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  • Playfish VP Predicts Push Towards “Free” Gaming 0 CommentsPosted by on March 11, 2010 under Articles & News, General, News
    In his keynote speech for the Social and Online Games Summit at this year's Game Developers Conference, Playfish Vice President and co-founder Kristian Segerstrale speculated that in three to five years the term "social games" will be akin to the phrase "electronic television" in that social networking will eventually become so intertwined with video games that social games will cease to become a ... more.
  • Game Developers Conference 2010 0 CommentsPosted by on under News
    The 10th annual Game Developers Conference kicked off on March 9th. About 17,000 veteran and aspiring game developers, art designers, and programmers are expected to spend the next several days at San Francisco’s Moscone Center discussing the hottest current issues in the gaming industry. The conference, which will continue until Saturday March 13, will feature roughly 400 talks, lectures, a... more.
  • FIFA 10 Nominated for BAFTA Award 1 CommentsPosted by on February 25, 2010 under News
    EA just tweeted that FIFA 10 has received a nomination for a BAFTA GAME Award. Fifa 10 is in the contention for Game of the Year alongside nine other games from various genres, including Assassin's Creed 2, Batman: Arkham Asylum, The Beatles Rock Band, Call of Duty: Modern  Warfare 2, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, Street Fighter 4, Uncharted: Amongst Thieve... more.
  • The Secret World Blog 4 CommentsPosted by on February 23, 2010 under News
    To help promote their upcoming darkly mysterious MMORPG The Secret World, Funcom has been doing a bit of viral marketing in the form of a blog. Titled Monsters of Maine, the blog is written from the perspective of Tyler Freeborn, one of the game's characters. The first entry date was on November 11, 2009 with "Tyler" explaining that his hometown of Solomon Island is a hotbed of supernatural... more.
  • Hello Kitty Online Players Raise Money for Haiti 0 CommentsPosted by on under News
    How's this for a feel-good story? During the last week of January, players of the free-to-play, achingly adorable MMO Hello Kitty Online banded together to raise money for Haitian relief efforts. HKO hosted Food 4 Friends 2, a special charity event in which players collected in-game items that later translated to real-life donations. According to the Hello Kitty blog, the event was primaril... more.
  • Civilization V in Development 0 CommentsPosted by on February 18, 2010 under News
    Oh sweet glory! Publisher 2K Games has just announced that Firaxis is currently working on Sid Meier's Civilization V.  The game will run on a new engine and promises to have a new combat system, diplomatic interactions, and other features. Some of the details offered by 2K Games so far include hexagon tiles on the playing field for improved strategy; ranged bombardment during combat; and ... more.
  • Assassin’s Creed 2 DLC Out This Week 3 CommentsPosted by on under News
    As mentioned on Ubisoft's Twitter message sent on Tuesday, the second and third DLCs for Assassin's Creed 2 will debut on Thursday, February 18th.While the original Twitter was naturally very bare bones, the Montreal developer released a handy dandy press release with more info. Both titled Bonfire of the Vanities, the DLCs involve Ezio teaming up with Machiavelli to release Florence from t... more.
  • StarCraft II Beta is Ready for Duty 0 CommentsPosted by on under News
    Hear that thundering roar? It's the sound of throngs of ecstatic, lucky basta- er, gamers opening their email in-boxes and receiving an invitation to the StarCraft II beta test. Kotaku has reported that starting today, Blizzard has begun sending out invites to apparently thousands of extremely fortunate souls. If you're not sure if you're qualified for the Beta, check out their beta FAQ. Blizz... more.
  • Street Fighter IV Hadoukens its Way into iPhone, iPod Touch 0 CommentsPosted by on February 17, 2010 under News
    Capcom has announced that they'll be releasing a Street Fighter IV app for the iPhone and iPod Touch sometime in March. Although the full roster of playable characters hasn't been released, Capcom notes that they're a combination of several new fighters and old school favorites. Judging from these screenies, at least it's safe to say that you can select Ken and Ryu. Naturally, the SFIV app ... more.
  • LEGO Lord of the Rings is a Possibility 4 CommentsPosted by on February 16, 2010 under News
    Traveller's Tales, the developers behind the successful LEGO games such as Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Batman, has hinted that they're open to the idea of creating a Lord of the Rings-themed LEGO game. With New Line Cinema's highly anticipated The Hobbit: Part 1 slated for a tentative Christmas 2012 release, Warner Brothers has already announced that they will produce games based on the f... more.
  • Marcus, Dom, and Wesker — Oh My! 0 CommentsPosted by on under News
    The Capcom blog has released a few screenshots of what appears to be a massive crossover among three games. Gears of War's Marcus and Dom and Resident Evil's Wesker have somehow stumbled upon the Lost Planet 2 landscape. What gives? The three characters will be available in Lost Planet 2 as playable skins in both the campaign and versus modes. Specifically, the Wesker skin is available thro... more.
  • Final Fantasy XI Tarutaru Figurines Will Make You Squee(nix) 0 CommentsPosted by on February 13, 2010 under News
    Collectors and people who need to fill up empty space on their desks will be pleased to hear that Square Enix has released a new set of figurines from Final Fantasy XI. Based on the impossibly cute Tarutaru people, this set is available to order today at the Square Enix online shop. The whole set of four Final Fantasy XI Tarutaru figurines will set you back $24.99, so it's not too bad.... more.
  • Otis Redding Soulfully Hits Rock Band 1 CommentsPosted by on under News
    MTV and Harmonix have announced today that a track pack of Otis Redding songs will be released on the Rock Band store next week. The five-pack of songs from the King of Soul will be available for download on the Xbox 360 and Wii on February 16th, and February 18th on the PS3. Prices are $1.99/160 Microsoft Points per individual track, or $8.99/680 Microsoft Points for the whole set. For Wii ow... more.
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