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9:00 AM on 12.12.2012

Nintendo can transfer Network IDs from Wii U consoles

The good news is that your Nintendo Network ID is not bound by chains to a single Wii U system, and can be transferred to a new console. The bad news is that Nintendo doesn't trust you with such power, and has to do the trans...

Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 09.24.2012

Nintendo will region-lock the Wii U ... obviously

Nintendo has surprised absolutely nobody by confirming that the Wii U will be region-locked, meaning European, American, and Japanese games will only work on systems made specifically for the corresponding country. Importers ...

Jim Sterling

7:00 PM on 08.03.2012

Call of Duty Supremacy Nations = Kickstarter of the year

Ladies and gentlemen, you can stop arguing about videogame tropes, VR headsets, and gay conventions. The Kickstarter to rule them all have been unveiled, and you are all to bask in its glory. Call of Duty Supremacy Nations, b...

Jim Sterling





9:00 AM on 06.22.2012

Diablo III's new user restrictions further explained

Blizzard has clarified some details surrounding the "review process" that new players will have to undertake when purchasing a digital copy of Diablo III. It seems that the studio misspoke when it said that players under revi...

Jim Sterling

10:30 AM on 05.02.2012

Nintendo wants digital and retail to be priced the same

Nintendo, always so close and yet so far. As the publisher makes baby steps toward the 21st Century by offering full digital versions of its retail games, president Satoru Iwata believes that the ethereal options will not pro...

Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 04.02.2012

Rumor: Next Xbox will use always-on DRM

An unsettling new rumor suggests that Microsoft's next generation Xbox will require a permanent Internet connection, ostensibly becoming a box of DRM in order to curb console piracy.  Further gossip contradicts previous ...

Jim Sterling

11:15 AM on 01.20.2012

Ubisoft: Anno 2070 DRM is 'working as intended'

The latest miserable press surrounding Ubisoft's trashy DRM concerned news that Anno 2070 would confuse a simple hardware change with an entirely new PC -- a real problem when you can only install the game three times before ...

Jim Sterling

10:00 AM on 12.30.2011

Man gets cease & desist for fiddling with Skylanders toys

Graphing calculator programmer Brandon Wilson likes to tinker with machines and post his findings online, for no reason other than entertainment and curiosity. Recently, he turned his attention to Skylanders, the unique game ...

Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 12.07.2011

Xbox 360 dashboard update tries to stop you suing MS

Following in the sleazy footsteps of Sony and Electronic Arts, Microsoft has become the latest company to restrain one of the few legal recourses available to screwed customers. Seizing upon the opportunity to cram ...

Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 09.12.2011

Quantic CEO whines that used games cost him millions

Quantic Dream CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere has joined the ranks of the idiotic in whining about used games. Wait, aren't we supposed to only play Heavy Rain once, right? Surely he of all people should understand why it g...

Jim Sterling

5:40 PM on 03.28.2011

Ignition: Reich is being totally reworked

The discovery of a completely balls-mental Nazi shooter known as Reich caused an excited stir within the gamer community, but the status of the game has been fragile at best. Sometimes canceled, sometimes not, Ignition is ada...

Jim Sterling

9:40 AM on 03.01.2011

GameStop hit with class action suit over personal info

A new class action suit has been fired at GameStop over allegations of illegal data reaping. Melissa Arechiga has accused the retailer of storing personal information on its customers without their knowledge or permissio...

Jim Sterling

4:00 PM on 01.19.2011

Nintendo UK: 3DS is definitely worth the money

While most US gamers were mildly pleased with the 3DS' $249.99 price point, those perpetually unfortunate European gamers are less than thrilled. Nintendo UK, however, has defended the projected £219-£230 pri...

Jim Sterling

2:40 PM on 01.13.2011

Game hating Keith Vaz says he doesn't hate games

British politician and lying hypocrite Keith Vaz has claimed that he's never been against videogames, despite once claiming that PSP games let you rape people and blaming the murder of a British schoolboy on Manhunt, even whe...

Jim Sterling





9:00 AM on 11.22.2010

Use a swastika in Black Ops, get banned from Xbox Live

If you choose to wear a Call of Duty: Black Ops logo that shares similarities with a certain equilateral cross that enjoys a certain bond with a certain group of jackbooted individuals, you better not be doing it on Xbox Live...

Jim Sterling

10:20 AM on 08.27.2010

FTC charges PR firm with writing its own iTunes reviews

PR firm Reverb Communications has come under fire from the FTC for getting its employees to anonymously write reviews on iTunes without disclosing their working relationship with the title. The company was sneakily giving its...

Jim Sterling