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Fans petition for return of Xbox One DRM policies


Because of COURSE they do
Jul 10
Fans are petitioning Microsoft to bring back the restrictive DRM policies previously planned for the Xbox One, asking for a return to online check-ins and demolished ownership rights. Elsewhere, dogs around the world are aski... read
Nintendo region locks photo
Oh, come ON!
PS Vita is region-free. PS4 is going to be region-free. Xbox One will be region-free as well. Sony understands that when it comes to today's consumable media, we live in a border-less world. Microsoft is just trying to ride S... read feature

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Makes total sense
From our time at this year's E3, we've noticed that a number of studios have become quite enamored with the concept of "second-screen gaming" -- the use of a device such as a smartphone or tablet to interact with a console ga... read feature

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Call of Duty: Ghosts

Is Call of Duty: Ghosts coming to Wii U or not?


Preview in Official Nintendo Magazine adds more fuel to the fire
Jun 30
Prior to the Xbox One unveiling, Activision said that it had no news concerning Call of Duty: Ghosts on next-gen platforms, in response to a question about a Wii U version. Then PS4 and Xbox One versions were confirmed, yet W... read
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Microsoft: Xbox One 'overdelivers value'


Mattrick ... you've got to stop
Jun 17
Microsoft's Don Mattrick is at it again, defending Xbox One in such a way that ensure I'll never get a vacation if he keeps it up. This time, Lil' Donny claims the Xbox One is cheap at $499, with Microsoft being way too gener... read
Nintendo IP photo
Nintendo IP

Eidos: 'Nintendo should have their IP on every platform'


Around and around we go
Jun 06
At the Bristol Games Hub in South West England, Eidos president Ian Livingstone doled out lessons to both industry newcomers and industry vets. But it was his choice words to Kyoto giant Nintendo that raised eyebrows. "Ninten... read
Contra on iOS photo
Contra on iOS

Know what's a great idea? A Contra remake for iOS


EVOLUTION
Jun 01
A few months ago, Chinese developer PunchBox Studios unleashed upon the Asian market Contra: Evolution, an iOS remake of the original NES classic that adds touch controls, in-app purchases, and high-definition graphics. Kona... read
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999 on iOS

999 on iOS lacks any actual gameplay


Inferior version confirmed
May 29
999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors was without question my favorite game of 2010. The sequel, Virtue's Last Reward, was pretty great as well, but the original was simply without equal. I recommend it to anyone I can, h... read
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Microsoft shuns BC

Microsoft: Backwards compatibility is 'backwards'


STOP TALKING!
May 22
Like the Amy's Baking Company episode of Kitchen Nightmares, the Xbox One saga just keeps getting worse because no one at Microsoft seems to know when to shut up. Echoing Sony's claim around PS3's launch that controller rumbl... read
Nintendo vs. Let's Plays photo
Time to collect the Mario tax!
The last time we heard about a major game publisher slapping the wrists of innocent YouTube channel operators, it was SEGA forcing the removal of videos that so much as breathed word of the Shining Force series. Whatever reas... read feature

Next Xbox always online? photo
Director spews bullshit about DRM-locked system
[Update: Microsoft has since apologized for Orth's statements. Deal with it.] Rumors that the Next Xbox will be restricted by the same always-online requirement that has crippled several major PC releases of late has not exac... read feature

Mega Man merch photo
Mega Man merch

This is the dumbest Mega Man toy I have ever seen


Really? I mean, REALLY!?
Mar 20
Network execs will go to some disgusting lengths to separate parents and their money. Just slap the logo of a popular cartoon on any ol' crap and a kid will foam at the mouth until mommy and daddy break down and give in to th... read
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Strike one, Sony
[Update: Sony has confirmed to Dale North that it has the ability to honor your PSN purchases through its cloud service. If it chooses to, it can give you everything back in streaming form. Of course, it's not said it will --... read feature

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EA + Tabloid = Half-naked woman in Crysis 3 bodypaint


Sleaze meets sleaze to have a sleazy little baby
Feb 20
The Sun loves to talk about how dangerous those violent videogames are, and frequently runs stories vilifying interactive entertainment for inspiring crime and teaching the youth of Britain all sorts of terrible things. Still... read
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Terraria celebrates XBLA/PSN release by sending pebbles


Junk mail of an entirely different flavor
Feb 11
We certainly get sent all manner of weird tat and nonsense in our role as semi-professional videogame jesters, and sometimes it's just ridiculous enough to achieve the desired effect and get a post. Here's 505 Games, literall... read
Rayman Legends demo photo
Rayman Legends demo

Dry your tears! New Wii U-only Rayman Legends demo coming


The carnival of stupid continues
Feb 08
Ubisoft allegedly understands your outrage over the Rayman Legends multi-platform news and is ready and willing to soothe the pain with... a brand new demo! And not just any demo -- like the original demo, this one will be al... read
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Ubisoft: gaming is no longer for geeks


Consider yourself relieved of duty, Private Nerdlinger!
Feb 06
Before this generation, there was only one type of person who played videogames -- geeks. Ubisoft had to cater to these subhuman specimens of societal failure, and Ubisoft loathed every mournful second of every miserable day.... read
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MG Rising on Wii U?

