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  • 26Jul

    A third ‘Humble Indie Bundle’ hits the virtual shelves

    Everyone’s favorite pack of pay-what-you-want games for charity, the Humble Indie Bundle, is back. This time, five DRM-free titles are on deck — Crayon Physics Deluxe, Cogs, VVVVVV, Hammerfight and And Yet It Moves. Packaged separately, these would go for over $50, but here, the average donation is currently down to $4.23 (seriously, people?), with Linux users paying the most on average. (All of these games are available to play on Windows, OS X and Linux, by the way.) As usual, you can split up your donation amongst the developers themselves, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Child’s Play and Wolfire (since they do have to pay to host everything). Here’s a trailer for the latest iteration. Try not to think of this. Follow

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  • 26Jul

    The Entertainment Software Association would like a few things covered now that the pesky Supreme Court business is over

    The Entertainment Software Association announced yesterday that they’d like to get reimbursed (to the tune of $1.1 million) for the attorneys’ fees incurred as a result of fighting the now permanently unconstitutional law regulating game sales. Taking a case through everything it needs to make it to the Supreme Court is pretty costly, turns out! “We look forward to moving forward and working together to raise awareness about the valuable tools and information available to parents,” said Michael D. Gallagher, CEO of the ESA. “From the start of this misguided legislation, then-Governor Schwarzenegger and specific California legislators knew that their efforts to censor and restrict expression were, as court after court ruled, unconstitutional and thus a waste of taxpayers’ money, government time, and state resources.” In its motion, the ESA said that “California persisted in defending a law that Plaintiffs warned the Legislature was unconstitutional before it was passed; that

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  • 26Jul

    ‘Dead Island’ invades PlayStation Home

    The infection is spreading in ways we didn’t think possible, people…and by that, I mean that the zombies from Dead Island‘s beautiful Banoi are coming to PlayStation Home. (That would have been a lot funnier if we weren’t already talking about a video game full of fake things, but work with me here.) It will start in the Central Plaza…a few zombies here or there, you know. But eventually, the whole place will be overrun, to the point where it will actually look like the game’s Royal Palms Resort. A minigame for up to four players at a time will be available to visitors. In it, you’ll defend against a zombie horde in one of ten challenges. Complete all ten and you get the “Exploding Meat” weapon for use in the full game. There’ll also be a couple of other activities available, like getting your avatar’s photo taken with a

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  • 26Jul

    Interview: Sharon Wood, Founder and CEO of Stone Creek Entertainment

    Sharon Wood is an innovative female leader in the former “boys club” of the gaming industry, her past experience includes work on projects like Grand Theft Auto.  Now, Sharon is debuting Luminous, a lifestyle app that allows women to compare their opinions with those of famous female leaders. The game seeks to continue the discussion about ladies’ growing power in the gaming industry and Stone Creek’s unique approach. Sharon’s background is mainly in marketing, so the goal of her new lifestyle app, Luminous, is to get a high profile sponsor on board to use it as part of Stone Creek Entertainment’s digital marketing campaign. Recently, for example, MTV sponsored a Facebook game Stone Creek created to promote this season of The Real World. Her career has taken an interesting transition. Her first job was with a sports marketing agency, working on campaigns such as Major League Baseball. She then transitioned

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