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Eve Online Hits Half a Million Subscribers

Today, Icelandic developer CCP Games announced that subscriptions for its Eve Online MMO have surpassed the 500,000 mark. Eve Online is the science fiction MMO that allows players to operate and own their own spaceships while participating in a player-created universe full of political intrigue and trade negotiations. Because of the game’s heavy reliance on trade and economics, it is …

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PlayStation Announcement: Watch Dogs Confirmed For PlayStation 4

Last night’s announcement of the PlayStation 4 console, to Sony’s credit, focused largely on games. The next games in established franchises such as Killzone were announced right alongside new IPs such as Knack. When the third party publishers began to make an appearance, it wasn’t surprising that Ubisoft, a publisher that loves console launches, showed up to officially announce Watch …

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Far Cry 3 to Get New Difficulty Level, Outpost Reset

Though Far Cry 3 ended up on many 2012 best-of lists, it hasn’t seemed to be Ubisoft’s focus. Instead, the publisher has been touting its new Assassin’s Creed III alternate history DLC and appeasing upset Wii U Rayman fans. This week, though, an Ubisoft developer over on the Uplay forums revealed that, although there hasn’t been any true post-release DLC, …

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New LEGO City Undercover Trailer Goes Undercover

The announcement yesterday that Rayman Legends will be delayed to September and will no longer be a Wii U exclusive was a huge blow to early adopters of the Wii U. The title was one of the most anticipated games that fell within Nintendo‘s Wii U “launch window.” Now Wii U owners will have to wait while Ubisoft retools the …

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is Coming to the PlayStation Network

Everyone in the gaming world is waiting to see what wild new experiences Rockstar will bring with the launch of Grand Theft Auto V. While waiting for that game, however, Rockstar is hoping that fans of the GTA series will be looking to ease back into the sandbox gameplay with a nostalgic trip through the older games in the series. …

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Disney Infinity Officially Announced, Sandbox Gameplay Revealed

Disney today officially revealed the details of its ambitious sandbox gameplay title Disney Infinity. The game, will supposedly allow players to create their own gameplay experience using the characters and props from Disney and Pixar movies. Disney Infinity will launch on video game consoles in June 2013, and on mobile and “online devices” throughout the year. “Disney Infinity introduces a …

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Minecraft Sold 1.2 Million Copies During Christmas Week

Over three years out from the release of the first Minecraft Alpha, the popularity of the make-your-own-adventure sandbox game has not died down, and even appears to be rising. Mojang, the game’s developer, this week announced that it sold over 15 million copies of the game during 2012. What’s more, a huge number of those sales were from the mobile …

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New Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 10th Anniversary Trailer Released

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City may not have been one of the numbered GTA games, and it may not have been set in the legendary Liberty City, but the game is still remembered by fans of the series as one of the most fun titles Rockstar has created. Most of the reason for this is the game’s setting: an 80s-era, …

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Definitive, 10-Minute Far Cry 3 Trailer Released

In case you’ve missed the more than one dozen trailers Ubisoft has released covering every different aspect of Far Cry 3, the publisher is making sure gamers know just how good it believes the sandbox first person shooter is. Today, another Far Cry 3 trailer hit the web. Nothing new, except this trailer is over 10 minutes long and covers …

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New Far Cry 3 Trailer Previews Co-op Campaign

It’s another day, and another Far Cry 3 trailer has been released. The release of the game in Europe and Australia is only two days away, and Ubisoft is determined to have released a trailer covering every aspect of the sandbox shooter. Yesterday’s trailer delved into the map editor that players will be able to use to create their own …

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Far Cry 3 Map Editor Trailer Urges Players to “Create Their Own Insanity”

If the active Steam community surrounding Skyrim is any indication, fans of sandbox games will play them forever if given access to good modding tools. And, since one of the blurbs Ubisoft is using to advertise Far Cry 3 is “Skyrim with guns,” the developers have wisely included a map editor in all versions (yes, consoles too) of the game. …

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