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  • 16Aug

    ArmA II patch and mod tools now available!

    Big improvements have been made to the “ArmA II” game recently, with a patch and mod tools being released this week thanks to Bohemia Interactive and 505 Games. “ARMA II” is available across Australia and New Zealand, and is a war simulation game based in post-soviet republic of Chernarus. Patch 1.03 is available for those playing the game and it promises to correct and contain the following: In-game issues: Major AI tweaking and balancing (especially AI infantry aural detection sensitivity lowered significantly) Improved multiplayer and cooperative campaign (saving games, connection issues) Numerous fixes and improvements in the Harvest Red campaign Engine: New: Functions getPosATL and setPosATL to allow controlling position relative to terrain. New: command line option -showScriptErrors introduced to show errors in scripts on-screen New: Direct analogue throttle and brake for airplanes now available. New: More flexible configuration of Flares in the config (brightness, size) New: Mission name (with

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  • 16Aug

    Review: Dead Space

    Platform: Xbox 360 ESRB: M Number of Players: 1 Publisher: EA Release Date: October 14, 2008 Official Website BUY Genuinely scary games are hard to come by these days, and Dead Space delivers. But it also weaves in and out of amazing fun and hair-pulling frustration. Graphics: Hoo boy these graphics are mighty fine. There are games out there where you think to yourself, “yes this looks fine”, and then there are games that really make you appreciate the next-gen technology that the developers have to work with. Dead Space looks amazing; the characters, the environment, the monsters, all superb. Also, considering most people’s lack of knowledge of what nuts and bolts space mining looks like, this game gave you the impression that they were absolutely spot-on for how it should look. Sound: Dead Space knows atmosphere, and 90% of the atmosphere hinges on how creepy the sound is. This

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  • 16Aug

    Lionhead puts up next teaser feature Aristotle

    I was so busy cleaning the apartment and getting things ready for StealthySlyth to come over for Blizzcon that I forgot all about the news! Not that Sunday typically has much in terms of news, but we are following Lionhead’s daily teaser so here is the latest. Today we have Aristotle with the quote,“He who is to be a good ruler, must have first been ruled.” It’s number 3 on it as well, which countdowns to Microsoft’s GamesCom conference. If you look at the Lionhead followers site the scrolls have dropped on the side alittle and now have what looks like gun shots in theme. The scrolls on the subjects side just have some sort of magic or pixie dust flying around them. What could this mean?

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  • 16Aug

    Skooba’s Checkpoint Friendly Laptop Bags

    There is nothing worse then having to deal with electronics at an airport. After doing a fair bit of traveling myself I find the pain of taking out my laptop out of it sleeve, my DS, Ipod, Xbox 360 Hard drive and other items that I deemed useful.  There is where Skooba’s Checkpoint Friendly Laptop Bags come into play. They are designed with material which can pass through airport screening.  According to the press release its Checkthrough bags—developed in close coordination with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)—are the best-selling items in Skooba’s 10-year history, and the new styles are in response to significant customer demand for additional versions of the product. The company has multiple patents pending on both current and future Checkthrough products, and also offers a broad range of checkpoint-friendly laptop skins. The new Checkpoint Friendly bags are avaiable in backpack and roller varieties. Each design is very

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  • 16Aug

    Watch the trailer for the new Nancy Drew Dossier!

    Go undercover as Nancy Drew once again to save the Redondo Spa in the new Nancy Drew Dossier game Resorting to Danger starting August 25th! Preorders available for the boxed game now, and download preorders start tomorrow!

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  • 16Aug

    Wallace & Gromit: Fright of the Bumblebees Review

    Everyone’s favourite claymation duo returns to consoles and the PC thanks to TellTale Games. They have released Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures, a series of four episodic point and click tales. The first of these is Fright of the Bumblebees, in which Wallace’s contraptions have once again caused him a bit of trouble. The bills have been piling up, but Wallace has a new business plan that is going to change all that. His latest scheme revolves around the beehive in his basement. Together with Gromit, he plans on getting into the honey business. But when orders start coming in and they can’t keep up with production, and Wallace has a wonderful brainstorm. He decides to mix up a batch of growth serum to “enhance” the flowers the bees pollinate, leading to disastrous results. I was very interested in how the point and click style of gameplay would come across

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