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  • 30Aug

    Gamania announces eight online games for TGS

    If you’re looking out for something new to play at the Tokyo Game Show in a couple of weeks, chances are that Gamania is going to have something to pique your interest – they’ve got eight titles on tap for the show. Not only will Gamania have one of the largest booths (they’re actually in the top ten), but they’ll also be debuting an impressive collaboration with Firedog Studio in Hong Kong, their first-ever attempt at globalization. (Gamania is a Taiwanese company, if you didn’t know.) The eight games they’re showing off were all created completely in-house, and they’re all also online games. Project CORE is an Unreal 3 engine game that is most likely coming out in 2011 as their signature game for the year. Reign of Assassins is a movie tie-in for a Chinese film of the same name. Divina, a Japanese-style fantasy game, features the vocal talents

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  • 30Aug

    This November, be prepared to shell out more for Xbox LIVE

    It’s been eight years, friends. Eight years where, for half a Benjamin, you could get your online gaming fix on Xbox LIVE for an entire year. Those days are now officially numbered, however, with the service’s scheduled price increase on November 1. Major Nelson gave the details of the change today via his blog. This spelled out the changes for users in the US, UK, Canada and Mexico. So far, the United States is the only territory that will see increases in every subscription level. The changes are as follows: US Current 1M Gold:  $7.99 3M Gold:  $19.99 12M Gold:  $49.99 Starting Nov 1, 2010 1M Gold:  $9.99 3M Gold:  $24.99 12M Gold:  $59.99 UK Current 1M Gold:  4.99 GBP Starting Nov 1, 2010 1M Gold:  5.99 GBP Canada Current 1M Gold:  $8.99 CAD Starting Nov 1, 2010 1M Gold:  $9.99 CAD Mexico Current 12M Gold:  499 Pesos Starting Nov

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  • 30Aug

    Epic Mickey gets an Epic Collector’s Edition

    Disney Epic Mickey would be less epic without a Collector’s Edition. Disney Interactive Studios has announced the Collector’s Edition today and what will actually be in the CE. The CE will include a copy of Disney Epic Mickey, a five inch collectible Disney Epic Mickey figurine, Wii console skins and a remote faceplate, and a bonus DVD with behind the scenes video. “We’re thrilled to roll out this Collectors’ Edition featuring so many unique items including the collectible Disney Epic Mickey figurine and content that will surprise and delight gamers and Disney fans alike,” said Graham Hopper, executive vice president and general manager, Disney Interactive Studios. “The addition of the bonus DVD with behind-the-scenes video and more will enhance and expand the overall Disney Epic Mickey experience.” Disney Epic Mickey is exclusive to the Wii and the Collector’s Edition will retail for $69.99 with the standard edition at $49.99.

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  • 30Aug

    Nintendo drops the price of DSi and DSi XL

    Still need a DSi or DSi XL? Nintendo has announced that starting September 12, both systems will drop in price. The DSi wll be $149.99 and the DSi XL will be $169.99. The DS lite will be unaffected by the price drop staying at $129.99. “We know shoppers want to get the maximum value out of every dollar they spend,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Our new Nintendo DSi prices make it easier than ever for consumers to access the tremendous variety of games, applications and social tools on the Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL systems.” In end of month sales reports the DS handheld is selling well, but maybe Nintendo wants to boost sales before people start anticipating the 3DS and stop buying the DSi series.

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  • 30Aug

    TMG-178 Three Years Later

    The Married Gamers celebrate three years as a podcast and website.  Topics include a look back at the previous three years, an eye to the future and what they have learned.  Chris also makes a pledge that has big ramifications on their gaming...

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