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Funcom Announces Long Awaited Sequel To ‘Dreamfall: The Longest Journey’

Sequel To Dreamfall: The Longest Journey Begins Production

Fans of Ragnar Tornquist’s outstanding computer games, The Longest Journey and Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, are rejoicing over the announcement that a long awaited sequel is finally becoming reality. Today, Funcom announced the start of pre-production for Dreamfall Chapters. The new title will be created by Ragnar’s game design studio, Red Thread Games. The hard… Read more »

Social Game ‘Stormfall: Age Of War’ Arrives On Facebook

Social Game Stormfall: Age Of War Debuts On Facebook

As social gaming continues to gain in popularity, game developers are beginning to see the value of creating Facebook games for serious gamers. Making its debut in the strategy gaming category is the new title from Israeli developer Plarium, Stormfall: Age Of War. Plarium hopes to find favor among the 250 million dedicated Facebook gamers… Read more »

‘Star Wars 1313’ Unaffected By Disney, Lucasfilm Deal

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Yesterday’s big announcement that Disney has acquired Lucasfilm — and will be launching an all-new trilogy — had some wondering if Star Wars 1313, LucasArts’ gritty adventure into the seedy underworld of the Star Wars universe, would be affected by the acquisition. IGN reached out to LucasArts for comment on the matter, and the site… Read more »

Greg Merson Wins World Series Of Poker

Greg Merson Is The Winner Of The World Series Of Poker

Professional US Poker Player, Greg Merson won the World Series of Poker and will be going home with $8.53 million, BBCreports. Merson, 24, won the World Series of Poker after outlasting all of his opponents during a marathon session which ended before dawn, in Las Vegas, NV. The World Series of Poker began in July… Read more »

Anonymous Threatens Zynga Over Treatment Of Employees

Anonymous Threatens Zynga Over Employee Abuse

The feared hacker confederation, Anonymous, threatened social gaming giant Zynga over what the group calls “outrageous treatment of employees and actions against many developers.” The post on the hacker’s forum announced the launch of Operation maZYNGA against the troubled company. Anonymous revealed the “release of the confidential documents leaked from the executives of Zynga” and… Read more »

‘Grand Theft Auto V’ Coming Next Spring, European Retailer Says

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Grand Theft Auto V fans, we may finally have a release date–or a release window, at least. Over the weekend, a leaked poster from a European retailer claimed that Grand Theft Auto V is set to finally be released next year. In lieu of official word from Rockstar Games, speculation regarding Grand Theft Auto V‘s… Read more »

‘Halo 4’ Voice Acting is ‘More Emotional,’ Cortana Actress Says

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Halo 4, developer 343 Industries’ first entry in the hugely popular franchise, will be decidedly darker than previous entries in the series, according to Cortana voice actress Jen Taylor. Speaking to NBC News (via Polygon), Taylor said that recording voice work for Halo 4 proved to be very different from her previous work in the… Read more »

Steam Kicks Off Halloween Sale, Lasts Until October 31

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Valve has been known to put together a sale or two around the holiday season, and this year is no different. This week, the company kicked off a Halloween-themed sale over on Steam with a selection of titles intended to give you a scare — or at least remind you that Halloween is upon us…. Read more »

The Battle Between Windows 8 And Computer Game Developers

Game Developers Complain About Windows 8

While Windows 8 launches to great fanfare, a serious battle is raging behind the scenes between Microsoft and computer game developers. Many prominent names in the video game industry are quite upset over the restrictions imposed by Microsoft’s new closed distribution system. In the future, any gamer who runs Windows 8 and wishes to install… Read more »

‘Need For Speed: Most Wanted’ Coming To Wii U Next Year

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EA and Criterion’s Need for Speed: Most Wanted is just a few days away from releasing on PC, PlayStation 3 PlayStation Vita, and Xbox 360, but it was never clear if a Wii U version would be available around the console’s launch or some point after. Fortunately for racing fans who plan on picking up… Read more »

