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Blizzard explains the auction house of Diablo III
With the release date of Diablo III, May 15th, fast approaching, Blizzard is gradually upping the trickle of information that it is releasing regarding the epic clickathon. In today’s news, the in-game auction house has been outlined, with a brief guide as to how it all wo... [read more]
Nintendo Financial Results Briefing: Maintaining the success of the 3DS
As we all know, the 3DS was a huge success. But it alone wasn't enough to keep Nintendo from posting their first big loss. In the third section of the financial briefing, we take a look at what Nintendo needs to do to make sure that the 3DS still is a viable and profitable e... [read more]
Black Ops 2 is finally revealed
After many teases and supposed leaks for the game, the first trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is here. As the first Black Ops game took place during the 60s, the sequel seems to be taking place in present time or in the future. Kind of strange considering that Treyar... [read more]

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"Not just another zombie game" Sandswept Studios talks about The Dead Linger
With the huge success of the Double Fine Kickstarter project that raised over $3 million, game developers flocked to Kickstarter in hopes that their game would become the next crowd funding success story. One such developer is Sandswept Studios with their game, The Dead Lin... [read more]
3 reasons why there's no need for story in fighting games
If you're playing a fighting game for the story, you're doing it wrong.... [read more]
From the Editor's Desk: Is the Gamestop Lawsuit Good or Bad for Gamers?
Gamestop settled on a lawsuit regarding the sale of used games that are missing DLC. Is this lawsuit a win for gamers or will this cause more problems for gamers? ... [read more]

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The Walking Dead Game - Episode 1: A New Day Review
The Walking Dead TV series became a successful adaption of the popular comic book. Can The Walking Dead Game be just as successful?... [read more]
Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 Review
I'm sure that we've seen our share of parodies of the game industry. But in NIS's new game Hyperdimention Neptuna Mk.2, the developer goes one step further and turns the industry into a parody world that has participating companies represented as cute moe girls. Are video ga... [read more]
Mass Effect 3 Review
Could Mass Effect 3 be the best game ever or the biggest sham in existence?... [read more]

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The RPG Fanatic: dnd (PLATO) Creators Gary Whisenhunt & Ray Wood Interview
In the mid 1970s Gary Whisenhunt and Ray Wood created one of the earliest computer roleplaying videogames, dnd, which also happened to be one of the first "fan games". Although little known today, their work pre-dates much better known series like Ultima, Wizardry and Dragon... [read more]
The RPG Fanatic: Seiken Densetsu 3 Retrospect and Review + Operation Manafall
You might know this game as Secret of Mana 2, but this video is titled by the only name it was officially released as. This was a Japan exclusive game in the Mana series that many people aren't aware existed, but let's change that starting right now!... [read more]
From the Editor's Desk: Is the Gamestop Lawsuit Good or Bad for Gamers?
Gamestop settled on a lawsuit regarding the sale of used games that are missing DLC. Is this lawsuit a win for gamers or will this cause more problems for gamers? ... [read more]
Get Portal 2 on Steam for $29.99
Posted on August 08, 2011 by OG

Still holding out on Portal 2?  Well for 1) what is your problem and 2) good news because it's pretty damn cheap right now.  Valve has dropped the price of Portal 2 to $29.99 on Steam making what could be the GOTY for 2011 almost half off in less than four months.  Normally this would be a cause for concern for a game publisher, but I doubt that's the case here.  Oh and it's $36 on the consoles over at Amazon, so you're not totally missing out if you're a console person.

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Is crowd funding the way of the future?

Absolutely. It gives power to the gamers by letting them pay for the games they want to see.
Nope. Crowd sourcing will be fine for a year or two until too many developers do not follow through with their games and waste our money.
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