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  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.

Titanfall Getting a New Pilots-Only Game Mode

IGN.com - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:43

Respawn Entertainment has revealed that update six is in the works for Titanfall, introducing a new featured game mode called Pilot Skirmish and making Marked for Death a permanent fixture of the first-person shooter.

The biggest change for Titanfall in update six is Pilot Skirmish, which removes AI and Titans. As such, player size is increased to 16 people, with two teams of eight battling it out on the frontier. In addition, Marked for Death is a permanent game mode, meaning it won't be replaced in the future.

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EVE Developer Hit With High-Profile Layoffs

IGN.com - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:43

CCP Games has lost a pair of executives, and is closing its San Francisco branch, according to a company financial report.

The EVE Online developer has suffered lower sales in 2014 compared to the same time last year, the company said in the report, which was translated by Reddit user two_step. Chief marketing officer David Reid announced that he was leaving the company because travel between the U.S. and Iceland was taking its toll –– the company is also losing CFO Joe Gallo, although it's unclear whether he was laid off or decided to leave.

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App Store Update: August 28

IGN.com - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:28

Every day hundreds of new apps make their debut on the App Store, and hundreds more are updated or reduced in price. We have sifted through the noise and highlighted those select few that might be worth your attention.

Note: The prices and deals compiled below are accurate at the time we published this story, but all are subject to change.

Bioshock – ($14.99)

2007's widely praised FPS from the Xbox 360 (and later PS3), Bioshock's shocking fans for a second time by being ported over to mobile platforms – on a visual level, if nothing else. Check out this comparison we put together of the graphics in action in both the new version and the old:

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Feast Your Eyes on Disney's Next Short

IGN.com - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:17

Check out these two new images from Walt Disney Animation Studios' new short Feast, which will play in front of Big Hero 6.

Patrick Osborne, who served as head of animation for the Oscar-winning short Paperman, makes his directorial debut on the Kristina Reed-produced short. Feast tells "the story of one man’s love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share."

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Nidhogg Is Coming to PS Vita

IGN.com - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:10

Multiplayer party game Nidhogg is coming to PS Vita, and will be released simultaneously alongside its PS4 version.

It will be cross-buy between the two platforms, meaning you only have to pay once in order to have them on both Vita and PS4.

You can play locally, Vita-to-Vita, in ad-hoc mode. You'll also be able to connect to PSN and play against people online.

In a pinch, two players can even play on a single Vita with one thumbstick per player.

Nidhogg is an indie two-player fencing game developed by Messhof, originally released on PC in early 2014. In IGN's review, we named it "the most exhilarating competitive game" that we'd played in years. The PS4 version was announced in May, though a fixed release window has not been named for either the PS4 or PS Vita versions.

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Infamous: Let's Play First Light with IGN

IGN.com - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:07

Believe it or not, it's actually kind of rare for IGN folks to play games at work. Between writing news, going to events, planning coverage, and so on, a lot of game time happens at home.

Well, when Infamous: First Light hit and Laura Bailey -- Fetch herself -- was on her way to town for Up at Noon, IGN's Greg Miller had to play the game ASAP. Rather than run home and do it, he strapped on a headset, hit record, and invited you along for a Let's Play miniseries.

Greg is a host at IGN. You can catch him weekly on Podcast Beyond and Up at Noon. Keep track of Greg's daily shenanigans on Twitter. Beyond!

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Quake Live Changes to Appeal to 'Wider Audience'

IGN.com - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:57

id Software is making changes to Quake Live, the browser-based shooter, in an attempt to expand the game's audience when it releases on Steam, the developer said on the Quake Live blog.

The update will introduce a plethora of changes. There are new control options for players unfamiliar with the classic layout; the heavy machinegun is being introduced, along with damage tweaks to several other weapons; and item respawn times have been unified across all game modes.

One of them ore poignant changes, though, is the introduction of weapon loadouts to select modes, giving players the ability to select a primary and secondary weapon before spawning.

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Dust: An Elysian Tail Coming to PS4

IGN.com - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:42

Dust: An Elysian Tail, a 2D action RPG that originally released on Xbox 360, is heading to the PlayStation 4.

Game creator Dean Dodrill made the announcement on the PlayStation Blog, revealing that Dust: An Elysian Tail will run in 1080p at 60 frames per second on Sony's home console. In addition, the hand-drawn side-scroller is coming "really, really soon" to PlayStation 4, though no release date was given.

IGN thought Dust: An Elysian Tail was great when it launched on Xbox Live Arcade in 2012, specifically saying the game was "content rich" and "well-polished." For more on the 2D action RPG, be sure to check out IGN's wiki.

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Twitter Opens Up Analytics Dashboard For All Users

IGN.com - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:40

Twitter’s activity dashboard is now open to all users, allowing them to see how their tweets are performing with a range of analytical tools.

Initially rolled out to advertisers and verified users in July, the analytics dashboard now lets all account holders monitor the engagement of each tweet. For instance, the numbers of how many saw the tweet, clicked links, looked at their profile and more are revealed with the tools.

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Nintendo Voice Actor Instagrams Adventures With Mario and Luigi

IGN.com - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:23

Charles Martinet, the voice of Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi, Donkey Kong and more, is transporting the beloved Nintendo characters into real life in a bizarre way with figurines and Instagram.

Martinet is positioning the video game characters against the backdrop of real-world situations and providing voice overs as they banter within the environment. The prolific voice actor has posted at least 25 videos on Instagram as he vacations in Chile.

