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#Hype

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If you've been following me on Twitter, you may know that I'm making my home in Los Angeles this week for a weeklong Pre-E3 Game Critics event, as one of the judges for the show. The grueling five day marathon of meetings wit...   read

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Brink AI allegedly indistinguishable from human players

We've heard countless boasts about powerful AI in videogames over the years, and they have always turned out to be total bunk. Nevertheless, Splash Damage has decided to convince us that one of gaming's most repeated lies is actually true t...

 
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Greenberg: Natal will sell 'millions and millions'

Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg isn't shy about his opinion when it comes to Project Natal. In fact, the company's attempt to grab a slice of the casual market is being hyped to the Moon, so much so that Greenberg believes it will sell millions...

 
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Saints Row 3 is 'mindblowing'

THQ doesn't mince its words. The publisher will be rolling out promotion for Saints Row 3 this year, and the hype has already started, with "mindblowing" being the watch-word for this upcoming sandbox sequel. Not that THQ wants to overstate...

 
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Valve: Portal 2 is our best game ever

Half-Life 2? Rubbish. Left 4 Dead? A stain on the history of videogames. Valve has declared that Portal 2 is its greatest triumph yet, even though it's not even finished. Speaking with 1UP, Gabe Newell stated that it's "pretty clear" to his...

 
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Sony: Heavy Rain will sell well, is totally unique

SCEA president Jack Tretton believes Heavy Rain will sell very well indeed. He also believes that Heavy Rain is completely new and unique, so maybe his opinions shouldn't be taken completely to heart.  "I spent 25 years in this industr...

 
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Peter Molyneux has 'learnt lesson' about over-promising

Pathological promiser Peter Molyneux has promised that he's learned his lesson about over-promising. The brain behind Fable III is famous for building up exaggerated hype over each of his games. He's also well known for promising that he's ...

 
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Lucky enough to live on best West Coast, I'm privy to all sorts of videogames and fun stuff, connections with a website notwithstanding. One such experience is actually the Final Fantasy XIII bus, which Dale mentioned earlier...   read

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Sonic's the only playable Project Needlemouse character

Everybody act surprised! Earlier this week, Sega teased us with a list of potential playable characters in its upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog reboot, codenamed Project Needlemouse. As we, and likely the world, predicted, the whole thing was me...

 
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Sony: MAG is a 'statement of intent' for FPS fans

With God of War III and Heavy Rain set for release over the coming months, it can be easy to forget that Zipper Interactive has a pretty big game of its own headed to the PlayStation 3. That game is MAG, the highly ambitious 256-player FPS ...

 
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CES 2010: Heavy Rain 'blows Uncharted 2 away'

Not that Sony representatives are fans of hype or anything, but an excited PR man seemed so thrilled with Heavy Rain that he made one of the boldest statements we've ever heard, claiming that Heavy Rain is graphically superior to the curren...

 
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Sony: God of War III 'set apart' from other modern games

Sony is loading the hype cannons and preparing for a full assault with God of War III, and who can really blame them? As Kratos gears up for an all-new adventure, Sony product manager Claire Backhouse has sprayed her PR juice in the faces o...

 
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OnLive could be on cell phones as well

OnLive has been promising a lot since it made such a splash at E3. We've had some time with the guys behind it and are still unsure that it can deliver on all its amazing promises. Every game, any time, everywhere no matter what your intern...

 
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Ex-Dtoid editor has the touch, makes me want Epic Mickey

David Houghton is one of my favorite videomgame journalists; he's got an great analytical eye, and he knows how to express his excitement without coming off as insincere. It figures that he would be the one to make me interested in Epic Mic...

 
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Infinity Ward vaguely teases Modern Warfare 2 surprises

As with any good game that, y'know, has an interesting storyline, there's always something we don't find out about until we play the full game for ourselves. Whether that is a plot twist, an epic set piece, or a new form of gameplay, it doe...

 
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Lionhead Studios site updates recap

Ever since Thursday the Lionhead Studios website has been updating with a very interesting countdown. Each day the site has updated with a new historical figure on its entrance page and a quote from that figure. Those going to the site coul...

 
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BioShock team getting ambitious

It's an all too common story in the world of gaming. A great development team creates an amazing game and a franchise is born and moved over to a different development team, which often results in a whole lot less amazement. Of course, from...

 
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MS: Project Natal to feel like 'a new generation' in 2010

Microsoft isn't afraid of hyping the everliving crap out of its sure-to-be-disappointing "wave your arms like a stupid dick" toy. The company is continuing to make Natal sound like the launch of a brand new system, and Microsoft G...

 
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Jack Black explains the history of the battleaxe

Man, there's really been a ton of content coming out on Brütal Legend as they ramp up hype some three months before the scheduled release of the game. And, hey, here's more of it!In this short video, Jack Black does that thing that he ...

 
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NBA Live 10 will improve, dev promises

Samit hat go!If I were to tell you that I had played a basketball game since NBA Jam I would be lying to your face (through the internet). That won't stop me from taking other people's opinions and writing about modern basketball videogames...

 
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Massive Action Game 'only possible' on PlayStation 3

It is my sincere hope that if I run enough of these "Game X is only possible on PS3" stories, gamers will get so annoyed that they will eventually rise up and murder those who keep saying "Game X is only possible on PS3."...

 
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Capcom hyper hyping: More (and better) HD remakes on the way

In a recent chat with Videogamer.com, Capcom's Vice President of business development and strategic planning, (that's VPOBDASP for short), Christian Svensson (CS for short, presumably), said the company had plenty more where Super Street Fi...

