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Posted: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2013

New PS3 game 'Dust 514' connects to 'EVE Online' 


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A screenshot from "Dust 514," a PlayStation 3 action game that connects to the "EVE Online" virtual world.

By Omar L. Gallaga

New video games this week:

“Dust 514.” — An extension of the long-running “EVE Online” massively multiplayer game, this first-person shooter arrives as a free-to-play title exclusively for the PlayStation 3. Mercenaries in the game battle for supremacy in 32-player matches. The makers of the game promise that the fighting in it will have effects on the PC/Mac game for players worldwide. Rated T for Teen. Free to play, virtual currency sold in the PlayStation Store. For PS3..

“Metro: Last Light.” — A sequel to the well-regarded “Metro: 2033,” this post-apocalyptic action game takes place in tunnels beneath Moscow where players must survive mutants and other dangers. Rated M for Mature. $50-$60 for PS3, Xbox 360 and Windows PCs.

Also out this week: “Nancy Drew: Ghost of Thornton Hall” (PC and Mac), “Fire & Forget: The Final Assault” (PC, Mac, iOS), “Thrave” (PC), “Anomaly 2” (PC, Mac, Linux), “Ocean City Racing” (PC, Mac), “The Starship Damrey” (downloadable for Wii U), "Thunder Wolves" (downloadable for PC), “Sanctum 2” (downloadable for Xbox 360 and PC), "Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery" (downloadable for PS Vita, PS3 and iOS).

Omar L. Gallaga

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Omar L. Gallaga writes about technology culture for the Austin American-Statesman. He was a technology correspondent for NPR's "All Things Considered," helping originate the All Tech Considered segment and blog.

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