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It looks like the next id Software game is going to be really big. While no one is sure yet if that also means big sales numbers, but the actual software size itself is large. While delivering the keynote at last week's annual QuakeCon, id co-founder John Carmack revealed the rather rotund shape of their new first-person shooter, "Rage." If you thought "L.A. Noire" had a large install, hold on to your extra Xbox 360 hard drive.

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I've spent a ridiculous amount of time in the last week playing "Borderlands." As much as I'm ashamed to admit it, the game has sat next to my television collecting dust for a long time. It's not that I didn't like the game, it was just one of those missteps where even popular titles can get lost in the shuffle. So, when word started getting around that a sequel was soon to be announced, I decided to finally vacate the game from my pile of shame. I'm glad that I did, because it's wonderful.

So now that I'm up to speed, and hopefully you are too, we can start getting excited about "Borderlands 2." Considering it was just announced, there's only a few details, but I'll run through some of the more impressive features as noted in this month's Game Informer.

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Look, I don't know where the rest of you are hiding all this "collector's edition" expendable income, but please send some of it my way. It seems that with each announcement of a super-duper version of any given triple-A title, the price keeps raising in increments of at least $20. Last month, we found out that the "Batman: Arkham City" collector's edition will empty your bat-wallet for $100. Then, came word of the "Lord of the Rings: War in the North" limited edition that is so hardcore, you will gladly hand over $130 to wear an arrow quiver to the local GameStop every Tuesday.

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"Brink" didn't exactly delight critics and audiences when it released earlier this year. The parkour-infused first-person shooter looked really promising, but the game received generally low review scores. Our own review of the game praised the excellent team-based combat, but cited deplorable technical performance issues and a lack of robust content as reasons to spend your dough elsewhere. Of course, the game has been patched now and there is new downloadable-content; maybe "Brink" deserves another chance.

If you've wanted to check the game out, but didn't want to spend the cash, this weekend's your chance. Right now, you can download "Brink" through Steam and play all weekend for free.

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If you follow enough game-centric Twitter accounts, you've undoubtedly heard something about a new "Half-Life 2" mod called "The Stanley Parable." Now, mods for popular franchises like "Half-Life" come and go, with most simply applying a new mechanic or character skins to what's already provided by the original title. But every now and then, someone will come up with a really interesting idea – another "Half-Life 2" mod, "Radiator," comes to mind – that uses the original game's structure merely as a stage upon which to explore an interesting new concept.

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After showing off three covers adorned with NBA legends a couple weeks ago, 2K Sports has announced that "NBA 2K12" will also give you the opportunity to play relive some classic moments on the hardwood with the game's greatest players. The just revealed "NBA's Greatest" mode will not only feature Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, and Magic Johnson; there's also 15 historic teams -- with icons like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and "Dr. J" Erving -- available, as well.

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"Scribblenauts" and its follow-up game, "Super Scribblenauts," are two of my favorite Nintendo DS titles. Yes, they're incredibly simple and the novelty tends to wear thin after a few hours – less so with the sequel – but they're also wonderfully imaginative, fresh ideas. The concept of simply typing in almost any word and watching it materialize on the game screen is mind-boggling, with the game's internal vocabulary somehow rising to insane levels with the release of the second game. Like anyone who's a fan of the franchise, I'm excited to see what developer 5TH Cell has up their sleeve, and according to a recent domain registration, we may soon find out.

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If you had any hopes of getting Sony's Vita handheld by Christmas this year, Sony has just dashed away your yuletide wishes. While there was no solid release date given when the company announced the Vita during their E3 press conference, there was obviously some glimmering speck of hope that the touch-screen device would release prior to 2012. Well, it is getting a 2011 release date – in Japan. North America and Europe will have to wait until sometime early next year.

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How amazing has it been to watch the story of Mojang's "Minecraft," led by indie developer Markus "Notch" Persson? The game is a worldwide sensation, selling nearly 3 million copies to date and it hasn't even left beta yet. Yes, Mojang has done literally millions in sales from a game that isn't even technically finished. That's in no small part to the game's obsessive community of fans who have spent countless hours, shaping their own game-worlds and building massive structures from pixelated cubes.

So, as the final build of "Minecraft" steadily approaches, what's left to do? Why, have a fan convention, of course.

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Among the great pantheon of iOS games – the "Angry Birds," the "Fruit Ninja" – "Cut The Rope" mightily holds its own, consistently staying in the top ten. Since its release almost a year ago, the game has been showered with praise both critically and from a loyal fanbase that are likely awaiting a sequel. Today, the game's developer, ZeptoLab, have announced that a follow-up called "Cut The Rope: Experiments" is coming really soon. No, I mean really soon as in probably around 11p.m. tonight.

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