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12:07 PM on 12.27.2007

More painful than dying in a fire: Alvin and the Chipmunks on the Wii

What's harder? (A) Producing a popular cartoon show for nearly 30 years about a trio of fat-faced high-pitched maladjusted chipmunks and their three whiny rodent girlfriends or (B) Producing a single good video game about the...

Niero Gonzalez

3:05 PM on 12.26.2007

PC World names the most offensive games of 2007

2007 was a banner years for gaming, but that doesn't mean that tripe isn't being turned out at an equal pace. Some crappy games are hilarious though, and I think my world would be a different place without them. PC World has ...

Colette Bennett

12:06 PM on 12.26.2007

The Great Retro Quiz! .15: The games of 2007

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday yesterday and the scary red chimney ninja gave you everything you wanted. Wait, what? You asked for a special end of the year Great Retro Quiz and didn’t find one...

Chad Concelmo

12:57 PM on 12.17.2007

Rock Band on PS2 hits retail tomorrow

The PlayStation 2 version of Rock Band has shipped and will be up for purchase from your store of choice starting tomorrow. Great news for those of you without a PlayStation 3 or an Xbox 360, right? Sort of.We've already been...

Jordan Devore

3:41 PM on 12.03.2007

Arcade Hits coming to XBL tomorrow, plus a sneak peak at upcoming XBLA games

As most of you already know, the Xbox 360's Fall Dashboard Update hits tomorrow. Included in this update is a new program called Arcade Hits, which allows you to purchase previously released Live Arcade titles at a reduced pr...

Jordan Devore

12:12 PM on 12.03.2007

New PS3 commercial features clowns, dog, man with lipstick

I just feel sad about PS3 commercials. I don't want to ridicule them, discuss them with other journalists, contemplate why they aren't great anymore or pen angry letters. I just want them to be good again. I just want to know...

Colette Bennett

5:21 PM on 11.27.2007

Another Xbox 360 backwards compatibility update hits (Don't get your hopes up)

With the latest update to the backwards compatibility list finally here, there are now over 300 orginal Xbox games that'll play nice with your Xbox 360. But unlike the last update, there is a considerably smaller portion of g...

Jordan Devore

9:15 AM on 11.24.2007

Is this where PS3s are born?

A brand new PlayStation 3 is shiny and impressive when unboxed, and you'd probably never imagine that the slick, gleaming black game console was created in what looks to be an over-packed car garage.We can't be sure if these ...

Dale North





7:22 PM on 11.19.2007

The invisible political commentary of Blacksite: Area 51

The Brainy Gamer (via Electro Lemon) has a very interesting article up discussing the heady ideals of Blacksite: Area 51, Midway's latest attempt to bring the Area 51 label a decent game. By all accounts, the title is but a s...

Jim Sterling

2:50 PM on 11.19.2007

Final Fantasy XIII possibly delayed until 2009

Square recently held their yearly fiscal meeting, which yielded some very distressing news for RPG fans awaiting the newest Final Fantasy with baited breath: The game may not be released until 2009. The trouble seems to revol...

Colette Bennett

2:57 PM on 11.16.2007

The Difficulty Arc: How frustration ruins the gameplay experience

The scenario: You, controller in hands, sitting on the sofa, staring at your television with a mixed expression of frustration and anger. You've hit a point in a game where you can't get any further, you don't want the strate...

Colette Bennett

4:53 PM on 11.07.2007

Sony to maintain availibility the 20GB and 60GB PS3s in Japan?

According to Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Kaz Hirai, Sony will be maintaining the availability of the 20GB and 60GB models of the PlayStation 3 in Japan.  1UP has translated an interview with the SCE President from th...

Dale North

8:24 AM on 11.06.2007

Harmonix game Phase: The Music is the Game available on iTunes

File this one under "A pleasant surprise, but not quite what I had in mind." Harmonix has released their portable rhythm action game, Phase: The Music is Your Game onto iTunes. The $4.99 iPod game lets you use your ...

Nick Chester

6:49 PM on 11.01.2007

Eternal Sonata for PS3 will feature new playable characters

I used to hate the early Xbox years when a title like Silent Hill 2 for PS2 would hit, and then shortly afterwards a version for Xbox with more content would appear. Seems the process is being console reversed now: Eternal So...

Colette Bennett

6:25 PM on 11.01.2007

Wii hard drive dispelled again; asks us to micromanage storage like the iPod

While the meager storage space on the Wii is only mildly annoying for even the most hardcore Nintendo fanboy, the company continues to surprise us by renouncing hard drive peripherals for their console. The debate reminds me ...

Niero Gonzalez

6:51 PM on 10.30.2007

What? No! Why?: Xbox 360 Rock Band's USB hub requires external power

While I'm sure the folks over at the 1UP offices have been enjoying Rock Band, not all is well. You see, the Xbox 360 hardware only has three USB ports, and Rock Band utilizes four USB instruments at once. Harmonix and Electr...

Nick Chester