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Social game with a conscience Half the Sky launches today

Within the past year or so, there's been a new crop of social games that, one might say, have a conscience. Their goal isn't so much taking your money as it is encouraging you to be an organ donor or convincing you to give money to charity....

 
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Rockman Xover

Rockman Xover going to Android, accepting boss designs

[Custom boss by Heat Man] According to various hands-on impressions, we certainly dodged a bullet when Capcom decided to hold off on localizing Rockman Xover. Nonetheless, the free-to-play social title continues unabated in its native Japan...

 
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PS4 Social

PlayStation 4 social features revealed

As a part of the PlayStation 4 reveal Lead System Architect Mark Cerny discussed the social features of the new platform. With PS4 Sony endeavors to make sharing video as easy as easy as it is to showoff a screenshot is today.  The PS4...

 
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LovePlus

Collect women and save Japan from giant pudding

Konami has unleashed the latest project from the team at Love Plus Production upon the world. Fu-Un! Nadeshiko Collection launched back on Thursday via Japanese social networking service GREE and it looks pretty strange...

 
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God of War

God of War: Ascension's single-player demo hits Feb 26

Sony has revealed the release date for the single-player demo of God of War: Ascension, which we have been told will be proliferating through the tubes of the internet on February 26. Not soon enough for you? There's also way for you to get...

 
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2013 D.I.C.E. Summit

Jesse Schell: Marketing BS and good games won't be enough

Dale has been at the 2013 D.I.C.E. Summit all week and left express instructions to pass along Schell Games CEO Jesse Schell's keynote speech to you kind folks. Having now watching it myself, I have to agree -- it's an entertaining watch. ...

 
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Rockman Xover PVP

Rockman Xover brings PVP back to the Mega Man universe

Recently, we found out that there are "no plans" to bring Rockman Xover, Capcom's newest Mega Man mobile game, overseas. But that doesn't stop them from continuing to support it, and today, we have some interesting news that Xover now has a...

 
Rockman Xover
[Header by samusmmx] Oh, Rockman Xover. What a foul, foul beast you are. I know it's not kosher to slam a game without having played it yourself, but just from watching gameplay videos, I think we can all agree that Xover is ...   read

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Rockman Xover

Rockman Xover keeps on chugging with Star Force content

You know what they say about cash-ins, right? If people buy them, they'll keep cashing in? Ok nobody says that, I just made it up. But that seems to be the case for the infamous Rockman Xover, because Capcom keeps supporting the game with c...

 
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Did you start your morning with PS Vita's Wake-up Club?

Let's face it: waking up in the morning sucks, but Sony has a new game of sorts to make that harsh reality a little more tolerable. Wake-up Club is essentially an alarm clock with social game elements for your PlayStation Vita. Th...

 
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Zynga cuts costs by shutting down 11 games

Zynga CEO Mark Pincus has just announced that 11 games will be either axed entirely, or stop accepting newcomers to cut costs. It seems as if assets will be funneled into their more popular ventures, and new ones as well. Yep, sounds like a...

 
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Jimquisition: Friends

Friendships are precious things that allow us to get through this horrific maelstrom we bitterly call life. Without friends, we would be but animals, hurtling cluelessly from one compulsive murder to the next. Nobody is an island ... unles...

 
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OpenFeint shuts down on December 14

While it probably won't change the day of any gamers out there, you should still know that GREE, OpenFeint's parent company, plans to shut down the OpenFeint mobile social connection service on December 14. Many of mobile gaming's most popu...

 
Big layoffs at Zynga
There were a number of layoffs at Zynga today, as you might have heard from employees who were affected and quickly spread the word. An internal note from CEO Mark Pincus confirms much of what's been said about the significan...   read

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Study finds that 85% quit social games after one day

I just learned the term churn from our recent article on social game makers and how they track players. The term came up again today in a Gamasutra article on a new report from social game analysis firm Playnomics. This firm found that, dur...

