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  • 04Feb

    “Arrrrr, We Wants Another Date”: Free Month of Service for Ex-”Pirates of the Burning Sea” Users

    Did you break up with Pirates of the Burning Sea between January 22, 2008 and January 15, 2010? Well, Flying Lab Software wants you back. Maybe you had a bad date, or its cologne was just too overpowering. (I hear pirates smell like fish and win, can anyone confirm this?) It’s changed. Really, it has. Pirates just wants another chance. It won’t be like the first time. It just wants your love (Lady Gaga still wants your revenge). Look, it even made a list for you! There’s new cinematic content, so you won’t ever have to remember that time you saw Transformers 2 together again. New conquest features have been implemented, so you can actually call all the shots this time. Pirates even has new clothing, so maybe it will be more stylish and you won’t think everyone is looking at you. Look, just give it another chance. It’s even

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  • 04Feb

    Play Your Very Own Super Bowl Halftime Show with The Who’s Super Bowl S-mashup

    MTV Games and Harmonix announced today that a special recording of The Who’s Super Bowl XLIV halftime mashup performance will be available in the Rock Band Music Store immediately after the game airs. For whatever reason, they can’t get it on PlayStation Network immediately, but it will be available on Wii and Xbox at the earliest possible time.

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  • 04Feb

    “Fallout: New Vegas” Trailer and Information Flies Out of the Vault

    Bethesda Softworks updated their website today with a brand-new trailer for Fallout: New Vegas, the next chapter in their Fallout series. They also gave a short overview of the new game, which will be released this fall. Who’s excited? Experience all the sights and sounds of fabulous New Vegas, brought to you by Vault-Tec, America’s First Choice in Post Nuclear Simulation. Explore the treacherous wastes of the Great Southwest from the safety and comfort of your very own vault: Meet new people, confront terrifying creatures, and arm yourself with the latest high-tech weaponry as you make a name for yourself on a thrilling new journey across the Mojave wasteland. A word of warning, however – while Vault-Tec engineers have prepared for every contingency,* in Vegas, fortunes can change in an instant. Enjoy your stay. * Should not be construed as a legally-binding claim. >/p>

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  • 04Feb

    ‘Real Steel’ open casting call

    Dreamworks has announced that they will be holding an open casting call for the upcoming film “Real Steel.” The film is about a former boxer played by Hugh Jackman who teams up with his long lost son Max to train a robot for the Real Steel World Championship, The casting call will be for the part of Max who is described as “a street-smart, tough, charming kid with a hard, untrusting outer shell which hides a warm enthusiastic spirit beneath. He is a complicated, strong-willed and resourceful boy.” Boys between 10-14 years old are encouraged to try out at the two calls in Chicago and New York: CHICAGO Sunday, February 14, 2010 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Chicago Academy of the Arts 1010 W Chicago Street Chicago, IL 60642-5490 (Parking behind building) NEW YORK Saturday, February 20, 2010 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Shetler Studios 244 West 54th Street 12th

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  • 04Feb

    Barnes and Noble Announces finalists for the 2009 Discover Great New Writers Awards

    Yesterday Barnes and Noble announced their finalists for the 2009 Discover Great New Writers Awards in Fiction and Nonfiction. The finalists have the chance to win the grand prize of $10,000 and a full year of additional promotion from Barnes & Noble. Second-place finalists receive $5,000, and third-place finalists, $2,500. The winners will be announced on March 3rd at The Discover Awards, and I wish them all the best of luck! You can see the finalists in each category below: Fiction Barb Johnson, More of This World or Maybe Another (HarperPerennial) Victor Lodato, Mathilda Savitch (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) C. E. Morgan, All the Living (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) Nonfiction Dave Cullen, Columbine (Twelve) Toby Lester, The Fourth Part of the World: The Race to the Ends of the Earth, and the Epic Story of the Map that Gave America Its Name (Free Press) Neil White, In the Sanctuary of

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  • 04Feb

    Mass Effect Redemption sells out first printing

    Gamers love Mass Effect. Not only have they shown that a game in the first quarter can sell well, but they also went out and bought the comic as well. Mass Effect: Redemption #1 has sold out and is not being reprinted for a second printing. “Dark Horse has enjoyed a close and productive working relationship with everyone at BioWare and EA,” said Dark Horse’s senior director of marketing, Micha Hershman. “Thanks to that relationship, our team created an awesome comic that we feel authentically supplements the gaming experience,” he continued. “We’re geeked that comics, gaming, and science-fiction fans appreciate the quality of our work and continue to drive unprecedented demand for both the comic and the iPhone app.” If you haven’t read the first issue, you can get it as a free download on iTunes until Thursday…which is today. So go quickly and see if you can download it.

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  • 04Feb

    The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Superbowl ad

    Maybe the Superbowl isn’t your thing, but you have to admit that you probably have the channel on for the commercials! The commercials have traditionally been the best part of some recent Superbowls. I do enjoy the Puppy Bowl though. Today we have a sneak peek at the commercial for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter which will play during Super Bowl XLIV. The ad offers a look at what the magical world will be like when it opens in Spring 2010. Yes, that soon! Universal has also launched the microsite here which has tons of information about the new park and visuals on the land. Watch this area for more upcoming news on the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. “We are incredibly excited to be launching our new brand campaign for Universal Orlando Resort with a glimpse of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” said Alice Norsworthy, executive vice

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  • 04Feb

    Neverending Story: Fairytale, Fantasy, Obsession exhibit

    I love fairytales and I also love Royal/T. Royal/T is the maid cafe we last visited for the Hello Kitty Anniversary exhibit. Today we visit Royal/T again for a press event to check out their brand new exhibit examining fairy tales and it’s contemporary expression, fantasy. We’re incredibly excited to check out the works curated by Laura Hoptman, Senior Curator of the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. The exhibit will cover art from US, Europe, and Asia over the past decade. We’ll be at the Opening Reception taking video and pictures of the event as they invite press to “Fall down the rabbit hole”. They promise music from DJ Dave Mueller, themed appetizers, and Alice and Rabbit characters. I’ll have to break my diet..just for you. I hope you’ll enjoy our coverage as we venture down into the rabbit hole to see the land of fairy tales.

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  • 04Feb

    Review: Bayonetta

    I have to admit I initially thought that the concept of a video game heroine who was a witch and clothed herself with enchanted hair was a bit ridiculous, but then I heard more about Bayonetta and got hands on with a demo and my opinions changed. Rating: M for Mature System: Xbox 360 Developer: Platinum Games/Sega Players: 1 Genre: Third person shooter BUY Since getting a first look at the game, I had been itching to play the game further. I’m a big fan of game storylines and Bayonetta definitely does not disappoint. You play as Bayonetta who recently woke from sleeping for 500 years and who is searching for keys to remember her past. Bayonetta has received a lead that a gem she has been searching for, the Right Eye, is in Vigrid a fictional European city. Through the dialogue you learn about the three planes of existence

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  • 04Feb

    Wounded Warrior Project Gets a Boost from Call of Duty Endowment

    Who knew that by buying a game, you could help support the people you portray within it? In the interest of building a new Transition Training Academy, the Call of Duty Endowment, established by Activision Blizzard, will be donating $100,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project. The Training Academies will be used to educate soldiers who have been severely injured in the field of Information Technology. Hopefully, after spending some time in the Academies, soldiers can find a post-military career path. Funds for the Call of Duty Endowment come from the sales of the latest game, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The Endowment is run by an advisory board of veterans who decide what to do with the money raised. In the recent past, funds have been donated to the families of the victims of the Fort Hood tragedy and the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

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