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New Mutants Forever (2010) #4

As Doug Ramsey struggles with the hideous transformation he has undergone at the hands of the Red Skull, his once best friend, Warlock, has decided it�s time to take him down! Meanwhile, Magik, Cannonball, and Sunspot work hand in hand with Selene to rally the people of Nova Roma to their cause! Legendary X-scribe Chris Claremont teams with spectacular art team Al Rio and Bob McLeod to bring us the next chapter in the tale of Xavier�s young pupils! Rated A �$3.99

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    Chris Claremont

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    Al Rio

  • Penciler: 

    Art Adams

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Uncanny X-Men (1963) #530

“QUARANTINE” Is there anything worse than that slow, sinking, feeling like you’re getting sick? You can’t get warm. Your bones hurt. Your throat closes and your chest gets too heavy every time you breathe and then you know you’re doomed… so what if
it happened to all the X-Men, all at once? The
Sublime are back and they’ve unleashed a
contagion on Utopia. To what end? Why now? And what’s next? Who’s left in San Francisco to deal with the Collective Man? Related: where does Dazzler get all her awesome outfits? Part 1 (of 5) 40 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

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    Matt Fraction

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    Greg Land

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  • Wolverine
  • X-Men

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Dejobaan Games and Owlchemy Labs have launched a “semi-sequel” to AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!!– A Reckless Disregard for Gravity, entitled AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome — or just “Awesome” for short.

With the original game’s code rebuilt from the ground up, the follow-up adds a “new lighting system and fancy shader effects,” along with 43 new levels and the 82 levels from the original game. It’s available on Steam for $9.99.

Officially, the game has only been announced for PC and Mac, but since Dejobaan teamed up with Owlchemy Labs on the project, the studio that created Snuggle Truck, an iOS version might drop in at some point.

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No other video game has unleashed my creativity like Minecraft. I’ve spent countless hours chipping away at blocks, gathering the necessary materials to complete the next masterpiece that would otherwise only occupy my mind’s eye. I’ve also spent just as many hours exploring, spelunking and slashing…


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Are you a horse, tree or gnome collector in FarmVille that has lapsed on your collection recently? Are you disappointed that you missed out on some limited edition items because you didn’t have Farm Cash at the time to purchase them? The folks at Zynga hope so, as they’ve released a series of new “Best Selling” box packages in the game’s store, that will give you different groups of popular trees, horses or gnomes, depending on which items you’d like to purchase, and how much you’d like to spend. All of these boxes cost Farm Cash, but if you purchase them right now, you’ll save on their prices. We’re also here to give you a complete rundown of what these boxes contain, should you choose to purchase them.

10 Top Trees – 30 Farm Cash

  • Dogwood Tree
  • White Willow Tree
  • Ribbon Flower Tree
  • Damson Tree
  • Rowan Tree
  • English Elm Tree
  • Juniper Tree
  • Cherry Plum Tree
  • Chestnut Tree
  • Pink Hanging Flower Tree

5 Top Trees – 20 Farm Cash

  • Rainbow Tree
  • Pink Bubble Gum Tree
  • Confetti Tree
  • Chrome Apple Tree
  • Candy Apple Tree

3 Top Trees – 15 Farm Cash

  • Gem Tree
  • Pink Crystal Tree
  • Magic Peach Tree


10 Top Gnomes
– 90 Farm Cash

  • Fairy Gnome
  • Princess Gnome
  • Cupid Gnome
  • Eskimo Gnome
  • Prince Gnome
  • Werewolf Gnome
  • Knight Gnome
  • Master Gnome
  • Venus Gnome
  • Cowboy Gnome

5 Top Gnomes – 50 Farm Cash

  • Miss Swiss Gnome
  • Trawler Gnome
  • Surfer Gnome
  • Autumn Gnome
  • American Gnome

