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Steam adds support for five currencies, with five more coming soon

Players in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand can now pay for Steam games in their own currencies. Canada, Mexico, Korea, Turkey, and Norway are on deck. …

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Jungle Rumble brings musical monkey mayhem to Vita ‘very soon’

Developer Disco Pixel has announced that its rhythm-based platformer Jungle Rumble: Freedom, Happiness and Bananas is coming to Sony’s Vita handheld.

In Jungle Rumble, players control a troop of monkeys that must battle an opposing simian faction…
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Super Smash Bros. 3DS Demo Coming Soon

Nintendo has announced that Super Smash Bros. for 3DS is getting a playable demo shortly.

The demo hits on September 19 and contains five characters: Mario, Link, Pikachu, Villager, and Mega Man, as well as the Battlefield stage. It includes local multiplayer, and can only be opened 30 times.

Platinum Club Nintendo members (between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014) with registered 3DS hardware or software are also currently receiving four codes for early access to the demo.

Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS comes out on October 3.


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Shiny Gengar and Diancie soon to be available for UK Pokémon fans

UK based Pokémon trainers rejoice! Following yesterday’s US announcement, it has been confirmed that two distribution events shall become available in GAME stores throughout the UK.

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The first is a special Shiny Gengar that comes with Gengarite, the item needed to Mega Evolve it into Mega Gengar. This is to coincide with the upcoming trading card game set, Phantom Forces. It shall be available from October 15th to November 5th.

The second is brand new legendary Diancie. This Rock/Fairy type will be available from November 6th to November 28th. Both of these Pokémon can only be transferred to Pokémon X and Pokémon Y but you can then trade them over to the upcoming remakes Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Trading Diancie over will reward you with the Diancite item, so you can Mega Evolve it.

US owners can obtain the Shiny Gengar from October 13th to October 26th and the Diancie from October 27th to November 16th at GameStop stores.

The events will also be available in France, Germany, Spain and Italy but the dates are currently unknown.

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Minecraft on Xbox One this week, PS4 ‘soon, maybe sooner’

Not satisfied with mere bajillions, Minecraft starts racking up more sales this week when it launches as a downloadable on Xbox One – and perhaps PS4 too. The Xbox One release date is locked in for Friday, September 5, when 360 owners of Mojang’s…
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Risen 3: Titan Lords available now in North America, soon worldwide

Deep Silver and Piranha Bytes are pleased to announce to the world that Risen 3: Titan Lords is now available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC today in North America. For those of you in Europe and the rest of the world, you will be able to grab the newest RPG on August 15th.

We all know Piranha Bytes from their Gothic series, to which both Gothic and Risen have been met with mixed reactions from critics and gamers alike. Piranha says they are going back to their roots with this installment of into the Risen series with a classic RPG that will “pull the player in to a hand-crafted role-playing world full of rugged charm where every decision changes the course of the story”.

To celebrate the release, there is a gameplay video that introduces the three factions in Risen 3 succinctly called the “Factions” video. Check it out below! And if you are Gamescom 2014, you can stop by the Deep Silver booth and play the game.

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Uncover Castle in the Darkness’ secrets soon on Steam

1001 Spikes developer Nicalis announced a new damning action-platformer today, Castle in the Darkness. The game “recalls a golden, bygone era” thanks to its retro-inspired art and steep difficulty curve. In it, players explore the kingdom of…
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Mega Man Soundtrack volumes on iTunes, Amazon, more soon

Tired of humming songs from the NES Mega Man games to yourself? If a particular tune from Mega Man 1-5 won’t stop knocking around your skull, you can now jam away to the real deal by grabbing volumes of the Mega Man Soundtrack, available via iTunes…
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Gratuitous Space Battles 2 coming soon to PC, Mac, Linux

Positech Games has announced a sequel to its interstellar strategy hit Gratuitous Space Battles, that, the developer claims, will make the titular melees between massive spaceship armadas even more ludicrous.

“[Gratuitous Space Battles 2] uses an…
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Soon Shine to tap out ghosts on the Wii U eShop

Being attacked by a relentless flood of ghosts can be a bit of a hassle, but when they’re susceptible to a good tap and you’re armed with a stylus, there’s a pretty promising way out of the situation. Wii U owners can start containing the problem…
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