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The arena awaits! Action RPG Forced now available on Steam

Forced (PC) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Indie developer BetaDwarf’s latest action RPG Forced has hit Steam for Mac, Linux, and Windows PC. In an arena with up to four players or solo in a single-player campaign, players will be able to choose one of four distinct gladiators to battle waves of enemies and navigate trap- and puzzle-filled arenas. Players can also mark their targets, allowing them to later consume the marks to activate skills or deal more damage.

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Both PS Vita models price cut to $199, memory card prices reduced

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Sony has announced that they have lowered the price on both PS Vita models as well as for the entire line of memory cards. The price drop was revealed during Sony’s conference at this year’s Gamescom, where they also announced the November launch date for PS4. The prices have been adjusted so that both are now the same price, with the Wi-Fi model now $199.99, down from $249.99, and the 3G/Wi-Fi model also $199.99, down from $299.99. The lower price should help to move units, which will allow more players to take advantage of Remote Play, a feature that allows players to stream PS4 games to PS Vita systems via Wi-Fi. The memory cards, a contentious topic for owners given their exorbitant price tags, have been reduced by as much as 33 percent: 4GB cards are now $14.99, 8GB cards are $19.99, 16GB cards are $39.99, and 32GB cards are $79.99.

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Articles, PlayStation Vita News

Square Enix celebrating Final Fantasy XI’s 11 years with free gifts

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Final Fantasy XI turned 11 earlier this summer, and Square Enix is celebrating with six gifts, including three free expansions. The three add-ons are being offered for free for a limited time, from August 8 to October 11: Vision of Abyssea, Scars of Abyssea, and Heroes of Abyssea. The Abyssea trilogy requires that players have the Rise of the Zilart and Wings of the Goddess expansions installed and registered, as well as one level-30 job. The other five gifts, detailed below, include free cruor, 11 of the most popular atma, and an increase in initial Traverser stone stocks.

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PC News, PlayStation 2 News, Xbox 360 News

QuakeCon 2013 sales launch on Bethesda Store, id Mobile, and Steam

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Bethesda has launched a number of sales in honor of QuakeCon 2013. The sales, detailed below, are available at Bethesda Store, id Mobile, and Steam, and include both package and daily deals. Commander Keen, Dishonored, Doom II RPG, Fallout 3, Skyrim, and Wolfenstein 3D Platinum are all on offer, as well as many more.

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Mobile versions of Grand Theft Auto series, Max Payne now on sale

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From today until July 30, gamers can snag a number of mobile versions of Rockstar titles at a discounted price. The studio has announced a limited-time promotion that drops the price of Grand Theft Auto III, Chinatown Wars, and Vice City to $2.99 apiece and Max Payne for $1.99. The price drop is good for both Android and iOS versions.

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Android, Apple Handheld

Anomaly 2 gets new multiplayer map and update, now on sale

Anomaly 2 (Linux, Mac, PC) MP Map and Steam Discount Announcement - Screenshot 1

11 bit studios has released a new multiplayer map for their tower-offense title Anomaly 2, Philips’ Puzzle. The update that contains the map also includes a set of options that allow players to customize the parameters of each battle for greater variety, with the ability to alter resources and other variables. The addition comes just in time for Steam’s summer sale, which has the game marked down 50% to $7.49.

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Buy Fire Emblem, Shin Megami Tensei IV, receive $30 in eShop credit

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Atlus and Nintendo are teaming up to give owners of Fire Emblem Awakening and Shin Megami Tensei IV a special bonus: $30 in eShop credit. The only things owners need to do after purchasing both titles is register them at Club Nintendo and fill out a short web survey before August 31. The credit can be spent on anything, from DLC to full games. The promo kicks off when SMTIV launches on July 16, and both physical and digital copies are eligible for the credit.

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Mars War Logs update tweaks text, adds re-recorded dialog

Spiders Studio has released an update to address text and voice-over issues for the English version of their cyberpunk action-RPG Mars War Logs. The update, available today, features re-recorded dialog and edited caption and story text in order for the translated version to be more in line with the French original. A new video covering the first seven minutes of the game has been released to show the update in action.

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Pinball FX2′s Sorcerer’s Lair table now free on Steam

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The pinball maestros at Zen Studios have announced that their Sorcerer’s Lair table for Pinball FX2 is now free on Steam. This is permanent, and for those unfamiliar with Pinball FX2, it’s also free as it serves as the platform for downloading the (normally) for-pay tables.

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DLC, PC News

GOG.com launches 2013 #NoDRM Summer Sale with free Torchlight

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GOG.com has kicked off the summer in a big way with the 2013 #NoDRM Summer Sale. To see that the 17-day sale gets off to a proper start, the service is offering a DRM-free version of Torchlight for free for 48 hours. All told, over 500 games are on sale, with 150-plus up to 85% off during the daily deals. The inaugural daily deal is a D&D bundle that includes such classics as Baldur’s Gate 1 & 2 and Planescape: Torment, as well as 90% off Alan Wake and Alan Wake’s American Nightmare. A sampling of the 50%-off titles include FreeSpace 2, FTL, System Shock 2, Wing Commander III, and The Last Express.

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