 
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Killzone 2 devs talk about unrealistic expectations

In the future, hype's Dictionary definition could be replaced with a box shot of Killzone 2, and I'm pretty sure we'd all get the idea. There is no denying that the pressure is on for Guerrilla and its big PS3 exclusive, which launches at t...

 
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New Alan Wake details are not details

Once again, it's time for us to talk about the game that has a ridiculous amount of hype surrounding it, even though nobody knows what it is, Alan Wake. Developer Remedy Entertainment is keeping the hype fire stoked by pulling one of the ol...

 
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Prototype comic coming in April: Like a videogame, but more comic booky

I had my hopes up for Prototype even when everyone said it looked lame, and hopefully my hopeful hopes aren't rewarded with hopelessness. Our glimpse of it in action at CES was promising, but glimpses often are.Anyway, the news is that Radi...

 
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PS3 the 'only' console capable of holding Killzone 2

In the UK, Official PlayStation Magazine has hit WH Smith shelves around the country, bringing with it one of the first print reviews of Killzone 2. The special magazine, with a "highly collectible" shiny holographic wallet is sai...

 
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Sega bigs up Platinum Games, says MadWorld is so unique it 'aches'

Platinum Games is looking set to have a big year, generating a lot of talk with its two big Sega titles, Bayonetta and MadWorld. Understanding that it might just have a shot at some Triple A releases this year, Sega is not shy about bigging...

 
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Insomniac = Killzone 2 fanboys

I'll admit it -- against my better judgment, I am getting excited for Killzone 2. I don't want to be, because as far as I'm concerned, Guerrilla Games is an unproven entity and has done nothing to convince me that it so far deserves its sta...

 
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Sssh! Midway has a secret game and it's better looking than Gears of War 2

Gears of War 2 is a beautiful game. Yes, it has a lot of gray and brown in it, but it still has some of the best graphics that the 360 has to offer. According to Midway, however, the Mortal Kombat publisher has a secret title in the works t...

 
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Square knows how to tantalize: take a look at this ad for Chrono Trigger DS

Square-Enix are very, very clever. Rather than market Chrono Trigger in such a way where it will appeal to people who have never played the game before, they're notching their arrow and aiming right for the heart of the real fan -- the game...

 

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When youre trying to work on a super important project thats due in eight hours and Overwatch sits on your desktop, taunting

 
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My daughter turned 6 20 minutes My next child will be born in exactly 36 Is this a tI me to be alive or There arent enough ways to say how happy I

 
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Sony sells PS4 as a profit and its a good Nintendo sells NX at a profit and its a bad Its about as astounding as it is

 
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A piece from an old comic long since Its still really good though

 
Jed Whitaker

Fuck Overwatch, Ill be playing Battleborn tonight on my (No, but really, they are both pretty good games from what I can

 
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Second reminder to Vita owners: Get Im officially staying up late to play it, backtracking for optional

 
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Played MK8 200cc with the competitive community Mmmmmm, felt good being reminded theres a game where I will for sure get my ass kicked

 
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Well, Ive just thought of an idea thatd be equal parts amazing and terrible: Gravity Rush for PS Itd be pretty fucking amazing, but the motion sickness would be SO

 
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Finally made it to Nue in Getting my ass served on a Got him to like 55% once I think

 
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Jinx 01

I think this is new, maybe added in a recent Windows update? (Im on 7) If you press the guide button after starting your wireless 360 controller it shows the battery charge Wonder if that interferes with Big Picture Mode, that used it right?

 
GoofierBrute

You The Overwatch Its Like holy crap is this

 
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I got a Loot Crate DX and I love Horde and alliance burbon glasses? Yes please! Massive D20 shaped chilling rocks? Why, Ill take that! 8 inch, glow in the dark adventure time figure? Howd you Lightweight Zelda hoodie? Its on my bod!

 
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Played some Overwatch Beta at my friends house since my code hasnt arrived yet Its so much Its so incredibly I got the play of the game as Mei and I just feel so much more excited for the full game to

 
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Sometimes you just gotta

 
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Just started playing through Doom 3 for the first This It kinda feels like 1 and 2 have aged better than this The gunplay feels really Not even sure if I want to continue Is the story good?

 
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The most popular pages on my Steam grid image Its cool knowing so many people are using my stuff! Nekopara made it into the top All of you pervs, buying the dirty version and adding a Steam shortcut!

 
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Does anyone here want a code for Shantae and the Pirates Curse for 3DS or Freedom Planet for WiiU? Theyre both great games, but I own them I just want them to go to someone wholl play them

 
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Yeah so I bought that Ultimate Muscle Looks hilarious! Also Resistance 2 and 3 for I win #stilldonthaveenoughtimetoplayeverythingcerealfordinnerhahahahahelp

 
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Im playing more Bloodborne, feel free to

 
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Oh my goodness, Overwatch is so damn Im playing with a couple friends right now This is being You cant stop

 
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You Can Have This

 
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This is me hunting around for an Overwatch beta code for the Id love to try it out if someone has an extra they can PM If not, I Much like anal and cocaine, it doesnt hurt to

 
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Disasterpeace? More like Dismasterpiece!

 
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I suddenly want to play a Hyperdimension Neptunia point and click adventure

 
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So Ive been hunting secrets and hidden areas in DS3 Some still elude me but my latest one felt really Blessings of the Dark Moon upon yall!

 

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