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  • Blog Post: Steelseries Siberia Elite Bringing Comfort And Dynamic Sound To PC And Mac

    At PAX 2013, I had the opportunity to spend some time with a new headset from Steelseries. I've used a lot of gaming headsets from a number of manufacturers (last year I reviewed more than 25 different models), and I was quite impressed with where Steelseries is going with the Siberia line. The Siberia... More
  • Blog Post: Sneaky Zebra Caught The Best PAX 2013 Cosplay On Film

    We had the opportunity to catch up with our friends Nick Acott and Gary Scullion, the duo known as Sneaky Zebra, at PAX 2013 last weekend. The pair were in Seattle making another fantastic cosplay video. Acott and Scullion have a knack for picking great music to go along with some cool action shots.... More
  • Blog Post: Gearbox Working On Two New Next-Gen Franchises, Chances To Join Beta

    At their PAX 2013 panel, Gearbox revealed that it is working on two next-generation new properties. Those planning to buy into a high-definition stream of the upcoming Gearbox Community Day can guarantee their spot in a beta for one of them. The event is coming up on Saturday, September 14, 2013. It... More
  • Blog Post: Gearbox And Blackbird Interactive Collaborating On Homeworld: Shipbreakers

    When the second THQ auction was completed and Gearbox acquired the Homeworld license , many fans of the series were disappointed that Blackbird Interactive didn't come away with it. The studio was founded by Rob Cunningham, one of the original leads at Relic Entertainment (creators of the Homeworld... More
  • Blog Post: Seen At PAX 2013

    We've been wandering the show floor at PAX 2013 for the past three days. Here are just some of the sights we were treated to. Meet Lococycle's IRIS. She's one part KITT, one part Johnny-5, and one part awesome. This titan was struggling to get out of the ground. Guess it hit a little harder... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Mega Man Creator Keiji Inafune Announces Kickstarter Project, Goal Met

    Update: The Kickstarter campaign for Mighty Number 9 has hit its goal. At the time of publication, the funding stands at over $904,000 with nearly 15,500 backers. Original Story: On a panel hosted by US Gamer senior editor Jeremy Parish, Comcept CEO Keiji Inafune revealed Mighty Number 9, a new side... More
  • Blog Post: On Its One Year Anniversary, Loot Crate Plans To Ramp Up The Geekery

    It was one year ago at Los Angeles' Startup Weekend that Matt Arevalo and Chris Davis came together over the idea to bundle up geek culture and ship it out to people every month. When the site first launched, fifty people signed up in the first five hours. In the twelve months since the company shipped... More
  • Blog Post: Quingo Is What Happens When Social And Mobile Developers Decide To Do Good

    We all know the groan that most core gamers make when the words "social," "mobile," and "in-app purchase" are uttered in the same sentence. One company is trying to change that knee-jerk reaction by putting social causes at the forefront of its efforts. Game It Forward's... More
  • Blog Post: The 2DS Is Cooler And Smaller Than Expected

    Nintendo first unveiled the new 2DS system a few days ago, and it garnered a variety of reactions from the Game Informer staff. The $129 handheld strips out the 3D feature of the 3DS, features smaller screens than the XL, and drops the protective clam shell design. To me, the 2DS looked cumbersome and... More
  • Blog Post: Riot Sells Out League Of Legends Finals At Staples Center

    On October 4, Riot Games will be holding the season three finals for League of Legends at the Staples Center in Los Angeles . Last week, tickets went on sale and were gone in approximately one hour. We'd like to tell you that you have another chance, but that has passed, and it went quickly. The... More
  • Blog Post: Qunari A Playable Race In Dragon Age: Inquisition

    Today BioWare revealed that the Qunari are indeed a playable race in the latest entry the Dragon Age series. This horned race typically resides in Northern Thedas, but some roam the Free Marches as mercenaries. The best-known Qunari in the series is perhaps Sten, the companion character from Dragon Age... More
  • Blog Post: Professional Competitive Gaming Has Intramural Options

    When many of us think of eSports (or Competitive Gaming, depending on which term you prefer), we picture sponsored players in slick-looking team shirts using high-end gaming accessories. The play is usually mindboggling to watch, and many wonder how they can ever get the experience to have a shot at... More
  • Blog Post: New Duels Of The Planeswalkers Expansion Adds Five Decks And Ninja Rats

    The plane of Kamigawa is one of the most interesting in the Magic: The Gathering universe. It is a world steeped in legends we associate with ancient Japanese culture, with a helping of ninja rats and mysterious demigods. More importantly, it is one of the new locations featured in the first Magic: The... More
  • Blog Post: Elephants, Singing, And The Alternate Storyline Of The Last Of Us

    We partnered with Naughty Dog to show off The Last of Us in a cover story back in March 2012. During that cover story trip, game director Bruce Straley and creative director Neil Druckmann pitched us on the game before showing off a section of gameplay. Before Sony ever greenlit the project, the developers... More
  • Blog Post: Double Fine Creating Content For PS4's The Playroom

    Last week at Gamescom 2013 in Cologne, Germany, Sony announced that The Playroom will come pre-installed on all PlayStation 4s. The game shows off the system's augmented reality capabilities with a collection of games that can be played with multiple people. Today at PAX Prime 2013 event in Seattle... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Announces Indie Deals With VVVVVV, Dustforce, And More

    Today during an event PAX 2013 event in Seattle, Washington, Sony announced a slew of upcoming indie games heading to the PS3, PS4, and Vita. The newcomers to the Sony family include Divekick on PlayStation 4, VVVVVV for Vita, and Octodad: Dadliest Catch getting PlayStation Move support. Sony drove home... More
  • Blog Post: Godus Headed To Steam Early Access

    Peter Molyneux's return to god gaming is nearly upon us. On September 13, a Steam early access version of Godus is launching to the world. Molyneux's studio, 22 Cans, announced the game last November, and raised nearly $750,000 for the project by its December 21 Kickstarter funding deadline ... More
  • Blog Post: Twitch Announces Huge PAX Prime Schedule

    Even if you can't make it out to PAX Prime this week, you can still be part of the fun. Twitch.tv has announced an enormous slate of streaming and has shared the schedule with us. The list includes a number of next-generation titles and something listed as "TBA" from Epic Games. Could we... More
  • Blog Post: Skylanders: Swap Force For 3DS Gets Unique Characters

    Each year, Activision prods avid Skylanders fans with the unique figures found in the 3DS Starter bundle. Last year, it was Punch Pop Fizz, a red variant of the Bobcat Goldthwaite-voiced character. This year, all three of the packed-in figures with the portable Skylanders: Swap Force are different than... More
  • Blog Post: Maxwell Saves Superman and Batman In Scribblenauts Unmasked Comic

    Fans who purchase Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comic Adventure will receive a limited-edition, free digital comic titled Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure – “A Battle Most Bizarre" Inside the comic, Superman ends up fighting Bizarro and Batman struggles to battle the Joker... More
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