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Super-Duper Steam Holiday Deal

Friday, December 18th, 2009 by Ryan L. Lopees

If you haven’t already had the chance to check it out or perhaps were just waiting for the price to drop, that time is now. Runic Game’s gorgeous Diablo-esque dungeon crawler is on sale for a whopping $9.99. That’s 50% off it’s retail price. Hurry on over here and get it while it’s hot… or at least until Monday.

FFXIV Beta Applications Now Open

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 by Ryan L. Lopees

That is for the PC version, of course. Mind you, if you can get through the “congestion” as the site calls it, let me know. I sure haven’t been able to. You can sign up here.  It will be interesting since Yoichi Wada, President of Square Enix, has voiced his opinion that FFXIV could give World of Warcraft a run for its money.

SpikeTV’s VGA 2009 Winners

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 by Ryan L. Lopees

If you missed SpikeTV’s airing of the 2009 Video Game Awards, don’t worry.. it’s Spike. They will play it another 20 times before the month is up. However, if you want to skip all the hub-bub and just get down to the winners, I am more than happy to give you the summary, with a twist. See, I don’t always agree with the “winners”, but I also don’t feel like I am anyone special to make my own “Best of” list. Instead, I just offer my “Editor’s Choice”. Like I said, I don’t always agree with the chosen “winners” and this is just something as simple as what I prefered. Also included with the “Editor’s Choice” is a quick score here from Gamers Platform, even if we haven’t gotten the reviews posted. Yay us! Bear in mind, those are my personaly scores, not my writers. I like to let them have their own say in things like that.

Note: Individual tastes may vary. The views expressed in this article specifically do represent Gamers Platform and its parent affiliation The GameTechWorld Network. If they didn’t I wouldn’t be writing them here, would I? I honestly never have gotten the point of all those disclaimers. Pansies. Anyway, the winners are…


Club Nintendo Elite Status Rewards now available

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 by Zach Potts

That’s right, if you were a member to receive the Gold or Platinum designation on your Club Nintendo account by registering 300 or 600+ points, then you can now order your exclusive gift.


For Platinum members, you can choose between Doc Louis’s Punch Out, which is Wii DLC which allows you to take on your coach, Doc Louis, in a round of boxing. And don’t worry, you can still get this even if you don’t own the retail game.

Another option for Platinum members, and the one I chose, is a replica Mario Hat, which looks semi-cool, and will definitely become my new profile picture once I get my hands on it.

For Gold Members, you get a nice 2010 Calendar, featuring an assortment of Nintendo games and characters.

Overall, these rewards didn’t blow me away, but hey, they’re better than nothing. So, if you were a Gold or Platinum member, then scurry on off to club.nintendo.com and accept your gift. You only have until August 11th to do so, so get on it.


Prototype Cometh Soon!

Saturday, April 25th, 2009 by Ryan L. Lopees

If this little teaser trailer doesn’t get you interested, nothing will. As always here on GP, some content may not be suitable for minors. US Release: June 9th

New Trailers and Official Release Date for Champions Online

Friday, April 24th, 2009 by Ryan L. Lopees

Okay, I can admit it: I am a geek. I actually still own all my sourcebooks for Champions as I’ve played the Pen and Paper version of the games since I was in High School. Needless to say, I’ve been out of High School for quite some time now (I’m 33 for those of you who ever wondered… and for those of you who didn’t care). Nevertheless, I’ve had my eye on Champions Online like a hawk since it was first announced. Atari and Cryptic are pleased to announce today that the release date for Champions Online for the PC is set for July 14th worldwide. Of course, what would an announcement like that be worth without some new trailers? Not one, but two trailers in fact! Read on, true believers!


ColorZ Official Trailer for WiiWare

Friday, April 24th, 2009 by Ryan L. Lopees

ExKee has released the first, official trailer for their upcoming WiiWare title ColorZ. Personally, I am not quite sure what to make of it yet, but hey when has my opinion ever meant anything? Have a look…

It’s Gold Time for Velvet Assassin

Friday, April 24th, 2009 by Ryan L. Lopees

With a show of new screeshots, Southpeak’s sexy spy seductress has slipped its stealthy self off onto the presses. That’s right, I like rampant alliteration. But who cares about that? It’s time to slip into the skin tight pants of Southpeak’s new assassin as Velvet Assassin has officially gone gold, set for its release date of April 30th on the Xbox 360 and Windows PC. From what I’ve seen so far, there are definitely less attractive ways to die…


Prototype - An Early Mission View

Friday, April 17th, 2009 by Ryan L. Lopees

The folks over at G4TV have sent over a nice little video giving us a glimpse into Prototype. Mind the language for those of you under 18.

First Look - Red Faction: Guerilla

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 by Ryan L. Lopees

Just a tasty morsel from the upcoming third installment in the Red Faction series: Guerilla