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Gamers petition for 'Dark Souls II' on Wii U

At least one gamer is upset that Namco Bandai's "Dark Souls II" isn't slated for release on the Wii U.

So Christopher Marcil of Brighton, Mich., started a petition on Change.org to ask the publisher, as well as game developer FromSoftware, to put the game on Nintendo's new console too.

So far, more than 7,500 supporters have signed on to his effort.


Dark Souls II announced

Namco Bandai Games America revealed Friday night that "Dark Souls II" is currently in development at FromSoftware in Tokyo, Japan. While a release date hasn't been set, the developer is indicating it will be available for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.


Color me skeptical about WatchDogs

Early E3 buzz makes it seem that Ubisoft's "WatchDogs" will be the breakout surprise of this year's show.

If you watch the game-play demo at the official website, http://watchdogs.ubi.com/watchdogsgame/en-GB/home/, you'll probably agree.


Open beta for TERA takes place this weekend

Interested in joining a short public beta for upcoming action MMO "TERA"?

Well, I've got the information you want below.


Many Dovahkiin dreams are about to come true

When playing "Skyrim," did you ever shout "Fus Ro Dah!" at the screen instead of hitting the button, hoping it would somehow magically work?

Pretty soon, it actually will — as long as you are playing on an Xbox 360 with Kinect.

Yes, "Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" is getting Kinect support — though only the voice-activated kind, not the arm-flailing, jumping up-and-down type.


My apologies for my absence

Hi everybody. Sorry I haven't written anything in a while. I guess you could say I've been distracted. Lazy too.

I've got a few reviews in the hopper, but I just haven't been able to finish them off. Blame a tumultuous personal life ... and laziness too.


GIFT GUIDE: Gamers love gear too

You're looking for the right gift for the gamer(s) in your life, but you don't know what kinds of things they like to play? No problem. There's a lot of other things that make for great presents.


GIFT GUIDE: What to get the gamer in your life

With the season of gift-giving once again upon us, you might be wondering what to get the gamers in your life.


The Ace Combat series flies into the world of modern warfare

For the first time in console history, the "Ace Combat" series has left behind its usual fictional-world setting in order to tell a modern, real-world anti-terrorism story, reminiscent of what one sees in such games as "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare" and "Battlefield 3."


"Saints Row" returns in excellent, twisted form

The Third Street Saints are back, and they're just as profane, perverted and fun to play with as ever.

The last time we saw them (the end of "Saints Row 2"), they were on top of the world, having climbed a pile of bodies in the city of Stilwater to emerge as masters of all they surveyed.


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