Halo: Reach is Landing on September 14, 2010

More than 2.7 million Halo fans participated in the recent Halo: Reach multiplayer beta on Xbox LIVE, making it the largest console video game beta test on record, and more than triple the size of the Halo 3 beta. (To put it in perspective, Xbox LIVE users put in over 1,826 years of total play…

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More Magic in the First Duels of the Planeswalkers Expansion

The Xbox LIVE Arcade version of the popular Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers just got its first expansion. After all, what fun is a collectable card game if you can’t add some new decks? Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers Expansion Pack 1 is available now for 400 Microsoft Points. Duel Magic’s…

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Red Faction: Guerrilla – Demons of the Badlands Hands-On

Next week, Red Faction: Guerrilla fans will get access to a new single-player campaign when the Demons of the Badlands add-on ships for the game. We were lucky enough to get some hands-on time with the add-on this week, and we’re happy to report that it adds numerous fresh new items, an entirely new and…

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Trailer is Up!

In their continuing effort to eventually own all of the “Top 5 Most Played Games” slots on Xbox LIVE, Activision and Developer Infinity Ward have announced Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is coming to an Xbox 360 near you on November 10, 2009. So what are the details of this suddenly hugely anticipated sequel?…

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Halo 3 Maps Dated, Add-On Flood

Get ready for wave-after-wave of highly anticipated game add-ons to hit Xbox LIVE Marketplace over the next month. Among the highlights: March 24: Fallout 3’s The Pitt add-on ships this day, taking you to a ruined Pittsburg (my old roomie from Philly’s comment: “How would you tell?”) as you uncover a possible conspiracy to hide a cure for mutations…

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New Gears of War 2 Experience System, Snowblind Map Pack coming soon

March 31st will bring the new Snowblind Map Pack for Gears of War 2. The pack will include four new maps, including Courtyard, Grindyard, Under Hill, and a remake of the ever-popular Fuel Depot from the original Gears of War. Also, a title update is on the way that will that add a whole new experience-based…

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Speaking of Zombies...

The title update for Left 4 Dead went live today. The fine folks over at Valve have watched how we were playing the game and made a number of tweaks to the title to change up the balance a bit. No more grabbing onto a ladder when flying through the air after a tank punch,…

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Dead Re-Rising

Capcom had an exciting announcement on Xbox LIVE today: A video announcing a sequel to a fan-favorite game. I won’t spoil the surprise if you haven’t seen it; as this was posted, it was the number one item in the Spotlight.  That’s not all that’s coming from Capcom, though. In exciting and creepy news, recently Capcom confirmed that…

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Today I have to play a game at work

We need video capture footage of Braid. Oh, okay, I guess I could take a break from answering e-mail to play. Just this once. If you haven’t played Braid, you owe it to yourself to at least check out the demo. At first glance it looks like a simple platformer, but the time control aspects (not…

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