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Arsenal FC-branded controllers coming your way, courtesy of Mad Catz

Apr 10
// Samit Sarkar
As an American, I know very little about soccer (for simplicity’s sake, that’s what I’m going to call it). Most of my closest friends played the sport when they were kids — even the uncoordinated nerds...

Coolmasters new CMX cases make gamers drool

Jan 17
In the PC gaming world, there are about a million choices on what case to buy. Do you buy a store bought PC? Not me. Do you build it? Of course. Do you cut and slave to mod out your own case so that you have something origina...

Japan puts the 'rampant consumerism' back in Christmas with Pokemon decorations

Nov 26
// Earnest Cavalli
Courtesy of Siliconera we bring you that picture above from (where else?) the Land of the Rising Sun.Yes, it's funny that Pokémon are so famous, and Piplup is adorable, but I think the real point here is how utterly ir...

Unreal Tournament 3 plot teaser ... Unreal Tournament 3 has a plot?

Oct 26
// Earnest Cavalli
Recently we've had a string of strikingly original FPS games. BioShock introduced a whole generation of gamers to Objectivist theory, and Portal taught even the most jaded of us that finding true love is a close as the near...

G8brand brings it on with daring new apparel for gamers

Oct 04
// Colette Bennett
I've seen enough cheesy gamer shirts to last me a lifetime. That's why a company like G8 catches my attention by taking a different type of approach. The concept here is both brand-aware and dynamic - a more understated look ...

Resident Evil: Extinction trailer: NEMESIS RULES BARTER TOWN!

Sep 07
// Earnest Cavalli
It would be redundant of me to go over the entire history of game-to-movie adaptations to prove to each of you mathematically why this movie will suck, but I find it interesting that film companies are demonstrating a new s...

Marks and Spencer to the Xbox 360: Do not want!

Aug 22
// Jim Sterling
To be honest, Marks & Spencer is known more for giving upper class wannabes a place to shop than providing gaming hardware, but its recent decision to decline sale of the Xbox 360 can be nothing but a damaging blow to Mic...

South Korea taxing virtual assets, the dreams of children and rainbows

Jul 03
// Earnest Cavalli
In an effort to make every one of William Gibson's predictions come true, South Korea has instituted a tax on the sale of virtual goods. Companies like IGE have managed to promote virtual item and currency sales into a c...

Geometry Wars Galaxies on the Wii looks kinda sorta just like Geometry Wars

Jun 29
// Nick Chester
Vivendi has released some new screens of the Wii's new killer-app, Geometry Wars Galaxies, and there's definitely a few things to note if you're paying attention.  First of all, it pretty much looks like Geom...

Hitman the movie the trailer; originality is the new pink

Jun 26
// Earnest Cavalli
Hitman, the game, explicitly promotes murder as a means to one's own ends, and as such likely drives parent's groups, Jack Thompson and anyone else inclined to affix scarlet typeface to the misfits of society into th...

Squenix Online Store opens US branch, in response, America opens a Starbucks

Jun 20
// Earnest Cavalli
Square-Enix is a company waist-deep in adorable mascots and eyeball-deep in Japanese folk who, instead of eyeballs, have constantly rotating, glowing dollar signs (yen signs?). As such, the good folks at the Squenix Maibatsu ...

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