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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning: The Kotaku Review

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No, Wait. This Is a Video Game for Grown-Ups

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Skyrim's Official High Resolution Texture Pack Makes Your Dovahkiin Sexier Than Ever

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These Guys Are Paid To See The Slightly Scary Future of Video Gaming

N'Gai Croal and Andre Vrignaud have seen the future of video games. They don't want you to be scared even though things are about to be very different.
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These Are Your New, Super-Sized Skylanders Giants Toys

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Spice Invaders is a Delightful Little Defense Game Until You Crash Into the Pay Wall

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