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Duke Nukem Forever Multiplayer Survey

A survey soliciting opinions on multiplayer systems is now available here. The questions posed are mostly open-ended, asking what features you enjoyed in the multiplayer game you played the most, and which features you’d like to have. Hit it up … Continue reading

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Free Guitar Hero Tracks, Rocky Horror on Halloween

The best kind of music updates are the ones that make you say “FINALLY.” To usher Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, Activision’s releasing a free Rock-tober pack containing “Resistance” by Muse, “Na Na Na” by My Chemical Romance, and “The … Continue reading

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World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Bonus DVD Content Revealed

Whoever spotted this first deserves a pat on the back. A British Board of Film Classification entry lays out all the content to appear on the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm bonus DVD. Segments include “Who is Deathwing,” a World of … Continue reading

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Shenmue Sound Creator Not Happy with Shenmue City

Osamu Murata, the sound creator for the Shenmue series, revealed his discomfort via Twitter around the pared-down Shenmue City in development for Yahoo! Mobage in Japan. “I have complicated feelings about Shenmue appearing on Yahoo! Mobage,” Murata said. “I actually … Continue reading

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Famitsu Publisher Predicts 2010 PSP’s Biggest Year

While Western markets have all but written off Sony’s handheld, people in Japan are still gaga over this thing. For some reason they just looooove their Monster Hunter. This, combined with a solid combination of third party titles, has led … Continue reading

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Sweet Castlevania Fight Animation

embedded by Embedded Video This sort of reminds me of those old flash animations with the stick figures going sick house on each other. Remember those? This is kind of like that but in color, and with all the awesome/horrible … Continue reading

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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Demo on Xbox Live

A demo for the continuity-raping Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II is now available on Xbox Live (though some people say it’s not there yet). The demo puts you in the shoes of Starkiller, sending you to “the iconic clone … Continue reading

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Bioware Austin on the MMO Grind

Bioware’s built their empire on the non-linear RPG. From Baldur’s Gate to Mass Effect, the company has patently refused to stoop to the most common RPG trope – the grind. Enter Bioware Austin and the announcement of an MMO – … Continue reading

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Tenecious D to Play New Songs at Blizzcon

I made a conscious decision not to play World of Warcraft. I played in the beta, spending months running around as an Orc and hitting things with a big hammer. The game sucked me in, feeding my game addiction like … Continue reading

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Snoop Dogg Plays Medal of Honor

Snoop likes games. Besides writing the theme song for NBA 2K11, he has contributed to numerous soundtracks. However, its not all just music for him and his compatriots in the audio industry. They like playing the games too. EA decided … Continue reading

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Layoffs at Raven Software

While the video game industry is seen as “recession proof”, the current downturn is lasting longer and affecting more and more teams. The latest casualties are at Raven Software, makers of Singularity, Wolfenstein, X-Men Legends and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The … Continue reading

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Homefront Multiplayer Hands-On

In a creepy bit of fortune telling, the first I ever heard of Kim Jong-un was in the debut teaser trailer for Homefront at E3. In the game, Jong-un takes over North Korea and ends up uniting Korea and waging … Continue reading

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All Your History: Capcom Horror Part 4

embedded by Embedded Video When Capcom’s first Resident Evil hit store shelves, it was a massive and unexpected success.  Sony and its PlayStation console were still newcomers to the gaming market, and Resident Evil was one of their first major … Continue reading

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New Batman: Arkham City Screens

Batman: Arkham Asylum was the best game of last year, in my opinion. Needless to say, I’m excited about the upcoming sequel, Batman: Arkham City. A new batch of screenshots released today reinforce that excitement. I can’t wait to open … Continue reading

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Nintendo Weekly Updates: Sonic Ruins Your Hopes Again

This week brings the terrible disappointment that Sonic fans have been looking forward to, because they collectively rock some serious battered wife syndrome. Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1 hits WiiWare for $15, while the less-known but probably much better … Continue reading

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Castlevania: LOS Sequel Outed by Composer

Peer pressure is rough. You’re on the radio, everyone’s cheering, someone passes you a beer bong, and suddenly you’ve told everyone that you’re working on the sequel to Castleviania: Lords of Shadow. MercurySteam Composer Oscar Araujo revealed on Spanish radio … Continue reading

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Andy Serkis Claims Gamers Skip Cutscenes Because They Blow

Film, Game Actor, and Ninja Theory collaborator Andy Serkis (he was Gollum in Lord of the Rings) shared his two cents on cutscenes in games, stating that most gamers skip the cutscenes because they don’t care about the characters or … Continue reading

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Gearbox Wants Steam and Games for Windows to Get Along

Gearbox is growing annoyed at the slap fight between Valve and Microsoft in the PC space, claiming that the division of the market is ultimately hurting PC development and the players. “[We] want people to be able to play together … Continue reading

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Iwata Admits Wii Possibly in Trouble

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata admitted that the Wii isn’t wrecking face as hard as it used to in an investor call recently. The key at this point, according to Iwata, is understanding the consumers that have not yet purchased a … Continue reading

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Xbox 360 Fall Dashboard Update Features

Some details regarding the new features in the fall 360 update coming November 4 have tickled out. The first and potentially most impactful, we already know about. The codec compressing voice chat over Xbox Live will be updated, making all … Continue reading