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A drug-addled Alec Baldwin's refuge? Why, Galaga, of course


Jan 16
// Samit Sarkar
It wasn’t easy being Alec Baldwin in the ’80s. The decade that became infamous for its addictive excesses nearly consumed an endless list of celebrities, including Baldwin, who just won a Best Actor Golden Globe a...
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Mother of heroin 'victim' wants drug-dealing iPhone game banned


Dec 08
// Jim Sterling
There's nothing like the "I was personally affected by this, hence I want it banned" routine. The mother of a British heroin "victim" wants iPhone App Underworld, a game we mentioned last week, banned beca...
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Now you're playing with power: NES controller bong


Dec 05
// Dale North
Perhaps inspired by the Nintendo 64 controller bong we saw some time ago, Gizmodo reader James tried to make an even more compact one based on the classic Nintendo Entertainment System controller. Classy.It doesn't look like ...
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iPhone drug pushing game on the way, renamed itself for App-ceptability


Dec 02
// Jim Sterling
The world of a drug dealer is not something I'd ever imagine as videogame-friendly entertainment, but that hasn't stopped developer a-steroids from bringing Drug Lords to the iPhone. At least, it used to be called Drug Lord...
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SCEA calls the PSP a 'gateway drug' into consoles


May 27
// Dale North
SCEA senior marketing manager John Koller called the PlayStation Portable a "gateway drug" into the console world at the 6th annual Wedbush Morgan Securities Management Access Conference, recently held in New York C...
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Does GTA IV promote drunk driving?


May 03
// Jim Sterling
Rockstar just can't help themselves, it seems. As well as all the SORDID HARD SEX (i.e, some strippers and dry humping) and the REALISTIC MURDER SIMULATIONS (i.e, being able to work a sniper rifle without any prior experience...
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Grand Theft Box Office, Sessler's take on an old Hollywood's tale


Apr 09
// SRVSLPS
During the course of this week's episode of Sessler's Soapbox, the ever suave, yet somewhat neurotic G4 host takes on the controversial subject of release dates for popular games -- and their star killing properties. He may ...
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Game Suppli: vitamin supplements for gamers


Apr 09
// Dale North
As gamers, we have a sort of reputation for being unhealthy. I'm not saying that all of us slam bottles Mountain Dew and cram a slice of pizza in between rounds, but you know what I'm talking about. There's gamers out there t...
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Gravity be damned: Just Cause 2 details surface


Jan 03
// Jordan Devore
Avalanche Studios is bringing Rico Rodriguez back for more gravity-defying action with a sequel to its free-roaming third-person shooter, Just Cause. In an interview with CVG, Just Cause 2's lead designer Peter Johansson talk...
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Who needs drugs when you have videogames?


Dec 17
// Dale North
We recently told you how videogames are being used to cure migrane headaches, and now it looks like a similar approach is being taken to chronic pain.It seems that virtual reality can offer as much relief as pain meds, and a ...
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Super Mario Power Up! Energy Drink contains cocaine


Dec 11
// Colette Bennett
Ok, it doesn't, really. But if it had, wouldn't it have been some crazy gossip to tell your friends? "So, I was up trying to finish this paper, and I only had 6 hours left before class, so I slammed a few Power Ups and f...
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Mass Effect metaporn: Strip clubs in the future will still be poorly lit


Nov 09
// Earnest Cavalli
The above clip demonstrates Mass Effect's stunning slutty-aliens-designed-to-pander-to-teens rendering system. Then again, maybe we're being too cynical. After all, it would be unrealistic to think the future wouldn't also ...
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Livin' it up in a virtual crackhouse: New sim designed to help kick the habit


Nov 06
// Jim Sterling
If you're anything like me, you'll find drug abuse hilarious, but there are some out there who take it very seriously indeed. Drug addicts, mainly, but university professors as well (who may or may not be heroin fiends themse...
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Square Enix the dirty wino: Bringing the sauce to DS


Nov 06
// Jim Sterling
When Square Enix isn't busy whoring out its major videogame franchise to anyone who'll listen, it can be found in a street corner bar, a glass of merlot in hand, looking down on all and sundry behind gilded spectacles, for it...
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Five new Haze screens: Needs more companion cube ...


