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12/19/2014

Check Out the Happy Pac-Man Statue Erected in Madrid

Posted by Jack Gardner

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A two meter high statue of Bandai Namco's mascot was unveiled today on the campus of Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid, Spain. The Japanese ambassador, Mr. Kazuhiko Koshikawa, to Spain was on hand, along with representatives of Bandai Namco, to reveal the statue to the public.

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12/18/2014

The 2014 Steam Holiday Sale Begins Spreading Cheer Today

Posted by Jack Gardner

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The Steam Holiday Sale is upon us, which means it is time to celebrate with wacky memes! 

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Mojang and Telltale Games Collaborating on Minecraft: Story Mode

Posted by Jack Gardner

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In the years since Minecraft's release, one of the communities most requested features has been some sort of narrative. Mojang struggled internally on how to best deliver on a story set in the world of Minecraft. Today, they announced that they are working with Telltale Games for a 2015 release of their five episode Story Mode series.

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12/17/2014

Review: Tales from the Borderlands Episode One – Zer0 Sum

Posted by Jack Gardner

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I was sorely tempted to just write, “It is a Telltale game,” for this review, because I think that over the last three years or so people have come to understand a lot about what that means in terms of gameplay, graphics, and overarching game design. However, I think that you all probably expect a bit more effort from me than that, so hopefully as we go through this spoiler-free review we can better our understanding of Telltale Games and their body of work.

Tales from the Borderlands Episode One was reviewed on PC. 

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12/16/2014

Riot Games Begins Its Annual Snowdown Event, Adorableness Ensues

Posted by Jack Gardner

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Starting today, rascally poros take over League of Legends' Howling Abyss map for the next couple of weeks allowing players to enjoy The Legend of the Poro King game mode. 

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12/15/2014

Hearthstone Releases on Android Tablets

Posted by Jack Gardner

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Blizzard's free-to-play card game finally makes its way to Android tablets (but only in certain countries), the iPhone and Android phone versions are still on the way early next year.

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New Details on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's Second Playable Character, Ciri

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Ciri, a woman burdened under the weight of ancient blood and prophecy, joins Geralt as a playable character in The Witcher 3. 

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12/11/2014

Review: Dragon Age: Inquisition

Posted by Jack Gardner

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I’ll be more upfront than usual; Dragon Age: Inquisition is a fantastic game. The staggeringly large scope, excellent score, eye-popping visuals, and engaging gameplay, BioWare executed everything almost flawlessly. I’d recommend it to almost anyone, even people who aren’t typically drawn toward RPGs. Inquisition has issues, certainly, but none that would prevent me from endorsing it. If you are just looking for my recommendation, there you have it. If, on the other hand, you’re interested in a deeper dive into Inquisition, taking a look at the seemingly minor issues that keep Inquisition from rising into the stuff of video game legend, read on.

Dragon Age: Inquisition was reviewed on PC. 

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12/09/2014

James McVinnie's Team Fortress 2 Short Film Is Pretty Fantastic

Posted by Jack Gardner

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End of the Line, an animated short created in Source Filmmaker, tells the age old tale of Red vs. Blue, but this time there's a train full of death. It is really well done and it deserves the praise it has been getting from the internet since yesterday. In fact, Valve has officially recognized the fan film and released a Team Fortress 2 update along side its release. The update includes several End of the Line in-game items and animations.

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12/08/2014

New Godzilla Title Slated for 2015

Posted by Jack Gardner

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Bandai Namco has announced that a new Godzilla game will be rampaging to PS3 and PS4 next year. The new game starring the terror of Tokyo will include appearances by many of Godzilla's familiar enemies, like King Ghidorah, Mothra, and Mechagodzilla.

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