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Awakened returns with a new design strategy and funding goal: You

In November 2010, Phosphor Games was quietly shopping around a project called Awakened, a super-hero action title heavy on character customization and creative chaos. As part of its publisher pitch, Phosphor made a demo video for Awakened; it was rough and never meant for public consumption. It...

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Dungeon Defenders adds Jester Hero class, free for a limited time

Trendy Entertainment has deposited a brand new hero class into its Steam hit, Dungeon Defenders, and you can currently get it for free. The Jester is described as "a sly trickster born in a whimsical realm of chaos," and she can use any weapon in the game, as well as drop "presents" that open up to...

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Phosphor Games' upcoming 'Awakened' looks powerfully promising

We were all set to do a crushingly sad post about "Hero," a really interesting Midway project that got swallowed up by the company's financial woes. (Watch a clip of it here.) ... See? Sad -- right? But before you shed too many tears know that there's one heck of a silver lining: Much of Hero's...

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'Hero' looks like it could have been Midway's 'inFamous'

Last week we got a tiny, one-image glimpse of Midway Chicago's game-that-could-have-been, Hero. Now we get a better picture of what the title might have looked like, thanks to the portfolio of Tae Young Choi, a concept artist at Midway who worked alongside Stephan Martiniere, the former staffer...

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Artwork surfaces from canned Midway game, 'Hero'

Concept illustrator Stephan Martiniere worked at Midway Chicago until August of 2008. Some time before he left the company to work at id Software, he inked concept art for a game titled "Hero," spotted by Siliconera on Mr. Martiniere's website. Midway, as you likely know, went bust over the last...

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DS Daily: Hated hero

Sometimes, you can love a game while secretly hoping that the main dude(tte), often your avatar, dies in some horrible fashion, never to return, while anyone else steps in to take over. It's the annoying hero syndrome, and while it isn't that frequent in gaming, it often strikes at the worst moments...

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Captain Rainbow questions your sexual orientation

Riiiight. If you ever wanted to play a game as a nerdy dweeb who runs happily along beaches and fields, occasionally transforming into a Captain America lookalike named Captain Rainbow, all while receiving running commentary from Birdo -- then this is the game for you. Just, watch. According...

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School shooting "hero" confesses to Xbox theft

Stories about thieves stealing games and systems are a dime a dozen, but those thefts usually don't involve a culprit that was praised as a hero by President Bush. They do occasionally, though, as is proven by a recent Philadelphia Inquirer article about Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School student Lewis...

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Dungeon Hero brings subterranean life to 360

Publisher Gamecock has revealed plans to bring the Firefly Studios developed Dungeon Hero to the Xbox 360 and PC. Dungeon Hero (referred to simply as Hero on the official website) is a dungeon crawler of a different sort. Rather than depicting dungeons as lifeless underground caves filled with...

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Gamer hero released from hospital

Yesterday the geek-turned-hero who was shot tackling two robbers in a railway station was released from the hospital. Adam Mapleson was on his way home from work less than two weeks ago when he saw two men struggling with a security guard. When he stepped in to help, he was shot in the chest....

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