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  • 30Sep

    ‘Portal 2′ DLC goes under peer review October 4

    Valve announced today that Portal 2‘s first DLC, “Portal 2: Peer Review” will be released October 4. The free content (for PC/Mac, Xbox 360 and PS3) is primarily a new addition to the game’s co-op that continues the story of Atlas and P-Body. New challenge modes will be added to both single-player and co-op, and there will be leaderboards added as well so you can get even more competitive with your friends after you work with them. Now, this is a little bit after their target “Summer” date of release, so to soothe the pain that is waiting on free things, here’s some free things you don’t have to wait for — the third volume of “Songs to Test By” and a new Turret Comic. Aww.   Follow

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  • 30Sep

    Konami announces limited edition ‘Metal Gear Solid HD’ collection

    Konami announced today that there will be a “Limited Edition” version of the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection available this winter for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The “Limited Edition” will include the game in specialized packaging and a 248-page artbook conveniently titled “The Art of Metal Gear Solid.” Kind of huge. The book, I mean. The game’s features (whether you go limited edition or not) include: Remastered from the ground up for PS3 & Xbox 360 Stunning 1080p graphics 60 frames-per-second graphics Icons, sound effects, and all fonts upgraded for HD User interface rebalanced for HD Added right analog stick input and force feedback Features Trophies on PS3 and Achievements on Xbox 360 Worldwide matchmaking for multiplayer (tentative) Transfarring (save data sharing) compatible with PSP version (and, I assume, the PS Vita version, when that’s out)   Follow

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  • 30Sep

    Featured Facebook Game of the Week – Pig Up

    When Pigs Fly… I got a surprise the other day when checking out one of the newer features of Facebook. While playing one game, I looked over at my games feed and saw someone who usually sticks to PopCap Facebook games had started playing a game called “Pig Up.” Intrigued, I searched it, and what I found was pretty awesome… Right now on Facebook, there is a preview available of a new PopCap creation called Pig Up. Finally, the long time dream of pigs to take to the skies is coming to reality. Launch your pig from the pickup truck cannon with his little makeshift wooden wings and flap to cover major distance and earn some pig pence. Of course it’s not a game without a challenge, so bring in the mean bees. Bees hover with their stingers out and then charge, taking away precious flaps. But, eat some apples

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  • 30Sep

    Retro Nostalgia: 72 Pins

    This afternoon marks the release of a really interesting revival of something those of us that have been gaming for a long time are going to remember very well.  The NES Cartridge.  But, these cartridges don’t have the games you remember listed on the label.  Instead, they’ve been upgraded with modern day game titles and pretty awesome retro-flavored art.  The crew at 72 Pins, has taken these old cartridges and repurposed them for your home as collector’s items- as art- or whatever else you can think to do with your very own copy of… Bioshock, Dead Space, Okami, Halo.  Starting today, they is 8 different game types of retro-fied art cartridges available for sale to decorate your home. Over the coming weeks, they’ve already got more games they’ll be launching. Individual cartridges will be available for $20.  So, if you’re looking to get your hands on a cool copy of

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  • 30Sep

    Playstation CEO Jack Tretton makes a visit to UA

    Jack Tretton is not only the CEO of Playstation but also a parent to a University of Arizona student! My alma mater! I’m a proud Wildcat and it’s great to see Playstation give UofA some love! Jack’s son John, is currently a UofA undergrad. Jack Tretton will be visiting University of Arizona campus on October 6th to talk at the Eller College of Management’s Distinguished Speaker Series. His speech will be “Charting Success: A Discussion About Vision, Customer Loyalty and Building Amazing Products,” in Eller’s Berger Auditorium, is Thursday, Oct. 6, at 5:15 p.m., followed by a reception in the McClelland Hall Atrium. What a great opportunity for Arizona students to network and to hear about what Tretton has learned through his experiences at Playstation. For students not interested in the talk, Playstation will be on campus all day! They are bringing the PlayStation Experience truck to the UA Mall

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  • 30Sep

    DC asks what you think of the new 52

    DC wants to know what you think of the new 52. Or at least appear like they care. DC has created a survey that is open from now until Friday, October 7. Nielsen will be conducting the survey online and in person. The reason behind the New 52 was stated by DC as the following: Their goal was to expand the market by appealing to new/lapsed readers. The DCSurvey can be taken here. DC states that the findings will be released at some point early next year. The survey is pretty long, but does seem to want to know more about if you purchased and what you purchased. With a couple of text areas to explain what you really feel about the New 52. I do encourage you to voice your opinions. No matter where on the fence you are about the New 52. They need to hear from a

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  • 30Sep

    PAX First Look: Orcs Must Die

    While at Pax, I was able to finally get hands on with a game that I had heard many good things about: Orcs Must Die by Robot Entertainment. Admittedly I only knew a little about the game, but I am glad I went to check it out! The game itself is basically like a tower defense game, but instead of a top down view of the course, you are a character who is running in the course itself setting traps and then shooting at the orcs as they try to breach your defenses. You not only have to keep an eye on any orcs trying to sneak into your portal but you also need to make sure that their forces don’t kill you. Or that you don’t fall to your own death (as I did several times in one stage). Control wise it worked wonderfully. I played it on an

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  • 30Sep

    ‘Sonic Generations’ takes it back to the Dreamcast days

    We’ve looked at his re-imagined Genesis days in Sonic Generations…now, here’s a peek at what Sonic looks like in his new Dreamcast representation. I think one word for it is “pretty cool.” That and being able to run fast are pretty much Sonic’s thing in life. It’s what he’s best at, it’s what he does. And his shoes are always awesome. Take a look: Follow

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