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  • Pong creator launches smartphone-augmented card game on Kickstarter

    Allan Alcorn, the creator of Pong, is one of the key creatives behind a new smartphone-augmented party game on Kickstarter. Seriously isn’t precisely a video game – the companion app provides AR features for the physical cards – but since Alcorn is such an important part of the industry’s history, we have to give it […]

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  • Awesomenauts offers first merchandise

    Merchandise isn’t easy for an indie like Romino, which is why it’s very pleased to announce a collectible miniature of Clunk, one of the most popular characters from its side-view MOBA, Awesomenauts. Now available for pre-order at Game Toys, the €24 vinyl figure needs 1,000 pre-purchases to go into production. See a video and some […]

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  • Atari's E.T. cartridge graveyard to be excavated by Canadian developer Fuel Industries

    Fuel Industries, a Canadian game developer, has been given a permit from the city of Alamogordo, New Mexico, to excavate the landfill where Atari reportedly buried many, many copies of E.T. and other broken or unsalable merchandise back in 1983.

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  • Impressive fan film to offer a glimpse into Bioshock's Rapture

    A group of Toronto film students have put together an impressive-looking short film offering a glimpse into the world of Bioshock – and it has everything you’d expect.

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  • Limited edition Mass Effect 3 pistol replica to go on sale

    The trilogy may be over and the next game may be a way off, but Bioware continues to put out a steady stream of Mass Effect merchandise – and has today revealed a new replica pistol that will go on sale via its online store.

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  • BioShock Infinite Songbird plushies in production

    Irrational Games has finally capitalised on BioShock Infinite’s true merchandising potential by crafting the thing we’re been dying for since day one: Songbird plushies.

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  • Mount Unplayable: the horrific pile of shame

    Brenna just hit hour six of her ninth Skyrim playthrough attempt. Meanwhile, a pile of unfinished and even unopened games sits staring accusingly from a dusty shelf.

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  • Harmonix servers back online

    Harmonix has reinstated its RockBand.com, DanceCentral.com and HarmonixMusic.com servers following last weekend’s hack. You should now be able to log in and change your passwords. In related news, the company has begin selling merchandise via an online store; this stuff was previously only available at special events and trade shows. Thanks,

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  • Halo 4 Didact figure includes bonus DLC

    McFarlane toys will release a 9″ figure of the Didact, Halo 4′s villain, in September. GameInformer reports the oversized-foe comes with a bundled code to unlock exclusive content in the Xbox 360 exclusive, but there’s no word on what kind of material it provides. However, if you need something to put the fear into your […]

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  • Irrational Games store discounts shipping

    Irrational Games is offering $2 standard shipping on all domestic US orders, including bulky items like the skyhook and Columbia concept statue. International shipping has also been discounted by up to $10 per order. Visit the store to fill your life with BioShock-flavoured items before BioShock Infinite launches on March 26 and swallows you whole.

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  • Bethesda launches online store stuffed with goodies

    Oh hey! Do you like stuff? I like stuff. Bethesda has launched an online store for the purpose of displaying such stuff, and you can obtain it through a simple currency transaction. Featured stuff includes clothing, barware, jewellery, and collectibles, and many of Bethesda’s top brands are represented, notably Dishonored, The Elder Scrolls and Fallout. […]

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  • Get this Skyrim Dragonborn statuette for a mere $300

    Gaming Heads have created a 16-inch statuette of one possible version of the Dragonborn protagonist from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It costs $300 for the standard edition, limited to 1000 copies, and $330 for one with a fireball in his hands that lights up, limited to 500 copies. These will ship late this year. […]

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  • Journey celebrates its birthday with merchandise sale

    Journey is one year old this week, and to celebrate, thatgamecompany is hosting a sale on its online store. Save about $9 buy picking up a shirt, pack of art cards, and soundtrack for just $25. Shirts are available in women’s and unisex cuts.