‘Grand Theft Auto: Vice City’ Coming To Android, iOS This Year

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While we all wait for nuggets of information regarding Grand Theft Auto V to surface, Rockstar announced something to make the wait a bit more bearable. In celebration of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City‘s 10th anniversary, Rockstar will be releasing a port of the controversial open world classic on Android and iOS at some point… Read more »

Nintendo Wii U Being Sold Below Manufacturing Cost

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The Nintendo Wii U will go on sale in November, and it will be sold at prices below manufacturing cost. Speaking about the company’s loss leader, CEO and President Satoru Iwata said the “below cost” pricing was the reason Nintendo dropped its annual net profit outlook from $251 million to $75.2 million. In a public… Read more »

Minecraft Is Currently The Most Played Game On Xbox LIVE

Minecraft Most Popular Xbox LIVE

Minecraft is the most popular game on Xbox LIVE for the week ending October 15, according to the Examiner. What’s even more impressive is that the extremely popular and incredibly addictive sandbox title is the also first LIVE Arcade game to sit atop the activity charts. Fans of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition thoroughly understand why… Read more »

Sony Playstation 3 Hacked Again, Console Encryption Keys Leaked

Sony PS3 Encrypted Files Released by Hacker group

The Sony Playstation 3 has been hacked yet again and the hackers responsible for the attack have released the console’s encryption keys online. According to EuroGamer: “Sony is waking up to a new PlayStation 3 security nightmare after a day in which a brand new, PSN-enabled custom firmware was released for hacked consoles, swiftly followed… Read more »

‘XCOM: Enemy Unknown’ Singleplayer DLC Coming Soon

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Firaxis’ well-received remake of the classic PC strategy series, will be getting a dose of all-new singleplayer content in the near future, 2K Games and Firaxis announced on Tuesday. Called “Slingshot,” the DLC adds in a new set of Council missions to the singleplayer campaign. Set in China, Slingshot teams players with… Read more »

‘Planetside 2’ Set For Release On November 20, 2012

Planetside 2 Will Debut On November 20, 2012

Sony Online Entertainment’s exciting new Sci Fi themed, First Person Shooter, Planetside 2, will make its North American and European debut on November 20, 2012. The announcement was made by SOE President John Smedley at the recent annual SOE live fan event. “PlanetSide 2 is without a doubt the next great MMOFPS and I believe… Read more »

New Video Game Releases For The Week Of October 22, 2012

New Videos Game Released For the Week Of October 22, 2012

Quality, not quantity is the the emphasis for the new video games released during the week of October 22 to October 28, 2012. While the week is not marked by the flood of new titles gamers have been treated to in weeks past, there are a couple of big name titles making their debut this… Read more »

Play ‘Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’ And Earn College Credit At Rice University

Earn College Credit By Playing Elder Scrolls V

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be the feature attraction of a new college course being offered next semester at one of America’s leading institutions of higher learning; Rice University. The course, titled Scandinavian Fantasy Worlds: Old Norse Sagas and Skyrim will be available to third year English students. Successful completion of the material will earn… Read more »

Chris Roberts Launches Kickstarter Campaign For ‘Star Citizen’

Star Citizen begins Kickstarter Campaign

When legendary game designer, Chris Roberts, announced the start of crowd funding for his new Star Citizen space opera, the response was so overwhelming that his company’s website was offline for several days. As a result, Chris decided to launch a Kickstarter campaign to finance his new video game. The Kickstarter campaign, which began today… Read more »

‘Star Wars: The Old Republic’ Wins Four Awards At 2012 GDC Online

SW:TOR Wins Big At GDC Online With Four Awatds

Perhaps there really is a silver lining in every cloud after all. After taking a thrashing financially, losing close to one million subscribers in 2012, MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic finally has something to cheer about. Bioware’s flagship title won four major Game Developers Choice Online Awards over the weekend. Star Wars: The Old… Read more »