Browsing all articles by Eric Robbins.

DICE Listened to Us (And Everyone Else) About the Battlefield Beta maps.

  The Battlefield 3 beta, which ends this weekend, just got a much needed jolt.  After the incessant whining from nearly all of the beta participants, DICE announced today that the Caspian Border map would be available for the final weekend.  Caspian Border is a map that Joe and I discussed on this week’s game [...]

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Battlefield 3 Beta Available

    The public beta for Battlefield 3 has been available for about 24 hours, and I just wanted to take a moment to encourage you all to download it for your system of choice.  If you’re on PC, I hope you’re not suffering through all the questionable design decisions I am.  Decisions such as [...]

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Play Uncharted in a theater, get it a week early.

  To kick off the launch of Uncharted 3, Sony and AMC are doing an event in major cities that involves you paying $25 to see it on the big screen and play a little multiplayer.  Not the best deal, right?  What if I told you that you could instead pay $60, go to the [...]

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Review: Gears of War 3 (360)

5

    The release of Gears of War 3 is bittersweet in some ways.  To me, Gears of War is a franchise that always showcased the potential of the new consoles, before the masses even laid hands on the XBox 360.  Hell, it was the single reason I purchased an XBox at launch; before you [...]

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Portal is free (again) until September 20th

    In their continuing effort to prove that their the best damn game company in the business, Valve has decided to give out (once again) the original Portal for free.  If you haven’t played it yet, what the hell is wrong with you? Excuse me.  What I meant is you should pick up one [...]

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Rage’s surprisingly calm PC specs

    id Software and I have a somewhat strained relationship.  You see, growing up I was obsessed with the classic PC staples Doom, Doom 2, and Wolfenstein 3D.  This love continued with the release of Return to Castle Wolfenstein.  Then it happened.  Doom 3. I’m sorry, but talk about a letdown.  Lame weapons, repetitive [...]

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Gears of War 3 Release Trailer

  Gears of War 3 is almost here!  With its release, Gears 3 marks the beginning of a very intense Fall / Winter release schedule, so brace your wallets.  Epic and Microsoft have released their final trailer, “Dust to Dust”, which wraps up three excellent pre-release trailers.  Everyone remembers the “Mad World” trailer for the [...]

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Gears of War 3 goes gold!

    Cliffy B took to Twitter today to announce that Epic has concluded work on the final entry in the Gears of War trilogy.  Congrats to Epic and Microsoft for completing development!  Everyone start your countdowns to next month’s release! In preparation for the next entry in the Gears series, I’ll be replaying the [...]

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Prepare to lose more time to Counter-Strike next year.

    Valve has just announced that a new Counter-Strike title, Global Offensive (CS:GO) will be landing on Steam early next year.  Hit the jump for the official release!

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Review: Fruit Ninja Kinect

Review: Fruit Ninja Kinect
2.5

Thanks for our friends at Microsoft, I’ve been playing some Fruit Ninja Kinect over the last few days.  The Kinect-requiring XBLA exclusive version of the incredibly popular iPhone app lands today, dropping with a price tag of $10 (800 MS Points) for Fruit Ninja fanatics everywhere.  Hit the jump to find out whether or not [...]

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There is a silver lining in the 3DS “disappointment” (Q called it rage)

      Overnight, Nintendo seems to have done a 180 on the 3DS.  In just a few weeks, they’ll slash nearly a third off the price (landing at $169.99) of their latest handheld just five months after its launch earlier this year.  Surely this means the 3DS must be failing, right? Hit the jump [...]

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World of Warcraft finds a new way to force you to play with friends.

    Blizzard has a new way to keep you coming back for more in the World of Warcraft.  First, the game became free to play through level 20, which was a genius idea.  No longer do I have to feel guilty about recruiting friends to play with me, only to find I’m busy for [...]

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REVIEW: F.E.A.R. 3 (Co-op) campaign

2.5

    I’m going to just jump right into this with full disclosure: I didn’t care for F.E.A.R. 3.  There’s a whole slew of problems with the title, which I’ll elaborate on in a second (after the jump, naturally).  On the plus side, I learned a valuable lesson about friendship, and how friends make even [...]

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Steam Summer Sale begins now!

    Last year, Steam managed to suck so much money out of my wallet with their “Perils of Summer” Sale.  Every day, new games would appear, typically for really great prices.  Well, its that time again, and now Valve invites everyone to Summer Camp!  New this time around is the ability to unlock “tickets” [...]

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Team Fortress 2 is now FREE. As in, FREE FOR ALL TIME.

  Valve’s totally bitchin’ class based multiplayer FPS, Team Fortress 2, is now one of Steam’s free to play games.  That’s right, totally free. What the hell are you waiting for?

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World of Warcraft: Rage of the Firelands patch trailer

One of the things I love about World of Warcraft is the massive content patches that Blizzard releases about every four to eight months.  They’re a nice way to break up the game, and they tend to add a bit of new content with each one.  Some of the most popular and memorable content, including [...]

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Playstation Vita preorders available now

Amazon has put up pre-orders for the Playstation Vita.  Both models, the WiFi or 3G/WiFi, are currently available.  Don’t forget that with Amazon you’ll get the cheapest price that occurs after you’ve placed a pre-order, meaning you’ll get the best possible deal between the time of ordering and when the item ships.  You also don’t [...]

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Steam adds new Free to Play games category

The good people at Valve has just notified us that Free to Play (F2P) games will start to appear on Steam.  Five titles: Spiral Knights, Forsaken Worlds, Champions Online: Free for All, Global Agenda: Free Agent, and Alliance of Valliant Arms will all be playable, with each receiving exclusive in-game content for trying them out [...]

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E3 2011: How many tablets can be used with the Wii-U?

Currently, there’s a quip from Gamepro’s interview with Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto floating around that claims the Wii-U can only support one tablet at a time.  This claim would explain the multiplayer games found in Nintendo’s booth, all of which allowed only a single player to use the tablet.  In Battle Mii, two Wiimote+Nunchuck wielding players [...]

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E3 2011: Kinect Star Wars hands on

This is going to be short and sweet, mainly because I’m tired and don’t really have much to say about Kinect Star Wars.  Well, maybe a little to say.  Essentially, Kinect Star Wars combines several things that I have issues with in terms of both Kinect and with motion control as a whole: I like [...]

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