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Ubisoft Donating Over $500,000 for Notre Dame; Assassin’s Creed Unity Free on PC

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Earlier this week the world stood shocked as one of the most famous landmarks in the world, the Cathedral at Notre Dame in Paris, France, suffered a devastating fire. Donations from individuals and corporations have been flooding in to repair and rebuilt one of our most iconic landmarks.

French game studio Ubisoft has pledged €500,000 (about $562,000) to aid in Notre Dame’s restoration.

“As the smoke clears on the events that unfolded on Monday at the Notre-Dame de Paris, we stand in solidarité with our fellow Parisians and everyone around the world moved by the devastation the fire caused,” states the press release. “In light of Monday’s events, we will be donating €500,000 to help with the restoration and reconstruction of the Cathedral. We encourage all of you who are interested to donate as well.”

Additionally, Ubisoft is giving away Assassin’s Creed Unity for free on PC, via UPlay. The catch is, well, you’ll need a UPlay account. The free giveaway is also only available for one week, now until April 25.

Assassin’s Creed Unity released in 2014. It took place in France during the French Revolution era of the late 18th century. Notre Dame is a fully explorable location with Unity. Many famous historical landmarks like Notre Dame are painstakingly modeled to be exact replicas of their real world counterparts.

If you’re interested in donating, the French Heritage Foundation has set up an online form for tax deductible donations.

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Dealing With Video Game Guilt

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I love video games, but they’re kind of a shame factory for me. I’m always dealing with video game guilt. First of all, there’s the whole time-wasting thing. Should I be playing video games for hours on end when the dishwasher needs to be emptied, the dog needs to be walked, and the husband needs to be conversed with? Read More

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Video Game Pricing: Mysterious No More

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Many a time I’m sure you’ve rolled your eyes at a digital storefront (like I have) and exclaimed about the high prices of downloadable games. $60 for some data? You’re not even getting a box! Shouldn’t it cost less than it does in brick-and-mortar?

Turns out, the answer actually does have to do with physical copies of games, specifically the supply of them.
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[Podcast] Gaming with the Moms #9: I’m the Mom That Hides Devices

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Check Out Technology Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Gaming With The Moms on BlogTalkRadio

Welcome to episode 9 of Gaming With the Moms. This is the podcast where we chat about all that’s new in gaming and tell great stories about families. Host and Pixelkin Managing Editor Nicole Tanner leads us through the news and we all answer the questions of communications guru Kate Curtis, a self-proclaimed mom who hides her kids’ gaming devices. Kate also helped our own Linda Breneman on her recent Ignite Seattle talk (below).

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