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Skullgirls

These days, fighting game fans have a lot of games to choose from: Super Street Fighter IV, Street Fighter X Tekken and Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 just to name a few. But while the fighting game genre is seeing an explosion in terms of popularity and new games, many of these games are sequels and not new properties. One game, Skullgirls, looks to change that. Releasing as a digital download on the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network, Skullgirls is a completely new fighting game developed by Reverge Labs. Skullgirls is a 2D fighting game featuring eight female characters, all with their own unique moveset.

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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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Uncharted 3 Review: Drake’s just deserts

As soon as the third entry from the stellar Naughty Dog team fires up, any questions or doubts you may have had about the experience they have crafted for you disappears. Much like the intros for the previous titles, you are dropped into a situation that is already unfolding and getting very tense. It is that design choice that has made the appeal so strong for the series. You don't feel as if you are seeing the start of a crafted story, but more like you are getting a third person view into drake's life. That is a magic, created by strong story telling methods, characters that can be related to, and the subtle chemistry that can be felt among the characters instead of having the nuances of the relationships forced upon the gamer.

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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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Uncharted 3

Uncharted 3, released exclusively for the PlayStation 3, again follows the adventures of Nathan Drake, famous treasure hunter, as he once again seeks not just buried treasure, but a buried city: Iram of the Pillars. For this outing, Nathan is joined by his good friend and father figure Victor Sullivan, who has also appeared in every Uncharted game to date. Like Uncharted 2, you needn’t play past games in the series to enjoy Uncharted 3; while it would help to flesh out the characters, it isn’t required to fully enjoy this game. Uncharted 3 not only deals with present day adventuring, but also deals with Nathan Drake’s past in the form of flashbacks, as many questions about him are finally answered. Fans can expect to see Chloe and Elena return as well along with a few new faces.

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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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Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

The Ghost Recon series has seen many changes since its inception in 2001. Not only has the setting of each game changed, many times the era of time the game is based in has changed as well. The newest entry to the series, Ghost Recon Future Soldier, keeps the series’ tradition alive; the game is set in an urban environment while being set in the future. Not all things have changed, as the game is still a third person shooter with a heavy reliance on squad based mechanics. However, Ghost Recon Future Soldier, set to come out on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, even looks to slightly alter this mechanic as well.

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Saints Row: The Third

When the first Saints Row game was released in 2006, it was little more than a Grand Theft Auto clone. However, with Saints Row 2, the series started drifting into over-the-top territory; large scale battles and outlandish scenarios helped separate it from the serious tone of Grand Theft Auto. With Saints Row: The Third, also known as Saints Row 3, the series completely eschews realism for over-the-top insanity. In Saints Row: The Third, soon available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, the Saints have moved to Steelport to avenge the loss of one of their fallen comrades. This revenge based-story sees the Saints, with you playing their leader, teleport into a virtual world, fight an army of angry clones, pilot tanks and attack planes throughout the city and many more surprises.

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Battlefield 3

The main Battlefield series, which has mostly been PC exclusive, has been known primarily for one thing: multiplayer gaming. Single player was regulated to little more than playing the artificial intelligence on multiplayer maps, while the real bulk of the game rested in the game’s online multiplayer modes. Battlefield 3 made two large changes to the franchise. First, it is being released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in addition to the PC. Second, it added in a unique single player mode similar to the one seen in the Call of Duty games. However, Battlefield 3, like past titles, still places a large emphasis on multiplayer gaming.

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Batman: Arkham City

As the follow up to Batman: Arkham Aslyum, Batman: Arkham City is a sequel that is reminiscent of a new comic book arc; new fans can jump in and not feel lost while old fans will appreciate all the references to the past game. Releasing for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Arkham City sees the creation of a new prison by walling off an entire section of Gotham. This prison, dubbed Arkham City, is run by Dr. Hugo Strange and houses all of Gotham’s worst criminals in a free range environment. Batman, sensing that something isn’t quite right in Arkham City, manages to find a way inside the prison where he faces his greatest challenge yet: facing his deadliest foes on their home turf. The story is once again written by famed Batman author Paul Dini.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Picking up where Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 left off, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, releasing on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, is the final game in the Modern Warfare trilogy. Like past games, you control a number of protagonists; however, the main protagonist in the game is Yuri, who is part of a task force consisting of Soap and Captain Price. The hunt for Makarov, the main villain in Modern Warfare 2, continues in Modern Warfare 3. Everything in Modern Warfare 3’s story is doubled in intensity, including the content; like Modern Warfare 2, such content may be offensive but like the previous game the option to skip such content remains.

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Catherine

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When most gamers think of Atlus, they think of the developer / publisher’s Persona series: an extremely tough role-playing game series with an emphasis on demons and real world scenarios. Catherine, releasing for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, goes in the opposite direction; it combines a visual novel with puzzle-based gameplay to create a unique experience. The story of the game is aimed at an older audience, tackling subject matter you don’t see in video games often. The main character, Vincent, must choose between two women: Katherine, his long time girlfriend or Catherine, the woman he just met but seems to be perfect for him.

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