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Ubisoft: gaming is no longer for geeks


Consider yourself relieved of duty, Private Nerdlinger!
Feb 06
// Jim Sterling
Before this generation, there was only one type of person who played videogames -- geeks. Ubisoft had to cater to these subhuman specimens of societal failure, and Ubisoft loathed every mournful second of every miserable day....
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No Metal Gear Rising on Wii U until Konami sees demand


It's the Wii all over again
Feb 03
// Tony Ponce
Remember when Kojima Productions' Yuji Korekado said that Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance wasn't coming to the Wii U because the GamePad is some mystical artifact whose secrets the gods themselves can't unlock? Well, a re...
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US senator definitively claims games are worse than guns


Idiot moron says something idiotically moronic
Jan 30
// Jim Sterling
Many politicians will heavily imply that videogames are far more lethal than weapons designed to be lethal, but U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander has taken the idiot ball and ran for the hills with it clasped in his gnarled t...
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Connecticut town cancels game destruction plans


Southington SOS claims victory in defeat
Jan 10
// Jim Sterling
Southington SOS, the group that had planned to physically destroy "violent" videogames in order to save the world from guns, has decided to back down and cancel the event. Claiming it had achieved what it wanted to, the group...

Connecticut town physically destroying violent videogames

Jan 03 // Jim Sterling
Once again, there was no mention of the news media, or other forms of grief pornography, that go beyond what games and movies to in order to portray story after story revolving around real violent crimes, and glorifying real violent criminals. Something tells me, if I showed up with some FOX News and CNN tapes, SouthingtonSOS wouldn't be snapping those in two and tossing them in a big pile destined for the furnace.  And what kind of message is this sending to kids, anyway? If you don't like something, your first action should be to destroy it? Wonderful message, that. Let's not encourage creativity, or work together to build something in the aftermath of a tragedy. Let's break shit. Let's burn stuff. The answer to destruction is more destruction, obviously. AMERICA, BITCHES! But no, these guys are probably right. Maybe videogames actually have malevolent hexes woven into their code, and when we finally destroy the last one, the curse shall be lifted and schizophrenia will suddenly be cured, while guns turn to dust and crumble in the hands of anybody not using them to kill terrorists (because guns are smart like that).  Fucking dicks.  Connecticut town holds drive to collect and destroy violent video games [Polygon] [Image]
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Welcome to New Salem
In the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting, yet more rudderless speculators have seized upon the opportunity to blame violent videogames, because that'll always be easier than trying to solve actual problems. So it is that...

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When did Sega start hating fans?
Over the past few days, Sega has been forcing YouTube users to remove uploaded videos of the Sega Saturn RPG Shining Force III lest their entire channels get shut down. While this is not an altogether uncommon practice for a ...

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Game dev writes off single-player as a mere 'gimmick'


What?
Oct 29
// Jim Sterling
In a statement that may cause the weaker-minded to crumble into a pile of insane confusion, Gogogic CEO Jonas Antonsson has declared that solo gaming experiences are nothing but a gimmick and not what games are supp...
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EA accidentally gives away thousands of PC games


Gamers make out like bandits thanks to error
Oct 15
// Jim Sterling
Electronic Arts was offering a $20 voucher in exchange for the completion of a survey this weekend. A fair enough trade, until gamers worked out that EA hadn't thought things through properly, and left open several loopholes ...
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Microsoft committed to Microsoft Points on Xbox Live


Moon Money economy still strong
Oct 10
// Jim Sterling
With talk of Microsoft Points being phased out of Windows 8, because they're dumb, people were hoping the pretend coins would eventually be phased out of Xbox Live, because they're dumb. However, Microsoft has said that MS Po...
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Politician declared unfit for office due to WoW habit


WoW players cannot politics!
Oct 05
// Jim Sterling
Maine State Senate democratic candidate Colleen Lachowicz has been slammed by the Republicans for a violent history of assassination, poisoning, and dickpunching. In World of Warcraft. For crying out loud. Maine Republic...
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Sony confuses with ridiculous PS Vita commercial


Silliness abounds!
Oct 04
// Jim Sterling
[Update: So this actually IS for a game called Box! Open Me, not the Vita in its entirety. My derp. Still, it's no less weird and confusing, so there you go. Weeeeeird.] Sony Japan unleashed a new PlayStation Vita commercial...
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What gamers say about DmC: Devil May Cry's latest trailer


So much tasty rage
Sep 23
// Jim Sterling
DmC: Devil May Cry is easily one of the most controversial releases in a good long time. Although a large section of the fanbase has been slowly won over by Capcom and Ninja Theory's promotion, there is still a highly dedicat...
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TGS: Yep, the Rockman Xover trailer is really something


Sep 19
// Tony Ponce
I don't have to repeat myself, do I? You already know how I feel about Rockman Xover, so let's skip that dance and move on to analyzing the trailer above. Hmmm... a minute-long trailer with all of four seconds of in-game foo...
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Capcom thinks Ace Attorney fan game box art is for real


