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Entertainium@Eurogamer Expo 2013

Since 2008, Eurogamer Expo has grown steadily to become the biggest and wildest games trade show in the UK. Since 2010, EGX has taken place at the vast edifice of the Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London, packing the 1930s exhibition hall full to the brim with new electronic sights and sounds. This year was the biggest yet, with an approximate 65,000 attendees visiting over a four-day period. EGX hopes to cater to all tastes, offering a wide variety of brand new mainstream platform games, smaller indie titles on PC and mobile, as well as a large area dedicated to reliving gaming’s heritage with numerous classic games ranging from the Atari 2600 to Arcade titles. It’s great that these early games aren’t forgotten even if most people, including myself, have no idea how to code in BBC BASIC and thus are flummoxed by just trying...
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Entertainium Extra: Not On Steam sale, new Deus Ex announced, and Sony partners with Extra Life

Entertainium Extra is our weekly news round-up highlighting some of the bigger, interesting, or weird stories from the past seven days. Sony partners with Extra Life charity drive to offer prizes to fundraisers As if raising money for children’s hospitals wasn’t incentive enough already, the organizers behind the Extra Life charity drive have teamed up with Sony to offer a selection of prizes to participants who meet certain funding goals. Contribute as little as $10 and you get a free 30-day membership to PlayStation Plus, $25, $50, and $75 respectively offering games such as Wipeout HD or LittleBigPlanet. The charity, for those not in the know, raises money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals around the United States and Canada. Fundraisers partake by hosting a 24-hour gaming marathon and streaming it online. Since its inception in 2008, the event has consistently brought thousands together to raise...
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Nihilumbra Review

The transition from mobile to home computer is always one met with at least some measure of trepidation. Mapping touch control to the mouse seems like an easy proposition – they’re similar enough to avoid losing anything, after all. Not always is it so straightforward, though. Some games are just better suited for touch devices, whether because they use the hardware in unique ways or because they’re made solely with such platforms mind. But more importantly, there’s the unfair stigma attached to mobile games. That they’re somehow lesser for being released on non-dedicated gaming platforms, not worthy of our time because they’re inherently simpler affairs, making it little more than a simple time-waster than fulfilling experience. Total hogwash, of course, as Nihilumbra from Beautifun Games proves. This puzzle-platformer began as a simple iOS game, which released last year to much critical acclaim. And it’s easy...
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