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What’s inside Molyneux’s Curiosity cube? Not a dead cat or Half-Life 3

Peter Molyneux is narrowing the answer to the question posed by 22 Cans’ first experimental game, Curiostiy: What’s Inside the Cube? It’s not a huge pile of money, a dead cat, a sports car or Half-Life 3, Molyneux says. However, whatever’s inside there will “change your life forever.”

Maybe Molyneux is toying with us. Maybe the cube is harboring two huge piles of dead sports cars and a copy of Black Mesa Source. The answer was right in front of us the entire time, and the knowledge of purposeful human deception will change anyone’s life, at least for a little bit.

Curiosity is undergoing Apple certification now.

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Artist Imagines Lost As An ’80s Point And Click Adventure Game

Penney Design, a graphic design company in London, England, has created a series of images imagining the television show Lost as an '80s point and click adventure game. You can head here to check out all the designs, which look to some of the series' most iconic moments.

This is a game I would definitely play. There are little touches all over the place, like the inventory items, and Claire's texualized Australian accent. You will definitely want to check out the full collection of images if you're a fan of the show.

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New Awesomenauts character voiced by Simon from The Yogscast

Ronimo Games recently announced a new character for Awesomenauts, Skolldir the “terribly overweight space viking.” Skolldir is voiced by Simon from The Yogscast gaming channel. Check out the announcement trailer and gallery for this large, melee-heavy character after the break.

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Call Of Duty: Black Ops II Achievements Are Online

The Achievements list for Call of Duty: Black Ops II has appeared online, and it is surprisingly free of secret of achievements. You would think a video game about secret black operations would want to keep some things a secret. Check out the list below.

  • No Man Left Behind (20 points) – Rescue Woods.
  • Gathering Storm (20 points) – Investigate the jungle facility.
  • Shifting Sands (20 points) – Gather intel on Raul Menendez from Mullah Rahmaan.
  • Driven by Rage (20 points) – Take down Menendez and his operation.
  • Waterlogged (20 points) – Gather information on Raul Menendez' suspected terrorist plot.
  • What Happens in Colossus… (20 points) – Find the Karma weapon.
  • False Profit (20 points) – Capture Manuel Noriega and bring him to justice.
  • Deep Cover (20 points) – Capture Menendez.
  • Sinking Star (20 points) – Interrogate Menendez.
  • Late for the Prom (20 points) – Escort the president to the secure location in downtown LA.
  • Death from Above (50 points) – Stop Menendez once and for all.
  • Old Fashioned (50 points) – Complete "Pyrrhic Victory", "Old Wounds", "Time And Fate", and "Suffer With Me" in Veteran.
  • Futurist (50 points) – Complete all future levels in veteran.
  • Giant Accomplishment (50 points) – Complete all challenges in Black Ops II.
  • Mission Complete (10 points) – Complete all challenges in a level.
  • Just Gettin' Started (10 points) – Complete 1 challenge in any level.
  • Singapore Sling (15 points) – Successfully neutralize the SDC freighter at Keppel Terminal.
  • Desert Storm (15 points) – Successfully escort the VIPs to safety.
  • Defender (15 points) – Successfully defend FOB Spectre from incursion.
  • Black Ops II Master (15 points) – Complete the campaign on Hardened or Veteran difficulty.
  • Art of War (25 points) – Successfully assassinate SDC Chairman Tian Zhao.
  • Blind Date (15 points) – Successfully rescue HVI.
  • Family Reunion (10 points) – There are two futures.
  • Hey Good Looking (10 points) – Plastic surgery avoided
  • Showdown (15 points) – A duel between rivals
  • Dirty Business (15 points) – Listen and think before you shoot.
  • Ship Shape (10 points) – Reinforcements on the way.
  • Dead or Alive (15 points) – Jailor or executioner.
  • Ultimate Sacrifice (15 points) – Only one can survive.
  • Good Karma (20 points) – Crack the celerium worm.
  • High IQ (20 points) – Collect all intel.
  • Back in Time (10 points) – Use a future weapon in the past.
  • Man of the People (15 points) – Stop the brutality inflicted by the PDF.
  • Gun Nut (10 points) – Complete a level with customized loadout.
  • Ten K (15 points) – Minimum score 10k in every mission
  • Welcome to the Club (10 points) – Reach Sergeant (Level 10) in multiplayer Public Match.
  • Welcome to the Penthouse (50 points) – Prestige once in multiplayer Public Match.
  • Big Leagues (20 points) – Win 5 multiplayer League Play games after being placed in a division.
  • Trained Up (10 points) – Win 10 multiplayer games while playing in Combat Training playlists.
  • Party Animal (10 points) – Win 10 multiplayer games while playing in Party Games playlists.
  • Tower of Babble (75 points) – In TranZit, obey the voices.
  • Don't Fire Until You See (30 points) – In TranZit, have all doors opened without being set on fire.
  • The Lights Of Their Eyes (5 points) – In Green Run, pacify at least 10 zombies with 1 EMP.
  • Undead Man's Party Bus (15 points) – In TranZit, complete all additions to the bus in 1 game.
  • Dance On My Grave (5 points) – In Green Run, acquire your Tombstone.
  • Standard Equipment May Vary (25 points) – In TranZit, acquire 4 different equippable items in 1 game.
  • You Have No Power Over Me (15 points) – You Have No Power Over Me
  • I Don't Think They Exist (10 points) – In TranZit, kill one of the denizens of the forest while it is latched onto you.
  • Fuel Efficient (10 points) – In TranZit, use an alternative mode of transportation.
  • Happy Hour (10 points) – In TranZit, buy 2 different perks before turning on the power.

Call of Duty Blacks Ops II releases for just about every form of interactive media on November 13.