Oct 19
// Earnest Cavalli
Courtesy of NeoGAF poster Blimblim who "Just got these from Ubisoft", we bring you a gallery of five new screens from the upcoming current PS3 exclusive Haze. Based on the pics, it's quite obvious that the game look...
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More Achievements = higher sales, better reviews, tastier muffins


Oct 16
// Earnest Cavalli
This piece at IGN has an intriguing look at the world of Achievements from a sales perspective. It seems that games emphasizing various levels of accomplishment (and containing a higher number of varied accomplishments) tend ...
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Smackdown vs. Raw 2008 brings the filthy wrestlers to Nintendo's DS


Sep 12
// Jim Sterling
Wrestling is the modern era's poetry, a deep and philosophical journey toward the center of a man's soul. It represents the pinnacle of mankind's achievements, the highest of art and the most refined of our cultural creations...
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Space Giraffe and Street Trace: NYC on XBLA this Wednesday


Aug 20
// Jordan Devore
Space Giraffe (400 MS Points) and Street Trace: NYC (800 MS Points) will indeed be this week's Live Arcade games. If you've been following Jeff Minter's blog, you know what the certification process has been like for him. Tha...
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Gamefly bumps up subscription prices ... no more Faberge eggs for you!


Jun 07
// William Haley
With the rising prices on video games and the sheer volume of worthwhile titles to play, online rental service Gamefly is a god-send, the likes of which have not been seen since Adriana Lima's emergency escape pod crash-...
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Controlling your Scarface with your Wii


May 25
// Robert Summa
Since the Wii obviously uses a non-standard control scheme, owners are always curious how they'll be able to control certain games. One of those of interest is the mature title Scarface. In a thankfully toned-down demon...
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Doctors to prescribe Wiis in the future?


May 13
// SRVSLPS
It seems that there isn't much Nintendo's Wii can't do these days. If  being a tiny, affordable, joyous piece of hardware wasn't enough for you, now you can add therapeutic tool to its long resume. As it ...
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Devo inspires Castlevania shirts; Greybush buys a case of Cool-Whip


May 07
// Niero Desu
What horrible day to have a cursed wardrobe! Fear not, as Konami is offering up two Castlevania-themed shirts for almost the price of their fine portable games (hello?!!) -- just $19.95 plus shipping and garlic. In my elitis...
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Haloid: the craziest fan movie you'll see this week


Apr 18
// Jordan Devore
Haloid is quite possibly the most interesting Halo-related fan movie in existence. It manages to combine multiple genres and provide non-stop action as well as answer the question, “who would win in an ultimate showdown...
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Weird Game Wednesday: The Bandai Collection


Apr 04
// Niero Desu
Today's instalment of Weird Game Wednesday is so packed with absurdity that you might actually want to import this game for the amusement of your friends and inner child. To be perfectly honest with you, I'm not exac...
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God of War 2 ... R E M I X E D


Mar 26
// Niero Desu
digg_url = 'http://digg.com/videos/gaming/God_of_War_2_video_remix'; Remember that part in God of War 2 where techno music* suddenly comes on and Kratos starts raving with Fat Medusa? Yeah, me neither. I'm not ...
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Cooking Mama or Lucifer incarnate? You be the judge


Mar 26
// Colette Bennett
digg_url = 'http://www.digg.com/gaming_news/Cooking_Mama_or_Lucifer_incarnate_You_be_the_judge'; Cooking Mama has been quite popular since its debut, and not just with Harajuku types desperate to play unusual sims and b...
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A fistful of video game art and music


Mar 19
// Niero Desu
Flynn's incredible Mog of War discovery inspired me to take a day to explore video game art on the web ... and by that, I mean that I did absolutely *nothing* for the last 5 hours but slack on MySpace and Deviant Art. The...
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Why there is no Podtoid this week


Mar 02
// Robert Summa
Hi all.I just wanted to send a quick update to the community to let you all know why we don't have a Podtoid for this week. We've been having major technical difficulties (Vista is kicking our respective asses) and i...
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Adding 300GB eSATA to a PS3 in pictures


Feb 23
// Niero Desu
Remember the first version of the PS3 we saw? It has a gazillion input ports for Firewire, USB, and even an internal coffee grinder. Naturally costs have to come down and dreams must be crushed, so all but half of those extra...
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Nintendo's creepy Wii are Familii posters


Jan 27
// Niero Desu
As we exited the Wii expo area at Otronicon we found a disturbed looking little boy. He was looking at a colorful Mii poster curiously, face twisted in an expression of utter confusion and curiosity. We didn't get his mu...

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