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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Report: Civilization Network beta coming in June

The difficulty with those hollow boxes littering the cubicles at your workplace is there isn't sufficiency juice, sufficiency substance, within to actually separate some category of program right of Excel, Outlook or--when you're rattling bored--MS Paint. So if you're at impact and don't rattling see same working, you're unnatural to either spot the web for clog or check a elegant screensaver. Then, there was hope: Civilization Network for Facebook.

However, it looks same Civilization Network is ease a structure off. Variety reports that the beta for the newborn Facebook mettlesome won't actually move up until around June. This will likely become as a bounteous let-down to fans, as the initial declaration backwards in October mentioned a catch for beta testers would be current "soon." We surmisal "soon" effectuation "maybe in a few months or something."


Monday, February 1, 2010

The Best of Big Download: January 25 - 31

January 2010 ended with the promulgation of digit of the prizewinning games of the assemblage in Mass Effect 2. At small -- we assume it's digit of the prizewinning games of the year. If they intend such better than this, we're feat to be in good shape. However, PC gamers hit even more goodness in accumulation for February. Before we start a newborn period let's countenance backwards at the events of the last heptad life in January.

Exclusive Features
  • Independent Games Festival 2010: We countenance at all of the nominees entered into the period occasion of indie games. Check discover conception one, conception two, conception three, conception four and conception fivesome of the series.
  • Interviews: We chitchat with the co-founder of CD Project on and more and with Gas Powered Games' Chris President on Supreme Commander 2.
  • Opinion: Apple's iPad - danger or support to PC gaming? - We provide our instrument on if the newborn Apple figure module change PC gaming.
  • Boot Disk: Our retrospective games feature checks discover the example Tropico.
  • Freeware Friday: Our weekly feature on liberated PC games checks discover the rogue-like Tiny Crawl.
  • Batttlefield Bad Company 2 Multiplayer Chenopodiaceae Client: If you hit an invite, download the full computer to the prototypal mortal expert beta from Digital Illusions.
  • Operation Flashpoint Dragon Rising Patch and Overwatch DLC: Codemasters' stylish connector for the prototypal mortal expert adds newborn missions and noesis to the game.
  • Divinity 2 1.03 patch: This connector updates the past RPG from Larian Studios.
  • James Cameron's Avatar The Game 1.02 patch: Update your movie-based action mettlesome with this stylish connector from Ubisoft.
  • Assassins's Creed 2 PC gets March 16 promulgation date; system glasses revealed
  • New Medal of Honor mettlesome to mix Unreal Engine 3 with DICE's Frostbite Engine
  • Ubisoft to bond in future PC games to online accounts
  • Ultima concern gets newborn Lords of Ultima browser-based strategy game
  • Cities XL to closed down MMO features; Cities XL 2011 announced
  • Red 5 Studios confirms "restructuring"
  • to add Activision and former Vivendi Games titles to library
  • Grand Theft Auto IV expansions eventually due for PC on March 30
  • Valve: Steam 2009 mettlesome organisation sales went up 205 percent
  • The Peregrine PC recreation glove suspended until March 2010


Sunday, January 31, 2010

Vinyl Fantasy 7 is the freshest thing you'll hear today

We love Nobuo Uematsu's impact on the singable part for the Final Fantasy franchise, but we ofttimes find ourselves desire those games' scores were infused with a contact of Jay-Z. Maybe a reddened smattering of Outkast. The faintest hint of Ghostface Killah.

The mixologists from Team Teamwork (creators of the similarly-spliced Ocarina of Rhyme album) hit erst again worked their illusion on a artist recording mettlesome soundtrack. This instance around, it's the reason from Final Fantasy VII, which has been mashed unitedly with tracks from over a dozen hip-hop artists, as well as blackamoor Waits, which is meet weird. You can clear some you want to download the cleverly-titled Vinyl Fantasy 7 -- though we're sporting you'll belike settle on set dollars.

[Thanks, Mike!]


Weekly Webcomic Wrapup is thinking of the iPossibilities

There hasn't been a aggregation of love from the customary internet channels for Apple's recently-announced iPad -- but we're actually pretty intrigued by digit of the device's less-advertised strengths: It'd be great for datum webcomics. They'd look magnificent on that big, shiny screen, which auto-orients itself to cater to vertical and horizontal strips. Also, if you intend status after datum a rattling intense webcomic, a soothing round of Super Monkey Ball is meet a some screen-touches away.

Below are our heptad selection gaming-centric webcomics from this past week. Check them every out, and vote for your selection after the jump. If there are some celebrity strips we haw hit missed out, modify a link in the comments section!

The 214th Amendment Is About Hedgehogs (Dipswitch)
Here's Your Reality Program (Penny Arcade)
'Hoy, Small playwright (Brawl in the Family)
Go Fish (2P Start)
First Contact (PvP)
The CoffeeShock (The Legendary Boys of Floyd)
Love in the Age of Dragons (Shyeah)

Weekly Webcomic Wrapup: Jan 30, 2010

The 214th Amendment Is About Hedgehogs (Dipswitch)Here's Your Reality Program (Penny Arcade)'Hoy, Small playwright (Brawl in the Family)Go Fish (2P Start)First Contact (PvP)The CoffeeShock (The Legendary Boys of Floyd)Love in the Age of Dragons (Shyeah)Vote


Saturday, January 30, 2010

Dragon Age: Origins 'Awakening' DLC has a giant blue dragon

Alright, alright, you category of already knew most the giant chromatic agamid in the upcoming Dragon Age: Origins 'Awakening' expansion pack, but you hadn't seen her (yes, her) in all her rage-filled majesty, scaring the poop out of those venturing into Blackmarsh. Between her and Skeletor, we're getting pretty psyched for March's DA:O content infusion. Sure, there's that another BioWare RPG that we're obsessively activity for now, but how daylong module that terminal before we see the propose to venture back into the vision realm? We're guessing most digit months. And hey, if null else, it'll give us something to speech most at PAX East during the Joystiq / Blueberry Muffintops Breakfast.

Gallery: Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening (Retail Expansion)


Your obligatory violent gameplay video of the day is Dante's Inferno

There is no insufficiency of button-mashing state titles reaching in 2010, and Dante's Inferno is correct around the corner. Promising buckets of blood, brooding and boobs, the aggroup at Visceral Games hope to capture the covering fans of both literary masterpieces and punching monsters in the face. It's like an manifest Venn draw of awesome. Well, until someone eventually turns Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret into a due bill game.