Archos GamePad Launching In The US Next Month For $169

US gamers patiently waiting for the arrival of the new Archos GamePad, will be please to learn that the new portable handheld games console will be launching in the US next month for $169.

The new Archos GamePad is already available throughout Europe and is powered by a  1.6 GHz Rockchip RK3066 dual core processor, supoorted by Mali 400 graphics, running Google’s latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system.

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The Free Bundle Offers Five Great Indie Games At Zero Cost

Contrary to popular belief, making an amazing game is not a guaranteed way to success as an indie developer. At least equally important are PR and marketing savvy and for every Super Meat Boy success story, there are hundreds of well crafted gems flying under the radar. The Free Bundle is aiming to solve that visibility problem for underexposed games, granted in the most direct way imaginable – by giving them away.

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THQ To Be Sold In Pieces Only If Individual Bids Outweigh Whole

Initially announcing it was to be sold whole to Clearlake Capital Group for $60 million, a judge gave other interested parties time to explore their options regarding THQ’s bankruptcy filing. A new ruling still leaves room for the possibility of individual studios and IP being sold to different bidders, but only if each bid exceeds  the sum put forward so far.

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Video Game Retail Sales Down 22 Percent From 2011

Even though some individual games have been a success, the video game retail industry isn’t doing that great right now. Data from the NPD Group shows that both video game hardware, software and accessory sales in the U.S. totaled $3.2 billion at retail alone, which is a 22 percent decline from last year’s $4.1 billion.
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ROCCAT Power Grid Beta iOS App (video)

ROCCAT has been showcasing their new Power Grid app at CES 2013 that has been in development for some time and was first unveiled back in CES 2012, and has been designed to provide users with a monitoring system for the PC systems and games.

The free ROCCAT Power-Grid is app lets you connect, monitor and control your games and PC without having to leave the action by enabling a direct connection from your smartphone, providing four displays to monitor the action on your smartphone.

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Awesome Cyberpunk 2077 Trailer Unveils Cryptic Witcher 3 Announcement

CD Projekt Red, developers of the fantastic Witcher series of games has released an awesome new trailer this week for their new Cyberpunk 2077 which is currently in development and will be launching sometime in 2015.

However include in the trailer is a message revealing that CD Projekt Red might be announcing is new Witcher 3 game on February 5th 2013, “We are about to reveal our other project which is much closer to being completed, and it will also be a fully open world game with an intense story. You can probably guess the game we’re talking about,” – “On the 5th February, it will all be clear.”

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Razer Edge Tablet Hands On At CES 2013 (video)

At CES 2013 this week Razer launched their new Razer Edge high end gaming tablet, which was previously known as Project Fiona and is powered by a choice of 3rd gen Intel Core processors supported by up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM.

If you are considering purchasing a Razer Edge Tablet or would just like to know a little more about the device, the Gamespot website has kindly created a Razer Edge Tablet hands-on video with Heathcliff Patcher from Razer explaining more about the device and answering questions.

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Microsoft Announces New Studio Lift London

Months after launching its very first tablet, Microsoft has announced the opening of a new studio focused on tablet, mobile and cloud games. Through partnerships with indie studios, the first of which is Dlala games with more to come, Lift London is meant as a launchpad for new IP focused on emerging tech and markets.

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F2P Diablo-Alike Path Of Exile In Open Beta January 23rd

Indie hack and slash game Path of Exile will be opening its servers to the public later this month. Along with the chance to try out the game, players can also spend between $10 and $1000, receiving everything from early beta access to in-game and physical goodies. Developer Grinding Gear Games is  careful to emphasize the ethical nature of the game’s microtransactions, so the higher tiers mostly provide more in-game currency to spend instead of any balance-busting superitems.

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