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Video games: Halo 4 proves a worthy addition to acclaimed series

The Halo series has always been one of the most revered franchises in video games. Its story and multiplayer features have been enjoyed by millions, and series protagonist Master Chief has become one of the major icons of the Xbox platform.

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A new era in the ‘Halo’ franchise

One of the biggest questions in gaming this year was whether or not developer 343 Industries would be able to successfully take over Halo 4 from the franchise’s creator, Bungie. For nearly a decade, the Halo series has set the standard for first-person shooters (FPS) under Bungie’s guidance, so the idea of a new team taking on the franchise left many fans nervous.

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Video game review: ‘NHL 13’ doesn’t hold the shutout

To continue the annual tradition, EA Sports has released “NHL 13.” As they have been doing with many of their sports franchises, this year’s installment focuses much more on improving the core gameplay as opposed to features. The familiar question “Are the changes worth $60?” still looms here.

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Video game review: ‘Madden 13’ marks franchise’s biggest improvement to date

Football season officially began last night with the defending champion New York Giants taking on “America’s Team,” the Dallas Cowboys, but for video game enthusiasts, the season started last week with the release of EA Sports’ “Madden NFL 13″.

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Video games: Three strikes for EA Games

Perhaps EA Games should take a note from just about everyone in the gaming industry on how to improve their relations with their consumers as well as their company as a whole.

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Video game review: PlayStation Vita has enhanced features, high price

Video game review: PlayStation Vita has enhanced features, high price

Though it used to be a niche market, mobile gaming is now mainstream. Mobile gaming has been traditionally defined by Nintendo’s Game Boy and Sony’s PlayStation Portable (PSP), but the gaming landscape has radically changed within the last few years because of the rise of smartphones.

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Video game review: BioWare ending to ‘Mass Effect 3’ mars series, but could still be salvaged

There is no sense in writing a straight review of “Mass Effect 3.” It’s a great game, and only an idiot wouldn’t play it — just be sure to pick up and play the previous two first — but there’s a much more important conversation to have. It concerns the controversial endings, so be warned that there are MASSIVE SPOILERS ahead.

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Playing video games not a waste of time, according to recent studies

Whether it’s Angry Birds, World of Warcraft or SimCity, research has found that playing video games can improve the way people think.

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Video games: EA’s ‘Mass Effect 3’ launches with multiplayer feature

Video games: EA’s ‘Mass Effect 3’ launches with multiplayer feature

BioWare, a label of Electronic Arts Inc., released its new action role-playing game (RPG) ‘Mass Effect 3’ today. Its trailer debuted Feb. 19.

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Heisman winner Griffin earns spot on video game cover

Heisman winner Griffin earns spot on video game cover

Heisman-winning quarterback Robert Griffin III returned to the Baylor campus as Electronic Arts Sports unveiled Griffin on the cover of NCAA Football 13.

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