Final ‘Defiance’ Beta Event Dates for PC and Consoles Announced

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Defiance™, the highly anticipated online open-world shooter from Trion Worlds, will enter its third and final PC beta phase on March 22, starting at 4pm CET, and ending on March 25 at 5am CET. For the first time, on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, console gamers will get the chance to experience a taste of the massive co-op boss battles and fierce multiplayer gameplay that takes place across this evolving sci-fi universe. Specific details for the beta phase on each platform will be included in official invitations that are scheduled for distribution next week.

Participants in Advanced Mission Beta 3 will get to play as Ark Hunters. Genetically enhanced with unique abilities and armed to the hilt with a variety of unique alien and human weaponry boasting thousands of upgrade options, Ark Hunters are fearless operatives who scour the Earth competing for alien technology against all odds for vast rewards.

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Scribblenauts Unlimited now available via Steam

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces today’s UK launch of Scribblenauts Unlimited for PC, a new game expanding upon the award-winning, video game franchise that challenges players to imagine anything and bring it to life in the game. The popular Scribblenauts series has sold more than five million units to date – making it one of the most successful video game franchises. Created and developed by 5TH Cell, Scribblenauts Unlimited is available today for PC via Steam.

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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter from Developers ‘The Astronauts’

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I am liking what I see here a lot.

Inspired by the weird fiction stories and other tales of macabre of the early 20th century, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a game to be played at night, alone, and in headphones. With The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, The Astronauts – a team comprised of People Can Fly (Bulletstorm, Painkiller) veterans – aim to evolve immersive storytelling in games. It’s set for release on PC via digital distributors in 2013.

As a detective with the supernatural ability to visualize scenes of lethal crimes, you investigate the kidnapping of a young boy, hoping to save him before it’s too late. The investigation leads you to a beautiful mountain area, where you come across a severely mutilated body of one of the kidnappers. Using both your paranormal skill and modern detective tools you discover the mystery behind the trail of corpses in the valley, the roots of an ancient force ruling the area, and the fate of the kidnapped boy.

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‘WildStar’ to Release in 2013

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Carbine Studios is excited to announce that WildStar, their upcoming sci-fi MMO, is slated for release in 2013. To celebrate this announcement we are pulling the curtain back on some additional details about the game; starting with the Exile faction, the Explorer and Soldier paths and a brand new zone. What’s more, executive producer Jeremy Gaffney has posted a ‘state of the game’ update to the WildStar blog, which discusses the team’s unique approach both to levelling and end-game content.

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Get the Demo for ‘7 Grand Steps’ on PC and Mac

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Independent developer Mousechief Co. is thrilled to announce that its upcoming
game,  7 Grand Steps for Windows and Macintosh, is a 2013 Indie Game
Festival finalist. Out of nearly 600 entrants,  7 Grand Steps was
chosen for the IGF’s Nuovo category and received an honorable mention for
narrative. To celebrate, Mousechief has released the first playable demo for
Windows and Macintosh from the official website, 7GrandSteps.com.

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Bollywood Wannabe – Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Star??

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I’m not a big fan of Bollywood movies but they are hugely popular overseas and the idea of designing one via a game sounds somewhat interesting. If you feel the same way then lucky you because here is Bollywood Wannabe.

Bollywood is about to be rocked by a fantastic new film. The producer is an unknown and his script has been rejected by every publishing house. The stars have never been in a film before. The budget is practically zero. But none of that matters – all you need to have a smash hit is passion! The passion to dance, anywhere and any time… whatever it takes to make your dreams come true.

Help Kumar and Kendra make their dreams of stardom a reality with Bollywood Wannabe, a fun new video game with a unique mix of rhythm and platform elements. Dance your way through each of the movie’s scenes – can you dance well enough to make the public want to join in? Will this movie be an indie success or a forgettable flop?

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Party of Sin Review

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Every once in a while, a game comes along that relies heavily on religious iconography for its story telling.  Usually, these games also come bundled with some degree of controversy (whether intentional or not), and they run the risk of scaring off gamers who see the use of their beloved beliefs as nothing more than mythological fantasy exploited for entertainment purposes.  Party of Sin doesn’t appear to have an anti-religious agenda behind it.  More likely, it seeks to marry old school platformers with the modern gaming conventions we have come to expect from action puzzlers.

There is both some good and bad to report about Party of Sin.  The controls are stiff and combat is simplistic and boring.  Fortunately there is a whole lot of interesting puzzle gameplay that redeems Party of Sin from the Hell it would otherwise deserve.

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THQ Offering Metro 2033 for FREE as PC Download

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Metro Last Light comes out early next year and for those that want a refresher on the previous Metro game or want to play it for the first time now is your chance to get a free copy of it. THQ is offering a FREE PC download of Metro 2033 which you can get at the link below. It is a great game that is pretty underrated. I enjoyed it immensely and am really looking forward to the sequel.

Head to the link below via Facebook and then ‘Like’ the page in order to get your FREE download Key.

https://www.facebook.com/MetroVideoGame/app_395840630491782

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A Spooky Adventure in ‘Haunted’

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Viva Media and dtp Entertainment bring to you Haunted, a game where nightmares turn into reality and friends are unlike any you’ve had before – an obscure professor, an ax-wielding henchman, and a variety of ghostly acquaintances that can only be described as otherworldly. And you know what? They are! Join us in this journey between the living and the dead, where up is down and down is up. But don’t think for a minute just because your new friends are rigor mortis that their sense of humor is also grave. Quite the opposite! It’s sidesplitting. Get ready for the journey of a lifetime before it’s too late and you’re six feet under.

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