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01/30/2015

Sega Folds on Console Gaming

Posted by Jack Gardner

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Sega has asked around 300 member of both the US and Japanese development staff to accept a voluntary retirement package. The goal of these layoffs is to restructure the company around mobile and online PC gaming. 

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Cook & Becker Adds Dragon Age: Inquisition and Indie Artwork to Its Collection

Posted by Jack Gardner

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The nerd art dealing site Cook & Becker has begun selling prints of the tarot card artwork from Dragon Age: Inquisition and will be opening up a program for smaller studios to distribute prints of their artwork in the near future.

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Joystiq Is No More

Posted by Jack Gardner

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After a rumored closure reported by Re/code rumors began circulating earlier this week, Joystiq has confirmed that AOL will be shutting them down. The site will continue to publish content until next Tuesday.

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Extra Life Podcast Episode 001

Posted by Jeromy (Doc)

Welcome to the brand new Official Extra Life Podcast.  For our first episode we're covering a recap of 2014 as well as a few updates on plans we're laying in for 2015.  This week, join Rick, Mike, Liz and Doc for a 30 minute catch-up.  Pardon the sound quality and lack of sizzle.  We're about to launch 24 guilds and didn't want to wait for all of the shiny stuff before we got this info out to you!

This week, we covered:  

Extra Life United Recap
Some improvements we want to make to your EL Experience
What this podcast could end up being
How to get in touch with us
2015 Guild Launches
... and more!

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01/29/2015

Nintendo Announces Ad Revenue Sharing with YouTube Creators

Posted by Jack Gardner

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The Nintendo Creators Program will officially launch May 27, but until then a beta version of the program will be available. YouTubers who wish to participate will need a Google and Paypal account. 

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01/27/2015

Riot Games Has Put Together The Music of League of Legends Volume One

Posted by Jack Gardner

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The developer of League of Legends has released the first album of official game music consisting of fifteen tracks both new and old. This is a real treat for people who are enamored with the login music or the music videos that Riot Games creates from time to time.  

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Nintendo Power Comic Will Be Republished This May

Posted by Jack Gardner

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Thanks to Viz Media, Legend of Zelda fans will be able to experience this comic from 1993 once again without paying around $120 on Ebay. One could say that Viz has made a real... link to the past. 

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01/26/2015

BioWare Releases Dragon Age: Inquisition's Tavern Songs for Free

Posted by Jack Gardner

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Mike Laidlaw, creative director of the Dragon Age series, took to Twitter today to announce that the songs sung by the tavern bard in Dragon Age: Inquisition will be free to download from now until February 9. 

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Gearbox Reveals First Footage of the Homeworld Remastered Collection

Posted by Jack Gardner

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Over the weekend, Gearbox Software showed the work they've done revamping the beloved strategy RTS titles Homeworld (1999) and Homeworld 2 (2003) at PAX South. They also announced that the collection will release for PC on February 25.

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01/23/2015

Saddeningly, Firewater Cowboy Chase Exists

Posted by Jack Gardner

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Approaching race in video games can be difficult. It's not something that a lot of people enjoy thinking about; and many find comfort in pretending that race isn’t an issue in gaming. However, the reality is that video games have problems when it comes to racial diversity. Actually, let me rephrase that: Video game developers, the people who make the games, have problems when it comes to making their games racially diverse. 

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