Halo: Reach Noob Tips - Level Up Your Spartan Fast

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Halo: Reach just launched and we're already obsessed with leveling up and scoring credits. Thanks to daily and weekly challenges, various multi-tiered commendations, constantly evolving user-made content, dozens of ranks and a store to spend the credits you earn from doing virtually...

4 Fallacies of the Anti-Used Game Argument

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Publishers don't want you to buy used games, and neither do game developers. That's no surprise, but I was taken aback this week to see some game writers arguing in opposition to the used game market, one that is dominated by Gamestop and, according to the logic of those opposed, doesn't benefit...

Some Awesome Video Game Music, Just Because

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Over at Kilted Moose, Scott Munro put together a short list of his favorite video game music. They don't align with my favorites at all, but the thing about game music, and music in general, is that we're drawn to different songs and styles for different reasons. So here are some of my most...

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The Brains Behind Volunteer Video Game Walkthroughs

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The last thing most gamers do when they get home, rip the cellophane off a brand new game, pop it in and press 'start' is think to themselves, 'I'm going to play this game multiple times until I discover the best possible course through it and then share the info with strangers on the Internet.'...

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9 Things I Learned From the Halo: Reach Beta

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In a few hours, someone at Microsoft will press a button and open the Halo: Reach multiplayer beta to millions of rabid fans. If you've got a copy of Halo 3: ODST, you should be able to access the beta by late morning Pacific time, early afternoon Eastern time and early evening GMT. I got a head...

10 Weird and Awesome Homemade Arcade Cabinets

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Arcades are dead, but that isn't stopping thousands dozens of people around the world from attempting to recreate the nostalgia for BO-infused sweat-boxes in their own homes. The following homemade cabinets range from the weird to the weirder. They may be set to "free play" or feature new games...

Walkthrough Wednesday: Crysis 2

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Crysis 2 has been dominating a good chunk of our free time as we work our way through the remarkably detailed campaign. Few things are more fun than killing aliens in a post-invasion NYC, right? Well, this week's Walkthrough Wednesday will make the process even easier, as...

Walkthrough Wednesday: Bulletstorm

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Ready to become the Master Sergeant Master Lieutenant of Shooting Things? No? OK, we've collected all the best walkthroughs we can find for "Bulletstorm" to help you glory in the most excessive comedic violence possible.

The Five Best Retro Games On XBLA and PSN

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One of the best unexpected results of game consoles being constantly connected to the Internet is an absolute explosion in retro games.  Once the surviving publishers realized that there was an entire audience that grew up with their back catalogue, plus an audience that had been lectured for...

Cyber Monday Roundup: The Best Deals for Gamers

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  Cyber Monday, the Internet's answer to the grand celebration of consumerism that is Black Friday, is upon us, and if you were unwilling to brave the crowds a few days ago but still would like to take advantage of some great deals on games and gaming products, we've put together a list of...

Grand Theft Auto V Trailer Review

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Grand Theft Auto V has a lot to live up to. The last installment in this franchise was arguably the best, with a likeable protagonist, a variety of missions, and a huge city for gamers to explore. Having been impressed again and again by...

Black Friday Roundup: The Best Deals for Gamers

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  It's Black Friday, the day of the year when, having successfully indulged in too much food, we can try to burn off those calories by indulging in too much shopping. Don't laugh; rushing through those aisles is practically an extreme sport. We know that gaming can be an expensive hobby,...

Walkthrough Roundup: Arkham City

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Arkham City living up to everyone's expectations so far? Probably. As was to be expected, the reception for this game was extremely positive, with both critics and fans alike declaring that it is a worthy sequel to its now-legendary predecessor. Of course,...

Grand Theft Auto 5 Coming in January 2012?

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The Grand Theft Auto franchise continues to impress us, and with the last major release arguably the strongest the franchise has ever seen, well, needless to say we are anxiously awaiting any bit of news about a possible fifth game in the series. So, while it's not like...

Capcom thinks Tekken characters are a little weird

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At Captivate, Capcom revealed the first ten playable characters in Street Fighter X Tekken, while producer Yoshinori Ono spoke at length about Tekken's affinity for unusual characters and how Street Fighter X Tekken will handle the situation.

Netflix to Support Kinect for Streaming Content

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Netflix destroyed Blockbuster for a number of reasons, but one of them was the fact that people are generally lazy (hey, I'm one of them) and would rather download a movie or have it delivered to their house than get up and drive to the store. According to G4,...