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  • 24Jun

    Sonic turns 20 and returns to the Macys Thanksgiving Parade

    Sonic is turning 20 and for some reason that doesn’t make me feel old! SEGA is celebrating with a huge birthday blowout on Playstation Network and Xbox Live titles. Love getting a gift for someone else’s birthday! Downloadable titles and add-ons are on sale anywhere from 33-55% off. There is also a birthday bundle on Playstation Network. For $19.99 you get: Sonic the Hedgehog™ ($4.99) Sonic the Hedgehog 2™ ($4.99) Sonic the Hedgehog™ 4 Episode 1 ($14.99) Sonic Adventure™ ($9.99) Sonic Adventure™ DX Add-On ($4.99) The Xbox Live sales are: Sonic the Hedgehog: 240 Microsoft Points (40% off) Sonic the Hedgehog 2™: 240 Microsoft Points (40% off) Sonic the Hedgehog 3™: 240 Microsoft Points (40% off) Sonic the Hedgehog 4™ Episode 1: 800 Microsoft Points (33% off) Sonic & Knuckles™: 120 Microsoft Points (50% off) Sonic Adventure™ : 400 Microsoft Points (50% off) Sale goes from today through July 12th

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  • 24Jun

    BioWare forums hacked, EA account information may be in the wild

    The older servers supporting BioWare title Neverwinter Nights have been hacked. Sigh. Information from your EA account is now…well, in the hands of people that aren’t you. No clue who those people actually are — @LulzSec hasn’t taken responsibility, so it might be some other fringe group. EA/BioWare have started taking precautions, one of which includes automatically resetting everyone’s passwords. That’s not much fun, but it’s necessary. For more information, visit EA’s FAQ on the topic. Kudos to them for responding quickly.     Follow

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  • 24Jun

    Victorian Mysteries: The Moonstone for iOS

    This week Square Enix announced the launch of Victorian Mysteries: The Moonstone for iOS, including iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. This is another hidden object puzzler in the Victorian Mysteries series. Developer Freeze Tag has adapted The Moonstone game from Wilkie Collins’s 19th century novel. The book was widely considered as the first detective novel written in the English language. You would play as Detective Cuff who is drawn into a world of suspense, suspicion and deception. Tasked with solving the mystery of the missing Moonstone, the investigation will be focused on the disappearance of a large Indian diamond. The stone, previously given to a young Englishwoman for her eighteenth birthday disappeared. When the gem goes missing, suspicion falls on all parties involved. The Victorian Mysteries series of games has been a smash hit with PC and Mac gamers, said Freeze Tag CEO Craig Holland, we’re excited to be working

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  • 24Jun

    ‘Team Fortress 2′ is Valve’s first free-to-play game

    Yeah, Portal‘s been on sale for $0 in the past, but as far as games sustained by microtransactions, Valve’s never had one. Until last night. Popular online shooter Team Fortress 2 is now basically sustained only through hats. You heard me right. Hats. Because so many people in that game’s community are hat fanatics (you can buy them), the money from that is now what sustains the game. You now get it for free on both PC and Mac. What’s really great is that people who make popular digital objects for the game (like hats) can still have their items put in the game’s store once they become popular — and they’ll still make a percentage of each transaction. This announcement comes as part of the largest update made to the game since its release in 2007 — the Über Update. For more information about the free-to-play development, visit http://www.teamfortress.com/freetoplay.

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  • 24Jun

    ‘L.A. Noire’ coming to PC this fall

    Rockstar Games announced yesterday morning that their latest title, L.A. Noire, is coming to PC this fall. The PC version was developed by Rockstar Leeds, who claim that a wide range of PCs will be able to run it. So, hey, don’t throw out your two-year-old box. It might just work. “L.A. Noire is a new type of game that makes players see through a detective’s eyes in 1940s Los Angeles,” said Sam Houser, founder of Rockstar Games. “Its unique blend of story, action and crime solving will be perfect to play on PC.” MotionScan technology will still be present in this version (even thinking that it wouldn’t is just wrong), and you’ll be able to fully customize your keyboard mapping and also be able to use a gamepad. The PC version will also include 3D support. (Sigh.) If you want to hear our thoughts on the title and you

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