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Gaming News Updates for January 20th, 2016.

The Humble Firaxis Bundle boasts a veritable cornucopia of fun. The current big Hmble Bundle is all about Firaxis games.  Pay what you want and get a few amazing games to play. If you're curious about what your choices are, don't worry, we have you covered.
XCOM: Enemy UnknownSid Meier's Pirates!Ace Patrol Bundle, Sid Meier's Civilization III: Complete If you want to pay the more than the average price (currently less than $10), you'll be able to have these splendid items too.
Sid Meier's Civilization IV: The Complete EditionSid Meier's Civilization VSid Meier's StarshipsXCOM: Enemy Unknown - Elite Soldier PackXCOM: Enemy Unknown - Slingshot Pack XCOM: Enemy WithinA coupon code for 10% off Humble Monthly  So long as you pay more than the average, more games will be added for you when they are announced in the future. Lastly, if you want to be a big spender and pay $15, you can get a hold of:
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth,  Sid Meier's Civiliz…

Rainbow Six: Siege Troubles

Rainbow Six Siege is a weird kind of bad. Like, it's good. It's really good. When IT works, but it hedges its bet so heavily on the community that it can't help but suck. The servers are bad, matchmaking is terrible, the player base is incredibly hit and miss (mostly misses), and it fails to do it's job. It has tutorial solo missions, so you can (somewhat) get an idea of what the operatives can do, but there is no way around it. This is an online focused game. 95% of it's content can't even be played (or viewed) unless you have an internet connection. And you could sit for 20 seconds to 10 minutes waiting for it's broken matchmaking system to work and even then, you're lucky if you even get a team of 4 (between the servers kicking out players for no apparent reason, players getting frustrated and leaving the matches) out of 5 slots and the game won't, absolutely won't, fill the empty spaces. So you'll spend more time in loopsided firefights…

Gaming News Updates for January 12th, 2016.

We have a few notable stories worth talking about this week while keeping it brief to get as much information out as we can. If you have questions, please post them in the comments and we will try to get you whatever answers we are able to. Thanks, and have fun. _______________________________________________________________ Homefront: The Revolution Release Date Announced. Target reservation cards leaked the release date of this now Deep Silver title. May 17th is the day to look out for this sleeper hit that is being described a more urbanized version of Far Cry. If you aren't sure about it yet, you can watch the new trailer that officially announced the date.

_______________________________________________________________ For Honor to have a Single Player Campaign This new IP from Ubisoft is bringing a more realistic approach to combat than we have typically seen as of late. Aside from the heavy focus on team work and multi-player, we are now hearing more about a single player ca…

Pokemon Red & Blue Special Edition New 3DS!!

To help celebrate Pokemon's 20th Anniversary a New Nintendo 3DS has been announced for us here in the U.S.  This 3DS will come with two interchangeable face plates, one featuring the classic representation of Charizard and one of the classic Blastoise.  For those who don't remember or never knew these are the images used for the original box art for Pokemon Red and Blue when they were first released.
Anyone who purchases one of these will get BOTH Pokemon Red and Pokemon Blue pre-installed and ready to play. Two exclusive themes will also be included pre-installed as well.  For hardcore Pokemon fans this is most certainly a necessity to own.  Since it is considered a special edition we will have to wait and see how many are actually planned for sale but hopefully quite a few!  No specific detail on where this will be available for purchase, the report from the Pokemon website says "participating retailers" for now.
This awesome New 3DS will be released on the same day …

Awesome Games Done Quick 2016 has Ended

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The week long continuous speedrun marathon finally came to a close this weekend.  There were quite a few great performances and many memorable moments but the reality is that the great people who put on the event and do the speedruns raised a total of $1,213,146.99 for the prevent cancer foundation! 
Games Done Quick will be back this summer with their Summer Games Done Quick week long marathon so be sure to check in on their website from time to time to see if they will be running your favorite game during it. Use the link below to go directly to their website!
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Awesome Games Done Quick 2016 is Live this Week!

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The annual Awesome Games Done Quick week long marathon is live this week!  That means that some of the best speed runners in the world are donating their time and energy to try and get people to donate to the Prevent Cancer Foundation!  The week long schedule can be found in the link below and they are currently streaming on their website and on twitch.tv.
The Awesome Games Done Quick (and their summer variant Summer Games Done Quick) have been able to raise over several hundred thousand dollars from each event to the Prevent Cancer Foundation.  If you do feel like donating they have a lot of prize incentives including special runs through certain games; 2 player 1 controller for Super Metroid to name one, as well as material prizes.  By donating you will also have a short message you write get read aloud during the event.
While this is halfway through the week, some of the more highly known names in gaming are still coming up later in …