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E3: Here are your special E3 2011 Pokedex 3D AR cards

Crap! The media room at E3 is about to close! We've got crap loads of work to do, but before I'm totally buried, I wanted to give you these E3 exclusive Pokedex 3D AR cards. Download your free Pokedex 3D app from the 3DS store, touch the ge...

 
 
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Postmortem explains how the Portal 2 ARG came together

It's a sizable read, but Gamasutra's feature on the Portal 2 alternate-reality game is worthy of your attention. Written by Rob Jagnow from Lazy 8 Studios (Cogs), it reveals the story of how Valve got a bunch of indie developers together to...

 
 
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Valve Complete Pack given to golden potato owners

As some of you will surely know, Valve's alternate-reality game for Portal 2 ended with the game unlocking on Steam last night. Without getting into too much detail, there were a lot of people who felt entitled and ended up getting their fe...

 
 
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Japanese Club Nintendo gets huge AR card for 3DS

Club Nintendo in Japan has been updated with a new reward for cashing in those Nintendo products: a giant alternate-reality card for 3DS. It's 73 x 46 cm, which is a heck of a lot bigger than the cards packed in with the system. One side ou...

 
 
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Tons of Portal 2 concept art from Valve's ARG

Valve's Potato Fool's Day alternate-reality game (ARG) has taken off since we last mentioned it here. There's a history of the findings right here, which you should check out. As always, it's impressive to see all of the pieces come togethe...

 
 
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Watch Jane McGonigal on Colbert Report

Game designer and researcher Jane McGonigal appeared on The Colbert Report tonight to promote her new book, Reality is Broken. In the interview, McGonigal discusses some of the potential for games when it comes to improving our lives ...

 
 
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What's this mystery package all about? Let's find out!

A small, unmarked package arrived at the offices of Destructoid East today. Inside was a small USB stick, which contained a text document and an audio file. The text document contained this text: CryptographyIsotopePhilanthropyHydrogenEmb...

 
 
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The fun continues with the I.O.O.P.

Last weekend we brought to your attention to the International Order of the Pawns, a group who has been getting in touch with some fans of BioShock 2 and sending them cryptic messages. Last week it was simply business cards, but this week D...

 
 
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BioShock's International Order of the Pawns sends cards

It appears that the BioShock 2 marketing team is beginning to ramp it up a bit more as they've sent out cards to a select few that proclaim the recipients as members of the International Order of the Pawns. As Beatboxtaun explains the card ...

 
 
 
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Who needs drugs when you have videogames?

We recently told you how videogames are being used to cure migrane headaches, and now it looks like a similar approach is being taken to chronic pain.It seems that virtual reality can offer as much relief as pain meds, and a Simon Fraser Un...

 
 
 
 
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Captain Obvious: Second Life is overhyped

Ah, Second Life. Where else can one find mediocre recreations of real life landmarks, relive Midgar complete with fervent cosplayers, and make an attempt to titrape a unicorn? There's simply nothing like it. Perhaps that's why everyone with...

 
 
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Sony interview: "We are still winners!" *tear*

This video with SCEA president Jack Tretton pretty much encompasses everything that is wrong with Sony this generation. It's like everyone knows the PS3 bombed, and they simply won't admit that things could have gone a little better...

 
 
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Games time forgot: Evidence, The Last Ritual

This week's forgotten game is admittedly a very recent one -- it's less than a year old, in fact -- but it's nonetheless a fair bet that you haven't played it, and most likely wouldn't without a bit of prodding. The reas...

 
 
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A look at the new Halo ARG Iris; I Love Bees it ain't

News has been popping up all over the place about a new Alternate Reality Game surrounding Halo 3. I was really excited to hear this. I was a huge fan of the I Love Bees saga (I even made a pilgrimage to answer one of the pay phones) so it...

 
 




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