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E3 2012: Metro: Last Light Pre-E3 Preview

A gloomy, yet very Melbourne evening set the perfect tone to sample Metro: Last Light at the recent THQ preview gala with the post-apocalyptic shooter setting its sights on carving up...

A gloomy, yet very Melbourne evening set the perfect tone to sample Metro: Last Light at the recent THQ preview gala with the post-apocalyptic shooter setting its sights on carving up the generic first-person shooter mantra. Re-defining what an FPS experience could be, the arguments presented by 4A Games are convincing and the presentation paints a world of possibility, despite Metro: Last Light bleak prospect of struggling to survive in a ravaged world.

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E3 2012: Lost Planet 3 Pre-E3 Preview

Lost Planet 3 marks a return for the franchise, receiving a shock reveal at Captivate earlier this year after its predecessor Lost Planet 2 failed to make an impact with...

Lost Planet 3 marks a return for the franchise, receiving a shock reveal at Captivate earlier this year after its predecessor Lost Planet 2 failed to make an impact with critics back in 2010. In an attempt to re-ignite the after-burners, Capcom have outsourced development duties to Californian-based Spark Unlimited (Turning Point, Legendary) who may not have a track record for producing major successes, however the pre-E3 hands-on demo does point to much more promising results.

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E3 2012: DmC: Devil May Cry Pre-E3 Preview

When the first details of DmC: Devil May Cry emerged, controversy ensued. Ninja Theory, the newly appointed developer to the long-running Capcom series were dealt angry backlash from dedicated fans...

When the first details of DmC: Devil May Cry emerged, controversy ensued. Ninja Theory, the newly appointed developer to the long-running Capcom series were dealt angry backlash from dedicated fans who felt their beloved Dante had been bastardized. Casting aside the smooth, ivory-haired poster boy of demon-hunting in favour of a reckless “emo” sporting Goth hair who bears no resemblance to the protagonist of the same name was always going to be a hard sell, but Ninja Theory continue on, steady and true to their original design.

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E3 2012: Company of Heroes 2 Pre-E3 Preview

Ahead of E3 this coming June, THQ invited me down to their Melbourne headquarters for a pre-E3 event to view a selection of titles that will be on show at...

Ahead of E3 this coming June, THQ invited me down to their Melbourne headquarters for a pre-E3 event to view a selection of titles that will be on show at the biggest annual event on the gaming calendar. Amongst the eclectic mix was one of the most highly anticipated games from THQ, the recently announced Company of Heroes 2.

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Minecraft Beta Preview

Minecraft. If you haven’t played it you’ve heard of it. If you haven’t heard of it, here’s the low down. Minecraft has become one the fastest growing indie games in...

Minecraft. If you haven’t played it you’ve heard of it. If you haven’t heard of it, here’s the low down. Minecraft has become one the fastest growing indie games in history, grossing over 20 million pounds during its alpha and ongoing beta stages. It has sold over 1.8 million copies and is currently under development to be released for the Xbox 360, with full Kinect capabilities. The main question that comes to mind to many people is why has such a simple looking game become such a huge success?

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