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  • 01Mar

    Take a look at the boxart for ‘Assassin’s Creed III’

    Ubisoft revealed the official boxart for Assassin’s Creed III today, and it looks…well, revolutionary is probably the best way to describe it, right? What with the new-not-Ezio giving a beatdown to what looks a lot like one of those dastardly Redcoats. Game Informer’s also revealed that the game gets the April cover, and with that, you can see a bit more of this new protagonist. According to that article, the game’s set in the latter half of the 18th century (given that art, this makes sense, obviously), and you can also get a good look at some of the weapons you should expect to be using, like the bow and tomahawk you can see on the game’s art. October 30 is still the target release date for the latest entry in the Assassin’s Creed franchise.   Follow

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  • 01Mar

    Let’s learn more about ‘Street Fighter,’ ‘Tekken’ and ‘Mass Effect’

    Next Tuesday, March 6, is a pretty big day in gaming. Not only do we get Street Fighter X Tekken, which brings together two of the biggest fighting game franchises ever, but it’s also the release date for Mass Effect 3. Three huge franchises all in one day? Be still our hearts. The folks over at Guinness World Records decided this would be the perfect time to drop some knowledge on us, and I have to agree. Take a look at these interesting facts about the three game series, provided by the folks behind the 2012 Gamer’s Edition of the record book.   Street Fighter Most prolific cross-over fighting game: The most gaming crossovers between fighting games series is 13, achieved by Street Fighter (Capcom, 1987), which has seen its characters facing against the likes of the X-Men, Marvel Comics, Japanese TV company Tatsunoko, rival fighting game producer SNK and Tekken (Namco,

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  • 01Mar

    ‘Bioshock Infinite’ Gets Release Date

        Irrational Games announced today that Bioshock Infinite is coming to the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC Oct. 16. The game will support the PlayStation Move controller, and in another PS3 bonus, the original Bioshock will come along with Infinite on the Blu-ray Disc. Gamers play as Booker DeWitt as he and Elizabeth try to escape the floating city of Columbia, in a forward 1912 America. “After BioShock, we had a vision for a follow up that dwarfed the original in scope and ambition,” Kevin Levine, Creative Director of Irrational Games. “BioShock Infinite has been our sole focus for the last four years, and we can’t wait for fans to get their hands on it.” Follow

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  • 01Mar

    Raptr Adds Rating System

    Raptr, a social network for gamers, is adding a reputation system to their network. Now people can compare themselves to other gamers based on time played and achievements. The more of these a player has the higher the rank of the user. The system works with 6 levels, newbie, amateur, experience, dedicated, hardcore and elite.  The newsfeed shows content based on the types of games a player likes, most recent activity, rank and progress in a game. “Earning ranks gains more than simple bragging rights,” said Dennis Fong, CEO of Raptr. “Our goal is to leverage a user’s gaming persona to make their experience better, via giving them an outlet to show off their accomplishments, discover more relevant content, or earn rewards simply for playing games.” Gamers can also receive real awards from companies partnered with the site. Raptr is adding dynamic profiles, which have interactive charts and genre maps.

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  • 01Mar

    Review – Prototype 2: The Anchor #1

    Publisher: Dark Horse Digital Release Date: February 15, 2012 Writer: Dan Jolley Artist: Paco Diaz Colorist: Michael Atiyeh Cover Artist: Paco Diaz Price: $0.99 Age range: 16+ Dan Jolley (writer of Prototype 2) teams up with Dark Horse Digital to create a new, digital-exclusive series (that will be available in hardcopy trade) that fills in the gap between Prototype and Prototype 2. Three two-part stories altogether, The Anchor follows Alex Mercer one year after he released the Blacklight virus on New York City as he travels the world searching for a reason to care about humanity. Up until the point of this story, it seems he’s just given more reasons to hate humanity. In the wilds of the the far north, he might have found something worth fighting for in the form of a kind old man and his daughter. I’ve never played Prototype. When I was given this title to review, I was worried that

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