Starhawk

Starhawk is a PS3-exclusive third-person shooter, set to release in May 2012. Similarly to its predecessor, Warhawk, the game offers split-screen and online multiplayer. New additions include a single player story mode, and a Build n’ Battle system which allows the players to call down various structures from the orbiting ship, giving the game some RTS flavor.

Starhawk takes place in a sci-fi universe, where two factions – Rifters and Outcasts – clash over control of Rift Energy. Players can fight on foot or use various vehicles to do battle on the ground and in the air. Both competitive and co-op multiplayer modes are available.

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Gamestop Coupons – February 2012

Gamestop has just announced a few good deals for this month. Gamers shopping online on their website can use the following coupons through February 15 to save some money:

  • Coupon code “BAYSIDE” shaves $5 off orders worth $59.99 or more.
  • Coupon code “QUATO” gives you a $10 discount on purchases of $74.99 or more.

More information on what the coupons are a valid for can be found below:

Gamestop Coupons - February 2012

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TERA Online

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    May 1, 2012 (US)
    May 3, 2012 (EU)

TERA (full name “The Exiled Realm of Arborea”) is a Korean MMORPG that is being published in the United States by En Masse Entertainment, and in Europe by Frogster Interactive Pictures. It is a promising game with a number of interesting features: a combat system reminiscent of action games (cross-hair aiming, dodging, and blocking), an intricate political structure, Unreal Engine 3 graphics, and more.

The game offers 7 distinct races and 8 classes to choose from. Significant character customization is offered, both during character creation, and later on in game through armor dyes and remodeling. Besides appearance, players can further customize the abilities of their character by equipping Glyphs (which modify skills in different ways) and socketing crystals in armor and weapons in order to boost their stats.

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Risen 2: Dark Waters

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    Apr 24, 2012
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    Jul 31, 2012 (US)
    Aug 3, 2012 (EU)

Risen 2: Dark Waters is a sequel to the action RPG Risen by a German game studio Piranha Bytes. Compared to its predecessor, the game features a larger world with more areas and quests, and the option to use firearms in addition to magic. The animations are also improved, despite using the same graphics engine. Unlike the first title, Risen 2 runs on Windows, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3 platforms.

Risen 2 picks up where the original left off, and the players step into the shoes of the Nameless Hero again. The main character now wears a eye-patch because of the injury he received during his fight against the Titan in Risen 1. The story is said to start with Commandant Carlos requesting your help with rescuing sailors of a sunken ship. You will meet several characters from the first game (such as Patty), as well as many new ones.

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The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition

The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings, one of the best RPGs in the last few years, is getting an Xbox 360 release in April. Titled “The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings Enhanced Edition”, the game includes lots of extra content: new areas, quests, characters, voice acting, and cinematic cutscenes.

The game was a hit among PC gamers due to its captivating storyline and great graphics, although there were some complaints about the combat system and the learning curve. CD Projekt RED has addressed these concerns, making certain parts of the game easier than in the PC version.

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Silent Hill: Downpour

Silent Hill: Downpour is the eighth installment in the series. It is developed by a Czech studio, Vatra Games, and published by Konami. The game’s plot is unrelated to its predecessors, and centers around Murphy Pendleton – a convict who escaped when the bus transporting him crashed.

According to game producer Tomm Hulett, SH: Downpour takes place to the south-east of Toluca lake, a region that wasn’t explored in the previous Silent Hill titles. Unlike the previous installment, the game has a combat element, although Murphy is only be able to carry a single firearm and melee weapon. The weapons also deteriorate with usage.

Similarly to the previous installments, the game features multiple endings and involves puzzles, monster fights, and exploration. It’s also worth mentioning that Downpour is the first Silent Hill game to support stereoscopic 3D.

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Yakuza: Dead Souls

Yakuza: Dead Souls is a PS3-exclusive action-adventure game from SEGA. After a zombie outbreak in Kamurocho which leaves the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force decimated, the task of protecting the district falls to the four characters from the Yakuza series (Kazuma Kiryu, Goro Majima, Ryuji Goda, and Shun Akiyama).

Dead Souls is the first installment of the franchise to focus on guns, and includes pistols, machine guns, and even rocket launchers. The enemies include both regular zombies and fantastic bosses that are much harder to kill.

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