Category Archive: Patrick’s Articles

Oct 09 2011

Mirrors Edge 2 Might Just be Happening

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Mirror’s Edge was not a ‘great’ game—it had its share of flaws, but it was one of the most innovative in recent memory and in more ways than most people thought. Not only was the climbing and jumping stuff singular, but the shear focus and breadth of embodiment, of really making the player feel like …

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Oct 05 2011

Xbox+Windows Phone=Integration App

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There’s a cool, new feature of debatable value coming to an Xbox near you, assuming you own an Xbox and/or your concept of near includes your neighbor’s son’s bedroom, which is a little creepy by the way—I’ve been meaning to call the police. Anyways, in an Xbox promo video, there’s a sequence which demonstrates some …

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Sep 16 2011

PS3 Stuck in Third

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Sony’s PS3 never did work out quite like they expected, and the price combined with the late release have always been cited as a major causes of this. Despite its unpopularity, the PS3 is undoubtedly the most powerful console on the market. Its build quality is far better than the 360, and with some genuinely …

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Aug 31 2011

Jurassic Park: The Game Has a New Trailer

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  Telltale Games have just released a new trailer for Jurassic Park: The Game. And it looks like it will meet any reasonable person’s dinosaur-carnage quota, filled as it is with dinosaurs, people running from dinosaurs, people being mercilessly killed by dinosaurs and a general attitude of dinosaur awareness among the games characters.

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Aug 29 2011

Hard Reset has a New Price Tag and an Official Release Date.

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Hard Reset, the upcoming PC-only cyberpunk FPS we previewed a few weeks ago, now has an official release date and price tag—September 13th and $29.99 respectively. Uncommonly for a modern FPS, the game will not include any multiplayer functionality, focusing instead on a dystopic, cyberpunk narrative modelled on those of William Gibson and Philip K. …

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Aug 26 2011

EA Responds to Origin Outcry

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Earlier this week, the internet got right pissed after becoming aware of EA’s rather abusive EULA (End User License Agreement) for their new Steam competitor, Origin. Finding a clause in the ‘contract’ that allowed EA to collect personal information and data usage statistics for marketing purposes, an Orwellian policy that Steam, the market leader, doesn’t implement.

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Aug 25 2011

Fallout: New Vegas Lonesome Road, September 20th Release

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All you post-apocalyptic gambling fanatics, who love nothing more than character customization, reactive plotting, and oddly robotic character models, are in luck. Obsidian has announced a hard launch date for their final story-based Fallout: New Vegas downloadable content expansion known as Lonesome Road, a game add-on that, presumably, explores the loneliness of a modern, sentient asphalt …

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Aug 10 2011

Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad Has a New Release Date

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The upcoming sequel to Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, which was based on the popular Unreal mod of the same name, has a new release date: September 16th, 2011, for North American and European markets. If you’re interested in a high-quality WWII simulation, it’s available for pre-order now on Amazon and other online retail outlets. It …

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Aug 04 2011

In Which We Interview That Game Company

That Game Company is known for having a unique approach to game development, creating titles that contrast directly with the violent adrenalin-maximizers that many studios produce. (And there’s nothing wrong with adrenalin-maximaizers; don’t get me wrong.) Instead they’ve made the short, thoughtful games Flow and Flower. We’ve got an interview with some of their staff, …

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Jul 19 2011

2k Announces The Darkness 2 Release Date: February 7, 2012

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Digital Extremes, the Ontario based co-developer of the classic Unreal Tournament and Bioshock franchises, announced the release date for The Darkness 2, the sequel to the brilliantly scripted and unfortunately buggy The Darkness, which was developed by Sweden’s Starbreeze Studios. Planned to ship on February 7, 2012, the new title will continue the adventures of …

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