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3:45 PM on 10.31.2011

Jonathan Holmes helps Sonic get his 'act' back together

Those who tune in to Podtoid will recall that Jonathan Holmes' is a social worker in a psychiatric hospital. He helps the drug-addled and mentally unstable to, if not necessarily return to active society, at least become less...

Tony Ponce

3:00 AM on 10.18.2011

Videogame workshop gets your grandparents game on

My grandma is ace at bowling in Wii Sports -- and yes that is her throwing it down in the pic above (be nice and send some positive energy her way as she's currently in the hospital). But while she may have the natural bowlin...

Wesley Ruscher

9:00 PM on 10.17.2011

Anyone gonna donate to make the AVGN movie a reality?

In order to help raise some dough for the upcoming Angry Video Game Nerd movie, series creator James Rolfe has opened up... WHOA, WHOA, WHOA! Back up! An AVGN movie!? When did this happen? Actually, I tipped the news to Dtoi...

Tony Ponce

8:30 PM on 01.28.2011

LittleBigPlanet gets a much-needed wiki

LittleBigPlanet developer Media Molecule is trying to get the word out that there's now a wiki for the creatively demanding platformer series. Whatever makes building Zelda dungeons easier is fine by me. The wiki will be run ...

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 11.10.2010

PopCap offers up Zuma Blitz tips that I desperately need

Perhaps you've seen that we've been playing in the beta for PopCap's Zuma Blitz. I thought I was doing well. In the first tournament I was third place among us all. I felt good about a score of 366,670, which I acquired by cl...

Dale North

12:40 PM on 11.08.2010

Sony shows PlayStation Move 'momentum' with snappy image

Sony hasn't done a great job of veiling its attempts to undermine the launch of Kinect. After boasting about the EyeToy on Kinect's launch day, the publisher is now producing slick graphics in order to show that its own waggl...

Jim Sterling

10:30 PM on 04.27.2010

Gunblade NY and LA Machineguns, together, at last

"Why did someone at Sega send over a press release with a headline full of nonsensical words?" That was my initial reaction to the announcement that Sega was bringing Gunblade NY and LA Machineguns, two light gun arcade game...

Jordan Devore







How to help Haiti if you're a gamer photo
How to help Haiti if you're a gamer
by Matthew Razak

If you turned off the videogames for a second over the past week you've probably heard of the massive earthquake that hit Haiti, destroying most of the structures in the country, killing thousands and leaving even more homeless and starving. You've probably also (hopefully) wanted to help, but weren't sure how to best do it. Well, here's a list of gaming related ways to get money and aid to Haiti:

  • Bungie is selling "Be A Hero" t-shirts (above) with all the proceeds going to aiding Haiti. Also if you play Halo at some point next Wednesday or Thursday they will be donating up $77,000 dollars to Haitian relief efforts. Full details. [Thanks, Dani V.]
  • PopCap will be donating every penny it earns today (Jan. 16) to help recovery efforts in Haiti. If you buy a PopCap game then you'll most likely save a life. Full details. [Thanks, Sean R.]
  • Gamer Levi Buchanan is auctioning off 180 videogames for varying systems and a GameCube and PSP. All the money from the winning bid will go to the American Red Cross. Full details.
  • Gaia Online will be matching the donations of its members up to $10,000. Full details
  • Zynga Games held an auction this past Thursday, but you can still donate to the World Food Program through them. Full details.
  • Gamingangels is having an auction today and tomorrow. Highest bidder will be getting a giant bag of goodies (more goodies the higher the bid) with proceeds going to the charity of the winner's choice. Full details.
  • Gamers Gaming for Good is holding a marathon to raise money until the end of today, or possibly longer. Full details.
  • EverQuest II players can can buy certain items and SOE will donate $10 per item. Full details. [Thanks, Victor Stillwater]

I am sure there are many more, and if you know of them please post them below. I'll try to update this as often as possible. If all this seems like too much of a hassle then you can simply take your lazy ass and text the word Haiti to 90999. That will make a $10 donation to the red cross.

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10:00 AM on 01.13.2010

Sony responds to Heavy Rain US box art hate

Yesterday, Sony revealed the US box art for Heavy Rain, and compared to the European package, it was awful. Fortunately, enough people thought so for Sony to take notice, and SCEA has responded to the hate with a compromise. ...

Jim Sterling

12:30 PM on 01.04.2010

Drug fugitive caught thanks to Warcraft addiction

Oh the irony! A man wanted on drug charges fell prey an addiction of his own -- tracked down by cops thanks to his obsession with World of Warcraft. Alfred Hightower of Howard County, Indiana fled to Canada to avoid the ...

Jim Sterling

8:40 AM on 01.04.2010

Square Enix wants to 'lead global entertainment' in 2010

Like it or not, 2010 is now here, as yet another arbitrary, artificial period of twelve months kickstarts to give us the illusion of something important happening. Square Enix is all up for some of that, having sent out a New...

Jim Sterling

2:20 PM on 11.20.2009

You will never look at Mario the same way again

What is it about this obese Mario mask that makes it so damned terrifying? My immediate thought was the tongue. Oh God, the tongue! But then my eyes were drawn to the bulbous red nose. Has Mario ever had a red nose before? He...

Jordan Devore

7:20 PM on 06.24.2009

Want Retro Game Challenge 2 localized? Open up that wallet

In a recent Siliconera interview with Xseed's President Jun Iwasaki and Director of Publishing Ken Berry, there's a tad bit of tit for tat over what would need to happen in order for Retro Game Challenge 2 to leave Japan. Ken...

Jonathan Holmes

9:00 AM on 05.31.2009

Here is who you'll rock with when you rock with GH5

Eager to find out what bands will be shipping with Guitar Hero 5? According to NME the headlining bands will include the likes of the Arctic Monkeys, Nirvana, Blur, Gorillaz, Bob Dylan and a crap ton more that are listed afte...

Matthew Razak

2:55 PM on 03.07.2008

Bully: Scholarship Edition to be fixed 'within the next week'

If you happened to pick up Bully: Scholarship Edition and have been experiencing any sort of glitches or even a bad framerate, don't get rid of the game just yet. It won't be much longer until your copy of Bully is functionin...

Jordan Devore

5:44 PM on 02.27.2008

Create a level for Bionic Commando: Rearmed and it could be featured in the game

Capcom has a cool new contest going on right now that involves you designing a challenge level for the upcoming downloadable game, Bionic Commando: Rearmed. Whoever comes up with the best design will not only have their creat...

Jordan Devore