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PaRappa the Rapper needs the world, and the world needs PaRappa the Rapper. A piddling two games is not enough for the floppy-eared dog, and no one feels that more strongly than the man behind the dog: Dred Foxx. Foxx recentl...
[Update: It seems Nintendo has given the deleted post in question further review and decided that it was okay.  "We have checked the reported content and determined that it is not in violation of the Miiverse Code of Con...
Minecraft developer Markus "Notch" Persson is angry at Electronic Arts for exploiting the concept of the indie bundle, expressing his distaste for the company's self-made association with independent developers. According to ...
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 players, angry at the lack of post-launch support, are planning a day-long blackout of the game in hopes that their concerns will be addressed. The plan was revealed in a Youtube video, along wi...


Sony is trying all it can to combat used sales of PS Vita games. A few SCEA-published titles are already rocking online passes, but there's a more insidious trick that I didn't even know existed -- Vita carts that s...
Despite cynicism and criticism from some corners of the Web, one can safely say that yesterday's blackout protests against SOPA and PIPA were highly successful. A number of news outlets around the world finally started coveri...
Last week, we brought word of a petition asking Namco Bandai to release Dark Souls on PC. At last count, there were 13,000 signatures. Now, there are over 48,000 and the number keeps climbing. Just two hours ago (at the time ...
In case you hadn't heard already, Electronic Arts' Origin is more than just a petty attempt to undermine Steam. It's an insidious petty attempt to undermine Steam. The service has upset gamers since it reserves the ...
While GDC is often a place to celebrate videogames, there's plenty of room for complaining, too. Nintendo and Apple were both targets throughout the show, as a number of game devs slammed their business practices and the way ...
If you live in San Francisco and you visited George Hotz's website between January 2009 and now, you might be in in Sony's headlights. A federal magistrate has given Sony the power to expose anybody who patronized the PS3 jai...
[Update: Matt Brown, associate director of communications, has stated that the Enough Project does not sanction this boycott: We at Enough have never advocated for a boycott of electronics, so this is a misrepresentation...
Awakened has caught some eyes since Phosphor Games rose from the ashes of Midway and turned a canceled game into a living, breathing project. The game is about creating your own protagonist with unique super powers, and it's ...
That's what this new trailer from THQ claims. Works for me. I really hope Homefront winds up delivering. There is something that appeals to me deeply about a game set in an occupied United States, as I don't think it has bee...
Activision seems to spend more time in a courtroom than it does anywhere else these days. As the evil publisher continues its bitter legal brawl with ex-Infinity Ward heads Jason West and Vince Zampella, the rest of us are wo...
After what has felt like forever, British chancellor Alistair Darling has finally revealed that the government will adopt TIGA's tax relief plan for UK game developers, giving them incentives that other media have e...
Nothing gives me more joy than this job. It's a dream career, albeit a fairly ludicrous one. You mean, somebody pays me to tell other people what I think about videogames? That's the stupidest job in the world! Nobody is more...
Really now, how many different ways can Crytek UK (former makers of TimeSplitters) go with a trademark for something called Self Defense? The way I envision it, the game can be a one-versus-many story about a badass action he...
You know how annoying it is when Xbox Live goes down? Well, imagine if the downtime lasted six years. In fact, imagine never getting Xbox Live at all. To some of you, that sounds like a blessing, but angry Xbox 360 owners in ...
If there's one thing PC gamers are good at, its petitions. The computer crowd will get up in arms over everything, but at least this time the cause is somewhat righteous. Microsoft recently revealed that Alan Wake, for the mo...
Electronic Arts has once again proven to not be a favorite with analysts, coming under fire yet again following its recent financial call. Seeking Alpha's David Gibbs has called the company a "serial over-promiser" and claime...
The nature of this post will undoubtedly raise awareness of BlazBlue: Continuum Shift's existence on the torrent sites, which is a bummer, no question. But Aksys Games' anti-piracy parody video doesn't have enough views for ...
1C international publishing director Darryl Still is a man who's not afraid to stick with a date. He sees the beginning of 2011 as the age of digital distribution for PC gaming. Speaking with MCV, he gave the prediction, sayi...
TheSwitcher is a YouTube user known for showing the stupidest parts to videogame cartoons. We've featured his work before and his latest project mashes up the Street Fighter movie with the Team America "America, Fuck Yeah" s...
  You might not have the exact name, Sumotori Dreams, tattooed on your brain, but many of you will instantly recognize the game as soon as you start up this video. Usually, physics-based games require thinking, or some f...
