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  • 28Jul

    Final ‘Red Dead Redemption’ DLC pack features familiar faces

    As a sort of “thanks” to everyone still playing Red Dead Redemption multiplayer (because yeah, that’s still kinda popular — who knew?) a special free DLC pack is on the way this September. The “Myths and Mavericks” bonus pack will add new fan-favorite characters for multiplayer use, as well as new locations for Deathmatch, Grab the Bag, Gang matches, and additional online modes. A future title update will also fix the Undead Overrun settings, due to popular demand. Follow

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  • 28Jul

    Need some classic SF for your eReader?

    You will soon be able to get a lot of it! SF Gateway, from the same people who are bringing you The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, is about to start releasing eBooks, and they aren’t doing it halfway. They plan to release over 1000 titles from nearly 100 authors this autumn, and raise that total to 3000 titles by the end of next year, and 5000 or more by 2014. They are working with authors to try to publish the entire backlist of SF icons like Theodore Sturgeon, Tanith Lee, Frank Herbert, John Brunner, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Kate Wilhelm, Connie Willis and many more. A full list of authors they have on board so far can be seen in their press release, but they are still working to add as many authors as they can. There are so many works that are out of print even though they are classics

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  • 28Jul

    ‘Red Faction’ franchise bites the dust

    In a conference call yesterday afternoon, THQ expressed that they were fairly disappointed in the latest Red Faction title’s sales. So, naturally, they’re not revisiting the franchise. Well, not in any “meaningful way,” anyway. This takes down a lot more than games, though. The Red Faction series also included a spin-off game (which also had Red Faction in the title) and a SyFy (hate that name forever) original movie. So, no more of those things, I suppose. The Red Faction team at Volition has been reassigned to work on Guillermo del Toro’s inSane. Follow

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  • 28Jul

    Review: BPAL RPG Scents

    I am perfectly happy to admit that I was, and occasionally still am, a table-top role player. I spent many a pre-teen and teen afternoon and evening in the company of rogues, thieves, wizards, orcs, and elves. My preferred character was a half-elf Witch/Duellist, and we played by the AD&D first gen rules, thank you very much, often supplemented by whatever the Dungeon Master had read in Dragon that month. So when I heard that Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab was putting out a line of perfumes based on classic role playing, I knew I had to get my hands on a set. I wasn’t entirely sure I wanted to smell like damp concrete, leather jackets, old paper and Jolt cola, mind you, but I figured it was well worth a try. The RPG line consists of three categories — Race, Class, Alignment — with a variety of scents in each

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  • 28Jul

    We can’t always expect Men to behave

    This is my personal opinion and not that of GamingAngels. Silly women. You want equality? The ability to play and compete against the big, scary men? What were you thinking? At least that’s what these guys planning a LAN party in Austin, TX think. The LAN party is to celebrate the launch of Battlefield 3 (a game many of us here play). At first they said: Are there other restrictions? Yes. Nothing ruins a good LAN party like uncomfortable guests or lots of tension, both of which can result from mixing immature, misogynistic male-gamers with female counterparts. Though we’ve done our best to avoid these situations in years past, we’ve certainly had our share of problems. As a result, we no longer allow women to attend this event. Now the text has been updated due to the level of blog coverage. The event is now a “gentleman’s retreat”. Sort of

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  • 28Jul

    Nintendo lowers price of 3DS in Japan by 40%, offers free games to early adopters

    Not even a year into the Nintendo 3DS’ lifespan, Nintendo of Japan’s dropping the price by 10,000 ¥. That’s a 40% decrease. Ouch. This may be as a result of a lower-than-expected adoption of the system, and Nintendo is attempting to spur more sales. Really, their financials…aren’t looking as good. Hardware sales have dropped like an anvil. No one’s buying Wiis anymore (we all have them already), people aren’t buying new DSes now that the 3DS is out, and the 3DS just doesn’t have enough titles to encourage a purchase right now. Of course, if you already have a 3DS and are regretting that purchase a bit, they’re going to try to make it up to you. Up until the price drop, early adopters can download 20 pre-determined free titles for the Virtual Console, including older Zelda and Mario titles. So, I guess there’ll be no more complaints about having

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  • 28Jul

    More on StripGamer from GameCrush co-founder Eric Strasser

    Wednesday afternoon, I broke the news that new website StripGamer will bridge the giant gap between stripping and gaming. You probably don’t like this. Heck, I don’t really like it. In that post, I mentioned that it seemed likely that StripGamer will exist primarily to draw some of the more undesirable traffic away from GameCrush — the users of the service who tended to ignore the fact that the site’s terms of service note that nudity isn’t allowed in video chats. On StripGamer, the site’s intentions are right in the name, after all. In any case, my assumptions about the relationship between StripGamer and GameCrush were confirmed within a couple of hours by GameCrush co-founder Eric Strasser. My original post reflected some of these notes, but I thought it necessary to bring more information to you. “StripGamer is our effort to keep GameCrush about meeting and playing games,” Strasser said.

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