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Tomb Raider ESRB rating describes violence and gore

Tomb Raider gets an M rating and nobody is surprised because of what we have seen in various screenshots and E3 gameplay footage. This time we hear about the violence in detailed words on the ESRB rating board:
Rating summary: This is an action game in which players assume the role of a young explorer named Lara Croft who investigates a mystery surrounding an ancient queen. As Lara, players explore caves and ruins, and use arrows, firearms (e.g., pistols, shotguns, machine […]

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Assassin’s Creed 3 Battle Hardened DLC pack arrives starting January 8

After getting its first DLC pack early December, we’ve just received news that the next DLC update for Assassin’s Creed 3, the Battle Hardened pack will be arriving this week. Battle Hardened is the second of five DLC packs for Assassin’s Creed 3, with another 3 DLC packs due between now and April 30 (Ubisoft promised that all 5 planned DLC will be out within 6 months of the initial launch date of Assassin’s Creed 3 on October 30, 2012).

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Nvidia Project Shield console plays its own games and games from your PC

2013 is already looking bright for the gaming industry with several newcomers to the casual/living room gaming hardware world, possibly about to shake up the market currently dominated by Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii consoles. Valve brought Big Picture out of beta just in time for the holiday season last month and has plans to release its own console, tentatively known as the Steam Box, that will compete with the next generation Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 […]

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Plantronics GameCom 780 gaming headset drops to lowest price yet

Remember those limited edition GameCom 780 headsets made by Plantronics when they partnered with Valve? Well, I know many folks are big fans of Valve (who isn’t?) but if you’re willing to forego the Portal, TF2, CS:GO or Dota 2 decal on the headband, then there’s good news for you. The plain, stock version of the Plantronics GameCom 780 has just dropped in price to $48. That’s the lowest price we’ve seen yet for this gaming headset […]

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Valve and Plantronics release Portal, TF2, CS:GO and Dota 2 branded GameCom gaming headphones

Over the weekends, Valve quietly partnered with gaming hardware maker Plantronics to release two of their GameCom gaming headsets, each with 4 different Valve-branded flavors. Aside from the Valve game branding on the headband (where you can choose between Aperture Science, Dota 2, Mann Co. and Counter-Strike branding), these headphones are the same as Plantronics’ regular non-special edition GameCom 780 and GameCom Commander headsets.
The more affordable Plantronics GameCom 780 has 40 mm sound drivers, […]

The 7 Wonders of Crysis 3 – Episode 2: The Hunt
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The 7 Wonders of Crysis 3 – Episode 2: The Hunt

“Prophet prepares to take down an elite squad of CELL soldiers — but he’s not the only deadly hunter out there.
“Prowl the 7 Wonders with the Predator Bow, a powerful extension of the Nanosuit’s technological capabilities. From high-powered, piercing arrows capable of penetrating alien CEPH armor to the shocking force of electrical-tipped bolts that will leave your enemies drenched and shaking with fear, Crysis 3’s Predator Bow has a tactical solution for every situation encountered on the Nanodome killing fields.”

Tomb Raider prepares for release with ‘Guide to Survival’ video series
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Tomb Raider prepares for release with ‘Guide to Survival’ video series

This first episode introduces the Basecamp System as well as Lara Croft’s survival instincts for the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot and the approach looks similar to Batman: Arkham City. Just like Batman, players can upgrade Lara’s skills when she gains points from doing various actions such as exploring. Lara’s ‘survival instinct’ works like Batman’s ‘detective mode’ where objects that are useful in puzzle solving are highlighted. The video also shows off the importance of three elements (fire, water and wind) […]

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Fans encouraged to vote for favorite Bioshock Infinite reversible cover

If you were one of those fans outraged by Bioshock Infinite’s box art, it’s time you put on a smile and say, All is forgiven.
Lead designer Ken Levine wrote on Irrational Games’ official website, announcing reversible covers for Bioshock Infinite, and posted several covers for fans to decide which one they like best. He also added that he will “be arranging a whole mess of MORE alternate covers which will be available to download and print yourself” if you […]

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de_fuser magazine launches, filled with Counter-Strike: GO tips and tricks

Looking to get good at Counter-Strike: Global Offensive? Here’s a huge hidden gem: de_fuser is a free, unofficial CS GO online magazine that provides tips, tricks and strategy guides not usually found on your typical ‘walkthrough’ website as well as the latest news and features from the Counter-Strike competitive scene. Launched quietly back in late October 2012, de_fuser magazine is run by UK-based Counter-Strike gamer Oli ‘Slim’ Kozlik and published every 2 weeks. There are already four issues […]

Naughty Dog introduces new character from The Last of Us
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Naughty Dog introduces new character from The Last of Us

Tess, voiced and played by Annie Wersching, is the latest survivor to star in Naughty Dog’s upcoming post-apocalyptic The Last of Us. She is strong and street-smart and plays an important role in the video game, but how, we have yet to see. The footage shows off motion capture performance by Wersching and Troy Baker (who portrays Joel) and how it turns out in the cinematic game.

The 7 Wonders of Crysis 3 – Episode 1: Hell of a Town
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The 7 Wonders of Crysis 3 – Episode 1: Hell of a Town

“Prophet returns to a New York City in lockdown, a broken metropolis entombed inside the CELL Corporation’s Nanodome, in this all new video directed by Albert Hughes.
“The ‘Liberty Dome’ has transformed much of New York City into an urban rainforest, teaming with colossal trees, dense swamplands and raging rivers. The dangers of this new environment will demand advanced weaponry and tactics– luckily the Nanosuit is more than up to the task of hunting down Prophet’s enemies in Crysis 3.”

Splash Damage offers first glimpse of Dirty Bomb gameplay
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Splash Damage offers first glimpse of Dirty Bomb gameplay

From the creators of Brink, the first ever gameplay video of Dirty Bomb, called ‘London Bridge’, has just been released and shows off more than just fast-paced action. Just like other multiplayer shooters, the weapons range from machine guns to shotguns and snipers, no specifics yet. Among the objectives for the co-op are ‘Destroy the third barricade’ and ‘Escort the vehicle’, which means teamwork is highly vital for players and straying from your comrades could mean trouble. The game also […]

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