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Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 Valentine's Day

Carmageddon: Reincarnation Public Beta

Stainless Steel Games announces the chance to get behind the wheel for a Saint Valentine's Day massacre in a public beta that's now underway for Carmageddon: Reincarnation, their road rage remake. This video celebrate the news, and this community announcement has more details. Here's a bit explaining the beta includes the entire game, though we'll skip the adolescent intro:
The PUBLIC BETA release is the WHOLE DAMN GAME. It’s got Career Mode, Freeplay and Multiplayer. It’s got all the Achievements and Challenges. It’s got a full complement of cars, levels and arenas. And it’s got the Smelly Bush collectibles too! THAT’S PUBICWANG!

So don’t forget, it’s the PUBLIC PUBIC BETA* – we want you to play, play, play and tell us what you think! Go to the thread in the forums and natter about the game, or contact us through our support system if you spot anything amiss!

And we’re still giving away the original games too in our Carmageddon collection – that’s FOUR games for the price of ONE! Yes, buy Carmageddon: Reincarnation and you also get the original Carmageddon (the Max Pack, which includes the Splat Pack), Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now, and Carmageddon TDR 2000! So now’s the time to jump in, buckle up, put the pedal to the metal and PUNCH IT… Forget When Harry Met Sally – this is When Bladey Met Peddy!! (nobby, you’re fired. Shane)
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Diablo III Season 2 Begins

Battle.net announces the second season for Diablo III is now live. They point the way to a previously posted preview for an outline of what this entails. Here's a bit on how conquests are being handled this time:
Some Conquests in Season 1 provided great gameplay experiences. On the flip side, some also drove gameplay that was less than desirable and, more importantly, not very fun. In Season 2, this observation has guided which Conquests are returning, which are not, and how we implemented new Conquests.

You'll see the return of Conquests that encourage long-term goals, such as It’s a Marathon and Sprinter. Reaching a specific Greater Rift level or rushing through Campaign mode from Act I to Act V are activities that encourage a variety of gameplay, some of which is outside the norm. In addition, while they offer a clear goal, they also encourage you to push harder for better results.

You can see this ideal in our new Conquests: Avaritia, Worlds Apart, and Language. These are difficult tasks to achieve and might take some out-of-the-box thinking. Be prepared to challenge yourself—not just through a quest for gear, but through experimentation and trial and error. We hope you're looking forward to taking a crack at these Conquests just as much as we are!

For the same reason we haven't provided Paragon leaderboards, we'd like Seasonal gameplay to be interesting and varied. Leveling achievements encourage the exact opposite style of play. We found that Race to the Top and Living Dangerously produced these unwanted results, so these Conquests will not be returning in Season 2.

Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup

On Kickstarter, everyone is Peter Molyneux - Ars Technica.

Saturday Interviews

Saturday Previews

Game Reviews

Hardware Reviews

  • ASUS Echelon Forest Multi-Platform Gaming Headset on eTeknix.
  • Func MS-2 on APH Networks.
  • FSP AURUM PT 1000W Power Supply on HARDOCP.
  • Inateck HB3001G OTG 3-Port USB Hub and Card Reader on eTeknix.
  • Plextor M6e Black Edition PCIe 256GB SSD on eTeknix.
  • Plextor M6 Pro 256GB SSD on TweakTown.
  • Thecus W2000 Windows Storage Server on PC Perspective.
  • Verizon Sony Xperia Z2 and Z3v on LAN OC.
  • Xigmatek Spirit M Mini-Tower Chassis on TweakTown.

etc.

Out of the Blue

Happy Valentine's Day! Valentine's Day checklist: Buy card, buy flowers, make dinner reservations, ask police for ID if they come to bust you and your buddies in a garage.

Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Monkey Go Happy Valentines.
Doodle Brigade.
HydroStorm 2.
Story: Prison eatery staffed by inmates voted city's best. Thanks The Flying Penguin.
Images: Reynolds Teases "Deadpool" Mask.
Media: How To Fall In Love With Anyone. Thanks nin.
Real Life Grand Theft Auto.
Redneck News reports on gay marriage destroying Alabama. Not what I expected.
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