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  • 01Mar

    Lucy Lawless lends her voice to “Hunted: The Demon’s Forge”

    Xena’s coming to games. Bethesda’s Hunted: The Demon’s Forge will feature actress Lucy Lawless, the company announced today. Lawless will portray the temptress Seraphine, who appears as a spirit guide to lure the game’s protagonists into an adventure. “Hunted is an incredibly dark, intense game and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to work on such a thrilling project,” said Lucy Lawless.  “After playing the heroine for so long it’s refreshing to portray such a villainous, seductive temptress!” Hunted: The Demon’s Forge will be released on June 1 in North America and June 3 in Europe for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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  • 01Mar

    OnLive adds Square Enix library to its unlimited PlayPack option

    OnLive, which offers games that stream right to your PC or television, announced that over a dozen Square Enix titles will be added to their PlayPack unlimited gaming subscription plan. “OnLive’s PlayPack has been a huge hit with our members since launch. With the addition of these classic and highly popular game titles from Square Enix, OnLive PlayPack members will further enjoy a rich and cost-effective gaming experience,” said Steve Perlman, founder and CEO of OnLive. “We’re proud of our strong partnership with Square Enix and we look forward to providing a solid and effective platform for their current and future game titles.” The additions include titles from franchises such as Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, Thief, Mini Ninjas and Hitman. “In the dynamically changing environment of digital distribution, it’s a natural fit for Square Enix to support an innovative offering like PlayPack from OnLive, ” said Phil Rogers, CEO of

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  • 01Mar

    “Catherine” announced for a summer 2011 North American release

    Oh, thank goodness. After a few days of speculation by press on whether or not sexy Persona 3 Portable semi-spinoff Catherine would ever make it to these shores, Atlus announced that the game would arrive in North America during the rather-vague “Summer 2011″ period for both Xbox 360 and PS3. That’s a lot better than “no plans at this time,” right? The game’s official website, catherinethegame.com, will launch soon. In the meantime, here’s a game description from Atlus: About Catherine Vincent likes his girlfriend.  Katherine’s pretty, smart, and successful.  Trouble is, she’s starting to talk about long-term commitment, something Vincent’s spent his entire life avoiding.  Since romantic complications are the last thing he wants to deal with, Vincent meets his friends for their regular night of drinks.  Little does he know that he’s about to be blindsided by a beautiful, seductive, irresistible freight train named Catherine.  Suddenly, he’s hung over

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  • 01Mar

    OnLive launches sale on indie games

    OnLive is launching a sale of Indie games to coincide with the Independent Games Festival happening at GDC this week. The sale has games that are up to 80% off. “We’re proud supporters of independent publishers, and OnLive members are huge fans of indie games,” said OnLive VP of Games & Media John Spinale. “If you look through OnLive’s current game catalog, you’ll see a number of past IGF finalists and winners. It’s our policy to be indie-friendly and make sure amazing indie titles find a wider audience through the OnLive platform.” The sale runs from February 28 – March 4 and features: · AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!!, Dejobaan Games (50% off) · Braid, Number None (75% off) · Defense Grid Gold, Hidden Path (75% off) · Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time, Stickmen Studios (75% off) · Gene Labs, Frontline Studios (50% off) · Madballs in Babo: Invasion, Playbrains (75% off)

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  • 01Mar

    Make your own Angry Birds

    During Steph’s recent trip to the Toy Fair, she found out that there will be a line of Angry Bird plushies and toys. But maybe you (or an angry birds fan) can’t wait that long. If you are crafty, then obsessively stitching has a post for you. The person behind Obsessively stitching has created a step by step post that shows you how to make the Angry Bird into a plushie as well as those darn pigs! The instructions are step by step and include pictures. You will need a sewing machine though! This is a perfect project for gifts or for decoration. Obsessively Stitching seems like a great blog to follow overall. I love her recent post about making clothes for a Blythe doll. Something I’ve wanted to purchase for years, but I know Matt would never understand. Her blog makes me want to get my sewing machine out

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  • 01Mar

    SOE announces 4th annual G.I.R.L. Scholarship

    It’s so wonderful to see the SOE has announced that they are accepting applications for the fourth annual Gamers In Real Life. The (G.I.R.L) scholarship awards students up to $10,000 toward tuition and a paid internship of up to 10 weeks at SOE’s development studios (room and board not included). “The most recent industry studies show that although a large percentage of the game playing population is female, they make up only about one in every 10 game developers,” said Laura Naviaux, vice president of global sales and marketing at SOE. “For the fourth year in a row, SOE is committed to encouraging women to pursue an exciting and rewarding career of developing fun and innovative games for everyone.” We encourage all our readers to apply at scholarshipamerica.org/gamersinreallife. The tiny print says entrants have to be enrolled in undergraduate program related to video games, video game art, design, animation, production,

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  • 01Mar

    Slash info: Etu, Brute?

    Welcome back to another edition of /info, where you can get almost any news from games that start with MMO. The Ides of March is upon us and the festivities for the God Mars (Ares for the Greeks) are gearing up…..if we were in ancient Greece/Rome ¬_¬. Still, there is no reason to not celebrate the God of War by playing MMO’s and killing our enemies! Huzzah!! But let’s get on with the news…. Reel Deal LIVE! Phantom EFC the guys behind PC based casino and card game titles, announced that they are bringing a ton of updates to their MMO Reel Deal LIVE!  The updates will be live on March which will include a level cap increase, new adventure quests and more, will follow on the heels of last September’s major batch of updates, which included the all new Egyptian-themed floor featuring games and slots from 2010’s Reel Deal Slots:

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  • 01Mar

    Unreal Engine Deal Made by Gameloft

    As predicted good things are coming from the use of the Unreal iOS engine. Or so we would hope, as Gameloft the iOS publishing mogul has come out with some news. They have entered into a deal with Epic which will bring four new games to the IDevice arena. Two of the so far un named games are due to appear later this year. While two more will are anticipated to come out in 2012. Last year it was big news when the engine behind Unreal Tournament and other big console games like Gears of War and Mass Effect was finally made to work on mobile devices like iPhone and iPad. This time it is the studio behind games such as Shadow Guardian, Zombie Infection, and Starfront: Collision. The visually stunning sword and sorcery fighting game, Infinity Blade set the bar high to the point where other games have not

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