Browsing all articles by Andrew Allen.

Deus Ex: What To Fix For The Sequel

Dear Reader, Let there be zero confusion about one simple fact: “Deus Ex: Human Revolution” is one of the best games of the year. Some dude from Bungie once said that the art of game design is nailing five seconds of fun, then repeating it over and over. DE found its five seconds, and then [...]

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Battlefield 3: There’s a Good Reason For This!

Dear Reader, Uh…exciting new developments in the…er…world of “Battlefield.” Yes. We learn many new things about the upcoming title in this video. What are these things, you ask? I have a very good answer for that. Ahem. Thing number one: did you know that you can crouch in “Battlefield 3?” It’s true. Okay, I have [...]

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Jurassic Park: I Dunno How I Feel

Dear Reader, I like Telltale Games, and I like “Jurassic Park,” so I can’t think of any real reason not to be interested in this, but is anyone else just kind of not getting there? You have to wonder what the impetus is for this title now. Is it because Spielberg is ruminating about JP4? [...]

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Metro: Last Light Extended Gameplay Demo

Dear Reader, I told you I was going to give some love to “Metro: Last Light,” and I meant it. This was only reinforced by me checking out the original recently, and being very impressed. So here’s a nice, long sample of gameplay footage from the upcoming title. Open your mind to new possibilities, and [...]

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MW3 On Steam, Battlefield 3 on Gamestop, World is Over

Dear Reader, In an inversion of the natural order that would make Lewis Carroll dizzy, “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3″ will take the moral high ground and deploy on Steam. That strange, tingling sensation Activision is feeling right now comes from doing something nice. It’s unfamiliar to them, and doubtless they will soon shiver [...]

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PAX Mass Effect 3 Screens Offer Shocking Revelations

Dear Reader, So a little thing called PAX went down this weekend, maybe you heard about it. Our own Dr. Noh attended the event in all his glory, so you’ll have to talk to him for the straight dope, but EA apparently took the occasion as an excuse to release some new screenshots from “Mass [...]

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CS:GO Trailer and Screens

Dear Reader, First of all, sorry about the lateness of this. Secondly, “CS:GO” baby! We’ve got a hot, sexy new trailer and some equally provocative screenshots. But you is gonna have to hit the jump to get the whole kit and caboodle.  

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Ten Annoying Habits of First Levels

Dear Reader, The beginning of a game is a tricky period. The developers need to impart a lot of wisdom to you, you’re trying to get your bearings, it’s like a first date in many ways. As a result, some foibles inevitably crop up, and I thought I’d detail some of my least favorite below. [...]

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Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection Release Date

  Dear Reader, Although no one’s going to call them masterpieces of game design, the first three “Mortal Kombat” titles are some of the most nostalgic, “remember back when” experiences in fighter history. So of course, beginning August 31st, Warner Bros Interactive is going to bundle them all up and sell them to you. That’s [...]

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Call of Duty Eyewear. Yes, Really.

Dear Reader, Do you tire of the company of women? Has the female gender worn out its welcome in your life? Then GUNNAR Optiks (I assure you, none of that was a typo) has exciting news: they’ve just released a new product that is guaranteed to keep you absolutely lady-free for the foreseeable future. I’m [...]

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Talking To Games: Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Dear Reader, On this edition of “Talking To Games”–which for the uninitiated is exactly what it sounds like–we’ll be having a quaint fireside chat with the newly released “Deus Ex: Human Revolution.” Yours truly has put some solid hours into this thing, and there’s much to discuss. Let’s not waste any time. Hit the jump [...]

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Stop Everything! Prey 2 Screens!

Dear Reader, Hi, how are you? How are things? Shut up, I don’t care. Stop everything you’re doing. Stop everything you’re thinking about doing. If you’re resuscitating an old lady right now, and she’s just starting to come around, I want you to stop. Because I have “Prey 2″ screens. Oh brother, do I have [...]

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Battlefield 3 Goes Mobile

Dear Reader, Apparently, those insidious geniuses at EA have decided to port some permutation of “Battlefield 3″ onto your iPhone. Very little is known right now about the title, but have a gander at some new screenshots after the jump. One of them suggests we’ll get a decent multiplayer offering as well. Still, maybe “Infinity [...]

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Saints Row: The Third Gameplay Footage

Dear Reader, You wouldn’t always know it to look at me, but I actually have something of a moral compass, especially where games are concerned. There are titles I won’t play, or won’t play very often, because I feel they lack integrity or substance. 99 percent of violent video games feature combatants engaging other combatants, [...]

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Defense of the Ancients 2 Trailer from Valve

Dear Reader, We on this site make very little bones about our love of Valve. One might say we make as few bones as possible, possibly even no bones. Zero bones. And so, in the spirit of said bonelessness, I give you the trailer for the next release that still isn’t “Half Life: Episode 3,” [...]

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Arkham City Mr. Freeze Trailer

Dear Reader, WB has finally debuted a trailer showing Rocksteady’s take on Mr. Freeze for the upcoming “Batman: Arkham City.” The voice sounds like the same one from “The Animated Series,” or at least very similar. And the suit, while a little top-heavy, is appropriately futuristic and cool. Just one more reason to get my [...]

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Five Classic Games That Should Be On XBLA

Dear Reader, With the DLC market continuing to expand, one of the most delicious new developments has been the re-engineering of classic titles like “Duke Nukem” and “Perfect Dark” for the consoles, at bargain prices. Everyone wins. And yet, I admit a certain frustration that some of my most beloved classic titles have still failed [...]

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All Right, End of Nations, You Got My Attention

    Dear Reader, I’m unveiling a new article type today, called “You Got My Attention.” For anyone who knows what that’s a reference to, congratulations. For the rest of you, go kill yourselves. Anyway, in this piece I’ll highlight an upcoming game that has recently sparked my interest, normally with a decisive new tidbit [...]

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Versus: Diablo III

Dear Reader, It’s time, yet again, for Versus. For the uninitiated, this is when I write an article from both sides of an argument, and let you decide which one hold more water. This time, I’ll be examining the controversy surrounding Blizzard’s recent decision to require internet access to play “Diablo III,” even in single [...]

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Another Dead Island Trailer That Isn’t the Teaser

Dear Reader, There has never been a more potent reminder that ad agencies and game developers are not one and the same than “Dead Island.” After a jaw-dropping teaser that had nothing to do with the final game set the world on fire, the actual product now emerges shakily from behind the curtain into a [...]

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