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Destiny Alpha Preview

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to sample Bungie’s Destiny and it was a delectable taste at what’s to come this early September.

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to sample Bungie’s Destiny and it was a delectable taste at what’s to come this early September.

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NBA 2K14 Next-Gen Hands-On Preview

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been enamoured with Visual Concepts‘ NBA 2K14, arguably the best basketball game ever created and possibly the best sports simulation of the 2013-2014...

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been enamoured with Visual ConceptsNBA 2K14, arguably the best basketball game ever created and possibly the best sports simulation of the 2013-2014 period. Deserving so, with its polished controls refined over each annual revision and game play fine-tuned for that authentic NBA experience without having to lace up a pair of sneakers and hitting the court yourself, not that any NBA team would have me.

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Eurogamer Expo: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Hands-On Preview

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow reimagined the popular franchise and looked to imbue it with shiny, modern graphics and the intense set-pieces of the biggest gaming blockbusters. Dripping with bloody potential,...

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow reimagined the popular franchise and looked to imbue it with shiny, modern graphics and the intense set-pieces of the biggest gaming blockbusters. Dripping with bloody potential, LoS presented a long yet linear adventure full of creative enemies and gothic ambience. Sadly, the high challenge and onset of frustration polarised the masses, with purists seeing it as a poor man’s DMC rather than a beast of its own making. The whip-cracking Gabriel returns next year in Lords of Shadow 2, but will it do enough to satiate its fans and silence the naysayers?

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Dead Space 3 Preview

Isaac Clarke returns to fight the Necromorph outbreak in Dead Space 3 but this time round, he’s bought a friend. Ahead of the official February 7th launch, Electronic Arts have...

Isaac Clarke returns to fight the Necromorph outbreak in Dead Space 3 but this time round, he’s bought a friend. Ahead of the official February 7th launch, Electronic Arts have released a Dead Space 3 demo for anyone eager to sample Visceral Games latest descent into horrific madness.

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EA First Play: Hands-On Preview

EA First Play tour junket officially kicks off today in Melbourne Victoria, making its first stop at Highpoint Shopping Centre. A select group of media folk, VIPs and friendly neighbourhood...

EA First Play tour junket officially kicks off today in Melbourne Victoria, making its first stop at Highpoint Shopping Centre. A select group of media folk, VIPs and friendly neighbourhood gamers were fortunate enough to get a sneak preview. Luckily I was able to make the journey down to be amongst the first to play at First Play… makes sense right?

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E3 2012: Halo 4 Preview

We finished the fight with Halo 3, re-joined it for a side story in ODST and then witnessed its beginnings in Halo: Reach, but it looks like we’ll be heading...

We finished the fight with Halo 3, re-joined it for a side story in ODST and then witnessed its beginnings in Halo: Reach, but it looks like we’ll be heading out with Master Chief once again for a brand new story arc in the upcoming Halo 4.

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E3 2012: The Last of Us Preview

Naughty Dog has a history of leading the way with iconic franchises beginning with Crash Bandicoot, developing with Jak and Daxter and culminating with the recent globe-trotting adventures of Uncharted....

Naughty Dog has a history of leading the way with iconic franchises beginning with Crash Bandicoot, developing with Jak and Daxter and culminating with the recent globe-trotting adventures of Uncharted. Still, they managed to surprise us all at the tail end of 2011 by revealing The Last of Us, a game which has been developed for some time by a team tasked with producing something entirely separate to the main blockbuster series.

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E3 2012: Dead Or Alive 5 Preview

It’s been a good many years now since the last true instalment of the popular fighting franchise, and much longer since the last multiplatform release in Dead or Alive 2....

It’s been a good many years now since the last true instalment of the popular fighting franchise, and much longer since the last multiplatform release in Dead or Alive 2. Kasumi, Tina and co. return to the Xbox 360 and will also be gracing the PlayStation 3, this time with a number of fancy special moves to provide added cinematic flair in Dead or Alive 5.

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E3 2012: Tomb Raider Preview

Crystal Dynamics is looking to reinvigorate the Tomb Raider series with a darker and more realistic reboot slated for a March 2013 release date.

Crystal Dynamics is looking to reinvigorate the Tomb Raider series with a darker and more realistic reboot slated for a March 2013 release date.

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E3 2012: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Preview

After a few days of teasers and gameplay trailers, another E3 passes. If the purpose of the show was to build anticipation for games yet to be played then it’s...

After a few days of teasers and gameplay trailers, another E3 passes. If the purpose of the show was to build anticipation for games yet to be played then it’s a case of mission accomplished, though undoubtedly the gaming masses will have a few titles (or perhaps even hardware) in mind that they simply can’t wait to get their hands on.

Yet wait they shall, as aside from a few noteworthy exceptions, the 2012 holiday season is now looking regrettably sparse. But what games will be worth the anticipation and exactly what is it that makes them so special?

First up, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.

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