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  • 20May

    Walmart Launches Online Gamecenter Featuring Pre-Orders and Trade-Ins

    Walmart’s online area completely devoted to video games, Gamecenter, is offering a ton of incentives for pre-orders. You can check it out now at www.walmart.com/gamecenter. So, what sorts of deals are they offering up to get you through the virtual door? Well, first off, they’re including a $50 eGift Card with a pre-order of three or more upcoming titles. (All shipping is just 97 cents per game.) No silly little codes for outfits here – you can actually buy your groceries with this stuff. Assuming that you can order some groceries at Walmart.com. Walmart is also promoting their featured games by including multiple exclusive videos for each game. The games you’re waiting for get their own countdown clocks, as well. Here’s a few of the bonuses they have set up for their current featured lineup. UFC Undisputed 2010 with bonus eGift Card and exclusive content Features a bonus $10 eGift

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  • 20May

    Steam Adds Prima Game Guides

    You’ve gotten stuck in a game before, right? No clue what to do, wandering around, getting more and more frustrated until…you either run to the Internet or the bookstore to find an official – or unofficial  – guide. Well, Prima is taking a lot of that work out of the process. Some of their guides will now be available on Steam, and you won’t have to switch windows to read them – just use Steam’s UI overlay to read while you play! (You can also read the guide outside of the game, but it wouldn’t be nearly as useful then.) The launch collection, available now for 50% off, includes quite a few epic games: Dragon Age: Origins, Just Cause 2, and Battlefield: Bad Company 2. So, next time you’re stuck…well, look around and read.

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  • 20May

    Win a chance to meet Perez Hilton for new Facebook game, The Big Bluff

    You know Facebook gaming is cool when Hollywood shows up to celebrate the launch of a new title. himojo is launching The Big Bluff, a new social, multiplayer trivia game for Facebook. Players will be testing their trivia knowledge against celebs like Perez Hilton, Kristin Cavallari, Ashley Roberts, Cheryl Burke, Brody Jenner, Mark Ballas, Lacey Schwimmer, and Dr. Hollywood, among others. On May 24, from 8pm to 11pm PT fans can log in to The Big Bluff on Facebook for a chance to play against Perez or any of the celebs. But why play from your couch at home when you can attend the red carpet event at a hot Hollywood night club? GamingAngels will be there covering the event, but you can win a chance to have fun with us and all the celebs. Los Angeles area residents can enter to win by following @TheBigBluff on Twitter and re-tweeting

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  • 20May

    Unsurprisingly, GameStop to Let You Get Super Mario Galaxy 2 Earlier

    Okay, okay. Most of the time, when we talk about this kind of thing, GameStop is letting you come in very late on a Monday night to have The Big Game of the Week in your hands by the first minute of Tuesday. Well, not this time. See, GameStop employees get to enjoy their Saturday night, but have to have the store open by 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 23. Thanks, Nintendo release schedule! The early opening event is a “Let’s Play” event, where you can demo the new game if you don’t have it pre-ordered (Word of advice: You probably want to pre-order it if you want it) as well as get your hands on your own copy. You know, if you followed the previous parenthetical word of advice. GameStop would also like you to know that if you don’t have a Wii yet (and really, if you’re excited

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  • 20May

    Review: Glory of Heracles

    Glory of Heracles is the fifth part of a game series in Japan and the first of that series to be released in the United States. It features a curious cast of characters and a semi-familiar story with a twist: it’s set in Ancient Greece. Players: 1 Genre: RPG Rating: E 10+ Publisher: Nintendo RENT To be honest, there really isn’t anything spectacular or horrible about this game. It’s pretty average as far as combat and graphics go, and the story gets better as time goes on. I wish I could rave about something, but there isn’t much that stands out. The characters are pretty interesting, and I’ll be talking a little about them later on. I guess I should start with what most people care about: the story. The story is pretty nice. It’s based on Ancient Greece and the gods and goddesses of that time. You play as

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