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Trion Rolls Out Two-Step Authentication Security Feature

IGN.com - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:09

Trion Worlds is implementing a new security feature to its games hub Glyph, with changes beginning to roll out tomorrow.

A new log-in process is detailed on the ArcheAge blog. When a player logs in from a computer or IP address they haven't previously logged in from before, they'll be asked to verify their identity by also entering a code emailed to the email address associated with their Glyph account.

Players who already use the optional Glyph authenticator or Rift authenticator shouldn't see much change to their usual log-in process, besides the fact that the process is now spread over two separate screens. On the second screen, players can choose to whitelist their computer so that codes don't have to be entered while logging in in future.

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IGN Plays F-Zero X

IGN.com - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:03

It's Nintendo's 125th anniversary! Yes, waaaay back in September 1889 "Nintendo Koppai" was founded as a playing card manufacturer. But over the last 40 years or so, Nintendo has grown into one of the most prolific, successful, and beloved video game makers anywhere. To celebrate, all month long we're playing 125 of of the greatest Nintendo games ever made.

So come on this journey with us, and relive some of our fondest Nintendo-made memories. Up now: Nintendo's blazing-fast sci-fi racer F-Zero X!

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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?

Slashdot.org - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:01
SternisheFan writes: I am not a "gamer," per se. I grew up on "old school" arcade/Atari-type games. My question is: What are the very best games to own? Let's assume platform is irrelevant — any console, any computer, any operating system, any mobile device. I'd just like to know what you think are the most indispensable games to have in your collection. Let's expand this to include board games and other tabletop games as well. What games do you make sure to always have on hand for get-togethers?

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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?

Slashdot.org - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:01
SternisheFan writes: I am not a "gamer," per se. I grew up on "old school" arcade/Atari-type games. My question is: What are the very best games to own? Let's assume platform is irrelevant — any console, any computer, any operating system, any mobile device. I'd just like to know what you think are the most indispensable games to have in your collection. Let's expand this to include board games and other tabletop games as well. What games do you make sure to always have on hand for get-togethers?

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?

Slashdot.org - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:01
SternisheFan writes: I am not a "gamer," per se. I grew up on "old school" arcade/Atari-type games. My question is: What are the very best games to own? Let's assume platform is irrelevant — any console, any computer, any operating system, any mobile device. I'd just like to know what you think are the most indispensable games to have in your collection. Let's expand this to include board games and other tabletop games as well. What games do you make sure to always have on hand for get-togethers?

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?

Slashdot.org - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:01
SternisheFan writes: I am not a "gamer," per se. I grew up on "old school" arcade/Atari-type games. My question is: What are the very best games to own? Let's assume platform is irrelevant — any console, any computer, any operating system, any mobile device. I'd just like to know what you think are the most indispensable games to have in your collection. Let's expand this to include board games and other tabletop games as well. What games do you make sure to always have on hand for get-togethers?

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?

Slashdot.org - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:01
SternisheFan writes: I am not a "gamer," per se. I grew up on "old school" arcade/Atari-type games. My question is: What are the very best games to own? Let's assume platform is irrelevant — any console, any computer, any operating system, any mobile device. I'd just like to know what you think are the most indispensable games to have in your collection. Let's expand this to include board games and other tabletop games as well. What games do you make sure to always have on hand for get-togethers?

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








A City Sleeps is Harmonix's Anime Take on Geometry Wars

IGN.com - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:00

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I sat down to play Harmonix’s new game, A City Sleeps, but I can safely say that it wasn’t a 2D side-scrolling, bullet-hell shooter with techno-anime art, and a confident hip-hop soundtrack. But sure enough, the next game from the house that built Frequency, Guitar Hero, and Rock Band is all of those things, and I’m kind of digging it.

Developed by a handful of folks who worked on the experimental FPS Chroma, A City Sleeps is a twin-stick shooter that doesn’t have any qualms with beating you senseless. Falling somewhere in the middle of games like Geometry Wars, R-Type, and Ikaruga, A City Sleeps is immediately accessible with its familiar base mechanics. Left stick moves you around, right stick fires projectiles in any given direction. You try to dodge enemy fire while shooting back at them. But once you get beyond the simplistic, A City Sleeps becomes its own unique and interesting beast.

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Game of Thrones: Why We're Excited for Dorne in Season 5

IGN.com - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:00

Here's your spoiler warning for all things Game of Thrones Seasons 1-4.

Who's ready for some Dorne? By a show of hands, who wants...

Okay, bad idea. Let's just all agree that we're super stoked to head into the land of Dorne in Game of Thrones Season 5 - a place we've only heard of thus far. Famous for its wine, women, and Oberyns.

So why haven't we seen Dorne up until now? Other than the fact that most everything, chaos and carnage-wise, was happening up in the upper regions of Westeros? Well, they keep to themselves. Once an official part of the Seven Kingdoms, Dorne maintains cordial relations with King's Landing - enough that they took in Princess Myrcella as a favor to Tyrion when it looked like Stannis was poised to conquer the Lannisters - but for the most part they enjoy living down in the desert, safe and separate from all those "games of thrones."

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IGN Plays Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga

IGN.com - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:56

It's Nintendo's 125th anniversary! Yes, waaaay back in September 1889 "Nintendo Koppai" was founded as a playing card manufacturer. But over the last 40 years or so, Nintendo has grown into one of the most prolific, successful, and beloved video game makers anywhere. To celebrate, all month long we're playing 125 of of the greatest Nintendo games ever made.

So come on this journey with us, and relive some of our fondest Nintendo-made memories. Up now: Nintendo's personality-filled RPG Mario & Luigi!

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