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Let's Play Left 4 Dead 2 ‘Cold Stream,' The New, Outdoorsy Zombie Campaign

Earlier this week, Valve released the beta version of "Cold Stream," the community-made campaign coming to the PC, Mac and Xbox 360 in the next big Left 4 Dead 2 update. Let's see what it looks like, shall we? More »


Like Cherry Blossoms, The Force Is All Around UsRussian Devs Blame Antiseizure Requirements for Crummy Sturmovik

Russian Devs Blame Antiseizure Requirements for Crummy SturmovikIL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover, bravely carrying the flag for the decimated flight combat genre, has released in Russia where its devoted following is complaining of crippled gameplay and terrible framerate issues. One of the game's developers says anti-seizure controls mandated by Ubisoft, the game's Western publisher, is the culprit. More »


Like Cherry Blossoms, The Force Is All Around UsNintendo's First Console Is One You've Never Played

So Nintendo's first home console was the Nintendo Entertainment System/Famicom, right? Nope. The company's first foray into home video gaming actually dates back to 1977, six whole years before the Famicom was released in Japan. More »


Like Cherry Blossoms, The Force Is All Around UsSo, How Much Does It Cost To Make A Nintendo 3DS?

Unless you're reading this from the accounts section of Nintendo, we may never know. But experts in the field can estimate, and they estimate that the 3DS costs Nintendo $101 to manufacture. More »


Like Cherry Blossoms, The Force Is All Around UsThe US Navy Has The Coolest Flight Simulator In The World

This is the T-45C "visual simulator" at the Naval Air Station in Kingsville, Texas. It makes my 50" plasma look like a Game & Watch. More »


Like Cherry Blossoms, The Force Is All Around UsThe Colorful Concept Art Of Bulletstorm

Gears of War is a very brown video game series. Bulletstorm, a new game that was co-developed by the same team, is a lot more colourful, something that began right back with the game's early concept art. More »


Like Cherry Blossoms, The Force Is All Around UsStarCraft's Developers Have Been More Influential Than You Might Realise!

Want to see just how influential World of Warcraft developers Blizzard have been to other video games? Check out this chart which shows where a legion of ex-Blizzard employees have ended up. More »


Like Cherry Blossoms, The Force Is All Around UsThe Monsters Of Minecraft Shed Their Blocks For Flesh And Bone

Indie darling Minecraft is a scary game! Scary in tone, though, not appearance. In appearance it's adorable. To help the tone match the look, then, some artists decided to paint Minecraft's monsters as they'd actually appear. More »


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