 
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Rockman Xover fan-made demo, plus actual game details

Capcom insists on seeing this construct through to the end, so I might as well keep abreast of the latest news and developments. First up is this fan-made Rockman Xover Flash demo that recreates the TGS build Conrad played. It's got everyth...

 
Social games datamining?
Meet Melissa. She's a forty-year-old mom who has recently become hooked on DragonVale, a free-to-play iOS game. She is what social game analysts call a whale. No, this isn't a comment on her physical stature or deep, raspy...   read

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TGS: Yep, the Rockman Xover trailer is really something

I don't have to repeat myself, do I? You already know how I feel about Rockman Xover, so let's skip that dance and move on to analyzing the trailer above. Hmmm... a minute-long trailer with all of four seconds of in-game footage. Way to ma...

 
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Rockman Xover will be at TGS, protagonist has stupid name

Since Capcom has decided that a Western release of Rockman Xover is crucial, I feel duty-bound to deliver the latest details so that you may prepare yourself against thine enemy. As mentioned previously, Xover is a social RPG for iOS device...

 
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Zynga apes Pokemon with suspiciously similar Montopia

Oh Zynga, will you ever learn? Despite being embroiled in a lawsuit against fellow evildoer Electronic Arts, those wacky rouges at Zynga are hard at work with another "inspired" game -- Montopia.  Montopia casts you in the role of a m...

 
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No More Heroes gets a free-to-play social mobile game

No More Heroes returns to your life as a free-to-play social mobile game. Something tells me that the unique blend of F2P, social gaming, and the mobile market isn't having NMH lovers jumping for joy. In fact it seems perfectly designed to ...

 
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EA vs. Zynga: EA claims it's a game industry defender!

Electronic Arts' delusions of grandeur have reached new heights this week, as the company continues to milk its lawsuit against Zynga for cheap applause and gamer cred. Its latest claim? The lawsuit positions Electronic Arts as the industry...

 
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Guys, I owe you an apology. The other day, I wrote about a fan-driven Mega Man Legends concept album, and I begged you all to stay on topic and not go off on a tangent about how you felt Capcom wronged you. I apologize becaus...   read

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Japanese social games funded by Yakuza, says expert

Yakuza, Japan's mafia, has a long history with games: card games, Pachinko machines, and now social gaming. Some of Japan's current social games, including one about Yakuza, are funded by Japan's mafia, according to Tokyo Vice author and ex...

 
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Square Enix: Long console generation a 'big mistake'

Square Enix's worldwide technology director, Julien Merceron, has accused Sony and Microsoft of making a "big mistake" by prolonging this console generation, claiming that iOS and browser games have flourished as a direct result of the...

 
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Twitter or Facebook won't be supported in Wii U Miiverse

When asked about the Wii U's possible integration of Facebook and Twitter, Nintendo of Europe's Laurent Fischer was pretty upfront in denying the capability: "I have three devices permanently doing that already, what is our benefit to do so...

 
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E3: More details on EA's SimCity Social

As reported earlier, EA has brought out the white glove on Zynga with SimCity Social for Facebook. This isn't just a rehash of any well-known farming games, though. Players will get to watch their cities evolve based on choices they ma...

 
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E3: FIFA is 'football's social network'

EA has announced a wealth of new features for the upcoming FIFA 13, both in the gameplay and EA's football-centered social network, Football Club. Gamers who progressed through FIFA 12 will have their stats and progress carry through into F...

 
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E3: EA bitchslaps Zynga with SimCity Social

EA is preparing to invade Facebook, and it has Zynga in its sights. What is it about EA and its obsession with picking fights via passive-aggressive game slogans? In any case, SimCity Social is a city-building game for your Faced Books, and...

 
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The Sims Social promises to be a good woman if you return

Numerous online games send messages to lapsed users in an attempt to get those players to come back. Sometimes, they try to guilt you into going back; other times, they look to entice you into returning by offering free goodies. In the case...

