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E3 upon us

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Ah yes, the Mecca of gaming, E3, is upon us next week. This year marking the shows return to its trade show roots. I feel the announcement last October came as many people were about to turn their backs on E3, especially after the ’08 show. But with the ’09 show upon us the mood could not be any more different from how we felt last year. Read More »

3D Realms is no more

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Rumors first surfaced yesterday from multiple sources saying that developer 3D Realms had closed its doors. Seems to be the case.  Today a final post on 3D Realms’ website says “Thanks for being fans and all your support.” and has a photo of the team. Beyond that no official statement has really been made but rumors speculate that funding problems triggered the closure. As we all know 3D Realms were working on the aptly titled Duke Nukem Forever which was been in development since ’97. Sadly, I very much doubt we’ll ever see anything beyond a few screen shots and concept art from Duke Nukem Forever. Sorry to see you guys go.

Red Dead Redemption 1st Trailer

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the first trailer for Red Dead Redemption, the sequel to Red Dead Revolver hit the internet.  Check out the fresh trailer below and tell us what you think.

The trailer looks really impressive and I was a fan of the first game.  The rumor going around is that the game is going to have a sandbox world for you to explore.  While this reminds me of Gun I am excited to see more details on this game.

Battle.net Shows Off New Digs – Features Beta Opt-In Program

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Big news for all you Blizzard junkies – beta signups (presumably including Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3) begin today! Head on over to the newly revamped Battle.net and register your old games under a new, unified account. Once registered, be sure to follow the instructions on the Beta Profile Settings page to be considered for future Blizzard beta programs.

For the rest of us who don’t get admitted, there’s still a nice incentive to register as once you’ve linked all your old CD-Keys to your account, you can download your old games at any time, on any computer. Pretty handy feature, especially for those of us who broke our old Brood War disc in the great LAN of ’99.

Head on over to https://us.battle.net/account/management/

Best news of the last month!- Marvel vs Capcom 2 Official!- UPDATE

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Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 is slated for release on June 29th.  Get stoked.

Left 4 Dead free this Friday

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Left 4 Dead will be free this Friday on Steam.

The downside is that the free game lasts for 24 hours.  After that the game is locked and you have to buy an actual copy.  You can preload the game on Steam so you can enjoy the full free 24 hours if you want.

Best news of the month!- Marvel vs Capcom 2 Official!

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Marvel vs. Capcom 2 has been officially announced for Xbox Live Arcade and the Playstation Network!

Check out the video for some hot action.

The game is getting a graphics update, but it does not sound as extensive as the HD remix of Street Fighter 2.  A downloadable demo is coming soon and Capcom is saying the game is hitting sometime this summer.

Konami cancels Six Days in Fallujah

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Konami recently announced that it is canceling production of Six Days in Fallujah, a shooter based on the ’04 Iraq conflict. The title attracted a lot of attention and scrutiny since the battle the game is based on is still fairly fresh.  Presumably this is why the game was canned.  Konami’s vice president of marketing, Anthony Crouts only stated; “We are no longer doing the title at this time”  Even though the publisher, Atomic Games were using a number of marines involved in the conflict to help develop the game, the consensus seems to be that they’re exploiting the conflict. Hopefully this is just merely shelved for now and new life will be breathed into it in the future.

Batman: Arkham Asylum – BANE REVEALED!

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batman-aa-coverEidos has announced that the bat killer, Bane will be in their upcoming Batman video game.  The video after the jump from youtube (taken for Gametrailers) shows the brute in action. Read More »