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  • 10Jun

    Jimmy Fallon demos Project Natal

    Jimmy has embraced the video game community and tonight Microsoft’s Kudo Tsunado gave Jimmy a demonstration of the new body-controlled video game system, Project Natal. One has to love the red/orange jumpsuits. For those of us that can’t stay up all night, here’s the video. Biggest question is why does Kudo wear those sunglasses all the time? Does he have no eyes? I love that Jimmy Fallon is like, “I want this now!” he’s like a little kid! Check out April’s write up on Project Natal here!

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  • 10Jun

    New mount changes coming to WoW in patch 3.2

    Today Zarhym announced that in the upcomming patch 3.2 there will be some big mount changes. They’re dropping the levels for training as well as decreasing the cost, which is bad news for my level 30 mage I just bought it for. Unfortunately there won’t be a change for epic flying cost, and cold weather flying will remain at 1000 gold. The faction discounts look to be a good addition though. Below is the breakdown of all the changes: Apprentice Riding (Skill 75) o 60% land mount speed o Requires level 20 o Cost: 4 gold o Mount cost: 1 gold o Mail will be sent to players at level 20 guiding them to the riding trainer Journeyman Riding (Skill 150) o 100% land mount speed o Requires level 40 o Cost: 50 gold o Mount cost: 10 gold o Mail will be sent to players at level 40 guiding

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  • 10Jun

    E3 2009 Hands On – God of War 3

    An E3 hands on look at God of War III.

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  • 10Jun

    Marc Guggenheim relaunches Resurrection

    Resurrection, Issue 1 Publisher: Oni Press Creators: Marc Guggenheim Justin Greenwood David Dumeer Douglas Dabbs On sale : 6/10/09 Marc Guggenheim’s Resurrection is a sci-fi story that examines an Earth that has been under attack by aliens for 10 years. The alien race, referred to as “Bugs” have been attacking the land and experimenting on humans. The mutilated humans appear in the comic as “Burns” and are more than physically affected by the experiments. One day the “Bugs” just disappear and the characters exit their shelters to find some answers. Resurrection previously was a black and white trade and is now getting the full color treatment. It premiered with Issue 0 for Free Comic Book Day and Issue #1 goes on sale today. The issue starts with a flashback to 1986 with President Clinton addressing the US on the crisis as Air Force One is shot down. The story then

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  • 10Jun

    EverQuest documentary debut at Fan Faire 2009

    Sony Online Entertainment has announced that at Fan Faire June 26, they will be premiering a documentary about EverQuest. EverCracked! The Phenomenon of EverQuest chronicles the development, launch and how fans receive the game. Everquest celebrated its tenth anniversary in March 2009. “When we began mapping out ideas for EverQuest, we never anticipated it would endure to create such a powerful cultural impact over the next decade and beyond,” said John Smedley, president of Sony Online Entertainment. “As part of the continued 10th anniversary celebration, this film does a fantastic job at revealing the story behind the game and how the team created a franchise that forever changed the landscape of online entertainment.” I was completely unable to download the trailer from SOE’s site, so we embedded the trailer from mmolecule. To find out all the details on Fan Faire in Las Vegas, NV go to www.soefanfaire.com.

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  • 10Jun

    Crystal Dynamics lays of 25

    Kotaku has confirmed with Eidos that 25 workers have been laid off at California-based developer, Crystal Dynamics. “We can confirm that Crystal Dynamics has made a reduction of approximately 25 people at the San Francisco studio,” a company representative told news site Kotaku. “This decision is a reflection of the continued drive to focus resources at the studio. We would like to thank all of the employees affected by this difficult decision for their hard work during their time at Crystal and we wish them all the best in the future.” The studio started to have problems when Tomb Raider Underworld sold under expectations. Because of that, no new titles had been assigned to Crystal Dynamics.

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  • 10Jun

    Hampton give parents Webkinz

    Business travelers tend to have to travel alone and often. Hampton Hotels has created a new package for this summer that allows travelers to bring back a Webkinz for their child. In the Hampton’s Webkinz Package, an exclusive Webkinz plush pet will be given at check-in. Three exclusive Webkinz will be available: Blossom Bird, Springer Spaniel and Guinea Pig. Webkinz are popular amongst kids ages 6-13, and yes I even own one. Webkinz is a plush pet that has a virtual code attached that allows children to interact with an online version of the pet. “As a working mother myself, I know how hard it is to be away from your family on business,” said Judy Christa-Cathey, vice president brand marketing for Hampton Hotels. “Our summer Webkinz package offers parents that stay with us an entertaining and educational present for their kids to show that even when we’re on the

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  • 10Jun

    America’s Army coming to Steam

    American’s Army 3 will be available on Steam and customers will benefit from auto-updating as well. AA3 is now available for pre-loading on Steam so that players can get started right away on June 17, 2009. The press release states that players can download the game for free on Steam (www.americasarmy.com/steam) or on the partner sites listed on the America’s Army website (www.americasarmy.com) “We are very excited to work with Valve to distribute AA3 on Steam as it gives us access to great distribution technology as well as a tremendous user base,” said Marsha Berry, the Army Senior Executive Producer for the America’s Army program. “Additionally, we have incorporated Steamworks features such as Achievements and Steam Cloud to create a richer experience for Steam users. Our relationship with Steam will broaden our reach to a new community and it offers our current players a great new way to get the

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  • 10Jun

    Xbox Live downtime on June 16

    Xbox Live will be offline on June 16th from 7:01 am UTC (12:01 am PST) for up to 24 hours. Which means it could very well be down all day. The My Xbox section of Xbox.com will be down and the Xbox Forums on Xbox.com will be in read only mode. The maintenance is for some of the recently announced features that will be available later this year. Although none of the new features will be available yet. What will you do while Xbox Live is down?

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  • 10Jun

    Green Day Rock Band coming?

    According to the lead singer of Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong, Green Day: Rock Band will be released by the end of the year. Billie revealed this information in a radio interview yesterday. A fan asked Armstrong about the possibility of a standalone Green Day game on KROQ, based in Los Angeles, CA. According to Kotakuhis reply was: “Yeah. We’re doing a whole Green Day Rock Band, uh…” Billie did not seem sure about the release date saying, “I’m not sure…soon. Like I think not this week, but this year soon…by the end of this year.” As of now, mark this as a rumor until we hear from Harmonix. This could always be a band’s new way of hinting to Harmonix they want a game as well.

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