Buy One UFC Game at Best Buy, Get Another One For Free

Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 8:00 am
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Kick. Punch. It's all in the mind.
So there you are in your living room, down to nothing but your undies, learning all the basic moves of general ass-kickery thanks to UFC Personal Trainer.

 

Suddenly it occurs to you that it would be super sweet if there was some way to actually pull off these moves in video game form. Then you hear Best Buy is giving away a free copy of UFC Undisputed 2010 with every copy of UFC Personal Trainer for the Xbox 360.

 

You realize this news is useless to you as, in this scenario, you already own a copy of UFC Personal Trainer. Sorry about that.

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Backbreaker: Vengeance Released Today, Fun Football Collisions Included

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 6:00 pm
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It's not common that a game's back-of-the-box feature is the engine it's built upon, but Backbreaker isn't a common game.

The game is built by the creators of the Euphoria engine to show how fun things can be done with it. Euphoria is what creates the spontaneous collisions and movements from objects and enemies in the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed series. Backbreaker: Vengeance, however, takes the thrill of vaulting the Empire's soldiers onto the one place more violent and visceral: the football field. 

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Sweatshop Showing Players The Low Ethics of High Fashion

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 5:00 pm
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Most people like wearing clothes. Some people like wearing expensive, fancy clothes, and that's totally fine. But sometimes people want to remind others the unfortunate cases where these clothes come from. That's where video games come in.

Sweatshop is a game created by Channel 4 Education. It's a tower defense-style game that shows players how clothes are made offshore for high-end UK fashion stores.

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Redbox Games Site Makes Finding Titles Easy

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 4:00 pm
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It's not even a box!
Some of you may have heard that Redbox kiosks are now offering video games. Along with DVDs, you can now pick up some of the latest (and not-so-latest) titles for just a couple bucks a night.

 

What you may not have known, though, is that there's a super easy way to find out exactly what games are currently being offered in the physical boxes.

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Katamari Damacy + Minecraft = Kataminey Damacraft

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 3:00 pm
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I'd say thrice per fortnight we post a delectable Minecraft mash-up. Last week, or thereabouts, we posted the Legend of Zelda Minecraft game, which got a pretty handsome response from fans out there. And now we've got another one for you.

This one is among the wonkiest we've ever seen. But, Minecraft is an amazing and kind of wonky game, and Katamari Damacy takes wonky to its threshold. It is called (if you happened to miss the title of this post) Kataminey Damacraft. And it is one hell of a mod.

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Weigh In, Divisionaries - Battlefield 3 Or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3?

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 2:00 pm
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As I was drafting my post about the Games Critics Awards, I noticed something. Battlefield 3 is destroying Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. It was nominated for more accolades by critics, and won out head-to-head in both categories they shared. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 seemed to be added to the pack almost obligatorily.

The lines for Battlefield 3's multiplayer had waits as long as seven hours at E3 2011 (thank God I had a VIP badge and only waited 4 minutes), and that dinosaur/tank gameplay demo was the talk of the town. Everyone discussed it with everyone else at every conversation everywhere. Call of Duty: Elite had a huge line, but most of the demo was being shown on a great big screen atop Activision's huge, and totally empty booth. Not empty of people, empty of stations, reps, booth babes, live demos, tables, chairs... anything. But, the internet still seems pretty split on this admittedly divisive topic. Who is seducing you? Or are they both? Or will you be gearing up for Cave Story 3DS and Skyrim while the rest of the gaming world is clawing at each other?

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Deadly Premonition Creeps onto Xbox Games on Demand

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 1:00 pm
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Next up- Deadly Premonition II: Deadlier Premonition
In case Joystick Division's James Hawkins hasn't gushed over the game quite enough yet, apparently this Xbox 360 title, Deadly Premonition, is kind of a big deal.

 

It can be tricky to track down a physical copy in some areas, though, which is why the uninitiated will be happy to know the title will be available via Xbox Live Games on Demand in the very near future...For Europe, anyway. No digital release date has been announced for the U.S., but we gotta figure it's coming, right?

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The Most Addictive New Game Isn't Really A Game

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 12:00 pm
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​It's closing in on two AM on a work night. In a few hours I have to wake up and shower and try to pass as a responsible adult again. Right now though I'm playing records for a few dozen friends and strangers, trying to keep their heads bobbing and the compliments flowing my way. Maybe I've had a little too much to drink, but it's hard not to when you're DJ'ing and the drinks are free.

Of course these drinks are only free right now because I'm in my own house and I paid for that bottle of bourbon days ago. Those heads belong to cutesy avatars that range from twee little children to even more twee little animals and superheroes. The praise comes when other visitors to this website become my "fan" or click the "awesome" button when I'm playing a song.  Yeah, this is turntable.fm, and although it maybe doesn't look like a game, it's actually the most addictive game I've played in months.

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Video Games In Real Life

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 11:00 am
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Get Real
​Over at Boredpanda.com
, some mad geniuses put together images of video game characters in real life, and because we're into that sort of thing, we definitely had to share them with you.

We've got all of the images for you below, which I will present without comment. If you need to be told what games these images are based on... well then, I have to question how much time you actually spend with games.

Check 'em all out below.

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Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Rolls Out - Review

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 10:00 am
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More or less than meets the eye?
By Andrew Mellick

Video games based on movies have been a marriage made in hell ever since E.T. graced the Atari 2600.  But in recent years the genre has had a comeback of sorts as game developers and movie producers have worked together to create more than just extra licensing cash grabs.  Enter Transformers: Dark of the Moon.  Previous iterations of the franchise haven't proven successful in the video game world until High Moon's last game, War for Cybertron.  So anticipation runs high for the robots in disguise to bring their particular brand of "car"nage (see what I did there?) full force.  Video games, robots, fast cars and explosions; how could it not work?!


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