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  • 11Jul

    Online Game of the Week – Ninja Painter

    This week’s OGOTW is a time to turn into a stealthy, speedy Ninja Painter. Pick up the right color paint, roll it on the marked walls, collect the stars, and head out the door in this puzzler. Enjoy! .

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  • 11Jul

    EA plays another practical joke on Activision

    Well EA is still taking on Activision and this has got to be one of the better business practical jokes ever. It seems that if users go to www.modernwarfare3.com it actually goes to a Battlefield 3 site. This is the official site for Battlefield 3 and yes, you can watch the url update to reflect that when you visit. No cross marketing once you get to the site. Have to love watching these two Goliaths go at each other.

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  • 11Jul

    SOE decides to charge DCU players for content DLC

    In an interesting move, Sony Online Entertainment has announced the first DLC (downloadable content) for DC Universe Online. “Fight for the Light, features Green Lanter (Hal Jordan), and introduces a new power set – light. “The Green Lantern has been a mainstay for DC Comics fans for more than 60 years, and is a fan favorite among our players,” said Mark Anderson, Game Director of DC Universe Online. “We’ve listened to the feedback, and fans can now create their own Lantern-inspired characters including the use of light powers.” There are two specific gameplay scenarios mentioned. S.T.A.R. Labs and Coast City are mentioned as new locations/events. The interesting move is that SOE has decided that the will charge for this DLC. It will be $9.99 for PS3 and PC players. First, it would be interesting to see if this actually expands the gameplay by $10. But for players that are already

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  • 11Jul

    A look at the Full SDCC schedule

    The entire schedule for SDCC was released over the weekend. Being sick, I totally missed it, but now I’m ready to chime in with what I’m excited for! If this is your first trip to San Diego Comic Con, look for our upcoming guide to handling SDCC. If you have any questions, please send them to me! I will include them in my article. I have 13 years experience at SDCC and know pretty much all the ins and outs. This will be a high-level look at what I think is exciting on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Sunday is always iffy because you should reserve time to buy buy buy. Sunday is sale day at SDCC because the vendors don’t really want to take all their ish back home. Friday starts with Torchwood panel to talk about Miracle Day. The cast members will be there and it should be a

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  • 11Jul

    E3 Preview: Sims 3 Pets

    At E3 this year we got to take a peek at a demo of Sims 3 Pets. We didn’t get a hands on so this preview is really all informational, but should help to see if you want to have pets enter your Sims’ world. Sims 3, as a product, has reached some milestones on it’s own. Over 3 billion in game sales and with more variety in how players play the game. Sims 3 allows players to be builders, achievers, experimenters, and storytellers. There have been amazing stories that players have told with Sims 3 and now they can include pets. The Pets are not just added characters to a game, they are Sims themselves. Players will have over 100 different breeds of dogs and cats to choose from. From there, players have the ability to customize their pet in all the ways they are used to customizing their

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  • 11Jul

    15 minutes of ‘BioShock Infinite’ gameplay explains all the E3 love

    The following video is what was shown of Irrational Games’ BioShock Infinite during E3. If anything, this definitely explains exactly why so many people were quick to lavish praise on the title. Don’t worry, you’ll get it, too. Here, we see a little bit of revisionist history (in that all of a sudden Booker and Elizabeth are in the 1980s), the fine art of bringing a horse back to life, and exactly what those “tears” are all about. We also see more skyline usage, and if this comes anywhere close to what the actual game will be like (I know, it says this was created using in-game footage, but I’ll be seriously amazed if you’re able to flip around the entirety of Columbia as Booker does), my jaw can just live on the floor the entire time I play. Once again…it needs to be 2012.

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  • 11Jul

    News from Around the SF World

    The Orion Publishing Group has announced that the new edition of the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction will be released online later this year, with the text available for free. The first and second editions of the encyclopedia appeared in 1979 and 1993, and were both Hugo Award winners in the Best Related Non-Fiction Book category. This third edition is planned to be much larger than past editions, with over 3 million words covering all aspects of science fiction, from books to movies, authors to illustrators to actors, music to games, and and anything else you can think of. The press release does not say when the initial online release will be available, but you can sign up at www.sf-encyclopedia.com for updates and an alert when the SFE launches. Tor/Forge Books is starting a three volume digital initiative for consumers to get exclusive content to promote some of their authors. Volume

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  • 11Jul

    PAX 10 crowns the top 10 indie games

    There were over 100 submissions, but this year’s PAX 10 have been announced. These games are, according to a group of industry professionals, the top ten of the bunch. They range from things you’ve probably heard of (Atom Zombie Smasher, Word Fighter, Fez) to others…well, you’ll know them in good time. My personal favorite of the bunch? Alexander Bruce’s Antichamber, which was once known as Hazard: The Journey of Life. All winners will be featured at PAX Prime in late August. The winning entries are: A Flipping Good Time (PC) – Digipen Institute of Technology – Players will have a flipping good time in this fast-paced free-flowing 2D platformer as they flip and fly through an expansive underground world using the fluid nature of gravity to avoid hazardous terrain.   Antichamber (PC) – Alexander Bruce -  Journey through the depths within a non-Euclidean labyrinth where geometry and space follow unfamiliar

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  • 11Jul

    Sony extends identity theft protection registration

    Miss out on that email prompting you to register for AllClear ID Plus? That’s okay. While the original identity theft protection signup period ended June 28, you now get another chance, as the program’s been extended to July 31, 2011. The program still includes cyber monitoring and surveillance that will alert you when your personal information is found online, access to investigators and identity restoration specialists in the event that your information is in fact compromised and the same $1 million in identity theft insurance. So, come on. Your identity’s probably floating around now. And you could theoretically have it all covered in the event of theft, up to $1 million. I can’t remember the last time any company offered me protection with the word “million” even mentioned. To sign up, visit http://us.playstation.com/news/consumeralerts/identity-theft-protection/ and enter your email address. Solutions for Canada and Latin America have not yet been announced.

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