by Katrina Pawlowski 1
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Shoot Many Robots Hands-On Preview

Demiurge Studios has been around for quite some time, working closely with companies that we adore from a co-op standpoint, such as Gearbox for Borderlands. Recently the studio took a break from working for others and has decided it’s time to make their game - Shoot Many Robots. Their message here is simple: Robots are bad, we should shoot them. In order to deliver that initial message, we get a plethora of tools to help us out aside from plain old guns. It’s Borderlands meets Metal Slug on a drinking binge as Demiurge describes it - and that’s scarily accurate.

by Marc Allie 0
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  • xbox 360
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Magic: Duels of The Planeswalkers Walks Through Time Into 2012

Magic: The Gathering Duels of the Planeswalkers was one of the biggest hits of 2010.  Turns out being a new-player friendly, inexpensive downloadable video game version of the world's premiere trading card game is a recipe for success.  The game spawned three expansions, and appeared on Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC.  You don't have to be a powerful wizard to foresee a sequel, do you?

by Katrina Pawlowski 0
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  • playstation network

Slam Bolt Scrappers Hands-On Preview

Most of the experiences at PAX are “All right! I finally get to play this game I’ve been hearing about,” but this isn’t the first time we’d seen Slam Bolt Scrappers. Last year an early version of the game was present on the show floor, and Nick and I tried it out. In the last year, the games developer Fire Hose Games has grown by leaps and bounds, and so has Slam Bolt Scrappers.

by Jim McLaughlin 3
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Borrowed Ideas - Saints Row: The Third Continues the Trend

So I decided to give Saints Row 2 another try this past weekend, and honestly: I'm not sure what made me get rid of it the first time. Probably the fact that the Xbox was in the main living room and the game's less-than-family-friendly content was wafting into the kitchen and play areas. Now that the loft is the main location for gaming, my family scruples can be less...scrupulous.

by Tally Callahan 0
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  • pc

Guild Wars 2: PAX East Interview/Demo and Hands-On Impressions

I would be a bloody liar if I said that Guild Wars 2 wasn’t one of my major reasons for going to PAX East. I’ve been playing the original Guild Wars since the launch of GW: Factions back on April, 2006. Guild Wars is the game I always fall back on when I’m in-between games, and as a result, I’ve logged over 2,000 hours in the game. It’s safe to say I’m pretty darn excited about the sequel. That may or may not have come across in the preview I wrote up last fall. Mike and I had the opportunity to have an interview/demonstration with the developers and Mike, Nick, and I all had a chance at other times during the event to try out the game for ourselves.

by Andrew Gaskill 2
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New Brink Trailer is All About Class

We recently had a chance to play Brink, the highly customizable co-op class shooter from Splash Damage. In our hands-on preview we covered character and weapon customization along with mission structure and class synergy.  This new trailer focuses on the four available classes; soldier, medic, engineer, and operative. Since the majority of XP is dished out for supporting your team and completing objectives, choosing the right class is key.  This game looks incredible, even though all the characters look like they have the same hatchet-faced father.  

by Andrew Gaskill 0
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New FEAR 3 Video is Light on Action, Heavy on the Guilt Trip

Poor Point Man. He can't catch a break.  First of all, he's got one of the most forgettable names in the history of gaming. Maybe he can get together with Jump Man and Pac-Man and form a band.   He also has some serious sibling rivalry issues with his brother, Paxton Fettel.  I can just see Thanksgiving dinner now. Paxton roughly passes the mashed potatoes.  Point Man's all like, "What's you problem?"  Paxton squints and rubs his forehead.  Pointman has had just enough to drink, so he calls Paxton out on his passive aggressive attitude; "Really? You're still pissed about that? I said I was sorry.  Man, you can hold a grudge." Then Paxton telepathically throws the cranberries on the floor, and that's not going to come out of the carpet.

by Nick Puleo 2
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  • playstation 3
  • playstation network

PlayStation Plus Members Get Cloud Storage

Something we missed in the whole PAX East shuffle is a PlayStation 3 update that included a brand new feature for PlayStation Plus subscribers.  The feature is cloud storage and what it does is adds the ability for members to store and backup saved games and data to Sony's servers much like PC users can do with Valve's free Steam Cloud service.  Why would you want to do this?  The answer is two fold really.

by Nick Puleo 3
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PAX East 2011 Quick News Bits

This year's PAX East 2011 show floor was jam packed full of gamers and gaming goodness.  The show saw a record breaking 69,500 atendees - the biggest PAX convention on any coast to date.  Despite that many people the new convention center was wide open with plenty of space.  With that many people and that many things to see we don't always get a lot of in depth time with soemthing.  Still, there were plenty of things we saw that we want to share with you.  

by Nick Puleo 4
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Trenched Hands-On Impressions from PAX East

Tim Schafer’s Double Fine studio has been coming on strong recently. After putting out Brutal Legend a few years back they’ve come right back with Costume Quest and Stacking. With a Sesame Street game for Kinect on the horizon its hard to believe the studio has time for another title - but they do - and that game is a downloadable title for Xbox Live Arcade called Trenched. We got some hands on time with the game at PAX East and came away pretty impressed with another take on the tower defense genre.

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