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This PSN Flash Sale is like whoa


I'll buy that for a dollar!
Mar 20
If you have some spare change in your couch or sister's piggy bank, then it's time to put those coins to good use. The Flash Sale currently happening for PlayStation owners features not only a lot of quality games, but they a... read
Tonight on it's the mind we examine the phenomenon of Deja Vu
It seems like only yesterday that Keiji Inafune announced the Kickstarter campaign form Mighty Number 9 at PAX East. It was an exciting day for Mega Man fans. Just looking at the commemorative t-shirt from that event still p... read feature

Sleepwalker's Journey is some sweet, puzzling fun


A worthwhile expenditure of a dollar
Nov 14
Check out this video which sets the stage for for Sleepwalker's Journey, a recently released platform puzzle game now available on Android and iOS. Moonboy, as you can see, has been ejected from his bed by a mighty lunar sne... read

Capcom: 'Never say never' to WayForward-created Mega Man


Jan 07
Like a lot of people who constantly think about videogames, I've often fantasied about what it would be like if my favorite developers had the opportunity to take on the franchises that made them who they are today ... read

Extra PSN accounts possible on Vita with new memory cards


Dec 08
Sony has addressed recent stories that the PlayStation Vita can only support a single PSN profile, declaring that you can have as many accounts as you like ... if you've got enough memory cards. It turns out that PSN profiles... read

Oh, EA: Subscription charges added to Tetris mobile app


Dec 02
Oh, EA! What have you cheeky scamps gone and done now? It would seem you've added a subscription service to a Tetris app of all things. Now why would you go and do something as positively zany as that? Electronic Arts has rel... read

Sony has declared that PlayStation Vita games shall do away with a fixed pricing model, instead using a range of different prices to help combat the rise of cheap smartphone games. That's Sony doing something adaptive and sma... read feature

Kotick: Star Wars: The Old Republic won't profit EA


Nov 29
Activision usually lets Electronic Arts do all the trash talking, but flame-haired demon lord Bobby Kotick has decided not to restrain his thoughts on Star Wars: The Old Republic. He has met EA's latest attempt to crack the M... read

The North American prices for Sony's proprietary PS Vita memory cards have been released by GameStop, giving us a clue as to how much it'll cost us to keep our precious game saves. Clutch your wallets and check out the prices... read feature

Publishers back Blockbuster rentals to fight used games


Nov 21
Blockbuster has said that it's seen a lot of support from game publishers over its increased game rental plans, because they help erode the impact of used games. Apparently, companies receive quite the kickback from rentals, ... read

Bethesda has officially announced news that will shake the Earth -- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim had a successful launch! The publisher boasted "more than fifty perfect review scores" and expected global sales worth $450 milli... read feature

ESA: In-game advertising will increase rapidly


Oct 03
The Entertainment Software Association is using a new report by DFC intelligent to declare that in-game advertising will grow at a swift pace in order to reach the 72% of Americans now said to be playing.  DFC says that ... read

GameStop 'sorry' for Deus Ex:HR removal, still doing it


Aug 30
GameStop has apologized to consumers for the removal of Deus Ex: Human Revolution from store shelves, an act committed after discovering OnLive codes contained within the PC version's box. However, it is still sticking by its... read

New bill to make criminals of Youtube/JTV game streamers


Jun 30
A bill has been proposed that, if passed, could mean jail time for those of us who stream videogame footage to Youtube and Justin.tv. In other words, this site, many other sites, and potentially a lot of you guys. An excellen... read

Sony CEO says brand's improving, takes 16% pay cut


Jun 29
Sony CEO Howard Stringer has stated that perception of his company's brand is improving after suffering several damaging blows to its reputation. He has also revealed that he's been eating a 16% pay cut as part of the rebuild... read

Team Fortress 2 free-to-play whiners demand a refund


Jun 24
Valve made a big splash last night after announcing that Team Fortress 2 had become free forever and -- as you'd expect from any Valve announcement -- entitled fans got severely butthurt and are now demanding their huge $20 i... read

Game Republic has closed its doors?


