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Sunday, Dec 23, 2012 Happy Festivus

  

Crysis 3 Trailer

A new Spanish trailer (NSFW) is available to show off gameplay from Crysis 3, Crytek's upcoming shooter sequel (thanks NowGamer). Though the PEGI text and voiceover are in Spanish, all the in-game voices are English (though a Cockney translator may be necessary). The clip shows off stealthy approach to a mission (considering it involves a machine gun) in the jungle formerly known as New York City. Continue here to read the full story.

Steam Top 10

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

  1. Borderlands 2
  2. Dishonored
  3. Hitman: Absolution
  4. Far Cry 3
  5. Darksiders Franchise
  6. THQ Collection
  7. Torchlight II
  8. Scribblenauts Unlimited
  9. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  10. Natural Selection 2

On Sale

  • Blood Bowl Franchise on Steam. Save up to 75%.
  • Dead Island on Steam. Save 66%.
  • Dota 2 on Steam. Save 50%.
  • Dungeon Defenders on Steam. Save 75%.
  • Dawn of War Franchise on Steam. Save up to 75%.
  • Train Simulator 2013 on Steam. Save 75%.
  • Ultima Series on GOG.com. Save 50-75%.

Op Ed

Gamasutra - Black Isle is a great case study in how to NOT crowdfund your game.
Even if you decide to look past all of this shadiness, it's pretty impossible not to raise a critical eyelid at the crowdfunding scheme itself.

Where it has become common practice to offer backer rewards for those putting funding toward your game, Black Isle has decided this isn't necessary. If you pledge $10, you'll be granted access to a special Black Isle forum. If you put down $20, they'll even let you post on the forum.

There is no way to receive a copy of the game by pledging -- even if you decide to put down $10,000 -- because the money isn't actually going towards a game at all. In fact, the money will be used to build a prototype, which Black Isle will then show to investors in the hope of gathering up moolah elsewhere.

Gatherings & Competitions

Festivus Previews

Festivus Consolidation

Festivus Mobilization

Festivus Metaverse

Festivus Safety Dance

Festivus Legal Briefs

Game Reviews

Hardware Reviews

  • Arctic P402 Dynamic Supra-Aural Headset on eTeknix.
  • DeepCool FrostWin on Technic3D. In German.
  • Noctua NH-L9i Low Profile CPU Cooler on eTeknix.
  • Roccat Hiro Gaming mousepad on RBMODS.

etc.

Out of the Blue

Happy Festivus! I am not feeling very much like airing grievances today, as we got to spend a the afternoon with our godchildren yesterday, which was positively delightful. They are very sweet kids, and it was a great addition to the holiday season to be able to spend time with them and their folks. Of course, with the Giants playing a "must win" game today, I may rethink the whole grievances thing, depending on how things go. Here's hoping it doesn't come to that.

Links for the Rest of Us: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Bad Piggies.
Cube Cube Cube.
Links: Vampires, Bats & Cats Top Worst Film Poll.
Fake Science: Asimov’s Laws of Robotics.
Stories: Santa Tracker Race: Google’s Santa Tracker vs. NORAD.
Media: Major Outbreak Of Sluts. NSFW. Thanks reddit.
Probably The Closest Call I've Ever Seen. And worst driver.
Useless Invention Created From a Broken Printer.
The Funnies: EXTRALIFE – What Billy wants….



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