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  • 18Feb

    Battlefield Bracket Challenge Brings Gamers and Celebs Together

    DICE today announced the ‘Battlefield Bracket Challenge Presented by GameStop’. Tonight, a red carpet was held in conjunction with GameStop in Los Angeles featuring 16 celebrity guests and athletes including Chad OchoCinco and Heroes’ Greg Grunberg. The celebrities will name their respective team and designate a charity for the winning team. Players from Major League Gaming will play Battlefield: Bad Company 2 on behalf of the celebrity teams in the “Squad Rush” multiplayer mode, which is the special GameStop pre-order exclusive mode. To participate in the action, you can fill out tournament brackets online at www.gamestop.com/battlefieldbc2 from February 18 to March 4. GameStop will award random prizes, like GameStop gift cards, throughout the contest period, as well as the grand prize of $10,000. EA will donate $25,000 to the winning celebrity team’s designated charity. Full rules and tournament details are available at www.gamestop.com/battlefieldbc2. Winners will be announced on March 23.

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  • 18Feb

    Wil Wheaton is Delivering the PAX East Keynote

    He announced it on Twitter a couple of weeks ago with a fairly short announcement (since that is how Twitter works, after all), but all-around awesomefest Wil Wheaton will be delivering the PAX East Keynote only three years after delivering the PAX Prime keynote. It’s okay, though – we love him. PAX has kept to the West Coast in the past, and PAX East is their very first East Coast effort. The convention will take place March 26-28 in Boston. Three-day passes are already sold out, but some single-day passes are still available. For more information, go to the official site. We’ll provide more details about his speech if they become available – an official press release about his keynote isn’t available at the moment, but we’ll let you know. In the meantime, if you want to read his thought process on writing the speech thus far, check out his

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  • 18Feb

    Sid Meier’s Civilization V is Official, Hitting Your PC This Fall

    Start getting sleep in advance — 2K Games today announced that Sid Meier’s Civilization V is officially being developed at Firaxis Games. The engine for this entry in the series has been rebuilt from the bottom up to provide better combat and more features. Civilization V introduces hexagon tiles (as seen to the left) allowing for deeper strategy and more realistic gameplay. The brand new engine brings players closer to the Civ experience than ever, with fully animated leaders interacting with players from a screen-filling diplomatic scene and speaking in their native language for the first time. Combat is more exciting than ever before. Ranged bombardment allows players to fire weapons from behind the front lines, challenging players to develop new strategies to guarantee victory. In addition to the new gameplay features debuting in Civilization V, an extensive suite of community, modding and multiplayer elements are also present to take

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  • 18Feb

    WomenGamers.com Scholarship for GamingGirls

    WomenGamers.com has announced that they are once again offering a scholarship to National Computer Camp for a female student (age 8-18) for one week. We support this scholarship every year and this is the fourth year that WomenGamers.com have offered this awesome opportunity for young women. At National Computer Camp , instead of learning how to camp or doing crafts, campers can design a 2D or 3D game, learn to program, create a graphic video, take apart a computer, create a home page, play tennis, play Civ and make friends with the same interests as them. “What we are looking for in the scholarship applicants is the ability to critically dissect the games they play and understand why they find them engaging,” says Ismini Boinodiris Roby, Chief Editor and Co-Founder of WomenGamers.Com. “The winner can then take that raw potential and enter into an exciting summer camp program where they’ll

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  • 18Feb

    Upper Deck to discontinue the World of Warcraft TCG

    Sadly in a press release today Upper Deck has confirmed that they will not be renewing their contracts with Blizzard to continue the WoW trading card or miniatures games. Citing a downturn in sales and a general slowing in the market as their reasons, Upper Deck plans to sell cards and minis through the end of March but after that no more card packs including the Class Starter Deck, Wrathgate Booster, Souls of Vengeance Starter, Deluxe Starter and Booster will not be released. “We are currently working with Blizzard Entertainment to facilitate a smooth transition as they work on their own plans for a World of Warcraft Trading Card Game. Further announcements on this transition will follow over the coming weeks.” Now there was a blue post from Zarhym that confirms the statement above from Upper Deck and something tells me that the transition could be an easy transition but

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  • 18Feb

    Guest Review: Marvels

    The book Marvels is perfect for people who are sort of interested in super hero comics, but do not know a lot of the history. Writer: Kurt Busiek Artist: Alex Ross The story in Marvels follows Phil Sheldon, a news reporter fascinated with the cities superheroes or “Marvels” as he calls them. Marvels gives the reader the perspective of normal people and what it’s like living in a town full of extraordinary people. The Marvels are misunderstood, feared, but also loved and cherished. As the story moved forward, so does Phil’s views on the marvels. At the beginning he too is skeptical of them, almost afraid. As years past he begins to see that the heroes just want to save human kind, and instead of getting thanks they are met with fear. One thing I thought was interesting was how the X-men were portrayed. While other marvels were misunderstood they

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  • 18Feb

    Innovative FPS “Section 8″ Coming to PS3 – We Have Screenshots

    PS3 users will finally get a chance to “burn-in” and join the fight on Section 8, TimeGate Studios’ sci-fi multiplayer first-person shooter (no relation to District 9). The PlayStation 3 version has a full single-player campaign, instant action mode (with full bot support) and a robust multiplayer mode which includes 11 multiplayer maps, three of which are not included at retail on any other platform (so you automatically get what most people have to pay extra for, it sounds like). The full version of the game will be available for purchase on PlayStation Network in Spring 2010. Section 8 includes support for TimeGate Studios’ TGNServer technology, which allows gamers to host 32 player games from their home PC. Players can configure map rotations, change server variables and set a remote admin password to administer the server in-game. Sure, it means you need to keep a computer nearby while you play,

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  • 18Feb

    Guest Preview – Demo of Alan Wake

    Alan Wake: A mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a game Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios Developer: Remedy Entertainment Release: May 18, 2010 (NA); May 21, 2010 (EU) Ladies and gentlemen, Alan Wake has entered the building… Finally. Very few games illicit the kind of anticipation created by the near-mythical title of Alan Wake. I say “near-mythical” because, after being introduced to many “oohs” and “ahhs” at E3 2005, it all but fell off the proverbial map and into the black hole of Duke Nukem Forever. Developer Remedy Entertainment quieted the pessimists in 2008 with a trailer, shown with the debut of the Max Payne movie and the promise of a 2010 release. But even this “proof of life” made controversy because, rather than making a world-wide splash like most games, it was a near-private affair when it was only seen in Remedy’s home-nation of Finland. The rest of the

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  • 18Feb

    Review: Romeo X Juliet – Collection 1 “Romeo”

    “Romeo X Juliet” is your classic love story, but with a different twist. It incorporates the ideas of William Shakespeare’s original story with ideas of the people at Studio GONZO to create a refreshing interpretation of a world renowned classic. Release Date: 21/10/2009 Languages: ENGLISH, JAPANESE Genre: Action/Adventure, Anime, Romance, Science Fiction Subtitles: ENGLISH subtitles Number of Discs: 2 Runtime: 300.0 mins We all know the story of “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare, so when it gets the anime treatment you’re either going to love it or avoid it like the plague. In this version we meet Juliet disguised as a Zorro-style saviour who turns up just in time to save a girl who had been mistaken for Juliet herself. Romeo’s father, Lord Montague, is scouring Neo Verona in search of her, and any girl is open to accusation. When Juliet was a small child, her family (known as

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