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Humble bundle Raises $ 10.5 million for charity

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remember the company that has been named the worst in America for two years running yea its not Activision its EA has raised a whopping $10.5 million dollars for charity so what is the humble origin bundle? well i’m glad you asked, the humble bundle is a series of collections “bundles” that are digitally distributed and at a price determined by the purchaser. These bundles are typically offered on a two week basis they also offer additional media around mid week that is only available if you pay more then average. Which is a great idea.

EA has decided to give the money earned through the sales directly to charities like: the American Red Cross, Watsi, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, The Human Rights Campaign and the American Cancer Society.

EA has also broken records prior to the Humble Origin Bundle, the previous bundle was the Humble Indie Bundle 5 which raised $5.1 million.

Check out the latest Humble Bundle

Angry Birds GO!

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Back when Angry birds first came out it was fun some still find it fun and its multiple versions of the game have added new and interesting ways to essentially kill pigs without getting any bacon which it think is a waste. And its all fun and games until we go to singapore and get spamed with that stuff from the large rocket ship what was in terminal 3 to a angry birds themed kids area it gets old real fast.

but now they have announced that they are making a kart based racer… is there real potential here? or is going to be a mad gimmick designed to once again spam us with more pig killing birds. they announced it thru a video that featured Rovio’s Kalle Kaivola and how the team had a break thru when they saw their Red bull angry birds kart fall apart… god that was a mouth full.

Okay now I see the potential with a franchise devoted on destroying things and maybe some heavy customising could be a great plan maybe a few power ups like ModNation racing.

It may or may not be as cool as i think it will be but lets just hope that they wont fully target the 5-8 age range.

Check out the video HERE

 

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Star wars games to be made by EA

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EA and Disney have announced that the two mega corporations will be entering a multi-year agreement to develop and publish the new video games based on the Star wars world. From the press release Ea’s internal studios will be assigned the task of developing the projects over the contract.

EA’s Labels president Frank Gibeau stated

“Every developer dreams of creating games for the Star Wars universe. Three of our top studios will fulfill that dream, crafting epic adventures for Star Wars fans. DICE and Visceral will produce new games, joining the BioWare team which continues to develop for the Star Wars franchise. The new experiences we create may borrow from films, but the games will be entirely original with all new stories and gameplay.”

So what happens to Star wars 1313 will we ever see it?

But this is not unexpected after Bioware got the Knights of the old republic it would seem that it would go to one of the big companies maybe we will finally see Battlefront 3 or a Sims star wars expansion pack. In any case it will be awesome and hopefully we will see some kind of homage to the previous star wars games.

Gear box announces new Borderlands 2 DLC (bout time)

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A post from Destructoid reports that a Gearbox employee has accidentally let the cat out of the bag early by tweeting a photo which had the poster in the background now if this was intentional i dont know but i has given us insight in to the fourth and last dlc in the seasons pass.

on the 25th of june Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragons Keep DLC will be released which follows Tiny Tina who is running a role-playing tabletop game. Hopefully it will be as loot filled as the last DLC on the first borderlands.

Gearbox and Sega responds to lawsuit

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Gamers were outraged at the lacklustre game they got when Aliens colonial marines hit our shelves they felt that they were wronged and many spent hours at their keyboards, but they did more then just post on forums, they went to court with Gearbox and Sega over perceived consumer deception.

While the suit – which alleges that demos of the game are shown at conventions were active attempts at the game’s makers to dupe gamers into buying an inferir final product.

So Gearbox and Sega have returned with statements

Sega’s statement

“SEGA cannot comment on specifics of ongoing litigation, but we are confident that the lawsuit is without merit and we will defend it vigorously.”

Gearbox Statement

“Attempting to wring a class action lawsuit out of a demonstration is beyond meritless. We continue to support the game, and will defend the rights of entertainers to share their works-in-progress without fear of frivolous litigation.”

I feel that the demos that gearbox showed us at the conferences were “work-in-progress” so it wasn’t actually from the game that was released. Now is it right to do so no obviously being a high end developer they should have done better. In the end i dont think this case will go very far.

Bethesda announces Wolfenstein: The new order

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Recently we have been having hints to a new project from Bethesda and we now have a confirmation that it is  Wolfenstein: The new order which might be a reboot or sequel. You can see the trailer HERE

According to the company’s press release the game is to be released in the fourth quarter and for PS3, PC and Xbox 360 no PS4 at the moment.

Now that we know its not Fallout 4 but it looks really good and its a important game from many gamers childhood.