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Star Citizen earns Guinness world record for crowdfunding efforts

As Star Citizen recently crossed $ 55 million in funding, Roberts Space Industries founder Chris Roberts announced that the game is entering the Guinness Book of World Records “not as the largest crowdfunded game of all time, but as the largest…
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China bootlegs Hearthstone cards into the real world

Blizzard has yet to release Hearthstone cards outside of their native virtual playground, but where American corporations fail, Chinese bootleggers are more than happy to step in.

Games In Asia has a lengthy report on a knock-off Chinese Hearthstone…
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Yu-Gi-Oh Comes To 3DS With Zexal World Duel Carnival

The Yu-Gi-Oh series is available for the first time on 3DS.

The game has been available in Europe and Japan for quite some time, but it only released in North America, on the 3DS eShop, yesterday. You can find a launch trailer for the game below. The game is based on the first season of the newer Zexal series and features more than 40 duelists from the show.

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I recall Yu-Gi-Oh being huge when it first arrived in the United States. Its reach was comparable to Pokémon. It has always retained a dedicated group of fans, but I am curious if it could see a resurgence in popularity as the collectible card game genre begins to gain more fans thanks to titles like Hearthstone and the upcoming Pokémon card game release on iOS devices.

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After six years, PlayStation’s virtual world is closing its doors

Sony confirmed today that its avatar-driven virtual world PlayStation Home would be shutting its doors in North America on March 31, 2015. …


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Developer Diary Discusses The Witcher 3′s Wide Open World

With the incredible success enjoyed by The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, more role-playing games are emboldened to pursue the open world experience. Count The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt among them.

Abandoning the zoned environments of its predecessors, The Witcher 3 embraces a wide open world filled with towns to visit, side quest to pursue, and monsters to battle. In this developer diary, CD Projekt Red discusses its approach to tackling this behemoth task and showcases some of the surprises awaiting gamers when they step into the Northern Kingdoms. 

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The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on February 24.

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PSA: Today’s Destiny update reboots the game world

Destiny is getting an update today, meaning players may see the above alert in their games. This warning popped up for us on PSN while our ship was in orbit. Bungie.net offers the following message: “Pardon our dust! Destiny is being updated. You…
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RollerCoaster Tycoon World screens show worlds of fun

Watching a roller coaster being built isn’t terribly exciting or pleasant, what with the loud, heavy machinery and often simple nature of the ride’s scaffolding. Thankfully, watching RollerCoaster Tycoon World be built is at least a little more…
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Someone Found A Robin Williams-Inspired Character In The Current World Of Warcraft Beta

Shortly after the tragic passing of Robin Williams, fans gathered to request that Blizzard immortalize the beloved comedian and actor. The publisher quickly told fans that it would find a place for Williams, and now he’s been found.

According to WoWHead, a large site specializing in World of Warcraft coverage, a number of Robin Williams-inspired NPCs have been located. The first found in game (and not through code mining) is a genie that shares two lines from Disney’s Aladdin (almost). A Blizzard representative has confirmed to Game Informer that the images are authentic. 

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When you find the Ever-Burning Lamp on an island off the coast of Talador and rub it, you’ll see the spirited figure appear. When emerging from the lamp, he exclaims “Infinite cosmic power!” (which is close to the Genie’s “Phenomenal cosmic power!” movie quote). He quickly disappears, saying “Itty bitty living space,” another line from the movie.

Additionally, there is a cracked egg spaceship nearby. Those who remember Williams in Mork & Mindy will get the reference.

For more, including images, check out the full report at WoWHead.

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Our Take
Assuming that this is accurate (and the photographic proof is compelling), Blizzard has worked quickly to fulfill its promise. It’s wonderful that they have managed to work in a number of Williams most famous roles (especially if the datamining is correct about Mork and Mrs. Doubtfire outfits). Kudos, Blizzard. 

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Sims 4 Real World: Recognizing your Joystiq in The Sims 4

From the Joystiq House confessional:

SIMS 4 JESS CONDITT: Alexander is a mostly good roommate. He’s really clean and he cooks well, but I wish he’d stop stealing my clothes. I mean, yesterday I noticed my favorite sequined club dress was missing,…
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Play all of the ‘Connected World’ Ludum Dare 30 games

But be warned: There are a lot of entries to play.

Ludum Dare 30 is in the bag, and so are a bunch of cool new games and prototypes from developers worldwide. Ludum Dare 30 includes the 48-hour Compo and the 72-hour Jam, both with the theme…
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