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Transformers return for cybernetic warfare

"Transformers: Fall of Cybertron" releases Tuesday in North

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Filmmaker Michael Bay, of the "Transformers" series fame, could learn a thing or two about the robots in disguise from developer High Moon Studios. After its highly praised "Transformers: War for Cybertron," the studio will release a sequel on Tuesday for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Microsoft WIndows.

"Transformers: Fall of Cybertron" is a call to arms...

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Review: The Amazing Spider-Man Video Game

The Amazing Spider-Man Video Game is available now

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Other comic book heroes have taken over this year, but a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man was the new kid on the block, after a reboot by Marvel Entertainment and Laura Ziskin Productions.

With a fresh start to the series, Activision and video game developer Beenox cast their web at the 2011 New York Comic-Con and captured an audience to promise a more grounded, more realistic approach, giving...

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Kidsday previews Sega's London 2012

London 2012: The Official Video Game is available

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Mario and Sonic had their Olympic fun but now it's time to see what your inner world-class athlete can really do with Sega's London 2012: The Official Video Game.

There are 46 events spanning from the 3m springboard diving to weightlifting and there is no better way to experience them all than with Kinect for the Xbox 360. And for the first time in an Olympic Games video game, London...

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The Expendables 2 videogame announced

Four Expendables (Barney, Gunner, Caesar and Yin Yang)

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Digital downloads have offered gamers a chance to pull off killer combos with Freddy Krueger, slay zombies with Sarah Michelle Gellar and now, thanks to Ubisoft and its upcoming title "The Expendables 2 Videogame," some of the biggest action stars in cinema history are entering the mix.

Choose between Sylvester Stallone as Barney Ross accompanied by a few familiar faces from the...

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Review: Syndicate

Syndicate is EA's cyberpunk shooter, where you are

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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?


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

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'Mass Effect 3' launches

"Mass Effect 3" launch trailer

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War for Earth has begun, and gamers who've been gearing up for the climactic battle can finally answer the call to arms against the Reapers. "Mass Effect 3" has become one of the most anticipated releases of the calendar year.

Longtime fans will continue their journey based upon their choices made in previous games. New recruits won't feel left out either, as Bioware states that...

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Comic Con: Street Fighter X Tekken gets March release

Street Fighter X Tekken

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Street Fighter X Tekken producer Yoshinori Ono revealed that the much anticipated game now has a March 6 release date.

Ono also talked about a "Gem System," a power-up system that allows gamers to customize the styles of their fighters. You'll be able to give Tekken's Heihachi the ability to do a Street Fighter Hadouken or give Dhalsim the rolling splash move of Marduk.


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Microsoft to students: Buy a PC, get free Xbox 360

Ubisoft's Shaun White at E3 in Los Angeles.

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Microsoft is pushing a new promotion that gives college students a free 4 GB Xbox 360 with the purchase of a new Windows 7 PC.

The laptop or desktop must cost at least $699 and students need to provide proof of their current enrollment.

Best Buy is the only brick and mortar store on Long Island participating in the promo. You just need is to show your student ID at the cash register...

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Torchlight comes to Xbox Live Arcade

Torchlight for XBox available on XBox Live Arcade


If you're like me and love MMORPGs like World of Warcraft but just don’t have the time to contribute, you are in luck. Torchlight is a similar, play-at-your-own-pace, single-player game that can be compared to WOW. Runic Games developed Torchlight for the PC, but now console gamers can get in on the action.

Right from the start you’ll see a lot of nuances that make one think this...

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Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Teaser

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Teaser


Capcom has launched its first look at the next installment of Resident Evil, Operation Racoon City. This new version is said to be a team multiplayer third-person team-based shooter. Will it live up to the awesomeness that was Resident Evil 5? We have yet to see. More details as we recieve them, but for now enjoy the teaser.


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