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CCP bring in new Executive Producer for Dust 514

CCP bring in new Executive Producer for Dust 514

It’s been about 10 months since I played Dust 514 when it was first released into open beta on the PS3.  Back then I didn’t really have anything complimentary to say about the game.  The controls were clunky, the lag was prevalent, the modes and objectives were unclear, and the graphics were drab an uninteresting.  More importantly, the game was/is a PS3 exclusive and it really needed to find a home on the PC.  I did, and still do, love…

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Star Citizen gets a sexy new trailer, reaches $25 million stretch goal

Star Citizen gets a sexy new trailer, reaches $25 million stretch goal

Check out this trailer.  It shows off some epic, Star Wars esque, space fighting.  But the most impressive part is Chris Roberts swears it’s all in-game footage. Whether or not your computer can run it looking like this is another story altogether, but Roberts claims “next-gen systems” will be capable of what you see.  It’s simply spectacular. In other news, Star Citizen is closing in on the $25 million stretch goal.  If reached, it will allow for more robust servers…

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Creative Assembly trying to make amends with new free (but not for long!) DLC

Creative Assembly trying to make amends with new free (but not for long!) DLC

Look, let’s all be honest here – Total War: Rome II was a bit of a mess when it came out a few months ago.  I mean, I’m, probably the biggest Total War fan there is, and even I’m willing to admit it is definitely not the best title they have released, bordering on “a bit shit”. But, hey, at least they are trying to make amends, first with some beefy patches that have fixed a lot of the problems,…

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1-man show, Universum: War Front gets its funding, continues to impress

1-man show, Universum: War Front gets its funding, continues to impress

A few weeks ago we got wind of Universum: War Front, a sci-fi RTS on Kickstarter that was being developed by one single man, Cyril Megem, working under the title of StarworksArt Studio.  The game has come a long way since then and has cleared it’s Kickstarter goal with flying colors. Despite the generic starcraft-type sci-fi setting, it’s really impressive that one person has managed to create everything you see in Universum.  I mean, I could barely dress myself this morning,…

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Maxis contemplates adding modding to SimCity

Maxis contemplates adding modding to SimCity

You know, I’ve always wondered what the revenue breakdown was like between games that allowed modding and games that didn’t.  Do games that provide a closed system with no modding (like Battlefield 4) have a statistically higher sales rate than games that allow large amounts of modding, like Skyrim? I tried to do a quick Google search on the subject, but was unable to find anything even remotely close to a study on the subject, just a bunch of “modding…

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Pixeljunk Shooter coming to PC

Pixeljunk Shooter coming to PC

Confession time – I don’t like the trend of indie games re-visiting old genres.  Side scrollers stopped being interesting games to me 15 years ago when the N64 came out, and I haven’t looked back since.   The same thing can be said about top-down spaceship shooters (is there a name for this type of game?) like Everyday Shooter.  I don’t disparage people from liking them, I just don’t understand the fascination with bringing back retro styles of gaming.  Maybe…

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The Dragon’s Crown controversy is stupid. Here’s why.

The Dragon’s Crown controversy is stupid. Here’s why.

Kotaku’s Jason Schreier does not like the art of Dragon’s Crown. There are several posts over there detailing his problems, and if you want you can go over there and search them out. Specifically, he doesn’t like the design of the game’s sorceress character. For me, though, I’m sick of hearing about it. This controversy is dumb. Here’s Schreier’s complaint in a nutshell: Why complain? Because it’s embarrassing. Because I wouldn’t want to be seen playing it in public. Because…

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Mechwarrior Online finally gets some Community Warfare details

Mechwarrior Online finally gets some Community Warfare details

Community Warfare, the meta-game component of Mechwarrior Online that was promised at the game’s launch, has gotten a few more details over the last few days. There has been a lot of worry among the Mechwarrior Online fanbase that Community Warfare wasn’t coming, or would come in a stripped-down form that was somewhat less than we were promised. Although it’s still early in the reveal process (there will be more feature reveals over the coming weeks), it looks like some…

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Call of Duty: Ghosts appeases both sexes with female multiplayer characters

Call of Duty: Ghosts appeases both sexes with female multiplayer characters

I know, as a games news site, that I’m supposed to be impartial, to provide you with the news first and my opinions on said news second.  There’s two problems with that. First, I have a hard time keeping my opinions to myself, so they always end up coming out anyways.  Second, I have a really hard time containing my disdain for not only the Call of Duty franchise as a whole (except for the first two.  Remember those?  The…

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Sony shutting down MAG and SOCOM servers for good

Sony shutting down MAG and SOCOM servers for good

In another hilariously depression lesson on why always-on connections and a reliance on publisher-hosted-servers is a bad thing, Sony released a statement saying it will be permanently shutting down all MAG, SOCOM4, and SOCOM: Confrontation servers on January 28th. Sony shutting down MAG and SOCOM servers for good. With the closure of MAG and SOCOM developer Zipper Interactive last year, this shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, but it is disheartening.  For those keeping score – when the…

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