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Madden NFL 13 screens run into and jump over defenders

Madden NFL 13 is promising big improvements with its new Infinity Engine and today we get a look at how it’ll affect collisions in some new spine-bending screens.

Source: Joystiq

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Recent Diablo 3 hotfixes address exploits, high-level item drop rates

Blizzard Entertainment has been keeping busy, tweaking a number of aspects of its best-selling loot-hunting game, Diablo 3 . One of the hotfixes released today addresses an exploit used to circumvent the recent decreases in attack speed. Before the hotfix, players could “temporarily increase their attack speed or double-cast a skill” by repeatedly clicking the Town Portal option within the hot bar. A complete list of fixes can be found on the official game blog . In changes made yesterday, Blizzard once again increased high-level item drops in Acts III and IV of Hell difficulty and all four acts in Inferno. The breakdown of increases can be found after the break. Not found after the break: those hundred hours you’ve spent clicking through Sanctuary.

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Awesomenauts soundtrack now available, win it on vinyl Ne

The Awesomenauts soundtrack, created by Sonic Picnic, is now available separately. The entire soundtrack can be sampled for free right here , and you can purchase a download of your own for the pay-what-you-want price of $2 or more. In addition, those who spend at least $5 will get a chance to win the Awesomenauts soundtrack on vinyl (as seen in the video above). That won’t be your only chance to win a copy of the vinyl soundtrack either. We managed to snag a few copies ourselves, so keep your eye on Joystiq for a giveaway soon.

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No Doubt vs Activision lawsuit cleared for trial later this year

No Doubt is officially allowed to sue Activision over its use of band members’ avatars in Band Hero – again . Seriously, we’ve written this piece, like, three times already . This story is bananas. Sorry. No Doubt, the rock band led by singer Gwen Stefani, sued Activision in 2009, claiming it was used to create a “virtual karaoke circus act;” No Doubt says it only signed off on having its likeness portrayed singing its own songs, but the band is unlockable to play through the game’s complete catalog. A Superior Court judge has denied Activision’s attempt to dismiss claims from the case, including fraud, violation of publicity rights and breach of contract, and it is expected to (finally) go to trial later this year. Activision says it has a video recording of No Doubt being told about the unlockable features and it is looking forward to presenting its defense.

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