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Where Will Luigi Fall Asleep? Part 1 August 1, 2013

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I have to admit, one of my guilty pleasures is to watch some of Nintendo’s earlier advertising campaigns for some of their classic games, and it looks like Nintendo is stepping into that mindset once again to promote their newest Mario and Luigi game!  In the first of a three part series Nintendo has produced to promote the release of Mario & Luigi Dream Team, Nintendo shows just what happens when the Mario Brothers get ready to go to bed while on vacation on an exotic tropical island.  Pay really close attention, because the video includes details on how to enter into the latest official Nintendo contest for a brand-new Nintendo 3DS XL.

UPDATE:  Here’s Part 2.  Seriously, this video looks exactly like what happens when my father and uncle go on vacation.

Mario & Luigi Dream Team is coming August 11th, 2013 exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS.

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inFAMOUS Second Son Developer Diary: Smoke and Mirrors August 1, 2013

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The latest Developer Diary from Sucker Punch Studios has just been released.  Their next title, inFAMOUS: Second Son, is the third game in the inFAMOUS series and the first game in the series to come out for the Playstation 4.

In this new dev diary, Sucker Punch talks about all the new capabilities they have by developing on the Playstation 4’s hardware.  The game’s new hero starts off with the ability to manipulate smoke, but like Peter Petrelli, will be able to absorb the powers of other super-powered beings he comes in contact with.  So basically, we’ll be controlling the most powerful human being EVER In this video game.

Take a look for yourselves at what the power of the PS4 can bring.

inFAMOUS: Second Son is coming Q1 2014 exclusive to the Playstation 4.

rain Developer Diary 1: The World of rain August 1, 2013

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There is no single downloadable title coming out for any platform that has me interested more than rain for the Playstation 3.  Developed by Sony Japan Studio, rain tells a story about a small boy searching out an invisible girl during a major downpour.  As he seeks her out, he becomes invisible himself, and must contend against this new world he has found himself in.

Sony has just released the first developer diary for the game, where the game’s creators talk about the world they are trying to create for us.  If you ask me, I think the game’s art style and music speak for themselves.

rain is coming Fall 2013 exclusive to the PS3.

Crackdown Now Free on Xbox Live August 1, 2013

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Crackdown was a bit of an interesting beast.  It was published by Microsoft and released shortly before Halo 3.  The game was an open world simulator where you play as a physically augmented officer tasked with keeping the peace.  It’s call to fame was that anyone who purchased the full priced game at retail would be allowed access to Halo 3’s exclusive multiplayer beta test, and get the chance to play Halo 3’s new multiplayer maps before anyone else did.

However, the reviewers and critics who did purchase the game for Halo 3’s beta found themselves with a bit of an additive game, which while flawed, still accumulated to a lot of wasted hours messing around in an open world environment, collecting secrets and

I never got the chance to play Crackdown when it came out at retail.  I was able to get early beta access to Halo 3 through a promotion on Bungie’s website.  Now it looks like I, and other Xbox Live Gold Members, will be able to get the chance to play Crackdown free of charge.

Starting today and ending on the 16th, current Xbox Live Gold members can download Crackdown for free through Microsoft’s Games With Gold promotion.  Just click on the Games With Gold box from the Xbox 360’s dashboard after you log into your Live profile.  The game is over six and a half gigabytes, so make sure you have the space freed up in your storage device.  If you’re a gold subscriber, you have no reason to delay!

Starting on the 16th, a new game will be made free of charge.  Microsoft has already teased that the downloadable version of Halo 3 will be made free this promotion, but have not listed when they will make it free yet.