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  • 07Sep

    ‘A Game of Thrones – Genesis’ arrives September 29

    A Game of Thrones – Genesis, based on the world from the series by George R.R. Martin and developed by Cyanide Studio, is being released both in retail outlets and digitally on September 29. The RTS supposedly allows you to use both military and non-military approaches to tackle your enemies. The single-player campaign, which takes you through the founding events and battles of Westeros, was written under supervision from Martin himself, but a multiplayer option is also available for up to 8 players.

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  • 07Sep

    3DS’ second slide pad is only mildly terrifying

    So, remember how many people wanted a second analog stick on the PSP? They had to wait years — the wait is still going on, really — for the PS Vita’s second stick. If people wanted a second analog slide pad on the 3DS, I haven’t heard them, but that solution is apparently coming soon in the form of an add-on for the original handheld, built specially for use in Monster Hunter Tri G. Here’s the first look at the new hardware from Famitsu: Basically, you’re never fitting your 3DS in your pocket again. I could totally see this being worth it if there was a larger battery attached, but as it is…wow, that’s an inelegant solution.

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  • 07Sep

    Steam Trading starts now

    Steam Trading, which allows you to exchange in-game items and game gifts, officially launched yesterday after a beta that lasted a few weeks and saw over one million items and games exchanged. Two new games have been added to the list of titles that are part of the “Steam economy” — Portal 2 and Spiral Knights. “The addition of Steam Trading is the latest example of how Steam continues to evolve with new features and functions developed based upon feedback,” said Jason Holtman, director of business development. “We look forward to seeing how gamers and developers have fun and move this functionality forward.” Support for trading has been added to Steamworks, so we may see more titles adding it in the future.

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