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Mass Effect 3 ‘Extended Cut’ Update Coming Next Week

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Back in April, BioWare announced that in response to backlash over Mass Effect 3‘s ending, the developer would release a free “extended cut” update for the game for added “clarity” and “closure.” And now we know when that update is coming out. BioWare today announced that the Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut DLC will be… Read more »

Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Gods And Kings Expansion Pack Debuts

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Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Gods and Kings, the expansion pack is officially available for Mac and PC users in North America. The long-awaited expansion pack will go on sale for international buyers on June 22. The expansion pack comes with new gameplay content and more paths towards world domination. Gamers will also receive enhanced diplomacy… Read more »

Microsoft Plans For ‘XBox 720’ Leaked Through Internal Documents

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An internal document showing the future of the “Xbox 720″ gaming system was accidentally leaked online Sunday afternoon before Microsoft officials pulled the document from circulation. Microsoft lawyers from Covington & Burling LLP had the document removed after officials found the leak on Scribd. The take down request names the law firm and not Microsoft… Read more »

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Is “99%” Done, Blizzard Says

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StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, Blizzard’s highly anticipated follow-up to 2010’s StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, is now about “99 percent” complete, lead designer Dustin Browder told Kotaku. Before you get too excited, there’s a bit of a catch with that remaining one percent; it’s the hardest part. Browder says that all of the… Read more »

The Secret World Comes Alive

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Online gamers only have 3 weeks left to wait until July 3, 2012, when The Secret World MMORPG will finally be available to play. The Secret World has been voted one of the most highly anticipated MMORPGS of 2012 and after our own in depth look at the game, we have to concur. The Secret… Read more »

Dawnguard Beta Invites Start To Roll Out

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If you applied to get into the Dawnguard beta, you may want to have a look at your email. Bethesda announced this morning that beta invites for Dawnguard, Skyrim‘s first DLC expansion, have already started to go out. Roughly 75 percent of the invites were sent, the developer explained, with the rest expected to be… Read more »

Diablo III Real-Money Auction House To Require Authenticator

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With all of the reports of Diablo III accounts being hacked, Blizzard has decided to err on the side of caution by making authenticators a requirement when adding funds to your Battle.net balance for use in the Diablo III real-money auction house. Blizzard has yet to formerly announce a release date of Diablo III‘s real-money… Read more »

Minesweeper Scratch And Play Cards Are A Bit Of Nostalgic Fun

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In the 1990s well before social networking drained our will to leave our desks the game minesweeper was the perfect way to waste hours performing a useless task. While Minesweeper may no longer be the “it” game of wasted time (thanks Farmville), it’s still a game most PC users understand and remember their addiction to…. Read more »

Star Wars; The Old Republic Reveals Future Plans At E3

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The E3 audience rippled with excitement on June 4, 2012, when Bioware co-founder, Dr. Ray Muzyka, revealed his company’s plans for Star Wars; The Old Republic (SW; TOR). Hoping to regain the initial enthusiasm that led to a record breaking one million subscribers for the game’s debut in December, 2011, the folks at Bioware have… Read more »

E3 2012: Microsoft Shows First Halo 4 Campaign Footage

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To kick off its E3 2012 press conference, Microsoft showed off one of its most, if not the most hotly anticipated titles of the year: 343 Industries’ Halo 4. Microsoft’s press conference kicked off with a live action trailer for Halo 4, which neatly transitioned straight into our first glimpse at Halo 4‘s singleplayer campaign…. Read more »

Dota 2 Confirmed To Be Free To Play, Dota Store Launched

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it was expected that Valve would be launching Dota 2 as a free to play game, but now it’s official: Valve confirmed that Dota 2 will be free to play, and now we can get an idea of what sort of microtransactions we can expect to see at launch. Rather than following in the footsteps… Read more »

Amazon Instant Video Now Available To Xbox Live Gold-Level Subscribers

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Amazon on Tuesday released the Amazon Instant Video streaming media platform for Xbox Live gold-level subscribers. Using the system gamers now have access to more than 17,000 streaming videos that can be watched on Microsoft’s console. To use the system customers must subscribe to the premium Xbox service and they must be an Amazon Prime… Read more »

Max Payne 3 PC Specs Revealed

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You may have to wait a few extra days for Max Payne 3 to make its debut on the PC platform, but in the meantime you can at least get an idea of how well the game will run on your PC thanks to the newly-revealed PC specs. Judging from PC World’s interview (via VG247)… Read more »