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Winter Spectacular Day Four: Win Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure!

As 2011 comes to a close, the Winter Spectacular continues! The new year is upon us, but before 2012 hits, we *still* have another $600+ worth of prizes left to give away...

Today's prize is Activision's cute, and surprisingly high tech Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure, in your choice of console. We're giving away a starter pack; which includes the game, the portal of power accessory, and 3 figures. Through the use of a cleverly inserted RFID reader, character data is stored directly onto the figures themselves!

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure

How do you win this fun prize? It’s simple: find the hidden snowflake somewhere on our site (and no, the snowflake on this post doesn't count) Everyone who correctly identifies the location of the secret snowflake is entered to win! As the Winter Spectacular progresses, it will become harder to find the snowflake; if you get stuck, check out our Facebook page for clues. Submit your guess after the jump.

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Winter Spectacular Day Two: Win Rayman Origins!

While you're celebrating the season with friends and loved ones, the GameSplash Winter Spectacular continues! We've got a ton of great gaming prizes to give away - over $1,000 worth! Games, gear, prize packs, you never know what we might have up for grabs.

Today's prize is a game that many have overlooked this year - Rayman: Origins! This lavishly animated platformer returns Rayman to his 2D roots in full 1080p. We're giving out two copies; one of each for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.

Rayman Origins

How do you win this fantastic prize? It’s simple: find the hidden snowflake somewhere on our site (and no, the snowflake on this post doesn't count) Everyone who correctly identifies the location of the secret snowflake is entered to win! As the Winter Spectacular progresses, it will become harder to find the snowflake; if you get stuck, check out our Facebook page for clues. Submit your guess after the jump.

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Halo: CE Anniversary Kinect Functionality Detailed, Classic Map Returns

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, the upcoming remake of the FPS that spearheaded a now multi-million dollar franchise, is slated for release in a little under a month's time. Developer 343 Industries released several tantalizing new pieces of information about the game last weekend at New York Comic Con. Most notably, fan favorite multiplayer map Hang 'Em High will be making an appearance in the game, re-imagined and now called High Noon. Designed for team-based combat, this 4-12 player map will be instantly familiar to fans of the Xbox version of Halo, and is rife with platforms, corridors, and cover.

In addition, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary's oft-rumored Kinect functionality was detailed. Assuaging skepticism that adding Kinect support may detract from the Halo experience, the motion sensor provides several enhancements, all of them optional. These enhancements include voice commands, such as reloading, switching between original and remastered visuals on the fly, and throwing grenades, and analyze mode, which allows certain objects to be scanned, to populate a library of Halo lore. The library is a gesture based index of vehicles, characters, weapons, and more.

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Dead Island Review

Dead Island

A new take on the zombie apocalypse.

After some 5 years in development, Polish developer Techland's ambitious Dead Island is now available in stores. It's a familiar tale at first; four strangers are thrust smack dab in the middle of an area being overrun by zombies, tasked with somehow finding a way to escape. This time around, the action all goes down on the fictitious tropical paradise of Banoi, an island off the coast of Papua New Guinea. Following a brief introductory cutscene, players are given the choice between four characters: Xian, a blades expert, Sam B, a blunt objects specialist, Logan, who specializes in throwing weapons, and Purna, a firearms expert.

Dead Island

Dead Island's core gameplay mechanic, unlike most other zombie themed titles, is stylistically closer to the Fallout series, than, say, Left 4 Dead. As such, while there certainly are plenty of undead minions to dispatch, there are also a number of RPG elements here. Not only do characters accumulate experience points (and thus level up), but gameplay itself is broken up into quests. Ranging from something as simple as item retrieval, to something as complex as retrofitting an armored car into a tank, quests are varied, and often lengthy to complete. Especially in later chapters, many of them will seem a little too difficult for a single player to complete - and while this may come off to some as a possible design flaw, this difficulty level is intentional; certain quests are clearly designed with co-op in mind.

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Dead Island Launch Trailer

Dead Island

The upcoming zombie themed action/rpg Dead Island hits stores in six days! To mark the occasion, Deep Silver has released a launch trailer. Featuring a mix of in-game cinematics and gameplay, with the tropical island paradise of Banoi serving as the backdrop. For your viewing pleasure, the new trailer follows below:



Dead Island goes on sale next Tuesday, September 6, 2011 for the Playstation 3, PC, and Xbox 360 platforms.