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UPDATE: Swine flu game craze compilation

Published on May 6th, 2009 | by Remy Cuesta

As the world experiences the swine flu in various areas differently, we can not help but wonder if it can be poked fun at just a bit? What we have for you here are online games with the purpose of either to kill the infection, or spread it. You may catch the Swine Flu but try and steer clear from it..... however if you do it won't be from these games. 05game600Read More


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Final Fantasy’s UK release update

Published on May 5th, 2009 | by The Bad Man

Cover image for Final Fantasy XIII on the PS3 As many of you know, the release date for Final Fantasy XIII was pushed back when the announcement of the franchise including the XBox 360 for the first time. Also, as many of you know the Japanese version of the game releases generally about half a year before the US version does, and then it takes several more months before the UK and other European versions are released. ... Read More


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Red Steel 2 first video trailer

Published on May 5th, 2009 | by Aykut Donmez

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The first promo video of Red Steel 2 has shown up on youtube to the surprise of many gamers. Although it was known that Red Steel 2 was in the works for some time now, little was known about the title, until now. The video shows off both gun and sword gameplay, using the Wii-motionplus and though it's difficult to tell from the video the game will most likely be smoother and play better then the first title. Click to read more. ... Read More


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Rumor: Sony to reveal motion-sensing controller

Published on May 3rd, 2009 | by The Bad Man

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I found this bit of news from several sources including the websites The Cut Scene and Joystiq. It seems that Sony has a patent on a motion-sensing controller and the speculation is that the industry giant will be showing off their new toy at E3 in the coming weeks. Interestingly enough the patent suggests that the controller is camera based and the movements will be tracked by LED lights on the controller. All of this means that Sony's new hardware will be more accurate than the Wii's Wii-mote. ... Read More


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Gaming from a girl’s perspective

Published on May 1st, 2009 | by Aykut Donmez

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Hello lvlone users! My name is Melissa and I was offered the opportunity to be a guest writer for this website due to a few factors, a major one being that I'm a girl. Yes the fact that I'm a girl and play games might seem shocking to some, but you'd be surprised as to how many of us are taking part in the once guy-dominated world of games. I'll be using my unique point of view to write about a variety of topics on video games with a particular focus on how they affect relationships, so pay attention and you just might learn something that can help you with the opposite sex... Read More


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The most memorable opening scenes

Published on April 24th, 2009 | by Aykut Donmez

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Video games are much like books and movies—the very beginning has a big impact on the audience. The opening scene sets the feel and pacing of the quest, and is that split second after the intro movie (if there is one) is done when players are first given control of their character. They have that one moment to locate themselves on screen and take in their surroundings. They take a breath, and then take their first step on the adventure ahead of them. They don't know what to expect, what kind of baddies and bosses await, but they're eager and ready. Although there are many video games that have a forgettable or perhaps generic beginning, some titles stand out from the crowd. These games have unique and distinguished opening scenes, so much so that the initial frame has been embedded into gamers heads and have become instantly recognizable. Here are some of the most memorable opening scenes in gaming... Read More


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MLB 09: The Show Review

Published on April 19th, 2009 | by Aykut Donmez

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The dawning of a new era of baseball is upon us, at least for baseball fans in New York. MLB 09: The Show premiers the newest prides of New York; Citi Field and Yankee Stadium. The interesting (and humorous) thing about this is that the game was released prior to opening day, so technically we could play in the new stadiums before they could (somebody tell Ryan Church that the right field overhang takes some getting used to…) Click to read the full review. ... Read More


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Target pays you to buy video games

Published on April 16th, 2009 | by Aykut Donmez

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An interesting piece of news, Target is now offering pre-order cards for $1. Not only does this reserve your game but they're also giving you a $5 gift card when you swing by to pick up your game. Not exactly the craziest deal ever but I think it can help the giant a lot in it's sales, especially in these economic times... Read More


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What’s Wrong With Luigi?

Published on April 14th, 2009 | by Aykut Donmez

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Mario is one of the biggest characters in gaming history, this can not be disputed by any fanboy or hater. Mario is a short, fat hero who has saved the princess and the mushroom kingdom countless times. His courage is great and his strength seemingly unlimited, he's conquered hordes of koopa troopers and goombas. Traveled to ice mountains and Bowser's fire filled castle. Yes Mario is an icon in gaming history but what about his brother? Let us take a look at who is the brother of this legend and what has his role been in the video game world... Read More


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Throwing a party? Bring out the video games.

Published on April 8th, 2009 | by Aykut Donmez

So your planning a little get together or maybe a big party? Having video games available to your guests has become extremely common today, in recent years the "Party" genre of video games has grown exponentially. Knowing what games to get are important, they have to be easy to pick up and play, yet challenging enough to get everyone interested and competing against one another. Here are a few games that will add a whole new level of excitement to your party. ... Read More


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