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Warp Pipe talks to Ian Dallas of 'Giant Sparrow'

Photo of Ian Dallas, Creative Director at Giant

(Credit: Handout)

"It seemed to me that the most unfinished thing in the world is a child whose parents will never have a chance to finish raising them. So that’s where the back story for the player came from."   - Giant Sparrow's Ian Dallas on 'The Unfinished Swan'

 

It's easy to think that a video game's successes are driven from stunning graphics and heavily campaigned commercials...

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'Sleeping Dogs' is a eye-opening joy ride

"Sleeping Dogs" was developed by United Front Games

(Credit: Square Enix)

Open-world gaming has a ton to offer yet some titles have found themselves lost within their own sprawling massive cities. The developers at United Front Games were up for the challenge and impressed publisher Square Enix with the original IP.

Players assume control of Wei Shen, crossing the line between federal agent and criminal. Wei is an officer of the San Francisco Police Department assigned...

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Off The Couch: Kung Fu High Impact

Stephanie Woodburn, age 11, puts her karate skills

(Credit: Daryl Thomen)

Kidsday reporter Stephanie Woodburn of Holbrook is Off The Couch, playing her own martial arts comic book video game, Kung Fu High Impact on Kinect for Xbox 360.

Check out the video to see this must-own Kinect game....

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Review: Syndicate

Syndicate is EA's cyberpunk shooter, where you are

(Credit: EA)

In a market dominated by first-person shooting giants like Halo, Medal of Honor, and Call of Duty, it's hard for a new boy to edge his way into recognition without some kind of gimmick. Many have tried, but none have topped the perennial heavyweights — do you remember “Bulletstorm?” No?

Exactly.

That leads us to Syndicate, a new FPS that is actually a reboot of a 1993 strategy/shooter...

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