El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is Finished!

Monday, January 31, 2011 at 5:00 pm
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El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron may not be the most high-profile game out there, but you'll certainly hear about it after it's released. After all, it's based on The Bible.

Sorta. Kinda. Not really. Regardless, we're pretty sure there will be some degree of notoriety when it comes out.

The game takes place in an alternate Biblical era as told by the Book of Enoch--the story written by Noah's father. The book is considered Biblical apocrypha, meaning that it's not part of the Bible's official canon.

Anyway, back to the game. It has finished development.
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Chime Gets Upgraded and Moved to PlayStation Network

Monday, January 31, 2011 at 4:00 pm
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One year ago, Chime was released by Zoe Mode on Xbox Live Arcade and Steam. It was an enjoyable music-based puzzle game similar to Lumines, and all the game's profits went to charity, 

Now, PlayStation 3 gets its turn to chime in to the charity game (pun intended). Chime Super Deluxe is an updated version of the game, and is set for released later this spring. No cost has been announced so far, but the proceeds go to charity; I'm sure you can let some goodwill bucks go.

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Visceral Designer Gives Dead Space 2 The Minecraft Treatment

Monday, January 31, 2011 at 3:00 pm
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As impressed as we are by nearly every single Minecraft creation we see by fans, it is another experience entirely to see that which is built the skilled hand of a professional developer. And we've got a video here showing you exactly what we mean.

We're talking about some exemplary Minecraft shit here, folks. Visceral Games design engineer, Michael Noonan, has built a trailer for EA's latest horror hit, Dead Space 2. And it is pretty incredible. Polished, cinematic, and most of all, extremely atmospherically accurate. Please hit the jump for this wonderful piece of work.

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Mario Kart Crash, Brought To You By Dorkly

Monday, January 31, 2011 at 2:00 pm
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We all love a good, humorous video game video now and again. And, almost always, funny-site Dorkly can deliver. Today we've got for you a clip involving the real-life (not really) consequences of the Mario Kart drivers' reckless driving techniques, particularly when they collide into one another.

In the past, the only road rage we've experienced in the Mario Kart titles has been on the couch beside us as we spit out a blue shell or take the final corner just a little better than our competitors. But it makes perfect sense that our in-game avatars must feel some sort of anger, being constantly pummeled, prodded, and crashed into. Here's that made digitally-real(er).

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Global Game Jam 2011 Wraps Up

Monday, January 31, 2011 at 1:00 pm
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We're guessing these guys will win it
The Global Game Jam development competition was held over the weekend with teams taking part at 172 sites around the world, representing six continents and 44 countries in a race to develop a fully functioning video or board game in just 48 hours.

 

This year's theme was extinction and, as video games grow in popularity, it's no surprise to see nearly double the number of competitors took part in the competition in comparison to 2009's first event.

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Contest: The Gamer's Closet T-Shirt - Your Winners!

Monday, January 31, 2011 at 11:00 am
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​On Friday, we ran our second contest with apparel company 604 Republic. We had some great entries, and now it's time to announce the winners. But first, let's look at some answers to the question we asked, which was "what gamer costume would you like to have in your closet?"

PMD gets straight to the point:

Purple Monkey Dishwasher said:

I'd choose Samus Arun as I like to cross dress.


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6 Video Games Ads Your Mom Will Also Hate

Monday, January 31, 2011 at 10:00 am
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Are these video game ads dirty?
Despicable. Artless. Clever.

Your mom hates these commercials, too, but they definitely get her talking. Like EA and its recent trash-talking-moms commercial for Dead Space 2, game developers have a solid history of controversial advertisements, featuring scantily-clad women, booze, filthy language and loads of irony. You, the consumer, might hate some, and you might love some - but that's not the point. It's that you remember the content.

Enough ad-speak, though! Hit the jump for vids ranging from Conker's wicked hangover and Marisa Miller's guitar heroics, and don't show mom the last one.
 

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The Angry Birds Head to Rio

Monday, January 31, 2011 at 9:00 am
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They're so angry, even on vacation
It seems there's nothing that can be done to calm down those Angry Birds.

 

They're so pissed off, in fact, they've decided to expand their special brand of slingshot-aided revenge to Rio in a new game that sees the feathered bombers joining forces with the stars of this summer's upcoming film, Rio (Get it?).

 

For more info and a quick video preview, hit that jump.

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Cloud Saves Could be Coming to PlayStation 3

Monday, January 31, 2011 at 8:30 am
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Cloud saves on the PS3
One of the earliest rumored perks of the PlayStation Plus program may actually be coming to a console near you, as rumors have began to circulate about a possible cloud storage inclusion in an upcoming firmware update.

 

What has two thumbs and would have really liked to see this feature about two months ago when their system bricked with no back-up save files? This guuuuuuy.

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The Week in Games: Black Ops Expansion and...

Monday, January 31, 2011 at 8:00 am
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Well, Dead Space 2 burst onto retail shelves last week, and it appears that the competition is too scared to give it any sort of run for its money. Get it? Because it is such a spoooooky game, everyone is too terrified to release any awesome games.

Bah, okay. That was a bit of a swing and a mighty miss. But, the fact of the matter remains that no big games are releasing this week. We've got some expansions for some big games -- Call of Duty Black Ops, Rock Band, and The Sims 3 -- but nothing original to bust your bucks on. That said, if you game, chances are about 99.99% that you own one of those three games, so you'd better come get the details, anyway.

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