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4:20 PM on 04.02.2010

Fumito Ueda wants Team Ico games ported to PS3

Ask yourself this question: Would I like to play Ico and Shadow of the Colossus in high-definition on the PS3? If you answered anything other than "yes," I'm not sure I know how to communicate with you. For the...

Conrad Zimmerman

6:20 PM on 03.08.2010

Are the Bit.Trip guys suing the hell out of Anthony?

I probably shouldn't be writing this, as it may not be good for my friend and coworker Anthony Burch, but he's on his way to GDC and I can't get a hold of him. There is the chance that posting this will somehow negatively eff...

Jonathan Holmes

12:00 PM on 02.22.2010

Here's another one of those mind-blowing Nintendo moments

Insane videogame trivia that someone won't discover until years after the fact and Nintendo sure do go hand in hand. The prime example (I'm so sorry if this is new to you) is surely the "bushes in Super Mario Bros. are simply...

Jordan Devore



DIMPS IS MAKING SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 4!!! photo
DIMPS IS MAKING SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 4!!!
by Jim Sterling

So, some footage was revealed earlier that leaked the first ever full gameplay of Sonic the Hedgehog 4. I don't know about anybody else, but it looked pretty damn swanky to me. However, there was one thing that truly set my heart at ease about the game, more than any video. Xbox Live Marketplace has revealed something very important. It's revealed the developer, and it's not Sonic Team!

Dimps, in case you did not know, has made several Sonic games in the past under the name of Sonic Team. However, unlike Sonic Team, Dimps is a terrific developer. It created the last truly brilliant Sonic game, Sonic Advance, and also developed the Rush titles, along with the Wii version of Sonic Unleashed that is believed by many to be a far superior offering. Dimps also co-developed the console version of Street Fighter IV.

I was holding out hope that Dimps would be named as the developer, as this studio truly knows its stuff and understands Sonic the Hedgehog. For any Sonic fan, this is absolutely fantastic news and I'm positively thrilled to hear it. Sonic 4 just got a whole let better for me.

Xbox Live Marketplace [Thanks, Plufim]

 

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8:00 AM on 01.07.2010

THQ sends us a GIANT MASSIVE DARKSIDERS SWORD!

I am fully aware that by posting this, I am essentially opening up any positive review of Darksiders (released this week) to accusations of pay-offs and bias. However, I don't really care, because I just received a GIANT...

Jim Sterling

2:00 PM on 12.23.2009

The Journalism Show: Episode 01

Here it is. After two weeks of demystifying a program I've never used before, followed by a two-day fistfight trying to convert the video, I am proud, thrilled, horrified, ashamed and (insert a dozen other emotions here) to ...

Topher Cantler







Sony reveals huge plans for potential PSN premium service photo
Sony reveals huge plans for potential PSN premium service
by Jim Sterling

If you've been following all the talk surrounding potential subscription fees for the PlayStation Network, then this is a very hot story indeed. A brand new market survey has revealed Sony's ideas for the seemingly inevitable premium subscription, and some of the ideas are shockingly good, with a range of benefits that may be worth a fee after all. 

Such considerations include one-hour game trials, exclusive in-game content and, most intriguing of all, unrestricted access to the PSOne Classics and Minis store, allowing subscribers to get whatever PSOne games they like for no additional charge. The long-awaited cross-game chat has also been named as a potential premium service, available only to subscribers.

Other bonuses under consideration include music sharing, loyalty rewards, discounts, a music service and much, much more. Three subscription models have been revealed, costing $69.99 a year, with a cheaper one running for $29.99 a year. 

None of this is set in stone, and is merely stuff that Sony is considering. However, there is some promising potential here that could lead to a true premium service, unlike Xbox Live, which merely gives the illusion of premium content by offering things that should be free in the first place. Check out the survey for all of Sony's ideas and let us know if any of it's worth paying for in your estimation.

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5:00 AM on 11.19.2009

Mortal Kombat fighters like you've never seen them before

Commence hyperventilating. Back when Vincent Proce was working over at Midway, he submitted a pitch for a new Mortal Kombat. The game in question was to be a total overhaul of the series' "original premise" with "modern mutip...

Jordan Devore



Midnight Riders teaser site found: Left 4 Dead 2 DLC? photo
Midnight Riders teaser site found: Left 4 Dead 2 DLC?
by Jim Sterling

Those who have played Left 4 Dead 2's "Dark Carnival" campaign will likely know of The Midnight Riders. They are a fictional rock band that Ellis seems to be rather fond of, and the campaign's finale involves the Survivors fighting on a stage set up for a Riders concert. It's an incredible moment, and we've just discovered a brand new Web site all about the band!

All that's been revealed so far is a picture of the band with the word "Coming Soon" written underneath. We have no idea yet what it could be about. It may just be a viral site, but who knows? Perhaps it could be a whole new campaign with the players taking on the role of the Riders themselves! How awesome would that be?

We're going to contact Valve to try and get a comment. We know the site is officially registered to Valve, so it's a genuine thing. We just need to know what it means!

[Thanks, James!]

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5:40 PM on 11.04.2009

American McGee's Alice trailer was a cheeky fake

How's this for a kick in the nuts? That really good looking trailer for Return of Alice that we ran earlier in the week is apparently a fan-made fake and not an official video. Despite looking very professional and more than ...

Jim Sterling

9:40 AM on 07.13.2009

Ikaruga drops to half price as XBL Deal of the Week

Originally 800 Microsoft points, some obscure game called Ikaruga has been declared Xbox Live's Deal of the Week from now until Monday, July 20th; available to XBL Gold members for a mere 400 points. Not sure what it's all ab...

Topher Cantler

9:00 PM on 05.20.2009

ZeniMax trademarks 'Brink'

ZeniMax Media Inc. -- the parent company of Bethesda Softworks -- recently filed a UPSTO trademark for the videogame title “Brink.” Cue the spooky music.As is usual, there isn’t a sliver of information in th...

Brad Nicholson

12:42 PM on 09.26.2008

Pics surface from Level-5 for The Another World (Ninokuni)

If you are as big of a fan of Hayao Miyazaki's work as I am, chances are you had a smiliar reaction to mine when you saw Level-5's announcement of an upcoming DS game with Studio Ghibli: heart racing, erratic bouts of dancing...

Colette Bennett

2:27 PM on 04.27.2008

RetroforceGO! recording episode 47 tonight: Treasure

Finally, dear listeners, it's the episode that Chad and I you've all been waiting for! Tonight we take a look at one of our very favorite devlopers, Treasure, and all of the wonderful games they're brought to us over the year...

Topher Cantler

7:51 PM on 03.27.2008

Ikaruga finally hits XBLA on April 9th

Finally being the operative word there. According to our friend Postman over at Shoot The Core, Ikaruga is finally ready to make its way to Xbox Live Arcade on April 9th, 2008. Turns out the April issue of UK Xbox magazine ha...

Topher Cantler

2:05 PM on 02.22.2008

Finally: Trigger Heart Exelica hits XBLA next week

I was awakened this morning by the sound of my phone ringing, and was surprised to learn who was calling:Secretary: "Hello, Mr. Cantler?"Me: "Yes?"Secretary: "Good morning sir, this is Hell calling. I...

Topher Cantler