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DK Marvel 75th Giveaway

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DK Marvel 75th Giveaway

If you haven’t heard yet Marvel Comics is celebrating it’s 75th anniversary. DK Publishing has joined in the festivities with the release of the much anticpated Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Cover Art hardback book. It’s certainly a sight to be seen, as it features some of the greatest covers in all of Marvel Comics history. We are also joining in the fun, with the best way to celebrate:  A GIVEAWAY!!!

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Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro Team Up For “Silent Hills”

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Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro Team Up For “Silent Hills”

Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima and filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) have teamed up to produce the next game in Konami’s Silent Hill series. The game will star Norman Reedus, best known for his roles as Murphy McManus in the cult film The Boondock Saints and more recently as Daryl Dixon on the massively successful TV series The Walking Dead.

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Xbox One Announces Unlimited Gaming For $5 A Month

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Following the model set byNetflix and PlayStation Now (debuting for PS4 users tomorrow, July 31), EA and Microsoft are teaming up to offer Xbox players a new subscription service. It’s called the EA Pass. For $5 a month, or $30 a year, the subscription gives players unlimited access to the “Vault,” an enormous selection of games.

Currently the service is only in beta, so the list is limited: Battlefield 4, FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25 and Peggle 2 are among those available and more have been promised soon. The service also offers a 10% discount on EA games, DLC and in-game currency. It provides early access trials to this year’s editions of EA sports games (Madden, FIFA, NHL and the like) and Dragon Age: Inquisition, allowing players to access them five days before their official release date and carry over their progress to the retail version.

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Evo Championship Series 2014 Results

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Evo Championship Series 2014 Results

This past weekend, the annual fighting game tournament Evolution Championship Series, Evo for short, took place at the Westgate Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fighting gamers from all around the world converged on one location to find out who would be crowned as champions at the end of the tournament.

As a fair warning, this post contains the final results for all of the games present at Evo this year, so if you still want to watch the archived footage without being spoiled, avoid this post! For those of you who want to know the results of the finals, continue reading and enjoy the clips of each final match.

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Review: “Dragon Quest VIII” for iOS

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Review: “Dragon Quest VIII” for iOS

Reviewing a Dragon Quest game from an American standpoint is an interesting prospect. The long-running RPG series is a cultural phenomenon in its native Japan. Those in the Japanese gaming industry consider it Japan’s national game, with new Dragon Quest games selling up to four million copies. The series has received live-action ballet adaptations, and its music has been performed annually in concert halls since 1987. There’s even a bar in Tokyo modeled after Liuda’s Bar from the games, where fans can go to swap stories and collect treasure maps.

Why, then, has this series never caught on in the States? Sadly, there were barriers from the start. The first game in the series had to be released under the title Dragon Warrior for copyright reasons, but Nintendo still thought it could rustle up the same excitement as it did in Japan, promoting the game heavily in its magazine Nintendo Power. Dragon Warrior garnered generally good reviews, but sold so poorly — half a million copies, only a third of the number sold in its homeland — that Nintendo had to resort to giving copies away. Nintendo then decided to let U.S. publishing duties fall to Enix, the studio that created the games. The next three games, also released under the Dragon Warrior moniker, sold less copies combined than the original. Following this, Enix opted not to release any of the Super Famicom DQ’s in the States, eventually shutting down its U.S. operations completely.

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Review: Fable Anniversary – Xbox 360

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Review: Fable Anniversary – Xbox 360

We all have those special memories: moments in our lives that really changed our outlook. Sometimes for us gamers, it’s a particular game, and for me it was having my eyes open to Western RPGs.

I had just purchased the gigantic original Xbox and was looking for something other then Halo 2 to play. I was recommended Fable. After just a short time of playing the game I was instantly hooked. I had grown up on Dragon Warrior, but there was something about Fable that really spoke to me.

With Fable among the games receiving HD remastering, I was more then interested in giving it another spin. A long lost friend I would soon have the pleasure of meeting once again. Does the game still hold it’s charm?

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