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Mine-Thon 2 raises over $10,000 for Child’s Play charity

The second Mine-Thon concluded at 11AM PST today, with the weekend-long event earning a total of $10,148 for Child’s Play–more than double the amount raised last year. Like old-school telethons, the fundraiser, created by E...
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The Strategy Game of the Year 2012: XCOM: Enemy Unknown

I knew the moment the tide had turned. It was 15 hours into my first XCOM: Enemy Unknown campaign, and I’d just outfitted my squad’s psychic soldier with psi armour. I’d only discovered Major Tom’s latent mindbending ab...
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Skyrim Interesting NPCs mod adds quests, music, hundreds of voiced dialogue lines

Journeying through Skyrim is an experience molded by a self-driven narrative. We fashion our individual ideal characters to tell a personal story. But what if the NPCs had similarly detailed aspirations and personalities, and w...
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A Coward in a Camel – An Iron Man flight sim diary

For the last 30 years, sim developers have been slogging their guts out furnishing us with vehicles that live and breathe… machines that leak oily history into the tin drip trays of our lives. They’ve given us realism by th...
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Corsair and Thermaltake supersize their liquid chip-chillers

In keeping with the wintery theme of today (my Bath office is looking like a snowy scene from a Dickens classic, there’s even an urchin or two out there) Thermaltake and and Corsair want to help you keep cold and have both an...
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FTL designer wary of another Kickstarter pitch: “It just adds a whole new layer of stress”

Indie space roguelike FTL warped into our top pick for 2012′s Short-form Game of the Year and tickled our auditory sensors with wonderful space pew-pew music. Its Kickstarter campaign boasted $200,542 in donations over the $1...
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Sim-plicity: I am a failed turkey assassin

Having retired from world-saving heroics, Christopher Livingston is living the simple life in video games by playing a series of down-to-earth simulations. This week he’s following footprints and examining poop in an effort t...
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ESL announces new independent Dota 2 tournament with $156K prize pool

Broadcaster ESL TV recently announced a new Dota 2 tournament based on its ESL Major Series with a prize pool of $156,000. ESL’s Dota 2 RaidCall EMS One will offer $156,000 in prizes split over four seasons in 2013. It is...
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Skyrim: Dragonborn DLC is finally out on Steam

63 days after its original console release, Skyrim’s Dragonborn DLC has finally appeared on Steam. With luck, you’ve been able to avoid too many spoilers from your thumbstick-using friends. For those of you just joining us,...
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