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Review: 'LittleBIGPlanet Karting' is creative fun behind the wheel

LittleBIGPlanet Karting $49.99, PS3 The LittleBIGPlanet series runs

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'LittleBIGPlanet' has become an playground of creation for gamers of all ages to come together and craft seemingly endless content with one another. But Sackboy wasn't the only "Play, Create and Share" game in town. United Front Games' 'Modnation Racers' raised the bar on go-kart gaming with custom level designing all the while packaging one really fun driving game. When Sackboy appeared...

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Review: Kickin' it old school with 'Midway Arcade Origins'

'Midway Arcade Origins' is available now for XBOX

(Credit: Backbone Entertainment)

"...a terrific port that keeps the retro flame burning bright."  - Warp Pipe

In the 1980s, arcade cabinets stood proudly side-by-side in dark rooms, collectively chirping out digital soundtracks and static noise like a bird's nest of newborns calling for their first meal of the day. On their menu was our quarters, and at arcades across the country those coins were spent as pockets...

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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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'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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Preview: Rocksmith bass expansion

Cover art for Rocksmith by publisher Ubisoft.

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Kidsday previews FIFA 13

Pull off dynamic headers like French International footballer

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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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Wii U best of the 'Big Three'

"Pikmin 3," the first original entry in the

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Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo have concluded their presentations at E3 this year, and it's no surprise that the Wii U left the biggest impression.

The Wii U's impact at the Electronic Entertainment Expo began even before Nintendo took the stage Tuesday at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The final version of the Wii U controller was shown during a pre-E3 Nintendo broadcast highlighting comfort...

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