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Stairway Games’ Rusty Hearts was a definite crowd pleaser at E3 this year. In fact, it was quite hard to get away from the Perfect World booth with this highly stylized, hack and slash, multiplayer online game beckoning.

Now, you have a chance to join in early on the action with Gamer Limit’s Rusty Hearts closed beta giveaway. There are several ways to snag yourself a key, so click on and let the games begin!

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Gamer Limit spent last week covering the latest news and industry developments surrounding E3 2011 straight from Los Angeles. From the big press conferences to the E3 show floor in the Los Angeles convention center, we provided you with the latest news and personal impressions from hands-on previews of exciting new titles.

Now that all the hustle and bustle is over, join us after the break for our personal favourites of E3 2011.

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Ever since its first trailer released several months ago, Dead Island has been one of my most anticipated upcoming games. The sheer irony of a lush island paradise marred by walking human decay carries a rare yet growing appeal. Now the game is almost upon us.

At E3, Gamer Limit spent some quality time with the title, along with representatives from Techland and Deep Silver. After about 40 minutes poring over the nooks and crannies of the fictional island of Banoi, I must say that no other game captures the elements of survival and fear quite like Dead Island. It’s enough to make this my E3 top pick.

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Barring objections about the name, the Nintendo Wii U was received with great applause and excitement at this year’s E3. The first thing many people did when the doors opened to the West Hall was rush to Nintendo’s massive booth to get a glimpse of the hardware and its capabilities. And the lines never let up for the entire three days.

The reward for waiting more than an hour and a half in line was a chance to experience several demos: Shield Pose, an editable video of Link battling a ginormous spider, Battle Mii, Chase Mii, Super Mario Bros. Mii, that questionable video of the bird, and Ghost Recon Online. The prognosis – hopeful.

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Last year, Zombie Studios gave the world Blacklight Tango Down. A competent FPS focused on multiplayer, it released for Xbox Live, Playstation Network and PC.  The title provided all we’ve come to expect from the genre. And although it wasn’t the most unique game out there, the title managed to surprise many with its depth and production value, especially since it was released at a price point of $15.

Zombie aims to surprise us again with its sequel Blacklight Retribution. Top of the surprise list – it’s going to be strictly a PC game. Coming in at close second – it will be free to play. While the latter may be off putting to some, our hands-on with the game at E3 proved that there is much to be excited about.

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Have you heard of WayForward Technologies? Well, if you’re a fan of Nintendo consoles the answer is…well actually still probably no. They have an unfortunate track record of making awesome games that just don’t seem to sell. They’re the guys behind awesome games like Contra 4, the Shantae series, Lit, and (my personal favourite) A Boy and His Blob.

BloodRayne: Betrayal mark’s WayForward’s first entry on the high definition consoles. So now that WayForward are on your system of choice, with an established IP to boot, you’d better not ignore this one.

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If you saw the Microsoft press conference in its entirety, you saw Double Fine’s simulated family play Sesame Street: Once Upon A Monster for the Kinect. Even if this game isn’t for you, know that this is a proper title regardless of genre – gameplay is intuitive and accurate, visuals are sharp, and overall it is true to its audience unlike many titles out there.

Sure players above 7 years old may likely pass it up. This is not the game for that crowd, however. This is for the child and his/her family; and for them, it is perfect.

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E3: The complete rundown
By: | June 12th, 2011

Over the course of the next couple of days, Gamer Limit will be pounded with content from the Electronics Entertainment Expo. And in the interest of organization and your sanity, this post will act as a complete rundown of up-to-date content from E3. So hit that break and take in all of the news from the gaming nerd mecha that is E3. Read more… »

While everyone was huddled around Resident Evil: Operation Racoon City, Gamer Limit sneaked in a lengthy session with the series’ upcoming handheld title. Resident Evil: Revelations for the Nintendo 3DS at once feels like a natural extension of the franchise, following Jill Valentine and her new partner, Parker Luciani.

Getting into this game will surely be easy both for diehard fans as well as those who had fell out of touch over the years. Whether there is a desire to play this game is another story altogether.

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Licensed games rarely live up their source material. Too often publishers will rush out titles to coincide with the release of a major Hollywood blockbuster or give developers too little time and funding, relying on the power of name recognition alone to sell units, rather than quality gameplay. Luckily, Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine bucks this trend.

Hit the jump for some hands-on impressions of what is shaping up to be one of the most exciting titles you’ll see on consoles this fall.

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Join myself, Francisco, and Kyle as we run through everything at E3 from the press conferences, to hands-on and eyes-on impressions, to our thoughts of E3, and, of course, our personal game of the show. Sit back, relax, and take in the almost two hours of audio magic. Also, be sure to hit us up with your thoughts on E3 2011 in the comments section.

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E3: SSX Impressions
By: | June 11th, 2011

The final thing I did before the Los Angeles Convention Center closed its doors and the ESA bid us adieu (until next year) was see EA’s latest installment in its extreme snowboarding franchise. Gamer Limit was whisked into a small dark room with a small group, sat down on a benches (made of snowboards!) for a look at the newest Snowboard Super Cross title.

Little did I know it at the time, but SSX was about to become my most anticipated title of 2012. Hit the jump to find out why.

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