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Player finishes Diablo III in 12 hours 29 minutes (and others in 7)

Player finishes Diablo III in 12 hours 29 minutes (and others in 7)

Many of you burnt the midnight oil in order to get in on the Diablo III action, even with the massive server jams, but normal human beings are properly getting their first taste of the game this morning. You’re already behind: one NeoGaf forum poster has finished the game, starting at launch and playing straight through for 12 hours and 29 minutes. Playing as a Barbarian, he reached Level 32 by the time he had finished.

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Diablo III Starter Edition provides free demo

Diablo III Starter Edition provides free demo

Missed out on the Diablo III beta but don’t want to drop the cash on the full game? Blizzard will be offering the game in what they call a Starter Edition, which is a fancy way of calling it a demo. Players will be able to explore the first chapter of the game up until the Skeleton King encounter for free, although some features of the game will be restricted, such as the real money auction house.

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Assassin’s Creed III gameplay trailer released

Assassin’s Creed III gameplay trailer released

Ubisoft's blockbuster running, jumping and stabbing franchise Assassin's Creed has been stuck in Renaissance-era Italy for the last three games, but it's making a big change with its next installment. Assassin''s Creed III shifts the stage to the American Revolution, and in doing so has reignited excitement among sneaky gamers. The latest trailer shows off the first gameplay as protagonist Connor Kenway literally hunts down his targets.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 review round-up

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 review round-up

NVIDIA revealed its latest GPU today, and even if the GeForce GTX 670 isn't technically the greatest (that honor goes to its dual-GPU big brother the 690) reviews across the board are generally positive. The reference card should put prices in the $400 range, about a hundred bucks less than the GTX 680 and considerably more justifiable for the PC gamer on a budget. Take a look at the opinions of the major gaming and hardware resources after the break.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic sees sharp player decline

Star Wars: The Old Republic sees sharp player decline

EA launched Star Wars: The Old Republic just before Christmas to positive reviews and a warm reception from the MMO community, positioning it as a competitor to Blizzard’s World of Warcraft. Is the galaxy far far away starting to falter already? During a recent earnings report, EA announced that SWTOR’s subscriber base has dropped from 1.7 million to 1.3 million in just two months.

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Minecraft developer says EA is “methodically destroying” gaming

Minecraft developer says EA is “methodically destroying” gaming

If you were inclined to feel pity for international megacorporations, you might just set your sympathetic gaze on Electronic Arts - because at the moment, no one else is. After EA released a new batch of "indie" games on the PC gaming distribution network Steam, the developer of the incredibly popular Minecraft series had some choice words for the multi-billion-dollar company. Markus "Notch" Persson has become something of a gaming demagogue since Minecraft exploded onto the independent scene, and he made it clear in no uncertain terms that EA was pushing into an area where it doesn't belong.

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Reverge announces cross-platform PS3/PC play for Skullgirls

Reverge announces cross-platform PS3/PC play for Skullgirls

When it comes to fighting games that aren't Street Fighter or Tekken, they're pretty much a dime a dozen. So in order to stand out, every fighter game that a small studio tries to develop needs to have some sort of really cool distinguishing feature. It could be the art style, the control system, the intensity of violence...or it could be something completely different. Case in point - Skullgirls.

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Alienware promises Ivy Bridge upgrades for current orders

Alienware promises Ivy Bridge upgrades for current orders

After announcing that it was bringing Ivy Bridge to its M14X, M17X, and M18X models, Alienware is letting customers know that if they placed an order for one of these laptops before that news, and their order hasn't shipped yet, they'll be getting the new Intel CPU automatically, even though when they placed the order, it wasn't part of the product description. The company wants to avoid that feeling among customers who just barely missed out on the new upgrade.

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The Elder Scrolls Online MMO announced

The Elder Scrolls Online MMO announced

Those of you who have been wandering around the epic wilderness of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for the past few months, prepare to be blown away. Developer Bethesda has just announced that they're actively working on The Elder Scrolls Online, a massively multiplayer interpretation of the wildly successful Elder Scrolls series. The game itself will be developed by Bethesda's sister company Zenimax Online Studios, and set a thousand years before the events of Skyrim.

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Portal 2 ‘Perpetual Testing Initiative’ DLC trailer goes out

Portal 2 ‘Perpetual Testing Initiative’ DLC trailer goes out

If you're starting to get bored of Portal 2, just wait until May 8, when the ambitious new piece of downloadable content, called Perpetual Testing Initiative, is released. The DLC will give players one of the most appealing additions to the Portal franchise to date - the ability to create custom levels. That's right; you can finally make your own Portal masterpieces.

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