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Poll Results - Which platform do you use for the majority of your gaming?

Our latest poll had over 4,600 people who answered, which platform do you use for the majority of your gaming?

 

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With a massive 81% of the votes PC took the prize for the gaming platform of choice by TweakTown readers.

 

Coming in for a tied second place was both Xbox and Playstation with the other options such as Wii not getting much love at all.

 

For the actual numbers, go here. In our latest poll, we want to know, are you going to buy an Apple iPhone 4S smartphone? Let us know! Go here to vote!

id's Rage gets raged at by negative reviews, suffers from what seems like consolitis

Four years of hype, all gone in a single day. Most reviews have not been that great for id Software's latest FPS offering, with reviews mixed at best. Most agree that Rage fails to deliver the goods, with most reviews saying its a shallow, corridor shooter with gaping craters in its story, dialog, quests and mechanics. Ars Technica does not hold back saying Rage is "creatively and mechanically bankrupt, it feels like a group of people had to create a game because they were under contract, not because they honestly enjoyed any aspect of their own creation".

 

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Joystiq is just as harsh, being quoted:

 

RAGE is pretty at times, but it's not enough to paint over the truth -- that id's labor feels like a scaffolding for a game of bolder ideas, ideas which, for whatever reason, aren't realized. And the game that is there just isn't enough to compete with other, better shooters we've seen this year.

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Dexter Facebook game, a way to live out your Dark Passenger

Ecko|Code and Showtime Networks have just announced the launch of a new Facebook game called 'Dexter Slife of Life', based on the hit Showtime series, Dexter. The Facebook app is supposed to introduce new game episodes the day after the airing of the episodes of Season 6 of the show. If you have your own Dark Passenger, and would like to live out your Dexter fantasies, well, this is the perfect way to do so.

 

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Firing up the game brings up the Dexter theme music, which is music to my ears. I let it play out as I typed up this news post - putting me in the "Dexter" mood. It makes me want to watch all of the seasons over again. If you haven't watched the show before - I highly suggest you do, it is one of the best shows to grace television screens. And any fan would definitely want to check out Dexter Slice of Life.

 

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Oh, and as you'll see in the first image - I have my own Miami Metro Police Department ID, now I can go and hassle LaGuerta.

Remedy talks Max Payne 3 - a walk down memory lane

Remedy have an interview online which shows off the creators of the original Max Payne and its sequel, Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne. It discusses the development of the original games as well as their reactions to the Rockstar games produced version. The original face of Max and Max Payne writer, Sam Lake, says that Max Payne 3 is "worth the wait" and is like "coming home to an old friend", check out the video below:

 

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Uncharted 3 gets Subway sponsorship

Just days after I posted about Pepsi sponsoring Activision's upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, news pops up of Subway sponsoring the upcoming Naughty Dog title, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. The promotion is called "Taste for Adventure", with a promotion that's never been done anywhere else, ever according to Naughty Dog and Sony.

 

Beginning a few days ago, you can walk into any Subway restaurant and purchase one of the specially marked Uncharted 30 oz drinks, you'll receive a code that gives you access to the full competitive multiplayer experience throughout the month of October. Even Nathan Drake himself tells you, as shown in the video below:

 

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Sony's PlayStation Vita limited to 20MB downloads over 3G

It seems like the PlayStation Vita will have its 3G-based downloads limited to 20MB, this is a move to obviously stop huge bills from downloading games from the PlayStation Store. 3G file downloading is limited to 20MB at launch, which means all you can really download over 3G will be Minis or (real talk) system updates, but not the full retail games that will be downloadable over Wi-Fi.

 

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These restrictions could change over time, but for the launch the limit will be imposed.

Battlefield 3's social networking features explained

Battlelog is currently experiencing a love/hate relationship with gamers - some love it, some hate it. But the below trailer shows that there's more to Battlelog than just a server browser and front end. Battlelog expands on the franchise's history of stats tracking, combining it with new social networking features that look like they're ripped right out of Facebook. Another major benefit of Battlelog is that its free, absolutely free. Where the competition (Call of Duty) charges a monthly charge to use the "Elite" service.

 

 

Battlelog displays so many options its hard to list them all here, but stand-out displays show different stats on weapons, accuracy, awards, time spent on weapons, win/loss ratios, you're able to comment on games after you've played them (great feature!) which makes Battlelog a serious addition to the Battlefield 3 universe. Battlelog can be used on not only the PC, but consoles and even mobile devices.

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Sega uploads new 11 min gameplay video of Aliens: Colonial Marines

A big fan of the Alien movie franchise and also happen to be an avid FPS gamer? - Then no doubt you're pretty pumped about Gearbox Software's upcoming title, "Aliens: Colonial Marines", in which the events of the game are set after those of the film, Alien 3.

 

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We've seen a few tid bits in the form of short trailers and impressive detailed screenshots over the past few months, but there's definitely been nothing as awesome as the new 11 and a half minute gameplay video that's just been posted on YouTube by Sega.

 

Sit back and check this out! :-

 

New Xbox dashboard to debut November 15, says leaked PayPal e-mail

A leaked e-mail from PayPal employees of all places reveals that Microsoft is planning to launch the new Xbox dashboard come November 15. November 15 marks the 10-year anniversary since the original Xbox launched back in 2001. The memo asks PayPal employees to test the new dashboard ahead of the Nov 15 launch. I bet you're wondering why PayPal employees are being selected for testing. Remember Microsoft added PayPal payment options in Xbox Live back in May, allowing users to buy Gold memberships, games and Microsoft Points using PayPal.

 

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Previous dashboard updates went live in November in previous years (2008 and 2010), which would make this rumor quite the possibility. Also coinciding with the 10-year anniversary really makes this diamond in the rough another strong possibility. The planned update is set to allow users to browser content faster and use the Kinect motion-sensing device to navigate and interfact with the dashboard. The growing library of content is pushing the update which indicates that Microsoft is committed to the user experience on the Xbox 360.

 

New features are set to include game invites that don't expire as well as Bing integration. Visually, the new layout mimics the look of the Windows Phone 7 UI, the same interface that Windows 8 will sport. Microsoft has also confirmed Xbox Live integration in Windows 8, but has been scarce with more details.

Battlefield 3 beta opens to all, if you haven't played it, I highly suggest you do

For those who pre-ordered Battlefield 3, you (like me) have enjoyed the beta for a couple of days now. But, if you have yet to have pre-ordered and would like to try-before-you-buy, well now is your chance. Battlefield 3's multiplayer beta is now open to all, on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. There is no registration requirement, you just download the beta from Xbox Live, PSN or if you're on the PC, EA's Origin service.

 

 

The beta features the map, Operation Metro, and features the game type, Rush where one team must attack two M-Com stations while a defending team tries to prevent them. The map features 4 full unlocked areas that allow up to 32 players to duke it out at once. It clocks it at around 3.9GB for the PC version. The beta lasts for just a week and a half, ending on October 10. You'll have to sit in a pool of your own tears afterwards, right up until the games full release on October 25 in the US and October 28 in Europe.

 

Before you download it, you might want to download some new graphics drivers too. AMD users, click here. NVIDIA users, you'll need this link.

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