 

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Gundy

I love me some dill

 
Fuzunga

This is already worth at least $60, which is double what I paid for Along with my three (PS4, Vita, DOS) copies of Retro City Rampage, Im going to be rich

 
Luca Blight

Is it weird to not care for Devil May Cry 1 but absolutely love the 3rd Maybe it was the mood I was

 
RiffRaff

Star Fox tip: Well, I just discovered that if you plug your headphones directly into the gamepad, all of the audio is routed through the Not optimal for fixing the fixing the audio, but a lot better than the shit quality of the gamepad

 
Confuseddalek

Im having more fun playing Shantae than I ever was with Dark YEAH I SAID IT

 
iam16bit

Also Nintendo posted the full Squid Sisters concert on

 
gajknight

That feeling when youre about to settle down with a nice cup of tea when your mum asks you to go out and get some fish and

 
Dreggsao

I just finished the singleplayer of Battlefield 4 (playing the last mission 3 times for MP unlocks) and it was comically Still leagues better than the BF3

 
OrochiLeona

Jeez, still months to

 
Rico the Penguin

I might quantify the covenant item drop rates into values of # of Brooklyn 99 Thus far its looking like the Darkmoon items drop at a rate of to 1 B99 Once all 3 seasons are done Im not sure what to

 
Torchman

Menu setup on super robot wars z3 is much nicer than the first Not even referring to a translation guide due to how much easier it is

 
iam16bit

Saw this trending on Facebook, 30 animators got together and recreated the opening of Super Smash

 
Nathan D

Anyone remember that show MXC?

 
Scrustle

Not having a great time with DS3 Stuck right at the start of Irithyll against enemies who are just too damn Ive resorted to summoning help, but everyone is either just as bad as me, or I get invaded at the same

 
WryGuy

Is it weird that this is the missing link that makes me want to buy Amiibo? For the most part theyre just shelf-items anyway, so this just helps them play the role

 
YoeriB

No reviews until after launch, one way to show confidence in your product This just leads me to believe that not a whole lot of those problems in the beta have been fixed, hope Im

 
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Place your bets on the survival on the robot! Will it sacrifice valiantly for the humans? Will it pull a Riley and not play an important part in the game? Place your bets, everyone!

 
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So I may have to give up my cat because hes become aggressive as of Current Status:

 
Torchman

THE GAME TOOK ROGER SMITH AWAY FROM ME IN THE OPENING FUCKING YOU

 
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Current status:

 
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Never played a MOBA Should I give Paragon a try?

 
LinkSlayer64

MY PATIENCE IS BEING THOROUGHLY TESTED BY IRL

 
Sr Churros

Question time: Im reinstalling Phantasy Star Online 2 later Do you guys want me to make a installation and/or signup guide on cblogs? There is enought interest or necessity for it? Yay or nay?

 
KnickKnackMyWack

Okay so Blizzards customer service system is fucking I tried to sign back into my Battlenet account (havent done so since I bought Starcraft years ago) and Locked out from attempting too many times and cant access chat or Help?

 
WryGuy

So Ive been waiting for YEARS on a regular sized New 3DS after I sold my regular I held out on the Animal Crossing one waiting or a regular release which isnt coming, but apparently if I swap out the face plate its just a plain system? Confirmed?

 
Torchman

IT YES YES YES YES

 
ChrisHannard

Monster Hunter, you lied to us!

 
Sarah Jane Farron

Mighty 9 has a release date now as a backer I just feel its too late for me to Ill give it a go but Im pretty disinterested as Maybe itll surprise me also still dont have a damn platform survey!

 
Amna Umen

Anyone know how I can get my copy of Dark Souls to stop freezing when I start up Open Broadcasting Software and try to record? I want to record some footage for a (I am using DSfix, but that goes without saying)

 
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Distorted Reality (2012) - Originally written for a video game project I was working on back in the A relatively dark piece of music with a neat piano The version for AD Infinitum I has an added organ/vocal part as

 

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