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  • SpeedRunsLive highlights a favourite gaming broadcast genre

    If you’re interested in highly-skilled play you certainly won’t do yourself a disservice by visiting SpeedRunsLive. A hub of livestream broadcasters, SpeedRunsLives highlights users attempting to break personal and global records in particular sections or entire play-throughs of games, whether by practised skill and knowledge or clever exploits. It’s a whole new level of play […]

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  • Pong creator launches smartphone-augmented card game on Kickstarter

    Allan Alcorn, the creator of Pong, is one of the key creatives behind a new smartphone-augmented party game on Kickstarter. Seriously isn’t precisely a video game – the companion app provides AR features for the physical cards – but since Alcorn is such an important part of the industry’s history, we have to give it […]

  • Awesomenauts offers first merchandise

    Merchandise isn’t easy for an indie like Romino, which is why it’s very pleased to announce a collectible miniature of Clunk, one of the most popular characters from its side-view MOBA, Awesomenauts. Now available for pre-order at Game Toys, the €24 vinyl figure needs 1,000 pre-purchases to go into production. See a video and some […]

  • Atari’s E.T. cartridge graveyard to be excavated by Canadian developer Fuel Industries

    Fuel Industries, a Canadian game developer, has been given a permit from the city of Alamogordo, New Mexico, to excavate the landfill where Atari reportedly buried many, many copies of E.T. and other broken or unsalable merchandise back in 1983.

  • Impressive fan film to offer a glimpse into Bioshock’s Rapture

    A group of Toronto film students have put together an impressive-looking short film offering a glimpse into the world of Bioshock – and it has everything you’d expect.

  • Limited edition Mass Effect 3 pistol replica to go on sale

    The trilogy may be over and the next game may be a way off, but Bioware continues to put out a steady stream of Mass Effect merchandise – and has today revealed a new replica pistol that will go on sale via its online store.

  • BioShock Infinite Songbird plushies in production

    Irrational Games has finally capitalised on BioShock Infinite’s true merchandising potential by crafting the thing we’re been dying for since day one: Songbird plushies.

  • Mount Unplayable: the horrific pile of shame

    Brenna just hit hour six of her ninth Skyrim playthrough attempt. Meanwhile, a pile of unfinished and even unopened games sits staring accusingly from a dusty shelf.

  • Harmonix servers back online

    Harmonix has reinstated its RockBand.com, DanceCentral.com and HarmonixMusic.com servers following last weekend’s hack. You should now be able to log in and change your passwords. In related news, the company has begin selling merchandise via an online store; this stuff was previously only available at special events and trade shows. Thanks,

  • Halo 4 Didact figure includes bonus DLC

    McFarlane toys will release a 9″ figure of the Didact, Halo 4′s villain, in September. GameInformer reports the oversized-foe comes with a bundled code to unlock exclusive content in the Xbox 360 exclusive, but there’s no word on what kind of material it provides. However, if you need something to put the fear into your […]

  • Irrational Games store discounts shipping

    Irrational Games is offering $2 standard shipping on all domestic US orders, including bulky items like the skyhook and Columbia concept statue. International shipping has also been discounted by up to $10 per order. Visit the store to fill your life with BioShock-flavoured items before BioShock Infinite launches on March 26 and swallows you whole.

  • Bethesda launches online store stuffed with goodies

    Oh hey! Do you like stuff? I like stuff. Bethesda has launched an online store for the purpose of displaying such stuff, and you can obtain it through a simple currency transaction. Featured stuff includes clothing, barware, jewellery, and collectibles, and many of Bethesda’s top brands are represented, notably Dishonored, The Elder Scrolls and Fallout. […]

  • Get this Skyrim Dragonborn statuette for a mere $300

    Gaming Heads have created a 16-inch statuette of one possible version of the Dragonborn protagonist from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It costs $300 for the standard edition, limited to 1000 copies, and $330 for one with a fireball in his hands that lights up, limited to 500 copies. These will ship late this year. […]

  • Journey celebrates its birthday with merchandise sale

    Journey is one year old this week, and to celebrate, thatgamecompany is hosting a sale on its online store. Save about $9 buy picking up a shirt, pack of art cards, and soundtrack for just $25. Shirts are available in women’s and unisex cuts.

  • SpeedRunsLive highlights a favourite gaming broadcast genre

    If you’re interested in highly-skilled play you certainly won’t do yourself a disservice by visiting SpeedRunsLive. A hub of livestream broadcasters, SpeedRunsLives highlights users attempting to break personal and global records in particular sections or entire play-throughs of games, whether by practised skill and knowledge or clever exploits. It’s a whole new level of play […]

  • Mass Effect, Skylanders, WoW and more board games inbound

    USAopoly has licensed a bunch of gaming properties for classic board game spin-offs.

