaguing the young MMO already, causing players to rage on the game’s [...]

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Padinga’s 2011 Game of the Year Awards: PC!

As we enter 2012, it is time for that yearly tradition gamers treasure: arguing about the best games of the previous year.  Over the next ten days, the Padinga crew will be sharing their favorite games over a variety of different categories.  These categories have been designed to force our wonderful staff to pick only [...]

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Padinga’s 2011 Game of the Year Awards: Wii!

As we enter 2012, it is time for that yearly tradition gamers treasure: arguing about the best games of the previous year.  Over the next ten days, the Padinga crew will be sharing their favorite games over a variety of different categories.  These categories have been designed to force our wonderful staff to pick only [...]

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Padinga’s 2011 Game of the Year Awards: PS3!

As we enter 2012, it is time for that yearly tradition gamers treasure: arguing about the best games of the previous year.  Over the next ten days, the Padinga crew will be sharing their favorite games over a variety of different categories.  These categories have been designed to force our wonderful staff to pick only [...]

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Padinga’s 2011 Game of the Year Awards: XBox 360!

As we enter 2012, it is time for that yearly tradition gamers treasure: arguing about the best games of the previous year.  Over the next ten days, the Padinga crew will be sharing their favorite games over a variety of different categories.  These categories have been designed to force our wonderful staff to pick only [...]

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Sony Unveils the Vita Launch Lineup

  Sony has announced the titles that will be available for the US Vita launch, as well as the titles arriving in the always ambiguous “launch Window”.   As expected, Uncharted will make the launch, but LittleBigPlanet is no where to be seen.  There are several PSN and third party titles as well, which can [...]

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Star Wars MMO to End

  Well, that didn’t take long.  Within 48 hours of starting Star Wars: The Old Republic’s Early Access, Sony Online Entertainment has announced the end of the Star Wars based MMO. Wait, Sony?  I thought Bioware made The Old Republic.  Why is Sony announcing the end of…oh.  OH.  Oh my, this is embarrassing.  Star Wars: [...]

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Steam Continues Holiday Assault on Your Wallet

      Valve has announced the beginning of their sales push for the holidays.  Throughout the holidays, Steam will pick ten users and give them the top ten games on their wishlist.  To enter, you simply have to log in to the Steam webpage, build a wishlist, and then go to the featured deal [...]

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Black Friday Means Lots of Great Online Deals

  For the last two years, I’ve tried to inform you, our wonderful readers, of excellent deals online.  With the arrival of Black Friday, now you have several options! Amazon is having gaming lightning deals all day, as well as a large set of games discounted.  Earlier deals included Batman: Arkham City for $28. Steam [...]

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Rabble! Rabble Rabble! (or the US is Considering a Government Controlled Firewall)

  Ah, America.  Land of opportunity.  Land of (semi) prosperity.  Land considering SOPA, a bill that would make it all right for Uncle Sam to limit access to websites it finds reprehensible. Wait, what? Yes, our country is considering a new bill called SOPA, or Stop Online Piracy Act.  This bill would essentially allow the [...]

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Call of Duty Breaks Day-One Record, Shocks No One.

Activision is having a very good week.  After data showing that Battlefield 3 has failed to top both Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on XBox LIVE the last few weeks, they just go and throw more sand in EA’s face.  The latest release in the Call of Duty [...]

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Rainbow Six: Patriots Concept Video (Plus a Little Fun With Google)

  Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday!  Now that I’ve successfully planted Rebecca Black’s timeless hit into your head, I wanted to drop off two interesting things floating around the Internet for the last 24 hours. First, we’ve got the officially released Rainbow Six: Patriots Concept Video, brought to you by Game Informer.  Why [...]

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Review: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (PS3)

4.5

  The third entry into Sony’s Uncharted series hits stores this week, once again placing players in the shoes of Indiana Jones Nathan Drake.  Reviews have been popping up pretty consistently for the last week, and the game has received nearly universal acclaim.  As a matter of fact, the reviews have been so glowing that [...]

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OMFG (Eric Wishes He Were at Blizzcon)

  Yeah, so Blizzcon’s Starcraft trailer was pretty sick, but what about everything else they announced yesterday?  First up, a new expansion for World of Warcraft: Oh hell yes, a new Asian themed environment?  I’ve seen a lot of people questioning the expansion, but I think it looks like a breath of fresh air.  The [...]

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AMC’s Uncharted 3 event was tons of fun.

  Both Andrew and I attended the AMC Uncharted 3 event in Los Angeles, and I have to say it was a blast.  Paying $60 for the ticket / early access to the game just seems to make sense to me, especially when I was already going to spend that amount on the game to [...]

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Own a Piece of World of Warcraft

    If you’ve been a fan of World of Warcraft for some time, Blizzard may have come up with one of the most unique charity auctions ever.  Starting next week on October 17th, Blizzard will be auctioning the original server blades used for World of Warcraft.  That’s right, the realm itself, housed in its [...]

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