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I guess last week's debate was a Super Smash Bros. battle on stock mode set for 82 lives each -- truly a debate to the death. The result was not pretty, and reminiscent to those times when you were so drunk you could only lif...
The videogame industry is known as one of the most innovative and creative art mediums in recent memory, so it's quite ironic that hardcore videogame fans consistently lament the lack of innovation and creativity found in the...
Splash Damage is bringing its new shooter Brink to both PC and Xbox 360, but the game's creative director knows which version is best. Stating that console controls can't match PC input, Richard 'Rahdo' Ham has explained tha...
Microsoft runs a tight ship and demands a certain level of quality in its 360 games. Considering the quality of the 360 itself, that's quite ironic, but nevertheless there are standards that software developers must adhere to...
Crytek president and co-founder Cevat Yerli has issued a very substantial threat to his home country, stating that Germany's biggest PC developer will be forced to relocated if the country's authorities ban action games. Germ...
You can mow down roman soldiers with an assault rifle in Darkest of Days. If that doesn't grab your attention, what will? Last time, we talked about the game's box art, which has a volcano on it. It's hard to say if its inclu...
Fable II, Fallout 3 and even Grand Theft Auto IV have toyed with the idea of moral choices and branching paths that have an affect on the game world. It would seem, however, that nobody thought to claim sole rights to the ide...
In November of last year (that's last year, not today as some outlets might lead you to believe), the Federal Trade Commission took a worrying interest in online media, singling out game bloggers in particular as outlets that...
They've had all they can stands, they can't stands no more. German officials have been having a field day in targeting the games industry over the past few years, banning products at whim like capricious Gods. It would seem, ...
You have to love the dedication of old school Nintendo fans. They'll patiently wait years and years for Nintendo to finally throw them a bone, and have been diligently keeping a candle aflame in anticipation of Kid Icarus' lo...
If there's one criticism I hear a lot from gamers, it's that there are never any original or unique games out there, and that publishers spend too much time on sequels and rehashes. I would have agreed with such notions befor...
For every great DS game we actually get, you can bet there are a dozen cool ideas that probably never saw the light of day. Case in point: the picture above is from a discarded Nintendo patent which actually credits Miyamoto ...
Fight Night Round 4 smacks retailers in the mouth June 30, this year. And it’s packing more than just upgraded visuals. Electronic Arts released a new trailer for the game today, briefly addressing a laundry list of add...
The latest issue of Edge magazine reveals a brand new game from the developers of Just Cause, described as an open world fantasy title. It's called AionGuard, and it looks very promising indeed. AionGuard is being described a...
Dr. Henry Jenkins of M.I.T is probably a very clever man and he has a great beard. I consider this enough of a qualification for me to take everything he says as gospel, and his message on this day is that piracy is an "...
SOUTH AFRICA: Former Haitian President Aristide spoke in front of a rally of dozens today, criticizing the US government for not dispatching Bad Dudes to come to his rescue in his hour of need.  "I mean really -- ho...
Steve Wiebe emerged from last summer's docu-flick The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters looking like the quintessential geek hero after defeating bizarro-prince Billy Mitchell for his high score at Donkey Kong. Since then M...
Multi-player Hack in Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - video powered by Metacafe  Reportedly from the same esteemed programmers who brought you the Arwing and Dark Link hacks in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time come...
Saints Row 2 producer Greg Donavan has expressed confidence in his game going up against Rockstar's flagship title, the anticipated and sure-to-be controversial Grand Theft Auto IV. The two games are very similar, both being ...
In keeping with the theme that the current PC model is broken, Gas Powered Game's Chris Taylor thinks that the platform will live long and prosper, as long as on important change is made as to how we play the game. Durin...
With all the hype around Street Fighter IV: Giant Dragon Penis Edition you might have missed another up and coming fighting game from the makers of the Guilty Gear / Accent Core folks called BlazBlue - a PS3 network exclusive...
Yeah, funny things happen sometimes. Like when you think that you've done 31 awesome shows, but you've only done 30, but you still think that the latest show is number 32 -- sort of. At least I find it funny when these things...
This is the time of year where game news outlets run their top games of 2007 list. GameTap's official list will come early next year, but for now their editors have all listed their personal choices.Games like Portal, BioShoc...
Please allow me to interrupt a slow news day with tales of piracy from the True Caribbean, as locals call it.  I was recently in Scarborough, Tobago with some friends and noticed this haunting sign plastered on a sign po...
Aside from their daily training regimen, the UK team currently training for the Olympic men's hockey qualifying tournament in Chile have been told to practice on Nintendo Wii sports games to improve the hockey abilities.EADT...