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The Witcher 3 Gets A New Trailer, A Release Date And Opens Preorders

June 5th, 2014 2:52pm EDT
The Witcher 3 Gets A New Trailer, A Release Date And Opens Preor
The highly anticipated Opus Magnum of CDProjekt Red, the Witcher 3, has just recieved a brand new trailer titled 'The Sword of Destiny.' And boy, does it deliver.

It features characters Witcher lovers will know from both the books and the previous games; Triss Merigold, Dandelion as well as two unknowns who appear to be Yennefer of Vengerburg and Ciri.

Aside from that, it's also received a firm release date of February 24th, and preorders are now open.

Their conference also debuted their new DRM service GOG Galaxy, which boasts itself as a consumer friendly platform for game managemen...
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Why Microsoft's Xbox One May Soon Catch Sony's Playstation 4

June 2nd, 2014 4:00pm EDT
Why Microsoft's Xbox One May Soon Catch Sony's Playstation 4
Since the start of the next-gen war in late 2013, Sony's Playstation 4 has continuously outperformed Microsoft's Xbox One in sales. You may recall that Microsoft got off to a disastorous start for its new console during last year's E3 trade show, during which Sony directly called out Microsoft for policies that were unpopular with gamers, such as an always online requirement and restrictions on who you could share games with.

While Sony continues to win the monthly sales battle as of the NPD numbers from April 2014, Microsoft has made it clear that it intends to remain in the conversation ...
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Transistor: A Deep, Addictive Experience That Invites You To Play More

May 24th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
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Transistor Review: A sublime follow-up to Bastion from Supergiant Games

Transistor is the second game from Bastion developer Supergiant Games but if you came here expecting a sophomore slump, prepare to be disappointed.

The story of Red, a lounge singer who wakes up next to a dead body and with her voice almost gone, makes for a unique and interesting tale that you don't see every day in gaming. The gorgeous hand-painted graphics are just as stunning as what you remember from Bastion and the soundtrack is good enough to put on your iPod outside of the game.

But it's the game's unique and...
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7 Video Game Titles Based on Hit Hollywood Productions

May 24th, 2014 10:00am EDT
7 Video Game Titles Based on Hit Hollywood Productions
Most video game fans cringe when they hear they're favorite franchise is being given the Hollywood treatment. From the likes of

Angelina Jolie's Tomb Raider to Uwe Boll's Far Cry, Tinsel Town has often struggled at adapting video game blockbusters to the big screen.

If there's any consolation here, it's that the video game industry has demonstrated that it has no problem with the conversion between media genres when it's the other way around.

Here are 7 of the best video games based on or inspired by major Hollywood franchises.

Kingdom Hearts

Ok, so the first entry isn't so much base...
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Kevin Spacey To Star In Video Game 'Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare'

May 2nd, 2014 2:02pm EDT
Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey's next big role won't at your local theater or on NetFlix – it will be on your Playstation.

A trailer for the upcoming Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare features Spacey as a powerful politician, not unlike his role as Frank Underwood in House of Cards, delivering a monologue on democracy.

"Democracy, democracy, democracy is not what these people need, hell it's not even what they want," Spacey's character says during scenes of war. "America has been trying to install democracy into nations for a century and it hasn't worked one time. These countries don't have the basic building...
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9 Best TV Series' Adapted From A Feature Film

April 30th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
9 Best TV Series' Adapted From A Feature Film
More often than not, a popular television series will be capitalized upon in a quick-release feature film that often becomes a forgotten fragment of an actor or actresses work. But, there are even fewer great television series that are based on a movie. In fact there are so few that 9 was the magic number for this list. A great television series has to capture the audience's attention and make them want to tune in weekly, despite the myriad of choices they have. These in particular, did the job and well.

1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Series and Film)

There are very few people who recall th...
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Our Picks For The Cast Of Fallout 3 Movie

April 15th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
Our Picks For The Cast Of Fallout 3 Movie
The year is 2277 and life as you know it is about to change drastically. All you've ever known is life inside of Vault 101, your best friend Amata, dear old dad and the Overseer. Everything you have ever known to be true is about to be challenged as your father leaves the comfort of the vault for the Capital Wasteland.

If you have ever played "Fallout 3", then you know just how engrossing this game is. You have your good, bad and neutral factions and can play it all through several times over and still get different results each time. If the good folks over at Bethesda ever got toget...
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9 Hollywood Stars You Didn't Know Were In Your Favorite Video Game

April 10th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
9 Hollywood Stars You Didn't Know Were In Your Favorite Video Ga
As video game sales continue to rival or even surpass Hollywood box office receipts, plenty of famous actors and actresses are crossing over to lend their talents to another industry. Funny thing is though, you might not even realize it. Plenty of game companies have recruited Hollywood stars to serve as voice actors for their top titles. Sometimes the star's in-game character is rendered after their real world appearance, but more often than not, the game will feature a character that looks nothing like the voice actor, leaving the most casual fans in the dark about who was behind the mic....
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8 Sexy Female Celebs You Didn't Know Were Gamers

April 5th, 2014 10:00am EDT
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Over the course of the last decade, the video game industry has become increasingly mainstream. No longer an entertainment outlet only for nerds living in their mother's basement, the gaming industry now brings in billions every year. Many top games rival or even surpass box office sales out of Hollywood today.

As more people have begun to identify as gamers, it should come as no surprise that some of our favorite celebrities are getting in on the fun with the rest of us. Here are 9 hot celebrities that you didn't know were gamers.

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis is perhaps best known for her ...
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7 Awesome Video Games That Could (or Should) Be Movies

April 2nd, 2014 10:30am EDT
7 Awesome Video Games That Could (or Should) Be Movies
The video game industry brings in billions of dollars annually. Some of the top games now bring in more money than a major Hollywood blockbuster. There is often a lot of overlap between fans of both types of entertainment, and with video games now having more and more elaborate story lines with each new generation of consoles, it's not surprising that Tinsel Town has been eyeing a number of games for possible film treatment.

All 7 games on this list are either officially in production, rumored to be in production or have a history with the film industry that would make them a good fit for ...
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