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  • 09Dec

    “Batman: Arkham City” teaser trailer is ready to smash some heads in

    Who’s dressed in black, sneaky, and out of the Asylum? Batman, that’s who. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment released a teaser trailer today for Batman: Arkham City that shows the Caped Crusader beating down a few guys before they even know what’s coming. Too bad it’s not actually in-game footage, but I guess we’ll take what we can get. You can start taking down Gotham’s baddies all over again Fall 2011, assuming there aren’t any delays. Follow

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  • 09Dec

    Sony makes “Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception” official

    Entertainment Weekly reported this morning that Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception will be hitting stores “late next year.” According to that piece, which included an interview with Naughty Dog creative director Amy Hennig (who we love around these parts), the story will focus on Nathan’s relationship with Sully, his mentor – and the deception from the title may very well concern Drake’s entire identity (ooh, thrilling). They’ll be searching for a lost city in the Arabian Peninsula – so be prepared for sand. Lots of sand. Because the Uncharted series always keeps at least a little bit of a focus on history (last time, if you recall, we were trying to find Shangri-La), this time we’ll be investigating Lawrence of Arabia. Well, sort of. If you rewind a few years, turns out the Lawrence that we never really got to see Peter O’Toole play was more of an archaeologist.

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  • 09Dec

    The Witcher Versus Game App

    Today EA and  popular indie games developer, one2tribe have announced the immanent launch of The Witcher Versus for the iOS platforms.  ‘The Witcher: Versus’ is coming soon to the Apple App Store. The game has had previous versions as a free to play PC browser game, and is headed for Facebook as well. The Witcher: Versus, for iPhone and iPod Touch and iPad, will also allow you to play with your character  across the three platforms. You can get into the game no matter which one of your devices that you use. The background of the games was inspired by the fantasy books of the Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. In the 2D gameplay you are one of three character classes; Witcher, Sorceress, or Frightener. Then you would fight monsters, complete quests, loot, acquire more weapons, amulets, and magical items. There are achievements you can collect as well as  badges. You

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  • 09Dec

    Watch Magic: The Gathering World Championships

    It’s that time of year. To see who is the best with the cards they are dealt. The 2010 Magic: The Gathering World Championships start on December 9th and run through the 12th. Players from more than 50 countries travel to Chiba, Japan in hopes of being named the World’s best. If you happen to be in Japan, you can attend the event. Unable to go? Yeah, me too. But we can watch the top 8 battle it out on the webcast starting on Saturday, December 11 at 8:45pm ET. The webcast will be streamed live on wizards.com. Follow

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  • 09Dec

    Survey says video games get people moving

    A brand new survey from the American Heart Association shows that active play video games tend to lead players to real-world physical activity. 58% of people that have played these new active video games, have also started walking, tennis or jogging. In even better news, 68 percent of people who play active video games say they are more physically active since they started playing video games. Who says games aren’t good for you? “We are looking at active-play video games as part of a realistic approach to fitness,” said Barry A. Franklin, Ph.D., Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Laboratories at William Beaumont Hospital in Michigan and an American Heart Association volunteer. “We are finding that they often act as a gateway to other forms of physical activity. So as people get up off the couch to play Wii games, they’re likely to stay up and do more – like

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  • 09Dec

    EA releases Pogo leveraging HTML 5

    Electronic Arts has newly released it’s titles that are now available in the Google Chrome Web Store. EA showed Poppit recently at a Google Chrome event. Poppit was changed from flash into an HTML5 title for the event. “Poppit! has never run faster and never looked better,” said EA Chief Operating Officer John Schappert. “With Google’s Web Toolkit, we can supercharge classics like Poppit! into state-of-the-art HTML5 games for this new gaming platform.” Poppit! is an addicting game on the Pogo platform. Basically click to pop balloons and release prizes. EA didn’t stay casual though. EA Sports joined in on the fun making FIFA Superstars, Lords of Ultima, Mirror’s Edge 2D and Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online available for the Chrome Web store. “The web has become an incredibly powerful platform for innovation, allowing users to do much more online than they ever imagined,” said Sundar Pichai, VP of product

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  • 09Dec

    Child’s Play Auction and Gala raises $183,000

    If you are ever in the market for a model Portal Gun, looks like we’ve got an approximate price for you – over $14,000. That’s how much a replica of the game weapon sold for at this week’s Child’s Play Gala and Auction, an annual event to raise money for the titular charity, which provides toys and games for hospitalized children both in the U.S. and around the world. “Every year we are blown away by the fantastic items and incredibly generous bids at the gala and auction,” said Kristin Lindsay, Foundation Coordinator for Child’s Play.  “Even more heart warming is the thousands of gamers that can’t attend the gala but organize their own local fundraising.  It’s this grassroots community activity the accounts for the majority of Child’s Play donations.” The Portal Gun wasn’t the only thing up for bid. PAX 2010′s Omegaclaw was also on the auction block, as

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  • 09Dec

    Bloom County turns 30

    Bloom County which started in just a few newspapers turned 30 yesterday. The creator, Berkeley Breathed, started the comic on December 8, 1980 and it spread quickly. To celebrate the comic strip, IDW is publishing the first complete and chronological collection of Bloom County. The first three volumes of BLOOM COUNTY: THE COMPLTE LIBRARY are currently available at fine bookstores everywhere. BLOOM COUNTY: THE COMPLTE LIBRARY Volume Four will be released in April 2011. “It’s a privilege to work on a project like this,” said series editor Scott Dunbier. “The strip is as fresh today as it was 30 years ago—thank you, Berkeley.” Later this year IDW will release a Bloom County application for the iPad which will offer each year as a separate volume. Follow

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  • 09Dec

    Review: Dream Chronicles

    Platform: XBL ESRB: E Genre: Adventure/Hidden object/puzzle Number of Players: 1 (or online for 2) Publisher: PlayFirst ReleaseDate: 10/20/2010 Price: 800 MS points RENT/DEMO Dream Chronicles throws you in to a world where fairies can be evil and/or good.  You play as Faye, a mother and wife that was under a sleep spell, and found her daughter in a similar state and her husband missing.  What’s the catch? You can’t run out of the door and look for your missing husband, oh no! That would be too easy. Instead you have to solve a series of puzzles in order to get out of each room.  It’s enchanting and at times, addicting.  Some puzzles can be simple and yet some puzzles are challenging and/or frustrating at times.  It has a nice balance between teaching you how to play the game and ramping up to the bit more demanding ones. This game

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  • 09Dec

    Review: Yogen Charger for Life

    Imagine you’re stuck in the middle of the desert or woods with no power outlet.  The YoGen is designed to charge your model devices without the worry of batteries or voltage outlets. The charger is aimed to those who are being a little environmentally conscience about their gadgets. Upon opening the package I was greeted to a little black charger block and two different adapters for the charger. The charger was light weight and  very compact.  The charger with all the attachments would fit very in my purse or small side compartment within my workbag. This was a huge plus for this gadget since I felt that I could take it anywhere without feeling over come with weight, or bulkiness of the gadget. I could throw it very early in my travel case or in my hiking bag. After playing with the device for a little while and a quick

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