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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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August 'must-have' video games

New York Jets fans will not have to

(Credit: EA Sports)

See which August releases Warp Pipe chooses as "must-haves."...

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'Spy Hunter' rebooted on handhelds

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced the Nintendo 3DS

(Credit: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

In the 1980s, arcades across the country were the place to be for gamers.

Those wooden decalled cabinets emanating light onto widened eyes are images still embedded in my mind. One game many will remember was the popular "Spy Hunter". Although many arcade rooms have closed their doors, the digital highways offer more adventure for gamers reprising their role of "The Agent".

Warner...

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Assassin's Creed 3 re-starts a revolution

Play as Ratonhnhake:ton, also known as Connor Kenway

(Credit: Ubisoft)

Thanks to comic books, movies and cartoons, many look to their heroes as those associated with men and women in skintight outfits. Before there was The Avengers, even before there was the United States of America we call our country, there were our founding fathers--the real-life patriots such as George Washington and Benjamin Franklin that helped bring forth one nation divided from tyranny. One...

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PlayStation All-Stars get ready to rumble

Video game characters crossover fist first in PlayStation

(Credit: Sony)

 Don't call them a clone because this crossover fighting game is not that. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale may draw similarities with its concept to others; however, there is much more to it than its growing cast of some of video gaming's familiar faces.

God of War's Spartan antihero Kratos is no stranger to jumping double-chained blades first into a fight after a successful appearance...

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Preview: Rocksmith bass expansion

Cover art for Rocksmith by publisher Ubisoft.

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Batman soars in Arkham City

Batman: Arkham City Genre: Action Platforms: PS3, Xbox

(Credit: AP)

Standing on the rooftop of a building in Arkham City’s industrial district, I listen to the sounds of henchmen as they patrol the snowy streets below. Over my comm unit, the guards complain about the chill in the air and bicker back and forth. Choosing my target, I swoop down and plant two boots firmly into one of the thug’s backs, sending him crashing to the floor. In a flurry of acrobatic kicks...

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Video games Marvel at San Diego Comic-Con

Ubisoft plans to offer a variety of experiences

(Credit: Ubisoft)

Comic book juggernaut Marvel reminded gamers that they will have plenty of options when it comes to choosing a superhero they can save the world with from the comfort of their own homes.

During a panel at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con, much was discussed about creating succesful games based on their characters through compelling story-telling and true-to-character experiences.  

New...

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Kidsday previews FIFA 13

Pull off dynamic headers like French International footballer

(Credit: EA Sports)

Whether you call it football or soccer, many can agree that no one brings you closer to the action like EA Sports' FIFA videogame franchise. On-field ability and performance has once again been improved, while EA's "Complete-Dribbling" borrows partly from FIFA Street, adding creativity with the ball while facing opponents.

FIFA 13 hits all major consoles, PC and mobile devices Sept....

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The Expendables 2 videogame announced

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

(Credit: Ubisoft)

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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