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Super Mega Worm Eats People, Tanks, Your Free Time

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Super Mega Worm is as fun as it sounds. Download it here for FREE, but it's only for a limited time!

 

The game is a retro-style side scrolling free-for-all. There's only one level, but the difficulty gradually escalates as your Snake-style worm grows and grows with each passing accomplishment. After just a short time of playing, you'll have a 14-segment monstrosity that can eat, crush, EMP or otherwise destroy rednecks, tanks, helicopters, jumbo jetliners, women with children, cheating husbands, and a veritable kindgom of critters.

 

Warning: this will eat your time as much your worm eats everything.

 

Brought to you by the fine people at Deceased Pixel.

 

Angry Birds Gets Political Satire Treatment

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YouTube user egorzhun has re-imagined Rovio's popular mobile game Angry Birds as a political farce, touching on recent geo-political events as lightly as a Bomb Bird on a concrete wall.

 

The short video uses audio from the famous Disney short, "The Three Little Pigs"- and features similarities to the nostalgically poor-quality cartoons of "back in the day."

 

The story features satirical representations of Tunisian Ex-President Ben Ali, the now deposed "President" Mubarak of Egypt, and everyone's favorite dictator to lampoon, Omar Gaddafi of Libya- all of whose houses get destroyed by reduplicating (re: retweeting) Twitter birds (and a couple of other familiar faces as well). If you wanted to catch up on either Angry Birds or the state of affairs in the Middle East, well...you're probably out of luck. But if you're in the slightest familiar with either of them, you'll probably enjoy the clip.

 

 

This is not the first time that someone has creatively framed Angry Birds in a political context- the clip below contextualizes the swine vs. fowl struggle suspiciously similar to the Arab-Israeli conflict. Very amusing. And NFSW (language).

 

 

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Battlefield 3 Fault Line Gameplay Trailer Episode III - Get that Wire Cut!

The latest gameplay video for Battlefield 3 is out for everyone to lose a pair of underwear over, this one is named "Get that Wire Cut!" and is explained with some text from DICE/EA as:

 

 

"Get that Wire Cut!" refers to the fact that Sgt. Black in this episode needs to disarm a bomb. Episode III starts with Sgt. Black crawling through a ventilation shaft, melee fighting an enemy in a basement, disarming a bomb, then exiting onto the streets for a massive shootout with multiple enemies and supporting friendly troops.

AMD want Fusion in next-gen consoles

This is actually good, just after my editorial are consoles holding back gaming tech, we have AMD saying Fusion would be great in consoles. I see this as a double-edged sword.

 

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Consoles with 10 year life cycles just cannot sustain a single GPU/CPU combo. If the APU selected for a next-gen console is shipped with lets say 40-percent of its performance unlocked and future firmware/updates to the console unlock more and more power, it would allow a much better life cycle to games.

 

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Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City announced

Capcom confirmed yesterday that they will ship the new Resident Evil title, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City this Winter. The game will ship on all three major platforms, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

 

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Operation Raccoon City is being developed by Vancouver-based Slant Six Games, Capcom have said that the new Resident Evil title will take the series in a "completely new direction" and is set to offer a style of gameplay "yet to be seen from the franchise". Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City will be a third-person, squad-based shooter set in the year 1998, during the events of the Resident Evil 2 and 3 titles.

 

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"Color" Commentary: $41 Million, Angry Reviews

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The internet is very, very angry.

 

An media sharing application named Color that just received $41 million in funding is pissing everybody off. Color promises the user the ability to share photos and videos with everyone in the general area. The caveat is that everyone has to also be using Color, one of the many sources of complaints on the user reviews on the App Store. Users are also very unhappy about the user interface, which they claim is very counter-intuitive and does not have any sort of tutorial explaining its various functions.

 

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Crysis 2 to not get Direct X 11 patch, yet its listed on NVIDIA's site advertising it as a DX11 title, what the?

After posting some news yesterday about Crysis 2 rumored to be getting a DX11 patch any second now, I've woken up this morning to see Kitguru are reporting that the DX11 is not coming. I read more into it and Kitguru state "we have no information as to how, or where this "Crysis 2 Direct X 11 patch is coming" was sourced from.

 

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Well, I did some digging and found a great little picture on NVIDIA's own website. I've posted this picture above and the tag for it says:

 

Built for DirectX 11 - Enjoy all the visual glory of the latest DirectX® 11 blockbuster games like Crysis 2, HAWX 2, and Civilization 5. With massive geometry processing power of the GeForce GTX 560 Ti lets you enjoy incredibly detailed environments and characters.

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Duke Nukem Forever gets reviewed, Duke is allowed to throw feces around in game - come... get some?

Duke Nukem Forever has had one of the best development sagas, ever. But, it's nearly here and there are some lucky SOB's that have already played it and the verdict? "It's worth it". DNF allows players to go into bathrooms and piss into a urinal, in the same bathroom you're able to pick up faecal matter from a toilet bowl and throw it around... yes, throw it around.

 

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When picking up the faecal matter and throwing it around Duke is heard saying "what sick motherf***er picks up wet faeces" and "what am I? A monkey?" Of course, most people will laugh their asses off at this, as it's not something you take seriously.

 

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RumorTT: Crysis 2 DX11 patch, any second now?

Rumor has it that Crysis 2 is set to finally get its DX11 patch any second now with rumors flying out of Germany. A thread on the Crysis-HQ forums have an alleged Tweet from Crytek staff member Tiago Sousa who has reportedly said:

 

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Cooking some great DX11 tech bits for C2 fans, be patient guys. All I can say, is that we have 16 ms or more to have fun with pc hardware...

The problem with that is this Tweet doesn't show up on Sousa's Twitter feed. However, there is a separate thread on the MyCrysis forum that is suggesting that Sousa's Tweet was pulled as well as the threads discussing DX11 additions to Crysis 2.

 

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Attention FIFA 11 Ultimate Team Players: Aid Japan Tomorrow

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Following up on their first support initiative the week of the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami, EA will be donating all of the proceeds from FIFA Ultimate Team pack sales for tomorrow only. The FUT packs are virtual "packs" of trading cards that translate to players you can manage and add to your team. You can also trade items and actions with other players, much like actual trading cards. EA hopes to utilize the international passion for Football (re: Soccer for all you Americans) to promote and provide further aid to Japan after the series of tragic events that befell the country last less than two weeks ago:

 

We know that football is a unifying force around the world, and we hope that our fans will join us in harnessing this positive force to help raise money for those that need help.

The promotion begins at 00:01 GMT Saturday March 26 and will continue for the following 24 hours. You can see the original post and learn more about how to give back with FUT on EA's blog.

 

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