Monthly Archives: February 2012

Star Wars: The Old Republic patch 1.2 will add companion dances and endgame crafting

The latest Star Wars: The Old Republic Q&A has turned up a couple of useful additions Bioware are planning for patch 1.2, including unlockable emotes tied to the Legacy system, faster travel options for high level planets and new endgame … Read the rest of this entry

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Get a free Tribes: Ascend Soldier Utility Pack

Update: We ran out, but then the lovely guys at Hi-Rez gave us 1000 more! They won’t last long. Tribes: Ascend is now in open beta (so go play, seriously), and in celebration of the wide release, Hi-Rez has graciously … Read the rest of this entry

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HTC One V: we go hands-on (video)

And here’s the littlest addition to HTC’s bid for mobile world domination — the HTC One V. Well, at least the hardware’s here. Unfortunately, we weren’t unable to take the OS for a spin, but we did manage to give … Read the rest of this entry

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PC Gamer US Podcast #306: Downloadable Spinal Cords

Is day-one DLC (like Mass Effect 3′s “From Ashes”) a crime against gamer-manity, or simply an unoffensive, optional bonus? When are developers “allowed” to stop updating a game like Terraria and step away? Evan, Tyler, Logan, Josh and Gavin tackle … Read the rest of this entry

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Pokemon Black & White 2 for DS: So Backward It’s Brilliant

Nintendo’s been pumping out the weird Pok√©mon-related news of late, not least of which was an absolutely baffling crossover with Koei’s long-running Nobunaga’s Ambition simulation series. Nevertheless, today’s announcement just might take the cake: A direct sequel to last year’s … Read the rest of this entry

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Facebook’s Open Compute takes on data storage, designs a better home for your photos

Facebook wasn’t kidding when it said it wanted to build better backends for the digital world — after sharing the plans for its customized data center, it’s looking to do the same with storage hardware. “We’re taking the same approach … Read the rest of this entry

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Saturday Crapshoot: Womb Raider

Every week, Richard Cobbett rolls the dice to bring you an obscure slice of gaming history, from lost gems to weapons grade atrocities. This week, a game-to-movie conversion that definitely didn’t get its own line of Happy Meal toys. Still, … Read the rest of this entry

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Killzone 3 Multiplayer Experiment Could Be a Preview of Gaming’s Future

Sony has announced plans to offer a free-to-play trial version of Killzone 3′s multiplayer, with players being offered the option to upgrade to the full version for a fee. It’s an unusual move for a game of this sort on … Read the rest of this entry

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Pinball pioneer Steve Kordek dies at 100

Believe it or not, pinball (that most beloved of nerd pastimes) hasn’t always looked this way — a familiar field of bumpers with a pair of forward facing flippers at the bottom. That particular design originated with the 1948 title … Read the rest of this entry

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Score some swag for F2P shooter Repulse [Giveaway]

If you’re going to succeed in the awfully-crowded F2P FPS market, you’re going to have to find a way to set yourself apart. Aeria Games’ latest run-’n’-gun, Repulse, has all the usual modes we’ve come to expect: Deathmatch, CTF, infection … Read the rest of this entry

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