Survive Left 4 Dead: The Interactive on YouTube

Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 5:00 pm
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You're Left 4 Dead!
Husky. Dodger. Schroeder. Davis. In Left 4 Dead: The Interactive, zombies are beating on the door and the foursome needs to act fast.

You get to determine their fate in a new interactive short via The Game Station. Its YouTube channel has several video game-themed vids, including a trailer for a Duck Hunt "creature feature." Totally worth viewing.

So will you survive the undead apocalypse? Choose your own adventure after the jump. 


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Resident Evil Creator Gets His Own Action Figure [April Fools]

Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 4:00 pm
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April Fools day may be tomorrow in the states, but that doesn't mean the jokes aren't coming in from other countries.

With all the action figures on the market of your favorite gaming icons, have you ever wanted a real icon next to your Evangelion toy collection? The good people at Andriasang have decided to sell a completely real action figure of the creator of Resident Evil, Shinji Mikami. 

Despite being an April Fools joke, there actually are real versions of the toy being sold for the modest price of $177. C'mon, you know he's worth it.
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Spider-Man Game Announced: Edge of Time

Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 3:00 pm
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We've seen Spider-Man already fight against alien symbiotes and sling through parallel dimensions on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but there's always room for more wall-crawling. That's why Activision has announced the next game in the webhead's gaming career: Edge of Time.

Spider-Man: Edge of Time will be created by Shattered Dimension's developer, Beenox. This time, however, it features the "normal" Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099 iterations of the character. The game will also be penned by comic book veteran and 2099 creator, Peter David.


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Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Infects Interwebs With Teaser Trailer

Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 2:00 pm
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Zombies in A Resident Evil game? No way!
​Between the HD remakes of two of its best games and the recently announced multiplayer sidestory Operation Raccoon City, it's a good time to be a Resident Evil fan. The first details on ORC have arrived, and I personally think it's potentially the most exciting thing to happen to the series since RE4. Revisiting the events of classic games with all new gameplay and a chance to alter the official history of the franchise? I love it. If only I could see some of the game in action, however briefly...

Oh wait, I can. And you can too.


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Star Wars iOS Games Will Stay on App Store For Now

Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 1:00 pm
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Help me Falcon Gunner, you're my only hope.
Today is the day that Star Wars: Falcon Gunner and all other Star Wars iOS games published by THQ were scheduled to be pulled from the App Store. Fortunately for fans and the games developers, the games will remain available for an indeterminate amount of time.

Falcon Gunner creator Josh Shabtai credits Kotaku, which broke the story. He says he believes that the story prompted LucasArts and THQ Wireless to work out a deal that would allow the games to stay on the App Store for the time being. What the heck, Josh? We covered it, too. I thought we were friends.*


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Hawken Trailer Shows Pretty Indie Gameplay, My Name

Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 12:00 pm
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We're fans of independently funded and created games here. You may know them as "indie games." That's the cool slang term for them. But that is neither here nor there. We've got some indie news for you.

Hawken, of the indie ilk, is a downloadable mech shooter. It doesn't look like it though, as you're about to see. It looks pretty damn gorgeous. Not Limbo or Braid gorgeous -- we're talking about realistic, gritty, robotic beauty. And if you'll step this way, you'll see it with your very own peepers.

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The Top Ten Most Exciting Video Game Developers Right Now

Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 11:00 am
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The studios that develop video games now span a greater creative diversity than ever before. The types and styles of video gaming, as well as the artistic engineering and narrative builds, have an enormous breadth. We can play innovative games and experience fresh stories to a level that is practically unrivaled in the entertainment world.

2011 seems to be particularly exciting year for video game development. There are monstrous franchises placing another heavy, venerable foot forward, and smaller original titles pioneering the construction of games and how we play them. And that inspires excitement within us. So we've decided to rank the development teams that we think have the most potential to expand the gaming world, as well as wholesale blow our minds. Not the Microsofts, Nintendos, and Sonys, mind you. We're talking teams who primarily make the games and build them from the ground up. Enjoy.

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Battlefield 3 Trailer Showcases Rare Realistic Melee, Bomb Disarming

Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 10:00 am
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Battlefield 3
is the next big realistic shooter. It is set in a modern day war, with all the intensities and likeness of contemporary wartime combat. Including, but not limited to, cars blowing up, face pummeling, and improvised explosive device removal. Pretty standard behavior for shooters nowadays, but interesting nonetheless.

This video has all sorts of Battlefield information in it, if you know where to look. For instance, it looks like we're moving away from "Click right stick to kill instantly with a knife," and onto a quicktime system of complicated hand to hand combat. Interested? Well follow me this way.

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Video Game "Photographs" Make an Artistic Debut

Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 9:00 am
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Looks real, don't it?
When most people play video games, they concentrate on the task at hand. Whether that be timing a perfect jump, shooting an undead Nazi or throwing the ball to an open receiver, most gamers spend their playtime, well, playing.

 

Thibault Brunet, though, sees games as art. As such, he takes time out from all that running, jumping and climbing trees in order to focus on the beauty of the world around him. He's even turned that hobby into an art form of its own, capturing some of his favorite images in "photographs."

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An Angry Bird Takes Aim at Nintendo

Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 8:30 am
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"Nintendooooooooo!"
The mud slinging continues in the world of gaming as Rovio's (Angry Birds) Peter Vesterbacka responds to some not-too-kind words shared by Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime.

 

With any luck, this will all evolve into a no holds barred grudge match taking place center stage during an E3 press conference. Fils-Aime will be armed with a 3DS stylus while Vesterbacka will man a giant, bird slinging catapult. It'll be glorious.

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