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Video Games for Fall: Madden NFL 12 Leads Titles
While Madden NFL 12, out Aug. 30, unofficially kicks off the fall video game season, the following week and the arrival of the PlayStation 3 game Resistance 3 sets off what will be a harvest for hard-core gamers. The video game industry can use a boost, as consumers have spent about 5% less so far
Video tribute urges gamers to donate to Japan's recovery
The earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear reactor dangers in Japan have struck at the heart of the video game industry, in more ways than one. Many top game makers, Nintendo and Sony included, are headquartered there. And Japan is the birthplace of popular series such as Metal Gear Solid and
Back to the future for id Software, 'Wolfenstein'
When Wolfenstein 3D first hit computers back in 1992, it was the first 3-D, first-person shooting video game — and you could set your sights on a classic enemy, the Nazis, to boot. A fledgling game-design firm akin to a small independent film studio when id Software launched Wolfenstein 3D, the
'Rogue' Rourke ready to demolish gamers
Mickey Rourke adds another tough guy to his repertoire, ex-Navy SEAL and author Richard Marcinko, in Rogue Warrior, a video game this fall from Bethesda Softworks for PS3, Xbox 360 and PCs. Rourke voices "Demo Dick," a fictionalized version of Marcinko, who detailed his military career in 1992's
Bethesda : First "Elder Scrolls" Novel Due this Fall
Staged after the events in Oblivion sandbox video game, written by New York Times bestselling author Greg Keyes, and the first of two books set to grapple with Bethesda's sprawling fantasy mythos.
5 Things The Elders Scrolls V Shouldn't Do
Bethesda announces new standalone Fallout 3 game, and I take the opportunity to speculate about the developer's next Elder Scrolls fantasy roleplaying epic.
Judges will have tough time naming Game of the Year
More than a month ago, Slumdog Millionaire won the best-picture award and seven other Oscars, securing a spot in movie history. But in the video game world, it appears there will be no consensus on the best release of 2008. Another major awards presentation, the Developers Choice Awards, occurs
Take a closer look at the apocalyptic fun
Fallout 3, Gears of War 2 and Resistance 2 each deliver action that rivals big screen blockbusters. USA TODAY takes a closer look at each: Fallout 3 (out now, $50 for Windows PCs, $60 for Microsoft Xbox 360 and the Sony PlayStation 3; $70-$80 for a special lunchbox edition with bobblehead, art book
A triple play awaits fans of sci-fi gaming
Movie fans rarely have to choose between blockbusters, because Hollywood usually staggers release dates for maximum box-office return. But in a season already filled with video game hits, three new sci-fi heavyweights are facing off in stores. Fallout 3 is a single-player action game; first-person
Riveting 'Fallout 3' among year's best
With the release of post-apocalyptic video game Fallout 3, developer Bethesda Game Studios has big shoes to fill. For many PC enthusiasts, the original Fallout game started by studio Interplay is heralded as one of the best ever. Consider the franchise in safe hands. Bethesda has created a dark,