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*Update: BioWare has sent out an official press release with more details. According to the press release, Dragon Age II is slated to arrive March 2011. The other major detail in the press release is that gamers are no longer able to roll a custom character like in the first Dragon Age. Instead, BioWare is going the Mass Effect route, forcing gamers to play as Hawke, a human (male or female your choice) “refugee who rises to power to become the single most important character in the world of Dragon Age. Known to be a survivor of the Blight and the Champion of Kirkwall, the legend around Hawke’s rise to power is shrouded in myth and rumor.”

Today BioWare unsurprisingly announced that it has been working on Dragon Age II, a full fledged sequel to last year’s critically and commercially acclaimed RPG Dragon Age: Origins.

According to the announcement, DAII will hit the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC at an undisclosed date in the future. The game is said to feature “a new hero, a different part of the world, and a ton of surprising improvements that will shed even more light on the lore of the Dragon Age universe.” Read more… »

2112

Even I couldn’t have predicted this one. On a Rush exclusive game? Sure. On a basic entry? Not at all. Still, if Neversoft truly is going for the epic classics it really doesn’t get much more epic than 2112.

According to this news post from AltSounds Rush’s 1976 progressive rock epic 2112, which consist of 7 fully featured suites, will be making it’s way onto the disc of Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock.

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Super Meat Boy is going to be one of the best downloadable titles this year with over 150 levels and insane challenges to boot. However, it won’t be ready any time soon. If you’ve been looking to scratch your itch with another difficult platformer, you should try Orton and the Princess instead!

Orton is a Flixel-based platformer with eighteen levels to knock your head against, though the game’s humor is sure to dreg a few smiles from between curses. The music track is pretty awesome as well and while it is definitely no Super Meat Boy, you should experience it just to see the ending.

EA have just confirmed that the latest instalment in the long running Medal of Honor series will be released in Europe on October 15th, a whole month before Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops.

It has yet to be announced that this will be case for US owners, however it seems as though EA are keen to push the game in an attempt to avoid lacklustre sales.

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Today, in an attempt to educate children about playing videogames responsibly and using the ESRB rating system, the Boy Scouts America added two videogame awards to its Cub Scouts program.

Geared towards boys in the fifth grade and below, the two awards are a belt loop and an academics pin. In order to earn each of these awards, a Cub Scout must meet various criteria listed below. Read more… »

Today word got out that a made-for-TV movie based on THQ’s sci-fi action series Red Faction will be coming to the Syfy channel.

For those of you who aren’t familiar on the Red Faction series, let me fill you in. The games take place on Mars and revolve around class struggle between miners (extracting resources for Earth) and the oppressive Earth Defense Force (who are forcing the miners to work for next to nothing). The miners form a rebel group, dubbed the Red Faction, in an attempt to overthrow their task masters. Read more… »

Now in his 11th incarnation, with Matt Smith leading the charge, Doctor Who has graced many forms of entertainment from board games to trading card games and even had his own terrible movie. 2010 sees the return of the gallivanting Gallifreyan, as four interactive episodes are coming to PCs (and macs) this June.

Any doubters will be pleased to know that Steven Moffat (the current series’ writer, and the writer behind some of the best loved episodes since the re-launch) is involved, as well as games industry veteran Charles Cecil – the man behind Broken Sword.

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Today developer Cryptic Studios announced that the super hero based MMO Champion Online is no longer coming to consoles.

Cryptic originally announced an Xbox 360 and PS3 version would hit alongside the PC edition back in September 09. The developer later changed its plans stating that the console versions would arrive sometime in the future. Read more… »

Sony have announced that the PSN store will be lavished with full HD movie downloads starting from today. The video store previously only offered movies to be purchased in SD and only rented in HD, but from today you will be able to purchase  HD movies from a selection of major movie studios including 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution.

They were also keen to point out that they are the first to offer this service and posted a list of some of the movies that will be available upon launch, including 2012, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Inglourious Basterds, Up and District 9.

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This week is absolutely rife with indie news, and this little bit is really drool-worthy, believe me. Until now, indie games that have any chance of making it in the main stream have to be featured on Steam, Impulse, or some other digital distribution platform for gamers to indulge. Generally speaking it’s been a sweet deal for indies, the only problem is being unable to control content.

ModDB.com hopes to remedy this problem by introducing Desura, the first digital distribution platform designed solely for indie games and the gamers who love them. Right now it’s unclear if Desura will feature a client like Steam or Impulse, or if it will be a website only ordeal like Direct2Drive, but I think it’s safe to say indie gamers and their developers should be pretty excited.

Why you ask? Hit the jump for more features and why you should be as excited about Desura as I am.

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[At Gamer Limit we are quite privy to reading random blog posts. At times, we'll even post the best of the best on the front page. So enjoy our latest blog editorial!]

Have you ever been on a date with someone who, every time you brought up stuff that you were interested in, replied with something neutral like “oh yeah, I like that too,” or “yeah, (such-n’-such thing) is alright”?

They made no attempt to really rock the boat or disagree with you. Maybe you’ve been that person – don’t be shy to admit it to yourself; I’ve certainly done it before. How did you feel about them as they made no attempt to create any difference of opinion? I bet it was probably the most boring date you’ve ever been on in your entire life (unless you’ve been on multiple dates like that, I suppose).

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