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So there's no question that the Modern Warfare 3-favored article I wrote yesterday turned a few heads -- and angered a few fanboys.  A lot of people felt that what I posted wasn't "the work of a journalist" (that one had me snickering) and that Battlefield would weather the storm.  Well, surprise, guys, today we have a few reasons why Battlefield could, in fact, weather the storm and turn out to be a pretty good shooter when it releases this week.


ANAHEIM -- Blizzard kicked off it's annual Blizzcon fan lovefest in sunny Southern California on Friday showing a lot of Diablo 3 as well as Starcraft 2 and World of Warcraft. We caught up with Diablo 3 Lead Technical Artist Julian Love to tell us what Blizzard was showing off at Blizzcon as well as tell us more about some of the new classes in this preview video interview after the break.


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is still just over two weeks from release, but it's already considered one of the most highly anticipated games this holiday season -- even if EA's trying to steal a little bit of that thunder with Battlefield 3.  But Activision's making all the right decisions on this game, and we explain why it's going to be an unstoppable juggernaut once November 8th rolls around...


It's only been two days since the Battlefield 3 beta went public for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and players everywhere are rushing to download it and see what EA's proposed "Modern Warfare" killer has to offer.  So far, the feedback hasn't been the greatest, with users reporting a number of problems in-game, mainly with bugs, glitches and being unable to join games.  Will this possibly reflect on the final product?

For those of you who had early access to the Uncharted 3 beta, you'll notice a slight change has occurred. Two game modes went missing - Three Team Deathmatch and Co-Op Arena. Now that we are headed into the second phase of the beta, Naughty Dog is replacing those two game modes with something else. Those new game modes happen to be Team Objective and Co-Op Hunter Arena. If you were already impressed with the beta thus far, these two new modes will do a little more impressing for you!

 On April 19, gamers were treated with the release of Portal 2, the sequel to a smaller game that could be found in the Orange Box. Portal gained a lot of critical acclaim for its innovative system of using portals to traverse testing areas and also to using them to solve puzzles. Portal 2 brought all of that back, and then improved upon it greatly. By this time, you probably have finished both the single -player and co-op campaigns; however, that doesn't mean that the fun is over. Valve has released the beta software of the authoring tools used to create the puzzles, allowing gamers to come up with their own challenges and share them with the world.


 Whether you got a code from Bulletstorm's Epic edition, an invite from a friend, or pre-ordering Gears of War 3, you've probably been spending a good amount of time playing the multiplayer beta. The game features all of the third-person shooting action that fans have loved from the previous two games, as well as the gruesome carnage after getting a kill. XBox 360 owners first got a glimpse of the game with the trailer that was shown off when Cliff Bleszinski visited Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The hype continued to ensue as the first gameplay video came out at the following E3. Now that the beta is out, the game looks like it upholds the tradition well, but a few things hinder the experience.