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Author: Chris Poirier

Utilizing his prior editorial, writing, and marketing experience, Chris is now Editor in Chief of He is a gamer of 20+ years, an Xbox Ambassador, and a frequent early adopter of all things tech.

Dishonored Voice Actors Revealed


Following their longstanding tradition of using top notch voice talent as much as possible, Bethesda has announced an all-star cast for the upcoming First Person Shooter, Dishonored. Ranging from Academy Award winners to fan favorites, voice actors (and their respective roles include) the following:

* Susan Sarandon as the deranged former aristocrat, Granny Rags
* Brad Dourif as Piero the inventor
* Michael Madsen as Daud, a mysterious assassin
* Chloƫ Moretz as Young Lady Emily

Rounding out this star studded cast are John Slattery, Lena Hadley, and Hollywood icon Carrie Fisher. Additionally, Dexter composer Daniel Licht will be creating the game's musical score.

Dishonored will be available October 9th, 2012 in North America (October 12th in Europe), and will be available on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Games for Windows platforms.


Ouya Announces OnLive Partnership


Ouya, the upcoming Android based microconsole, will be getting its own version of the popular OnLive cloud gaming app at launch. Announced earlier today via the project's KickStarter page, OnLive will bring console quality, cloud based gaming to the device. OnLive will bring its extensive catalog to Ouya, retaining the ability to purchase streaming games on demand, and of course, the ability to demo most titles offered for a full 30 minutes for free. Bruce Grove, OnLive's General Manager, had the following words of praise on the Ouya platform:

"Ouya is rethinking the console business, making waves by using standard technology to make gaming for your living room accessible, affordable and more innovative than ever. In OnLive's case, we pioneered a groundbreaking, cloud-based system that instantly delivers games to any device on demand."

In addition to revealing that OnLive will be available at launch, Ouya released a series of teaser images of the current prototype of the console - showcasing the unit's minimalist aesthetics (as designed by Yves Behar) and, for the first time, a complete view of the Ouya's gamepad.

Although Ouya does not have an exact release date at this time, it is expected to launch sometime next march.


Giveaway - Win a Copy of Lollipop Chainsaw!

Lollipop Chainsaw

Lollipop Chainsaw is now available in stores, and to celebrate, one of you is going to win a copy! One of the infamous Bosses of Zombie Rock - we're not telling you which one - is hiding somewhere on the site. Find it, and tell us where in the form below. All correct guesses are entered to win a copy of Lollipop Chainsaw in your choice of Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 formats.

Although a zombie should stick out like a sore thumb here, we'll give you a hint: you're looking for one of the zombies featured in the trailer below.

Entry form and full rules follow after the jump.



Watch Dogs Reveal Trailer

Watch Dogs

One of E3's biggest surprises this year came from yesterday's seemingly out of nowhere reveal for Ubisoft Montreal's Watch Dogs. How could a game this intriguing not be leaked? How did Ubisoft keep this a secret? In any case, below follows the 2 minute reveal trailer for the game.

Beyond this reveal trailer, and the 10 minutes of early gameplay footage that was demoed onstage, few details exist about this title. As of this writing, neither a release window nor any specific consoles were mentioned.

"A computer now controls a major city - but who controls the computer?"


Sony E3 2012 Press Event Wrap Up

Playstation Logo

Sony held the last pre-E3 press conference of the evening today, once again at the LA Memorial Sports Arena. This year, Sony clearly had software as their top priority. As widely speculated, David Cage announced Quantic Dream's next IP, a supernatural thriller called Beyond: Two Souls. Academy Award nominee Ellen Page was revealed as the voice (and character model) of the game's protagonist, Jodi Holmes. Quantic Dream's new engine, as originally shown off in the Kara tech demo, is in full use here. As a result, even at this early stage, visuals have a fluid, near photorealistic look to them.

Following last April's announcement of the Super Smash Bros-esque Playstation All Stars: Battle Royale, today, Sony confirmed a Vita version as well, set to launch concurrently with the Playstation 3 edition, with cross-play support. Expect familiar faces abound, including Fat Princess, Sly Cooper, Kratos, and Sweet Tooth. Two new characters were unveiled; Nathan Drake and Big Daddy from Bioshock. Both the Playstation 3 and PS Vita versions will be available this holiday season.

Speaking of cross play, new cross platform functionality was teased for Little Big Planet 2, via upcoming DLC to be released later this year.

On the online front, Sony announced that 200+ new download titles will be available for the PS3, and Playstation Plus will *not* see new pricing tiers at this time. It will, however, feature higher caliber free games - including full versions of Infamous 2 and Little Big Planet 2, starting tomorrow. In addition, the Vita will see no fewer than 60 new downloadable titles, and will be getting Hulu Plus and Crackle apps in a future update.