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  • 10Dec

    Bioware talks about Celebrity Cast for Mass Effect 2

    In case you needed another reason to be excited about Mass Effect 2 coming out on January 26 in North America and January 29 in Europe, Bioware has announced the list of voice actors. The list is pretty impressive and includes: Martin Sheen (“The West Wing”, “Apocalypse Now”), 2009 Emmy Award-winner Shohreh Aghdashloo (“House of Saddam”), comedic actor Seth Green (“Austin Powers”), “Chuck” stars Yvonne Strahovski and Adam Baldwin, Keith David (“Crash”) and sci-fi favorites Michael Dorn (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”), Tricia Helfer (“Battlestar Galactica”), Michael Hogan (“Battlestar Galactica”) and Carrie-Anne Moss (“The Matrix”). “Emotionally engaging narrative is a key design pillar for BioWare, and the top-notch voice talent in Mass Effect 2 helps drive this goal,” said Dr. Ray Muzyka, co-founder, BioWare and Group General Manager of the RPG/MMO Group of EA. “Credible, powerful personalities are vital to delivering a compelling story experience in BioWare’s games, and we

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  • 10Dec

    Xbox Live holiday deals

    Major Nelson just went live with the holiday plans for Xbox Live which include today’s release of Holiday items for your avatar. Yes, now your avatar can wear the ugly sweater we all make fun of. I’m pretty excited about the upcoming release on December 24 of Disney Classic items to the Avatar Marketplace. Here is the schedule for Xbox Live Arcade: December 16: Alien Breed Evolution (Episode 1) for 800 Microsoft Points December 23: Trials HD BIG PACK! for 400 points Here are the upcoming Xbox Live deals of the week: Week of December 14: Lips: Coldplay Track Pack for 240 Microsoft Points Pinball FX (Japan) for 400 Microsoft Points December 21 through December 27: Shadow Complex for 800 points Week of December 28: The Maw for 400 Microsoft Points To celebrate the holidays from December 18th through the 31st there will be a new Xbox Live Holiday deal

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  • 10Dec

    Playstation 3 gets a “Divine Edition” of Dante’s Inferno

    Visceral Games have announced that Playstation 3 will not only get the downloadable demo early for Dante’s Inferno, but the Playstation 3 will be getting the “Divine Edition” exclusive. The exclusive includes a special edition with developer commentaries, a Wayne Barlowe digital art book, the soundtrack of the game, and a digital version of the complete Longfellow translation of Dante Alighieri’s Inferno. All that for $59.99. The demo is now available on Playstation 3 today for free. The demo will be on Xbox Live on December 24, 2009. “We are thrilled to offer an exclusive game pack for PlayStation 3 gamers,” said Jonathan Knight, Executive Producer for Dante’s Inferno. “The PlayStation platform has a long history of delivering AAA action/adventure games. Adding Dante’s Inferno to that rich catalogue is very exciting for the team. And with the demo now available on the PlayStation Network, players can finally get a taste

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  • 10Dec

    Hereos of Newerth chosen for Digital Youth Award Program

    S2 Games title, Heroes of Newerth might be in closed beta right now, the title was chosen to be included in The Digital Youth Award. The Digital Youth Award 2010 program is a series of contests and competitions held around the world. The goal is to encourage youth to participate and promote values of education, friendship, creativity, culture and unity. The top participants will be sent to the Shanghai 2010 World Expo. The finals will be March 12-14, 2011 at DreamHack Arctic in Sweden at the Ice Hotel. “S2 Games is proud to have been chosen to take part in the Digital Youth Award Program,” said Marc DeForest, CEO and Founder, S2 Games. “This type of global event is new and, potentially, groundbreaking for the gaming industry. To have Heroes of Newerth selected from all the potential candidates is a huge honor and one we hope our community will embrace.”

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  • 10Dec

    Bookworm now out for the Nintendo DS

    PopCap Games has announced that Bookworm is now available for the Nintendo DS at retail outlets for $19.95. “Bookworm has set the gold standard in word games, boasting over 100 million downloads to date across a variety of platforms,” said Ed Allard, vice president of strategic development at PopCap. “With the Nintendo DS version, we’ve pulled out all the stops to give players even more deep content and specialized features than ever before. These include a Multiplayer mode for the first time ever in the popular Bookworm series that allows users to go head-to-head using one or two cartridges, as well as a library building system that provides exciting new game action for both old and new Bookworm players.” In Bookworm, players link letter tiles to build words. In the DS version there are three different game modes and an additional multiplayer mode.

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  • 10Dec

    Mimobot Limited Edition Stormtopper USB Flashdrive

    The stormtopper USB flash drive will be avaiable for the very first time in a 16GB format. Just like all the other Mimobots, it comes pre-loaded with icons, wallpapers and other goodies for your computer. What makes this such a hot commodity is the fact that there will only be 85 of these for purchase. It is only appearing in a limited edition run for the 16 GB form. The stormtopper is avaiable for 99.95 dollars US. Remember supplies are limited. http://www.mimoco.com/shop/stormtrooper.html

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  • 10Dec

    Who benefits from iTunes price increases?

    Apple’s iTunes recently raised their prices from $.99 a song to $1.29 for songs that are popular. Just the principle of price alone makes it an awkward purchase. At the $.99 price, the psychology of well it’s just a dollar would make for quick and impulsive purchases. But with the cost going up even just to $1.29 it does make the purchaser think twice. In a recession, how does Apple account for the price increase? Well some have suggested that the price increase is due to updating DRM protection, which lowers the quality of sound delivered to customers. Others say it plainly…greed. One person not making more money are the artists. They have fixed residuals for music sales and price increases don’t affect that. A recent study of 10,000 students at The University of Arizona , said that paying $1.29 has lowered 63% of the student faculty’s desire to purchase

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