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Dude, there was a ton of big shooter news this week! I mean, this isn't terribly unusual, particularly since the genre is expanding at a rapid rate, but when I've got to cut interesting items out of this column for length reasons, you know it's been an eventful few days. Join me after the break...

April 13th 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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PAX East wrapped this week and Joystiq was at the show in full force. If you weren't able to make it to the expo, fear not: we have the whole Joystiq Live panel right here for you in audio form (though the quality is what you'd expect from a live panel!).Hear stories of joy and heartache as the Joy...

April 13th 2012 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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If you're looking forward to TERA but sad about missing En Masse's demo of the fantasy MMO at last weekend's PAX East, cheer up! The firm has just released a recap video that's almost as good as being there. It was a big week overall for TERA, and the reveals included an A-list voice cast, snipp...

April 12th 2012 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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As anyone around the Massively offices can tell you, I am eagerly-bordering-on-obsessively awaiting the release of Funcom's latest entry into the MMO market, The Secret World. I'm all about the supernatural, occult, and paranormal, and The Secret World's "all the myths are true" philosophy is rig...

April 11th 2012 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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The first time I laid my hands on Double Dragon Neon, I was not impressed. The bright '80s colors weren't doing it for me. The character models for protagonists Jimmy and Billy looked hunched and unnatural. Their attacks were stilted and limited. The enemy designs were silly and altogether over the...

April 11th 2012 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Massively Speaking Episode 196 takes us to the front lines of PAX East 2012, where the Massively team combed through all the latest and greatest exhibits and demos to find all the juicy revelations and impressions that will fill your hype tanks until the next convention. Eliot and Matt join us to...

April 10th 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Sequels are tricky business. The more fans swarm around a game or franchise, the thicker the air gets with opinions regarding what the heart and soul of that game is all about. With that in mind, I don't envy sequel game designers the task of figuring out the balance of enough of a nod to the ori...

April 10th 2012 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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With PAX East all wrapped up, it's time for the Joystiq crew to take a few moments to relax before E3 (it's only seven weeks away!). We'll be squeezing out the remainder of our PAX East coverage over the next couple of days. In the meantime, relive the adventure (or experience it vicariously for th...

April 9th 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Star Command is estimated to launch this July or August, according to the co-founders of developer Warballoon. The game, which had its first public showing this past weekend at PAX East, will launch with the "Rise of Antorians" story, followed by the "Cortexian Campaign" in October.Warballoon co-fo...

April 9th 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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TERA isn't the only upcoming MMO to feature big-ass monsters and action combat. Perfect World Entertainment showed us a demo of RaiderZ at last weekend's PAX East, and producer Mark Hill was pretty enthusiastic about the game's level of polish. He also made a point of highlighting the amount of f...

April 9th 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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David Hinkle: So, Borderlands 2. How fitting I would play as the slender female and you the hulking giant mohawk guy, eh? Jessica Conditt: To be fair, Salvador is supposed to be a tiny, muscled man, not the hulking behemoth that I felt like while playing him. Double shotguns will do that to a man....

April 9th 2012 at 3:30pm 0 Comments