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An Interview with Rana McAnear – Part II

This is the second installment of my interview with Rana McAnear, the face model of Samara and Morinth from the Mass Effect series. In the last segment, we talked about how she acquired the role and started cosplaying.  We ended with a description of Rana’s first in-costume experiences.

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An Interview with Rana McAnear – Part I

Rana McAnear is best known as the face model of Samara and Morinth from the Mass Effect series. Recently, she’s made a habit of cosplaying those characters and playing an active role in the Mass Effect fan community. Her participation has garnered her an overwhelmingly positive reputation.  I was lucky enough to sit down with her for a Skype interview after this year’s Dragon*Con. 

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Interview with Michael Read, Producer at Crytek

The technology in the XBox One is leaps ahead of the 360, which has given Crytek a chance to push things even further. What are you most excited about in creating games for the next gen consoles? We’re really excited about pushing the visual fidelity for the living room. Given our past history with the Crysis series, each one of those games has always pushed the PC hardware beyond its limits. Now, depends on who you’re talking to, some people are really excited about the amount of RAM and the processing power and you then go to the R&D guys […]

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Interview with Mike Jones, producer at Capcom Vancouver

What are you most excited about in developing for the next gen consoles, with the new technology and being able to explore now? For Dead Rising 3 what we’re most excited about is that we’ve been able to take the experience of Dead Rising, of course we had lots of zombies, of course we had lots of weapons, but they’d always been confined to very small gameplay spaces. We had always partitioned load zones into either a mall or a casino resort but now we’ve got more memory we’ve got more horsepower, we can do a fully streaming open world, […]

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Xbox One Preview

The launch dates for the next generation consoles are just a over a month away and I was lucky to get hands on with the XBox One recently, thanks to XBox Australia.  I also had the opportunity to try out demos for RYSE: Son of Rome, Forza 5, Killer Instinct, Kinect Sports Rivals and Dead Rising 3.

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Rockstar releases new patch for Grand Theft Auto Online

I wanted thr title of this story to be “Rockstar patches the crap outta GTA Online” but the Save Game editorial board would have none of it.  Anyway, there’s another update heading to GTA Online, which will hopefully fix a long list of issues, big and small.  We’ve got that list for you right here, so read on, won’t you?

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze gets a new trailer

Can’t everyone just leave Donkey Kong and his bananas alone?  Dude’s been having to deal with banana robbers for decades.  In the newest trailer for his upcoming game, he’s bringing along a friend we haven’t seen since the 16 bit era.  Read on for the details.

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Beyond: Two Souls – Review

9 out of 10 Excellent Recommended

From the first E3 trailer I saw of Beyond: Two Souls I could not wait to have it in my hands and figure out just what was going on. It is an amazing to see developer Quantic Dream take concepts from earlier games Indigo Prophecy (aka Fahrenheit) and Heavy Rain and hone them into something fresh and unique. It is clear that Quantic Dream looked at what didn’t work in Heavy Rain and either fixed or avoided them all together.

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Check out the first gameplay footage for The Long Dark

Survival games usually involve a lot more than just surviving.  There’s the zombie killing, and the alien conquering, and the evil global corporation toppling.  But a new indie game called The Long Dark is something different.  The Long Dark is all about survival, pure and simple, and we’ve got an early look at some gameplay after the jump…

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Hey everybody, it’s the Not On Steam Sale!

I love steam.  You love Steam.  Everybody loves Steam.  It’s a great place to buy games, sell games, make friends, and wait for Half Life 3.  But not every game is on Steam.  That’s where Not On Steam comes in.  They’ve got some amazing games on sale right now that you can’t find on Steam.  Read on for the details.

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