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  • 27Aug

    “The Secret World” starts you off in a secret society

    In Funcom’s “The Secret World,” you can be a Templar, a Dragon, or a member of the Illuminati. Each of these give you a different starting point on one of three continents. In the latest video about the game, we find out what happens if you choose to be a Templar, thus starting your game in London. We also get to go behind the scenes with some of the developers of the game. “It feels great being able to show the world some of the exciting stuff that we are working on,” said Ragnar Tørnquist, Senior Producer and Game Director. “It might only be scratching the surface of the vast universe of ‘The Secret World’, but this video gives a unique glimpse into what Templars players will experience when they first enter the game. We look forward to revealing even more soon, not only about the Illuminati and Dragon secret

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  • 27Aug

    And you thought the Zombrex Edition was all “Dead Rising 2″ had to offer…

    So, a little earlier this year, we found out about Dead Rising 2′s “Zombrex Edition,” which, quite frankly, looks like someone raided a doctor’s office. Now, Capcom is offering up an even special-er special edition – the “High Stakes Edition.” Not only do you get a copy of the game, a full Fortune City poker set (including zombified face cards – a nice touch), a Fortune City visitor map and special DLC, but also  a life-size zombie statue. Well, not the statue itself. More like a chance to win it, instead. I assume “Burt the Zombie” also comes with the Hawaiian shirt and lei, but if I won him, I’d probably have to make him face the wall or something. (Sorry, Burt, you just don’t match my “shabby chic.”) If you are interested in having Burt as a pal, though, your chances might be better than you’d think – each

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  • 27Aug

    Best Buy is ready to take your used games

    Best Buy is now jumping into the used game market with their announcement of a brand new Trade-In Program. In almost 600 stores, customers will be able to trade in their games for a Best Buy Gift Card. Customers who trade-in their games beginning this Sunday, August 29, will receive a $20 Best Buy Gift Card on more than 100 popular titles. There isn’t a listing of what the max value you may get is, or the minimum. Just that gamers can trade in games or accessories at the specific stores. Best Buy states that they will be selling pre-owned games in the future. “The expansion of our trade-in program reaffirms our commitment to consistently pursue new ways to bring a better gaming experience to consumers,” said Chris Homeister, senior vice president and general manager for the home entertainment group at Best Buy. “Fall marks the launch of several highly-anticipated

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  • 27Aug

    12 Seconds in Heaven 08/27/2010: Online Gaming Pet Peeves

    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. Next week, we’re going to talk about PAX. But this week we asked our staff what some of their pet peeves are when it comes to online gaming whether it’s an MMO or a Co-op mission over Xbox LIVE. What about you, GamingAngels? What are your pet peeves, are they like ours? From @kweenie: I hate raegquitters. on 12seconds.tv From @cherithe: I’m tired of the braggarts on 12seconds.tv From @violetzombie: Online Gaming Pet Peeve – LagForge on 12seconds.tv From @rainbowsleeve: Gaming Angels: Online Gaming Pet Peeves on 12seconds.tv Follow

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  • 27Aug

    Target taking used games for credit

    Every week Target shows their focus on the gaming industry with targeted sales. Earlier in the year, Target re-designed their stores to expand their consumer electronics area. Today we learn that Target has launched their Electronics Trade-In program. In the program, guests’ used items are “either refurbished and resold to a secondary market or properly recycled”. This makes sense for consumer electronics like digital music players, cameras, and phones. But for games as well? Guests will get credit toward any Target purchase when they turn in their new or used video games, mobile phones and iPods. “Our goal is to create the best and easiest shopping experience for our guests. As we continue to grow and enhance our consumer electronics business, we designed 1-877-myTGTtech to assist guests with any questions and technical support on their electronics purchases,” said Mark Schindele, senior vice president, Target. “Target Electronics Trade-In offers our guests

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  • 27Aug

    How to Host a Board Game Party: Dinner and Sweet Uno

    So you want to host a board game party but your friends want a dinner. What do you do that will fulfil their social needs as well as your competitive desires?

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  • 27Aug

    “I Major in Social Networking!”: Students spend about 7.5 hrs on Social Networking Sites a Week

    It is no surprised that right before the back to school rush, there are a number of studies relating to education and technology. I am also not surprised at what this study found. The survey conducted by the University of Marline, where 200 subjects were asked to stay away from social media for 24 hours, says results were symptoms that resembled physical withdrawal.  To see the video on this subject hit the link: CTV. They say that most students spend about 7.5 hours a week looking at social media websites such as Twitter and Facebook. Though this might be a shocking number, that number does not include the amount of time that is spent looking at the rest of the  internet including: YouTube videos, email and IM. You may think that 7.5 hours, about one work day, is a lot of time to be spent connected to the online world, but if

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