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Spec Ops – The Line: A very unconventional war game

If there is something that we can rely on these days is that there is some kind of predictability as to how war games are structured.  The gamer is usually part of a military unit (which is most often American) that fights against the bad guys – Nazis, terrorists or, until a few years ago, communists. Another thing that most gamers could rely on until recently was that fights were depicted in a rather heroic way.

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Microsoft Unveils Limited Edition Halo 4 Xbox

Halo 4 is coming, and just like it’s last two predecessors it’s going to have it’s own custom themed Xbox to match. Yesterday during Comic-Con, Microsoft unveiled the Limited Edition Halo 4 Xbox. As shown above, the bundle includes the Xbox 360, two matching controllers, a wired headset, and Halo 4 itself.

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UbiSoft Releases Assassin’s Creed 3 Trailer

UbiSoft finally pulled the curtains off, showcasing the latest installment of the renowned trilogy – Assassin’s Creed. The previews come just as it has been announced that Michael Fassbender will be playing the lead in the big-screen adaptation of the game. Critics have appreciated the award winning open world stealth, and its first two sequels are ranked 9 out of 10 on GameSpot. UbiSoft sold approximately 5 million copies of the first sequel and 9 million of the second. For Assassins Creed 3 the company has gone through a lot of hard work. They began working on the game right after the second part was released and gamers hope that the latest version will again blow all other action and strategy games out of the water. Creative designer, Alexander Hutchinson said regarding this, “It’s been very hard to get right, and I hope people see the hard work that went into it, but it’s also been very rewarding.”

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How Kickstarter might shake up the gaming world

In times of financial crisis, people who work in creative industries are the first ones to notice that money is short. Public theaters, museums and schools all have to endure financial cuts in most countries that are currently hit by the economic crisis. At the same time, creative people that work, for instance, in the gaming industry have had a harder time selling their ideas to big companies. A few of them successfully turned to Kickstarter to realise their computer game projects against all financial odds. Most of you probably know how Kickstarter works. It is an internet platform that allows people to collect money in order to realise artistic projects. That means that Kickstarter cannot be used to raise money for, let’s say, a scholarship. For example, it is a good way for people to realise projects that involve, for instance, photography, dance or games.

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Sega Launches Olympic 2012; Gets a Mixed Review

Just as the world waits impatiently for the start of London 2012 Olympics, Sega hits the shelves with the official London 2012 Olympics video game. The reviews have not been as good as expected but has athletics ever transferred well into the gaming console?

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