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The games that weren't: 15 highly conspicuous E3 no-shows

From Half-Life 3 to The Last Guardian, everyone's drooling to see these 15 high-profile games -- and everyone's going home disappointed.

Plants vs Zombies 2 review: Sticks to its roots, but paywall leaves us feeling dead inside

Plants vs Zombies 2 has more plants, more zombies, and more ways to make you pay.


Review: Heart of the Swarm a big step in StarCraft II's evolution

Starring series antihero Kerrigan, this expansion pack to 2010’s Wings of Liberty makes the StarCraft II better, improves the multiplayer, and progresses the story in new and interesting ways.

Review: GoldenEye 007: Reloaded Strays From Original in More Ways Than One

Though not as ground-breaking as the original or as well-tuned as many modern shooters, GoldenEye 007: Reloaded proves that some shooters always look good in a tuxedo.

Review: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Is Challenger for Game of the Year

Treasure hunter Nathan Drake's outstanding new adventure isn't just the best game in the Uncharted series -- it's a must-own, and a definite contender for Game of the Year.

Review: Payday: The Heist Dishes Out Good Campaign, Poor Matchmaking

This downloadable bank heist sim impresses with its clever premise and varied game world, but poor matchmaking and a questionable lack of split-screen co-op hinder the overall experience.

Apple Upgrades Game Center in iOS 5 Update

The "world's most popular gaming platform" just got better. New features appearing in the iOS 5 update include some much-needed mobile upgrades.


Are Your Eyes Ready for Dual LCD Monitor Glasses?

Analysis: Vuzix's 1200 line takes a novel approach to 3D gaming. Instead of headache-inducing shutter glasses, its glasses offer dual LCD monitors.

Fei Long and Yun Join Street Fighter IV Volt Cast

The multiplayer-focused iOS version of Street Fighter IV has added two Hong Kong martial artists to their roster. And one has a flame igniting kick.

Battleship: The Movie Trailer Features Aliens, Liam Neeson

Battleship: The Movie. When we first heard that Peter Berg (director of Hancock) was going to do a feature film based on the popular Hasbro table-top game, we...

G-Technology G-Drive Mobile 500GB

Designed specifically for your MacBook Pro, the triple interface G-Drive Mobile 500GB is a fast, stylish, Mac-friendly hard drive that should appeal to users of all stripes.


iOS 4.1’s Game Center to Hit iPhone Next Week

At a press event, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the company’s highly-anticipated Game Center.

Valve: Mac Games Make up 11 Percent of Steam Purchases

Last week's launch of Steam on the Mac has been a huge success for the platform. But this week, Valve revealed several interesting facts about the first week of...

Steam Gaming Service for Mac Now Available

Steam, Valve's digital distribution service for gamers, is now live. Steam, for the uninitiated, is essentially an iTunes Store for games, except with more...

Steam Gaming Service: Where Is It?

Valve's Steam gaming service is slated to launch Wednesday, though so far the digital distribution service has yet to go live on Steam's website. We earlier...