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The Great Retro Quiz! .15: The games of 2007


Dec 26
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday yesterday and the scary red chimney ninja gave you everything you wanted. Wait, what? You asked for a special end of the year Great Retro Quiz and didn’t find one...

Rock Band on PS2 hits retail tomorrow


Dec 17
The PlayStation 2 version of Rock Band has shipped and will be up for purchase from your store of choice starting tomorrow. Great news for those of you without a PlayStation 3 or an Xbox 360, right? Sort of.We've already been...

Arcade Hits coming to XBL tomorrow, plus a sneak peak at upcoming XBLA games


Dec 03
As most of you already know, the Xbox 360's Fall Dashboard Update hits tomorrow. Included in this update is a new program called Arcade Hits, which allows you to purchase previously released Live Arcade titles at a reduced pr...

New PS3 commercial features clowns, dog, man with lipstick


Dec 03
I just feel sad about PS3 commercials. I don't want to ridicule them, discuss them with other journalists, contemplate why they aren't great anymore or pen angry letters. I just want them to be good again. I just want to know...

Another Xbox 360 backwards compatibility update hits (Don't get your hopes up)


Nov 27
With the latest update to the backwards compatibility list finally here, there are now over 300 orginal Xbox games that'll play nice with your Xbox 360. But unlike the last update, there is a considerably smaller portion of g...

Is this where PS3s are born?


Nov 24
A brand new PlayStation 3 is shiny and impressive when unboxed, and you'd probably never imagine that the slick, gleaming black game console was created in what looks to be an over-packed car garage.We can't be sure if these ...

The invisible political commentary of Blacksite: Area 51


Nov 19
The Brainy Gamer (via Electro Lemon) has a very interesting article up discussing the heady ideals of Blacksite: Area 51, Midway's latest attempt to bring the Area 51 label a decent game. By all accounts, the title is but a s...

Final Fantasy XIII possibly delayed until 2009


Nov 19
Square recently held their yearly fiscal meeting, which yielded some very distressing news for RPG fans awaiting the newest Final Fantasy with baited breath: The game may not be released until 2009. The trouble seems to revol...

The Difficulty Arc: How frustration ruins the gameplay experience


Nov 16
The scenario: You, controller in hands, sitting on the sofa, staring at your television with a mixed expression of frustration and anger. You've hit a point in a game where you can't get any further, you don't want the strate...

Sony to maintain availibility the 20GB and 60GB PS3s in Japan?


Nov 07
According to Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Kaz Hirai, Sony will be maintaining the availability of the 20GB and 60GB models of the PlayStation 3 in Japan.  1UP has translated an interview with the SCE President from th...

Harmonix game Phase: The Music is the Game available on iTunes


Nov 06
File this one under "A pleasant surprise, but not quite what I had in mind." Harmonix has released their portable rhythm action game, Phase: The Music is Your Game onto iTunes. The $4.99 iPod game lets you use your ...

Eternal Sonata for PS3 will feature new playable characters


Nov 01
I used to hate the early Xbox years when a title like Silent Hill 2 for PS2 would hit, and then shortly afterwards a version for Xbox with more content would appear. Seems the process is being console reversed now: Eternal So...

Wii hard drive dispelled again; asks us to micromanage storage like the iPod


Nov 01
While the meager storage space on the Wii is only mildly annoying for even the most hardcore Nintendo fanboy, the company continues to surprise us by renouncing hard drive peripherals for their console. The debate reminds me ...

What? No! Why?: Xbox 360 Rock Band's USB hub requires external power


Oct 30
While I'm sure the folks over at the 1UP offices have been enjoying Rock Band, not all is well. You see, the Xbox 360 hardware only has three USB ports, and Rock Band utilizes four USB instruments at once. Harmonix and Electr...

Want the Guitar Hero wireless bundle? Don't go to Wal-Mart


Oct 29
Forget to make a reservation and find yourself bolting to a 24 hour Wal-Mart at 3 am? Be warned: Reports have been flooding in that Wal-Mart is selling the Guitar Hero 3 bundle with some slight alterations. What kind of alter...

Phantasy Star Universe gets expansion in November, no one seems to notice


Oct 26
Ambition of the Illuminus, the upcoming expansion for Phantasy Star Universe, will be available for download via Xbox Live November 20th for $20. However, if you don't have an Xbox and want to play it for PS2 or PC, the retai...