Sep 11
// Tony Ponce
"That's Our Capcom! Coming soon to ABC Family!" Capcom is notorious for its printing errors and spelling gaffes. If it's not using watermarked images for its slip covers, it's failing to run a simple spell check on in-game di...
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Laugh and/or cry at this Godawful Guild Wars 2 trailer


Worst live-action trailer ever?
Sep 11
// Jim Sterling
ArenaNet is currently being laughed at throughout the Internet for releasing one of the silliest live-action trailers ever conceived. Such things are usually bad, but you'd have to work damn hard to come up with something mo...
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Infinity Blade studio does Obama/Romney fight simulator


Aug 22
// Jim Sterling
[Update: It's gone live early and is available now.] Usually, cute little games in which political opponents fight each other are the realm of Flash-based site ads, not well-known development studios. ChAIR, however, has deci...
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Square Enix screws up Final Fantasy VII PC, says sorry


Aug 20
// Jim Sterling
The PC launch for Final Fantasy VII has not gone smoothly. It hit the platform last week, but has suffered from a slew of activation problems and missing keys. It's also not available in Australia and New Zealand. Oh, and peo...
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Kid keels over after four-day Call of Duty marathon


Aug 09
// Jim Sterling
In science news, did you know that if you play Call of Duty for four days straight without drinking, you're ten times more likely to be hospitalized with dehydration? A teenager in Columbus, Ohio found that out just this week...
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Police commissioner: Games cause knife crime


Aug 06
// Jim Sterling
A New South Wales police commissioner has blamed videogames for knife crime in Australia, claiming that games incentivize murder, vehicular damage, and rape.  "How can it not affect you if you’re a young adolescent...
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2K Games says photorealism is needed for innovation


Aug 02
// Jim Sterling
2K Games, ignoring the fact that it is publishing BioShock Infinite and Borderlands 2 -- two incredibly cartoony games that are nonetheless unique and promising -- has stated that photorealism will drive innovation, and that ...
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Watch guy get 1,000,000 coins in New Super Mario Bros. 2


Jul 31
// Jim Sterling
Here is a video of a person who played New Super Mario Bros. 2 for three days straight in order to achieve the 1,000,000 coin goal that serves as the 3DS sequel's metagame. What fabulous prizes lie in wait for those who have...
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Jade Raymond: controllers too complex to be mainstream


Jul 26
// Jim Sterling
The general crapness of Kinect games coupled with Nintendo's multiple iterations of "classic" Wii/Wii U controllers, indicate that videogames and buttons are here to stay. In fact, the motion fad seems to have died down ...
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Man blames Microsoft for his kid's 1150 Xbox Live bill


Jul 13
// Jim Sterling
A foolish child managed to spend £1150 of his father's money on Xbox Live. The father's response? Blame Microsoft for his own slapdash parenting, of course.  "He didn't realize it was costing real money," said...
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Do NOT buy Steam's daily deal


Jun 25
// Jim Sterling
Today's daily deal on Steam is a four-player shooter by the name of Revelations 2012. It seems cheap, reduced from $9.99 to a mere $4.99, but I've played it. I played it to review it, and the review is going up tomorrow. Unti...
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Style Me Girl is for women, not patronizing at ALL


Jun 21
// Jim Sterling
I bring you word that Style Me Girl was recently released on iOS and Android by Frenzoo, a game that presents itself as the "first mobile RPG exclusively for women." It has been designed with ladies in mind, and as such, repr...
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Playing videogames at 20-years-old is 'not normal'


Jun 16
// Jim Sterling
According to a psychiatrist in the trial of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik, if you're over the age of 20 and you have played a videogame on your own, you're abnormal. This was said during Breivik's trial, where t...
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This fragrance will make people like you more


May 23
// Victoria Medina
Every so often a marketing idea will come along to gear their product toward 'gamers' or 'geeks', and sometimes those products aren't terrible. Or you get something like Erox, a unisex fragrance targeted at the aforementioned...
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If Anders Breivik used COD to train to be a killer ...


Apr 20
// Jim Sterling
... I've been using Sonic the Hedgehog to learn how to fucking exercise.
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Bravely Default's writer explains the game's goofy name


Mar 29
// Tony Ponce
Bravely Default: Flying Fairy is that upcoming Square Enix 3DS RPG that makes Dale North wet himself twice a night. I must admit to being slightly intrigued by the game, but not as much as by the game's "what the hell were th...
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So here's a bill to put warning labels on videogames


Mar 21
// Jim Sterling
Congressmen Joe Baca (D-Calif.) and Frank Wolf (R-Va.) have introduced a lovely bill this week that would treat videogames like cigarettes, forcing them to carry warning labels. Should the bill become law, all games would hav...

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