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You'll need about $1,500 to go all in with Oculus Rift


Still no price for the actual unit
May 27
// Robert Summa
While we're still waiting for a final price on the retail version of the Oculus Rift, the company's CEO Brendan Iribe said that users will need to pony up about $1,500 for both a computer that will run the device and the actu...
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Flash Sale

This PSN Flash Sale is like whoa


I'll buy that for a dollar!
Mar 20
// Robert Summa
If you have some spare change in your couch or sister's piggy bank, then it's time to put those coins to good use. The Flash Sale currently happening for PlayStation owners features not only a lot of quality games, but they a...

Mighty Number 9 opens new crowd funding campaign, teases cartoon show

Jul 06 // Jonathan Holmes
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Tonight on it's the mind we examine the phenomenon of Deja Vu
It seems like only yesterday that Keiji Inafune announced the Kickstarter campaign form Mighty Number 9 at PAX East. It was an exciting day for Mega Man fans. Just looking at the commemorative t-shirt from that event still p...


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Sleepwalker's Journey is some sweet, puzzling fun


A worthwhile expenditure of a dollar
Nov 14
// Conrad Zimmerman
Check out this video which sets the stage for for Sleepwalker's Journey, a recently released platform puzzle game now available on Android and iOS. Moonboy, as you can see, has been ejected from his bed by a mighty lunar sne...
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Capcom: 'Never say never' to WayForward-created Mega Man


Jan 07
// Jonathan Holmes
Like a lot of people who constantly think about videogames, I've often fantasied about what it would be like if my favorite developers had the opportunity to take on the franchises that made them who they are today ...
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Extra PSN accounts possible on Vita with new memory cards


Dec 08
// Jim Sterling
Sony has addressed recent stories that the PlayStation Vita can only support a single PSN profile, declaring that you can have as many accounts as you like ... if you've got enough memory cards. It turns out that PSN profiles...
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Oh, EA: Subscription charges added to Tetris mobile app


Dec 02
// Jim Sterling
Oh, EA! What have you cheeky scamps gone and done now? It would seem you've added a subscription service to a Tetris app of all things. Now why would you go and do something as positively zany as that? Electronic Arts has rel...
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Sony has declared that PlayStation Vita games shall do away with a fixed pricing model, instead using a range of different prices to help combat the rise of cheap smartphone games. That's Sony doing something adaptive and sma...

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Kotick: Star Wars: The Old Republic won't profit EA


Nov 29
// Jim Sterling
Activision usually lets Electronic Arts do all the trash talking, but flame-haired demon lord Bobby Kotick has decided not to restrain his thoughts on Star Wars: The Old Republic. He has met EA's latest attempt to crack the M...
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The North American prices for Sony's proprietary PS Vita memory cards have been released by GameStop, giving us a clue as to how much it'll cost us to keep our precious game saves. Clutch your wallets and check out the prices...

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Publishers back Blockbuster rentals to fight used games


Nov 21
// Jim Sterling
Blockbuster has said that it's seen a lot of support from game publishers over its increased game rental plans, because they help erode the impact of used games. Apparently, companies receive quite the kickback from rentals, ...
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Bethesda has officially announced news that will shake the Earth -- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim had a successful launch! The publisher boasted "more than fifty perfect review scores" and expected global sales worth $450 milli...

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ESA: In-game advertising will increase rapidly


Oct 03
// Jim Sterling
The Entertainment Software Association is using a new report by DFC intelligent to declare that in-game advertising will grow at a swift pace in order to reach the 72% of Americans now said to be playing.  DFC says that ...
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GameStop 'sorry' for Deus Ex:HR removal, still doing it


Aug 30
// Jim Sterling
GameStop has apologized to consumers for the removal of Deus Ex: Human Revolution from store shelves, an act committed after discovering OnLive codes contained within the PC version's box. However, it is still sticking by its...
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New bill to make criminals of Youtube/JTV game streamers


Jun 30
// Jim Sterling
A bill has been proposed that, if passed, could mean jail time for those of us who stream videogame footage to Youtube and Justin.tv. In other words, this site, many other sites, and potentially a lot of you guys. An excellen...
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Sony CEO says brand's improving, takes 16% pay cut


