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Michael Jackson MMO Announced

SEE Virtual Worlds announced today that a free to play online virtual world based on the songs and life of Michael Jackson will launch on the PC next year. According to the press release, Planet Michael will allow players to … Continue reading

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Weekly Releases: Civilizing Fantasy

The big releases this week are on the PC, oddly enough. Civilization V and Final Fantasy XIV: Collector’s Edition promise to absolutely consume the life of a few gamers. Other notable releases include DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue and F1 2010.

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DJ Hero 2 Full Set List

embedded by Embedded Video Activision loosed both barrels today with the full list of mixes for DJ Hero 2. Just to get you extra hype, they also offer a website with YouTube clips of most of the songs. The press … Continue reading

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PC Digital Sales Outnumber Physical Sales

The NPD group issued a report stating that – for the first time – digital game sales eclipsed physical game sales in unit count in the first six months of 2010. Gamers bought 11.2 million full PC games over the … Continue reading

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Kinect’s Kudo Tsunoda Claims No One Plays PC Shooters

Kinect Creative Director Kudo Tsunoda incensed an increasingly disenfranchised group in an interview with Game Informer. “Halo did an awesome job of building a first-person shooter exclusively for the console, and now hardly anyone plays first person shooters on the … Continue reading

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Weird / Cool CG Short: 8BITS

embedded by Embedded Video This crazy cool CG short features a ton of male Bratz dolls fighting over the spirit of 8 bit gaming, personified in a woman with a triforce on her forehead. Also it’s violent, and there are … Continue reading

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Suda 51 Learned Western Appeal from EA

Speaking to Edge, Grasshopper Manufacture CEO Goichi Suda described how the studio’s relationship with EA helped them develop a game that will appeal to Western audiences. “We’re aiming at a large western market with this game and we need a … Continue reading

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Crazy Numbers for Halo: Reach

We all know Halo: Reach is popular. Really, really popular. Bungie has now dropped some stats to reinforce just how cool they are. On launch day, over 700,000 people played the game simultaneously. It’s a wonder the servers didn’t crash. … Continue reading

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Halo: Reach to Add Co-op Matchmaking

I love Co-op gameplay. It is one of my favorite things to do over Xbox Live. Luckily, I have plenty of friends who are big fans of co-op as well, so I’m never really looking for some teammates. Unfortunately, not … Continue reading

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Plants vs. World of Warcraft?!

World of Warcraft has made numerous references throughout the years. Fans have loved quests that paid homage to Zelda or even the Thundercats (That blasted Samophlange!). However, WoW may have topped itself with the release of Cataclysm. Deep in the … Continue reading

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All Your History: Capcom Horror Part 1

(Editor’s Note: All Your History is Machinima’s weekly dive into the realm of video game history. The series is written by our resident history expert, Nicholas Werner. Make sure to hit the break to check out the full script and, … Continue reading

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Knights in the Nightmare (PSP) Preview: Tutorials and Numbers

The Gameplay: Knights in the Nightmare is a PSP port of the crazy original DS game, which makes it a bitch to explain to anyone that hasn’t played the original. In the game you take the role of a disembodied … Continue reading

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Rumor: Tomb Raider 9 Will Be An Open World Game

The latest in the land of rumors pegs the next Tomb Raider game, tentatively titled Tomb Raider 9, as an open world game. The newly released issue of PC Gamer mentions that it will be “set on a Japanese island, … Continue reading

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Weekly Nintendo Store Update: More Acro-Bat

This week’s Nintendo update brings some welcome attention to the Virtual Console, though it amounts to a little more than lip service. The Super Nintendo platformer Aero the Arcobat 2 reps retro gaming, while WiiWare now offers Triple Throwing Sports … Continue reading

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Free Quake Live Premium Week

id Software’s giving us all a taste of the sweet stuff this week by making premium level features available to all players. That means that until September 26, you’ll have access to all the premium maps, the freeze tag game … Continue reading

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Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida Enjoys Kinect Competition

Head of Sony Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida shared his unique business viewpoint on a variety of Sony-centric topics with GamesIndustry.biz recently, including the impending release of the PlayStation Move. While some consider it unfortunate that Sony’s fielding their motion-based initiative … Continue reading

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Move Designer: Buttons Are Irreplacable

Touting the philosophical line antithetical to the Microsoft Kinect, PlayStation Research & Development Developer Dr. Richard Marks shared his ideas behind the development of Sony’s PlayStation Move. “Buttons are irreplaceable as an input device. Too many buttons are overwhelming, but … Continue reading

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CPU DLC – Buy Better Processing Power

Seems like everyone’s dabbling their toes in the DLC waters. Intel is getting in on the action by selling scratch-off cards with codes that grant access to CPU-boosting software. For a mere $50, the upgrade unlocks an additional megabyte of … Continue reading

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Second Season of Dr Who Adventure Games in the Works

Looks like the BBC was happy with how the first season of Dr. Who: The Adventure Games turned out. Fans of the new incarnation of Dr. Who downloaded the games in droves. According to the BBC, many of the players … Continue reading

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Good ol’ Games Maybe Closed Maybe

Good ol’ Games, the games service offering classic PC games updated to run on modern systems, now displays only this severe notice on the website. We have recently had to give serious thought to whether we could really keep GOG.com … Continue reading