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Las Vegas Casinos

The phenomenon that is the city of Las Vegas is a spectacle known throughout the world. It is a city that is not famous for its political or historical significance but purely as a city of glitz, glamour, glaring neon lights and unforgettable parties. These are the aspects of this city that have made it an internationally known name.

The stories hailing from Las Vegas of gaming follow a typically common template. Any sullen looking tourist at the Las Vegas airport will most probably tell you the story of how they went from rags to riches and back again all in one weekend. However, some people do actually make it big and with some of the world’s top casinos the place is hardly somewhere that one can be bored, although possibly if they have no money!

The city has a huge celebrity presence and the very thought of it conjures images of Sinatra, The Rat Pack or Shirley Bassey booming big band songs from a twinkling stage, whilst outside the casinos tourists flood down the strip parading in front of exaggerated and over animated architecture.

It seems as though it is a city where boredom is seldom present with casinos providing luxury accommodation, gambling, restaurants and bars all in the same complex. Luxury and decadence are the pastimes which are ever present here and how could somebody be bored by that presence?

The most popular and modern Las Vegas casinos are built towards the southern end of the famous Las Vegas Boulevard. One of the newest of these casinos is the Aria Resort. It is situated in the heart of the strip. One of the perks of this grand structure is that guests may electronically configure their rooms to their taste! If that is not enough there are several restaurants and frequent shows of some of the highest quality Las Vegas entertainment.

In comparison, at the other end of the strip, the older casinos generally do not boast such luxuries. One of the oldest, The Golden Gate Casino, opened in 1906. Still in operation, this casino is one of the cheapest in Las Vegas but due to its long-standing reputation is popular with many of the tourists.

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Last day of Steam’s crazy Summer Sale: GTA IV, Red Faction Guerilla for $5

While the rest of America is resting on and celebrating the 4th of July weekend, Steam is hard at work, putting up insane deals of plenty of both old and new games. This is the last day of the site’s Summer Sale, so get cracking if you want some quality games in your play list.

Major notables from today’s sale includes Left 4 Dead 2 for $10.19, Grand Theft Auto IV for $4.99 (whoa!), Red Faction Guerilla for $5, and Borderlands for $10.19.

Remember: this sale is valid for today only. Enjoy.

In other news: Rock Band “Clearwater” DLC, Puzzle Agent Demo, Dead Rising 2 in Australia and Eye of Judgment closing

A monster twelve-pack from southern rockers Credence Clearwater Revival will be gracing Rock Band next week. The tracks will be available starting July 11 and will cost $1.99 a piece of $19.99 for the whole pack. Below are the songs:

    Creedence Clearwater Revival Pack 01

    • "Bad Moon Rising" +
    • "Born on the Bayou" +
    • "Down on the Corner" +
    • "Fortunate Son (Original Version)" +
    • "Green River" +
    • "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" +
    • "Lookin’ Out My Back Door" +
    • "Proud Mary" +
    • "Run Through the Jungle"
    • "Travelin’ Band" +
    • "Up Around the Bend" +
    • "Who’ll Stop the Rain" +

    All tracks are original master recordings. Those marked with a + will also come to LEGO Rock Band.

Meanwhile, The Eye of Judgment players are out of luck as the PlayStation Eye-enabled game will have its online support ended on September 30. The game is now over three years old, and this closure is not a surprise considering the abysmal support it has received since its release.

The Aussies finally get a break! The country’s ratings board, the OFLC, has classified Dead Rising 2 for release with an MA15 rating. The good news? It will be released uncut and unedited. The game is due out at the end of September on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

Finally, a demo for Puzzle Agent can be found puzzling its way around the Internet. The 182MB download can be found on FileShack, AtomicGamer and the game’s official website.

Street Fighter Dunks look awesome!

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Ever wanted to get your feet on Chun-Li, or Ryu for that matter? Thanks to these Street Fighter Dunks, you can now do so without risking injury from severe beatings.

Rumored to be a collaboration between Capcom and Nike, these sneakers use the color schemes of two of the franchise’s most iconic characters.

Don’t get your wallets out yet, though. The sneakers are yet to be released, but when they do, I’ll be there day one!

Alien Hominid HD is Deal of the Week

Microsoft sent out word that Alien Hominid HD, the award-winning Xbox Live Arcade game from The Behemoth, will be the “Deal of the Week” this week. It will see a 400 point price drop during this time and, as an added bonus, players who receive at least one achievement will unlock the playable Alien character for Castle Crashers.

Wolfenstein Coming to PS3 and Xbox 360

According to ESRB’s game ratings list, id Software’s classic first-person shooter Wolfenstein 3D is headed to PS3 and Xbox 360.

No further details were given, but many are speculating that the PSN and Xbox Live Arcade release will be timed to promote the upcoming Wolfenstein game in development at Raven Software; it is due out this summer on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

Guitar Hero Opens Own Space in PlayStation Home

Activision today announced that they will be opening up a presence for Guitar Hero in PlayStation Home, letting PS3 users interact, communicate and share experiences together in one unified space.

Dubbed “Backstage with Guitar Hero”, the space will be a themed backstage lounge and massive concert venue where users will be able to meet up, hang out and check out videos for upcoming titles in the franchise. It will add more functionality over time.

Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” in Rock Band

Harmonix seems to be a big fan of classics, as they have announced that Journey’s jukebox classic “Don’t Stop Believin’” is coming to Rock Band.

The song is coming most probably in next week’s batch of DLC, which hits March 31. It is expected to carry the traditional pricing of 160 Microsoft points ($2).