Jun 29
// Jim Sterling
Sony CEO Howard Stringer has stated that perception of his company's brand is improving after suffering several damaging blows to its reputation. He has also revealed that he's been eating a 16% pay cut as part of the rebuild...
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Team Fortress 2 free-to-play whiners demand a refund


Jun 24
// Jim Sterling
Valve made a big splash last night after announcing that Team Fortress 2 had become free forever and -- as you'd expect from any Valve announcement -- entitled fans got severely butthurt and are now demanding their huge $20 i...
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Game Republic has closed its doors?


Jun 16
// Jim Sterling
Game Republic, the studio behind such original titles as Folklore and Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom, has sadly disappeared from the face of the earth.  The company's website has been taken offline and its Tokyo offices ...
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Wii U only supports one player because of price concerns


Jun 16
// Jim Sterling
Nintendo has revealed that the Wii U will only support one controller at a time because of price concerns. Nintendo apparently has the technology required to support four controllers at once, but the publisher claims it's too...
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PS3 sales up in spite of PSN downtime


Jun 14
// Jim Sterling
Your personal data was compromised, but don't panic! Sony was doing just fine. The company proudly boasted that PS3 sales actually rose during the PlayStation Network downtime, promising that its system is "stronger than ever...
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Sony to no longer make PS3-like, expensive consoles


May 27
// Jim Sterling
When Sony proudly announced that the PlayStation 3 would cost $599, way back in 2006, the world laughed and Sony didn't understand why. The console was an expensive investment but a significant number of consumers didn't like...
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PlayStation brand makes $435 million profit


May 26
// Jim Sterling
There's been a lot of bad Sony news recently, so the fans and fanboys may like to know that the company has seen a big profit on the PlayStation brand for the 2010 financial year, raking in $435 million (or ¥35.6 bil...
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Sony: PlayStation Store to return May 24


May 19
// Jim Sterling
Sony has told publishers to expect the PlayStation Store on May 24. That's according to a memo sent to various companies, which of course found its way to the proles of the Internet.  As previously revealed, Sony plans t...
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Brink dev: 1% of games shouldn't make 99% of the profit


May 14
// Jim Sterling
Brink developer Splash Damage has criticized the near-monopoly that certain games have on the market, lamenting the state of affairs that sees a small fraction of titles rake in the majority of the money. According to the stu...
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Microsoft buys Skype, bringing it to Xbox Live


May 10
// Jim Sterling
Microsoft has sunk its razor-sharp fangs into everybody's favorite Internet-talking-thing, Skype. It cost the company $8.5 billion, which is silly money, and the company aims to bring the service to Xbox Live.  "Skype wi...
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PSN outage costs Capcom 'hundreds of thousands'


May 09
// Jim Sterling
Capcom has confessed that the PlayStation Network breach and subsequent downtime cost the company "hundreds and thousands" of dollars, which could easily become millions.  "I’m frustrated and upset by [the outage] ...
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Hulu Plus offering a week's credit to PSN users


Apr 27
// Jim Sterling
It's a small comfort, but here's a bit of positive news concerning the ongoing PSN debacle. Hulu Plus will be offering a week's credit to benefit those subscribers who accessed the service via PlayStation Network.  Since...
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Final Fantasy III comes to iOS, is quite expensive


Mar 24
// Jim Sterling
Square Enix has released Final Fantasy III for your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The publisher is known for charging silly amounts of money for its mobile games, but this may have broken the record -- Final Fantasy III iOS wi...
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Easy Studios: $60 game prices are 'exploitative'


Mar 22
// Jim Sterling
Do you like paying $60 for the latest videogames? Easy Studios boss Ben Cousens hates that you do it. Criticizing the current price of games as "exploitative", Cousens believes the free-to-play model is superior.  "I can...
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Looks like I may have been wrong about Knights Contract


Mar 21
// Jim Sterling
You might remember that we reviewed Knights Contract a few weeks ago, and I called it a broken, sloppy, dull, pointless waste of space. I urged you not to buy it, but apparently I was mistaken -- given its current price ...

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