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12:15 PM on 06.29.2012

Retro City Rampage supports FREE PS3/Vita cross-play

Retro City Rampage will support cross-play between the PS3 and PlayStation Vita versions, which is certainly neat. Even neater, however, is the fact that when you buy it on one platform, you'll get it on the other. One paymen...

Jim Sterling

7:00 PM on 03.23.2012

Weekend PC download deals: Atari, Square Enix, Origin

So as Brett mentioned yesterday, Square Enix is having a sale on all its titles on Steam, with the Tomb Raider franchise as today's daily deal receiving a 75% discount. Jim Sterling has been overjoyed at the news that one of ...

Alasdair Duncan

7:00 PM on 03.23.2012

Weekend PC download deals: Atari, Square Enix, Origin

So as Brett mentioned yesterday, Square Enix is having a sale on all its titles on Steam, with the Tomb Raider franchise as today's daily deal receiving a 75% discount. Jim Sterling has been overjoyed at the news that one of ...

Alasdair Duncan

9:00 PM on 02.21.2012

Good People Die, the sequel to 999, is coming to America

Alright! That's one game crossed off my list! Let's see if the rest follow suit! The latest issue of Nintendo Power has confirmed that Extreme Escape Adventure: Good People Die, the sequel to the f*ckin' amazing visual novel ...

Tony Ponce



Assassin's Creed: Revelations PC won't have Ubisoft DRM photo
Assassin's Creed: Revelations PC won't have Ubisoft DRM
by Jim Sterling

Ubisoft has confirmed that its hated "always on" DRM will be absent from Assassin's Creed: Revelations when it comes to PC. The controversial anti-piracy measure, that demands a persistent Internet connection in order for the game to work, has earned Ubisoft a lot of resentment over the years.

Players will need to go online to activate the game the first time its played, but will then be free to enjoy the game without fearing a dropped connection. How about that? A step forward for Ubisoft!

Of course, Ubisoft has been selective about its DRM inclusion in the past, so don't take this as confirmation that we've seen the last of it. In any case, this is a nice bit of good news for those consumers who don't like being automatically treated like thieves. 

Oh, But Some Good Ass Rev News: DRM [Rock, Paper, Shotgun]

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11:30 AM on 10.12.2011

Study reveals major increase in gaming in Australia

3,500 Australians in over 1,200 households have been surveyed in the Digital Australia Report 2012 as to their videogame and digital media habits. The results are nothing but positive -- a whopping 92% of Australian household...

David Rayfield





1:30 PM on 10.03.2011

Trademark points to Ni no Kuni's US name

Level-5 filed a trademark for Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch in here in the US, which sounds a lot like the Japanese name for the beautiful PS3 game. We've heard that there's a matching European trademark...

Dale North

3:00 PM on 07.25.2011

Australia's R18+ rating comes ever closer

I know, I know; the long-running saga of the R18+ rating in Australia has had more false dawns than I care to remember -- but it looks like there has finally been an agreement reached to bring Australian's classification syst...

Alasdair Duncan

8:21 PM on 06.07.2011

E3: Raptr has evolved from stats tracker to social news

To a games marketer, Raptr is priceless.  Through their stats-tracking app they know what nearly 9 million gamers are playing and the kind of stuff they're doing in their games.  Thus, they and have a pretty good id...

Niero Gonzalez

4:00 PM on 06.03.2011

MLB 2K11 $1M winner knew 'zero at all' about baseball

The March release of 2K Sports’ Major League Baseball 2K11 came with the fanfare of the publisher’s second annual competition to throw an in-game perfect game for a $1 million cash prize. This time around, 2K twea...

Samit Sarkar

8:40 AM on 05.26.2011

Sony launches identity theft protection for US PSN users

Sony's promise of a year's free identity theft protection has been fulfilled, with PSN users having their asses covered from today onwards. At least in the United States. Sony is still working out the details for internationa...

Jim Sterling

9:30 PM on 02.16.2011

Mega Man gets cozy in this modified fan art

A little while back, I posted some official art from Capcom depicting Mega Man's female counterpart Roll lying around with a bunch of other versions of the character in a semi-cuddly, maybe-groping manner. The art was sold in...

Jonathan Holmes

11:00 PM on 01.28.2011

MLB 11 The Show has one-button controls for the disabled

Here's a story that will warm your heart. Thanks to its ongoing relationship with a disabled gamer, Sony San Diego has added a special difficulty level to this year's iteration of its annual baseball series, MLB 11 The Show. ...

Samit Sarkar

1:40 PM on 09.28.2010

Hurry up and buy Planescape: Torment on Good Old Games

I have to say that I was mildly miffed when Good Old Games pulled its weird little PR stunt last week, pretending they were dying and then showing up in wizard robes going "Fooled you! We were just coming out of beta! You loo...

Josh Tolentino

8:00 PM on 08.04.2010

Pokemon Black/White wont be overrun with old Pokemon

One of the biggest complaints about Pokemon games are that they're all the same. Of course, we know that's no more true than saying all Street Fighter games are the same, or that all Call of Duty games are the same. Just like...

Jonathan Holmes

3:00 AM on 06.28.2010

Mario Kart saves child's eyesight

Here's a bit of good videogame news to start your work week out with. A child from Billericay, Essex, had his eyesight saved by playing Mario Kart for two hours every day. Six-year-old Ben Michaels suffered from amblyopia, a ...

Matthew Razak