3 Top Gnomes – 33 Farm Cash

  • Mariachi Gnome
  • Black Knight Gnome
  • Piper Gnome

10 Top Horses – 140 Farm Cash

  • Clydesdale Stallion
  • Pegasus
  • Brown Gypsy Horse
  • Shire Horse
  • Valentine Mini Horse
  • Shetland Pony
  • Carnival Horse
  • White Thoroughbred
  • Purple Ponytail Horse
  • Royal Horse

5 Top Horses – 80 Farm Cash

  • Black Cherry Horse
  • Knight Steed
  • Fjord Horse
  • Shamrock Pony
  • Fairy Horse

3 Top Horses – 60 Farm Cash

  • Nightmare Stallion
  • Irish Cob Horse
  • Suffolk Punch Horse

Unfortunately, if you want to start an entirely new collection in the game, you’ll need to purchase all three packages of each type, as items don’t duplicate. These are nine entirely different sets of items, and while they may give you a break at their current sale prices, over what you’d pay for these items individually, it’s still a really costly endeavor. Sure, it would be great if we could choose from individual trees, horses and gnomes in the store, but I suppose we really can’t complain when this many previously retired items all come back at once. If you’re at all interested in filling in those holes in your collections, do so fast, as these boxes will only be available in the game’s store for the next nine days.

What do you think of these nine different packages? Do you collect gnomes, trees or horses in FarmVille? Do you think you’ll purchase any of these kits? Which ones? Let us know in the comments.

 

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The time we’ve been dreading waiting for has arrived chefs. The second set of goals in the massive Cafe World Fall Feast event has launched, giving us plenty of work to do both during the Thanksgiving holiday and even beyond. Taking a page from Amelia’s Goals, we see Fred’s Goals being just as lengthy and time consuming. If you can complete them all, however, you’ll receive a free 4x 50% Lightning Stove. Whether or not you can make it there in time (this Fall Feast event is as the 12 day time limit mark) will be the real test of your dedication to the game. Here’s a look at the goals in Fred’s portion of the event.

Note: The dishes here will be random across each user’s cafe. The total time spent cooking each dish will end up being the same, if you finish every single goal in Fred’s series, but until then, you may find yourself cooking longer cooking-time dishes than your friends, or vice versa. There’s unfortunately no way for us to predict which dishes each user will have to cook individually. Sorry!

Fred’s Feast

  • Place the Cornucopia
  • Collect 4 Spice Books
  • Serve 24 Dishes

The Cornucopia is a new building project for this set of goals. Once it’s finished, it will give you a “mysterious new stove” in your cafe that cooks random dishes. This random dish will have no-spoil protection, and will come with a +1 mastery boost when you do serve it. Of course, you’ll need to collect building materials before you can ever use the Cornucopia, as you’ll need 7 Assorted Squash (news feed post), 9 Autumn Leaves (individual requests), 8 Ears of Corn (news feed post) and 10 Rafia (individual requests).

Finish this first goal and you’ll receive 1,000 coins, 100 Cafe Points and 5 Fall Feast Invites. Remember, these Invites work as contest entries, giving you a chance to win Cafe Cash.

Gathering Fixings

  • Spice 3 Dishes
  • Serve 18 Sandwiches
  • Collect 5 Fresh Fixings

As with the rest of these goals, you’ll need to “collect” items by asking your friends to send them to you, and then cook a random dish, as we mentioned earlier. At least here, you can also complete the “spice 3 dishes” task relatively simply by using extra salt or pepper that you might have on hand. Your rewards for this second goal are a Six Hour Thyme and 10 Fall Feast Invites.

Succulent Squash

  • Ask for 8 Butternut Squash
  • Collect 7 Spice Books
  • Serve 25 Dishes

Reward: 2000 coins, 200 Cafe Points, 15 Fall Feast Invites

Restock the Feast

  • Collect 8 Fresh Fixings
  • Serve 24 Dishes
  • Ask for 7 Dried Rosemary

Reward: Crackers ingredient, 20 Fall Feast Invites

Fresh Ideas

  • Serve 20 Taste Lab Dishes with Crackers
  • Collect 10 Spice Books
  • Complete the Cornucopia

Reward: Mystery Prize and 50 Fall Feast Invites

Meat and Veggies

  • Collect 6 Assored Meat
  • Collect 4 Fresh Fixings
  • Serve 24 Dishes

Reward: 1000 coins, 100 Cafe Points and 5 Fall Feast Invites

Fresh and Spicy!