No Metal Gear Rising on Wii U until Konami sees demand


It's the Wii all over again
Feb 03
Remember when Kojima Productions' Yuji Korekado said that Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance wasn't coming to the Wii U because the GamePad is some mystical artifact whose secrets the gods themselves can't unlock? Well, a re... read
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US senator definitively claims games are worse than guns


Idiot moron says something idiotically moronic
Jan 30
Many politicians will heavily imply that videogames are far more lethal than weapons designed to be lethal, but U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander has taken the idiot ball and ran for the hills with it clasped in his gnarled t... read
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Connecticut town cancels game destruction plans


Southington SOS claims victory in defeat
Jan 10
Southington SOS, the group that had planned to physically destroy "violent" videogames in order to save the world from guns, has decided to back down and cancel the event. Claiming it had achieved what it wanted to, the group... read
Anti-games protest photo
Welcome to New Salem
In the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting, yet more rudderless speculators have seized upon the opportunity to blame violent videogames, because that'll always be easier than trying to solve actual problems. So it is that... read feature

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When did Sega start hating fans?
Over the past few days, Sega has been forcing YouTube users to remove uploaded videos of the Sega Saturn RPG Shining Force III lest their entire channels get shut down. While this is not an altogether uncommon practice for a ... read feature

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Game dev writes off single-player as a mere 'gimmick'


What?
Oct 29
In a statement that may cause the weaker-minded to crumble into a pile of insane confusion, Gogogic CEO Jonas Antonsson has declared that solo gaming experiences are nothing but a gimmick and not what games are supp... read
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EA accidentally gives away thousands of PC games


Gamers make out like bandits thanks to error
Oct 15
Electronic Arts was offering a $20 voucher in exchange for the completion of a survey this weekend. A fair enough trade, until gamers worked out that EA hadn't thought things through properly, and left open several loopholes ... read
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Microsoft committed to Microsoft Points on Xbox Live


Moon Money economy still strong
Oct 10
With talk of Microsoft Points being phased out of Windows 8, because they're dumb, people were hoping the pretend coins would eventually be phased out of Xbox Live, because they're dumb. However, Microsoft has said that MS Po... read
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Politician declared unfit for office due to WoW habit


WoW players cannot politics!
Oct 05
Maine State Senate democratic candidate Colleen Lachowicz has been slammed by the Republicans for a violent history of assassination, poisoning, and dickpunching. In World of Warcraft. For crying out loud. Maine Republic... read
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Sony confuses with ridiculous PS Vita commercial


Silliness abounds!
Oct 04
[Update: So this actually IS for a game called Box! Open Me, not the Vita in its entirety. My derp. Still, it's no less weird and confusing, so there you go. Weeeeeird.] Sony Japan unleashed a new PlayStation Vita commercial... read
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What gamers say about DmC: Devil May Cry's latest trailer


So much tasty rage
Sep 23
DmC: Devil May Cry is easily one of the most controversial releases in a good long time. Although a large section of the fanbase has been slowly won over by Capcom and Ninja Theory's promotion, there is still a highly dedicat... read
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TGS: Yep, the Rockman Xover trailer is really something


Sep 19
I don't have to repeat myself, do I? You already know how I feel about Rockman Xover, so let's skip that dance and move on to analyzing the trailer above. Hmmm... a minute-long trailer with all of four seconds of in-game foo... read
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Capcom thinks Ace Attorney fan game box art is for real


Sep 11
"That's Our Capcom! Coming soon to ABC Family!" Capcom is notorious for its printing errors and spelling gaffes. If it's not using watermarked images for its slip covers, it's failing to run a simple spell check on in-game di... read
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Laugh and/or cry at this Godawful Guild Wars 2 trailer


Worst live-action trailer ever?
Sep 11
ArenaNet is currently being laughed at throughout the Internet for releasing one of the silliest live-action trailers ever conceived. Such things are usually bad, but you'd have to work damn hard to come up with something mo... read
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Infinity Blade studio does Obama/Romney fight simulator


Aug 22
[Update: It's gone live early and is available now.] Usually, cute little games in which political opponents fight each other are the realm of Flash-based site ads, not well-known development studios. ChAIR, however, has deci... read






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