GameStop to host ‘Mass Effect 3′ Midnight Events

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GameStop will host Mass Effect 3 Midnight Launch events across the U.S. on Monday, March 5. Over 3,600 stores will be open to sell the latest EA game priced at $59.99 for the standard version, and $79.99 for the Digital Deluxe Edition.

Curt Schilling pitches ‘Kingdoms of Amalur’ to Conan

When many of us last saw Curt Schilling, he was making baseball history with his (bloody) Red Sox. But did you know since he hung up those plasma-stained cleats that he started his own video game company? 38 Studios’ first game, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, an action-packed role-playing adventure, is now available for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. This week Schilling sat down with late night laugh-maker Conan O’Brien to talk about the game, and he previewed a custom-made clip featuring a fairly lopsided duel between the pitching ace and the string dance champ. Enjoy.

Mass Effect 3 Demo launches on PSN, multiplayer available for PS3

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Late yesterday the Mass Effect 3 demo launched on PlayStation Network, allowing PSN members to download the single-player demo.

‘Star Wars: Battlefront III’ coming this year?

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Multiple online pubs are reporting on a rumor that Star Wars: Battlefront III will release this year. PlayStationLifeStyle.net cites several job postings and tweets from insiders which point to a 2012 release of a “3rd person…

‘Syndicate’ demo drops on PSN and Xbox Live

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An ol’ school classic comes to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, as Syndicate is dropped onto download servers in the form of a demo. Syndicate was originally released from Bullfrog Productions in 1993, and classified as…

Gamefly launches PC gaming public beta

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Gamefly has launched their public beta for a new PC gaming client. If you’re a subscriber, you can download titles from Gamefly’s “Unlimited PC” library and play unlimited times at no charge. Assassin’s Creed, Jewel Quest, and Deus Ex are mentioned as titles free-to-play for subscribers.

2011 ‘VGA’ Video Game Awards winners

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Over the weekend Spike TV hosted its ninth annual “Video Game Awards” (VGA) ceremony, announcing the winners for 2011. The two-hour event was broadcast to over 100 countries and territories around the world.

Using Kinect to control Skyrim

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Check out this video of YouTube user KinectFAAST who uses Kinect technology to control gestures in Skyrim on the PC. The program, called FAAST, is middleware that runs on the OpenNI framework. The OpenNI framework doesn’t support voice so the guy uses VAC (Voice Activated Commands) software to convert spoken words to keystrokes via a RazorFish bluetooth headset.

Star Wars: The Old Republic beta draws 2 million ahead of Dec. 20 release

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the recent public testing phase of the Star Wars: The Old Republic brought in 2 million volunteers. According to the game’s publisher, EA, a whopping 725,000 unique players joined the game over the Thanksgiving weekend, making it “one of the biggest beta tests in history.”

Battlefield 3 ‘Karkand’ expansion pack release dates announced

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Electronic Arts has committed the Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand digital expansion pack to release on December 6 for PlayStation 3, and December 13 for Xbox and PC users. If you remember, the PlayStation 3 “Limited Edition” of Battlefield 3 promised a free copy of the ‘Karkand’ pack one week before Xbox and PC users are able to get it.

Titanic: Lost in the Darkness shows doomed ship’s beauty

Yes, with next year marking the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, everything 1997 will be back in style again, from that song to the actual film, this time in 3D from James Cameron. But here’s something new and tasty: Titanic: Lost in the Darkness is a project that ORM Entertainment has been working on for a few years now, first starting out as a mod for the original Crysis game, and now taking full, and we mean full advantage of the powerhouse game engine.

Top 10 Black Friday Video Game Deals

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From Best Buy to Amazon to Gary, the neighborhood “merchant” who sells Atari games out of the back of his ’94 Taurus, it seems like everyone is tearing video game prices to shreds this week.

‘Rage’ Demo now on Xbox Live, PS3 coming soon

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If you’re looking for a new game to check out id Software’s Rage demo is now available on Xbox Live. With plenty of blood, violence and gore Rage takes you into a post-apocalyptic world called the Wasteland. For gamers who get excited about detailed environments, Rage is loaded with texture. According to id Software President Todd Hollenshead, the extensive details in the game are possible because textures are streamed in to avoid being constrained by system memory. If you haven’t seen Rage yet here’s your chance to get a look. And, those of you with PS3 consoles should be able to download the Rage demo from the PlayStation Network on December 6. Rage carries an MSRP of $59.99 but this Black Friday weekend you’ll be able to find it from various retailers for $29.99. Rage is published by Bethesda Softworks and was released for Xbox 360, PS3, and Windows PCs on October 4, 2011.

Modern Warfare 3 makes $400 million, sets entertainment record

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Once again, the juggernaut that is Call of Duty has carpet-bombed the entertainment industry with its first-day sales. Activision says Modern Warfare 3 sold 6.5 million copies in the U.S. and U.K. last Tuesday, earning some $400 million dollars.

‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3′ Midnight Release

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Several retailers will host Midnight release parties for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, release date November 8, 2011. Most Best Buy stores will open at 12:01 am to sell the game — here’s a link to find a Best Buy location nearest you. Gamestop is opening earlier at 9:00pm if you want to pre-order (to avoid lines) or trade-in other games — you can find a Gamestop location closest to you.

Buy Modern Warfare 3 at Best Buy, Get Free HTC Smartphone

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As if the masses needed any more reason to flood the stores for Tuesday’s release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, the stakes have just been raised by Best Buy. For a limited time, buyers…

Grand Theft Auto V trailer debuts, shows Los Angeles-like setting

If you were hoping for Grand Theft Auto: Spokane, we’ve got some bad news for you. Fresh out of the internet oven is the debut trailer for Grand Theft Auto V, and it appears Rockstar’s next open-world blockbuster will be in a city that’s very much like Los Angeles, but isn’t called Los Angeles because, well, that could get messy with the lawyers and what not. Los Puerta may be the official name, if a shot of a freeway sign is any indication.

‘Battlefield 3′ opens fire today

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If you’ve seen a heavyweight title fight, you know the challenger always arrives first. Today, that challenger is Battlefield 3 ($59.99), EA and Dice’s hotly anticipated first-person shooter for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

‘Battlefield 3′ beta now up for grabs on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360

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A sampling of the multiplayer goodness that Battlefield 3 is promising to bring in full October 25 is now available for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Download it here.

Modern Warfare 3 Special Ops trailer released

[HTML1] A new trailer for “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3″ has been released from Activision revealing gameplay in the Special Ops mode — and it might just be enough to make your head explode. The…

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