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Star Wars Old Republic global support base opened in Ireland

Star Wars Old Republic global support base opened in Ireland

Of all the places in the world to open a support facility, it had to be Ireland that took on the task of providing support to masses for the new Star Wars MMORPG game The Old Republic as it ramps up for launch on December 20th and 22nd. Of course I and we have no reason to be saying such a thing, in fact such an island base will likely be the greatest place to avoid the craziest of game players that'll more than likely try to swim to the support group in hopes of getting their lightsaber license re-activated after having chopped up too many ewoks. You following me? If you are, this is definitely going to be the game for you.

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Diablo 3 release date pushed back to 2012, Beta extended

Diablo 3 release date pushed back to 2012, Beta extended

The greatest game of all time, ever, Diablo 3 (or III, if you prefer), is being pushed back to the start of 2012, that is if you trust the list we got to peek at all the way back in December of 2010. On the other hand, it could all be according to plan, that list being smacked in the face after it was leaked and those responsible sacked. All we need to know is that Diablo 3 is only months away, and that yours truly is going to have to try his hardest not to completely dismiss the outside world and live in a cave with internet connection for the next few years playing.

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Zumba Fitness dance exercise video game Hands-on [Video]

Zumba Fitness dance exercise video game Hands-on [Video]

Ever since we first heard of systems like the Wii and the Xbox 360 Kinect, we though gosh, that'd be awesome to utilize for exercise games. Imagine that, this is exactly what happened. But here's the thing: development is slow if you compare the exercise game ecosystem with games of basically every other type. There's been some games for the Wii Balance Board, the Wii Fit has seen some action, but what about Xbox 360's Kinect? How about the PlayStation Move? Is it just that gamers simply do not want to use their gaming systems to do work? Zumba Fitness isn't the first game in history to make dancing and therefore exercise an enjoyable activity, but it's certainly the most interesting to your humble narrator's eyes in the past few weeks, that's for sure.

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Sony DC Universe Online goes freemium

Sony DC Universe Online goes freemium

For those of you that have never heard of this game before, it's called DC Universe Online, created and run by Sony, and it functions as a MMORPG or massively multiplayer online role-playing game and it was released in January of this year to throngs of ravenous comic book hero fans. Users create their own superheroes (or villains) and move through the DC world fighting and having awesome adventures with the rest of the people working and playing in the environment. This game initially only had one payment model to play, but as more social games creep up and offer free online games with money made from goods available in-game, Sony's decided to upgrade the system to three ways to pay to play.

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Roombas take on Video Game costume [Video]

Roombas take on Video Game costume [Video]

If you're a lover of either Mario Brothers or the Legend of Zelda, you're in for a tiny bit of a treat. There's an art show that goes on every year around this time going by the name iam8bit, this year going by the name SUPER iam8bit. This show features over 100 artists showing off works of all mediums from electronic to flat out paint covering 80's video games in their own loving way. The video you're about to see shows a set of roombas with hats commissioned by the iam8bit core team and fabricated by artist/designer Kelice Penney. Cool beans!

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Max Payne 3 Revealed after 8 years of wait [Video]

Max Payne 3 Revealed after 8 years of wait [Video]

If there's one thing that the past decade has done more than any other before it, its bringing back sequels to movies, video games, and other media franchises. Or rather, media one-offs that have become franchises now that they've been revisited so very many times. In the case of some video games, like Max Payne 3, this can be a very good thing. Today Rockstar Games reveals Max Payne 3 in a full-fledged preview in awesome, awesome 720p HD. You'll see the new storyline, the intensity in the details, and what many may call a whole new non-noir look for the series.

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Samsung Galaxy S II gets Asphalt 6 HD top-class racing game download FREE

Samsung Galaxy S II gets Asphalt 6 HD top-class racing game download FREE

Starting this week, all you users holding a Samsung Galaxy S II (only the international I9100 or the Korean version, mind you,) may download a special edition WCG 2011 version of one of the greatest racing games to have been released in the history of the world* thus far, Gameloft's Asphalt 6: ADRENALINE HD. *Of course this is your narrator's own opinion, but the ability to rock forth with wicked beautiful auto machines at hyper-fast speeds, crashing into your opponents to take them out of the race as you go, is certainly a force to be reckoned with. Now Galaxy S II users accessing their Samsung Apps store will be able to download this otherwise several-dollar-costing application completely for free.

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PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Modded into One Console

PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 Modded into One Console

It wasn't a matter of IF it were going to happen, it was much more a matter of WHEN - and that time is now - a single box with two of the top gaming systems in the world running in and out of it, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Reddit user timofiend has found what he considers the perfect combination of two systems and a rather simple encasement for a single gaming unit that stomps out all others. As many commenters on the project have mentioned already: finally there's a use for this ol' PC tower I've got lying around.

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Microsoft Halo 4 Creative Director leaves before completion, Starts Dream Project

Microsoft Halo 4 Creative Director leaves before completion, Starts Dream Project

It is a brand new studio by the name of Camouflaj that creative director Ryan Payton now seeks to expand, leaving Microsoft and the Halo 4 franchise months before the fourth installment in the globally-popular shooter is ready for release. Microsoft owned 343 Industries loses Payton after approximately three years service working on the Halo franchise specifically. Before he worked with Microsoft in the USA, Payton lived in Japan where he was international manager then producer at Kojima Productions, working then in another large role: making sure Metal Gear Solid 4's controls were at top notch pre-release.

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Sonic the Hedgehog Coming to Android, iOS, Xbox 360, PlayStation, and MORE!

Sonic the Hedgehog Coming to Android, iOS, Xbox 360, PlayStation, and MORE!

It appears that the strangest of all Sonic the Hedgehog titles: Sonic CD, will be the first title to grace the gears of Android, iOS, Xbox 360, PlayStation Network, Windows PC, and Windows Phone soon. While we're certainly excited that everyone's favorite hedgehog will be coming to a whole mess of platforms, we've got to jump back at the idea that it wasn't Sonic and Knuckles, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, or even Sonic Adventure that came out first, we're glad that at least one of the THIRTY Sonic the Hedgehog titles will make its way to every single one of our favorite platforms - we can play anywhere!

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GameStop tries to Make it Right with “Coupon-Gate” Customers

GameStop tries to Make it Right with “Coupon-Gate” Customers

Not even a week has passed since some heavy controversy surrounding GameStop and "Coupon-Gate" and they're already aiming to patch things up with customers with a coupon and a gift card - nice of them, yes? It was less than a week ago that Gamestop discovered one of the PC games they'd been carrying, "Deus Ex: Human Revolution", had inside its box a coupon for OnLive, one of GameStop's newest competitors. What ensued was a series of actions that, in the end, (or at least we hope this is the end,) had GameStop apologizing to their customers and offering them both a $50 gift card and a Buy Two, Get One Free used game purchase coupon. Will this be enough?

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Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Gameplay Demo Revealed [Video]

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Gameplay Demo Revealed [Video]

The massively epic story of Ezio, an Italian assassin whose story will be completed here in the third of three Assassin's Creed video game, is today revealed in video form. What we get to see today is a game that starts with a chariot race and fight, the finale of which leaves Ezio busted and near death having has his cart thrown down the side of a mountain, his crash and climb up leaving him without the ability to free-run or turn walls to walkways. You're playing a very similar game to the last Creed game, but you're certainly not starting your journey as the assassin with a full deck of cards. The graphics and gameplay, on the other hand, are top notch. Enter the Director's Cut of the Gamescon 2011 gameplay footage of Assassin's Creed: Revelations.

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