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Featuring two television programs popular in the 1980's and 1990's: Computer Chronicles and Net Café, this library showcases videos about computing and technology. Collection topics include BBS, the Open Source movement, and Internet governance.

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Saints Row: The Third has some pretty crazy character customization tools, and they're letting us play with it early. We get hands on and create a soul-sucking demon from hell, plus we recap Jim Sterling's Battlefield 3 review, show off Skyrim's PC requirements, and more.
Topics: revision3, rev3, destructoid, Max Scoville, Tara Long
Ton of big game news today: Soul Calibur 5 becomes official and gets a trailer (which Max takes some issue with), Dark Souls gets a new trailer and screenshots, Hitman 5 aka Hitman Absolution gets confirmed (whilst still being teased), and Battlefield 3 has an expansion announced several months before its release. Lets get to it!
Topics: revision3, rev3, destructoid, Max Scoville, Tara Long
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet comes out his Wednesday, and we've got the full review courtesy of Mr. Conrad Zimmerman. Plus, a full preview of Diablo 3's beta mode and real-money auction house, a look back at this year's EVO 2k11 championship, and way more!
Topics: revision3, rev3, destructoid, Max Scoville, Tara Long
The gothic-style art and story return in The Darkness II! Tara Long talks to Seth Olshfski of 2K Games about what The Darkness II has to offer.
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Destructoid is back with the full report from Comic-Con. We've got the new Star Wars The Old Republic gameplay trailer featuring Bounty Hunters and the Sith, the new Penguin trailer for Batman Arkham City, and lots of Tekken news. All that and more!
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Max and Tara got a chance to play a new build of Dead Island at the show floor, and checked out a bunch of new details. Playing as the assassin character, they played around with the weapons system, investigated the RPG elements, and threw a few cleavers into zombies heads. Also, we got a release date: September 6th!
Topics: revision3, rev3, destructoid, Max Scoville, Tara Long
Borderlands 2 is finally real, and we could not be more excited. We talk all about it, plus Max goes hands on with Id's new shooter RAGE, Mr. Destructoid is in the new iOS game Arcade Jumper, and much more.
Topics: revision3, rev3, destructoid, Max Scoville, Tara Long
Max Scoville talks to lead artist Matt Carofano about The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Get exclusive first hand info from the creators themselves at PAX 2011!
Topics: revision3, rev3, destructoid, Max Scoville, Matt Carofano
Valve has announced Counter Strike Global Offensive, Saints Row the Third has a new gameplay trailer, Gotham City Impostors is getting a beta, and way more - on the latest edition of DESTRUCTOID LIVE!
Topics: revision3, rev3, destructoid, Max Scoville, Tara Long
Assassins Creed Revelations multiplayer beta is coming in September - but only to the PS3. Skyrim's dark elves have been revealed, the 3DS is discounted NOW at some stores, and Bungie's new game - all this and more on Destructoid!
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Assassin's Creed Revelations gets hands on impressions, DMC gets eyes on, Kingdoms of Amalur: Recknoning reveals some more details, and Ubisoft's DRM SUCKS. All this and more, on LIVE Destructoid!
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Max Scoville reviews the highly anticipated upcoming Batman sequel to Arkham Asylum, Arkham City! In this new game, we get to play as Catwoman! And use a whip!
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Max Scoville gets up close and personal with Commander Shepard in Mass Effect 3! The Reapers are back, they're pissed off and ready to kill everyone. Watch the NEWEST footage from the PAX 2011 show floor!
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Diablo 3 is out in full force at Blizzcon 2011, and we got to talk with a couple devs about what's happening. Are they ready to confirm that a version of Diablo 3 is headed to consoles?
Topics: revision3, rev3, destructoid, Max Scoville, Tara Long
And we're back! Maurice Tan reviewed Assassin's Creed Revelations and we've got his full vid review, plus Max and Tara run down the releases of the week, and much more.
Topics: revision3, rev3, destructoid, Max Scoville, Tara Long
The year is drawing to an end, and on today's episode, we count down 2011's biggest pieces of video game news. For better or worse, these ten stories defined the gaming industry this year.
Topics: revision3, rev3, destructoid, Max Scoville, Tara Long
Hideo Kojima shares some potential details for Metal Gear Solid 5, and we've got more info on the dirt behind Metal Gear Rising Revengeance. Plus, YouTube is now on Xbox, Alan Wake is coming to PC, and we went hands on with the Vita!
