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The first thing that you’ll notice about Assassin’s Creed III is the amount of stuff the game actually lets you do. The game is well worth the price of admission. You can capture Templar forts, track and hunt animals, liberate city districts, attack roving convoys, establish a guild of Assassins, build up your homestead on the frontier, trade and craft items, battle the British Navy in your ship the Aquila, and collect Almanac pages from rooftops. And this is only a small selection of the all the things you can do in the game. Then there’s also the online multiplayer. Wolfpack is an awesome new co-op mode that allows you to co-ordinate attacks… (more…)

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Nintendo and Microsoft cut the purchase prices of their respective current-gen consoles today in preparation for the upcoming holiday season. Nintendo’s Wii, about to be replaced by the Wii U, saw a $20 dollar cut and the announcement of a new bundle that includes both Wii Sports games on a single disc and a Wii Remote Plus and Nunchuck.  Microsoft dropped  the price on the Xbox 360 and announced two new holiday bundles for $250 each. The first, obviously targeting “hardcore” gamers, includes a 250 gig hard drive, a copy of Forza Motor Sport 4, a download voucher for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and a headset and controller. The second, clearly… (more…)

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Professional football (soccer, for most of those in North America) has not changed too much throughout its long history, but its most popular video game representation – EA’s FIFA franchise – has evolved with each passing year. This year, the gameplay changes are subtle but impressive, and the tweaks of various game modes are welcome. The result of improving on already sound previous iterations results in most realistic, fully featured FIFA entry yet. It may be expected, but FIFA 13 plays more like the beautiful game than any football simulation before it. This is certainly one of of those games you’ll sink a lot of time into, often at the… (more…)

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Sleeping Dogs has me hooked. It may not be the prettiest game like Grand Theft Auto IV, but it’s awesome story definitely makes up for it. The fighting is a lot of fun, pairing off against ten guys and watching the main character Wei work his magic is really quite satisfying. Special enemies are mixed into the game that are stronger or grapplers that change up the flavor of the fights. Gun play is also a lot of fun, although not as prominent, it still makes for some great moments. Shooting a car’s tire out and watching it go airborne never gets old. Also racing with it’s arcade feel and huge… (more…)

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I read up on Rainbow Moon and spoke extensively about it with a PlayStation Network friend of mine before release. In all honesty, I was a little put off that it was a strategy RPG, which I tend to feel is a lesser form of the genre.  Being the RPG lover than I am, however, I thought I’d give it a try anyway. When I was given the chance to review the game for GameJudgment, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. As with most games, you work through a tutorial at the beginning that lets you familiarize yourself with the game. Since I haven’t played many strategy RPGs, I paid close attention to any tips the game gave me.  Despite… (more…)

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The Walking Dead Episode 1 surprised a lot of gamers. A million-seller based on only one episode, TellTale Games had a hit on their hands that was going to be hard to follow-up. Can they manage to top the stress and difficult choices from the previous episode? They did in so, so many ways and by the end of the game, I felt bad for some of the things I said and the actions I made. The Walking Dead: The Game – Episode 2 Starved For Help starts off three months after the first one. Lee, Clementine and the group of survivors (including newcomer Mark) are all bunkered up around… (more…)

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The extended cut is raw, desperate and action packed By: Nicholas Mastrodicasa - Writer I was looking forward to seeing what came out of this giant over blown controversy. I’m quite the pessimist, so I saw the refusal option as a nicely veiled snub against the haters of the original ending. So you didn’t like the ending, it didn’t make sense you say? So we’ll give you what you want, but you can still refuse to be part of it. Now that you committed to that, wait for your new interesting ending. Nope! To hell with you, everyone still dies! I laughed a little at that whole situation. Despite that bit, I thought… (more…)

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By Daniel Beckett – Writer It’s clear that Nintendo is very focused on getting the hardware lead before Sony and Microsoft can announce any new consoles. Or rather, if they ever finally announce new consoles. Although the Wii U has some interesting features, I can’t bring myself to even remotely think of it as a legitimate console. I find myself going back to a word I’ve had to use so much since the beginning of this year’s E3 – gimmick. Let the Nintendo fans barrage me with hatred, but I really see the Wii U as being an expensive gimmick; nothing more, nothing less. On the game front, twenty three… (more…)

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When I first started playing online games, Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 (GRAW2) was one of my favorites.  In fact, getting the Ultimate Defender achievement in GRAW2 was a memorable journey for me and my friends.  We spent countless hours playing through the MP and downloaded every DLC pack there was to offer.  As with most games, our interest started to dwindle over time, but we were sure there would be another installment of this great game and we figured it would only a year or two away. Fast-forward 4 years from 2008 and we have the release of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (GRFS). I had such high hopes for… (more…)

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By: Daniel Beckett I’ve never owned a PlayStation 3. Not because I think it’s an inferior console or that all games are better on the Xbox 360, but because I just decided on buying an Xbox first. In fact, these days I’ve abandoned consoles and moved onto PC gaming (a move that Microsoft’s conference most certainly justified). For these reasons, I hate to admit that Sony had some great looking games to add to their exclusives list. There are really only two games that made me yearn for the Sony console. The first of which being the highly anticipated The Last of Us. The trailers were intriguing but to many… (more…)

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