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Sunday, Nov 18, 2012

  

Star Citizen Funding Homestretch; Video

The Kickstarter Page for Star Citizen notes that there are 24 hours to go (and counting) in the crowdsourcing campaign for this upcoming space simulation, which now stands at $4.7 million plus (and counting). They now offer advance sales of individual ships to support development, and one last AI gameplay video to help you choose, saying: "This is a short video of the AI attacking and defending a Bengal carrier. It demonstrates intelligent collision avoidance - a dense asteroid field, other space ships, including a large capital ship plus offensive and defensive roles. Note that this is very early pre-pre Alpha. There was a bug with laser bolt speed in this build and they were incorrectly capped at a very low speed. That is not how they will behave in the game. But we thought the video was awesome enough to show you anyway!" Continue here to read the full story.

Hitman: Absolution Reviews

Though Hitman: Absolution won't sneak in stores until this week, reviews have popped up all over for the latest installment in IO Interactive's assassination series. Thanks nin for helping round these up: Computer and Video Games, Edge Online, Eurogamer, GameInformer, GamesRadar, GameSpot, IGN, IncGamers, Joystiq, Kotaku, PC Gamer, Rock, Paper, Shotgun, and Shacknews.

On Sale

Amazon.com's countdown to Black Friday Deals Week is underway with daily specials and lightning deals.

  • Hearts of Iron III: Sounds of Conflict on GameStop PC Downloads. Save 80%.
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour on GameStop PC Downloads. Save 80%.
  • SiN Episodes: Emergence on Steam. Save 75%. "Launches the new era of episodic gaming."

Steam Top 10

Valve offers the following list of the 10 bestselling games on Steam for the past week:

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  2. Assassin's Creed III
  3. Hitman: Absolution
  4. Football Manager 2013
  5. Darksiders II: Death Lives
  6. XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  7. Natural Selection 2
  8. Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
  9. Borderlands 2
  10. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Gatherings & Competitions

Sunday Safety Dance

Game Reviews

Reviewer Apologizes For Factual Inaccuracies In Pulled GameSpot Review. Thanks Joao.

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Out of the Blue

Bye week is always a little odd for an NFL fan, it certainly throws me off a little. The one thing one can hope is that it falls at a time that seems advantageous to your team, and with the Giants in the midst of stumbling which follows their historically poor performance in recent Novembers, that certainly seems to apply in this case, so I'll be as happy about it as possible.

Bye Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Magic Blaster.
Links: The World in 2 Minutes.
Science: Optical Illusions Show How We See.
Images: Dark Knight Trilogy Behind the Scenes. Thanks scorcese.fan.
POTUS is not impressed. Thanks nin.
Media: The Avengers - Saturday Night Live. Thanks nin.
Leaked Disney Star Wars 7 Trailer.
Jamie Sadlowski destroys Golf Channel simulator. Thanks reddit.
The Funnies: Dilbert.
Follow-up: Albert Einstein's Brain May Provide Clues To His Genius, Study Says.



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