Topics: revision3, rev3, destructoid, Max Scoville, Tara Long
GDC is over, but thanks to a bunch of embargoes, we get to relive the excitement all week long. Principly among the embargoes was Alice Madness Returns, which we'll have a full preview tomorrow, but have a new gameplay trailer to show you guys. It's also a big week for game releases - Dragon Age 2, MLB 11, and, most importantly to Max, Pokemon Black and White. He gushes for far too long about it today, and Jonathan Holmes wrote a review of the American version for the site. Plus, Zelda Skyward...
Topics: revision3, rev3, destructoid, Max Scoville, Tara Long
We're six weeks out from E3, and the rumormill is only going to get crazier. Today we've got the announcement that there will be an announcement of a new Nintendo console (codenamed Project Cafe), the hint of Hitman 5 (named Absolution), and much more!
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Shadows of the Damned features feces, urine, a gun called "The Boner," and battles between light and dark. We've got the full reivew. Plus, demos abound for Sonic Generations and Duke Nukem Forever, two games with interesting parallels, and the Vatican finally gets a Facebook game. Finally!
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Destructoid's Tara Long got a chance to check out the new Silent Hill Downpour at E3 2011 and came away pretty impressed. Watch the full video to see her reactions and a glimpse of the first ever gameplay footage!
Topics: revision3, rev3, destructoid, Tara Long
Skyrim's epic gameplay demo is finally here, and Todd Howard's sultry voice will walk you through it all. If that's not good enough though, Max and Tara are here to break it down, and answer all your crazy questions. Plus, Jim Sterling gives us a Hard Reset review, there's a new Saints Row trailer and way more.
Topics: revision3, rev3, destructoid, Max Scoville, Tara Long
It's the first Friday of the New Year, and doesn't it feel great? It's hard to believe that at the start of the week, there was almost nothing worth reporting about -- now we've been covered in a veritable avalanche of video-game related journalism. CES was obviously the big news in all things consumer electronics this week, and we've got a few quick hits that you need to know about (most noticeably, an amazing portable gaming machine). We're also getting closer to the first big releases of the...
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Happy Monday everyone. We've got a lot of news for you today - there's our last of the CES rundowns with some very lackluster accessories, the latest dirt on the 3DS' batteries and launch titles thanks to Nintendo World, and a relative TON of new info on Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, thanks to Game Informer. Max also gets to talk about Jade and Goro from Mortal Kombat, so everyone's happy. In some sad news, Gearbox's Alien: Colonial Marines will NOT be seeing a release this year, thanks to Duke...
Topics: revision3, rev3, destructoid, Max Scoville, Tara Long
Saints Row 3 gameplay demo is finally here, and boy, it does NOT disappoint. We've got hooker punches, dildos, jets, human cannons and way more. Plus, Team Fortress 2 is now free to play, and the Meet the Medic is here. And finally, the long-awaited winner of our Fruit Ninja Kinect contest will be announced!
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Happy Humpday. Today we've got the shocking news of Mario in 3D, the latest project from the gang over at Twisted Pixel, the possibility of Master Chief on Kinect, and the latest on Elder Scrolls, straight from Maryland!
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What'd you guys do this weekend? If you're one of the thousands of people that joined is in our charity:water livestream, then you helped us raise over $5,000, and enough to provide clean water to an entire village. THANK YOU! Aside from livestream shenanigans, there was also a few videogame related things that happened. We found out what happens when you play Dead Space 2 on the hard(core)est difficulty, and discovered what co-creator Ian Milham thinks of a Dead Space movie. We also got news...
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Today was our very first ever live show, but in case you missed it we've got the whole thing up for your enjoyment (aside from the post-show chat, sorry!). Max and Tara ran down their most anticipated games of 2011, including Dead Space 2, Portal 2, Duke Nukem Forever, LA Noire, Elder Scrolls Skyrim, and Bulletstorm. Let us know what YOUR most anticipated game of the year is in the comments, and let us know what you thought of the live format.
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We can all agree that the internet is awesome, right? Well, BELIEVE IT OR NOT, sometimes people make the internet not so awesome. Case in point: the website fatuglyorslutty.com, which compiles some of the most horrendous xbox live messages you can find. On the flip side, the internet does ALLOW us to play KILLZONE 3 online, which Jim Sterling says is "as close to perfect as online shooters get." We talk about both of these things on today's show, as well as the revelation that Halo...
