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  • 04Jul

    Take a peek at Catwoman’s acrobatics in ‘Arkham City’

    Ever since Catwoman’s role in Batman: Arkham City was made official via a formal announcement, I’ve been wondering exactly how Selina Kyle’s arsenal of moves would work in-game. Luckily for me, Warner Bros. and Rocksteady recently released a video of what I believe is the E3 gameplay shown off this year. Thankfully, the Cat doesn’t have the same animations as the Bat, and she’s got her own set of moves to add to the mix. But in places where it matters, like the epic finishing moves featured at the end of every mob of bad guys…oh, that’s just the same. And that’s the optimal result here! This 12-minute video shows off gameplay from both Batman and Catwoman, as well as banter between the two, a look at Two-Face (oh, Harvey) and a few new game mechanics. One in particular is very interesting — singling out “informants” in a mob, then

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  • 04Jul

    ‘Gears of War 3′ emerges in an incomplete form

    A work-in-progress copy of Epic Games’ Gears of War 3 is now circulating the ‘nets, thanks to quick torrent distributions. The version of the game in question will only load on hacked or dev-kit Xbox 360s, so most people probably won’t be able to run it. (Anyone with a hacked console is just asking for trouble, in my opinion.) If you doubt it, just do a YouTube search — there’s plenty of evidence out there. The leaked version is apparently pretty buggy, but the single-player is open, at least. Epic Games and Microsoft have responded to the leak, saying that the version of the game in question is incomplete and not at all representative of the experience that customers will have in September. They are also getting law enforcement involved, so…yeah, best not to touch this thing. The complete version of Gears of War 3 is out September 20, 2011.

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  • 04Jul

    Evil Controller’s July 4th Sale, on now.

    The fourth of July is Independent’s Day within the US and many of you are enjoying a wonderful holiday. This holiday is also signals a number of deals available for gadgets online. Evil Controller, the leader in striking out from the pack in terms of controllers, will be offering deals as low as 74.99 US on a large selection of their controllers. These selection include their fast reload, the auto-burst and the Master Mod.  What makes these controller so special is that fact that they can be customized as much as possible once you have chosen a mod. That way you can have a controller that is personalized to your taste. Now, this sale is only as quantities last and the sale ends today! So if you ever wanted to break out from the pack of black and white controller, this is the time to do it.

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  • 04Jul

    Sony announces official extension of Welcome Back program for those who were a little too slow

    Apparently people thought that “through July 3″ meant until midnight when it came to downloading their PlayStation “Welcome Back” package. Not so, my friends! Though I could totally understand why you’d think that. Sony has officially extended the free download campaign until 9 a.m. Pacific on July 5. Not so much confusion there, right? Well, I hope not, anyway. So if you haven’t downloaded your games yet, you’ve still got another shot. Start the downloads before you head out to any super-patriotic barbeques and you might be playing as soon as you come home. (Note that I said “maybe.” Some of these games are on the huge side.) Everything related to the offer is still the same as before, except the end time, and the download process itself is easy enough. The store might be slammed with last-minute redemptions, though, so don’t get too frustrated by a few errors.  

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  • 04Jul

    Indie Games Festival accepting submissions through October

    The UBM TechWeb Game Network has officially announced that submissions are now open for the 2012 Independent Games Festival, held during the 2012 Game Developers Conference next March. This is the fourteenth annual showcase for independent video games, and all finalists’ games will be playable at the IGF Pavilion on the GDC show floor. The Main Showcase entrants have a due date of October 17, while Student Showcase games have until October 31. All finalists will be announced next January. The showcased games will be competing for $60,000 in prizes. The big whammy is the Seumas McNally Grand Prize, and its value has been increased to $30,000. On the smaller side, awards for Visual Art, Audio, Design, Technical Excellence, Mobile Game, Student Game and the Audience Award now come with a $3,000 price. No chump change, for sure. Winners will be announced at the Independent Games Festival Awards on March

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