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‘Splinter Cell Echoes’ Graphic Novel Due In 2013

Splinter Cell Graphic Novel Due In 2013

Game developer Ubisoft announced yesterday their highly successful video game series, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell, will see new life as a graphic novel. Due out in 2013, Splinter Cell Echoes is being created by author Nathan Edmondson and artist Marc Laming. The graphic novel will give readers a fresh perspective on Splinter Cell’s tough talking… Read more »

Game Director Joe Bylos Talks About His Plans For ‘The Secret World’

Joe Bylos Discusses His Plans For The Secret World

Newly appointed Game Director Joe Bylos has big plans to get The Secret World back on track following several months of sluggish sales for the horror flavored MMO. Funcom, the game’s publisher, no plans at present to deviate from the subscription based model that many big name games have abandoned in recent months. Instead, they… Read more »

Chris Roberts Returns To Game Design: Unveils ‘Star Citizen’ At GDC

Chris Roberts Unveils New Game At GDC

Dedicated PC gamers everywhere are rejoicing over the news that Chris Roberts has returned to game design after a 10 year absence. Chris gave the world a dramatic first look at his new game, Star Citizen, at yesterday’s Game Developers Conference in Austin, Texas. Roberts is famous in the gaming community as the man behind… Read more »

‘Resident Evil 6’ Garners Strong Sales In Japan

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Resident Evil 6 has been on the receiving end of a thrashing from critics over here in the States, but it looks like the latest in Capcom’s survival horror franchise is doing quite well for itself overseas. Recently published sales data from Media Create (via NeoGAF) puts Resident Evil 6‘s sales at around 676,000 for… Read more »

‘Death Jr.’ Developer Backbone Entertainment Forced To Layoff Workers

Death Jr Layoffs

Foundation 9, owner of Backbone Entertainment, has announced that the developer of Death Jr. has been forced to layoff part of its staff after suffering slower than expected sales. Backbone is best known for its various HD re-releases and retro collections that have grown to include Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection and the Death Jr. series…. Read more »

‘Star Wars: The Old Republic’ Releases Game Update 1.4

SW TOR Releases Game Update 1.4

In keeping with their promise to provide new content on a regular basis for Star Wars: The Old Republic, Bioware has released Game Update 1.4. The latest game update introduces a brand new Operation, major class changes, new PVE gear and many necessary tweaks to the game. Rounding out the update, the Group Finder has… Read more »

Modern Warfare 2 Map Removed In Response to Complaints From Muslim Gamers

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Activision temporary pulled the “Favela” map from Modern Warfare 2‘s multiplayer mode over the weekend after receiving complaints from Muslim gamers who took offense to the use of a quote attributed to the Prophet Muhammad. According to Kotaku, Activision received complaints about paintings with a quote, which read: “Allah is beautiful and He loves beauty.”… Read more »

‘Resident Evil 6’ Locked On-Disc Content Has Been Discovered

Resident Evil 6 Capcom DLC

Capcom’s Resident Evil 6, which just hit retail shelves last week (October 2), has reportedly been shipped with locked on-disc content, according to the folks at Original Gamer. After digging through the content currently trapped on the game disc itself, crafty individuals have discovered a new character and a new game mode that’s presently unavailable…. Read more »

‘World Of Warcraft Mists Of Pandaria’ Review: Part Four

Exploring The New WOW Expansion

Welcome to part four of The Inquisitr’s in-game review of World Of Warcraft Mists Of Pandaria. Before we begin our latest look at the new WoW expansion, please indulge your humble author and permit me to brag just a little. Yes, my fellow gamers, you are looking at a screenshot of your favorite writer on… Read more »

‘Mass Effect 3’ Getting Free Multiplayer DLC Next Week

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Mass Effect 3 fans looking for some extra multiplayer content will be getting their wish next week as BioWare announced that the “Retaliation” pack will be hitting all three platforms on October 9 for the low price of nothing. The Retaliation DLC sees the return of The Collectors as new baddies for players to fight… Read more »

‘World Of Warcraft Mists Of Pandaria’ Review: Part Three

My New Pandarian Monk Enjoys The View

OK Blizzard, I surrender. As we begin part three of The Inquisitr‘s hands-on review of World Of Warcraft Mists Of Pandaria, I must concede that WoW is still unquestionably the best MMO in existence. Believe me, fellow gamers, I tried my best to find a better game. I played every new MMO that came out… Read more »

