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  • 04Mar

    First Look: “Rango: The World” launches today with free-to-play multiplayer fun

    Paramount Digital Entertainment and Funtactix officially launched Rango: The World today, which allows you to play online in a multiplayer world inspired by the film (which also releases today – this is the first time a movie and an online world like this one have launched concurrently). The entire world is built using assets created by the movie’s animators, but you won’t need to install a thing – it’s all browser-based, removing barriers to entry, as you only need a computer with Internet access. You create your own character and explore the town of Dirt, playing minigames and interacting with residents all the while. I was able to give the game a try earlier this week, so this is all supplemented with some personal experience. Funtactix is all about breaking the fourth wall – making sure you’ve got an experience that lasts long after you leave the movie theatre. “A

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  • 04Mar

    Finalists announced for Independent Propeller Awards at SXSW ScreenBurn

    Online community indiePub (which is backed by Zoo Entertainment and South by Southwest) announced their finalists for the Independent Propeller Awards, which is held during SXSW ScreenBurn – the gaming portion of the festival. There were seven total finalists chosen from the initial 150 submissions. Prizes to be awarded amount to over $150,000 and a chance for publication. Here they are in convenient list form: The Uncanny Fish Hunt (Uncanny Games) – An adventure game where players take on the role of Siméon, to fight an unleashed ocean. Skinny (Thomas Brush) – An exploration and adventure game where players help Skinny, a skinny freak, save the apocalyptic world from their minds. Chewy (Happy Candy Co.) – A 2D platformer in which players control Chewy, a sticky piece of gum. CREO (Peter Angstadt) – A physics puzzle game in which players must create and experiment to succeed by helping Creo and

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  • 04Mar

    Be a bounty hunter in “Star Wars: The Old Republic”

    Meet the latest class in BioWare and LucasArts’ Star Wars: The Old Republic – the Bounty Hunter. They do what they have to do to bring in their target, but you can have one of a few different kinds of specializations – pick shields and heavy armor to become a Powertech, or be a Mercenary instead and choose highly destructive weapons. (Tank versus DPS, if I am guessing correctly.) Still no official release date for TOR, so just watch that video over and over again, I suppose. Follow

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  • 04Mar

    Viz Media announces summer titles like Mameshiba

    Looking for something to read? Viz Media is there to supply you with tons of new manga to read on the beach. Pokemon comes back with a Pokemon Black & White manga series. We follow both Black and White to see who they choose and how their career as a Pokemon champion goes. The very cute Mameshiba has two titles, Meet Mameshiba and Maeshiba: On the loose. Both are too cute and are available in July. Think the above are just too young for you? X is coming back in a deluxe collector’s edition. This way you can catch up as each volume contains three of the original graphic novels. Also for Teens, Psyren vol 1 will be available in October. Followed by Tersoro and Dawn of the Arcana. Follow

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  • 04Mar

    Want to be Winning?

    A certain celeb has had a pretty funny string of outbursts in the media and now on Twitter. The common theme seems to be about #winning. Well now you can be #winning with your own Tiger Blood. Our friends who brought you Mana and Zombie Jerky have now released Tiger Blood B. It’s a limited edition, energy drink that does not contain 7 gram rocks. Packing pure Winning. Pouches are available for purchase here. Just be careful…seems like too much winning may cause you to act funny. BRRRRRING IT! Follow

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  • 04Mar

    Mortal Kombat stars road tour in LA

    Mortal Kombat is going on tour. Before the title comes out on April 19th, you can check it out at a local Best Buy. Starting today, the tour kicks off in Los Angeles. The Mortal Kombat truck is designed for gamers to perfect their moves and score fatalities. Here are the locations for Friday and Saturday: Friday, March 4th 4p.m. – 9p.m. 11301 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064 Saturday, March 5th 11a.m. – 4p.m. 2375 N. Tustin St. Orange, CA 92865 If staying at home is your thing, Playstation Plus gamers will get exclusive access to the Mortal Kombat demo. The tour goes through April 19, ending in Chicago. Los Angeles, CA Best Buy #109 @ 11301 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064 (3/3 & 3/4) Best Buy #1198 @ 2375 N. Tustin, St. Orange, CA 92865 (3/5) — Austin, TX (3/11 – 3/12) Dallas, TX (3/19

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