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System Shock 2 will be available on February 14th

System Shock 2 will be available on February 14th

Coming as a result of a lengthy series of negotiations, GOG has announced the availability of System Shock 2. Without any further adieu, they will have the game available for download on February 14th. Those interested will be able to purchase the game as of 11:00AM GMT and can expect to pay $9.99. Of course, the game coming available is only one portion of this story.

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Gears of War creator promises future with “true horror games”

Gears of War creator promises future with “true horror games”

Those who are fans of true horror games may like where this is going. It has been said that more "true" horror games will come when we finally make the move from disc to digital. The comments come by way of Cliff Bleszinski, who many will recognize from not only being a creative director with Epic Games, but also one of the people behind the Gears of War franchise. The interesting part here, the comment from Bleszinski came at the end of some rather normal Dead Space 3 talk.

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Voters pull the Monopoly iron out of the fire

Voters pull the Monopoly iron out of the fire

As far as board games go, it's hard to get more classic than Monopoly. I'm sure most of us have spent many hours playing the board game over the years. The game has changed slightly and some iterations have gone from paper money to credit cards and such, but at its core it's the same game of dominating your friends in the real estate market. Hasbro recently let fans of the game vote on which of the iconic, silver game pieces to toss from the game.

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Queen frontman turns Freddie Birdcury for hit app promo

Queen frontman turns Freddie Birdcury for hit app promo

Queen is certainly one of the best-selling and most famous rock bands of all time. Queen frontman Freddie Mercury is making the jump to a digital Angry Bird as part of the Freddie for a Day promotion. The promotion is in celebration of Freddie Mercury's birthday, September 5. The promotion will start Monday, September 3 with an all-new animation for the hit game Angry Birds.

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GAME saved by OpCapita: urged to “develop a digital strategy”

GAME saved by OpCapita: urged to “develop a digital strategy”

Things were looking bleak for GAME as it entered administration last week. The UK company hadn’t managed to survive a tough holiday season in 2011, and pleas to negotiate better deals with the gaming studios fell on deaf ears. It announced that it would be halting all pre-orders, as well as suspending the Reward points system, much to customers dissatisfaction. 277 stores were closed and 2,104 jobs were lost as a result of the administration process. Over the weekend, OpCapita swooped in and bought the remaining stores that were still open.

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GAME administration bail-out tipped as banks wade in

GAME administration bail-out tipped as banks wade in

Beleaguered gaming retailer GAME will face a speedy exit from administration, it's reported, with leaks tipping an RBS-led deal that could yank the ailing chain from the financial precipice as early as March 30. A Royal Bank of Scotland consortium is wading in, MCV's sources tell them, with the bank already being one of GAME's main lenders and currently owed around £45m ($72m) by the retailer.

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Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition heading to the iPad

Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition heading to the iPad

Overhaul Games has revealed that it will be bringing the recently announced Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition game to the iPad. It was only a week ago that the retooling of the classic RPG was revealed following a mysterious countdown on the Baldur's Gate website. At the time all we knew was that this new version would feature updated graphics and arrive sometime in summer. But now, we can also look forward to its arrival on the iPad, where it'll be interesting to see how the game adapts for the touchscreen.

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GAME calls in administrators

GAME calls in administrators

Struggling European retailer GAME will call in the administrators, the company's board has confirmed today, after ceasing trade of shares in the group earlier today. The gaming store has "not made sufficient progress in the time available to offer a realistic prospect for a solvent solution for the business" after ongoing negotiations with stakeholders, the board said in a statement. GAME's troubles were flagged earlier this month, with news that the company had put itself up for sale after falling sales and the rise of internet retail.

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Sony lets you unleash Minecraft anywhere

Sony lets you unleash Minecraft anywhere

Fans of the popular video game Minecraft can now unleash the pickaxing fun on any website, thanks to Sony. The company has created a bookmarklet called Minecraft Anywhere that scales down the game for the web browser and allows it to be opened on top of any website. It gives the effect of digging into a web page to reveal its layers of dirt and creepers.

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