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Darksiders II Review

Enter Darksiders II, the much-hyped successor to the original Darksiders. Calling the game highly-anticipated would be an understatement given the success Vigil Games and THQ garnered back in early 2010....

Enter Darksiders II, the much-hyped successor to the original Darksiders. Calling the game highly-anticipated would be an understatement given the success Vigil Games and THQ garnered back in early 2010. Back then, Darksiders was nothing more than a little known title to most. After making a resounding impact amongst gamers, Darksiders II with its bigger budget and larger fanbase has some fairly large apocalyptic boots to fill. Is Death the man, err.. being for the job?

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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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E3 2012: Darksiders II Pre-E3 Preview

Darksiders II serves as one of the shining gems in THQ’s crown of 2012 titles, and with good and slightly sinister reason. The original Darksiders developed by Vigil Games turned...

Darksiders II serves as one of the shining gems in THQ’s crown of 2012 titles, and with good and slightly sinister reason. The original Darksiders developed by Vigil Games turned out to be a sleeper hit in 2010, surprising critics and gamers alike with its high production values, clean execution and depth of gameplay. At THQ’s Pre-E3 event in Melbourne, I was given the opportunity to get hands-on with the sequel, taking to the controller with an almost death-like grip.

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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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EB EXPO 2011: Batman: Arkham City Hands-On Impression; Crack That Whip!

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment bought their ‘A’ game with them to EB Expo 2011 this weekend with hands-on play test of the highly anticipated sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman:...

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment bought their ‘A’ game with them to EB Expo 2011 this weekend with hands-on play test of the highly anticipated sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City. Calling this game highly anticipated is somewhat of an understatement if the queues for play-testing is anything to go by. It is easily one of the most popular games of the event, despite the title being available in Australia from October 19th this week.

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