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  • 28Jun

    Nintendo is crashing this year’s Warped Tour

    You’re about to get a taste of the Nintendo 3DS in a place where you’d probably never expect it — the Vans Warped Tour, which travels across the country with a sweet music lineup (Gym Class Heroes will be there, and that’s enough for me). Nintendo will be peddling their 3D wares at each stop on the tour by offering interactive demo areas that allow concertgoers to play with the 3DS by taking pictures, creating a new Mii and taking some games for a test drive, including The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Super Monkey Ball 3D, Ridge Racer 3D and more. Nintendo will also be offering oversized AR cards as well as AR temporary tattoos that will allow you to play with those features in brand-new ways. (I wonder if there’ll ever be any other ways to get those tats?) And of course, all 3DS owners are

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  • 28Jun

    ‘Boulder Dash-XL’ gets a July release date

    A new version of Boulder Dash is ready to make you nostalgic when it releases on Xbox LIVE Arcade on July 13. The remastering of the 1980s classic, Boulder Dash-XL, will feature the same fun…with a bit of a makeover, and only for 800 MS Points. That has to be an improvement on the price of the original. The title will feature five modes: Arcade, Retro, Zen, Puzzle and Score Attack. Those are fairly self-explanatory, I think. New features include the ability to scan the playfield when the game is paused, as well as a 3D environment and a much larger game than the original. You’ll also be able to choose between a male and female main character. To learn more, you can visit http://www.boulder-dash-xl.com. (I almost wish it was http://www.boulder-XL.com, but what do I know. Also, most people probably call those hyphens. Fine.) A trailer for the game is

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  • 28Jun

    E3 First Look – Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

    The game that surprised me the most this year at E3 was Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning from 38 Studios. I’d only heard very little about the game before going to the event and wasn’t expecting to see much from it there. But we got the opportunity to see the demo presentation while at the EA booth and I was impressed by what we saw. Reckoning is an open world single player RPG set in a high fantasy world created by famous author R.A. Salvatore with art design by Todd McFarlane. The big names involved with the project don’t end there though. Lead designer on the game is Ken Rolston, creator of Morrowind and Oblivion. In a year full of sequels it was nice to see an original, new IP for once at E3. The core game has four very customizable player races and three class trees that each have 22

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  • 28Jun

    ‘Duke Nukem Forever’ coming to Mac

    Surprise! For those who have made “the switch,” Duke Nukem Forever is officially making a debut on Mac some time in August. I have to say that I think this should be at least #2 or #3 on the imaginary list of “Things That Should Not Happen,” but I’m not exactly running the business. The port will be managed by the company who brought Borderlands to Mac, Aspyr Media. Looks like they’re getting to be pretty friendly with 2K Games and Gearbox. This version of the game will also feature Steam Play and Steamworks updating. Unfortunately, I don’t think that Aspyr will be able to take out the blatantly offensive content that parades under the umbrella of being “raunchy,” so that’s too bad. But hey, at least they’re expanding their sales to another platform. Aspyr is currently taking preorders here.

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  • 28Jun

    Interview: Kate Hedstrom, PR Manager at Michael Meyers Agency

    Kate Hedstrom has been involved in gaming and entertainment PR for thirteen years. At Michael Meyers PR, she managed several accounts, including Deep Silver, Konami Digital and Eidos Mobile, and worked on major campaigns for clients such as Crave Entertainment, Ubisoft and KingsIsle Entertainment. Prior to joining MMPR, Kate was at The 3DO Company, where she headed up PR for the Might and Magic brands as well as several other titles, and Broderbund Software, where she handled campaigns for Myst, Riven and Prince of Persia. She was the first female on the editorial staff at Computer Gaming World magazine, where she managed the online properties and relaunched the covermount disk. She also served as a news editor at GameSpot. Prior to entering the electronic entertainment field, Kate worked in the hospitality and construction industries. She has a Masters degree in Library and Information Science and a BA in History. —————-

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