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Sunday, Apr 08, 2012

  

Epic Making PC Exclusive Game

"We might be working on a PC-only title," said Epic's Mike Capps during a PAX East panel, reports Joystiq, saying Cliff Bleszinski followed this more concretely, saying: "Let me say that again: we are working on a PC game." After the panel Capps confirmed to them that this project is underway and that they currently plan on it being a PC exclusive, but no other details were offered.

Battlefield 3: Close Encounters Footage

BF3Blog has a video shot off a monitor at PAX East showing off gameplay in the upcoming Close Encounters DLC for Battlefield 3, the military shooter sequel. The clip shows off the claustrophobic indoor combat the new DLC will add. Continue here to read the full story.

Alter Ego Demo

The Alter Ego Page on the Just Adventure Shop now offers a playable trial version of this horror-themed point-and-click adventure. There are no details explaining the contents of the demo or what limitations it may carry. The download is mirrored on Gamer's Hell.

Chris Avellone Wasteland 2 Interview

An interview on Rock, Paper, Shotgun talks with Obsidian's Chris Avellone about Wasteland 2, InXile's upcoming RPG sequel that Obsidian is helping develop thanks to a successful kickstart. He discusses how this was planned, what he understands of their role in the project at this time, his feelings about crowdsourcing and giving fans a say in game development, people's nostalgia about Black Isle, and more.

Steam to 10

Valve offers the following report of the 10 bestselling titles for the week on Steam:

  1. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  2. Age of Empires Online
  3. Blur
  4. Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion
  5. Magic 2012 Gold Bundle
  6. Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai
  7. Trine 2
  8. Counter-Strike: Source
  9. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
  10. X Superbox

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Out of the Blue

Happy Easter Sunday to all who are celebrating!

We had a lovely dinner with the family last night. Today we celebrate Easter in a non-traditional manner with a cookout. I appreciate Cutter's suggestion that the most appropriate way to break in the grill would be with steaks, but they aren't the ideal choice for a gathering that will involve four people who don't eat red meat (one of whom may be reluctant about that situation to boot), so we have a simple menu of chicken wings & breasts and hamburgers accompanied by a salad and some potatoes and grilled veggies, with a nice fresh pineapple to grill for desert. Okay, I just made myself hungry.

R.I.P.: Veteran newsman Mike Wallace dead at 93.

Links: Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez and Acleacius.
Play: Tremor Hatch.
New World.
Stories: Gravy-wrestling model hit in the face with monkey wrench after finding friend having sex on her sofa. Thanks nin via Digg.
How Las Vegas missed out on a life-sized Starship Enterprise. Thanks nin.
Science: Self-sculpting sand robots are under development at MIT.
Images: Straight From the Store to the Grill.
Media: The Incredibles in 4 minutes. As performed by sock puppets.
Titanic Sinking CGI Time Lapse.
The Funnies: Dilbert.



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