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Codemasters wants you to name your baby 'Jason'

Hey, parents-to-be currently living in the U.K. -- have we got a sweet deal for you. We know you're probably excited for the arrival of your bouncing bundle of joy, but if you're nearing your highly anticipated due date, you've probably begun to wonder how you can use this whole "pregnancy"...

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The Best of Big Download: January 5-11

The first full week of 2009 got Big Download back in full steam with lots of news, downloads and features to make it a pretty busy week. Let's check out the highlights from the last seven days: Exclusive features Console games that should be PC games: We give our picks on which 2008 console...

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Joyswag: Let Rise of the Argonauts do your holiday shopping

Update: Congrats to our big winner "Bob McPhail" -- check your email Bob! We know how it is: You get swarmed with all the great holiday releases and then suddenly it's a week before Christmas and you've done none of your holiday shopping. Luckily, Joystiq and Codemasters have you covered. To mark...

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Shipping this week: Crazy go nauts edition

Another laid back week for Xbox 360 releases this week as the year dwindles to its quiet, bitterly cold end. We only have one game to report, and that game is Rise of the Argonauts. The game centers around the myth of Jason and his Argonauts and their search for the Golden Fleece. As one might...

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300, The Watchmen composer scoring Rise of the Argonauts

If you've watched the latest trailer for Codemasters' Rise of the Argonauts and have been wondering about the music you've since been humming along to in the shower, you can thank film and television muse, Tyler Bates. Bates, whose credits include the testosterone-fueled 300 and the upcoming...

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Rise of the Argonauts "Departure" trailer is mythologically delicious

You all can keep your King Leonidases and your Kratoses (Krati?). Jason, protagonist of Rise of the Argonauts and mythical leader of the group for which the Codemasters RPG was named, is a tried and true badass. As such, one cannot expect him to take the assassination of his ladyfriend lying...

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See lots of chiseled Greek bods in new Rise of the Argonauts screens

Click for high-resolution image. You know, Codemasters can do a whole lot more than just racing games like GRID and DiRT. They can also make RPGs like Rise of the Argonauts, a tale chronicling Greek hero Jason and his search for the Golden Fleece. The art style in these new screens has a sort of...

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Rise of the Argonauts video features dramatic lighting, sunsets

Here's a video detailing some of the finer points of Rise of the Argonauts -- namely, cutscenes! The highlight to us, the part that pumped us up, was the short clip of Jason facing off against what is most likely a god or giant atop a volcano. Gigantic boss battles? Check. Slamming someone in...

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Rise of the Argonauts to be unlike other action-RPGs

If there was one thing we should have learned from classic games like Contra or Bushido Blade, it's that bullets and swords hurt. Bad. Rise of the Argonauts is continuing this train of thought, says the game's director, Ed Del Castillo. Gamespot sat down for a Q&A session, so we're going to do...

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Learn about Rise of the Argonauts in this video interview

Rise of the Argonauts features the mythical Jason on his mythical adventures, acquiring mythical things and accomplishing mythical feats. It's like God of War, but much, much older. This video interview with the game's director, Ed Del Castillo, showcases some pieces of gameplay and cinematic...

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