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New bundle showcases the cream of indie games on Steam

Looking for a new PC-related gaming deal? Bundle Stars has released a new Steam-based gaming bundle among the few it still has available. The Indie Capsule Bundle benefits indie developers and charity. From the Press Release:

Insanely twisted and insanely playable! That neatly summarises the seven stunning Windows® PC games you’ll get in the awesome new Indie CapsuleBundle from Bundle Stars.

Curated by Capsule Computers, the new bundle features some of the best indie games on Steam for just $3.50. The Indie Capsule Bundle delivers an awesome range of titles across action adventure, platform, puzzle and survival horror, including three superb games making their bundle debuts.

Explore unique environments, battle bizarre creatures and solve complex puzzles in the highly acclaimed 2D action adventure Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet. Shoot, slash and smash your way in the macabre platformer Blood of the Werewolf. Immerse yourself in an unsettling, haunting world and use
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2013 Eisner Award Winners Announced

The 2013 Eisner Award Winners have been announced at San Diego Comic-Con with Chris Ware leading the wins for his celebrated work Building Stories, alongside Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ Saga which also won a number of awards.

The Eisners are awarded each year at the San Diego Comic-Con and are the most prestigious awards in the comics industry, being the comics equivalent of the Oscars.

The Eisners are named after Will Eisner, one of the most celebrated artist/writers in comics whose works included creating the superhero series The Spirit as well as his masterpiece, A Contract with God, one of the best books of the 20th century.

This year saw artist/writer Chris Ware pick up the lion’s share of the awards for his book/construction project Building Stories, winning Best New Graphic Album, Best Writer/Artist, Best Lettering, and Best Publication Design.

Also among the winners

Full List of 2013 Eisner Award Nominees Released

Comic-Con International has released the complete list of nominees for the 2013 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. The winners of the award will be revealed during the annual ceremony held at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 19.

Official Press Release

Comic-Con International (Comic-Con) is proud to announce the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2013. The nominees, chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of judges, reflect the wide range of material being published in comics and graphic novel form today, from crime noire to autobiographical works to cartoon adventures.

Three titles lead the 2013 list with 5 nominations each. Chris Ware’s critically acclaimed Building Stories (published by Pantheon) has nods for Best Graphic Album–New, Best Writer/artist, Best Coloring, Best Lettering, and Best Publication Design. Also garnering 5 nominations are Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’s Fatale (published by Image) and Matt Fraction and David Aja’s Hawkeye (published by Marvel
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Eisner Awards 2013 Nominations Announced; “Hawkeye”, “Fatale”, “Building Stories” Lead

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Comic-Con International is proud to announce the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards of 2013. The nominees, chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of judges, reflect the wide range of material being published in comics and graphic novel form today, from crime noir to autobiographical works to cartoon adventures. Three titles lead the 2013 list with 5 nominations each.

Chris Ware’s critically acclaimed Building Stories (published by Pantheon) has nods for Best Graphic Album–New, Best Writer/artist, Best Coloring, Best Lettering, and Best Publication Design. Also garnering 5 nominations are Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’s Fatale (published by Image) and Matt Fraction and David Aja’s Hawkeye (published by Marvel). Both are nominated for Best Continuing Series, Best New Series, Best Writer, Best Penciller/Inker, and Best Cover Artist. (Fatale also shares the coloring nomination for Dave Stewart.)Close behind with 4 nominations are Boom!/kaboom’s Adventure Time (Best New Series,
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Watch the BAFTA Video Game Awards Live

Tonight the BAFTA Video Game Awards are being held in London and the list of nominees shows the breadth of talent being celebrated and you can watch along live with us.

BAFTA’s push to educate people about the importance of gaming and to celebrate the very best in this medium is commendable and they are best placed to do this with access to the top names in the industry.

The titles being celebrated tonight include the annual editions of the most popular franchises but there’s a lot of innovation on show; the latest version of Call of Duty, Portal 2, Super Mario 3D Land and the internet-conquerinig Skyrim are all up for awards tonight along with many more.

The IGN stream will go live from 20.15 and you can watch along below,

Here’s the feed, enjoy!

The 2012 BAFTA Game Award nominees are below,

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Assassin’s Creed Revelations - Martin Schelling,
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BAFTA Video Game Awards 2012 – The Nominations

Last week it was all about the 2012 BAFTA Film Awards, and now sees our attention turn to gaming with the announcement of the nominees for the BAFTA Video Game Awards 2012. We were there last year and hope to be covering it again this year. But in the meantime here’s the full list of nominees, featuring the cream of the crop of video gaming.

