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James Dominguez There has been a lot going on this past week, and here are some notable snippets, including news of the next Xbox, Nintendo's E3 woes, and a clever way to show up software pirates.
Jason Hill Injustice: Gods Among Us pits DC Comics superheroes like Batman, Superman and Green Lantern against each other in an alternate reality.
James Dominguez It's Friday again, and in lieu of a jigsaw we once again have a conversation starter. This week, which games have made you switch off your console in a rage?
James Dominguez Among its many problems, Assassin's Creed III was hampered by being set in a well-researched historical period, but its recently-announced sequel will have far more freedom.
James Dominguez Many of the most popular games played today depict white heroes killing hordes of dark-skinned enemies. Is this something we should be worried about?
James Dominguez The Lego gaming formula may be a little stale, but the latest movie-to-brick conversion still packs in some surprises.
James Dominguez It was a slim week for news, but one of the biggest stories is Resident Evil's creator teaming up with Bethesda to make a new survival horror.
Jason Hill Luigi's finally got more haunted houses to demonstrate his ghostbusting skills and amusing cowardice.
James Dominguez One of the great challenges in game design is getting the challenge level just right. How difficult do you like your games?
James Dominguez One of the primary complaints from those who would censor video games is that players will mimic what they see in the game. What if this were actually true?
James Dominguez Injustice presents fun super-powered fighting action, paired with beautiful design and an enjoyably pulpy story.
James Dominguez At first glance, Disney Infinity looks like a shameless Skylanders rip-off, but DexX found that only a few minutes of play revealed a wealth of original gameplay.
Screen Play reader Andrew Yoshimura Today in his Your Turn debut, reader Andrew Yoshimura talks about some of his experiences with retro gaming.
James Dominguez While it technically is not released for a few more weeks, open world survival adventure Don't Starve is playable now. Here are DexX's thoughts.
James Dominguez Two out of three news items this week involve hackers upsetting game companies, reports DexX.
Jason Hill Some might bemoan the heart of StarCraft II hasn't changed significantly, but Heart of the Swarm is another game of astonishing strategic depth.
James Dominguez Every now and then, we will play a game that open our eyes to the larger possibilities of the medium. Which ones were yours?
Screen Play reader Ben Hayes Screen Play reader Ben "Lotion" Hayes admits to feeding trolls from time to time, but asks if you have ever left an online community because of the less pleasant membership.
James Dominguez Gears of War: Judgment offers some token new content, but for better or for worse, what it mostly offers is even more Gears of War.
James Dominguez Defiance is a marriage of two media, consisting of a TV show on SyFy and an online multiplayer shooter created by MMO studio Trion Worlds.