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Dust: An Elysian Tail Coming to Steam

Dust: An Elysian Tail is now coming to Steam sometime soon. The creator, Dean Dodtrill, says on his facebook that there will be a lot of minor superficial changes but the game itself will be the same. For people with laptops, he says he will provide a wide range of visual options. “For those with laptops, I’m working hard to allow a WIDE range of visual options, besides standard resolu...

Mass Effect 3 Stats Infographic

An infographic was released on the Mass Effect Twitter, detailing the choices of all Mass Effect players world wide. It is quite interesting to compare one’s playthroughs with the general populace, and knowing just how wrong they are. Only 64% of players were able to see Wrex in Mass Effect 3, which majorly effects the game’s setting. Liara and Garrus are the most popular squad members...

Blizzard Announces New Card Game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is going to be a free to play card game available on Windows, Mac, and iPad. You can sign up for the Beta right now at the Hearthstone website here.  The game is designed to be deceptively simple and engaging to players of all backgrounds. This particular game is meant to be much more accessible than Blizzard’s other titles. Hearthstone is made to have the opt...

Snoopy Coaster Review

Snoopy Coaster Developer: Chillingo Ltd Publisher: Chillingo Ltd Platforms: iPhone, iPpad (Reviewed), iPpod Touch Release Date: March 21, 2013 Price: $0.99 – Available Here Overview:  Snoopy Coaster puts the main cast of Peanuts on a roller coaster filled with jumps and loops. Players collect coins and pick up upgrades to push them further and further down the coaster’s path. Visuals:  Visua...

Banished Gameplay Alpha Build Video

Banished is a city building strategy game with an emphasis on survival that is currently being made by Shining Rock Software. In this indie game you control a group of exiled travellers trying to build a new life for themselves. You need to keep these people alive and grow the population into a successful culture. The people in the the town will be born, grow older, work, have kids, and eventually...

Ubisoft Announces Might and Magic X Legacy

Today Ubisoft and Limbic Entertainment proudly announce Might and Magic X Legacy. Created by a team of devoted Might and Magic fans, X Legacy will bring a new chapter to the RPG series. The game will boast a “unique core formula” and a new set of features. Following the events of Might and Magic Heroes VI, a party of four is mixed up in the political machinations of Karthal. The city i...

Battlefield 4 Website Launched

The Battlefield 4 website has launched, showing a teaser background and asking you to come back March 27th. As you move your mouse around the website, it is as if you are wiping your finger on a fogged up window. An image can be made out if you move your mouse fast enough but the fog comes back quickly. However, the more people who sign up, the more EA/DICE will reveal. So far what can be made out...

Steam introduces “Early Access”

Steam has launched a new programmed called “Early Access”, where Steam community involved games are available to play while in Beta. You can either play a free game, or purchase one with money. This is not the same as a pre purchase, with Early Access when  you buy the game you get full access to it in its current playable state. Discretion is encouraged on purchasing a game that is in...

Interview with Ubisoft Quebec on Duel of Champions and other Details

I recently spoke with Producer  Stephane Jankowski and Game Designer Jared Pearson of the Might and Magic: Duel of Champions team at Ubisoft Quebec, in this audio interview. Duel of Champions (still in Beta phase) is a PC Free to Play card game that is also available to play on iPAD in some countries. If you’re up for the adventure you can visit the official website, www.duelofchampions.com....

Origin Users at Risk from Origin Store Hack

Detailed in a paper by Luigi Auriemma and Donato Ferrante of ReVuln, Origin users are at risk from a fairly simple hack used in the Origin store. What is basically done is that when the player opens a game, a hacker can replace some code so that the player actually opens a malicious link. The graph below visualizes this idea. In the paper, the authors describe how this can be done, in addition to ...

From the Creators of Bastion, Transistor Reveal Trailer

Transistor is the next game from Supergiant Games, the makers of Bastion. Transistor is a going to be a Sci-Fi themed action RPG with plans to be released in early 2014. The trailer boasts a wonderful song called “We All Become” by Darren Korb, while showing off a beautiful art direction. From the little you see of game play, it seems to be on par with Bastion.     To find ou...

HAWKEN to be at PAX East and GDC With a Giant Mech

The Giant 8 foot Mech will be available at both events. At PAX East, HAWKEN will be playable in the Meteor Entertainment booth 1080, Asus booth 762, Logitech booth 1056, and at the Machinima booths 613 & 712. Attendees can also sign up to play HAWKEN at the Gunnar booth 374 and Nvidia booth 862. You can also pick up HAWKEN swag for purchase at the We Love Fine booth 593. After that, all the fu...

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