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  • 27Oct

    Cover art revealed for Halo: Evolutions

    I previously talked about the next Halo novel from Tor, Halo: Evolutions, here and now we have some great cover art, along with the list of authors involved! Halo: Evloutions will tell some of the many stories in the Halo universe, and will be released November 24, 2009. An unabridged audio book will be released as well at the same time. “We sought out writers who came to the table with an obvious passion for Halo and amazing story ideas.” says Eric Raab, Tor editor. “We got stuff for every kind of Halo fan from straight up action with the Master Chief to glimpse into the Elite mindset post Halo 3, and some really cool explorations of some other familiar faces like Cortana, the Gravemind, and Admiral Preston Cole, and some awesome new stuff that wander into unexplored territory of the Halo mythos.” The full list of contributors is below!

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  • 27Oct

    Halloween celebrations hit Age of Conan

    Today Funcom released a new patch for Age of Conan entitled “Nights of Lost Souls.” This update brings some fun seasonal content to the game right in time for Halloween and also introduces the new Veteran Points system for long time players of AoC. “It being that time of year, we employed a few tricks to provide our players with some special treats,” says Craig Morrison, Game Director and Executive Producer on `Age of Conan’. “In this update we have added new seasonal in-game content where players will have to progress through three brand new quest lines and get to challenge the dark and mysterious ghosts of Hyboria’s fallen warriors in order to collect the seasonal rewards. We are also very excited about introducing the Veteran Points system, which allows us to reward those players who have been sticking with the game for longer periods of time.” The new Halloween

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  • 27Oct

    Guest Article: GameX – Career in Comics Panel

    Interested in Starting a Career in Comics? A Few Pros from GameX May Have Some Answers to Your Questions Speakers: Phil Chan- http://www.digitalpimponline.com Ross Scott- http://www.systemcomic.com Dern- http://www.dernworks.com Marty- http://www.artfighthighschool.com Saturday, October 24th at GameX I attended a panel on breaking into the comics industry. The speakers listed above spoke of their experiences, what helps them, and what people who are interested in getting started in comics (writer or artist) can do to jump start their career. For awhile Phil Chan was alone and started talking about the best ways for people to begin a business in the comics industry. He stated that it’s harder for a writer than an artist because all an artist basically has to do is just show up at a convention with their portfolio and say, “Hey! Can you take a look at these?” As a writer it is definitely harder to grasp someone. From

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  • 27Oct

    New updates come to MapleStory

    Nexon America has released a massive content update, named Version Up, that has added in a bunch of new features to MapleStory. A new boss, mini-dungeons, and changes to the Cygnus Knights are among the few of the new changes. Check out the full list below or on the MapleStory site here Cygnus Knight The Cygnus Knight can now be created from a clean slate, which means that players will no longer need to 20+ level character. Find Party Member Updated To accommodate the new availability of the Cygnus Knight, the Find Party Member window has been enlarged to allow players to add the Knight into their parties. New Tutorial A new tutorial has been added for the Noblesses which is CK-specific New boss added with many new quests A new Balrog boss has been added along with 11 new quests. With this also come new maps and item drops.

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  • 27Oct

    Tears of the Hextadon DLC for Brutal Legend

    Yes, it is truly awesome. Since Tim Schafer just can’t tear himself away from playing Brutal Legend, fans are in luck. If Tim says he needs more maps, then the game gets more maps! “I play Brütal Legend online every night,” said Tim Schafer, President of Double Fine Productions. “And I need more maps! Circle of Tears is named after the crying of my vanquished foes on the battlefield, and Death’s Fjord is obviously a tribute to my Nordic ancestors, and their love of fan geysers and… Well, actually I just thought the name was cool. See you online!” Everyone who downloads the new maps will also receive a free axe, the Blade of Ormagöden. On November 3rd, 360 players can pick up the two new maps for 400 Points. November 5th sees them land on the PSN where users can nab them for FREE until November 19th, at which

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  • 27Oct

    Watch Adam Lambert’s video for theme song to 2012

    Adam Lambert might not have won American Idol but he’s working hard. We get a glimpse at what he’s been working on in this video, which is the theme song to 2012. While the world is ending around him, he still looks amazing and moody. Great to see Adam do something as high profile as the theme song for an upcoming blockbuster. The website for 2012 also has information about the film, more trailer videos and a sweepstakes you can enter. Might as well win something before the world ends! Follow

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  • 27Oct

    Guest Article: GameX Day 1

    After some hectic confusion in the morning with media passes, I was well on my way to experiencing GameX. GameX is the three-day convention in Philadelphia, PA that offers everything geek culture: video games galore, Steam Punk, robotics, comics, cosplay, and more. It’s similar to a convention like PAX, but on a lesser scale. I’ll be first to admit that the east coast gets the raw end of the deal on these types of events. Since it was Friday, and the kiddies were in school and the parents at work, it was definitely a slow day. Friday in the middle of the day just doesn’t seem like an optimal day/time for a gaming convention. Due to the way the event was scheduled, there was not much going on Friday anyway. So this gave me a great chance to take a look at everything and really take it all in. I

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  • 27Oct

    Open Beta for Heroes of Gaia Begins

    After two successful runs with closed beta, Heroes of Gaia is happy to announce that open beta has begun for this new browser-based MMO. You can choose from one of four warring races (Human, Orc, the Undead or Elves) and build a kingdom in which you recruit an army, head off on magical quests, and go to war for control over the land. Heroes of Gaia is celebrating the open beta launch by offering some perks to people who participate: •    The Open Beta Lucky Chest Giveaway! All players who play on Snail Games servers for more that five hours on October 27th and 28th will be eligible to receive five extra “Lucky Chests.” These in-game items may be opened by players to find extra resources, items or other rare and valuable rewards! •    Purchase Power! The in-game cash shop, which offers all sorts of specialty items designed to enhance

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  • 27Oct

    Harvest Moon Animal Parade This November

    Natsume announced this morning that the latest in the Harvest Moon franchise, Animal Paradise, will be coming to North American Wii systems on November 10th, with a $49.99 suggested price tag. Things are not all well and good in Harmonica Town, and your task is to find and awaken the Harvest King in order to bring prosperity back to the land. A special pre-order bonus is available when you order Animal Paradise with GameStop. There is a limited time offer on a plush Harvest Moon duck. They won’t last long so hurry to your GameStop/EB Games, all you Harvest Moon fans! Follow

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  • 27Oct

    Twisted Pixel Games on Avatar Rewards

    Splosion Man was supposed to be the first game to support Avatar Rewards, free items for your avatar that you unlock in-game. Instead they ended up being second, but that’s not due from lack of effort from Twisted Pixel Games. Twisted Pixel Games are very supportive of their fans and really wanted to create and make available Avatar Rewards for Splosion Man and future games. In a quote from Mike Wilford from Twisted Pixel Games, he explained that the delay was not entirely something they controlled. “The avatar awards have not been released yet, and unfortunately I can not tell you when that will be because I have not received a release date from Microsoft as of yet. However, they have said that it will be soon. There weren’t any difficulties to speak of, really… we made up some avatar clothing, used the API calls that Microsoft provided, and it

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