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Interview: Mystery Case Files: Dire Grove's Adrian Woods on the game's use of live-action FMV

Last month, developer Big Fish Games released the latest game in its hidden-object, casual mystery series Mystery Case Files. Dire Grove features something rather unexpected for a game released in 2009: full-motion video. As a selling point! The game sets you into the investigation of four graduate ...

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SXSW 2009: 'Funologists' and unorthodox research methods

In the panel "Funologists Live & In Person: Guerrilla Game Research," a group of experts took turns explaining methods for researching user experience in games that goes in some way beyond the normal focus groups and QA cycle. The often ad-hoc methods provide valuable data about gameplay at a fr...

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Fanswag: Mystery Case Files goes to ...

Our latest giveaway has concluded and that means it's time we picked a winner. Who's walking away with a free copy of Mystery Case Files: Millionheir? It's none other than: Hoshi, who digs the Phoenix Wright series Congratulations to Hoshi. We wish you all better luck next time and thank you ...

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Reminder: Millionheir is up for grabs

Do you enjoy scavenger hunts? Free games? Well, we have you covered on both fronts, as today is the last day for our latest game giveaway featuring Mystery Case Files: Millionheir. What do you have to do to enter? Simply head on over to the original contest post right here and get to entering. Bes...

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The DS Life / Promotional Consideration: Leopard print ad

Yes, two columns for the price of one! The price, of course, being nothing. This week's installment of The DS Life / Promotional Consideration looks at an advertisement for Mystery Case Files: Millionheir that ran in several "mainstream" publications like celebrity gossip magazines In Touch Weekl...

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Fanswag: Mystery Case Files: Millionheir

That's right, folks! We're giving away one copy of Mystery Case Files: Millionheir (valued at $20)! What can you do to be entered for a chance at this To enter, simply leave a comment between now and Sunday, October 12th at 11:59PM ET, telling us what your favorite murder mystery is. It can be a ...

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DS Fanboy Review: Mystery Case Files: Millionheir

Back when I got my hands on Mystery Case Files: Millionheir at E3, I pretty much knew what the final product was going to be. After having several days to play the title, I'm comfortable saying that the game came out just as I thought it would. It's a fair game, but the gameplay can become stagnan...

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DS releases for the week of September 8th

There's just one thing to say about this week's lineup of DS releases: wow. Spore Creatures and a host of games to suit any taste here in the States, and internationally, you've got Dragon Quest IV and then Pokémon Platinum in Japan. This could be one of those legendary weeks that threatens t...

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MillionHeir is a poor man's Layton

The concerns we voiced about Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir after playing it at E3 have not been assuaged by the latest videos for the game. While we were hoping for a puzzle-based adventure in the vein of Level 5's brilliant Professor Layton and the Curious Village, MillionHeir won't be ...

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E308: DS Fanboy hands-on with MillionHeir

MillionHeir is a very simple game. Sure, it has an overall story to it, but the meat and potatoes of the game has you staring at a large painting for several minutes, locating objects in the environment housed on a handy list. And, true to the Where's Waldo formula, finding these objects is not ea...

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