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Platform PS3, Win, 360 Publisher Electronic Arts Developer Klei Entertainment Release Date 2012-02-07

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Shank 2 review: The thousand cuts

Klei dug itself a bit of a hole with the first Shank, a hole that Shank 2 is starting from. While the debut delivered one of the most distinctive, striking presentations in a modern game, the play couldn't make the cut. Klei built a strong combo system and some interesting offensive tools, but the level design and boss encounters stumbled again and again, leading to a game that wasn't nearly as fun to play as it was to look at. When Shank 2 was revealed, promises were made anew of a retooled control system and all the "more" a sequel could ask for. While Shank 2 is a more responsive killer this time and there's more game to go around, it adds as many issues as it solves, and can't seem to fill in all the old gaps. WHAT THE HELL IS HIS RIGHT HAND SHOOTING AT? Shank 2 s...

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Humble Indie Bundle 7 ends with $2.65 million in sales, $10 million to charity to date

The latest Humble Indie Bundle has come to a close with $2.65 million in total sales over a two-week period, according to the official site. Nearly 400,000 bundles — a mix of nine indie video games, game soundtracks and documentary Indie Game: The Movie — were sold. Thanks to contributions made during Humble Indie Bundle 7, the group has raised more than $10 million for charity, according to Humble Bundle's Jeffrey Rosen. Humble Bundle buyers can opt to donate a portion of their bundle contribution to Child's Play and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Humble Indie Bundle 7 launched on Dec. 19 with Windows, Mac and Linux versions of The Binding of Isaac, Closure, Shank 2, Snapshot, Legend of Grimrock, Dungeon Defenders and Indie Game: The Movie. The following week, the bundle added T...

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Humble Indie Bundle 7 combines six indie games with Indie Game: The Movie

The latest Humble Indie Bundle combines six indie video games, six soundtracks and the film Indie Game: The Movie in a pay-what-you-want deal that benefits both independent game developers and charities. Humble Indie Bundle 7 features The Binding of Isaac and its Wrath of the Lamb expansion, Closure, Shank 2, Snapshot and Indie Game: The Movie. Buyers who pay more than the average price — currently around $6.00 — will also get Dungeon Defenders and Legend of Grimrock as part of their purchase. All games are DRM-free and available for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. The bundle boasts six Linux and two Mac OS X debuts. As with previous Humble Bundles, buyers can choose to donate a portion of the amount they spend on the bundle to the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Child's...

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Mark of the Ninja says no to the 'American Ninja game'

UPDATE: Bit of a miscommunication here. When Jamie referred to "American ninja games" he was actually referring to the 1985 film, American Ninja, not stealth games made in America. The story below has since been updated to reflect this. ORIGINAL STORY: There are two kinds of stealth games. Real stealth games and, as Jamie Cheng, refers to them, "American Ninja games." He says this with a wink when we meet with him in a private meeting room above the cacophony of PAX East. Jamie is the founder of Klei Entertainment, here to show off his next game, Mark of the Ninja, and when he says "American Ninja games" he means something very specific. By Jamie's definition, an "American Ninja game" is one that offers stealth as an option, not as a requirement. It's a nod to a 1985 action movie, A...

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  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 02/07/2012
    • Publisher Electronic Arts
    • Developer Klei Entertainment
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    • Released 02/07/2012
    • Publisher Electronic Arts
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    • Released 02/08/2012
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