PSA: Zuma’s Revenge Is Free For PC Right Now Via Origin

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PSA: Zuma’s Revenge Is Free For PC Right Now Via Origin

Zuma’s Revenge is now free on PC for a limited time, thanks to EA’s On The House program. The action-puzzler originally released in 2009, but is still a worthy game to sink some time into.

In Zuma’s Revenge, players are given control of a rotating frog with the ability to shoot colored balls from its mouth. As a long string of balls moves from one end of the level to the other, players must shoot and match balls into groups of three or more to destroy clusters and eventually clear the level.

The game is only free for a limited time, so be sure to swing by Origin’s On The House page to grab Zuma’s Revenge for free while you can.

Zero Escape 3 And Red Ash Latest Games Born Of Fan Loyalty

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If you have any doubt regarding the power of fandom, the last few years in the gaming industry should put them to rest. Xenoblade Chronicles, Wasteland 2, and Bloodstained are just a few of the games that have been birthed in part from fan interest.

Certainly there are different paths to fully released games. Fan groups like Operation Rainfall use their thousands of voices to get publisher attention. Kickstarters like Wasteland 2 and Shadowrun Returns made possible contemporary homages to classic games and strengthened anew the studios making them.

Still other crowdfunding campaigns, like Koji Igarashi’s Bloodstained, are using an evolved model. It’s not uncommon anymore for project managers to let potential backers know up front that other funding is coming if gamers kick in with some support.

The Tacoma Digital Issue Is Live

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If you have a computer or tablet, you could be reading all about Tacoma right now. Following today's cover story announcement, our digital issue is now live on web browser and will be coming to iPad, Android, and Google Play throughout the day. You can download the apps for free. All four of these digital options are included in a standard subscription.

The issue launches tomorrow on our third-party subscription apps including Zinio, Kindle, and Nook.

Not a digital subscriber yet? Convert your print subscription here or start a new subscription here.

Street Fighter V Beta Hurricane Kicks Off On July 23

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If you’ve pre-ordered Street Fighter V at retail or via PlayStation Network, we have all the details you need for the upcoming beta. Things kick off at the end of this month, with six characters available.

Beta keys will start to go out via email from your retailer of choice on July 20. The client will be available to download immediately at that time. If you ordered through PSN, you won’t get an alert or code. The beta can be downloaded as soon as it appears in the store.

Starting on July 23 at 6 p.m. Pacific / 9 p.m. Eastern, you’ll have access to Ryu, Chun-Li, Bison, and Charlie. Two days later, Birdie and Cammie join the fight.

Legendary Digital Media Announces Live Action Mighty No. 9 Film

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Legendary Digital Media Announces Live Action Mighty No. 9 Film

Legendary Digital Media, a company perhaps best known for its film adaption of Dead Rising, has announced a feature-length movie based on Mighty No. 9. Legendary Digital Media will handle distribution, while its partner Contradiction Films deals with the day-to-day process of production. Keiji Inafune's development studio Comcept also looks to serve a small role as a consultant.

Although Dead Rising: Watchtower first released for Sony's video-on-demand service Crackle, the film adaptation of Mighty No. 9 may or may not follow that route; as of this writing, the project is confirmed for digital platforms without any explanation of how. Speaking of comparisons between the two films, it remains to be seen how closely the movie version of the Mega Man spiritual successor will follow the game's story. In the case of Dead Rising: Watchtower, writers shifted the focus away from Frank West and toward four other characters.

While Legendary Digital Media's unnamed project has no release date, Mighty No. 9 launches on Sept. 5, 2015. The action platformer will be available on most current-generation consoles as well as Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

Sega Says It's Learned From Atlus, Will Restore Trust With Fans

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When Sega acquired Atlus in 2013, there were fears that the niche publisher would be transformed by its new parent. Through nearly two years of releases and an unwavering commitment to loyal fans, those concerns have largely been abated.

What few (if any) foresaw was that Atlus wouldn’t just thrive under Sega, but would play a role in reforming the Sonic publisher’s business. According to a Siliconera translation of a recent interview in Famitsu, Sega has watched how Atlus operates and will be incorporating successful practices into its own business.

“As far as the Western market goes, we learned a lot from Atlus,” says Sega president and CEO Hajime Satomi. “If we can make a title with proper quality, I believe there’s a good chance for it to do well even in the West for players that like to play Japanese games.”

Funko Bringing Fallout Mystery Minis To Market This Fall

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Funko Bringing Fallout Mystery Minis To Market This Fall

I've spent more money than I care to admit on Funko's Game of Thrones Mystery Minis figures. Great satisfaction comes from opening a blind box to discover a new figure.

And yes, it's depressing as hell to open a box to find a duplicate figure. Starting this September, Fallout fans are invited to hunt for their favorite figures in Funko Toys' first Fallout Mystery Minis series.

This set consists of 12 different sculpts from the Fallout universe. Unlike the Game of Thrones series', none of the Fallout figures are rare. You have a 1 in 12 chance to get any figure, including the awesome Mysterious Stranger.

August Cover Revealed – Tacoma

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About two years ago, a team of four made a splash on the indie scene with a game that reveled in its simplicity, Gone Home. The first-person experience tasked you with exploring a house to discover more about the people who lived there, centering on a girl named Sam coming of age and entering her first romance. Gone Home went on to achieve plenty of accolades, receiving Game Developers Choice and BAFTA awards for best debut. Now Fullbright is ready to discuss its next project, Tacoma.

The speculative sci-fi game takes place in the year 2088, so you won't be you exploring the familiar. Instead, you board a space station that resides between the Earth and moon. You play as Amy Ferrier, who shows up for her first day at her job on the station only to find no one is in sight. You must search Tacoma to find answers about the missing crew. Your only connection is the station computer, ODIN, but even ODIN holds its own mysteries. 

Microsoft Kicks Off Ultimate Game Sale

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Microsoft Kicks Off Ultimate Game Sale

For the next week, Microsoft is slashing the prices on a number of Xbox One and Xbox 360 games and add-ons. These include titles released as recently as earlier in 2015.

Highlights include Dragon Age: Inquisition (in regular and deluxe editions) and the Jaws of Hakkon DLC, Far Cry 4 (regular and gold editions), Dying Light (regular and ultimate), and ongoing Telltale series based on Borderlands and Game of Thrones. Xbox 360 owners can pick up the Fable Trilogy for a deep discount, Game of Thrones and Tales from the Borderlands, Far Cry 4, and more.

The full list is available on Major Nelson’s website. Deals are available now through July 13.