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The SEGA reps on hand for the "Sonic Lost World" demo for the Wii U and 3DS seem very cognizant that this game needs to reach both lapsed Sonic fans and newcomers to the speedy hedgehog's platforming adventures. Throughout my 45 minutes of so with the game (both hands-on and guided by the developers), they would reiterate how the new 3D platformer was the result of extensive fan feedback after years of mixed reviews on previous 2D and 3D Sonic games.

With a slower Sonic, multiple paths, new bosses, and an Eggman team-up, will this be the Sonic for all fans?

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Not too long ago I was invited to check out some of the Warner Brothers' newest on the Dark Knight and was left feeling with a warm, tingly feeling that has me even more pumped than before. While many might have grimaced with Rocksteady's departure from the series they created (I'm just as guilty here folks) rest assured that Batman is indeed in good hands and "Origins" is shaping up to be a another knockout for the seasoned franchise.

First a little background. "Origins" takes our cowled friend all the way back to his budding vigilantism. He's proved himself as a protector of the night but is still an outlier with the Gotham PD. Entering his second year on the scene, Bats has time and time and again been able to conquer the means streets while simultaneously skirting the law. Yet, he's never had to deal with anyone bigger than the common thief with the occasional drug lord to take out.

It all changes on this fateful night.
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The long-awaited return of Phoenix Wright is coming ever closer, though we still have no firm release date. Regardless, he'll be here soon, a fact that Capcom pushed rather heavily at PAX Prime 2013.

There they showed off a brand new demo for "Dual Destinies," this one showing off the game's revamp investigation engine. Though the star of the show was, much to many people's chagrin, was that guy. Yup, Apollo Justice.

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Unless you've been living under a rock, then you've probably been hearing a lot about the Oculus Rift virtual reality platform. This Kickstarted virtual reality system provides a set of goggles that will take you into another world, much like people do in Neal Stephenson's "Snow Crash" while fleeing the real world for one made out of pixels. At QuakeCon two years ago, John Carmack demoed a prototype unit to the media that was running "Doom 3." Even through the thing was held together with duct tape, baling wire, and sheer grit, it was a very impressive demo. The development kit has been available from Oculus for some time now, clocking in at $300 and only available in standard definition. However, at PAX Prime, we were able to check out the HD prototype unit, which will most likely be available next year. And? It is one of the most incredible things I have ever experienced.
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I'm standing on the deck of a double-masted sailing ship, spinning the wheel and ordering the crew to unfurl our full sails so we can race across the waves in search of loot, plunder, and booty. Nearby, two ships are engaged in a duel of cannon fire, and a bell rings overhead to warn me that another ship has turned to pursue us. I need to drop the ship's diving bell over the side of the ship near the wrecked hull of an unfortunate vessel so I can collect some of the rich stuff on the bottom of the ocean, but before I can do that, it'll be smoke and swordplay. Except I'm actually in a hotel suite in Seattle, while a member of Ubisoft's "Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag" team takes me through the paces, and tries to make sure that I don't run my ship aground on a reef or careen into the wide of a man-of-war.
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It seems you can't turn a corner these days without seeing tons of great video game announcements. With new consoles launching and new IP dropping hot, how do you tell the good from the bad? With a list of course! Here's our most anticipated games for Fall!
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When LucasArts stopped making point and click adventure games a long while back, the world lost one of the most enjoyable forms of video game art. Games like "Full Throttle" and "Day of the Tentacle" were like interactive storybooks that you could sink yourselves into. Thankfully, many other developers picked up where LucasArts eventually left off, and one of those that has risen to the top of the game has been Telltale Games, developers of last year's amazing "The Walking Dead" game. Not only did it provide a top-notch storytelling experience, it also pumped plenty of emotion to and through the game. They now stand poised to do it all over again with the video game adaptation of the Bill Willingham-written, Vertigo Comics published "Fables" entitled "The Wolf Among Us."
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There are many who believe "A Link To The Past" to be the perfect game. Yet when "A Link Between World" was announced, the 3DS sequel to the SNES classic, a good portion of those who hold the original in such high regard immediately raised an eyebrow and not in a good way.

Can you blame them? Has anyone been able to successfully build upon or simply extend perfection? Even Nintendo's track record is spotty; for every "Super Metroid" and "F-Zero X," you've got "Super Mario Sunshine" and "Wave Race: Blue Storm."

There is little question that the next Zelda will be a good one. Has there ever been a stinker in the series? No. Even ones that didn't strike a cord, like the two previous DS installments ("Phantom Hourglass" and "Spirit Tracks") are more than decent games.
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At PAX Prime 2013, Nintendo had with them the curiosity that was announced shorty before the start of the show, and which was talk of both the convention floor and online. Though much of the chatter has not exactly been the good kind.

I speak of the Nintendo 2DS, of course, their low cost 3D-less 3DS variant. So how exactly is the latest addition to the company's long list of handhelds, which added fuel to the fire of detractors, and which many devotees have a heard time defending?

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"Titanfall," the first game from Respawn Entertainment, made its hands-on debut at gamescom in Germany, and then on North American shores at PAX Prime. Inside the game, which is a first-person shooter, you can call down enormous mechs called "Titans," which provide the ultimate in vehicular combat. When one is assembled and ready for you, they plummet from low-earth orbit, and crash to ground wherever you have designated. As they drop, the operator (voiced by Abbie Heppe, formerly of G4 and X-Play) barks "Prepare for Titanfall." But no matter what you do, you just can't prepare yourself for this one until you get your hands on it.
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