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  • 18Mar

    Square Enix cancels ‘Gun Loco’

    Gun Loco, the game inexplicably based on a series of vinyl figurines, was officially canceled by Square Enix this afternoon. No official word on the reason for the run-and-gun’s canning, but the website’s been completely pulled. Good luck to the development crew during this especially difficult time in Japan. Follow

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  • 18Mar

    Review – Halo:Reach (Defiant Map Pack) & Giveaway

    Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios Developer: Certain Affinity/343 Industries Price: 800 MS Availability: March 15, 2011 World Wide I think we all have the same “expectation funk” after every release of map packs.  We have played Halo: Reach to death.  We have counted every pixel, rock, and blood splatter pattern in our paths.  There are maps that we just outright would not play again! We would rather poke our eyes out with an energy sword than play on the same maps forever.  So when the rumors start that a new set of maps are coming out… our imaginations run wild and so do our expectations, sometimes too far. Defiant is out…. and I am in a funk. The Defiant Map pack is 800 Microsoft points, which is roughly $10.00.  In other words, two five dollar foot-longs; or a five dollar foot-long, a drink, chips and cookies.  It is easy to buy

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  • 18Mar

    ‘Motorstorm: Apocalypse’ is temporarily shelved

    Following release delays in Japan and Europe, SCEA has confirmed that Motorstorm: Apocalypse won’t be hitting store shelves on its anticipated street date (April 12) in North America, either. Of course, given the huge catastrophe in Japan right now, that sounds like an excellent choice. The game’s beta has also been delayed. Additional release information will be supplied at a later date. Follow

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  • 18Mar

    Final piece of ‘Mass Effect 2′ DLC sees its ‘Arrival’ on March 29

    BioWare announced today that the final piece of DLC for Mass Effect 2, “Arrival,” will be available for download on PCs, Xbox 360 systems and the PlayStation 3 on March 29, over a year since the game’s launch. The cost? 560 Microsoft or BioWare Points, or if you’re into a monetary system that actually makes sense – $6.99 on PSN. In Mass Effect: Arrival, Commander Shepard is sent to the edge of the galaxy to rescue an undercover operative who may have evidence of an imminent Reaper invasion that has been looming since the very beginning of the series. Returning and playing a prominent role in Mass Effect: Arrival is fan favorite Admiral Hackett, who is voiced by legendary science-fiction actor Lance Henriksen (Alien, Terminator). “All year, we have been extremely honored and humbled by the reception we have received for Mass Effect 2 from players around the world, including

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  • 18Mar

    PopCap donates iPhone/iPad sales to Japan

    Here is an update on the sales: “We’re happy to report that the sale raised more than $200,000 which is being passed along to the International Red Cross for use in their ongoing efforts to provide food, shelter, medicine and other essentials to those suffering from the devastation in Japan.” PopCap Games has announced that it’s discounting the prices of the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad versions of it’s games. The games include Bejeweled, Bookworm, Chuzzle, Peggle and Plants vs Zombies . All of which have been reviewed here on GamingAngels by Dawn. Starting Saturday, March 19 and ending at midnight on Sunday March 20, the titles are reduced to 99cents for the iPhone and iPod touch. iPad adaptations are reduced to $1.99. “We recently opened an office in Tokyo, and while our Japan-based employees are safe and uninjured, we understand countless others in Japan need food, shelter, and medical

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  • 18Mar

    Target sending an early look at game sales

    Target has sent over a sneak peak of the gadgets and game sales. This allows you to make sure you have the funds ready to make that purchase you’ve been waiting for. Starting March 20, 2011, if you buy a Xbox 360 4GB system you can get a free Xbox 360 controller. Or when you purchase Crysis 2 for $59.99 you can get a $10 Target gift card. The following games are on sale: Call of Duty: Black Ops – $49.99 Halo: Reach – $39.99 Fable III – $39.99 Dragon Age II – $49.99 Pre-order a Nintendo 3DS with a $1 reservation card. In terms of gadgets, the Flip HD 4GB camera is on sale for $149.99 Save $50 on a Phillips dual-screen portable DVD player. GPS systems are on sale as weel as printers. Follow

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  • 18Mar

    RAGE comic book in the works

    Bethesda and Dark Horse Comics are bringing the story of an upcoming game to the comic world. The mini series is written by Arvid Nelsion and takes place before the events in the game. The comic is a three issue series, that will be available on June 22,2011. Only a few days after my birthday. I love that the game industry is starting to use comics to tell a tale that is woven and expands the universe of the game. RAGE the game is slated for a September 13th release date. Follow

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  • 18Mar

    PAX East 2011: Checking out The Darkness 2

    I played the original Darkness game, and felt that it was fun and had some good points to it but it felt a bit rough around the edges and could have been improved (from what I can remember). But before and during PAX East I heard a bit of a buzz around the fact that Darkness 2 was being shown on the show floor and some people seemed excited for it. So I made sure to stop by the booth and check it out, and I was very happy that I was able to get in for a preview! The only sad thing is that what I did get to see will most likely not be in the final game, but it at least could show us what to expect. It starts off with Jackie being nailed down to some wood planks while dark swirls look to be moving into

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  • 18Mar

    PAX East 2011 Preview: Rockstar is growing up, and ‘L.A. Noire’ is the evidence

    Ah, L.A. Noire. A game with some knowledge of French grammar evident in the title. My heart, il bat pour vous. (To clarify, in French, cities are all feminine, so feminine adjectives describe feminine nouns, so noir becomes noire, and that’s your language lesson for the day.) Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption is essentially Grand Theft Equine. I’ve said that enough. But L.A. Noire is something completely different. It’s not Grand Theft Anything…except for the parts where it is. I’ll go ahead and get a list of those out of the way: First off, we’ve got the setting. Well, a part of it anyway. Rockstar’s got this knack for putting their games in time periods marked by strife caused by transitions. Bully, for instance, tackles adolescence – which is a fairly universal transition stage. Red Dead Redemption, on the other hand, struggles more with the transition from the old, “Wild”

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  • 18Mar

    Infinity Blade for iOS Updated

    Infinity Blade is a good stress reliever. I’ve been playing it on iPad. There seems to be more moves in there. More opportunities to stab come up. There are a few more finishing moves. My character seems to be making a few different new strikes too. People who criticize Infinity Blade for being repetitive might not enjoy games like Chess or Golf. The challenge is to best your self and better your scores and effectiveness in battle. In some ways it reminds me of Soul Calibur. It is a great game with excellent graphics. There have been some problems running it that have been reported recently. I beat the God King and my game crashed, returning me to the last checkpoint. It was a big disappointment. Unfortunately like many people posting comments in the App Store, Infinity Blade is crashing frequently on the original iPad. With an new iPad 2

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