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  • 31Mar

    Wal-Mart stores get an exclusive case for ‘L.A. Noire’

    Get ready to go to the used car lot. Rockstar announced today that they’ve partnered with Wal-Mart to provide the “Slip of the Tongue” traffic case as a launch incentive for buyers. They also released a trailer for the DLC — it may start out as a slip of the tongue, but it sure seems to turn into a lot more, very quickly. Watch that below.

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  • 31Mar

    GameStop acquires digital download system Impulse as well as Spawn Labs’ streaming technology

    Make way for GameStop in the land of digital downloads — the company announced today that they’re purchasing Impulse, Inc., Stardock’s digital game delivery service. The purchase also includes a couple of Impulse’s tools. Stardock has already put together a list of FAQs for all concerned parties. This deal won’t close, however, until May of this year. Spawn Labs streams games and has been developing a way for consumers to utilize their services since 2009 — sounds like GameStop might be ready to enter the streaming market, as well. How do you feel about this move?

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  • 31Mar

    Marvel and Activision announce ‘Spider-Man: Edge of Time’

    If you’ve been jonesing for more Spider-Man following Shattered Dimensions, Activision’s studio in charge of Spider-Man games, Beenox, is working on something to cure that itch — Spider-Man: Edge of Time. Spider-Man: Edge of Time‘s plot will center around two versions/universes of Spider-Man — the classic Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099 — in an attempt to correct time and prevent a horrifying future. Ooh, neato. The story will be penned by Marvel favorite Peter David, who co-created the Spider-Man 2099 series. It also features a “cause-and-effect” mechanic where the immediate effects of your actions in one world can be seen in the other timeline. The game is currently expected to release this fall. If you’re at WonderCon, you can learn more about the game at the Activision/Spider-Man panel on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in Room 103.

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  • 31Mar

    AM2 announcements

    It may only be March, but AM2 has been all about the announcements lately. I think they want to get you excited about their new convention. AM2 announced fashion designers IBI and MINT as the official Guests of Honor to show their “ghost-Kei” (gothic and host) themed line at a fashion show at AM2. IBI created the style that is popular in host and hostess clubs. “We are blessed to have h. NAOTO¹s latest fashion sensation showcase their fashions at our event, ” states AM2 representative Chase Wang, “Our attendees will have a truly amazing experience as they see fashions that stimulate all their senses!” After you’re dressed to impress, you can showcase your moves at the AM2 Dance party. There will be DJs spinning July 30,2011 and July 1 at the Clarion hotel. “AM2 welcomes the amazing line up of DJs to our convention this year,” states AM2 representative

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  • 31Mar

    Mythbusters returns starting April 6

    Our favorite geeks are back this April. Brand new episodes start Wednesday April 6 at 9pm on Discovery channel. We have a sneak peek at the first episode. Hopefully this summer we’ll have a chance to interview the Mythbusters crew. What would you want to ask them?

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  • 30Mar

    Interview: Matthew Harwood, Composer for Homefront

    Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing the composer who takes Homefront from being just another first-person shooter, to a moving experience within a not-so distant future through it’s amazing soundtrack.  Matthew Harwood tells us about his experience, his feelings and about the beginnings of a fantastic music career.  He was very open and excited to share with us.  I hope you Enjoy! GamingAngels: Tell us a bit about how you got into the game music scene. What was your first project? Matthew Harwood: Sure!  I am Matthew Harwood, I am the Audio Director at Kaos Studios.  Heading up most of the sound design in the game and composing the music for Homefront is where I spent much of my time during Homefront’s dev cycle. I live in the Hudson Valley of New York.  I am 6’4”.   I love my wife,  my 4 kids, and playing outdoors with them and my dog Wilson. 

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  • 30Mar

    Featured Facebook Game of the Week

    I got word of a new sort of match 3 game that is sort of a mix of Pogo.com’s Poppit and PopCap’s Blitz series with added “strategy elements” to reel in and challenge players. It’s called Poseidon’s Realm. I have just started playing it and I am intrigued. The basic mechanism of the game is to pop bubbles and form lines of three or more (odd shapes or groups don’t count unless it’s a square) scoring as many points as possible in one minute. There are gems exchangeable for power ups, experience points, and novel abilities that add levels of complexity to the game. For instance, as bubbles pop, the ones below them float up to fill in the gaps. Well, the grid is on a sort of wheel, so players have the ability to turn the game 1/4 turn in either direction in order to change the flow of

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  • 30Mar

    Amy Adams to star as Lois Lane in new Superman movie

    Hollywood darling is going to play Superman’s darling, Lois Lane. The Zack Snyder directed film will star Henry Cavill, Diane Lane and Kevin Coster. Snyder remarked, “Second only to Superman himself, the question of who will play Lois Lane is arguably what fans have been most curious about. So we are excited to announce the casting of Amy Adams, one of the most versatile and respected actresses in films today. Amy has the talent to capture all of the qualities we love about Lois: smart, tough, funny, warm, ambitious and, of course, beautiful.” So for those that may be confused or maybe don’t know what Lois Lane is about…here are 6 facts about Lois Lane: 6. She first appeared in 1938 in Action Comics #1 5. She’s a reporter for the Daily Planet. The character is based on Torchy Blane, a female reporter from films in the 1930s. 4. Lois

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  • 30Mar

    PAX East 2011 – ‘Portal 2′ solo and an interview with Erik Wolpaw

    I wanted to start this with a description of the footage we watched as part of our Portal 2 presentation. I’d go with the description if only because we weren’t supposed to record anything once we got in there (as far as I know), and I wasn’t about to incur Valve’s wrath. (I did deign to take the photo you see of the logo, mostly because I didn’t think that Valve would have a problem with that. We know what it looks like already.) But then I found out that other people dared to record it. Oh. So, here’s their video. It is exactly what we saw. (Remember to keep going past the video, though — there’s an interview down there, people!) However, I get it if you’re not the video-watching type. I really, really do. Especially when the video in question is, like, ten minutes long. So I guess

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  • 30Mar

    Ratchet and Clank soundtrack by Michael Bross

    Soundtracks are important and Insomniac Games have chosen composer Michael Bross to create the soundtrack for Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One. Jamie McMenamy notes, “The deeper we get into the development of Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, the more evident it becomes that Michael was the perfect choice as the composer for our project. His music is epic and innovative, providing the cutting edge sound and cinematic quality we desired for the game. We are truly excited to have him on board.” Bross himself is a fan of the Rachet and Clank series which should add to the quality of the project. “I’m incredibly excited to be working with the Insomniac team on such a fantastic franchise,” comments Bross. “It’s truly an honor to work on the project.” Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One will be coming to Playstation 3 in Fall 2011.

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