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Final Fantasy XIV Realm Reborn: 10 reasons you should be playing

Final Fantasy fans have been waiting a long

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Final Fantasy fans have been waiting a long time for developer Square Enix to make up for the debacle of a Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) experience that was Final Fantasy XII. To say the latest crack at an MMO is an enormous improvement would be an understatement. If you’re into MMOs and not playing this already, you should be. We’ve been racking up the hours on this game and it’s fantastic....

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Review: "PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale"

Video game characters crossover fist first in PlayStation

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Review Score:  7.5/10

"...Sony's expanding roster of video game all stars deserve the title of brawlers." - Warp Pipe

 

It wasn't too long ago that Sony's most recognizable video game characters were having a drink together in a bar raising their glasses to the gamers that play them. Maybe someone forgot to tip the bartender, because now they are...

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Review: Call of Duty: Black Ops II Ear Force Tango

Earforce Tango Programmable Wireless Surround Sound Gaming Headset

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If you’re looking for a casual gamer’s headset this isn’t the product for you. You can save yourself a bunch of dough by opting for one of Logitech’s many amazing headsets. I’ve used several of them and they all work efficiently for the novice gamer.

But for hard-core gamers who eat, sleep and breathe headshots, and are willing to pay for that added experience, the Black Ops II Ear Force Tango...

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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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A patriot is born in Ubisoft's epic title 'Assassin's Creed 3'

Play as Ratonhnhaké:ton, also known as Connor Kenway

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In the “Assassin’s Creed” series, Ubisoft has immersed players in key historical cruxes like 12th Century Damascus and 15th Century Venice through the eyes of “Brotherhood Assassins,” who track down and kill assigned targets (usually the Assassins’ archenemies, the Templars). Ezio Auditore, the charming Venetian as adept at taking maidens’ hearts as he is taking contracts’ lives, has been the focal...

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'Call of Duty: Black Ops 2' launches

The official "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2"

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is in stores now and Activision is already sweetening the deal on the game's optional 'DLC Season Pass'.

A Nuketown Zombies bonus map will be included with the digital download of the 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 DLC Season Pass,' according to the game's publisher and Treyarch.  This map was only available with purchasing either the Hardened or Collectors Editions. ...

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Review: '007 Legends' is a "SkyFail"

Gamers can join in the celebration of 50

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"...developers dropped the 'Thunderball' in making a proper game for James Bond."  - Warp Pipe

This past weekend was the beginning of a celebration looking back on half a century of all things shaken, not stirred. While those portraying Agent 007 have varied throughout 23 feature films, almost as many video games have attempted to place gamers in the shoes of England's most...

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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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Sony delivers a headset ready to rumble

Sony's all new PULSE wireless stereo headset -

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"The audio quality and BassImpact should be experienced by PS3 owners and those wanting to be immersed in their entertainment."

- Warp Pipe

 

Tapping buttons on a gamepad has evolved into a physical interaction with what you do on the screen. When you see it happen, you feel it happening.  Prior to E3, Sony announced its plans to release the new PULSE wireless...

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