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  • 28Oct

    PlayFirst introduces Hotel Dash to Apple Apps Store

    Publisher, PlayFirst has released Hotel Dash to the Apple Apps Store. Hotel Dash joins Diner Dash, Cooking Dash and Wedding Dash. Hotel Dash promises vertical twist to the patented DASH gameplay mechanic. Quinn and Flo open and renovate a series of hotels and attend to the guests via an elevator. Players jump into a time management puzzle that sends them on an up and down adventure through three uniquely themed hotels. Players deliver luggage, drop off room service, intercept sleepwalkers to earn stars. The challenge is intensified with the addition of demanding guests like honeymooners, celebrities and fashitas. Happy guests equal bigger tips, so players must provide 5-star service to gain the funds needed to upgrade their hotels. “We’ve had amazing success on Apple devices with the DASH franchise,” said Chris Williams, General Manager of Mobile for PlayFirst. “Our first game for iPhone and iPod touch, Diner Dash, has resided

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  • 28Oct

    “Resident Evil” creator moves to Bethesda parent company

    Tango Gameworks, headed by Shinji Mikami, creator of the Resident Evil series, has been snapped up by ZeniMax Media, which you might know better as the parent company of Bethesda Softworks. (In other news, they apparently like studios that use “-works” in their name.) “It’s refreshing to find a publisher who understands, trusts, and supports the development of blockbuster games and works to make it a collaborative effort,” said Mikami. “The library of AAA franchise titles ZeniMax owns speaks for itself. We are very excited to be joining ZeniMax and working with a company that is dedicated to creating the best games ever made.” Tango is dedicated to AAA game development and is staffed with talent from across Japan, including developers with experience from creating games in series like Devil May Cry and Final Fantasy. Mikami will continue to run the show over there, and he will also be the

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  • 28Oct

    The Cataclysm is now available…to pre-load

    It’s almost time for Azeroth to go boom. Sheesh, thanks, Deathwing. But if you want to be there during that first minute of the Cataclysm, you don’t need to pre-order from a store – try pre-ordering from Blizzard, instead. Pre-purchase Cataclysm on Battle.net, log in to World of Warcraft to start the background downloading process, and when the servers go live at 12:01 PST…well, so do you. Thankfully, Blizzard sent along an FAQ that should answer any questions you’ve got. Frequently Asked Questions Q. When will my credit card (or other payment method) be charged? A. You will be charged on the day that you place your pre-order for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. Q. Why do I need to log in to the game once after I’ve upgraded? A. The first time you log in after pre-ordering, your account will become eligible to begin receiving the Cataclysm data when it’s

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  • 28Oct

    “Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective” announces a release date

    Since Halloween’s three days away, it’s as good a time as any for a game with the word “ghost” in the title to get in the holiday spirit, right? And that’s just what Capcom’s done with Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective. They announced today that the DS title from the creator of the Ace Attorney series will be available in North America on January 11, 2011. Which is fairly easy to remember, especially since it’s 1/11/11. A lot of ones. They also revealed the game’s box art, seen here to the right. Here’s some previous coverage on the game, including screenshots and a trailer.

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  • 28Oct

    Swap DVDs for Warner Bros Blu-Ray

    Want to expand your Blu-Ray collection? Maybe there are a few Warner Bros. Blu-rays that you would love to pick up, but you’re trying to watch your spending. Well, Warner Bros. is going to help you out. On dvd2blu.com visitors can send in any dvd they own for a brand new Warner Bros. Blu-ray title. On the site you can select from over 100 Blu-ray titles and pay as low as $4.95 for each. Orders over $35 get free shipping. Here are the steps: 1. Visit DVD2BLU.com, view the selection of over 100 Blu-ray titles and pick the ones you want to add to your collection. 2. Dust off those unwanted DVDs you already own and send us one (Disc Only) for every Blu-ray you wish to own. Please note only professionally produced DVDs (anything from a major/independent studio sold at retail), non Adult content will qualify. 3. Go to

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  • 28Oct

    Foursquare rewards voters this year

    Foursquare addicts there is another badge for you to get. This year, Foursquare is encouraging their users to vote by introducing the “I Voted” badge. People walk around proudly for the day with I voted stickers, imagine how it will be with a badge listed for forever stating that you voted. Eric Friedman, director of business development at Foursquare said in a statement, “We’re excited to work with such an amazing group of partners to harness the power of Foursquare to drive civic engagement through the ‘I Voted’ badge. With over 4 million users, Foursquare is now at the scale where checkins communicate a larger trend and we’re excited to make this data more accessible to the public.” Users check into one of 107,000 polling places with the #ivoted hashtag in their shoutout to get a badge. It’s easy, so get out there, vote and let your voice be heard.

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  • 28Oct

    Team Fortress 2 gets a little scary

    Team Fortress 2 is getting a frighteningly good update. The Headless Horsemann is in Mann Manor which is a new map that should scare any veteran TF2 players. The map is filled with exploding pumpkins, creepy noises and new achievements. The store has new Halloween updates which are wearable all year long. Read all the information on the event on the official blog here.

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  • 28Oct

    “Borderlands” title update raises the level cap, finally

    Yay! The Borderlands update we’ve been waiting for is finally coming – according to a PR rep, it’ll be here “in the calendar month of November.” (I don’t know what else November could be except a calendar month, but that’s beside the point!) What’s included? A level cap increase of eight levels, making the new maximum for all base Borderlands players 58 If you own The Secret Armory of General Knoxx, you’ll be able to level up to 69 If you’ve played through the game twice, enemies will scale up to the new level cap Item drops (minus COM Decks) scale as well, so higher-level enemies drop better items Bug fixes, including fixing a problem with Achievements and Trophies that will allow players to get these achievements “out of order”

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  • 28Oct

    Facebook Calls BINGO!

    Arkadium and PCHGames.com have launched a new online Bingo game that puts players more in the driver’s seat and changes the pace of this “church basement classic.” Bingo Charms features all the fun of Bingo with the help of Charms, that can bring additional points, currency, and luck to your game. This adds a little bit of strategy to an otherwise destiny-dependent game, making it more intriguing and appealing. To top it off, each day eligible players can win instantly up to $500 or in-game currency thanks to Publishers Clearing House. “We are moving aggressively in response to our customer feedback to provide more winning opportunities online and through social media,” said Josh Glantz, vice president and general manager of PCH Online. “Bingo Charms is a fun way for us to engage Facebook fans and introduce them to our sweepstakes and PCHGames.com.” Bingo Charms works much like any other Facebook

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