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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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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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Review: 'Borderlands 2' is a laugh-out-loud blast

'Borderlands 2' is available on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation

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"I cannot get enough of this game and highly recommend calling three of your friends to take a joy ride into this wild, wild space western."  - Warp Pipe

 

Treasure hunters and pyromaniacs alike found Gearbox and 2K Games' role-playing shooter 'Borderlands' to be a great blend of action and XP driven gameplay. But the game did lack where open world games thrived on...

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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?

Exactly.

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

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Trailer: Ghost Recon Future Soldier

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

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Check out this explosive trailer for the highly anticipated Ghost Recon Future Soldier. Ubisoft's futuristic take on the series pits The Ghosts against an ultranationalist force that has invaded Russia and its neighboring countries. The game will feature single-player, multi-player, and up to four-player co-op modes....

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