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Halo 4 review: A classic redefined

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"With an epic story line, nonstop action and a soundtrack to match, this isn’t a game... It’s a full-on experience"

- Warp Pipe



There are few game releases in this world that rival those of Halo. Every rendition of this story has spawned an amazing game to experience. This fourth edition follows suit and does not disappoint.

There are some benchmarks...

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Warp Pipe talks to Ian Dallas of 'Giant Sparrow'

Photo of Ian Dallas, Creative Director at Giant

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"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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Gamers can direct live streams with PlanetSide 2

PlanetSide 2 is first game to enable direct

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Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) and Twitch, the world's largest video platform and community for gamers, announced today a partnership that will allow for a first-of-its-kind experience that is sure to expand. The two have teamed up to allow gamers to stream their gaming sessions from the free-to-play massively multiplayer online first-person shooter (MMOFPS) PlanetSide 2 with just a click of...

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RGIII teams up with AC3

It?s often said that good things happen in

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The NFL gridiron's quarterback sensation has teamed up with the most anticipated video game of the year.  Robert Griffin III joins Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed 3 and mi adidas to help drive awareness and support for the upcoming presidential election.  

Limited Editions of Assassin's Creed 3 and Rock the Vote-inspired CC Seduction sneakers will be sold together with the video game's...

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Review: 'Unfinished Swan' is a complete masterpiece

'The Unfinished Swan' is a adventure game developed

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"The subtle storytelling in 'The Unfinished Swan' is as artistically sophisticated as it is heartwarming. It's a welcomed adventure on a blank canvas that slowly reveals the great lengths that one's creativity can carry us." - Warp Pipe Developer Giant Sparrow's 'Unfinished Swan' impressed many during its early beginnings in 2008. Now with Sony, their charming adventure is "creating...

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Pack smart for New York Comic-Con

A backpack full of essentials for a day's

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Whether it is your first convention or you a yearly veteran, it pays to be prepared when going to the New York Comic-Con. Proper planning can make things easier so that the only thing you'll have to worry about is witnessing an unpleasant cosplay wardrobe malfunction from some not-so-super men.

Here is some of the items worth tossing into your New York Comic-Con bag:

Bottled Water -...

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Review: 'NHL 13' packs simulation but misses the 'Hitz'

NHL 13' is available now on Xbox 360

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EA Sports and their NHL franchise has be long praised as one of THE best sports games available ever since puck heads like myself were introduced to the 'Skill Stick'.  Yet each year somehow, the series has just kept getting better.  Now with Madden pulling their own wild cat offense and shaking their series up for the better does NHL 13 once again raise the bar?  

Don't expect...

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Video games in gym class

St. Patrick's Elementary School in Huntington tests out

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At Warp Pipe we encourage kids to get "Off the Couch", especially through our video segments of the same name. One elementary school gym feels the same way and are using video games to help kids learn to stay active.

Catholic Health Services provided Catholic Elementary Schools in Huntington with a $140,000 grant to promote health and education. Using the grant, the school system...

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You and Nintendo's Wii U

Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime

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Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aimes hit the stage this past Thursday morning in New York City to announce that the Nintendo Wii U will hit U.S. retailers Nov. 18 with two price tags of $299 (basic model) or $349 (Deluxe edition which include NintendoLand gaming experience and more). Now that the cat is out of the bag, or should I say the Italian plumber is out of the pipe, is...

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'LittleBigPlanet' gets better on smaller screen

"LittleBigPlanet PS Vita" is a puzzle-platformer for the

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Need a reason to purchase a PlayStation Vita? Sackboy's got you covered with "LittleBigPlanet PS Vita."

I must admit: I was never drawn to owning the high-definition mobile device. Most game sessions ended rather quickly and had me clamoring for a big screen due to the amount of detail squished into the handheld's screen.

But one play through with "LBP Vita"...

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