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Dead Space 3

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Originally thought to be a game that would fall short of what Resident Evil had been able to do with survival horror, Dead Space quickly grew to become a satisfying series that changed the way gamers looked at the genre. Now Visceral Games is continuing the trend by bringing Dead Space 3 to the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3 and the PC with some nice improvements.

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Tomb Raider

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Tomb Raider is a title that any veteran player has heard of at some point, due in no small part to the long-running series that started with Eidos Interactive in 1996. Now in the hands of Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix, the action-adventure platformer will see a reboot on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and the PC, simply titled Tomb Raider just like the original iteration.

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Ridley Scott teases us with another Prometheus trailer

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A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

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Alan Wake’s American Nightmare Review: Homegrown Fear

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Despite high reviews and praise from gamers everywhere, Alan Wake failed to light up the sales charts. Unfortunately, Alan Wake’s ending left many questions unanswered and fans all but gave up on a sequel ever being released to answer those questions. Imagine their surprise that not only was an Alan Wake sequel coming, but it was an Xbox Live Arcade exclusive at that. Does Alan Wake: American Nightmare, despite being a digital release, stand up to its predecessor?

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Jet Set Radio

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In 2000, Sega released Jet Set Radio, known as Jet Grind Radio in the United States, on the Dreamcast. The game’s soundtrack, cell-shaded visuals and fun gameplay involving spray painting, or tagging, surfaces instantly made it a hit. For those gamers without a Dreamcast, Sega is re-releasing Jet Set Radio, now the same name in all countries, as a digital download. Set for release on the Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and PC, Jet Set Radio is a high definition port of this classic Sega game. Players select from a wide array of characters, such as Beat, Gum and Corn, is they must take over rival gang’s territories to spray painting their logo everywhere they can in the various districts of Tokyo-To. To reach many of the tagging locations, players must carefully navigate the environment, skating on multiple surfaces to reach their intended destination.

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Resident Evil 6

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After Resident Evil 5, fans were unsure of what direction the next game could go in; Resident Evil 5 tied up many loose ends that existed since the first Resident Evil, providing finality to much of the series’ plot. While some fans expected a reboot of the series, Resident Evil 6 goes in the opposite direction by starting a new storyline with the same cast of characters. Series’ veterans Chris Redfield and Leon S. Kennedy return in what looks to be a new story arc for the Resident Evil series. When viruses start mutating the population in two different countries, it’s up to both characters to stop the virus and figure out who is spreading it. Fan favorite characters such as Sherry Birkin and Ashley Graham also return, giving all Resident Evil fans a reason to check Resident Evil 6 out when it releases on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

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Final Fantasy XIII-2 Review: Best story of its time

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Final Fantasy XIII was a polarizing game; there are some that love the direction that the series took while there are some who deride it for changing the classic Final Fantasy formula too much. When it was announced, Final Fantasy XIII-2, available for both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, was said to have made with changes that would bring classic fans back to the franchise. Does Final Fantasy XIII-2 retain enough of what made Final Fantasy great or does it repeat the same missteps as Final Fantasy XIII?

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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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The Elder Scrolls series, developed by Bethesda, is a role-playing game series that has always emphasized freedom. You are free to travel wherever you want, do whatever you want and even kill anyone you want. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, coming soon for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, continues this trend in the series. Skyrim is set in the province of Skyrim, a cold, snowy place mostly inhabited by Nords: strong barbarians who live to fight. As Skyrim comes under attack by dragons, who have not been seen in centuries, it is up to you, the Dovahkiin, to stop this dragon invasion and bring peace back to the land of Skyrim.

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

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The Legend of Zelda series is one of Nintendo’s flagship series, having released more than 10 games across all of Nintendo’s systems. However, one could say the series was getting a bit formulaic, as the game always featured the same puzzles, combat and setting. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, releasing exclusively for the Nintendo Wii, looks to be just another typical Zelda game at first glance. However, when you dig a little deeper, you’ll see that Skyward Sword modernizes the series in a way no past Zelda game has done. In this story, Zelda and Link are residents of Skyloft, a city high in the clouds above Hyrule. Transportation is made possible by large birds, allowing you to fly from island to island. However, when Zelda disappears to the surface of Hyrule, Link is the only one with a chance of rescuing her.

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Super Mario 3D Land

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During the Nintendo 3DS’s first year at retail, Nintendo released quite a few titles for it; unfortunately, many of these titles were ports of previous games, such as Starfox 64 3D and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D. However, Nintendo had an ace up its sleeve the whole time: Super Mario 3D Land, a brand new game featuring Nintendo’s most beloved mascot, Mario. Super Mario 3D Land is an all new adventure spanning 96 levels across 16 worlds, combining 3D graphics with 2D gameplay. In a typical Mario plotline, Bowser has once against kidnapped Princess Peach and it is once again up to Mario to rescue her.

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Sonic Generations

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In the 80s and 90s, Sonic the Hedgehog, like much Mario, was a household name. Sonic has starred in over 20 games to date, ranging as far back as the Sega Genesis to current systems such as the Xbox 360. Sonic Generations, released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, is a celebration of the many years of Sonic the Hedgehog games. Sonic Generations features the 2D styled Sonic the Hedgehog, star of the classic Sega Genesis series of Sonic games, meeting his 3D counterpart, star of the Dreamcast to current generation Sonic games, for the first time. What this means in terms of gameplay is that each level in the game can be played in two different ways: in classic 2D styled gameplay or modern 3D styled gameplay, effectively doubling the level count.

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Max Payne 3

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First released in 2001, with a sequel in 2003, Max Payne was known for a few things: it’s use of noir, its use of bullet time and its overall story line and voice work. Despite being a successful series, and even receiving a Hollywood movie, Max Payne fans have been eagerly anticipating the third game in the series for quite some time. Rewarding their patience, Rockstar has unveiled Max Payne 3 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. The third entry in the series capitalizes on the three strengths the franchise is known for, while being a good entry point for newcomers; Max Payne 3’s story is able to stand on its own without knowledge of the previous two games.

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