Personally I hope Uncharted 3 sweeps the board in all the categories its nominated in, and – being a Mario fan – I hope Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 pick up awards… although Dead Space iOS could give them a run for the money in the handheld categories!

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Assassin’s Creed Revelations – Martin Schelling, Darby McDevitt, Raphael Lacoste / Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft Batman: Arkham City – Jamie Walker, Sefton Hill, Adam Doherty / Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – Development Team / Infinity Ward
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The 2012 BAFTA Video Game Nominations Announced

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Last week was all about the movie awards but now BAFTA keep up the momentum by announcing the nominations for the 2012 Video Game Awards. Batman: Arkham City and L.A. Noire come in strong but we’ve got the full list for you below.

Let us know in the comments section below which you want to win and what’s missing from the list.

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Assassin’s Creed Revelations - Martin Schelling, Darby McDevitt, Raphael Lacoste / Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft Batman: Arkham City – Jamie Walker, Sefton Hill, Adam Doherty / Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – Development Team / Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games/Activision Blizzard Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Jean-Francois Dugas, Antoine Thisdale / Eidos Montreal/Ubisoft Portal 2 – Development Team / Valve/Valve Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception – Evan Wells, Christophe Balestra, Amy Henni g/Naughty Dog/Sony Computers Entertainment Europe

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Batman: Arkham City – Jamie Walker,
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Games: Game Review: Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet

Animator Michel Gagné has a cosmic bent, as anyone who’s seen his “Prelude To Eden” short can attest, but he’s also a genius at crafting things that slither, skulk, and slink. Those two specialties combine in Fuelcell Games’ debut, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, a beautifully rendered exploratory shooter that splices Tim Burton creepiness into the little-loved genre of Nes’ Solar Jetman. Like last year’s Summer Of Arcade champ Limbo, Itsp is a moody, wordless jaunt that capitalizes on its dark, silhouette-heavy stylings with occasional bursts of sound and visual flair. After your neighboring sun is converted into ...
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Insert Credit: "Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet"

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Insert Credit endeavors to suss out where you should be allotting your video game allowance, sifting out a single title from many and crowning it as The One Game You Need to Get This Week. Don't consider these reviews, gentle reader. Rather, think of Insert Credit as a mix of hands-on time, informed opinion and intuition.

For the week of August 4, 2011, you should insert credit into: "Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet."

Like a good cup of strong black coffee, "Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet" has been brewing for a little while now. I remember seeing a trailer for the game about a year and a half ago and being intrigued by the smooth animation and great art direction. Whenevr this thing got here, it'd be sure to have charm up the wazoo. But, as always, the crucial question with games is how that pretty thing on the screen feels once you've got a controller in hand.
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'Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet' Review

Exploration-heavy games like "Super Metroid" and "Castlevania: Symphony of the Night" rely on gravity to cage you in. It's only until very late in those games that flight is granted to the player, letting them comb the skies for remaining bits of undiscovered map. "Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet" goes another way. Flight is the very first thing you're given. You are UFO after all. But it's not the level of freedom that sets this title apart from its Metroid-vania predecessors. It's all about the visuals.

The Basics

There is precisely zero text to read in "Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet," so I may not have the story completely right, but here's what I surmised from cutscenes and the opening level. You are an alien happily living on your home planet with other UFO-bound aliens. One day the planet is assaulted by a mysterious force, a shadow planet, which sucks your homeworld dry.
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Image Comics collects 'The Saga of Rex'

Image Comics has collected Michel Gagné's The Saga of Rex. The cartoonist's all-ages character first appeared in A Search for Meaning: The Story of Rex in 1998 and was serialised in the award-winning anthology Flight. The new book collects the Flight material in a rearranged and updated format. "It was always my intention to do a phic novel]," Gagné told Newsarma. "I just wasn’t sure of the overall story when I started. (more)
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'Scoop' Season One Coming Soon On DVD

Many Quebeckers probably remember that screenwriter Fabienne Larouche and sport columnist Réjean Tremblay used to form a couple. Together, they penned Scoop a TV series that ran for five seasons on Radio-Canada. Now, this TV network had announced that the first season, which was broadcasted in 1992, will come out on DVD on February 29, 2010.

The show takes place in the world of journalism and often shows it under an unfavourable day. Things are not going well for The Express, a newspaper in Montreal. Two young reporters try to make a name for themselves by working with The Express and by seeking the latest scoop on any given thing tat matters. Stéphanie Rousseau (Macha Grenon) doesn't get along with her dad (Claude Léveillée), who is the newspaper's owner. As for Michel Gagné (Roy Dupuis), he's sick of being stuck in the general news section.

Moreover, the show also stars Rémy Girard,
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