Topics: revision3, rev3, destructoid, Max Scoville, Tara Long
Today marks our show's first big milestone - Episode 50!!! Thank you all so much for watching and commenting, and loving Max's nipples. We really appreciate it. To celebrate, we bought cake for everyone in the form of video game news. Delicious, cakey, news. We've got the sad news about Hudson Entertainment closing their doors, the latest "dicktittery" from Fox News as Jim Sterling might say, and exclusive scooped hands on impressions of the 3DS! Plus we check in to Max Scoville, live...
Topics: revision3, rev3, destructoid, Max Scoville, Tara Long
E3 is finally over, and that means it's time to reflect on some of the show's best titles. Was the best game Bioshock, Battlefield, or something else? Did Max and Tara prefer the WiiU or the Vita as best new hardware? And most importantly, who did Tara want to punch EVEN MORE than Max?
Topics: revision3, rev3, destructoid, Max Scoville, Tara Long
Nintendo has cut the price of the 3DS drastically, their financials are in the toilet, but hey - you MIGHT get Majora's Mask 3D! Also, Max and Tara chat about the latest Metro: Last Light gameplay trailer, Ubisoft's insistence on DRM, and funny PR releases.
Topics: revision3, rev3, destructoid, Max Scoville, Tara Long
Giveaway week is in full swing, and we're announcing more winners AND more contests today. Want to win a copy of BF3 for PC, plus a Counter Strike GO Beta code? Then you need to watch today's episode. And stick around for the end.
Topics: revision3, rev3, destructoid, Max Scoville, Tara Long
E3 is right around the corner, and we've got a brand new preview of what should be one of the show's biggest games: Bioshock Infite. Plus, WTF is happening with Metal Gear Rising, what's the latest story in the PSN saga, and PS3 owners can finally hunt Monsters. All this and more, on the Destructoid Show #94!
Topics: revision3, rev3, destructoid, Max Scoville, Tara Long
Well, after a sexy dance with that pretty girl known as "LIVE", we're back to our regular format today, and not a moment too soon! We've got a brand new trailer for the new Black Ops DLC pack thats coming out Tuesday, as well as the details on a flamewar between noted industry douche Michael Pachter. Dead Space 2, which just got released yesterday, already has a set of DLC announced for it, entitled "SEVERED," the Kongregate gaming hub returns to the Android market, and...
Topics: revision3, rev3, destructoid, Max Scoville, Tara Long
Happy Monday folks, we're back with a full episode fresh with news! Anthony Carboni fills in with Max Scoville to give us the low down on the LA Noire director's new game, currently titled Whore of the Orient, plus we've got news on Skyrim's first big patch, and much more.
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Happy Wednesday everyone. There's been a couple of new updates to our favorite consoles - namely the Xbox 360 and the Nintedo 3DS. Plus, Devolver Digital and Croteam have an awesome way of dealing with pirates.
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Catwoman has got some slick moves in this new Arkham City gameplay demo that need to be seen. Also, Max is back in studio, and he's got news about Skyrim, Far Cry, and Best Buy! This is Destructoid, episode 146!
Topics: revision3, rev3, destructoid, Max Scoville, Tara Long
Catherine comes out next week, and we've got the official Destructoid video review! Plus, Goldeneye is getting reloaded for PS3 and 360, Mega Man Legends 3 is cancelled, and Aliens are infesting the Nintendo DS!
Topics: revision3, rev3, destructoid, Max Scoville, Tara Long
The epic battle between PS3 hacker George Hotz and Sony has come to a close, and nobody won. The settlement places a permanent injunction on Geohot, which means something in legal jargon and much more on today's Destructoid.
Topics: revision3, rev3, destructoid, Max Scoville, Tara Long
Max and Tara are playing the new game, Pay Day: The Heist. This game totally surprised us by how cool it is. You'll rob banks, break things, take hostages, shoot police, and all that fun stuff. It's like "Left For Dead" with crime and wearing clown masks.
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Planetside 2 is finally official, and we've got the gameplay trailer to prove it. Plus, Gears of War 3 was accidentally leaked by Microsoft, and Max *might* have all the spoilers, Battlefield 3 announced its class system, and some Skyrim news!
Topics: revision3, rev3, destructoid, Max Scoville, Tara Long
We preview actual games for PlayStation's Next Generation Portable Vita, including Uncharted, Wipeout, and more!
