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  • 24Feb

    Coming Soon to iPhone/ iPod Touch & DSi Fire Panic

    Publisher Playtainment has announced it is bringing Fire Panic to the iPhone/ iPod Touch and DSi. This single screen game marks Playtainment’s expansion into mobile gaming and will take advantage of touchscreen technology to allow player to map out fire engines and put out fires. “As mobile end devices, iPhone, iPod touch and Nintendo DSi offer excellent opportunities for mobile gaming,” states Birgit Hönsch, board member and divisional manager of Games Publishing & Licensing at RTL interactive GmbH. “Therefore we are going to offer this selected game in the App Store as well as on the mobile games market, to remain true to our strategy of positioning RTL interactive GmbH Games Publishing as a multi-platform distributor for virtually all gaming systems.” Look for Fire Panic in the Apps Store this week and the DSi version later this year.

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  • 24Feb

    Disney Bringing High-Speed Racing and Murder Mysteries to Consoles This Year

    Disney Interactive Studios’ Split/Second racing game will be released on May 18 of this year. The title, which received the Game Critics Award for Best Racing Game of E3 2009, follows a fictional reality TV show where each race knocks out opponents. Disney’s other announcement came first during Nintendo’s press event today. Disney Guilty Party is a Wii-exclusive family-friendly mystery party game that will be released in the second half of this year. Guilty Party lets up to four players collaborate as the Dickens Detective Agency as they search for a dastardly villain named Mr. Valentine. Guilty Party lets you use the Wiimote as various detective tools like a magnifying glass, flashlight, or fingerprint kit. Play takes place in locales around the world, from a high-speed train to an aquarium. Even when you’ve solved the mystery, you can play again – you get new clues, suspects and mini-games every time.

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  • 24Feb

    Art of Murder: Cards of Destiny Now Available

    City Interactive has shipped the latest in the mystery series Art of Murder: Cards of Destiny for PC to retailers across the country. It’s time to put on the detective hat of FBI agent Nicole Bonnet and weed out the “sadistic serial killer” who’s calling card is a playing card left near the bodies of his victims before he strikes again. “As the numerous TV shows, movies and books can attest, America loves solving a good crime riddle, and our Art of Murder franchise allows them to take the next step and get involved in the mystery,” said Lisa Rivera, Vice President of Sales for City Interactive. “With its gripping storyline and intriguing puzzles, Art of Murder: Cards of Destiny once again provides the interactive experience that has made it a hit within the category.” Art of Murder: Cards of Destiny is available now at retailers nationwide at a suggested

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  • 24Feb

    ScanLife’s App for UPC bar code scanning

    I remember years ago when I found this perfect nail polish in a store. Of course, no price tag on either the bottle or the shelf. I stood there looking for one of those bar code scanners. After enough annoyance, I gave up. Of course I bought the polish. Now imagine if I had an app on my phone that would have told me that the wonderful polish was only five dollars.  Well that is now possible with ScanLife’s App. A new version of ScanLife’s App for bar code scanning was released this week for the Iphone, Android and Blackberry. The app functions by using the mobile phone’s camera to scan the UPC and then the app reads the bar code in order to retrieve product information for all product.  The new app is able to scan both 2D and 1D bar code into the app and identify the product. Consumers can download ScanLife free

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  • 24Feb

    Tecmo Dates “Again” for March 30 Release

    Tecmo released a trailer for the DS title Again (from CING, the makers of Hotel Dusk) today. In the game, you play as FBI agent Jonathan Weaver, who follows clues using “Past Vision” powers to navigate his way through a fictitious crime-ridden New Jersey. Nineteen years after the first Providence Murder Cases, your goal is to track down the assailants, going through the evidence along the way. As the only survivor of the murder of his family, Weaver has been pursuing unanswered questions ever since. The game features an interesting use of the dual screens — one screen is for the past, and the other is for the present time. Much like Hotel Dusk, you’ll hold the DS vertically and solve fun puzzles. If the story is half as intriguing as Hotel Dusk’s, I’ll be picking this one up straight away.

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  • 24Feb

    Nintendo Dishes on DSi XL, Super Mario Galaxy 2

    These are things we’ve known were coming for a long while, but Nintendo finally released more information on numerous products that will be getting into our hands before E3. All I can think is, “Wow, that’s a lot of stuff. How will they have anything left to debut at E3?” Knowing Nintendo, they’ve got something prepped and ready to go that will keep us on our toes until this time next year, though. But enough with my rambling. On to the goods! Nintendo DSi XL Launches March 28 at a suggested retail price of $189.99. The screens of the Nintendo DSi XL are 93 percent larger and feature a wider viewing angle than DS Lite’s. Burgundy and Bronze colors at launch. Comes loaded with pre-installed premium software Brain Age Express: Arts & Letters, Brain Age Express: Math and Photo Clock, as well as two free applications: the Nintendo DSi Browser and

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  • 24Feb

    Paradox’s GDC Lineup Features Five Titles

    Paradox Interactive today announced their their official game lineup for this year’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Paradox will feature a playable version of their debut console title, Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West, and also their new additions to the PC game family. The following titles will be available for playable demo opportunities throughout the show: Mount & Blade: Warband Mount & Blade: Warband, the multiplayer sequel to the original Mount & Blade, will enable up to 64 players to fight for glory on a single map in team deathmatch style battles. Mount & Blade: Warband will be available in the US and via digital distribution on March 30th, 2010. Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West The exciting team-based multiplayer action of the Old West will soon hit consoles in the highly anticipated third-person shooter set for release late Q1 2010 from developer Fatshark.

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  • 24Feb

    Kick-Ass coming to Playstation 3 and iPhone

    Kick-Ass is coming to the theaters, but it’s also coming to Playstation Network and Apple iPhone as a 3D action fighting game. On April 15th, players can take on the role of one out of three super heroes that are featured in the movie. The characters are Kick-Ass, Hit Girl, and Big Daddy. The game gets it’s story from the original IP and gives gamers plenty of opportunity to kick some ass of their own. The adventure takes place in New York City and there are eight story missions. Some sub-missions and mini-games add to the experience. Kick-Ass will also have Facebook and Twitter integration so everyone can know when you are kicking ass.

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  • 24Feb

    Carmack to Receive GDC Lifetime Achievement Award, Spector to Host

    The 2010 Game Developers Choice Awards will be honoring John Carmack, co-founder of id Software with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to gaming, such as establishing the first-person shooter genre with Doom and Quake. Former Game Developers Choice Lifetime Achievement Award recipients include Sid Meier, Shigeru Miyamoto, and Will Wright, who will be presenting the award to Carmack at the ceremony on March 11, 2010 during Game Developers Conference 2010 in San Francisco. John Carmack’s id Software pioneered real-time 3D graphics in-game, and essentially created the modern-day first-person shooter (FPS) genre in 1992 with Wolfenstein 3D, and helped popularize networked multiplayer gaming on PCs with the release of Doom in 1993. He’s kept pushing id to create more innovative software, and in the process, created wildly successful franchises. “It’s no exaggeration to say that John Carmack and id Software have had a monumental influence on all modern 3D

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