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  • Review: Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments

    Review: Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments

    Designing a game around the world’s greatest detective is not an enviable task. No, I’m not talking about Batman–Rocksteady has cracked that case with the Arkham titles. I’m talking about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. Nevermind the BBC’s modern take on the genius detective, Frogwares’ […]

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  • E3 2014: Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments E3 Trailer and Steam Pre-Order Deal

    E3 2014: Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments E3 Trailer and Steam Pre-Order Deal

    If you’re eager to play the next Sherlock Holmes game, Crimes & Punishments, but have not yet played the previous adventure, hurry on over to Steam and put down cash for a pre-purchase to receive a free instant copy of The Testament of Sherlock Holmes. […]

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  • Review: Magrunner: Dark Pulse

    Review: Magrunner: Dark Pulse

    Magnets can be fun. Two similar sized magnets given to a child can be a small distraction as they realize that one end will stick to another and the other sides just will not go together (if they are sufficiently charged). If you have an old […]

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  • Magrunner Makes First Contact

    Magrunner Makes First Contact

    I know what you’re going to say when you start watching the following video, the debut gameplay trailer for Magrunner: Dark Pulse: “Hey, that looks like a Portal clone!” My response: “Shut yo mouth, fool!” OK, so I really couldn’t blame anyone for immediately jumping […]

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  • Frogwares Shows Off the New Tech Behind Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments

    Frogwares Shows Off the New Tech Behind Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments

    I expressed some concern when Frogwares announced that the next Sherlock Holmes adventure, Crimes & Punishments, would be switching to Unreal Engine 3 in place of the studio’s homemade engine. Unreal Engine 3 has produced many great games, but I generally prefer when a developer […]

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  • Sherlock Holmes is Back on the Case in Crimes & Punishments

    Sherlock Holmes is Back on the Case in Crimes & Punishments

    After successfully completing its first console-focused Sherlock Holmes game, The Testament of Sherlock Holmes, which we reviewed as “a wonderful adventure game” last fall, Frogwares continues its push to evolve the world’s most famous fictional detective within the video game space. This week, Frogwares and […]

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  • Review: The Testament of Sherlock Holmes

    Review: The Testament of Sherlock Holmes

    The world’s greatest consulting detective has seen a resurgence in popularity in the last few years with the Guy Ritchie/Robert Downey, Jr. movies, the modern BBC series, and the most recent NBC Elementary series. But movies and TV shows aren’t the only mediums where the keenly observant, […]

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  • VGB Feature: The Testament of Sherlock Holmes Q&A With Frogwares Business Development Manager Olga Ryzhko

    VGB Feature: The Testament of Sherlock Holmes Q&A With Frogwares Business Development Manager Olga Ryzhko

    Good news: The Testament of Sherlock Holmes has been given a launch date today! You can pick it up on PC, PS3 or Xbox 360 on September 20th in Europe or September 25th in North America. Double good news: We just wrapped up our Q&A […]

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  • Of Orcs and Men and The Testament of Sherlock Holmes Get North American Publishers

    Of Orcs and Men and The Testament of Sherlock Holmes Get North American Publishers

    Two Focus Home titles have been picked up for North American distribution this morning, both still on for fall launches. Of Orcs and Men, a grand role-playing game with orcs and goblins as the heroes for a change, will be distributed by Warner Bros. for […]

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  • Is The Testament of Sherlock Holmes L.A. Noire in Victorian London?

    Is The Testament of Sherlock Holmes L.A. Noire in Victorian London?

    While watching the new E3 2012 trailer for The Testament of Sherlock Holmes, the first thing that popped into my head was: “Hey, this looks a lot like L.A. Noire. I like it!” On the surface, the similarities are vaguely apparent but not outright blatant. […]

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