Archive for December, 2010

Back to the Back to the Future Game

Great Scott! Telltale Games clearly has a winner with the Back to the Future Game, the new episodic story RPG released just in time for Christmas. Telltale has a pretty unique gaming model that involves bringing back popular titles like the Monkey Island series or, in this case, Marty McFly and Doc Brown of the Back to the Future trilogy.

Do you remember all those old roleplaying games from Sierra Online from back in the 80’s like King’s Quest, Space Quest, and Quest for Glory that we played in 256 colors? Well imagine those games brought back to life and improved with 21st century graphics and gameplay techniques. That is what Telltale has done. They focus purely on the story, and telling it in a fun and interactive way. I found myself immersed in the first episode of the Back to the Future Game, which takes place right where the third movie ended.
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IGN ~ RIFT: The Closed Beta Experience

This last weekend, thousands of lucky players were invited to take part in the Closed Beta 2 event for RIFT that focused on the Guardian faction. At the time, there was a big fat NDA, however, the NDA has dropped on RIFT and beta testers are now free to share their experiences, which to some of us seems to be a no brainer.

Be sure to check out my article over at IGN’s Rift Kingdom called RIFT: The Closed Beta Experience. You can also read on for some exclusive screenshots.
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IGN’s RIFT KINGDOM: Participate & Win VIP Beta!

Recently I was fortunate enough to be asked to represent IGN for their new site called the Rift Kingdom. We are running a pretty huge contest. Drop on over for a very high chance to win!


Are you looking to get your hands on the highly coveted VIP beta key for RIFT? This isn’t one of those puny community keys that give you a chance to get into beta, these are the VIP keys that will get you into the remaining beta weekend events… guaranteed!

So how do you have a chance to win one of our hundreds of beta keys? Simple! Participate around IGN’s Rift Kingdom from between now and the end of beta for a chance to have a key randomly sent to you. There is no rhyme or reason to the distribution. The more you participate, the better chance of winning!

So register at IGN’s Rift Kingdom and begin posting on our forums, updating our wiki, and submitting screenshots.

We have over 200 VIP keys and will be giving out VIP keys like hotcakes, especially this weekend, so now is the chance to get involved in the IGN and RIFT communities.

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Since 1999, Stephen "Sprawl" Russell has provided written video game and convention coverage for industry leaders such as IGN Entertainment, Beckett Media, Voodoo Extreme 3D, NCSoft, Stratics, Gamespy, Curse Gaming, Wikia, and the Vault Network.

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