Patrick Verhagen

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Name: Patrick Verhagen
Date registered: 07/19/2011

Latest posts

  1. New Pinball table From Zen Studios — 10/20/2011
  2. Halfbrick is Opening Another Branch — 10/17/2011
  3. Be Coldplay — 10/14/2011
  4. Mirrors Edge 2 Might Just be Happening — 10/09/2011
  5. Xbox+Windows Phone=Integration App — 10/05/2011

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Oct 20 2011

New Pinball table From Zen Studios


Zen Studios has a new pinball table coming out for free—for a few days—on Xbox live arcade, from October 26-November 2, 2011. All you have to do is download the free Pinball FX2 platform and then you get the paranormal Halloween-themed table. “In celebration of one year of Pinball FX2, and as a big THANK …

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Oct 17 2011

Halfbrick is Opening Another Branch

fruit ninja

Halfbrick Studios, the Brisbane studio which brought you Fruit Ninja, Jetpack, and some other games which are not nearly as recognizable, is opening a new division in Sidney, a town known for its tolerance of white-collar sweatshops and the production of overrated, narratively inane detective games. One of the biggest iPhone developers, Halfbrick is sure …

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Oct 14 2011

Be Coldplay


Rock Band’s got some new DLC. Namely a bunch of songs from Coldplay, who’re the most hated band in the world yet somehow happen to be the most succesful. So now you all can pretend to be the people you pretend to hate. The DLC will be available on Xbox360, Wii, and PS3. And the titles …

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Oct 09 2011

Mirrors Edge 2 Might Just be Happening

Mirrors Edge 2

Mirror’s Edge was not a ‘great’ game—it had its share of flaws, but it was one of the most innovative in recent memory and in more ways than most people thought. Not only was the climbing and jumping stuff singular, but the shear focus and breadth of embodiment, of really making the player feel like …

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Oct 05 2011

Xbox+Windows Phone=Integration App

windows phone

There’s a cool, new feature of debatable value coming to an Xbox near you, assuming you own an Xbox and/or your concept of near includes your neighbor’s son’s bedroom, which is a little creepy by the way—I’ve been meaning to call the police. Anyways, in an Xbox promo video, there’s a sequence which demonstrates some …

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Oct 05 2011

Amy Trailer


VectorCell’s got a new game called Amy; it’s about zombies, which is a bit unoriginal–and late to the party to be honest. But what is kinda cool is you get to be the zombie; that is, you play as an infected woman named Lana, whose condition worsens as the game progresses. The only way to …

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Sep 21 2011

PSN Down…Again


You know that bastion of network stability? No not Xbox Live; I’m talking about the PlayStation Network. According to Sony’s official twitter account, it’s down again. “We are aware,” the post states, “that some of you are having issues trying to log into PSN. We’re working to resolve the issue, and we’ll update you here.” …

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Sep 16 2011

PS3 Stuck in Third


Sony’s PS3 never did work out quite like they expected, and the price combined with the late release have always been cited as a major causes of this. Despite its unpopularity, the PS3 is undoubtedly the most powerful console on the market. Its build quality is far better than the 360, and with some genuinely …

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Sep 10 2011

Sims Social Grabs Silver


“Freemium” social games are the worst thing that ever happened to video games, and people keep playing them. They slavishly maintain their idiotic digital farms, houses, and/or mafia hideouts, spending ridiculous amounts of money on worthless in game objects, or—even more idiotically—wasting their time earning said worthless polygons through monotonous, repetitious tasks.

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Sep 07 2011

Rage Specs


The specs for the upcoming Rage are out, and they’re reasonably demanding. That said, you won’t necessarily have to upgrade if you have a relatively new system, but you will have to soon anyway. Because Moore’s law is a double edged sword—just ask our robot enslaved grandchildren.       Specs after the break:

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