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Extra Life 2014 Gaming Campaign

Playing games to help the kids. More »

 

GamersCircle Comics Closed October 25th for Charity Event

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I’m on a mission to save kids and I need your help. My local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital [UC Davis Children's Hospital] treats thousands of children each year, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. These kids are facing scary stuff like cancer, cystic fibrosis, and injuries from accidents to name just a few. On October 25, 2014, I’ll be participating in this huge worldwide celebration of social impact of gamers of all kinds from video games to board games and tabletop RPG’s! It’s my sincere hope that you’ll find it in your heart to support my efforts with a monthly pledge or one-time gift that will go directly to my hospital.

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As a member of the Google Plus Extra-Life team,  we are joining the Extra Life gaming campaign where thousands of donors [like you] donate to gamers [like us] for their crazy, quirky, and down-right goofy gaming exploits during a 24 hour gaming marathon designed to raise funds and promote awareness for children across the country suffering from diseases like: Cancer, cystic fibrosis, or leukemia.  Last year, this team saddled up as super heroes, adventurers, and hobgoblins to fight evil, save princesses, and help kids in need.  We were a part of a $4,000,000 fundraising effort that saw involvement from gaming tycoons like Blizzard and Electronic Arts.

This year, we hope to do it bigger: More castles, more knee seeking arrows, and more Mountain Dew fueled insanity!  But we need your help.  Whether you’re dragon-born or not – you can help by pledging with us against the ills suffered by children throughout the world.  Every dollar goes towards a hospital that serves children in need, and every donation is tax deductible.

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Thanks, Andy 

Game Play Pile: Alien Isolation

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I was able to satisfy the internal pact that I made with myself.  “I cannot play a new game until I finish a couple of games that I got from the last Steam Sale.  Those two games were: Dawn of War II [and the expansions] along with and Fallout 3 Modded [and all the dlcs]

To the best of my recollection; I do not remember if I have ever played a horror survival type of game before.  Then comes along Alien Isolation, a survival game that takes place within the Alien atmosphere?  Yeah!  Okay… spank me twice, take my money and bring me pizza.

The story is utterly compelling, the game play [mechanics] are pretty good.  This scary first person shooter is not only scaring the piss out of me, but they also added in a crafting engine.  Just when you think, you might be close to finishing… “they pull me back in”.. no really.. that frapping alien.  It will do that if you don’t really play this game smart.  As of this post, I haven’t finished the game, yet.  There are times that I just want it to end, but on the other hand, the story that is being told, could have been a pretty good direct to DVD movie.

Star Trek Online Expands

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Arc Games website offers release notes for a new Delta Rising expansion that’s now live in the Star Trek Online, the MMORPG that boldly goes and all that. The update is free, but it is accompanied by a premium Delta Rising – Operations Pack, and since the game has had a much lower profile since transitioning to a free-to-play model, our surprise at the $124.99 price tag for this may be misplaced (we see they also started selling a Legacy of Romulus Legacy Pack for $159.99 at some point as well). Word is the expansion raises the level cap to 60, adds new Captain specializations, ship upgrades, and more.

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FEMALE ROBIN FOR "BATMAN V SUPERMAN"? [HUGE RUMOR]

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As WILX reports, Michigan State University has been turned into Metropolis in preparation for a scene between Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) and Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg). A local reporter spoke with one of the film’s extras, who wished to remain anonymous to avoid the hefty lawsuit that with from leaking information. The source said that Robin, as currently included in the script, will be female — and then singles out “Hunger Games” actress Jena Malone as the Girl Wonder. You can check out the entire report below.

[from Andy:  Anything is possible, it would be rather cool to see this, we will just have to wait and see]

Biggest free weekend ever on Steam begins Today

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STEAM FREE WEEKEND STARTS THURS, OCT 16
October 15, 2014 – The largest “Free Weekend” ever begins tomorrow on Steam. Beginning at 10 am Pacific Time, 10 popular titles will be available to play free of charge, and available for purchase at tremendous savings.

The 10 titles being offered are:
Awesomenauts
Blade Symphony
Company of Heroes 2
Don’t Starve
Grid 2
Injustice
Killing Floor
Payday 2
Trine 2
XCOM: Enemy Unknown

No purchase is required to play any or all of these games all weekend long. All you need is a Steam account (available free of charge).
Steam is a leading platform for PC, Mac, and Linux software and games with over 100 million active accounts worldwide, and offering over 3,700 titles.