Slice, dice, and julienne enemies in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is all about the blade. The game features the most comprehensive and precise sword control I’ve ever experienced. Using the title’s Blade mode, you can cut your enemies and environment into fine pieces. Want to turn an abandoned car into scrap metal? Go for it. How about giving that bad guy a new hairstyle? No problem. What if you want to chop up some conveniently placed watermelons into a delectable summer treat? You can do that too.

With 1.3B tanks obliterated and 30M players, Wargaming.net plans to conquer the online gaming world (interview)

Let’s Battle. That’s a particularly apt slogan for Wargaming.net. The  has scored big with its World of Tanks game, a hardcore massively multiplayer online game that lets you battle your friends in World War II tanks. Since it launched in April 2011, the game has gotten more than 30 million players worldwide.Those players are so engaged in the realistic 3D game that they have obliterated 1.3 billion tanks to date.

Star Wars 1313 is a game of firsts for the sci-fi franchise

Star Wars 1313 is an unprecedented effort for LucasArts. The darker and grittier take on George Lucas’ beloved science-fiction universe is the first Mature-rated Star Wars title, and it represents a never-before-seen collaboration among LucasArts, Industrial Light and Magic, Lucasfilm Animation, and Skywalker Sound. For these reasons — and a few more that I’ll get to later — the game emerged as one of the darlings of the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3).