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With Pokemon still absent from iOS, MinoMonsters looks to steal the show

With Pokemon still absent from iOS, MinoMonsters looks to steal the show

There's this fellow by the name of Josh Buckley out there, ladies and gentlemen, he's a developer of games, webpages, and environments who's done so much in the position he's in that he's been called "the Harry Potter of startups" by Paul Graham - and now he's coming for you, Nintendo, and he's got your little monsters in his sights. This Buckley fellow has apparently been making games and online-based communities since he was in his early teens, having made his first 6-figure sell of a webpage he'd created when he was just 15. He's since started a game environment by the name of MinoMonsters with his partner TJ Murphy and plan on filling the space left by the absence of massively popular Nintendo-based game Pokemon with said game starting December the 6th.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 fan threatens to blow up Best Buy

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 fan threatens to blow up Best Buy

Get ready with your notepads and your pencils, parents against violence in video games, because you're about to have a field day with this one: there's a video game by the name of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 being released this week that's inspired a fellow at a Best Buy to threaten to set off a bomb at the business. This is no joke, and whether or not the fellow knew that he was bat-pee crazy or not for doing what he did is still up to debate, but what IS known is that this guy definitely isn't the playing the game right this second. But don't worry, it's not his first time.

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Get Star Wars: The Old Republic access 5 days early: here’s how

Get Star Wars: The Old Republic access 5 days early: here’s how

Another gigantic game is on the horizon and set for the last month of this year, that being Star Wars: The Old Republic, and news today surrounds those who have already pre-ordered the game for early arrival, those people so dedicated to Star Wars, that is, that they'd have a heart attack over the idea that they'd be amongst the first to start exploring the universe for their very own in this new MMORPG. Creators of the massively multiplayer online role playing game SW:TOR have let known already that pre-ordering players will get to start the game earlier than the rest of the population starting December 20th, 2011, what they haven't let known until now is how long that early access will last.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 launches: are you onboard?

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 launches: are you onboard?

The countdown has officially begun, and not the one leading up to the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, but the one that marks the time before the entire world has access to the game so that they might play together online. Over in England at London's Old Billingsgate Market there's been a gigantic launch party with music, dancing, and running at high speed as the game was handed out to attendees - or there would have been if 574 Game and Gamestation stores across the country hadn't also released the game to queues of fans having waited for hours before launch. The world record lies on the line, the entertainment-industry record for most revenue generated in its opening five days having been set by the last Call of Duty game, Black Ops.

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Rainbow 6 Patriots announced by game giant Ubisoft

Rainbow 6 Patriots announced by game giant Ubisoft

It's time to get gaming, ladies and gentlemen, with a barrage of shooters released all in the span of a few weeks leading up the holiday season - the newest announcement being Ubisoft's next hero: Rainbow 6 Patriots. The next chapter in the wildly successful tactical gaming series based on the classic Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six. This time around it'll be the same Team Rainbow tactical squad this time put up against a group of United States terrorists called the True Patriots.

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Angry Birds tops half a billion downloads: are you still playing?

Angry Birds tops half a billion downloads: are you still playing?

This week Rovio has announced that not only had they jumped above 500 million downloads with Angry Birds, they'd therefore become the one with the most downloaded game in the history of gaming. As it appears that the Guinness Book of World Records doesn't have such a listing, I suppose we'll have to take their word for it. Of course that's not the only statistic Rovio is offering up this week, they going on to note that their users average about 300 million minutes of playing time a day, that equaling out to 200,000 years of playing time so far in total for the Angry Birds suite. Here's our question for you: are you amongst these people? And furthermore - do you still play?

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer gameplay video unleashed

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer gameplay video unleashed

With the game which has its developers calling "the most anticipated game of all time," there's really no other claim for ultimate supremacy that the group can possibly hope to release for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 before its drop date next week - except some gameplay to back it up. And that's what the folks at Sledgehammer Games have done, today, making the whole world jump back and toss the rest of the video games they purchased last month directly in the garbage. Have a peek at the gameplay video below and see if its your next go-to multiplayer murder-fest.

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Duke Nukem 3D hits Android today

Duke Nukem 3D hits Android today

It's time again ladies and gentlemen to play the game that just won't quit grabbing our imaginations with its promise of murdering hoards of aliens before they "steal our chicks for breeding" - it's Duke Nukem 3D and it's out on Android today! What's essentially the exact same game as was released all the way back in 1991 has been re-released here for Android intelligently by its current owner Machineworks Northwest. You'll be able to grab this classic on the Android Market starting right this second for any one of your Android devices, smartphone, tablet, and everything in-between.

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GameStop now selling game-packed Android tablets from Samsung, Acer, and ASUS

GameStop now selling game-packed Android tablets from Samsung, Acer, and ASUS

Starting today it appears that GameStop is taking their mobile initiative through a whole new door, not just offering one single tablet (the iPad), but four, the other three being special edition Android tablets from Acer, ASUS, and Samsung. While each of the tablets will be essentially the same sticker price they would be at competing retailers, each comes with a set of seven free games including Dead Space and Madden 12. These tablets are not brand new models, but the game deal certainly is.

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Ultima Online creator runs his studio remotely with a robot named Mini-Me

Ultima Online creator runs his studio remotely with a robot named Mini-Me

If there was one day this month that I would call the oddest for news, it would be today, ladies and gentlemen, and the show goes on with a robot that takes the place of Ultima creator Richard Garriot at his downtown Austin game development company Portalarium. If you've seen the show Big Bang Theory or are familiar with the Qbo open-source robot (with Android) you know that the idea for having a robot surrogate doing all your daily activities for you isn't a brand new idea. Indeed it wasn't even Garriot who made the robot in question here, he's simply using it. Instead its the combination of the fact that the creator of one of the most famous online multiplayer games has a robot doing his bidding and the fact that he once had it represent his mother at his own wedding.

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