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  • 12Aug

    Arkane Studios acquired by Bethesda Softworks parent company

    Veteran game developers at Arkane Studios have a new home – ZeniMax. The studio, which has been around for 11 years has offices in Texas and France, will now bring its expertise to Bethesda’s parent company ZeniMax Media. ZeniMax’s group of development studios includes Bethesda Softworks and id Software. You might think you don’t know Arkane, but you likely do – their first title, Arx Fatalis, was a cult hit, and more recently, they also contributed to the level design in BioShock 2. Arkane is currently working with Bethesda on an unannounced project.

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  • 12Aug

    Rapture doesn’t even exist in Irrational Games’ “BioShock Infinite”

    You read that headline right. The BioShock title in development by Irrational Games doesn’t involve the underwater city of Rapture. At all. Instead, we’ll be exploring a floating city in the sky known as Columbia, set in 1912, 47 years before that underwater New Year’s Eve catastrophe. After a launch celebrated by the American public, Columbia has experienced some sort of an “international incident.” What that incident is, we don’t really know yet, but it has to have been pretty bad, since Columbia was forced to hide amongst the clouds. Based on what we know about Columbia and its version of “American exceptionalism,” which seems to have an emphasis on interesting racial views and a very extreme form of patriotism that borders on complete xenophobia. You play as former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, and unlike the original game’s Jack Ryan, who was, for all intents and purposes, a pretty “blank”

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  • 12Aug

    MAC announces Wonder Woman cosmetic collection

    Don on the tiara and the gold wrist guards because MAC Cosmetics is creating a limited edition makeup collection. The collection will contain lipsticks, eye shadows, blush and nail polish. The lineup doesn’t have specifics yet, but hopefully it will be better than the Hello Kitty line which was priced high and didn’t have much to offer. The pieces will be between $13 to $49.50 and the collection will arrive in stores in Spring 2011. Maybe it will be in time for an announcement of a Wonder Woman movie? What ideas of makeup for this line do you have? Maybe a golden rope for bronzer? [source GurlGoneGeek]

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  • 12Aug

    Don’t need the Midas Touch to turn this controller gold

    GoldenEye fans can feel immersed in gold by purchasing the new Wii Remote and Nunchuk in gold. The GoldenEye 007 Classic Edition comes with the game and an exclusive gold Classic Controller Pro. “In addition to the Wii Remote and Nunchuk, GoldenEye will also support the Wii Zapper for ‘point and shoot’ gamers, giving players several ways to experience GoldenEye on Wii,” said David Pokress, Head of Marketing for Licensed Properties, Activision Publishing. “We also couldn’t pass up the opportunity to pay homage to the golden gun with the gold Classic Controller Pro, which looks cool and also gives shooter fans a familiar control scheme to use as they blast their way through the game.”

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  • 12Aug

    12 Seconds in Heaven 08/12/2010: Collector’s Editions

    Welcome to our weekly feature on @GamingAngels! “12 Seconds in Heaven” wherein several GA staffers will answer a question about anything going on at that moment in geek culture. It seems that 2010 has been the year for over-the-top Collector’s Editions.  Your friendly neighborhood GamingAngels are coming to you in 12 seconds this week to talk about whether or not we think it’s worth the price. From @GamingAngel: GamingAngels on 12seconds.tv From @violetzombie: Collector’s Edition Games: Scams are Tasty on 12seconds.tv From @Cherithe: Talking about Collector’s Editions on 12seconds.tv From @kweenie: Let me tell you, Internet, I hate most game Collector’s Editions on 12seconds.tv

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  • 12Aug

    Review: HexaLex

    The game is done in the spirit of Scrabble but instead of blocks of tiles, player draw hexagons which add another dimension of gameplay as well as another dimension of difficulty to the game. HexaLex is hard! Fortunately, HexaLex is also very fun.

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