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Telltale teases new Sam & Max episode with art, details

Thanks to episodic gaming, we rarely have to wait for a sequel. Such is the case with Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse. The series is slated to pick up again "in just a few short weeks" with the release of the second episode: the "Tomb ...   read

 
 
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Things on Wheels, Rocket Knight hit XBLA this week

Without Major Nelson's gentle guidance we would still be in the dark, slaughtering each other like rabid animals in teeny-tiny cages. Also, we probably wouldn't know what was hitting every week over Xbox LIVE Arcade. The Nelson is so many t...   read

 
 
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Natsume talks Harvest Moon, FarmVille, and learning

We've always thought about social game sensation FarmVille as a much simpler version of Harvest Moon. But it's a simpler version that has eclipsed the more complex series in following. Or, at least, creator Natsume doesn't brag about 80-som...   read

 
 
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Blur devs aren't ruling out a handheld release

Blur developers Bizarre Creations aren't ruling out a possible handheld release of their racing game. In a recent interview with VG247, lead designer Gareth Wilson kept the possibility of such a thing open. But he also made it clear that Bi...   read

 
 
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Epic Mickey hitting bookstands, too

It looks like Epic Mickey will appear on more than just the Wii. Don't get too excited here -- we're talking books. NeoGAF (via Kotaku) recently discovered two different Amazon listings for books that seemingly tie into the upcoming game's ...   read

 
 
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New level and fixes comes to Trine PC

The Trine patch announced by creator Frozenbyte is now live for the PC version of the physics-based puzzler. Upon updating, players will get the chance to check out a brand new mission and, overall, play around in a game that is slightly l...   read

 
 
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Infinity Ward is working on its 'next big project'

More than a few of us media folk have been wearing our Michael Pachter "Super Martian Prediction Hats" ($12.99) and saying that Infinity Ward will be gutted as a result of its recent losses of top-tier staff. In light of what we've learned ...   read

 
 
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Infinity Ward to release second MW2 map pack this year

Despite what we see as internal trouble, Infinity Ward is set to release a second map pack for their shooter Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 in the later half of this year. During the recent Activision financial call, Activision executive Th...   read

 
 
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Comic the Jumper: the second art style revealed

Continuing its stream of reveals, The Maw creator Twisted Pixel is now showing off the inspiration behind the second (of five) different comic book styles set to be in the game -- and boy does it get our Greatsword hands all sweaty.If you p...   read

 
 
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Halo: Reach beta to open to Silver members on May 14th

No Gold sub, no problem. This is the mantra Microsoft will have for about three days as the publisher is set to open up the Halo: Reach beta to Xbox LIVE Silver members. Starting on May 14 and stretching until May 17, all owners of Halo: OD...   read

 
 
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Bejeweled 2 coming to WiiWare

Betting men who are allowed to still bet if Bejeweled 2 is coming to the Wii should go ahead and exploit the poor dude taking the bets. Earlier yesterday, GamerBytes.com spotted a German USK Ratings board summary that all but officially con...   read

 
 
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Steam Digital Deluxe Edition of Civilization 5 announced

2K Games and Valve have inked an "agreement" to put out a special Steam deluxe edition of the no-troop-stacking Civilization title, Sid Meier's Civilization V. According to a fresh out of the oven press release, the Digital Deluxe Edition o...   read

 
 
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Champions Online devs to reveal new MMO this summer

Not losing steam after the Champions Online Xbox 360 cancellation, Cryptic Studios has plans to reveals its third MMO soon -- as in, this summer soon. "I can't speak to the specifics of what we're doing," Cryptic's Bill Roper told MMORPG.co...   read

 
 
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Two Capcom-published games hit the App Store

Publisher Capcom has two fresh games available on the App Store for the iPhone and iPod Touch: Dark Void Zero and Hatchlings.In a recent press release, Capcom celebrated the fact that both titles are using Aurora Feint's OpenFeint tech, whi...   read

 
 
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Telltale offers up spectacular Monkey Island bundle

For this week only, developer Telltale Games is offering the full season of its Tales of Monkey Island series and Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition for 20 bucks.Why both games -- the latter developed internally by LucasArts courtesy ...   read

 
 
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The Force Unleashed II set for an October 26th release

The follow-up to The Force Unleashed, LucasArts' The Force Unleashed II, will be released on October 26th, 2010.In a recent official Facebook page update, the creator of the series delivered the release date directly to some of its stronges...   read

 
 
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Dragon Age: Origins mystery DLC dated and priced

A new piece of downloadable content for BioWare's fantasy action RPG Dragon Age: Origins, dubbed "Darkspawn Chronicles," is slated for release on May 18th at 400 Microsoft Points.This is according to Microsoft's latest Xbox LIVE Newsbeat, w...   read

 
 
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Blaz Blue Continuum Shift: Yep, there's a stick for that

Mad Catz is continuing with its agenda to put out a stick for every fighting game under the sun. Earlier this month we got our hands on sexier, slimmer Super Street Fighter 4 sticks. In June, we'll be able to get down with some very special...   read

 
 
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Just Cause 2's Air Propulsion Gun is f'ing metal

Forget about Just Cause 2? This trailer might open your eyes to it again. Avalanche has been releasing DLC packs for the game that add in a variety of insane gadgets and vehicles, all of which are shown in context in the above. The big foc...   read

 
 
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'Bleed out' in L4D2 this weekend with Valve

On top of busting out the new "talking" Boomer plush toy, the Left 4 Dead 2 blog team also announced this week's Mutation: Bleed Out. According to the post, this mode essentially turns the survivors into milk jug with tiny holes in the bott...   read

 
 
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Puzzle Quest 2 training app hits Facebook

A game that will likely never deny a platform, Puzzle Quest 2, is making its quasi-debut on Facebook as a social game. The app, which is in open beta, is called Mage Trainer. And just like it sounds, the intent of the game is to teach playe...   read

 
 
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Here's your Japanese SSFIV costume DLC schedule

Capcom apparently lifted the DLC release date curtain for Japanese owners of Super Street Fighter 4 interested in costume packs. Eventhubs has obtained a fairly complete release date schedule for this version of the fighter, and like them, ...   read

 
 
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Bethesda announces its new digs in Germany and France

Bethesda Softworks has announced that it has expanded its "global operations" this afternoon. The studio responsible for Oblivion, Fallout 3, and is rumored to be working on an Elder Scrolls MMO, has opened offices in two European cities: F...   read

 
 
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New maps hit Command & Conquer 4

EA's Command & Conquer 4 now offers just a tad more content. The crew behind the new-fangled RTS recently busted out Patch 1.03, adding three new 5v5-ready multiplayer maps on top of several bug fixes. Those curious about the maps need ...   read

 
 
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Zeno Clash: Ultimate Edition hits XBLA on May 5th

Atlus Inc was able to nail down a release date for the XBLA launch of Zeno Clash, the visually inspired (and spectacularly odd) first-person brawler. The publisher announced this afternoon that the game would hit the service on May 5th, jus...   read

 
 
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