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The Witcher 2 (PC)

The Witcher 2: Assassins of KingsThe Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
Available for PC
Developer: CD Projekt RED
Publisher: Atari
Release date: May 17, 2011
Official website: www.en.thewitcher.com

Review summary:
PC only RPGs are few and far between in a console centric market. With The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, CD Projekt RED has created a fully realized world and adapted the story of The Witcher with great precision.  The gameplay is solid, tough and can be unforgiving.  Even with its flaws, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is still one of the best PC RPGs on the market today.

Game rating:

4.75 out of 5 stars

Read the full review here.

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Dungeons & Dragon Daggerdale (XBLA)

Dungeons & Dragon Daggerdale (XBLA)Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale
Available for: Xbox 360 (XBLA), PC, PSN
Game Developer: Bedlam Games
Game Publisher: Atari
Release Date: May 25, 2011
Official website: www.atari.com/daggerdale

Game rating:

3.5 out of 5 stars

Review summary:
Players who enjoy third-person hack-and-slash fantasy action may enjoy what Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale has to offer. There is deep character customization and plenty of stats to grind. At times, there is some gameplay grinding that feels like filler. Some quests are made mundane by the often dark and generic environments. The game isn’t without its share of glitches, with several particularly glaring ones. Playing co-op makes the experience a bit more fun. Overall, Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale offers a decent diversion for the action-RPG hungry, but doesn’t revive the Dungeons & Dragons game franchise as hoped.

Read the full review below.

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Dungeons & Dragon Daggerdale (XBLA)

Atari today invites players to experience the new fantasy action-RPG adventure, Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale. Take on the new D&D action-RPG set in the Forgotten Realms now, available from the Xbox 360′s Xbox LIVE Arcade for 1200 Microsoft Points ($15; queue up the full game or demo here) or on the PC for $14.99. Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale will be available for the PlayStation 3 next week on the PlayStation Store (May 31, 2011).

Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale offers solo, local two-player co-op, or up to four-player online co-op gameplay. Players can select from four distinct classes: Halfling Wizard, Elven Rogue, Human Fighter and Dwarven Cleric. Dungeon & Dragons players will be familiar with the robust player stats, unique equipment and abilities to master, and lots of loot to find. Expect many hours of fantasy adventure packed into this downloadable game.

About Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale, from Atari:
“Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale centers on the desperate struggle to defeat the evil Rezlus and his Zhentarim in their attempt to invade and conquer the Dalelands. Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale is an engaging multi-player experience that introduces a riveting narrative and treacherous new characters. Players are charged with the task of restoring order to Nentir Vale by unlocking the secrets of the Mines of Tethyamar, defeating the evil within the treacherous Tower of the Void, leading to the final confrontation with Rezlus himself.”

Watch a trailer for Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale below (or here on YouTube). For more details on, Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale, visit the official website at www.atari.com/daggerdale.

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The Witcher 2 (PC)

The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings is about to be released, arriving next week for the PC. Today GameStop, along with Atari and game developer CD Projekt RED, will be hosting a live Q&A session for The Witcher 2. Starting at 1pm PST on GameStop’s Facebook page, lead developer Tomasz will take questions on the game.

Here are the details on when and where to attend:

Date: Thursday, May 12
Time : 1:00pm – 2:00pm (PST)
Location: GameStop Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/home.php#!/GameStop

Fans of The Witcher, don’t miss this unique opportunity for an inside perspective on the game. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings will be available for the PC starting May 17, 2011 (as a standard edition or Collector’s Edition). For more details on The Witcher 2, visit the official website at www.thewitcher.com, going live on Friday the 13th!

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Wednesday XBLA releases - 5/11/11

Two new Xbox LIVE Arcade game releases are now available from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace. Atari releases Star Raiders for 800 Microsoft Points ($10) and EA releases Gatling Gears for 1200 Microsoft Points ($15).

Star Raiders is a new presentation of the classic space shooter from the late 70′s age of Atari gaming, which went on to inspire space combat simulators in the years after. Incinerator Studios developed this all new edition of Star Raiders. Try the demo or queue it up to your Xbox 360 here from xbox.com. Visit the official website at www.starraiders.com.

Gatling Gears is an omnidirectional shooter from EA and developer Vanguard Games. Gatling Gears has a steampunk feel. There is plenty of detail in its environments and animated Gatling Gear units. Give it a go with a demo download or queue up the purchase here from xbox.com.

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