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Hands-on with classic 90s game Grim Fandango, remastered for the PS4

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Among all the new games revealed at the E3 show this year, one of the titles I’m most excited about is over 15 years old. Sony has secured a remastered version of Grim Fandango, a wacky adventure game from LucasArts and Tim Schafer, for the PS4 and PS Vita. We got an early look at a small part of the game at a Sony preview event this week. The remastering process is still ongoing, so the graphics I saw are far from final, but they do give a sense of what Double Fine has planned for the game. The original artwork for Grim Fandango was…

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WSJ: Microsoft is in talks to acquire Minecraft maker Mojang for $2 billion+

Microsoft is reportedly in “serious discussions” to acquire Mojang, the independent game studio behind the popular Minecraft game, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. A source told the paper that the deal could top $ 2 billion and close “as early as this week.” Minecraft has developed a passionate following, especially among kids. A $ 2 billion valuation would be a huge win for the Swedish developer, which has largely taken an anti-establishment stance. The deal could, however, be a huge blow to fans if Microsoft decides to turn the game into a Windows/Xbox exclusive. Microsoft declined to comment…

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The Pokémon Trading Card Game is coming to the iPad

Even as Nintendo continues to withhold some of our favorite gaming experiences from smartphones and tablets, here’s one ray of hope. Polygon reports that The Pokémon Company has confirmed plans to release an iPad version of its popular online trading card game. It’s not yet clear when the app will launch, but Josh Wittenkeller has published an apparent screenshot of the app: It looks like Pokémon TCGO is in works for the iPad! Should be a huge way to expand the game. #PlayPokemon pic.twitter.com/SPlx3QZaTC — Josh Wittenkeller (@TheJWittz) August 15, 2014 The iPad has proved itself to be a worthy…

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Today’s footie (felid picks Germany to win)

Source: whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com – Sunday, July 13, 2014
This is the Big Day: the day that Argentina plays Germany for the World Cup. The time of broadcast appears to have changed: it’s the normal afternoon time—2 p.m. Chicago time—and the game will be broadcast in the US on ABC. (I’m not sure if 2 pm is game time or simply the start of the broadcast.) My heart is with Argentina, but my head tells me that Germany is going to take this one (and with that I’ll lose a wager and give up a book). But the winner of our contest from several weeks ago—the person who comes closest to the final score with the right teams—will get an awesome autographed copy of WEIT with a soccer-playing cat drawn in. I have the spreadsheet, but if you hit it on the nose do email me with your mailing address. And you can guess today’s outcome and score if you wish, though the deadline for the contest is long gone. And, if you’re into these psychic animals, here’s one that’s at least a felid (thanks to reader Dennis for the link). Izzie the Ocelot has picked Germany to win the World Cup: And yesterday’s result is below. I found the game boring, the play dirty, the refs incompetent, and Robben diving often enough that he should be doing that for the Dutch diving team in the Olympics. Brazil once again showed nothing. Here are yesterday’s highlights, such as they were; click on the screenshot for the video. I’ve shown the second goal, by Daley Blind, which was lovely: one touch to stop the ball, another to settle it

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