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Dates for BlizzCon ticket sales announced

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Dates for BlizzCon ticket sales announced

Blizzard announced today when BlizzCon tickets will be going on sale. Regular tickets will be sold on two different days. The first day will be May 21 and the second May 25. The ticket prices have increased to $175 this year. If you are looking to get more out of BlizzCon, on May 28 tickets will be available for a benefits dinner. Tickets are priced at $500 for the opportunity to dine with and meet members from Blizzard. Sale from the dinner are going to help Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Visit the official BlizzCon site for all the details.

 

Villians for The Dark Knight Rises Announced

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Villians for The Dark Knight Rises Announced

Warner Bros has just named the two villains that will face off against Batman in The Dark Knight Rises.

While it’s been known for some time now that Tom Hardy had signed on for the next Batman film, the role in question was still up in the air. Speculation was that he would be playing Dr. Hugo Strange. Thanks to today’s press release we can now confirm he will be portraying Batman’s villain Bane, possibly the most intimidating of Batman’s foes.

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Dawn of War II: Retribution Multiplayer Beta Announced

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Dawn of War II: Retribution Multiplayer Beta Announced

THQ announced today that the beta for Dawn of War II: Retribution will begin January 31.

The beta will be initially open to press and select Dawn of War community members. Starting February 1 the beta will expand to include everyone who has preordered the game on Steam. Finally anyone who has purchased a Dawn of War game through Steam or has registered a Dawn of War II product on their Steam account will automatically receive an invite on February 8. Read On

Call of Duty Black Ops Map Pack Due Feb. 1

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Call of Duty Black Ops Map Pack Due Feb. 1

Treyarch is bringing the first map pack for Call of Duty Black Ops to Xbox 360 on February 1, 2010.

The pack will contain four new multiplayer maps and a zombie map. The map pack  is priced at 1200 MSP ($15).The new maps look to add some nice twists to the multiplayer such as zip-lines, auto turrets, and collapsing bridges.

They have not released any details on when the maps will be available on PS3 or PC. Read On

Dragon Age 2 Preorders Get More Bonuses

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Dragon Age 2 Preorders Get More Bonuses

BioWare announced today that anyone who preorders Dragon Age 2 on Xbox 360 or PC  will receive some more added bonuses. Players who preorder will receive two in-game items, the Fadeshear long sword and the Lion of Orlais shield as well as a new are called The Black Emporium. If you decided to play Dragon Age 2 on PS3 then the items will not be available to you, at least not yet. As with all DLC I am sure at some point these will go on sale for all platforms.

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Dragon Age 2 first DLC revealed

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Dragon Age 2 first DLC revealed

Dragon Age 2 is scheduled to release this March, and more details are starting to surface. The first DLC scheduled to release is called The Exiled Prince. This will include some new quests and a special companion character, Sebastian Vael. Based on the trailer from EA, this DLC will be some kind of revenge quest for Sebastian. The DLC is planned to launch with the game for $7.00 (560MS Points). If you preordered the game before January 11 and recieved the upgrade to the Dragon Age 2 Signature Edition, this DLC will be free for you.

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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn Of War II – Retribution Preorder Deals Announced

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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn Of War II – Retribution Preorder Deals Announced

This year THQ is letting you choose where your allegiance lies with Dawn of War II: Retribution preorders. Once you have decided, you can then choose one of six preorder packs tailored to the race of your choice. Each pack provides unique abilities and wargear for the chosen race. The Ork pack is available exclusively through Steam with the Tyranid pack being exclusive to THQ.com. The remaining four can be purchased at any digital retailer selling the game.

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Humble Indie Bundle extended

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Humble Indie Bundle extended

If you haven’t gotten the Humble Indie Bundle, which packages five great indie games for a price of your choosing, you’ve still got time. The bundle which is has now collected over 1 million dollars over a few days. The money collected is being divided between the EFF and Child’s Play.  As if offering the games at any price, 4 of the games are now being made open sourced. AquariaGishLugaru HD and Penumbra Overture are all in the process of being open sourced and will be made available as soon as they are complete.

Bungie partners with Activision

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Bungie partners with Activision

News has come out this morning that Halo developer Bungie has signed an exclusive 10 year publishing deal with Activision. The deal will give Activision exclusive worldwide publishing rights for all future Bungie games based on it’s new intellectual property. The deal also allows Bungie to stay independent and retain control of it’s new IP. Considering all the negative news lately surrounding Activision and the former Infinity Ward team, this was a much needed announcement. Hopefully Bungie has a better experience with the Activision than IW did.

We chose to partner with Activision on our next IP because of their global reach, multi-platform experience and marketing expertise,” said Bungie president Harold Ryan. “From working together over the past nine months on this agreement, it is clear that Activision supports our commitment to giving our fans the best possible gaming experiences.

Bungie has developed some of the most compelling and successful games, multiplayer experiences and thriving fan communities, and this alliance underscores our long-standing commitment to foster the industry’s best creative talent,” enthused Activision Blizzard COO Thomas Tippl. “Our unprecedented partnership with Bungie will enable us to broaden our pipeline of exciting new games as we continue to strengthen our industry position and pursue long-term growth opportunities.

DLC Review: Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package

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DLC Review: Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package

Activision and Infinity Ward released the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package, a collection of five maps for the Xbox 360, Tuesday March 31. The bundle includes two locations from the previous Modern Warfare (Crash, Overgrown), as well as three new areas to explore (Bailout, Salvage and Storm). While costing 1200 Microsoft Points ($15), downloading it seems like something a Call of Duty fan will do without even thinking about the price.

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