  • Assassin’s Creed figures inbound from McFarlane Toys

    Assassin’s Creed is to spawn a line of seven action figures thanks to a licensing deal with McFarlane Toys. Two figures have been announced so far – Haytham Kenway and Connor. Connor’s figure will come in two forms – a traditional Assassin’s garb and his Ratonhnhaké:ton outfit from the upcoming Tyranny of King George DLC. […]

  • Dead Space watch limited to just 500

    EA is offering pre-orders on a Dead Space-branded watch.

  • The Secret World licensed clothing now available

    The Secret World developer Funcom has teamed up with We Love Fine to offer a range of licensed merchandise. The current catalog includes messenger bags, shirts and a hoodie, branded with logos representing organisations and locations, with more to come soon. The shirts are only available in men’s cuts right now, which is handy because […]

  • Bejeweled, Bejeweled Blitz getting the board game treatment

    PopCap and Hasbro have teamed up to turn Bejeweled and Bejeweled Blitz into face-to-face games. Polygon reports Bejeweled will task players with matching tiles and come with a download code for Bejeweled 3, while Bejeweled Blitz requires the rapid creation of card stacks and comes with free in-app items for the Facebook game. It’s not […]

  • Namco working on arcade-themed restaurant

    Namco is hoping to create a “restaurant-centered, destination entertainment concept”, an evolution of its traditional arcade business.

  • Gears of War, Infinity Blade, Fortnite swag available direct from Epic

    Epic has opened a new online storefront, shilling its wares directly to the public. Gears of War, Bulletstorm, Jazz Jackrabbit, Infinity Blade and the upcoming Fortnite are all represented, and as well as your favourite properties, there’s also Unreal Engine and general Epic studio-branded gear. Available merchandise includes t-shirts and hoodies (none in women’s fits, […]

  • Namco Bandai offers fans free Tekken tattoos

    Yes, you read that right. To celebrate the launch of Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Namco Bandai has partnered with Frith St. Tattoo studio to offer five die-hard, UK-based Tekken fans the chance to be inked with an image of their favourite beat ‘em up. Remember, kids: tattoos are permanent.

  • GamesAid Cycle Challenge – Cat and co in video drama

    NCsoft’s Cat Channon and seven other games trade bods cycled from gamescom to Brighton last month, covering over 500km. You can watch a PlayStation Access documentary of it below. The gruelling charity effort raised over £10,000 for GamesAid, leaving a broken, happy team on Brighton beach after three days in the saddle. You can donate […]

  • Guild Wars 2-sponsored bike ride enters final leg

    NCSoft PR head Cat Channon, Mark Allen (Kalypso), David Priestman (Future), James Beaven (Indigo Pearl), Nick Haywood (Kuoda), Graeme Struthers (GetGamesGo), Nathan Ditum (Future) and Sarah Ditum (freelance) are cycling back to the UK from gamescom in an effort to raise money for the GamesAid charity. They’re going to be back in Britain tomorrow after […]

  • Critical Path documentary speaks to gaming greats

    Critical Path, a documentary focused on speaking to established games designers, has been announced and trailered. It’s a “transmedia project exploring the art, philosophy, politics and psychology of video games, starting with an online video archive of interviews with video game’s most influential designers and visionaries.” The trailer shows Sid Meier and friends waxcing lyrical […]

  • “ShagaGamer” site lets “gamers and geeks meet up for no-strings attached sex”

    This exists. Shag A Gamer is a dating site from the people that make Date A Gamer, apparently. I would write more, but I can’t. “Thanks,” Eurogamer.

  • Oculus Rift VR headset aims to be Kickstarter funded

    Oculus Rift, a virtual reality head-mounted display (HMD) designed by Palmer Luckey and backed by John Carmack, will see its Kickstarter appeal begin around July 19, according to the designer.

  • Lulzsec hacker group members plead guilty

    Two British computer hackers operating under the group name of Lulzsec have pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy related to attacks on websites belonging to Sony, Nintendo, the NHS, and various other institutions.

  • Capcom to open Resident Evil-themed restaurant next month

    Capcom has announced it’s to open a themed Resident Evil restaurant in Japan beginning next month.

  • Razer refreshes Naga MMO mouse for 2012

    Razer’s announced a refresh of the Naga MMO mouse. The 2012 version will come with a redesigned anti-slip, fingerprint-fighting finish, three interchangeable side panels and a re-optimised button placement. It’s out now in the US and EU, with the rest of the world to follow in Q2. Thanks, Engadget.