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  • 17Dec

    PSP demo for Square Enix’s “Lord of Arcana” out December 21, lets you transfer characters to the full game

    If you’ve got a PSP and are interested in Square Enix’s Lord of Arcana, looks like you get to have a bit of a head start. The multiplayer (in the full version) RPG is trying out an interesting tactic for the demo. The game itself releases on January 25, 2011, but if you play the demo, releasing on December 21, you don’t have to worry about losing your progress and starting over – the game will allow you to import your characters and stats into the full game when it launches. Now, if only more demos let us do that. Unfortunately, so many game demos are just a “slice” of the full game – a hint of story to pull you in, basically. If a demo was really just the first thirty minutes of a game, instead of some alien mishmash of level content, it would be great if we

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  • 17Dec

    “Bulletstorm” Epic Edition gives you access to the “Gears of War 3″ beta

    Epic Games, People Can Fly, EA and Microsoft announced today that Bulletstorm‘s “Epic Edition” on Xbox 360 will feature early beta access for Gears of War 3. (The price is the same as a new game  – $59.99 – so this is probably just a shinier box.) In addition to beta access, this edition provides extra in-game content while playing Bulletstorm, specifically more experience and visual upgrades. The rest appears to be part of the regular game, in which you are encouraged to “kill with skill,” in case you forgot that. Bulletstorm will be available on February 22, 2011 in North America, and February 25, 2011 in Europe.

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  • 17Dec

    Online role-playing games are making us miss meals, but don’t call it the MMO Diet

    A recent University of the Rockies study found that college students get just a little too involved in online game playing. Sabrina Neu, for her doctorate dissertation, looked at the relationships between MMO-playing, social anxiety, boredom and several other factors, including GPA. Neu hypothesized that college students, what with their unlimited Internet time and virtually no supervision, were likely to fall prey to MMO (and Internet) addiction. And she was right – forty-two percent of respondents stated that online game-playing had affected their work – academic and otherwise. Some players even neglected friends and family while making real-world concessions in the name of their particular online game. Some students lost sleep and missed meals or classes because of excess play. But it wasn’t all negative, thankfully. “Players cite social opportunities as a primary reason for play,” Neu said in her report. “Players can overcome shyness, actualize previously untapped talents, mentor

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  • 17Dec

    Tron: Legacy soundtrack debuts at #10

    Tron: Legacy opens everywhere tomorrow and we already have word that the soundtrack is a hit. The soundtrack sold 70,794 units in the US and Canada for the first week. Helping it debut on the Billboard top 200 chart at #10. For Daft Punk, that makes it their best sales week and highest charting album ever. You can listen to the soundtrack here. Besides seeing the movie this weekend, Jeff Bridges will be hosting on Saturday Night Live. In other Tron entertainment, check out this funny or die clip. This girl is adorable:

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  • 17Dec

    Jigsaw Mansion iPad Puzzle App

    Jigsaw Mansion is a fun way to put together a puzzle. It ingeniously uses the interface. A photo of the finished puzzle is provided, and it can be moved anywhere on the table. It can be zoomed in and out also. The puzzle pieces float below on a toolbar making it easy to grasp them and put them in the puzzle. You can sort the pieces and try them on the board, and you can put them back into the tool bar if you need to. It auto saves for you as you go along. It has 9 original pieces of artwork with high quality graphics. They have managed to make puzzle solving have very fluid and convenient controls. Jigsaw Mansion from Extend Interactive is actually a digital remake of a classic puzzle game. It’s iPad only and recently had a price drop at the Apple App Store.

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  • 17Dec

    New Limited Edition Tron Controller

    Tron is finally here and the great news is the merchandise is just as cool as the movie. PDP wrote us about a brand new edition to their Tron line of controllers. This one will be for special collectors. PDP has created an orange limited edition Microsoft Xbox 360 Tron controller. Only 250 of these exist and you can only purchase it here on the PDP website. The controller itself is the same high quality that PDP puts out complete with vibration motors, rubber-grips, and precision parts.

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  • 17Dec

    Review: COD Black Ops (PS3)

    The game has been banned, stirred a maelstrom of controversy, and outsold all other games. Again. So what is the noise about?

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  • 17Dec

    Social gaming comes to Bing

    Now it’s possible to earn achievements while you are searching. Sibblingz is bringing Happy Island to a new platform, Bing. Users searching the internet on Bing will have the chance to play through the first levels of Happy Island without signing in. Later, the player can then associate their Facebook login to earn achievements and extend the game. “Partnering with Microsoft to bring the first social gaming title to Bing opens up some very exciting opportunities for Sibblingz and the social gaming industry,” says Ben Savage, founder of Sibblingz. “With this partnership, we’re really thinking outside the Facebook canvas.” The new Sibblingz platform made it easier to bring the social game to Bing. The development platform helped Crowdstar and Sibblingz bring the game to Bing in a very short time period. “Crowdstar and Sibblingz have shown amazing agility with taking an idea from concept to reality in record time” says

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  • 17Dec

    GamingAngels Holiday Guides Across the Nation

    We have some positive news regarding our Holiday Guides this Season!

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  • 17Dec

    Take-Two Interactive Software Earnings Q4 2010

    Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. today announced financial results for the three and twelve months ended October 31, 2010. In addition, On October 25, 2010, the Company’s Board of Directors approved a change in the Company’s fiscal year end from October 31 to March 31.  In accordance with this change, the Company provided guidance for the three months ending December 31, 2010 and the new fiscal fourth quarter and full year ending March 31, 2011. For the twelve months, net revenue grew 65% year-over-year to $1.16 billion. GAAP income from continuing operations increased to $49.7 million, or $0.58 per diluted share, as compared to a loss of $130.4 million, or $1.70 per share, for the year-ago period. Non- GAAP income from continuing operations increased to $97.5 million, or $1.06 per diluted share, as compared to a Non-GAAP loss of $90.4 million, or $1.18 per share, for the year-ago period. Non-GAAP income

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