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Psychonauts 2 pre-green-lit by Minecraft producers

Psychonauts 2 pre-green-lit by Minecraft producers

The game known as Psychonauts was not exactly a winner when it was first released back in 2005, but amid internet furor by its now cult-status following, Minecraft producers at Mojang have expressed interest in a second installment. If you head over to Psychonauts current homepage, you'll find that the original is alive and well on the Mac App Store and Steam for Mac and PC, but it's not enough for future-looking gamers! Thusly upon hearing that Psychonauts' developing studio Double Fine's founder Tin Schafer was lamenting that he'd love to create a sequel but had no cash to do it, Notch from Mojang chimed in.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 7, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 7, 2012

Get yourself underground - way, way underground, under the ice even as we reach the world's oldest super-clean water system. The Nikon D800 and D800E have officially been released - their info, anyway, plus a bit of 1080p video to keep you pumped up. A bit more information on the progress of Apple OS X to ARM porting has been revealed, and Raspberry Pi, the itsy bitsy teeny weeny PC is being released by the end of February.

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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning brings dream team to gaming

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning brings dream team to gaming

The newest Electronic Arts game to bring epic gaming to the forefront, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, promises to do so with a trio of story and development heroes not to be missed. With designer Ken Rolston at the helm and author RA Salvatore and Spawn creator Todd McFarlane behind the innards of the path gamers will follow, there's no doubt this game will bring the magic. This game will be coming out in Europe for starters on the 10th of February on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, and you'll be getting your game on here in the United States soon as well.

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Microsoft Flight confirmed for February 29, 2012

Microsoft Flight confirmed for February 29, 2012

The release date for one of the most widely anticipated manufacturer-made video games in quite a while has been dropped: Microsoft Flight will be released on February 29th. This video game has you rolling through a wide variety of environments in a lovely aircraft that you'll have full control over, and this release will be set by Microsoft herself. This news comes straight from the lions mouth: Xbox team member Larry Hryb, aka @MajorNelson.

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PlayStation Network down until midnight: it’s not just you

PlayStation Network down until midnight: it’s not just you

Sony's web-connected PlayStation Network has been taken down for maintenance today, a scheduled event ending at midnight PST. This event was planned well in advance and, unlike the break-downs and hacks of 2011, is nothing to worry about as far as gamers personal data and security on the whole goes. This maintenance began early this morning at 6 AM PST and will be fully complete by tomorrow.

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Final Fantasy XIII-2 Review Roundup

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Review Roundup

The next great installment in the Final Fantasy series has dropped to the press, and the reviews are in. First, there's no great update here, folks, or at least that's what they're saying. On the other hand, should a person jump in on the series from this point without having played such classics as Final Fantasy VII, there may be some enjoyment to be had. Have a peek at the opinions dropping across the web on this Square Enix-made game, and decide for yourself whether it'll be worth your cash to pick a time-traveling RPG with the big FF on it again!

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Minecraft LEGO set confirmed, cult gamers rejoice

Minecraft LEGO set confirmed, cult gamers rejoice

The cult classic video game still undergoing development and exploding in popularity on both the web browser and mobile platforms has been approved in LEGO form. There's a brand new set coming through officially through the LEGO project known as CUUSOO - this program being a socially judged creation platform for LEGO fans who want to see their projects made into real LEGO-carried sets for stores. With the Minecraft set having reached 10,000 votes, LEGO will officially be making a set!

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Zynga CEO applauds concept theft in leaked memo

Zynga CEO applauds concept theft in leaked memo

I can't say I approve of what's going on in the gaming industry today when I read something as nasty as what you're about to experience. What follows is an internal memo sent out by Zynga CEO Mark Pincus to his developers, engineers, and the like, congratulating them on their hard work in the face of accusations that they've copied the idea for developer Niblebit's game Tiny Tower with their own game Dream Heights. Pincus has been known to speak on points like this in similar ways before, but his famous "just copy what they do and do it until you get their numbers" remark has never fully been substantiated with proof - until now.

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Xbox 720 to go for Smart TV and Gaming separately

Xbox 720 to go for Smart TV and Gaming separately

Over the past month there's been a gushing of juicy rumors coming forth from the fountain head on the Xbox 720, most of them molding together to create one perfect machine set to dominate the gamine world come 2013. But the most interesting point is the newest: that there will be not one, but two new Xbox units coming down the chute. The first one will be no less than a fully functional monster of gaming, everything we'd ever hoped for in a Microsoft-made green beast of console-based power.

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