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Atari’s GO Initiative to Monetize Crappy Knockoffs

Atari’s had some trouble finding a clear company direction of late, but may have finally found a winner. The edict seems to now be “Hey, remember Asteroids? That was a good game, huh?” The GO (Games Online) initiative is both a … Continue reading

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Gamestop Listing Reveals Integrated Motion Plus Wii Remote

A now-delisted Gamestop entry for FlingSmash on the Wii seemed to slip the existence of a Wii Remote integrating the Motion Plus technology, foregoing the need for a separate dongle. According to the box art, the Wii Remote doesn’t look … Continue reading

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Epic Mickey Not Brown, Hyper-Real

Junction Point Founder Warren Spector is sending a message with Epic Mickey, seeking to prove that games can not only look great on the Wii, but don’t have to be brown or hyper realistic. “I remember when we started this … Continue reading

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Microsoft Restates Commitment to PC Gaming

Though Microsoft already made its annual lip service commitment to the PC platform, Microsoft Games Studios General Manager Dave Luehmann restated the sentiment in an interview with MCV. “Other companies should look to Microsoft for leadership, but I’m not sure … Continue reading

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DeathSpank & Thongs of Virtue Soundtrack in Exchange for Likes

DeathSpank’s website is now teasing the soundtrack for the original game and its sequel, Thongs of Virtue, to be released if the Hothead Facebook page receives 4,000 “likes.” The developers are apparently taking a cue from Klei, who ran a similar promotion … Continue reading

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This Week in Gaming: September 24

This week marks the anniversary of the release one of the most beloved games of all time, ICO. Did you know that the ICO project was almost scrapped? Or that the game was released on the same day as Silent … Continue reading

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An In-Depth Look at DCUO Cinematic with Jim Lee

embedded by Embedded Video Aside from being one of the most epic trailers released this year, the DC Universe Online cinematic from SDCC 2010 was the perfect way to communicate just how much fan service will be packed into the … Continue reading

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Counterfeit PlayStation 3 Controllers May Detonate

As it turns out, that fell-off-the-truck discount controller you bought in the Best Buy parking lot may not have been such a savvy move as you first thought. A consumer alert issued by Sony today warns that controllers, identical in … Continue reading

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Part Two of Free Left 4 Dead Comic Available

Part two of The Sacrifice – a free Left 4 Dead comic series – is now available here. Additionally, the Left 4 Dead Blog brings word that the comic will be published in a few additional formats. “This will include … Continue reading

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ESRB Rates You Don’t Know Jack

The ESRB issued a Teen rating for You Don’t Know Jack for the Wii, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 today, potentially slipping news of a console iteration of the popular PC quiz game before any official announcement is made. The … Continue reading

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PlayStation Gains 3D Blu-ray, Loses Lossless Audio

Is this Newton’s third law of motion as applied to movies? Firmware update 3.50 granted the PlayStation 3 support for 3D Blu-ray movies, but also disables DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD audio during 3D play. DTS-HD audio is changed to DTS … Continue reading

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Signs Point to Avalanche Developing Mad Max Game

God of War II Director Cory Barlog has freely admitted via Twitter that he’s working on the video game adaptation for Mad Max: Fury Road, the movie set to release in 2012. However, one man does not a game make, … Continue reading

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Super Meat Boy to Feature “Teh Internets”: Free DLC

Team Meat – the two man crew behind the upcoming Xbox Live Arcade platformer Super Meat Boy – have found a way to circumvent Microsoft’s data delivery service to give all players free content once they purchase the game. “The … Continue reading

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Little Big Planet 2 Delayed to January 2011

In a surprising move of temperance, Sony’s allowed the release date for Little Big Planet 2 to slip past Holiday 2010. Naturally, the delay was only made to improve the quality of the game, as related in a statement from … Continue reading

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Rumor: Project Milo Canceled

A series of layoffs at Lionhead Studios coincide with anonymous reports that the conceptually impressive but technically unfeasible Project Milo has bitten the dust. The same sources credited with the news also claim that the tech behind Project Milo will … Continue reading

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Post-Bungie Halo Aspiring to Call of Duty Model

Now that Bungie has wiped its hands of the Halo franchise, Microsoft Game Studios Corporate Vice President Phil Spencer offers some vague ideas about where the franchise will go. “There’s no explicit strategy that says we’re to ship a Halo … Continue reading

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MS Xbox & Entertainment Director: Who Needs Blu-ray?

UK Xbox and Entertainment Director Stephen McGill shared his insights regarding Blu-ray with Xbox360Achievements when cornered at a Halo: Reach launch event. The sentiment offered by McGill effectively kills any lingering notion that the Xbox 360 might adopt Blu-ray technology. … Continue reading

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Deathspank: Thongs of Virtue Trailer

If you haven’t played Deathspank yet, you’re missing out. This game is a great example of what happens when developers put fun at the top of the feature list. It even may hold the record for fastest sequel ever. Today … Continue reading

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Dead Rising 2 Launch Trailer

Dead Rising 2 is almost here. Europe looks to get the game on Friday, with the US waiting until next Monday. To celebrate the release of the game, Capcom has released their launch trailer. Duct Tape is a major them … Continue reading

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Preview New Xbox Live Dashboard Features

Microsoft has been through a large number of dashboard updates. We started with the above “blade” system, moving towards the weird landscape avatar system of today. With the next dashboard fast approaching, Major Nelson is asking for a few good … Continue reading