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Dead Island Riptide Release Date and SE Announced


Deep Silver announced today that Dead Island Riptide, the follow-up to the 2011 global smash horror hit Dead Island, is now set to launch in North America on April 23, 2013.

Dead Island Riptide brings more epic zombie thriller action to fans with additional gameplay mechanics, all-new gorgeous locales to explore, more types of zombies to provide constant threats, an additional character class and the best co-operative zombie action experience in gaming.

Players who preorder Riptide early at participating retailers, will get The Dead Island Riptide Special Edition, which puts tempting extras in your survival arsenal. The SE will include a pack of exclusive weapon mods (for more creative undead destruction!), a digital strategy map (for the best expert advice on how to own the approaching hordes!), and a unique character skin (looks good and helpful for recognition among the undead.). Supplies are limited and will be sold on a first-come, first serve basis.

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Aliens: Colonial Marines Collectors Editions

Today, Gearbox unveiled details on the Aliens: Colonial Marines Collector’s Edition as well as the bonuses that are available by pre-ordering the game from a participating retailer. including four playable characters from the original 1986 movie for competitive multiplayer.

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UK Gets Battlefield 3 Limited Edition Pack


EA announced today that fans who pre-order the Battlefield 3 Limited Edition at UK retailers, GAME and Gamestation UK will receive the Physical Warfare Pack. This pack includes the Type 88 LMG with bipod, the SKS sniper rifle flash suppressor and armor-piercing flechette ammo for the DAO-12 semi-automatic shotgun. Also included is day one access to the DAO-12 semi-automatic shotgun. Since this is the Limited Edition it will include the Back to Karkand expansion pack.

The Goodies!

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The Box Art!

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Marston or Phelps? A Comparison of L.A. Noire and Red Dead Redemption

Rockstar Games is hitting its stride now. Two straight games that are genre defining, and potentially revolutionary, they’ve released now, both of which to fan and critical acclaim. But which one is better? Team Bondi’s homage to film noire or Rockstar San Diego’s western classic?

I’ve already stated on this blog that Red Dead Redemption is among my favorite games of all time, and L.A. Noire was my most anticipated game of 2011. But, which game will I say is better?

I have to warn you, this post contains spoilers for both games. If you haven’t finished it, I suggest you wouldn’t read the “plot” section of this post.

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