Aliens Vs. Nerf Guns | A Colonial Marines gun shipped to our offices today. (Photo by Crecente.

The Modern Warfare 3 Files: Team Perks, No Nukes, New Killstreaks

It's a fair guess that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will follow in the footsteps of last year's Call of Duty: Black Ops, shattering sales records and bringing even more people to video games.
But it's typically not the single player campaign, detailed here, that draws in those record-breaking... More »

Knight Defense is Chess with a Pac-Man Championship Edition Overhaul

Almost four years ago today, the people who made Pac-Man tried to make Pac-Man better, by giving the game a techno aesthetic and altering-intensifying-its rules of play. More »

What Games Can Be Played When One's Thumb Goes Astray?

Commenter BrawlKarter subjected his left thumb to the real-world sport of basketball, resulting in a strain that leaves him effectively thumbless for weeks. More »

Aliens: Colonial Marines, a 'True Sequel to James Cameron's classic Aliens,' Out in 2012

The long-in-the-making first-person shooter Aliens: Colonial Marines is still alive and coming out in the spring of 2012, according to a chest-beatingbursting announcement from the movie studio behind Aliens, the publisher of Sonic the Hedgehog and the creators of the award-winning game... More »

Nope, the Zelda 3DS Cartridge Isn't Painted Gold

Nintendo sent us a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D a bit early. The game launches later on June 19, but we'll be able to play it some and tell you about it. More »

Magicka: Nippon Trades Virtual Items for Real World Disaster Relief

Paradox Interactive drops a dollar's worth of downloadable content today with Magicka: Nippon, three Japanese-flavored items (and a Team Fortress 2 Demoman cowl!) to aid your wizard's quest, with 50 percent of revenue going towards the Japan Relief Support program. More »

These are the Big Role-Playing Games of E3 2011, We Think

Where would we be if there were no roles to play, no experience points to earn, and no levels to gain? Well we certainly wouldn't be here, looking over the biggest role-playing games of E3 2011. More »

We've got a dozen or so big stories hitting tomorrow, including one big gaming surprise. And they're almost entirely written up. After that I only have another twenty or so stories to write before Monday. Good thing nothing's happening next week... –Brian Crecente

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