Topics: revision3, rev3, destructoid, Max Scoville, Tara Long
We're bringing you exclusive never-before-seen game play footage of Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City from E3 2011!
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It's the first Monday of February, and the only thing notable about that is that it means we're ONE EPISODE away from our 50th episode! Providing that Revision3 Headquarters doesn't get blown up before then, what should we do to celebrate? Let us know in the comments or give us a call at 775-553-8643. It's not all pre-anniversary talk today though - we've got some actual news for you. Most interestingly is of course the hilarious ESRB rating for Dragon Age II, which lets us know that the game...
Topics: revision3, rev3, destructoid, Max Scoville, Tara Long
MORE SKYRIM FOR YOU! Max Scoville and Jim Sterling giggle like little schoolgirls over Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim at PAX 2011.
Topics: revision3, rev3, destructoid, Max Scoville, Jim Sterling
2012 is right around the corner, and there is no doubt that it's gonna be a huge year for games. Watch the video and discover our most anticipated games of 2012, and the predictions we think might rock our world.
Topics: revision3, rev3, destructoid, Max Scoville, Tara Long
We're back in the studio, and back to our regular format! It feels good to be home. Although the craziness of E3 is over, the video game news train keeps on rolling, so we've got the latest on War of the Worlds, Earth Defense Force, the WiiU, and of course the reviews of Duke Nukem Forever. Plus, a new preview of Catherine! Sadly it lacks the boobs that Max felt he was promised.
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Today we finally got to see what the console formerly knows as "Project Cafe" was all about! The Wii U has a touch screen and will bring a lot of new titles to the Wii such as Assassin's Creed, Darksiders 2, and Arkham City. The Nintendo 3DS also got a big push with new titles for the device like Mario Kart and Kid Icarus.
Topics: revision3, rev3, destructoid, Conrad Zimmerman, Tara Long
Tara and Conrad Zimmerman from Destructoid check out the new game From Dust. In it, you can control your environment and play God for an entire universe. From Dust will be released some time this summer as part of XBox Live's Summer of Arcade, and on PlayStation Network later this year.
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Max got to check out a behind closed doors demo of the new XCOM game from 2K, and came away quite impressed. After a lackluster showing at last year's E3, the game has come quite a long way and retains a lot of the tactical strategies that fans of the original loved.
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Conrad Zimmerman and Max Scoville got a chance to take a look at Batman: Arkham City at E3 2011 and came away VERY impressed. The game improves upon the original's fantastic gameplay by adding some open world elements and fleshing out the combat system.
Topics: revision3, rev3, destructoid, Conrad Zimmerman, Max Scoville
Jim Sterling and Max Scoville from Destructoid got a chance to check out a half hour of STUNNING gameplay footage from Bethesda's upcoming Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and walked away with their minds blown.
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Tara Long talks EVEN MORE Borderlands 2 with Art Director Jeramy Cooke. Watch the interview for the newest info on one of our favorite upcoming games!
Topics: revision3, rev3, destructoid, Tara Long, Jeramy Cooke
Assassins Creed Revelations is out in full force at PAX: eyes on with our closed-door single player demo.
Topics: revision3, rev3, destructoid, Tara Long, Nick Chester
We got a chance to demo Counter-Strike: GO at the 2011 Penny Arcade Expo! It's the same CS that true CS fans know and love, and a real gem for original FPS gamers. Valve's latest keeps the focus on what really counts: BOOM! HEADSHOT!
Topics: revision3, rev3, destructoid, Max Scoville, Tara Long, Jim Sterling
Skyrim FINALLY has a hands on preview, and Max could not be more pissed that he wasn't the person to do it. But, we've got hte full details, as well as Torchlight 2 news, Arkham City casting reports, Playstation Network PLAY, Twisted Metal is Delayed, and more!
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Max played Skyrim for three hours. He cleaned up. Then he came on the show to talk about it. That's pretty much today's Dtoid Show. Plus the releases of the week, and a little tidbit about Halo Kinect.
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Jonathan Holmes joins us for a Skyward Sword review, Skyrim has sold a bunch of copies, people are working on next gen console hardware, PS3 users don't get the Saints Row shaft, and much more.
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Another shoe has dropped in Sony's little Xperia Play reveal-a-thon they've got going on, and it's not a good one. No friends, even though the device is "Playstation Certified," you won't get to download titles you've already bought on the PSN for free. Maybe they could learn a little something from Valve and Steam, for whom the idea of purchasing the same title multiple times is a ridiculous proposition. Thanks to some reporting by Forbes, we've just learned that Valve and Steam have...
