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Alan Wake’s American Nightmare Review: Homegrown Fear

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by phnk

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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Assassins Creed III

After three games set in Europe, all starring Ezio Auditore, the Assassin’s Creed formula had started to become stale. While Assassin’s Creed II breathed new life into the franchise, catapulting it into star franchise status, and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood further further improved the gameplay, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations started to wane a bit. While Ezio was interesting and a great protagonist, gamers were eager for a change of pace and to experience a new protagonist, similar to when the franchise switched from Altair to Ezio in Assassin’s Creed to Assassin’s Creed II. Assassin’s Creed III, releasing on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, looks to be just what gamers wanted in this regard.

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MechWarrior Online (Video)

The MechWarrior franchise, appearing on both the PC and Xbox throughout the 90’s and early 2000’s, was, at its core, about pitting large piloted machines called mechs in battle against each other. The MechWarrior games were known for being complex; weapons would overheat, customizing your mech was of the utmost importance and nearly every key or button was used to control your robotic behemoth of death. Due to legal issues, the MechWarrior series fell into obscurity, until now: the upcoming MechWarrior Online is a free-to-play action game set to launch on the PC. MechWarrior Online combines all the aspects fans have come to expect from the series with one major change; now, every mech you’re fighting against is piloted by a human instead of an artificial intelligence.

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Dead or Alive 5

The fighting game genre has seen a renaissance in the last two years, with sequels to many popular fighting game franchises, such as Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, and Marvel Vs. Capcom, being released. It should be no surprise then that the Dead or Alive series, with its last console entry being Dead or Alive 4 in 2005, is returning with Dead or Alive 5. The fifth entry in the series, seeing release on both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, brings the popular series to a new generation with updated graphics and a character roster featuring each character that has been in the series to date.

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Ridley Scott teases us with another Prometheus trailer

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by phnk

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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