  • Spice 3 Dishes
  • Serve 25 Dishes
  • Collect 6 Spice Books

Reward: Six Hour Thyme and 10 Fall Feast Invites

Picking Peppers

  • Ask for 8 Fresh Red Peppers
  • Collect 5 Fresh Fixings
  • Serve 25 Dishes

Reward: 2,000 coins, 200 Cafe Points and 15 Fall Feast Invites

Secret Ingredient

  • Collect 8 spice Books
  • Serve 24 Dishes
  • Ask for 7 Fresh Asparagus

Reward: Chicken Stock ingredient and 20 Fall Feast Invites

A Fresh Request

  • Serve 20 Taste Lab Dishes with Chicken Stock
  • Collect 7 Fresh Fixings
  • Mastery Caramelized Flatbread to Level 2

Reward: Mystery Prize, 50 Fall Feast Invites

Fetching Fixins’

  • Ask for 6 Assorted Meat
  • Collect 3 Fresh Fixings
  • Serve 24 Dishes

Reward: 1,000 coins, 100 Cafe Points, 5 Fall Feast Invites

A Flavorful Feast

  • Spice 4 Dishes
  • Serve 20 Dishes
  • Collect 6 Spice Books

Reward: Twelve Hour Thyme, 10 Fall Feast Invites

Heat Up the Feast

  • Ask for 8 Hot Peppers
  • Collect 5 Fresh Fixings
  • Serve 25 Dishes

Reward: 2,000 coins, 200 Cafe Points, 15 Fall Feast Invites

Smooth as Butter

  • Collect 5 Spice Books
  • Serve 24 Dishes
  • Ask for 7 Sticks of Butter

Reward: Butter ingredient, 20 Fall Feast Invites

Pumpkin Pride!

  • Serve 20 Taste Lab Dishes with Butter
  • Collect 7 Fresh Fixings
  • Mastery Cream Corn Pudding through Level 2

Reward: Mystery Prize, 50 Fall Feast Invites

Meaty Fixin’s

  • Ask for 7 Assorted Meats
  • Collect 5 Spice Books
  • Serve 30 Dishes

Reward: 1,000 coins, 100 Cafe Points, 5 Fall Feast Invites

Spicing the Feast

  • Spice 4 Dishes
  • Serve 24 Dishes
  • Collect 6 Fresh Fixings

Reward: Twelve Hour Thyme, 10 Fall Feast Invites

Going for Gravy

  • Ask for 8 Cans of Gravy
  • Collect 7 Spice Books
  • Serve 25 Dishes

Reward: 2,000 coins, 200 Cafe Points, 15 Fall Feast Invites

Fresh Baked

  • Collect 7 Fresh Fixings
  • Serve 24 Dishes
  • Ask for 7 Table Bread

Reward: Sourdough ingredient, Turkey Gravy ingredient, 20 Fall Feast Invites

Totally Turducken

  • Serve 20 Taste Lab Dishes with Turkey Gravy
  • Collect 10 Spice Books
  • Master Pumpkin Gingerbread to Level 2

Reward: Mystery Prize, 50 Fall Feast Invites

A Friendly Feast

  • Ask for 7 Assorted Meat
  • Collect 5 Fresh Fixings
  • Serve 24 Dishes

Reward: 1,000 coins, 100 Cafe Points, 5 Fall Feast Invites

Fresh Fall Flavor

  • Spice 5 Dishes
  • Serve 24 Dishes
  • Collect 6 Spice Books

Reward: Instant Thyme, 10 Fall Feast Invites

A Honey of a Dish

  • Ask for 8 Honey Jars
  • Collect 7 Fresh Fixings
  • Serve 25 Dishes

Reward: 3,000 coins, 300 Cafe Points, 15 Fall Feast Invites

Turkey Necks!