Topics: revision3, rev3, destructoid, Max Scoville, Tara Long
We're back to our normal, newsy format today, and not a moment too soon. Today we learned that the iPad 2 announcement is nigh (hooray!) and that it's happening RIGHT in the middle of GDC next week (Booo!). We'll be sure to give you the full update as soon as we know. We also got the full breakdown of the 3DS' American launch lineup, which includes some favorites, but mostly leaves out our favorites. Finally, Bulletstorm is out, and it's reviewed. It's good. Plus, Happy Birthday Zelda!
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Brace yourself friends, for we are smack dab in the middle of the Game Developers Conference 2011. Thankfully, our friend Adam Kovic from Machinima decided to stop by and help us make sense of everything going on. We chat about the new Battlefield 3 trailer (spoiler: best looking fps eva), the latest Nintendo 3DS happenings (including NETFLIX), and discuss the next game from the people beyond Minecraft. Oh yeah, and Apple showed off a little toy known as the iPad 2 today.
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The 3DS has officially been released (and is still available in stores), and the world is totally different. Or not. We've got the full report from the launch including the best titles, the worst titles, and a few comments from the Destructoid hivemind. The 3DS wasn't the only thing that happened this weekend though - we also got a sneak peak at the leaked Mortal Kombat roster, a new segment called Show and Tell, and the revelation that Crysis 2 is doing quite well. Plus, the latest impossibly...
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GDC is over, long live GDC. This week just blew by didn't? Well, it's never too late to look back and reminiscise about all the good times we had. Remember the first time we saw the extended Battlfield 3 Gameplay? Or how about hands on with the 3DS? Or maybe that time Max got drunk with Adam Kovic and... oh, maybe we shouldn't talk about that. Anyway, today marks our first, and probably last, GDC Awards! Max and Tara chat about some of the best things they saw this week, as well as some non-GDC...
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It's been a week packed with Portal Kombat things, and we finally have some reviews for you.
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For our 69th episode, we decided to make it EXTRA sexy. Actually, it's not that much sexier than normal. But, we do have a ton of news and reviews. Let's get to it!
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If you create something cool, chances are it's going to end up in Minecraft. Apparently, the same goes huge AAA type games. Case in point, someone made a Minecraft mod where you can actually create portals - thats right, the same orange and blue ovals from Valve's game. In other news, we got the dirt on when Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 might get announced (and released), the latest update from Playstation's merry-go-round of nightmares, and Burgertime is going on a World Tour. Plus, the...
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Remember on Monday when we didn't know exactly what was up with the PSN being down? Well now we know, and it's bad. If you have a PSN account then a bunch of your personal info was probably stolen, maybe including your credit card info. Oh, and the service is still down while they figure things out, which is probably for the best. In other news, Sony announced a couple new Honeycomb tablets, theres probably a new Soul Calibur on the horizon, and the trailer for Black Ops' new DLC pack looks...
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Running around London as a Ninja? Yes! Crisp graphics, button-mashing fun, and robots galore...Destructoid gets a first look at Ninja Gaiden 3 at E3 2011
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Dark Souls is here, and Conrad Zimmerman joins us to give us his review and answers YOUR questions. Plus, we bring you the latest on the RAGE PC debacle, run down the latest features coming to Xbox, and more.
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A recent study shows that more women prefer video games to sex. What about you? We cover all that, plus a new DS game called Aliens Infestation, the new trailer from Metro Last Light, the virtues of the PS Vita, and the imminent launch of Bastion!
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Bethesda showed off an awesome Skyrim demo at Quakecon, babies were made, Notch was sued, and a whole lot more happened.
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are plentiful, if you're a gamer. Check out our run down of the best deals. Plus we've got a date for the new Xbox Dashboard, a new PS Vita shooting game, Doom 3's code open sourced, and more.
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The Battlefield 3 Beta has begun, and we've got impressions straight from Jim Sterling, who's been playing with the PC Beta. We've also got news of LA Noire coming to PC, the upcoming reboot of Syndicate, the latest in the Elder Scrolls/Mojang lawsuit, and more.
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The latest Driver game lets you race through the streets of San Francisco in any car you could possibly want. Multiplayer lets you play "tag" with other drivers and get chased by cops. Is this game a first day purchase?
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