E For All: Or, I could be masturbating right now


Oct 18
E For All has received a great deal of skeptical feedback since its initial announcement, and as the show date drew closer it became more obvious that the event was not being supported by fans and industry alike. The absence ...

Too Human trailer: This is the generic action we've been waiting for?


Oct 06
I don't know what I was expecting from Too Human, to be honest, but I know I was expecting something a little more than this. For a game that's taken so long to develop and is surrounded by such lofty ideals (not to mention c...

Girl gamers want to raise ... Babyz?


Oct 03
Ubisoft, in an attempt to pacify the market of young girl gamers out there, have created a new line of games called Imagine to cater specifically to said girls. What type of games do young girls want? According to research, i...

Silent Hill Arcade leaves me feeling corpsey


Oct 01
Do you know what I hate, gentle readers? When someone comes along, strips a rich game of its storyline, and makes it into something cheap and easy. Hence my dissatisfaction here about a Silent Hill product. Yeah, the idea of ...

Seeds officially changes their name to Platinum Games


Sep 28
Quick recap just in case you don't already know (but I trust most of you Dtoid regulars know quite well), Seeds is a game company made up of several major members of the now-defunct Clover Studios. It seems Seeds has decided ...

TGS 2007: Video Game Museum less exciting than Akihabara


Sep 25
If you're going to take up an entire section at one of the world's largest industry events and call it a "Video Game Museum," you'd better be damned sure it delivers. Never mind for a minute the fact it spits in the...

Uwe Boll snaps up unreleased game -- AGAIN! Zombie Massacre is the next victim


Sep 24
Okay, remember a few weeks ago when I covered an upcoming Wii game that sounded absolutely awesome, Zombie Massacre? Well, President of 1988 Games and producer of Zombie Massacre Benjamin Krotin has just emailed us with thank...

Another original IP on the Wii bites the dust: Pollen Sonata cancelled


Sep 24
With Project H.A.M.M.E.R already cancelled and games like Disaster: Day of Crisis and Sadness going very quiet, the future for original franchises on the Wii looks pretty damn bleak. It's a tragedy then, that a true original ...

TGS 2007: What's the deal with Dead Rising 2? You may not want to know


Sep 22
The guys over at Kotaku were lucky enough to nab Keiji Inafune for a quick interview outside of the Tokyo Game Show, and what he had to say regarding the sequel to Dead Rising just might surprise you. Are you ready for this?...

RadioShack to stock Xbox 360s and Halo 3


Sep 16
The dim, pitiful, uninviting cave of switches, batteries, wires and various pegboarded electronic goods known as RadioShack may soon stock Xbox 360s alongside their humdrum wares.The Seattle Times reports that two analysts, E...

Sonic 2's false advertising upsets gamers, Microsoft accused of ripping us off


Sep 14
One of the reasons I was so excited for the release of Sonic 2 on Xbox Live Arcade was the fact that 2 player co-op was touted as a feature. Yes, even though nobody would want to play as Tails because he's a vile little gimp ...

Master P has ideas, one of them is a videogame


Sep 05
Yo! Dis' s**t be off the chizzle!Hollywood Reporter be reportin' 'dat Master P, Seth Green, and Matthew Senreich of Stoopid Monkey Productions and ShadowMachine Films be talkin' 'bout chillin' and makin' a game, dog! You know...

PAX 2007: Mass Effect is disappointing, but nice looking


Aug 25
Watching the first 20 minutes of Mass Effect played by a cute BioWare representative, I couldn't help but be reminded of a ventriloquist I saw on America's Got Talent a few nights ago. Why I happened to be watching America's ...

Game of Life goes Wii, changes a few things up


Aug 21
Hasbro's classic board game The Game of Life (remember that clicky colored wheel?) is making the move to the Nintendo Wii, and Famitsu has some new screenshots from the TOMY developed title. It's all the fun of the original w...

Condemned: Criminal Origins being turned into an 'Unforgettable' film


Aug 16
Word from the Hollywood Reporter is that director Tarsem Singh is set to helm the upcoming science fiction thriller, The Unforgettable. The film's plot involves a cop who, over the course of a murder investigation, realizes t...






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