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  • 29Jun

    Fantasy Friday: I Should Research Before I Buy

    I walked in bought my copy of Gravity Rush, then I was asked if I wanted to pre-order LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, since I was discussing it on my way into GameStop. I was in a spending mood, so I said “sure for the Vita.” Big mistake. I like playing on a handheld, but I’ll go into that next week. However, when I buy a game, I want the game to be the best it can be, whether it succeeds at that is another thing. Turns out the Vita game is a chopped down version of the console version, and a DS port nonetheless. I don’t care about the open world aspect, even though the excuse they gave for omitting it was stupid. Look at Gravity Rush, which has an open world, it is untrue the system can’t handle the open world. Even though I don’t care about

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  • 28Jun

    Digital Extremes Debuts Free-to-Play Game WARFRAME

    On Monday, Digital Extremes released the first look of WARFRAME, their fast-paced co-op shooter that is currently in development and set to hit the Free-To-Play PC market sometime this winter. If you check out the official website now, you can check out a stopped-in-mid-action diorama to get a glimpse into the WARFRAME world as well as a worldwide registration for the closed Beta Test that is set to happen this fall. WARFRAME is a fast-action PvE shooter set in the far reaches of outer space during a new Dark Age and introduces the Tenno, which is a race on the brink of extinction after being enslaved by the Grineer for centuries. Entering in on the cusp of the Grineer’s victory over the Tenno, the players come into the story when the Tenno begin to arm themselves with WARFRAMES. An ancient exo-skeletal technology that is hidden within the Orokin Derelicts of

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  • 27Jun

    PopCap Raises More Than $92K For Water

      PopCap hosted a gaming marathon, which garnered more than $92 thousand for Water, a non-profit organization that brings clean water to developing nations. Two women played Solitaire Blitz, PopCap’s new social game, for 30 hours. Laura Rich from Cardiff, Wales and Kathleen Henkel from Oakland, New Jersey, played the game at SEA LIFE London Aquarium and Roger Smith Hotel in Manhattan respectively. PopCap pledged $5,000 for each player giving a great head start to the charity marathon. The women were also attempting to break a world record for longest videogame marathon playing a card game, for playing more than 24 hours consecutively, which they obviously achieved.  

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  • 27Jun

    Confessions of a Gadget Junkie: Caving to the New iPad

    I was an iPad early adopter when it released in early 2010. I bought it the week I was leaving for E3 as something to use for taking notes, writing articles, and playing time waster games in line. There are always lines to sit in at E3, that’s for certain. Despite how much I was afraid I would have buyer’s remorse, that debut week in LA proved that I had made a sound investment. Not only did it do what I needed it to on the E3 showroom floor, but with it, I was able to check in to work and answer any questions that came up from my boss. My husband made fun of me for getting it, but it wasn’t long before he got one too. Even though I am a huge, admitted gadget junkie, I was able to pass up on the iPad 2. As time wore

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  • 25Jun

    ‘Journey’, ‘Flow’ And ‘Flower’ Come Together in Collector’s Edition

      Thatgamecompany’s three popular PlayStation titles are coming to retail stores on August 28. Flow, Flower and Journey are bundled together on one disc and include some new content. The Journey Collector’s Edition is selling for $29.99, and comes with both new content and previous DLC. The bundle includes: 30 minute behind the scenes documentary about the making of Journey, creator commentary for all the games, concept art, orignal soundtracks, dynamic themes and wallpapers, new Journey PSN avatars, developer diary videos, reversible cover art and last but definitely not least three exclusive mini-games from the developer. Jenova Chen wrote on the PlayStation Blog: “We are particularly excited about the creator commentary play-throughs of all three games, because we get to share with fans insights about flOw, Flower and Journey straight from the minds of the designers, artists, engineers and composers who worked together to make these games so special.”  

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  • 23Jun

    Review: Gravity Rush (PS Vita)

    Rating: Teen  (T) Genre: 3D Platformer Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Developer: Japan Studio Release Date: June 12, 2012 BUY Before Gravity Rush, I never would have thought gravity manipulation was a useful superpower, but after playing this game, I think it is pretty awesome. The game starts as you wake up in Hekesville and our protagonist doesn’t know who she is or how she got there. She notices a strange looking cat that gives her the power to control gravity. Upon doing some missions, Syd, her cop friend, gives her the name Kat simply because of her power giving feline friend, Dusty. When Kat fell, Nevi started showing up and giving the city some serious problems. This sets up the story for Gravity Rush. The game is set up as your typical superhero-origin-type story. The cut scenes are in comic book form adding to the superhero atmosphere of the game. Some of Kat’s missions don’t

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  • 21Jun

    ‘Plants Vs Zombies’ Pre-Order Bonus Coming to ‘Sims 3′

    So that game you’ve played on every medium, yes I’m talking Plants Vs  Zombies, is bursting into Sims 3 Supernatural.  If you pre-order the Sims expansion pack through Origin, you get a special Plants vs Zombies decor pack, in addition to the limited edition content already announced.  If you don’t want to order from Origin, pre-ordering the game from any other place will also get you a special limited addition pack that includes the Plants Vs Zombies content. The content pack allows players to ward off zombies with the iconic pea-shooter from the popular game. You can also dress your character like zombies to create the whole zombie invasion feel. People who pre-order directly from Origin get extra decor items including: Eerie plantern lamp, bug-eyed wall-nut sculptures, zombie gnomes and a brain flag sculpture. So get ready to have a zombified Sims world.

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  • 20Jun

    ‘Okami HD’ Coming to PS3 This Fall

    The iconic PS2 game from Capcom, Okami, is making its way to the PS3 later this year. The game, which is getting the same treatment as other PS2 games that went HD, will have updated graphics and trophy support. However, Okami is also going to work with the PlayStation Move, so now you can draw your own calligraphy to solve puzzles and fight. So here is the trailer to remind you of the awesomeness this games brings. Enjoy!    

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  • 20Jun

    Four brand new Monsters University trailers

    It’s been 11 years since the original Monsters movie and Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are still in our hearts. Disney and Pixar have released four teaser trailers to give you a look at Monsters University. In Monsters University, we see how Mike and Sulley became best friends. Can you believe initially they didn’t like each other? Monsters University is set to come out on June 21, 2013. Both Billy Crystal and John Goodman will be back to voice Mike and Sulley. “Billy Crystal’s an amazing comedic actor,” remarked Dan Scanlon, Director, Disney•Pixar’s Monsters University. “He gave us so much fun material, we decided to cut four slightly different versions of the trailer. We are so happy to have him back as Mike!”

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  • 20Jun

    Disney/Pixar’s ‘Brave’ Gets Temple Run Mobile Game

    The original Temple Run by Imangi Studios has some impressive stats. The single player, action app game was released last August on iOS and Android earlier this year. It was among the Top 50 downloaded apps in December 2011 which led to it eventually being the number one Free App. The simple game is easy and addicting to play with just a swipe of the finger. The basic premise of the game is to run as far as you can avoiding a variety of obstacles placed in your way and the ever present demonic monkeys that are pursuing you. Now, Imangi has teamed up with an international giant of media: Disney. Temple Run has now been redone with a Disney touch by using the protagonist of the new Disney/Pixar film, Brave, as the character running through what is now lush, Scottish territory. Temple Run: Brave is, at it’s core, just

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