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Friendship fracturing game Risk: Factions is available now on Facebook. Compete with friends and continue the endless debate of whether streaming out of Australia or South America is more advantages. Don't forget to mock and deride anyone who tries to hold Asia! That's, like, a rule. The Fac...

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Xbox Live is hosting some decent deals on Electronic Arts content this week. Notable games include Risk: Factions for $5, Shank for $7.50 or Dragon Age: Origins for $15. Plenty of DLC is up for grabs as well, including Dead Space 2 "Severed" or Mass Effect 2 "Arrival" DLC for $3 each, or Drago...

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Risk Factions, an excellent translation and reimagining of the classic board game, is available now on Steam for $10. The game is already available on XBLA and PSN. For those of you not yet familiar with it, Factions includes a short single-player campaign and the ability to play multiplayer usin...

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Brace yourself for holiday avarice -- this week, the Eurpoean PSN plays host to dozens upon dozens of discounts on games for PS3 and PSP. There's some new stuff, too, including Risk: Factions and the free Buzz Quiz Player, but don't let your hunger for the new distract you from the cheapness of the...

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We honestly don't even know where to begin with this week's PSN update -- it's like staring down the business end of a five-foot Philly cheesesteak. There are demos for Dead Space 2, Mass Effect 2 and LittleBigPlanet 2. Not interested in demos? Well, there's RISK: Factions and Echochrome 2 for PS...

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Microsoft has launched its "Countdown to New Year's" promotion today on Xbox Live, which will see numerous pieces of Marketplace content discounted in the days leading up to the ball drop. The deals are highlighted by several XBLA games on sale now through December 31, including Super Meat Boy, Car...

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Six months after Risk: Factions brought its cartoony take on all-out war to Xbox Live, Stainless Games' board game update is seeking out more territory on PlayStation 3. Risk Factions will be included in today's North American PSN update, priced at $9.99. For those of you who have yet to play Fac...

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Whether you're a cat or dog person, the choice between the two most popular pets isn't so easy when it comes to aligning with a side on the irresistibly cute ... battlefield -- especially when both are enlisting you at a discount. Check out what's on offer in the Xbox Live Deal of the Week....

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Update: Risk: Blacks Ops will now choose whose home it goes to. Yes, IT will choose. To celebrate tomorrow's release of Risk: Factions on XBLA -- something the board game aficionados at Joystiq HQ have been geeking out about for months -- EA has offered up a copy of Risk: Black Ops for this give...

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Click image to transcend this post into gallery nirvana Given Risk: Faction's known cast of characters -- kitty cats, gruff military general-type dudes, robots and zombies -- it only makes sense that the latest faction revealed would be a bit ... off. Enter: the Yetis, a species that makes its ho...

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Well, naturally. This is how we assumed the make-up of the five different armies featured in Risk: Factions would evolve: first, there are humans, and then there were cats, who were bested by robots, and now somehow there are zombies. You wouldn't think them to be brilliant global strategists, but ...

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We'd like to take a moment to wish all of humanity (and felinity?) the best of luck when dealing with Risk: Factions' recently announced, third group of soldiers: the unfeeling, unstoppable Robot Menace. Check out the video above to see the origins of this once-domesticated group's violent self-awa...

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Risk: Factions is coming to Xbox Live Arcade this summer, and a version of the classic Risk board game, dubbed Classic Mode, will be included. The verdict? It's classic Risk, albeit with a couple of key tweaks. Most game-changing is a bonus star feature, which randomly awards players 1-2 "stars"...

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I have an admission to make: I haven't played the original Risk board game. For hardcore fans of the game, that fact alone may discredit my opinion. However, after playing the upcoming XBLA adaptation, I wish I had discovered the board game sooner. Risk Factions looks and feels like a Penny Arca...

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There's no gameplay in the two recently release Risk: Factions trailers, but the clips do give context to the previously presented and purrrr-fectly bizarre screenshots. With animation that looks like it's straight out of Penny Arcade Adventures -- not surprising, considering both are done by Power...

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Click to Kitty-size Usually, when playing the physical, real-life version of Risk, we like to pretend that we're bloodthirsty conquerers -- ones capable of forging (and betraying) alliances with hated enemies, and eradicating the military forces of neighboring nations with extreme prejudice. We do...

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