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03/27/2015

Play the First Level of Super Mario 64 HD in Your Browser

Posted by Jack Gardner

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Spotted earlier today by The Verge, computer science student Erik Roystan Ross released the first level of Super Mario World 64 redone in the new Unity Engine. You can actually play it for free here

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03/26/2015

Fan Mod Half-Life 2: Update Releases Tomorrow

Posted by Jack Gardner

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No, it isn't an official update to Half-Life 2, but Filip Victor's community developed mod does dramatically improve the lighting effects and fix countless bugs. Expect to see new particles, redone shadows, and fog effects.

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03/25/2015

Review: Tales from the Borderlands Episode Two - Atlas Mugged

Posted by Jack Gardner

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Tales from the Borderlands Episode One – Zer0 Sum did a lot of heavy lifting when it came to establishing characters. By the time we saw the credits roll, we knew what our protagonists’ goals were, some of their personality quirks, and understood the insanity of the planet Pandora. Episode Two fleshes out the supporting cast and allows them all to bounce off of each other, interacting in fun and unexpected ways.

Tales from the Borderlands Episode Two - Atlas Mugged was reviewed on PC.

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03/24/2015

Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC Jaws of Hakkon Released Today for PC and Xbox One

Posted by Jack Gardner

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In addition to the trailer that came out today as per BioWare's tease, the developer has also released the DLC itself! 

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03/23/2015

Halo 5: Guardians Teaser Site Releasing Weekly Audio Series

Posted by Jack Gardner

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 Fictional journalist Benjamin Giraud has set out on a journey to discover the truth behind Spartan-117. However, as Giraud says, "the truth isn't always that clean." 

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Dragon Age: Inquisition's First DLC Expansion, Jaws of Hakkon, Announced

Posted by Jack Gardner

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While details are currently scarce, BioWare tweeted confirmation today that the new DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition will be titled Jaws of Hakkon. More information will be available tomorrow when the trailer for Hakkon is released. 

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The Launch Trailer for Sci-Fi RTS Etherium Hit Two Days Early

Posted by Jack Gardner

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Though the sweeping real-time strategy title Etherium isn't hitting PC until March 25, the launch trailer slipped out a bit before then. 

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Telltale Games's Game of Thrones Episode Three Releases Tomorrow

Posted by Jack Gardner

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Telltale has released a number of screenshots as well as a teaser trailer for Episode Three, titled The Sword in the Darkness. 

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New Mobile Game 'Doctor Bop' Helps Real Kids in Real Hospitals!

Posted by Mike

Two years ago, Bryan Koszuro, an artist in the gaming industry set out with a goal of making games that help people in need.  It wasn’t too long after that, that he reached out to us here at Team Extra Life with the idea of a rhythm based game called Doctor Bop!

“Games are cool, charities are cool, so I made a game that helps charities!” – Bryan K.

Doctor Bop offers a unique gameplay experience that puts you in the doctor’s shoes and challenges you to keep with the beat in order to perform successful ‘boperations’ and heal your patients. With 45 levels that feature hand-picked music from indie musicians on Soundcloud, you wont be able to get the game (or its beats) out of your head.      

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What's even better is that 50% of the in-app purchases and ad revenue are being donated to Extra Life. Download the game and check it out - something tells us you'll be hooked!

You can download the game here: iOS | Android

Want to chat about the game with other Extra Lifers? Make sure to join the discussion in the mobile gaming section on the official Extra Life community forums.

03/17/2015

Nintendo's Next Gaming System Is In Development

Posted by Jack Gardner

 

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During the announcement of Nintendo's entry into the mobile game market, Satoru Iwata, Nintendo's president, confirmed that the next Nintendo console is currently being developed. 

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