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Posts tagged “video game review”

Updated March 21

Premium Lock Epic's Tim Sweeney outlines new business model for Unreal Engine 4

Unreal Engine 4 Epic Games is opening up its video game development engine to the masses with a new subscription model. Game developers big and small, as well as everyday people, will now be able to get full access to the very same technology the studio uses to develop new games like Fortnite by paying $19 per month. WRALTechWire Insider John Gaudiosi reports exclusively from the annual Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

March 20

Premium Lock 'Last of Us' wins big at Game Developers Awards

The Last of Us The gripping post-apocalyptic survival saga created by developer Naughty Dog for PS3 picked up the game of the year trophy and more on Wednesday at the 14th annual ceremony.

March 18, 2013

Premium Lock Writing the tale: Getting the back story on new Gears

Writer Rob Auten takes WRALTechWire inside the new "Gears of War: Judgment," which launches Tuesday. Epic Games turned to new writers for the fourth title in its $1 billion franchise, and one of them tells his side of the "Judgment" story.

"Baird" in new Gears "Baird" in new Gears

Updated March 14, 2013

Premium Lock Going into battle with new 'Gears of War: Judgment'

Epic Games is pushing the single player experience forward with "Gears of War: Judgment," a prequel set 15 years before the original game. The latest title in the $1 billion franchise for the Cary-based company hits stores March 19. WRALTechWire gets an inside look.

New "Gears" coming in March New "Gears" coming in March

February 18, 2013

Premium Lock As new PlayStation nears, videogame industry sales still suffer

Videogame industry Tech Wire Gamer: Sales of video games, related hardware and software increased in January - but only because of a five-week sales period. Plus: Sony looks to regain its edge with new PlayStation this week.

Updated November 21, 2012

Premium Lock Halo 4: An ancient evil awakens to much disappointment

Review: Halo 4 is fun, but compared to the scope and drama of the best titles in the franchise, the campaign just doesn't have that ability to awe. Furthermore, as the story unfolds, it seemed to me it was more of a skeleton or outline than an actual story, there was no meat to it.

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March 5, 2012

Premium Lock R.A. Salvatore's 'Kingdoms of Amalur' an epic - but easy - game

Tech Wire Gamer: From striking visuals to a great story, sound and stunning weapons, Amalur has all the ingredients to be a classic game. Unfortunately, the combat is horrendously easy.

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December 21, 2011

Premium Lock Red Storm Stays in the Game with Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6 Patriots

Rainbow 6 Patriots logo Red Storm Entertainment showed a first look at its latest Tom Clancy game during the recent Spike TV "Video Game Awards" ("VGAs") with FORTnITE.

Updated December 19, 2011

Premium Lock The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Review

Skyrim_image_1 Combat is an absolute joy in Skyrim, but it becomes the major selling point of the game.

Updated November 14, 2011

Premium Lock 'Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim' first impressions: The game is incredible

TechWireGamer: The story, the world, the character designs, which are about as impressive as I have seen in a game to date, the superb score and world class voice acting all combine to make "Skyrim" a remarkable playing experience.

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Updated November 10, 2011

Premium Lock In striking 'Battlefield 3,' combat is so vivid it's almost real

TechWireGamer: The missions are incredibly fun, the gun variety is stellar and the graphics are just unbelievably amazing. Despite some technical flaws, this game scores 9 on a scale of 10.

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November 1, 2011

Premium Lock 'Batman Arkham City:' The Dark Knight returns with a compelling story, brilliant game

TechWireGamer: The story, the gameplay, the voice acting all combined with the absolute stunning visuals courtesy of Epic Game's Unreal Engine 3, "Arkham City" is a pleasure to the senses.

Holy fistfight - Batman brawls in Arkahm City Holy fistfight - Batman brawls in Arkahm City

October 27, 2011

Premium Lock  Amazing, exceptional - First impressions of 'Batman: Arkham City'

TechWireGamer: In the first couple hours of Arkham City, players encounter a richer, fuller Batman experience, even smoother stealth and exploration mechanics (such as free running and climbing up obstacles) and great combat.

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October 19, 2011

Premium Lock Fantasy and horror in 'Dark Souls' - I was prepared to die

TechWireGamer: This is a wonderfully fantastic experience that, although challenging, is only unfair when the game's technical flaws show their ugly faces. Multiplayer is innovative and something I didn't even know how much I wanted from a game.

Players appear outside your world as ghosts. Players appear outside your world as ghosts.

Updated October 12, 2011

Premium Lock 'Dark Souls' first impressions: Into the labyrinth of death

TechWireGamer: From Software's dark fantasy role playing game showed looks to be a worthy successor to "Demon's Souls," which showed that inherently difficult games can still be successful in an industry that aims to reach the masses while also revolutionizing multiplayer gameplay for RPGs and games in general. Plus: Gears 3 players encounter a glitch.

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Updated October 3, 2011

Premium Lock 'Battlefield 3' beta first impressions: Fun with guns

TechWireGamer: The first thing that strikes this player about the game is how fabulously splendid the graphics are. This is one of the most visually attractive games I have ever played, with the Frostbite 2 engine pushing modern graphics to their utmost.

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Updated September 29, 2011

Premium Lock Perfect 10: 'Gears 3' simply a masterful ending to an epic saga

TechWireGamer: My expectations were high for the conclusion of Gears' highly cinematic and enjoyable campaign, but also for the final chapter of multiplayer as well. I was not disappointed. Epic hired novelist Karen Traviss, who had written the Gears of War novels, to write the campaign's story, and she really turned it into a dramatic masterpiece.

One on one, man vs. beast One on one, man vs. beast

September 27, 2011

Premium Lock The stars shine in upcoming Skyrim, in more ways than one

Skyrim box Game-maker Bethesda has announced some Academy Award-quality talent for the voicing in its "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim."

September 26, 2011

Premium Lock Just in time for Christmas: 'Star Wars: The Old Republic' debuts Dec. 20

TechWireGamer: Expectations for this game are insanely high. Bioware is renowned in the gaming world for its quality of single player role playing games, which are some of the most critically acclaimed of all time. This is, however, Bioware's first attempt at a massively multiplayer online RPG but not its first dealing with the Star Wars universe.

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September 22, 2011

Premium Lock Inside Joystick Labs - Will the next Epic emerge from the Underground?

TechWireGamer: The startup accelerator in the American Underground showcases three studios - Lab Rats, WeFiends, Buckle Up - heading to market with promising mobile games.

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