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EA deal blocks Porsche appearance in Forza 4


Here’s hoping you weren’t looking forward to some Porsche driving action in Forza 4, because thanks to EA, that won’t be happening. Turn 10 director Dan Greenawalt has stated that Porsche cars will not be seen in Forza 4 because EA, who exclusively holds the license for the German car giant, has decided against collaborating with the makers of Forza Motorsport 4. For Greenawalt’s full statement, check the link below.

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Never Dead TGS Trailer and new screens


Konami has released its TGS trailer for Never Dead, showing off the Japanese voice cast set to some Megadeath. I’d like to say I don’t understand this trailer because it’s in Japanese – but no. I really have no idea what’s going on. You crazy Japanese developers, you. Check out the trailer below and see if you can make sense of it.

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Custom Arkham City Xbox360 to be given away at PAX


Seems the good news keeps coming for those of you lucky enough to be attending PAX this weekend. Warner Bros. will be giving away a custom Arkham City Xbox slim, featuring artwork from the game. No details were given regarding the specifics of the giveaway, but if you’re PAX bound, be sure to check out the WB Games booth to enter.

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution Review


Every now and then a game comes along that is so amazingly realised time seems to stand still when you’re playing it. These games immerse you entirely in their world – you feel like you know the characters – you feel like you’re a part of the universe – you’re so completely and utterly entranced by the world they have created that you forget about everything around you. This happened for me with Mass Effect. It happened with The Witcher and Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines. And now it’s happened with Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

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New Xbox360 slim $299 bundle releasing in Canada tomorrow


Canadian readers – if you don’t yet have an Xbox360 – or if you want to upgrade to the slim version – now seems to be the perfect time to do so. Joystiq have reported that a new Xbox bundle will be available starting tomorrow across Canada – and included in the bundle are some very tempting games. Alan Wake, Gears of War 2, Halo 3, Fable 3 and Halo Wars will all come bundled with the slim. And the price? A nice $299, thank you very much.

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Bethesda confirms you can marry anyone – male or female – in Skyrim


Bethesda’s PR Executive Pete Hines has confirmed that same sex marriages are included in Skyrim. When asked if same sex marriages were possible in the game, Hines stated that Bethesda weren’t making a huge deal of the issue, but that players could marry anyone. He went on to clarify that anyone meant male or female, regardless of your characters gender, rather than any random NPC.

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Confessions of a “Casual” Gamer

Easy Difficulty

I have a confession.  Oftentimes, when playing a game, for one reason or another I lower the difficulty setting to “easy” or “casual” or “extreme pussy.”  Wow!  What a relief to finally get that off of my chest!  I feel free!  I feel liberated!  I feel you staring at the screen and judging me…

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NASA launching MMO Beta in 2012


The space program may be over, but NASA-sponsored MMO Astronaut: Moon, Mars and Beyond is set to beta launch in 2012. Focusing on space exploration and education, the MMO is targeted at the 5 to 24 market and will initially be available on iOS and PC, with other platforms supported in the future. The beta is set for December 25.

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Reapers can win battle for Earth in Mass Effect 3


According to Mass Effect 3‘s community representative, Mike Gamble, the final game in the trilogy will feature an ending where the Reapers win the battle for Earth.Speaking to NowGamer at Gamescom, when asked whether Bioware was willing to feature a negative ending where the Reapers win, Gamble replied with ‘Yes’. When asked to confirm that there would be a Reaper win ending, Gamble again responded in the affirmative.

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Deadly Premonition may receive sequel


Despite not being a commercial success, cult hit Deadly Premonition Director Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro has revealed he is currently working on another game set in the Deadly Premonition universe. In fact, several Deadly Premonion projects are currently ‘on the table’. Check the link below for more details.

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