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First there was Demigod, and now we’ve got two more DotA-alikes (Defense of the Ancients) running neck-and-neck for the attention of DotA players everywhere.
Noob! Despite calling our first hosted game ‘Just learning. Absolute beginners only’ it ends with one of our teammates hurling the ‘N’ word at us. In our second session, a comrade puts up with our bungling for five minutes before rage-quitting in disgust. We’re starting to wonder whether the beta for this arena RTS is played exclusively by douchebags when we encounter SavesPandas, a bamboo-staff-wielding sensei with doleful eyes, a big furry head and a heart of gold...
When speaking with publisher Perfect World, one gets the impression the company is actually a bit bashful about using ancient Chinese history for the plot of its new MMO, Heroes of the Three Kingdoms. This subject is as common in the Chinese markets as World War II in the US, but here in the US, the only other titles based on Chinese history are the Dynasty Warriors games, and does anybody actually play those anymore?
It’s bad enough Heroes of the Three Kingdoms is trying to overcome the “Free To Play = Fugly, Tween-y & Primitive” stigma that most hardcore gamers carry. The last thing it needs is a worn-out setting. Luckily, though the inspiration for Heroes of the Three Kingdoms is centuries old, the gameplay itself blends a surprising number of unique and interesting elements into the traditional MMO gameplay...
Imagine being a fighter pilot in World War II. It was – to coin the biggest understatement this side of Wall Street bosses telling traders they might need to have a few quiet nights in – daunting. Your plane is made of plywood, you can’t fly upside down too long for fear of stalling the engine and there’s every chance some German pilot will have perforated your parachute just prior to your requiring it.
As excited as everyone is by Diablo III, you find yourself wondering: what else could an RPG be? Is collecting loot, side-questing, selling to shopkeepers (and repeat) the only way to do it?
Following a half-decade in hiding, our favorite hired gun has finally emerged from the shadows again. But like his survival-savvy Square Enix stablemate Lara Croft, Agent 47 now seems to be on the defensive. During our E3 demo, which primarily took place in a Chicago library after business hours, the bar-coded badass - sporting his signature shorn scalp and sharp suit - wasn’t plotting a...
Our friends at Official Xbox Magazine ask Hitman: Absolution's developers the tough but necessary questions. What's new? What's different? And what's the best way to murder someone: a fire axe to the forehead or a syringe to the jugular? Get all the answers to these and more...
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