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Tomb Raider novel trots the globe in October

With not one but two new Tomb Raider games announced during E3 this year, Lara Croft is already awfully busy, but not so busy that she can't star in a new novel. Coming from DK Publishing and written by Dan Abnett and Nik Vincent, Tomb Raider: The Ten Thousand Immortals will arrive in October. ...

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Video Game 2.0 Bundle offers a pile of gaming culture books for $3

It's impossible to constantly play video games, but StoryBundle's Video Game Bundle 2.0 has a collection of ebooks on gaming culture to fill the void. Video Game Bundle 2.0 includes the following ebooks to read in your gaming downtime (at work, in school, while bonding with friends and family),...

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Apple patent turns in-game choices into a customized comic book

In 2009, Apple filed a patent to transfer players' unique video game story paths, choices and customized characters to book form, available automatically after the game was finished as an e-book, book or graphic novel. The USPTO granted Apple that patent today and made it public, complete with...

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UK publisher building Minecraft cottage industry

Minecraft continues to prove its status as a genuine cultural phenomenon, with UK children's publisher Egmont announcing plans to publish four handbooks, two other books, and a magazine, all about that one game. Planned for release in Europe this September, the range includes books focused on...

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Halo: Silentium concludes Greg Bear's Forerunner trilogy in March 2013

Originally slated for January 2013, the third installment in Greg Bear's series of Halo novels will now drop in March 2013, Tor Books has announced. Entitled Halo: Silentium, the novel wraps up Bear's Forerunner trilogy, which appropriately details the story of the Forerunners, the mysterious,...

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Minecraft dev inks deal with Egmont Publishing for books, magazines

Minecraft developer Mojang has a deal with UK's Egmont Publishing to create children's books and magazines in territories excluding the US, TechCrunch reports. A spokesperson can't confirm which products exactly will be borne of the deal, but they will include "a range" of items and will launch...

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Dead Space: Catalyst prequel novel available this autumn

Traversing transmedia opportunities, Tor Books and EA are hooking up on a second Dead Space novel. Dead Space: Catalyst, written by B.K. Evenson, follows the Black Marker threat prior to the events of Dead Space. According to the PR, Catalyst takes place "three hundred years in the future," or two...

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Lawsuit alleging copyright infringement in Assassin's Creed dropped, Gametrailers settles

Novelist John Beiswenger has dropped the lawsuit against Ubisoft, in which he alleged the Assassin's Creed universe stole ideas from one of his books, Link. Gametrailers, whom Beiswenger sued in the same case, settled with the author on May 18 under undisclosed terms. Beiswenger voluntarily...

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Walden the video game is funded by the NEA, is hypocritical

If your high school English teacher had assigned you to play the game Walden instead of reading Thoreau's writings on living deliberately with nature, Spark Notes may not have evolved into such a booming industry. USC's plan to put abridged study guides out of business, a video game based on...

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Kickstart a gaming history book, have dinner with Molyneux (and more)

Rusel DeMaria's High Score: The Illustrated History of Electronic Games is one of the most seemingly ubiquitous volumes in the "canon" of writing about games -- you've definitely seen that cover before, right? Well, it's not as ubiquitous as we thought. It's out of print. DeMaria is working with a...

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