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'The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim' (ALL) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2011 @ 3:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Empire of Tamriel is on the edge. The High King of Skyrim has been murdered. Alliances form as claims to the throne are made. In the midst of this conflict, a far more dangerous, ancient evil is awakened. Dragons, long lost to the passages of the Elder Scrolls, have returned to Tamriel. The future of Skyrim, even the Empire itself, hangs in the balance.

'Serious Sam 3' (ALL) Expected This Summer

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2011 @ 2:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

While details have been promised as far back as 2009, there has yet to be any official announcement about Serious Sam 3, however Croteam CEO Roman Ribaric teased that we may expect something "soon," and revealed that the game itself is expected to be released summer 2011. The only fact that is known is that Serious Sam 3 will use the proprietary Serious 3 engine.

'Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2011 @ 5:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 represents the next generation of futuristic mecha action with graphical and gameplay additions, bringing authenticity and astounding improvements to the series.

NDS Review - 'Alpha and Omega'

by Brian Dumlao on Feb. 12, 2011 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Kate and Humphrey are two wolves who are nothing alike. When they are taken from their home by park rangers, they must work together to make the long journey back to bring peace to their beloved Jasper Park!

Listen To Me, You Great Big Bubble-Headed Baboon

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2011 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under MOTD

My CrimeCraft experience has once again come to a screeching halt. After being banned four times for questionable reasons — not for hacking/glitching, which is rampant in the community — I played under an old friend's account (he'd left the game last year). Earlier this week, the developers figured it out, and sure enough, the next day, I was banned for account sharing.

I can hear you say, "Man, give it up already. They obviously don't want you there." Vogster's MMOFPS isn't a stellar game, but I have many friends there, and it was the only reason I kept coming back. In a sign of solidarity, most of my pals have quit CrimeCraft, and we will move on to APB shortly.

Most MMOs expand their world, but after more than a year, Vogster decided to cut the lobby in half and split players across two servers. It's not because there were SO many players; both servers run on low population most of the time. There are daily "server maintenance" downtimes, which don't resolve anything since additional server reboots ensue, sometimes multiple times a day. There is constant server lag, and European players are mixed with North American users, causing lag during PvP. There is also HackShield's inability to detect any hackers.

A quick Google/YouTube search yields tools to help you cheat in the game. Several Web sites list the number of people who are using their third-party hacks and in which game, but very little disciplinary action is taken in CrimeCraft. Two Web sites reveal that about 80 people are currently hacking in CrimeCraft — about 10% of the game's population. If you call out somebody for hacking, though, the GMs will tell you to not say anything in public and ask you to file a customer service ticket. Then they'll hide behind a "privacy policy," so they can't follow up.

Yes, let's all stick our heads in the sand ....