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  • 26Jan

    Gamestop’s “Red Dead Referendum”

    Rockstar and Gamestop are partnering with an unexpected ally. Who is it? Well, it’s…you! “Red Dead Referendum” is a public vote to decide the exclusive unlockable outfit that comes with Red Dead Redemption pre-orders from Gamestop. Polls are open now until February 15. To channel my inner Billy Mays: “But wait, there’s more!” Anyone can vote once a day, and with each vote comes an entry in a sweepstakes to win a tour of the Old West on the Grand Canyon Railway or daily $100 gift cards. The three outfits to vote for are: The Savvy Merchant – buy guns and ammunition from any gunsmith for half the cost The Deadly Assassin – regenerate your “Dead Eye” targeting feature twice as fast The Expert Hunter – receive double skins and hides when you kill an animal Now, get to stuffing those ballot boxes!

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  • 26Jan

    Mass Effect 2 Scores Are In, And They’re Fantastic

    Now, don’t tell anyone this who’s still cursing at their television, but lifting the Mass Effect 2 embargo at midnight meant that a flood of reviews posted pretty much simultaneously. And now that they’re in, there’s actually not a bad one in the bunch. No, I’m not kidding. As of right now, the 360 version of Mass Effect 2 has a 96 Metacritic score, and not a single review goes below a 90. I’m sure that’ll change after the game has been out more than…you know, a day…but you’d think the people who had review copies in hand two weeks ago would find more things to complain about. Apparently it’s just that good. Good enough to have 16 perfect ratings so far? You tell us.

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  • 26Jan

    NEO ANGELIQUE ABYSS on sale today

    Section 23 brings us news of more new releases available on the market as of today – 2 new Anime collections and a double-feature Japanese live-action film. First in Anime, we have sci-fi series “Neo Angelique Abyss“. The series is based on a game of the same name, and has “loads of extras” including one called “Neo Angelique Abyss Theater“. What’s it about?: Once, Arcadia was a beautiful world. Now it is a land under siege, and against the horrifying creatures known as Thanatos, there is only one known defense: Purifiers, rare humans gifted with the ability to exterminate the life draining monsters. But Purifiers are few and the Thanatos are multiplying, so when the mysterious Nyx discovers 16 year old Angelique, he becomes doubly committed to recruiting her for the team of Purifiers he is organizing. For not only is Angelique a Purifier, she is the first female Purifier

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  • 26Jan

    Review: Sidehill Gouger

    Canned Games' designers, Shannon Brownlee and Adam Culberson, have taken a beloved family story and set a puzzle game (dedicated to Everett "Grampy" Culberson) to it.

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  • 26Jan

    Covering It Live: The Apple Tablet Announcement

    Hi, all! Since it’s incredibly likely that Apple will be announcing their tablet tomorrow, we’re putting up a CoverItLive event to get the news out in semi-real time. Come back tomorrow at 10:00 Pacific/1:00 Eastern for live coverage of the press conference and thoughts from me. UPDATE: CoverItLive is DOWN. Repeat, the system is down. Resume refreshing Engadget (in another tab!), and I’m doing my best to get back in.

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  • 26Jan

    Mass Effect: Redemption coming to iPhone

    It’s Mass Effect fever and before you get too deep into Mass Effect 2, you can also enjoy the comic. The comic will be released on the iPhone. Mass Effect: Redemption tells the story of the events that lead up to Mass Effect 2. Mac Walters, the lead writer for Mass Effect 2 wrote the comic to help gamers learn what happened between the first game and second. “We’ve been trying to figure out a way to not only profit from these new technologies, but to use them in a way that it would drive customers into the stores of our loyal retailers” said Dark Horse Director of Communications, Dirk Wood. “We came up with the idea of this staggered release in hopes of accomplishing just that.” Mass Effect 2 will most likely be in your hands by the time this is posted, but definitely check out the comic during

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  • 26Jan

    Our interview with World Cyber Games from CES 2010

    We were unable to attend CES this year, but thankfully World Cyber Games Director of Marketin, Aaron Smolick was awesome enough to answer our questions about WCG, Ultimate Gamer Season 2 and Samsung. Yes, that’s right, Ultimate Gamer Season 2 was announced at CES 2010 and we’ll be bringing you all the information so that you can try out. We loved WCG Ultimate Gamer on GamingAngels.com and are very excited to hear that it has been renewed for another season. What can you tell us about the next season of Ultimate Gamer? Glad to hear it, and we’re very excited as well. We’re very proud of season one of WCG Ultimate Gamer. We got a lot of great feedback and positive momentum going that we want to continue into season two. Of course with the season two we want to make it bigger and better. Can’t reveal everything, but we

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  • 26Jan

    Alice in Wonderland First Looks Coming Soon

    Disney Studios is preparing to invade our TVs with a run of 60 second “First Looks” from Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. These spots will be running on Disney’s sister stations ABC, ABC Family and ESPN beginning January 31st. “We wanted to kick off our television campaign for ‘Alice in Wonderland’ in a big way,” says David Singh, executive vice president of worldwide marketing for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. “With Tim Burton at the helm and a cast that includes Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and rising star Mia Wasikowska, the film already has a passionate following. Fans are eager to step into the incredible 3D Wonderland that Burton has created and get a glimpse at what he’s done with these brilliant characters, and we’re ready to give it to them.” This series of spots and cross promotions will culminate on Feb 7th with a special spot

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  • 26Jan

    “Dude, Where’s My Armor?” Mass Effect 2 Forums Overrun With Cerberus Problems

    Seeing lots of reports in the BioWare forums this morning of Mass Effect 2 codes for the Cerberus Network not working properly after following the directions that came with the game. So now, not only are people who buy used missing out (Update: You can now buy Cerberus Network access for $15), but it looks like BioWare’s loyal “original purchasers” are, as well. Both BioWare’s Xbox 360 and PC forums are filling rapidly with eager gamers who just want to get the free downloadable content promised to them. Some users are reporting that after using the code on their computer, they’re unable to access Cerberus Network on their 360s. Others claim that a Cerberus download becomes available after using their code – for 1200 MS points. A few can’t even get their code to be accepted in the first place. Mac users who bought the game for 360 are unable

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  • 26Jan

    Days Missing goes digital

    Digital comics are becoming more popular and publishers are anxious to offer their latest comics in a digital format to give readers another option in how they read their comics. Archaia and Roddenberry Productions have announced that all five issues of Days Missing are now available exclusively on iVerse Comics’ free download application. Issue #1 is available for free on the site and #2-5 will be available for $1.99 in the next few weeks. Here is the schedule: Days Missing #2 – Jan. 27 Days Missing #3 – Feb. 3 Days Missing #4 – Feb. 10 Days Missing #5 – Feb. 17 “Archaia is committed to reaching the mass audience with our sophisticated content in multiple formats,” said PJ Bickett, President of Archaia. “With digi-bution, we are able to reach an audience 10 times larger. Now throw in the fact that it is Days Missing, co-developed with Roddenberry Productions, and

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