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It's always possible to be surprised with reveals of older MMOs, even after years of writing this column. For example, I had never heard that Valve was initially working on an MMO called Prospero in the late '90s before we posted on it a couple of weeks ago. It's crazy to me that parts of what coul...

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DICE founder Fredrik Liljegren has his sights set on free-to-play games, as he's revealed (via Gamasutra) his new studio, Antic Entertainment. He's joined by Digital Extremes alum Mark Mikulec and Jeff Evans at the London, Ontario-based studio, which features talent from a variety of titles such a...

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OK, we're going to drop something on you right now, and it may be a little hard for some of you stuffed-shirt critic types to hear: Dark Sector was rad. Not great, not perfect, rad. You were a half cyborg and you ran around throwing an electric murder plate at bad guys. If every video game, movie ...

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Wait for it. Don't leave cover too soon. You're nearly surrounded. Bullets fly in from three directions, ricocheting off the paltry bit of cover protecting your crouched body. A grenade goes off nearby -- too close for comfort. And then it's time to strike back and slaughter another wave of en...

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Talk about being fashionably late. Gamers looking to test drive Digital Extremes' third-person action title are in luck--a demo for Dark Sector has appeared on the Xbox Live Marketplace. The demo, which is available in all Xbox Live regions, may have missed the pre-release marketing blitz window b...

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We know that this doesn't go for everyone, but we really adored Dark Sector when we played it back in March. Now, just a couple of months after its release, you can finally get a taste of the glaive-tossing action without laying down any cash, thanks to the demo now available on Xbox Live. The gam...

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Today we're being ambitious enough to slam your face with two servings of awesome video game bargains. The first is GRAW2 -- located on Amazon for $30 new, or $20 used. People have said it's a great game, so if you think it's worth a measly $20, take the bet. The second deal is less of a deal but st...

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When the first next-gen game ever announced doesn't get released until a few years into that generation's life cycle, it's pretty much impossible for it to be "worth the wait." But Dark Sector seems to be doing a valiant job of at least being "worth the shelf space," as it's garnered restrained pr...

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Well kids, this is it. The first "next-gen" game evar is finally on its way to retail shelves. That's right, Dark Sector, the one time space stealth action game turned Eastern Europe stealth action game, will soon see the light of day. Is it any good? We'll have to wait and see. But wait! There's m...

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You may find it odd that nearly every Dark Sector post we do is some sort of video, but we have good reason. You see, Dark Sector kind of took us by surprise, most impressive thing being the game's intense visuals and over the top decapitations. With that in mind, how could we not want to bl...

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Posted over on their developer blog, the Dark Sector team decided to give everyone an insider's peek into some of the final bugs and glitches they discovered while nearing the end of the game's development cycle. But before you start to yawn and thoughts of missing textures or broken geometry glitc...

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After getting a taste of the game's multiplayer, our Dark Sector itch has been getting stronger and stronger. We can't put our finger on it quite yet, but we're intrigued by D3Publisher's violent little game and we want more. So you could imagine how relieving it was to be treated to yet ano...

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Welcome to This Week in Review (formerly This Week in DLC), where we round up all the hands-on impressions and game reviews (including Metareviews) from the Joystiq Network. This week's megaton title should come as no surprise whatsoever. Nintendo Wii First impressions: Super Smash Bros. Brawl ...

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Hot on the heels of our own video hands-on with Dark Sector comes brand new footage of the game's multiplayer mode. As we mentioned in our own video, Dark Sector's multiplayer is fairly unique among shooters. Those who have followed the game know that its protagonist, Hayden, has some very special...

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Instead of making some sort of accomplishment system that can later be integrated into Home, Digital Extremes created a system of "entitlements" for the PS3 version of Dark Sector that amount to nothing more than in-game pats on the back. More or less what we have in Uncharted and Devil May Cry 4, r...

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As we've been on a bit of an achievement-junkie streak lately, we decided, hey, why stop? Those points don't collect themselves y'know! So we noticed that Dark Sector is seeing release on the twenty-fifth of this month, and it's achievements have only just been put online. They're pretty standard fa...

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In the latest episode of X3F TV, we take a hands-on look at Dark Sector. In the video, we discuss the game's interesting mechanics, the single player campaign and also touch on Dark Sector's unique multiplayer mode. Overall, Dark Sector is shaping up to be a decent and, perhaps more ...

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Sometimes it's funny to poke fun at big-box retailers for missing small things, like release dates for example. From countless of broken street dates to outright insanity, the big guys have been known to make mistakes. This week, the Target flyer promoted Dark Sector as being teh new hotness -- unf...

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