One of the most anticipated games of Summer 2013 is almost here as the long-delayed "The Last of Us" from Sony and Naughty Dog hits stores on June 14, 2013. We were lucky enough to get early access to two scenes from the game and can offer hands-on gameplay thoughts. Should you be excited? Should you mark your calendars? It's even better than you think...
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Another month, another upheaval on the sales charts for the video game market. The reliable standbys are the same but games like "Tomb Raider" and "God of War: Ascension," which stood at #2 and #4, respectively, for March 2013 are already off the charts. "Bioshock Infinite" appears to be the only game from the first quarter with significant staying power. The only real hit. But it couldn't hold on to #1, falling two spots for superheroes and zombies. Full list below. Rankings are based on sales across all platforms.
1. "Injustice: Gods Among Us"
2. "Dead Island: Riptide"
3. "Bioshock Infinite"
4. "Call of Duty: Black Ops II"
6. "Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon"
7. "NBA 2K13"
8. "Skylanders Giants"
9. "Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins"
10. "MLB 13: The Show"
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The first major game of the Summer 2013 gaming season is here and while there's reason to worry that developers and publishers will tread water this season while we wait for the PS4, there's also reason for hope because "Metro: Last Light" is an action-packed gem. Don't miss this one just because you're saving up for the next generation. You'd regret it. More details below.
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Cyborgs, dinosaurs, cyborg dinosaurs -- "Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon" features such a deceptively brilliant concept that it's amazing no one thought of it earlier. Use modern graphics engines, like the one that drove "Far Cry 3," to envision what a game about the far-away future of 2007 would have looked like in the '80s. With great voice work from '80s icon Michael Biehn and a tongue planted firmly in cheek, "Blood Dragon" is a blast. Read on for more.
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With "Star Trek Into Darkness" right around the corner, the time is right for this year's awful summer blockbuster video game tie-in. Should you enhance your experience with the Chris Pine & Zachary Quinto movie with the game that shares their likenesses? Oh no, you shouldn't. Read on to find out why.
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Our monthly feature highlighting the best choice for your gaming buck week by week is ready for May and...cue crickets. To be fair, there are a few games that could really rock (OK, one game) but we're definitely in that "calm before the storm" period of gaming. Let's hope the storm doesn't wait till the PS4 to hit shore. Until then, what should you play? Let us guide the way...
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IGN revealed today that 2013's "Call of Duty" game has a date and a name -- "Call of Duty: Ghosts" will be released for PS3 and Xbox 360 (and, presumably, if it's available, the PS4) on November 5, 2013. The poster revealing the release date was leaked a day early after retailers were asked to post it on 5/1/13, a date on which we expect to get more information about this title. All we know now is title & date. Stay tuned for more.
Ever played a game in which a ninja has to attack an armored T.Rex? Have no idea what we're talking about? "Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge" is such a stylized, weird game that you almost have to play it just because it's so odd. There's some great carnage, awesome character animations, and non-stop action here as well but it's not quite the game it could have been. Read on to find out why...
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One of the most anticipated games of 2013 has an official date and it's in that primetime of the year often occupied by the latest "Assassin's Creed" and "Call of Duty" title. "Watch Dogs," a game that's been making waves and building buzz since the minute it was announced, will hit stores on November 19, 2013. It will be available for the PS3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U, Windows PC, and, on launch, the PS4. That last clause is important since the PS4 may not be available by 11/19/13. We will see. Stay tuned for more news as it's announced.
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Need a break from the emotional intensity of "Bioshock: Infinite" or the non-stop action of "Dead Island: Riptide"? Want to just bash an Orc with a sword? Deep Silver has a game for you. Want to challenge the "Sacred Citadel"? Read our review and find out if you should.
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