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L.A. Noire wants to blur the lines between TV and video games

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What peaked my interest in L.A. Noire was a combination of things. Rockstar first and foremost, actors from two of my favorite shows - Mad Men and Fringe and also the technology behind it.

 

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L.A. Noire is a detective thriller from Australian developers Team Bondi which are smashing the bar through not only the roof, but the layers of clouds and atmosphere when it comes to motion capture in video games.

 

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Play your PS3 retro style with SNK's Neo Geo gamepad

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Sony has recently released that they will be releasing some classic Neo Geo games on December 21st on the Playstation network, and now SNK is looking to complete the retro gaming experience with their Neo Geo gamepad for the Playstation 3.

 

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For me, the Neo Geo was the system that everyone drooled over but no one could get their parents to buy at the hefty $650 price tag it commanded in 1990. With a floating 8 way D-pad, the controller was and is a popular item and now SNK has a PS3 worthy equivalent, complete with PS3 button and USB connectivity. This gamepad is slotted to only be released in Japan for 3,129 yen. That comes to around $37 American, and Play-Asia will send you one Stateside for $45.

 

Crysis 2 is a thinking mans shooter?

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Crysis 2 is not far away (March 2011) and the closer we get to it's release, the more news, details, pictures and videos we see. It's been a long time since Crytek have pumped out another shooter and I'm beginning to seriously lick my lips at the thought of playing Crysis 2.

 

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Head of Crytek, Cevat Yerli has said in regards to Crysis 2: "We didn't want to be Call of Duty, we didn't want to be Halo. We wanted to stay true to Crysis."

 

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Time Magazine announces the top 10 games of 2010

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The Xbox 360 exclusive title, Alan Wake, has nabbed the number one video game by Time Magazine. The game was developed by Remedy Entertainment (the guys behind the more than awesome Max Payne titles).

 

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The number two spot was nabbed by Angry Birds (hooray!), third was left to Red Dead Redemption, fourth went to Halo: Reach. Super Mario Galaxy 2, Limo and Super Meat Boy took fifth, sixth and seventh spots respectively. Super Street Fighter IV took eighth, Starcraft 2 nabbed ninth and last but not least, Mass Effect 2 came in at 10th place.

 

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Forza 4 gets Kinect controls

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Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios have announced Kinect support for Forza 4. Forza 4 will still include support for the standard controller and various steering wheels, with Kinect being an optional bonus for those with the Kinect kit.

 

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Forza 4 now stands as a confirmed hybrid title that will offer the Kinect support and is expected to be released in both standard and Limited Edition just like Forza 3.

 

Angry Birds hits 50 million downloads

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Rovio's Angry Birds just can't keep out of the news! Angry Birds is just over 12 months old and has hit the 50-million download mark which is quite the achievement.

 

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It sits up there with a select few gaming franchises that have hit this mark such as Bejeweled (50 million) and Legend of Zelda (59 million). So to be at 50 million within a year, this is something only a few companies can brag about.

 

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Super Mario All-Stars for Wii has four classic games on one disc

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I would be willing to bet that any gamer that was around when the Super Nintendo game system came out way back in the day spent time playing Super Mario Bros. That was the game to have and probably the title I spent most of my summers playing as a kid. It's hard to get away from the fact that Mario is turning 25 this year and to celebrate Nintendo has been offering up some special titles.

 

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The latest of the special titles is called Super Mario All-Stars. The game is for the Wii and is a limited edition package that has four classic Mario games that you can play on the Wii console. Along with the games, the special bundle also has a soundtrack CD and a commemorative book with illustrations from the game.

 

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Crytek shows off some Warface pre-alpha footage

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Crytek have shown off some pre-alpha footage of the free-to-play CryEngine 3 based Warface. Crytek have teamed up with Tencent for the Chinese market release of Warface.

 

 

Warface will offer co-op multiplayer missions and a PvP system with different classes. Crytek are promising to continuously review the game with updates. The game is slated for the Asian market at the moment with no planned release date for the Western markets.

 

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WoW: Cataclysm - DX9 versus DX11 - huge performance increases!

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Want some free performance increases for WoW: Cataclysm? Don't want to buy anymore hardware? Own a DX11-capable card? Well, look no further! Blizzard has added some experimental support for DX11 in Cataclysm, it doesn't add to the eye candy but it's added for increased performance.

 

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If you're an owner of DX11 hardware (AMD Radeon HD5000/6000 series or NVIDIA's GeForce 400/500 series) then you're in luck. To enable the DX11 performance increases, you'll need to do a bit of shortcut editing.

 

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