New Game Releases For The Week Of October 1 to October 7, 2012

New Video Games For The Week Of October 1 To October 7

Gamers can expect some genuine excitement during the first week of October 2012 with the release of an outstanding selection of new video games in the United States, Europe, and Japan. Topping the charts in the USA are Resident Evil 6 andNBA 2K13 while, in Europe, Dragon Ball Z and Just Dance 4 are two… Read more »

Xbox Live Rewards Program Wants Gamers To Play More For Special Perks

Xbox Live Rewards Program with Bonuses

Gamerscore has been a great way for Xbox 360 players to show off their skills and now Microsoft’s Xbox Live Rewards program will use the Gamerscores system to hand out special perks for higher scores. The new rewards program is split into the following three tiers: Contender, Champion and Legend. According to Microsoft rewards gamers… Read more »

‘WOW Mists Of Pandaria’ Review: Part Two

WOW Mists Of Pandaria Review Part 2

Welcome to part two of The Inquisitr’s hands-on review of the World Of Warcraft Mists Of Pandaria expansion. In part one of our review, we explored the Mists of Pandaria launch. After spending the last two days leveling my 85 Orc hunter, I decided to take a break from playing my main character and roll… Read more »

Wii U Launch Lineup Announced

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Earlier today, Nintendo announced the full lineup of titles that will be available on the day and the Wii U’s launch date of November 18 along with a list of titles that will be following shortly after. Nintendo says that a total of 23 titles will be available for purchase on launch day. Most of… Read more »

‘World Of Warcraft Mists Of Pandaria’ Launches Tonight

Mists Of Pandaria Launches Tonight

I am so excited. The new World Of Warcraft Mists Of Pandaria expansion launches tonight at Midnight, PDT. I have a tasty supply of my favorite snacks on hand and the soda is chilling in the fridge. My self-built gaming computer is tweaked to perfection and I have already selected a full nights worth of… Read more »

PlayStation Plus Service Coming To Vita Later This Year

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Sony’s premium PlayStation Plus has been a pretty big success on the PlayStation 3 so far, and now the company is looking to expand the service to its PlayStation Vita handheld this November. If you already have a PlayStation Plus membership, good news: Sony confirmed that your PlayStation 3’s Plus subscription will transfer over to… Read more »

Having A Blast Playing ‘Guild Wars 2’: Level 80 And Beyond

Guild Wars 2 Is A Blast

I am having an absolute blast playing Guild Wars 2. I can honestly say this is the first game I have ever played in which I actually enjoyed every second of leveling my character. GW2 manages to make leveling such a smooth and effective experience that you almost wish there were 80 more levels to… Read more »

New PlayStation 3 Slim Models Coming This Year

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At the Tokyo Game Show this morning, Sony announced that it will bringing out a new version of its not-so-new console, the PlayStation 3, later this year in North America, Europe, and Japan. The new PlayStation 3 is based off of the Slim models, but Sony says that the updated version is 20 percent lighter… Read more »

BioWare Co-Founders Greg Zeschuk And Ray Muzyka Announce Their Retirement

Bioware Co-Founders Retire

Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka, the gentlemen responsible for founding the video game company BioWare back in 1995, have officially announced their retirement from the industry, Joystiq reports. After spending almost two decades creating some of the most memorable role-playing games in history, Muzyka and Zeschuk are biding farewell to gamers across the globe. Both… Read more »

Sony’s WipEout Series Showing Signs of Life

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Late last month, Sony passed along the sad news that SCE Studio Liverpool, the team responsible for the WipEout franchise, had been shut down due to corporate “restructuring.” The news put into question the future of the WipEout franchise. Sony did retain the rights to the franchise upon closing its Liverpool studio, but the company… Read more »

Borderlands 2: Review Round-Up

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Now that Borderlands 2 has been released in North America, reviews from all over the web have been pouring in. To give you an idea of what the critics are saying, we’ve rounded up a selection of reviews from across the interwebs which you can sample right here. Expectation levels were set pretty high for… Read more »

BioWare Announces Dragon Age III: Inquisition

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On Monday, BioWare announced that the next installment in its Dragon Age franchise, titled Dragon Age III: Inquisition, is under development. A release date is expected sometime around late 2013. In a post on the Dragon Age website, BioWare executive producer Mark Darrah revealed that Dragon Age III has been in development for about two… Read more »