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  • 10Nov

    Torchligh Editor out now

    Many people on my Twitter seem to be enjoying their Torchlight experience. Now they can add even more to their game with the TorchED, Torchlight Editor. The modding editor is free to download and available now here. Gamers will need .Net installed. To download and get the install go here. There are tips for running TorchEd here. Last, mods will not be hosted by Runic Games but can be stored at the original Runic Games Fansite or Torchlight Insider. Follow

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  • 10Nov

    Review: Blackadder Ultimate Edition (Remastered)

    October 20th marked the release of a great box set: The Blackadder Ultimate Edition.  This set houses all the great comedy of Blackadder, and includes a variety of special features that were either not available or only unavailable separate from the previous box set.  Now, you can enjoy all the greatness of Blackadder in one large set. If you’re unfamiliar with Blackadder, it’s a historical comedy staring Rowan Atkinson (also the star of the BBC series, Mr. Bean) that appeared on the BBC in 4 series from 1982 to 1989.  Each series surrounds Atkinson’s character Edmund Blackadder and his dogsbody Baldrick, played by Tony Robinson.  Each series changes timelines, but all follow an Edmund Blackadder, increasing in both intelligence and station through the series, and in each time period, Edmund is served by a Baldrick, who seems more dirty and dimwitted through each series.  With each time period Edmund is saddled with

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  • 10Nov

    Review: The Estuary by Derek Gunn

    Permuted Press has another zombie book written by Irish author Derek Gunn. The premise of the book caught my attention as it involved some history in the back-story, and I’ve enjoyed other Permuted Press books in the past. However I have to admit that I was pretty unimpressed by The Estuary. This post-apocalyptic novel centers around a covert Nazi mission, which we unfortunately don’t learn too much about other than it gives the people involved a case of the heebie-jeebies. We are immediately whisked away to the present day where we are brought into the life of John Pender and his family in the village of Whiteshead. Soon the discovery is made of a metal object within the estuary of a large metal object. Upon further digging, more canisters are found, which in turn begin to leak a strange gas. This infects any person who came into nearby contact and

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  • 10Nov

    Holiday Guide for Mobile Games

    Kids Under 10 Title: AlphaBetic Developer: No Monkeys Price: $1.99 Download at the App Store This is an alphabet game that can help reinforce and teach the alphabet to small children. It features brightly colored letters that move graphically across the screen. Players touch the appropriate letters in order to progress through the game. The game starts out innocent enough but more advanced levels offer a challenge for older children and adults. A Lite version is also available for free. Title: Monkey Preschool Lunchbox Developer: THUP Games Price: $.99 Download at the App Store This cute colorful app is most appropriate for preschool age children and focuses on teaching colors, shapes, basic reading skills, and counting. Its full of positive reinforcement and encouragement. Monkey Preschool Lunchbox is available from the Apps Store for $.99. Tweens Title:Crazy Penguin Catapult 2 Developer: Digital Chocolate Price: $.99 Download at the App Store This

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  • 10Nov

    Modern Warfare 2 now available and helping Veterans

    Activision and Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is now out at retail stores everywhere. Many retailers had huge launch events at midnight for the game. “From day one the goal was to bring our fans around the world the most riveting and authentic experience we’ve ever created in Modern Warfare 2,” said Vince Zampella, CEO of Infinity Ward. “Every design from the smallest detail was crafted to place gamers in the center of their own epic, action movie — with the suspense, excitement and adrenaline as if they were starring themselves.” “By all indicators, we anticipate Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be the biggest entertainment launch of all time. As of today, the number of pre-order reservations we’ve taken for the game is the highest for any title we’ve ever sold in our 6,200 store network,” said Tony Bartel, executive vice president, merchandising and marketing,

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  • 10Nov

    Guests at Element Hotels can cook with Personal Trainer: Cooking

    Nintendo has positioned the DS to be a chic and useful device to moms everywhere. Starwood Hotels & Resorts agrees with Nintendo and is adding a Nintendo DS pre-loaded with Personal Trainer: Cooking software for hotel guests. The software makes it easy for travelers to plan their recipes and cook meals in the fully equipped in-suite kitchens. That leaves very little excuse for ordering in now. “We know that many of our guests, especially our longer stay guests, don’t necessarily want to eat out every night of the week, but they also don’t have the time to come up with recipes and create shopping lists,” said Brian McGuinness, Senior Vice President of Specialty Select brands for Starwood Hotels. “Providing our guests with this best-selling hardware and intuitive software that serves up healthy meal options at the touch of a button makes it easy for travelers to customize meals that please

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  • 10Nov

    Square Enix Europe formally known as Square Enix Eidos

    Square Enix bought Eidos Interactive way back and now they have announced that the reorganization of the two is now finished. The combined businesses will no longer be Square Enix Eidios but will now be called Square Enix Europe. “Today marks a major achievement towards the goals we announced in July and represents the creation of an efficient and powerful structure for game development and publishing.” said Phil Rogers, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Europe. “We have a formidable product-line up which truly showcases the diversity of our exceptional gaming brands.” Follow

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  • 10Nov

    Visceral Games dates Dante’s Inferno Demo

    Very interesting surprise from Visceral Games. While Dante’s Inferno may not be out until February 9, 2010, gamers will be able to play the demo this December. The “Gates of Hell” demo is the entire opening level of the game. In the demo, players will experience the fighting mechanics and take on Death. “Our main goal from the start of this project has been to create a journey that will make gamers truly feel like they are going through hell,” said executive producer Jonathan Knight. “The demo will give everyone some insight into how we are treating the story and a taste of the gameplay. And with nine more circles of hell to explore once the game comes out in February, we are literally just scratching the surface.” The title has not been rated yet and is due out in North America on February 9, 2010 and in Europe on

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  • 10Nov

    2BeeGames announces finalists in 2nd Indie Game competition

    2BeeGames have announced their ten finalists in their 2nd Indie Competition. The winner gets to be chosen by players that vote and a panel of judges. The winner gets $10,000 and a publishing contract with Zoo Games. The finalists are listed below. Players can find their games at 2BeeGames.com where they can play and vote. The ten finalists are: Bullets of a Revolver – submitted by Diefox Climb to the Top of the Castle – submitted by TwO Bros. Games Cavemen Vs. Aliens – submitted by John Sear Cochon’s Pursuit – submitted by Edouard Mercure Daytraders of the Dead – submitted by Mat Groves/ John Denton DriftMoon – submitted by Ville Mönkkönen Kablooey! – submitted by Vertigo Games Tower of Heaven – submitted by Askiisoft Turba – submitted by Binary Takeover Vector Conflict: The Siege – submitted by Dig Your Own Grave Games “Our first competition yielded great entries and

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  • 10Nov

    Help for Indie Game developers

    Being an Indie Game Developer can be extremely satisfying and extremely frustrating. There is a lot to know and many times the developer just wants to see his or her game made. Now comes some help. Gary Bracey, founder of Digimask, is encouraging visitors to his “Ask I.V” site to ask any business-related question. No matter how simple or naive you may think it is. “In addition to Gary, we will have other industry specialists involved, such as Martin Brown of Team 17, Mark Morris of Introversion, and we have access to many more so we are in the position of sourcing the best information for the question asked.” says Richard Hill-Whittall, founder of indievision. “We shall also include guest slots with industry lawyers and accountants who will be able to give useful pointers and tips about diverse issues such as IP Protection and Tax Credits. Networking is one of

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