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  • 11Feb

    “Red Dead Redemption” wins big at IAAs, “Mass Effect 2″ takes home the big prize

    At last night’s 14th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards in Las Vegas, Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption managed to ride off with five awards. However, the Game of the Year wasn’t the sandbox Western – that went to Bioware’s Mass Effect 2. Casual craze Angry Birds flew home with the Casual Game of the Year award. Also, “The Doctors” behind Bioware, Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk, were inducted into the Hall of Fame, with Bing Gordon making it home with a Lifetime Achievement award. I’ll stop with the running commentary and just give you a list to pore over. Game of the Year Mass Effect 2 Publisher: Electronic Arts Developer: BioWare Creative Director: Casey Hudson Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction Red Dead Redemption Publisher: Rockstar Games Developer: Rockstar San Diego Lead Designer: Christian Cantamessa Casual Game of the Year Angry Birds Publisher: Chillingo Developer: Rovio Executive Producers: Niklas Hed, Mikael

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  • 11Feb

    2K announces a “Duke Nukem Forever” special edition complete with metal anatomy

    If you didn’t know already, Mr. Duke Nukem has (sigh) “balls of steel.” And his metallic (sheesh, I hope that’s not literal) dangly bits are the titular item for 2K Games’ “Balls of Steel” edition of Duke Nukem Forever (for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC). This collector’s edition is going to cost you a hundred bucks (minus a penny) and only be available at GameStop and Amazon, but we’ve only been waiting for the game for…what? Twelve years now? A big collector’s edition was to be expected. This edition of the game gets exclusive cover art along with a crazy amount of Duke swag that, dare I say it, actually makes the Benjamin price tag worth it. Here’s the full list: Collectible bust of the greatest alien ass-kicker of all-time Numbered, limited-edition certificate of authenticity 100-page hardcover book: The History, Legacy & Legend: Duke Nukem Forever Art from the Vault

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  • 11Feb

    Win a signed copy of LittleBigPlanet and more in our Family Games Giveaway!

    Gaming with the family is a great source of fun, and it can actually be really good for your kids (daughters especially, as it turns out). To make sure that families have something fun to do, we’ve organized a little family-friendly prize pack giveaway! The prize pack includes a copy of LittleBigPlanet that was signed by everyone that worked on the game, a copy of Deca Sports 3 for Wii, Magic: The Gathering cards, a Bella Sara horse and card set, a Pokemon figurine and a few other goodies from the GA Prize Closet. How to enter: Send an email to community@gamingangels.com and tell us either what the first game you played with your family was (doesn’t have to be a video game) or what game you and your family like to play. The contest ends February 14, so get those entries in quickly! Winners will be announced in the

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  • 11Feb

    “Shenmue” creator to receive GDC’s Pioneer Award

    Yu Suzuki, a game creator who has been with SEGA since 1983, will be receiving the Pioneer Award at the 2011 Game Developers Choice awards in San Francisco next month. Suzuki currently serves as a Special Advisor to SEGA, where he oversees the company’s content strategy. However, before that – he was making games. What games? Hang-On, Space Harrier, Out Run, and – oh yeah – Virtua Fighter. His first console title, made for SEGA’s Dreamcast, would be the one leaving us begging for sequels – Shenmue. It introduced the world to a giant sandbox before sandbox games were really the thing to make, and the adventure was awesome. (You also spent some time finding out where sailors hang out, which also happens to be an important life skill.) We got a Shenmue 2, but a third title probably won’t ever come. Too bad. Suzuki was the sixth person inducted

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  • 11Feb

    X-Men First Class trailer

    Early on Thursday, I tweeted about the new X-Men: First Class trailer and how it was available on Facebook only. Then later Thursday, it ended up on YouTube and now I can share it with you here! The movie is based on a story by Bryan Singer. The movie will basically be a reboot/prequel of the comic book movie series. Let us know what you think below! Follow

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