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Win a Free $25 iTunes Giftcard!

On top of our big March Madness giveaway this month, we here at Cinelinx don't feel like stopping there, and we want to keep bringing you the goods.  Big Fish Games have partnered up with us in order to bring one of our lucky readers a $25 iTunes giftcard, totally free!  Come inside for the details on how to enter.

The Best Fake Video Games You Sort of Wish Were Real

Have you ever watched a movie or TV show that featured a video game and thought to yourself, "I'd love to play that game"? Sadly those amazing titles are created specifically for that other world (since it's a lot easier than securing the rights to an actual game), and exist only in the realm of fantasy. While the games may be fake, it's hard to deny the allure of them, ridiculous concepts and all.  

Game Franchises That Deserve a Reboot: Contra

Who doesn’t remember the agonizing brutality that was Contra with adoration.  Sure, it’s punishing difficulty probably caused many a broken controllers, but nothing compares with the satisfaction of completing a level with your buddy.  It’s been several years since gamers have had a true Contra sequel and I think it’s time to change that.

A DS Homebrew of Portal? Yes Please!

Apparently the Nintendo's DS is still a happening console for homebrewers who like to make their own software or games for the system.  Sometimes you see something cool, and other times you see something that you desperately want to play.  Such is the case today with this homebrewed version of Portal for the handheld. 

You Can Buy Your Own Video Game Museum for Only $550k

Do you love retro video games, or video games in general?  Ever wanted to visit a museum dedicated to such things?  Well let's take that even further and see if you've ever wanted to own your own video game museum.  Now you've got you chance as a man on eBay is selling his astonishingly massive video game collection (from over 30 years of collecting). 

Adam Sessler Does a Fantastic Job Defending Games in Fox News...

Video games and violence has become, yet again, another hot button topic as of late, which has prompted some of the most ridiculous statements we've heard from politicians so far (including one made today).  In the media, the game industry and gamers on the whole can't seem to catch a break, but during an interview with Fox News, Adam Sessler sets some people straight. 

Fire Emblem Awakening Gets a Special 3DS Bundle

Fans of Fire Emblem have been waiting awhile for the franchise to make it's return.  Fortunately they don't have much longer to wait (February 4th), and if you don't already have a 3DS for the game, Nintendo has announced a special bundle launching the same day as well.  Or you know...if you just want to trade yours in for this cool new 3DS.

$5 Million Raised By Child’s Play Charity in 2012

Game industry charity Child's Play has announced it raised a record-breaking total of over $5 million in 2012. 

Focal Point: Ultra HD Snobbery

Some betrayals are hard to forgive in this week's edition of the Focal Point webcomic! There is absolutely no denying that I'm a "snob"...