Jun 16
Game Republic, the studio behind such original titles as Folklore and Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom, has sadly disappeared from the face of the earth.  The company's website has been taken offline and its Tokyo offices ... read

Wii U only supports one player because of price concerns


Jun 16
Nintendo has revealed that the Wii U will only support one controller at a time because of price concerns. Nintendo apparently has the technology required to support four controllers at once, but the publisher claims it's too... read

PS3 sales up in spite of PSN downtime


Jun 14
Your personal data was compromised, but don't panic! Sony was doing just fine. The company proudly boasted that PS3 sales actually rose during the PlayStation Network downtime, promising that its system is "stronger than ever... read

Sony to no longer make PS3-like, expensive consoles


May 27
When Sony proudly announced that the PlayStation 3 would cost $599, way back in 2006, the world laughed and Sony didn't understand why. The console was an expensive investment but a significant number of consumers didn't like... read

PlayStation brand makes $435 million profit


May 26
There's been a lot of bad Sony news recently, so the fans and fanboys may like to know that the company has seen a big profit on the PlayStation brand for the 2010 financial year, raking in $435 million (or ¥35.6 bil... read

Sony: PlayStation Store to return May 24


May 19
Sony has told publishers to expect the PlayStation Store on May 24. That's according to a memo sent to various companies, which of course found its way to the proles of the Internet.  As previously revealed, Sony plans t... read

Brink dev: 1% of games shouldn't make 99% of the profit


May 14
Brink developer Splash Damage has criticized the near-monopoly that certain games have on the market, lamenting the state of affairs that sees a small fraction of titles rake in the majority of the money. According to the stu... read

Microsoft buys Skype, bringing it to Xbox Live


May 10
Microsoft has sunk its razor-sharp fangs into everybody's favorite Internet-talking-thing, Skype. It cost the company $8.5 billion, which is silly money, and the company aims to bring the service to Xbox Live.  "Skype wi... read

PSN outage costs Capcom 'hundreds of thousands'


May 09
Capcom has confessed that the PlayStation Network breach and subsequent downtime cost the company "hundreds and thousands" of dollars, which could easily become millions.  "I’m frustrated and upset by [the outage] ... read

Hulu Plus offering a week's credit to PSN users


Apr 27
It's a small comfort, but here's a bit of positive news concerning the ongoing PSN debacle. Hulu Plus will be offering a week's credit to benefit those subscribers who accessed the service via PlayStation Network.  Since... read

Final Fantasy III comes to iOS, is quite expensive


Mar 24
Square Enix has released Final Fantasy III for your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The publisher is known for charging silly amounts of money for its mobile games, but this may have broken the record -- Final Fantasy III iOS wi... read

Easy Studios: $60 game prices are 'exploitative'


Mar 22
Do you like paying $60 for the latest videogames? Easy Studios boss Ben Cousens hates that you do it. Criticizing the current price of games as "exploitative", Cousens believes the free-to-play model is superior.  "I can... read

Looks like I may have been wrong about Knights Contract


Mar 21
You might remember that we reviewed Knights Contract a few weeks ago, and I called it a broken, sloppy, dull, pointless waste of space. I urged you not to buy it, but apparently I was mistaken -- given its current price ... read

THQ doesn't want to 'kill' pre-owned game market


Mar 17
THQ has been one of several publishers to embrace the "online pass" scheme that combats used sales by demanding secondhand buyers pay $10 to unlock a title's online content. Despite its fight against pre-owned, however, the p... read

THQ stock falls following mixed Homefront reviews


Mar 16
THQ has sunk a lot of time and money into Homefront, the recently released "alternate history" shooter. Unfortunately, it seems that the effort may blow up in THQ's face, with investors allegedly "spooked" by the game's ... read

Microsoft to punish MS Point exploiters


Mar 12
This past week, we brought word that cheeky exploiters were dishing out free Microsoft Points any time somebody refreshed their website. As gamers sat back and refreshed their way to dozens of point codes, Microsoft lost some... read






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