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Abe’s Oddysee HD for PC, XBLA, and PSN in September 2013!

Eeep.

 

On the last day of Eurogamer Expo 2012, an unexpected—for me at least—demo was shown! We’ve been shown screenshots, we’ve been made promises, but now we finally have something tangible. I’ve always considered Oddworld to largely be an unappreciated title here in America. The series have been around for a while with new additions and the games have always been funny, weird, and entertaining. So if you’ve never played one of these, next year is a great time to get onboard.

Yeah, it’s kind of scary that they’re talking about a whole year. But wait until you see the pre-alpha demo below! According to Oddworld Inhabitants, the only reason they have been able to take this project on is solely due to digital sales. They said that only 50% of their revenue comes from console and PC games. Abe’s Oddysee HD can already be played at 6ofps on the PC and they promise that this version will come with new puzzles. Courtesy of Eurogamer, we have the entire presentation from earlier today for you to watch! However, for those of you who have a life and don’t want to watch a bunch of nerds trying to be entertaining, skip ahead to the 41 minute mark. That’s right. You read it right.

Come to think of it, wouldn’t Abe make a great character for Playstation All-Stars?

 

Images courtesy of vg247.com and strategywiki.org!




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Mass Effect Trilogy DLC gets down on PC and Xbox 360, PS3 info to come

A few more details on the Mass Effect 3 Trilogy

The Mass Effect Trilogy includes all three games in the Mass Effect franchise, launching for Xbox 360 and PC on November 6 and at a later date for PS3, and it’ll look something like that photo up there. The Trilogy will come with DLC as well, BioWare clarifies:

The PC version will get Bring Down the Sky and Pinnacle Station for the first Mass Effect; Mass Effect 2 comes with the Cerberus Network, which includes Zaeed – The Price of Revenge, The Firewalker Pack, Cerberus Assault Gear, Arc Projector heavy weapon, and Normandy Crash site mission. Mass Effect 3 includes the Online Pass with access to multiplayer.

Xbox 360 won’t get Bring Down the Sky or Pinnacle Station on-disc, but both will be available as standalone DLC via Xbox Live. Mass Effect 2 gets the Cerberus Network and Mass Effect 3 the Online Pass.

Information about PS3 DLC is coming “soon.” The original Mass Effect will launch as a digital standalone on PSN on the same day the Trilogy launches for PS3, for $ 15.

The Trilogy is compatible with other versions of the Mass Effect games, meaning players can transfer saves from previous games to the Trilogy games, and Mass Effect 3 multiplayer is playable between versions. Considering the Trilogy is Mass Effect repackaged for the holiday rush, it’d be more surprising if the games were truly a separate beast and weren’t compatible with previous releases.

There’s still no sign of the Trilogy coming to Wii U, which gets Mass Effect 3 on launch day, November 18 in the US. The Wii U version includes the Extended Cut ending and the From Ashes DLC.

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Stiq Flicks: Borderlands 2 and The Good, the Bad, and the Weird

Stiq Flicks – from film and video game industry freelance writer Kevin Kelly – examines video games and attempts to pair them with matching films. It’s like wine and cheese, but with more aliens.


Stiq Flicks Borderlands 2 and the Good, the Bad, and the Weird
Loot, treasure, swag, the goods. It’s what fuels the pursuit of plenty of video games. But when you boil that essence down into an experience that is extremely focused on the loot experience, you wind up with something that fuels that need perfectly, like Borderlands 2. There might be a firefight raging next to you, but if there’s an orange gun on the ground, you’ll ignore bullets, rockets, and certain death in order to grab it.

In the realm of the movies, there are plenty of films about adventurers seeking treasure, but we wanted something that had an unlikely band of daredevils coming together in order to find fortune and glory. While The Goonies is one of the best treasure-seeking films of all time, there just isn’t enough gunplay in it to marry it to Borderlands 2. Then there are the Indiana Jones films, which recently hit Blu-ray. But he’s definitely more of a lone gun type of guy, weighed down by sidekicks.

So, we turned to one of the most stunning films to come out of South Korea. It takes some liberty with one of the most famous western films of all time, and adds a ton of South Korean flavor and humor to it. When three very unlikely adventuring gunplayers come together in search of treasure marked on a map, you get a gorgeously shot, well-acted film that is The Good, the Bad, and the Weird.

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New Little King’s Story Launch Trailer

The new Little King's Story, aptly titled New Little King's Story, the sequel to the 2009 Wii RPG, is jumping to the Vita.

The game will be available this Tuesday, October 2. Recently, we spoke with the game's assistant producer about the switch to the Vita, and the changes to the gameplay from the Wii.

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Indie Royale celebrates Oktoberfest with six-game bundle


Indie Royale
is back with a new Steam and Desura six-game bundle. The Oktoberfest bundle features Zoe Mode’s Chime and all three episodes of Hector: Badge of Carnage by Telltale Games.

Smudged Cat Games’ The Adventures of Shuggy also makes an appearance in the bundle along with Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble and “story-driven interactive drama” The Witch’s Yarn by Mousechief. The Network by AquaFox rounds out the bundle.

Those that spend more than $ 8 on the bundle will also receive two chiptune albums by Savestates, “Calm Your Nerves” and “Chip unDeath.” The Oktoberfest bundle is on sale now until Friday, October 5 for its usual “pay the minimum” price, which is currently $ 5.21.

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New Little King’s Story Launch Trailer

The new Little King's Story, aptly titled New Little King's Story, the sequel to the 2009 Wii RPG, is jumping to the Vita.

The game will be available this Tuesday, October 2. Recently, we spoke with the game's assistant producer about the switch to the Vita, and the changes to the gameplay from the Wii.

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