9 Aug 2011
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Steam Trading Beta Lets You Swap Hats For Games

So you play Team Fortress 2. And you have hats. Lots, and lots, of hats. What happens when you have extra hats? You’re an avid Steam-er. You’ve bought bundle after bundle and have “extra” giftable copies of games. What do you do with them? Now you have an option! Steam Trading Beta allows for players
2 Aug 2011
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“Always Online” Connectivity Required To Play Diablo III

Good ol’ Rob Pardo over at Blizzard has great news for us about the upcoming Diablo III. See, in order to enhance the game with a “wealth of improvements”, the game will lack true offline play. While “offline” single player will exist, it will still require you to connect to Battle.net before you can access it,
22 Jul 2011
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Battlefield 3: Alpha Footage Leaked On Youtube

It appears that a youtube user has leaked alpha gameplay of the upcoming Battlefield 3. It certainly does surpass my expectations, but keep in mind, I don’t normally play FPS games. Still, it’s worth a look, even if it does somewhat smell of publicity stunt. I can not imagine how these videos have not been
22 Jul 2011
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We Need More Of This: Retro TF2

Team Fortress 2 as a side-scrolling, beat-em-up arcade game. Yes, it looks awesome. And yes, it’s authentic. The title will be available for free on Steam (of course) by the end of the summer, or at least that’s the goal. It certainly has the feel of Double Dragon mixed with TMNT/X-Men style arcade classics. Great
22 Jul 2011
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AMD: “Xbox 720 Graphics Will Look Like Avatar”

It’s a ballsy announcement, but AMD claims that the new Xbox will be capable of reproducing graphics seen in movies such as James Cameron’s Avatar. As of right now, not even PC’s are quite there yet. Of course, AMD is known for making ridiculous statements just to hype their products, and if they are indeed
9 Jul 2011
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Follow-Up Kliskpinion: What If It Isn’t A Kingdom Hearts MMO?

The main thing that makes a KH MMO a difficult sell is the fact that, well, let me sum it up: Disney. They’re not going to particularly want their characters on an ever evolving online world where their franchise(s) could, arguably, be slandered and graffiti’d by online hooligans. The ‘Disney Factor’ cannot be forgotten, and
1 Jul 2011
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Steam Summer Sale! It’s That Time Of The Year

It’s live! Once again it is time for you to wake up every morning in glee, wondering what hand-me-down games Steam will be providing up for sale at practically pennies on the dollar on your credit card! In other words, dirt cheap. So far I have picked up Bit.Trip Runner, but alas totally slept on
21 Jun 2011
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Pinkie Pie Vs. Derpy Hooves… Fight!

Or at least we can only hope! Little is known about the mod at the moment, but it looks promising. It is currently going as “MLP: Fighting is Magic“, a working title which will likely stick. The mod/dev team, dubbing themselves “Team Mane6” have a rather brief FAQ, and if they deliver what they promise
21 Jun 2011
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Magicka PvP Mode: Sometimes Wizards Don’t Get Along

If you’ve bought a copy of Magicka in the past it’s time to get your free update! Launched today, Magicka PvP mode lets up to four wizards beat the crap out of each other either locally or through the magical powers of the internet. The PvP mode comes with three game modes: Death match, Brawl,
21 Jun 2011
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WAKFU Coming To Anime Expo!

Square Enix is bringing WAKFU to this year’s Anime Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center! An episode of the anime series will be premiered and there will be lots of door prizes handed out to attendees. If you’re going to be in the area mark your calender for July 1st at 5:30PM. They’ll be
21 Jun 2011
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Über Update Coming To Team Fortress 2

This Thursday, Team Fortress 2 will be getting hit with its biggest update ever- The Über Update. The update is sure to play host to a number of surprises one of which will be the release of a brand new “Meet the…” video! Valve has left a few hints up on the Team Fortress website
20 Jun 2011
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Phasing Out PlayOnline

What started out as an idea to bring media, gaming and social tools into one platform has since turned into something that Square Enix doesn’t want to have to deal with anymore. PlayOnline and its PlayOnline Viewer launched alongside Final Fantasy XI over nine years ago and the service had a lot of promise behind
19 Jun 2011
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Spiral Knights, Sega’s F2P MMO, Now Available On Steam

Much like Champions Online, Sega is taking advantage of Steam’s MMO support by allowing their 2009 free-to-play title Spiral Knights available on the popular Valve service. As a huge perk, you can use your Steam account to play – No registering with Spiral Knights itself required. I haven’t had a huge chance to play the
18 Jun 2011
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FOX Announces Family Guy Online! …Wait What?

A website has sprung up for Family Guy Online. Yes, really. Not much is known right now but from what we can gather on the site it appears that it will be a browser based game and it will have both Cash and Clams as currencies. If you register right now, you have a good
14 Jun 2011
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Star Trek (2012): Pre-Alpha Gameplay Demo

Hidden away between the massive 346,890 square foot South Hall and the colossal 210,685 square foot West Hall, is the rather modest and little known 26,342 square foot Concourse Hall.  While accessible to anyone, the Concourse Hall is filled with rather ordinary looking cubicles, and, from the outside, is the antithesis of the loud, flashy
11 Jun 2011
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Hands On With Gotham City Imposters

Gotham City Imposters is far from what anybody would think of when they here the words “Batman Videogame”. The game, developed by Monolith Productions is a team based first person shooter set in the Batman universe. There are two groups going at each other, the Bats and the Jokerz. Playing as either side, players will
11 Jun 2011
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Hands On With TERA

The MMO market is more saturated than it ever has been before.  It is an extremely competitive genre.  Many try and many fail.  We were lucky enough to demo a new title for the North American audience that has the potential to make it.  TERA is trying a different angle than the traditional MMOs.  En
8 Jun 2011
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Hitman: Absolution – Bongs, Pigeons and Donuts

Gamer Escape was invited to see a pre-alpha build demo of Hitman: Absolution today at E3 – and after regaining our composure all we can say is “wow!”  Well – maybe we can say a bit more.  Agent 47 is of course back for this fifth installment in the Hitman series, set for release in
30 May 2011
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COD Elite: Form Your Own Peanut Allergy Group

This fall, Activision Blizzard will launch Call of Duty Elite, a monthly subscription based service that’s like “if sports and social networking had a baby and then gave that baby a flamethrower”. The service will provide special content such as map packs that won’t be available with the game discs or as purchasable DLC at
19 Apr 2011
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The FINAL FANTASY XI roadmap for the next 12 months

The roadmap that has been mentioned to us for the past several weeks on the forums has finally arrived! With no expansion or add-on in sight, the Final Fantasy XI Development team is working on introducing new content to older areas, starting with the new Voidwatch system. May will also see the addition of new