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So… We Can Save the World?

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I love games, especially video games.  They make me happy.  They enable my escapism.  They make me feel like I’ve accomplished something when I finish one.  Wouldn’t it be great if real life felt like that?  Jane McGonigal seems to think it can.  In her book Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World, she asserts that we as gamers are not wasting our time playing games (I knew it!) and that we can change the way this entire funky planet functions.  

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New Supremacy MMA Trailer

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505 Games have released a new gameplay trailer for Supremacy MMA showing just how over-the-top brutal the game is. There’s not much to say other than the fact that I really wouldn’t want to be the guy on the receiving end of Mohawk fighter’s ‘face-in-the-junk’ move. Check out the trailer below.

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Bluemouth Interactive Batarang controllers for Xbox360 and PS3

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Bluemouth Interactive have confirmed they will be releasing their PS3 and Xbox360 Batarang styled controllers in Australia and New Zealand. The controllers, which are licensed by Warner Bros, will likely be in stores on October 19th, to co-incide with the release of Batman: Arkham City. No details yet on pricing, but check out the link below for the full features of the controllers.

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New gameplay footage of Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

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Ubisoft have released gameplay footage of Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. All of the features we’ve come to associate with the Assassin’s Creed series are present and accounted for, alongside several new additions. Take a look at the gameplay below.

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House of the Dead: Overkill – Extended Cut refused classification in Australia

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In a statement to AusGamers, SEGA have revealed that their upcoming Playstation Move relase – House of the Dead: Overkill Extended Cut – has been refused classification in Australia. Extended Cut is a remastered version of the Nintendo Wii game. Check out the official statement below.

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Short Film inspired by Valve’s Portal games released

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The Portal-inspired short-film directed by Dan Trachtenberg which recently debuted at the San Diego Comic-con has now been publically released. The short film entitled Portal: No Escape features Danielle Rayne as the player-controlled character Chell from Valve’s Portal games and showcases some damn fine special effects. Check it out below.

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NHL12 and Warhammer 40K: Space Marine demos now on XBL

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Ever wanted to play as a pro hockey player and then follow it up by chainsawing through disgusting Orks as a badass Space Marine? Well, now you can with demo’s for both NHL12 and Warhammer 40K: Space Marine now available on Xbox Live.

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Aliens: Colonial Marines receives full trailer

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We’ve been waiting and waiting and finally, Gearbox have released a full trailer for Aliens: Colonial Marines. First announced in 2006, the game will see players stepping into the shoes of an United States Colonial Marines squad who have been sent to investigate a deserted spaceship in an effort to find what happened to the crew. That ship is the U.S.S Sulaco – which should be familiar to fans of the series. Check out the trailer below.

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Zombie-focused Rezurrection DLC now out for CoD: Black Ops

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The new Call Of Duty: Black Ops zombie-themed DLC Rezurrection is now available to download from the XBL. Featuring five levels packed with everyone’s favourite undead, the pack includes 4 remastered maps from CoD: World at War –  Verruckt, Shi No Numa, Nacht de Untoten and Der Riese, as well as an all new moon map. The pack will set you back 1200 MSP, unless you’re a Black Ops Hardened or Prestige owner, in which case you get the content for free.

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Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection releasing August 31

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Warner Bros. have offically announced that the Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection will be available to download on PC, PSN and XBL on August 31. The collection features the original Mortal Kombat arcade collection – Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat 2 and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 – and will be available for $9.99 on PC and PSN. The XBL version will set you back 800 MSP.

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