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  • 03Mar

    “Heavy Rain” leads in NAViGaTR nominations

    Yeah, most people think awards season is over, but it’s definitely not if you’re into video games. The National Academy of Video Game Testers and Reviewers announced the nominees for their tenth annual awards on March 1. The NAViGaTR awards honor games in the fields of art, technology and production, and a large group of media critics, analysts and journalists are the ones casting the votes. The Academy expanded competitive music categories this year as a result of a surge in musical achievement for games. They also chose to give out several honorary musical achievement awards. The recipients of one of these awards go to some of the team behind music game Chime (Martin De Ronde, Ciaran Walsh, Ste Curran, Paul Hartnoll and Philip Glass), which is also nominated for Innovation in Game Play, Use of Sound and Outstanding Special Class Game. Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall will also receive

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  • 03Mar

    Online Game of the Week – 10800 Zombies

    In honor of our daily poll on our Facebook page, this week’s OGOTW will enable those of us who side with vampires to run around killing a bunch of zombies, or those of us who side with zombies to play a game with them. In 10800 zombies, the goal is to get through the mazes without getting shot or torn apart by zombies. Arrow keys will move you left and right, allow you to jump, and the down key will pick up guns and ammo or put them on your back. Space bar is for shooting the little buggers. Enjoy! Follow

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  • 03Mar

    Teaser for “Catherine” is creepy and chill-inducing

    Atlus’ sexy-creepy Catherine is officially coming to North America, and it’s brought a trailer to match that feeling. When I watched it, I got chills – but maybe I’m just weird. Catherine lands on store shelves sometime this summer. Follow

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  • 03Mar

    List of winners from last night’s Game Developers Choice Awards

    At last night’s Game Developers Choice Awards at GDC in San Francisco, Rockstar San Diego’s Red Dead Redemption was clearly the big winner, bringing home four awards, including Game of the Year. Sandbox title Minecraft was also quite successful, taking home three awards during the GDCA. Earlier in the day, Minecraft also won the grand prize at the Independent Games Festival Awards, making it the first title recognized by both awards committees during the same year. Special awards were also presented to Peter Molyneux, Tim Brengle and Ian McKenzie and Yu Suzuki. A full list of award recipients is below. Game of the Year Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar San Diego) Best Writing Mass Effect 2 (BioWare) Best Game Design Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar San Diego) Best Debut Game Minecraft (Mojang) Best Handheld Game Cut the Rope (ZeptoLab) Best Technology Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar San Diego) Innovation Award Minecraft (Mojang) Best

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  • 03Mar

    Steam announces a new level of account protection – Steam Guard

    Valve is taking steps to make Steam a more secure experience for all. A new Steam/Steamworks feature called Steam Guard will allow you to make sure that only one computer can manage your Steam account. Attempts from any other computer will fail without approval. They’re doing this by utilizing new Intel technology that acts a lot like a WoW authenticator – Intel’s Identity Protection Technology generates a new password every 30 seconds, but it does it via the processor, not a key fob. Steam users who utilize this service will also be notified if any unauthorized PCs attempt to log in to their account or modify any account settings. “Account phishing and hijacking are our #1 support issues,” said Gabe Newell, President of Valve.  “With Intel’s IPT and Steam Guard, we’ve taken a big step towards giving customers the account security they need as they purchase more and more digital

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  • 03Mar

    Why You Want an iPad 2 or Don’t

    Many people have been asking “What is the difference between the iPad and the iPad 2?” it may be a while before the iPad 2 makes it around to many of the people who want one. If past trends are repeated, the iPad 2 which does not go on sale until March 11th, would sell out during pre-orders anyway. That gives most people more time to think about it, and wait until the early adopters have had a chance to try them out. There is also going to be a secondary market to come from the original iPads being sold. Whether you are going for your first magical device, or your second, this spring will be full of Apple’s blossoms in the economy. There are a few things that geeks continue to buy even when the money is down. Apple gear, and video games. One of the basics is iPad

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