  • Collect 8 Spice Books
  • Serve 24 Dishes
  • Ask for 7 Sacks of Seasoning

Reward: Turkey Neck ingredient, 20 Fall Feast Invites

Fred’s Catering

  • Serve 20 Taste Lab Dishes with Rice Pilaf
  • Collect 8 Fresh Fixings
  • Master Turducken through Level 1

Reward: Mystery Prize, 50 Fall Feast Invites

Across these goals, the Mystery Prizes look to be recipes, save for the final Mystery Prize, which will be the Lightning Stove we spoke of earlier. Also, while many of these goals look identical, keep in mind that they are all separate, requiring different dishes to be cooked and items to be collected from friends. I hope you have a lot of time on your hands this Thanksgiving season, as you’ll need to dedicate as much time as possible to the game to finish all of these goals in time.

Check out the rest of our Thanksgiving-themed coverage right here.

What do you think of Fred’s Goals in the Fall Feast event? Are these worse than Amelia’s Goals, or easier? Will you attempt to complete them all, or have you already given up on the Thanksgiving event in Cafe World? Let us know in the comments.

 

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As another way to celebrate Thanksgiving and the fall season in general in Pioneer Trail, Zynga has released the “Legend of the White Buffalo” event, that sees you once again growing your relationship with the Wikiwah Tribe. Laughing Bear has told you stories of a majestic White Buffalo that grants “prosperity to the pure of heart.” That prosperity in this case is a boost that will allow you to move faster and doubles the amount of experience points you’ll earn for a short time. Of course, you’ll need to put forth some effort before simply receiving this reward, as you’ll need to first create a shrine for the White Buffalo itself.

This White Buffalo Shrine requires six building materials to construct, as you can see below:

  • 10 Polished Stones
  • 10 Buffalo Hooves
  • 10 Poppy Flowers
  • 15 Spirit Woods
  • 15 Bison Horns
  • 15 Birchwood Charcoal

The Polished Stones, Poppy Flowers and Buffalo Hooves are earned through general news items posted on your wall, while the other three items are earned through individual gift requests sent to friends.

To go along with this new shrine are two goals, with one unlocking access to a new animal in the store.

Legend of the White Buffalo

  • Place White Buffalo Shrine
  • Harvest 40 Peas
  • Collect 10 White Buffalo Sightings

The White Buffalo Shrine itself costs a little over 1,000 coins and 20 wood to purchase from the store. It costs 35 Wood and 5 energy to complete its frame. As for the Peas, these take two full days to grow, if you don’t use boosts to speed up the process. Finish this first goal and you’ll receive 500 XP, 375 coins and four Plains Buffalo. Completing this goal also gives you access to purchasing more of these Buffalo from the store.

Legacy of the White Buffalo

  • Complete the White Buffalo Shrine
  • Tend 12 Adult Plains Buffalo
  • Collect 15 Spirit Lures

So long as you purchase enough Buffalo to give you at least 12 on your land at once, you’ll be able to finish this goal with relative ease. It may be a time consuming one, but there doesn’t appear to be any sort of in-game time limit rushing you to completion. Once you do finish this goal however, you’ll see that your Buffalo Shrine has done its job, as you’ll receive a Legendary White Buffalo, 500 coins and 750 XP.

Once you’ve completed both of these goals, and have fully built your White Buffalo Shrine, you’ll be able to collect its Daily Bonus for access to this “gift of prosperity,” offering faster in-game movement and increased experience points. It’s a fairly simple feature, all things considered, so why not give it a shot?

Check out the rest of our Thanksgiving-themed coverage right here.

What do you think of this White Buffalo Shrine? Were you worried when you heard another White Buffalo was coming to the game, since the Injured Critters practically took over our homesteads? Sound off in the comments.

 

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