Daily Archives: June 14, 2011

Cubic Ninja tilts and flips its way onto store shelves

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Ubisoft’s new button-free puzzler Cubic Ninja has hit store shelves. The $39.99 adventure tasks players with controlling a ninja through 100-plus puzzles on a quest to save their abducted friends and the kingdom’s princess. Elemental obstacles and bots will need to be tilted and turned to oblivion, or maybe even Circle Padded to death—whichever control method brings out your inner ninja. Replays can be recorded and shared with friends, and levels can be created and shared via QR Codes.

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Tor Books announces third Dragon Age novel, Asunder

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Tor Books will be publishing a new novel based on the Dragon Age franchise, Dragon Age: Asunder. The sci-fi publishing juggernaut will again be teaming up with BioWare lead writer and author of the two previous Dragon Age novels, The Stolen Throne and The Calling, David Gaider. Asunder, scheduled for release later this year, will build on the story from Dragon Age II.

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Print News

Alice: Madness Returns now available, DLC released

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Alice: Madness Returns, Spicy Horse’s sequel to Rogue Entertainment’s 2000 action-platformer American McGee’s Alice for the PC, is now available for the 360, PC, and PS3. A grown Alice, now freed from the Rutledge Asylum for the Insane, returns to Wonderland to discover the truth behind her past and cope with the loss of her family. Finding Wonderland in chaos, players must help Alice set things right. For those who missed out on her first adventure, an included one-time-use Online Pass registration code in new copies of the 360 and PS3 versions will allow gamers to download the original through an in-game menu, while PC gamers can download it off of EA’s online store.

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Gods Eater Burst gets free DLC, new missions and Aragami await on PS Store

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A free DLC download launched today for D3Publisher’s action-RPG Gods Eater Burst on the PS Store. The pack, which was originally a GameStop pre-order exclusive, includes nine challenge missions and two new Aragami, Caligula and Venus. New color variants of uniforms and outfits and new items are also included, as is the ability to craft Caligula and Venus equipment.

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PlayStation Portable News

Child of Eden, Kinect shooter from Rez creator, now available

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Q? Entertainment’s Kinect-enabled shooter Child of Eden has hit store shelves. The Ubisoft-published release has players attempting to fend off an unknown virus from infecting Eden, “a futuristic world with an amazing mix of psychedelic visuals and vibrant sounds.” For gamers who haven’t gone the motion-controller route, the standard controller is also supported. Directed by Rez creator and producer Tetsuya Mizuguchi, fans of (surreal) shooters can pick Child of Eden up for $49.99.

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Xbox 360 News

Transformers: Dark of the Moon ships to retail, Megatron still angry

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Had you told younger me that there would be a time when video games based off of the Transformers would come out on a regular basis, I would have thought you an angel. A glorious angel that could no doubt change into a chariot and take me to outer space. While not quite as cool as that—what could be?—a slew of games based on the upcoming Transformers: Dark of the Moon film did ship today for the 3DS, 360, DS, PS3, and Wii. The 360 and PS3 version was developed by High Moon Studios, the studio behind War for Cybertron, and features new locations, weapons, as well as a new mechanic, Stealth Force. Through Stealth Force, players are able to transform into a third hybrid mode that utilizes both robot and vehicle modes.

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