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New Kickstarter Project ‘Wildman’ announced

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Gas Powered Games, developers of popular titles such as Demigod and Supreme Commander, have revealed their latest project – a ARPG/RTS hybrid titled Wildman.

Launched today, January 14, and running until February 15, Gas Powered Games is looking for $1.1 million in order to find their newest ambition. Pledge rewards range from $20, which includes a copy of the game and immediate access to the game’s forums, to $10,000 which among all other rewards include an Executive Producer credit and an invite to the game’s launch party.

GPG intends for the game to come out on Windows when it is finally released, and maybe Mac and Linux. For more information and to pledge money towards the game, whether it be $1 or enough to secure yourself and friends a copy, check out the official KickStarter page here.

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Information on Valve’s new project coming soon

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Rumors have been circulating for a  long time about a gaming console to come from gaming’s giant Valve, and now the rumors have been confirmed.

The ‘Steam Box,’ the unofficial title, will be announced at the Consumers Electronic Show in Las Vegas, which runs from January 8 to January 11. The company Xi3 has reported that they have received an investment from Valve and is developing the hardware which will ultimately run the Valve software, most likely a more specialized version of Valve’s already released ‘Big Picture’ mode for Steam.

The console will be housed in a chassis similar to that pictured above, which is about the size of a grapefruit and will be able to fit in the palm of your hand. More information will be revealed with the opening of the Consumers Electronic Show.

Microsoft announces new pricing for Xbox 360

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Could they make the asterisk any bigger?

Microsoft today announced a new subsidized plan for the Xbox.

Microsoft released a new pricing model today for it’s gaming console, the Xbox 360.

According to a new holding page on xbox.com, consumers will now be able to purchase a 4 GB Xbox with Kinector a 250 GB Xbox for $99, provided the player also buy a 2 year Xbox live contract at $14.99 a month. That’s $459, which is almost twice as much as if you bought one today from say, here.

English: The Microsoft Kinect peripheral for t...

The Microsoft Kinect peripheral for the Xbox 360. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Microsoft also announced the release date for SmartGlass, which comes out this Friday in conjunction with Windows 8 and Windows RT, Microsoft’s Tablet operating system. SmartGlass allows gamers to use a secondary screen while playing Xbox, much like the WiiU controller.

Microsoft also announced a number of games that would make appearances on SmartGlass, which include Ascend, Dance Central 3, Forza Horizon, Halo Waypoint, Home Run Stars, and Karaoke.

Written by John Schwartz

October 23, 2012 at 9:56 am