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  • 17Feb

    Direct2Drive announces five finalists for IGF Vision Award

    Yesterday, Direct2Drive announced the five finalists for the Independent Games Festival’s Direct2Drive Vision Award, which recognizes the best indie games as voted by industry experts. The winner of the award receives: A $10,000 cash prize Distribution and promotion on Direct2Drive.com One “major label” license for GameSpy Technology including: Software development kits for unlimited Daily Active Users Access to professional level developer support A GameSpy Technology GDC 2011 swag pack Free admission to GDC 2012 The five finalists up for the prize are: Flotilla – An intriguing, slow-motion tactical space combat game from Blendo Games Confetti Carnival – A puzzle action title where gamers earn style points for smashing and blowing up colorful gummy creatures into confetti bombs, created by   SpikySnail Games Hazard: The Journey for Life – A philosophical first-person puzzle game that is as much about exploring abstract schools of thought as it is about gameplay, from Alexander

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  • 17Feb

    “Dead Island” trailer shows just how badly a vacation can go

    Deep Silver announced that they will be publishing developer Techland’s oft-delayed Dead Island, wherein a usually-peaceful tropical island becomes the home to a ton of zombies who, because you are actually very delicious, would likely prefer it if you weren’t tanning yourself on the beach. (They like their meat rare.) The game combines first-person melee combat with a variety of makeshift weapons (think Dead Rising) and character development. There will also be a co-op mode (think Left 4 Dead) that can be experienced with up to four players. But that’s not what people are talking about. They’re talking about the trailer, which is more like a short film advertising the game than anything else – we’ve got no guarantees that the game will be like this at all. It could even be horrible, we’ve got no idea. But the announcement trailer is definitely something else. (Keep in mind that it’s

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  • 17Feb

    Are You Dying for Daylight?

    Take an original vampire tale, add best-selling author Charlaine Harris, and toss in a little dark humor, a dash of unique artwork, and a pinch of adventure and send it over to I-play. What do you get from this mouse watering recipe? Dying for Daylight, the new Hidden Object/adventure game taking inspiration from the stories behind HBO’s True Blood. “As an author, I have spent my life focusing on the power of words. I can honestly say that this collaboration with I-play has been eye-opening, showing the unique way stories can be told and characters brought to life in games,” said Harris.” Dahlia has always been one of my favorite and complex characters, and it has been rewarding and fascinating to explore her true personality, while creating all new storylines and adventures for her to experience.” In Dying for Daylight, players join quick-witted Dahlia on a quest across the south

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  • 17Feb

    Adrianne Palicki to play Wonder Woman in pilot

    Wonder Woman has been cast for the television pilot. David E. Kelly is bringing the pilot to NBC and has cast Adrianne Palicki as Diana Prince, a.k.a Wonder Woman. Palicki was in “Friday Night Lights”, an upcoming “Red Dawn” remake. I’m not exactly familiar with this actress at all. So I grabbed a few clips from YouTube. What do you think about this choice for the amazon princess? She does have experience with Superheros. This video is her in Aquaman:

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  • 17Feb

    “Crysis 2″ PC demo lands March 1

    On March 1, get ready to take over the rooftops – the multiplayer demo for the PC version of Crysis 2 is available then at http://crysis.ea.com and other “partner sites.” The demo includes two maps, “Skyline,” set on a series of skyscrapers (both inside and out) and “Pier 17,” which apparently has limited cover as a feature. Good luck with that one. Matches feature 6v6 teams in one of two modes: “Team Instant Action” is a classic “kill as many opponents as possible” mode, while “Crash Site” has players fighting for control of alien drop pods while fighting to protect those pods. Crysis 2 is getting the same treatment as several other recent EA titles like Dante’s Inferno and Dragon Age II – pre-order now and get an automatic upgrade to a special edition of the game. This edition contains four special unlocks: · Bonus XP – Players will jump

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  • 17Feb

    Section23 Films announces May slate

    Home video distributor Section23 Films today announced its May slate of releases, including the 2nd collection of Guin Saga to be released on DVD by Section23 client Sentai Filmworks. Their lineup will include; Ghost Sweeper Mikami Collection 4 Yes, despite all common logic or sense of self preservation, the Mikami Detective agency continues to ply their occult trade, dousing spirits, vaporizing vapors and generally not giving the supernatural a ghost of a chance. Of course, once you’ve gotten into this profession, it’s really hard to get out, since you’re actually busiest when your business is dying. And it further complicates things when some of your staff is officially waaaay past their sell-by date themselves. (That’s referring to Okinu, not Tado, who’s really still alive; it’s just his chances of scoring with Reiko that are dead.) Get ready for yet another set of insane adventures among the Flatlinners and Office Zombies

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  • 17Feb

    Monopoly comes to Facebook

    EA is bringing Monopoly to Facebook with Monopoly Millionaires. It’s free-to-play and can be found on Facebook here. “MONOPOLY has always been a social game that’s made better by the friends you play with,” said Katie Mitic, director of platform and mobile marketing at Facebook. “With MONOPOLY Millionaires, EA and Hasbro are bringing this global game brand to a growing online audience of people who play games with their friends on Facebook. MONOPOLY is a great example of the legacy that can be created when games are built to be social from day one.” One of the changes made to Monopoly Millionaires is that you don’t have to wait for everyone else to finish their turn first. Players can roll the dice consecutively. This makes the game move smoothly for social gaming play.

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