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  • 15Mar

    “How to Train Your Dragon” Contest Nets the Winner a System and a Game

    Starting this Friday, you get a chance to win a copy of the movie tie-in game for “How to Train Your Dragon” (as well as a system to play it on!) just by visiting the game’s website and entering. Sounds easy, and it is. The game is out March 23 for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and Nintendo DS. One copy of the game, as well as a system to play it on, will be given out daily until April 7. Think it’s a good way to win an Xbox 360 or PS3? Not quite. You’re given a choice between the Wii version and the DS version (which comes with a DSi instead of the garden-variety DS Lite). Hey, it’s a kids’ movie – what do you expect? Start entering! (Well, in four days anyway…)

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  • 15Mar

    SCEA and GameStop Plan to Make Your God of War III Release Party a Little More Fun

    Planning to head over to GameStop tonight to pick up your copy of God of War III? Well, good! (You might want to check out our God of War III review to get a little more revved up about the release.) You’ll be glad to find out that after your GameStop opens at 10 p.m. to start taking payments, you’ll be able to participate in a few activities, including a “Choose Your Deity” costume contest, trivia competition, and God of War II challenges. No word on whether these actually involve prizes, but that most likely varies by store location. Hopefully that’ll get you in the door before 11:55, hm?

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  • 15Mar

    GDC 2010 Sets a Record

    Organizers of this year’s Game Developers Conference (which just ended on Saturday) revealed today that this year’s conference had more attendees than ever, beating out 2009′s GDC by 1,250 people, making that an increase of just a little more than 7%. This includes developers, publishers, media, and people who want to be in the games industry. People in attendance were able to attend multiple lectures, the Independent Games Festival, the Game Developers Choice Awards, and even tutorials and roundtables. Another attraction was likely the keynote speech by Sid Meier. This comes on the heels of the announcement that GDC will be in the Moscone Center again next year, starting February 28.

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  • 15Mar

    The State of Azeroth: Rawr

    Well there has certainly been a lot of news this month regarding the upcoming patch 3.3.3 as well as what’s coming to us in Cataclysm. Not too surprising since the new expansion is set to drop later this year. However I will try to fit in some other news items, like new figures and a prediction that Farmville is threatening WoW. Patch 3.3.3 All kinds of news has been filtering out with the upcoming release of Patch 3.3.3 (the background downloaded has been enabled!) and there are some interesting things coming in the next patch. As always MMO Champion has dug up some interesting things from the test realms. And of course you can find the latest test realm patch notes here. I’ll start off with some of the more fun and frivolous additions with new mounts and pets that will be coming in the next patch. The more flashy

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  • 15Mar

    New Medal of Honor Trailer

    Just in case you’re not tired of the military FPS genre yet, EA’s released this trailer for its rebooted franchise, which starts over in Afghanistan rather than attempting to relive World War II. You know, again. (The title will be out this fall for PC, PS3, and 360.) Video Games | Medal of Honor (2010) | Exclusive Tier One Trailer XBox 360 | Playstation 3 | Nintendo Wii

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  • 15Mar

    Team Up: Starbucks and Foursquare

    Every staff member (GA and Work) knows my slight addiction or to be correct obsession with coffee. I like my coffee morning, noon andnight.  I have also fallen in love with Foursquare. You know that little “exploration” app for people on the move.  What happens when my two favorite things come together? Well I believe chaos is about to ensue. Starbucks and Foursquare has teamed up together to offer…..wait for it…..a badge!  Oh the Excitement! In order for you to get the foursquare badge, you need to check in five times into a Starbucks location.  Where this becomes a little fuzzy is the fact that it is unknown if it is five different Starbucks locations or just five times. What makes this big news then, if there are no free offers, or rewards for those visiting? What’s the big deal? Well two things to be exact. One, If a company as big

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  • 15Mar

    Bethesda Announces inXile’s “Hunted: The Demon’s Forge”

    Man, everyone at Bethesda must be pretty busy right now. They’re already publishing Rage, Brink and Fallout: New Vegas, and now we’ve got another title to add to the mix: Hunted: The Demon’s Forge, by inXile Entertainment. Hunted is a co-op third-person action title for 360, PlayStation 3, and PC that uses the Unreal 3 engine, just like your BioShock and Gears of War titles – not like Bethesda’s other titles you know (Oblivion, Fallout 3); those use the Gamebryo engine. That in itself is interesting. (Though the fact that this isn’t an Obsidian title like those two games are has a lot to do with it.) You’ll essentially be crawling dungeons with two mercenaries: E’lara and Caddoc. The former is a ranged weapons expert, the latter a master swordsman. You’ll take on wave after wave of enemies with these two with awesome co-op attacks, special moves, magic, and the

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  • 15Mar

    Anime Expo expands the Guest of Honor list again

    I have a feeling that Anime Expo 2010 is not something to miss. The guest list is already pretty impressive, and there aren’t any signs of it closing yet. The latest addition is animator and character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto. If you don’t know him by name, you may know his works such as chief animation director and character designer for Cowboy Bebop, Mobile Suit Gundam 0083, Golden Boy and Wolf’s Rain. He has also been key animation director for Sword of the Stranger, Escaflowne: The Movie, Fullmetal Alchemist and Eureka Seven, but more impressively is the fact that he co-founded the anime studio BONES (producers of Ouran High School Host Club, Soul Eater, Wolf’s Rain and Fullmetal Alchemist). Toshihiro’s latest project involves being chief animation director on Hero Man and working with Stan Lee. Yep, THE Stan Lee. Toshihiro Kawamoto will be appearing at autograph sessions, meet-and-greets, and attendee panels.

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  • 15Mar

    Review – Chrononauts: The Card Game of Time Travel

    Players: 1-6 Minutes: 20-45 Ages: 11-Adult Official Website: http://www.wunderland.com/LooneyLabs/Chrononauts/ I’m not big on board games lately, but at a party someone took out Chrononauts and it changed my view on card games. Chrononauts is a time travel card game, where you play as a time traveler with a secret mission, a secret identity and the job of fixing Paradoxes. Your specific card has a series of events that you will need to have happen in order to win the game, although there are a few different ways that a player can win the game.  And, of course your mission will conflict with what the other players will need to accomplish.  Along the way you will also collect Artifacts that you need to win.  Winning allows your character to return to their own time. So, how does a Paradox happen? Other players are able to change history by adjusting the TimeLine

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  • 15Mar

    Guest First Look – Splinter Cell: Conviction

    At X10, I was lucky enough to get some quality time with Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction. Though it was a small taste of a much larger game, it was enough to convince me that the general excitement about it isn’t going to be wasted. It was a gripping appetizer of a story filled with unique and diverse gameplay, and it looks to both satisfy old fans of the series and bring a lot more new players to the Splinter Cell games. Splinter Cell: Conviction opens on Victor Conte being grilled by agents of the Third Echelon who are looking for Splinter Cell chief protagonist, Sam Fisher. He’s dropped off the map, and they need to find him fast. “Sam Fisher is dead,” Victor tells them, and it quickly becomes evident why the Third Echelon needs to find him. Victor explains that he “died” when he found out that the

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