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2:40 PM on 07.22.2010

Atlus promises Demon's Souls servers until March 2011

Yesterday, Atlus sent a note to its fanclub, the so-called "Faithful," promising to maintain Demon's Souls' North American servers until at least March 2011. I suppose that you could play it as a single-player game, but ...

Joseph Leray

4:20 PM on 12.22.2009

Play Modern Warfare 2 with Dane Cook, pretend he's funny

In a move certain to draw hordes of people to the service, Microsoft has announced their latest "Game with Fame" promotion. This coming weekend, players of Modern Warfare 2 will have the opportunity to play the game with...

Conrad Zimmerman

2:00 AM on 12.09.2009

Sledgehammer Games gets a Web site, speculation ensues

Sledgehammer Games, you know, that fairly new Activision studio formed around Glen Schofield and Michael Condrey? Believe me when I say they are working on something mysterious. The developer's Web site has just recently gone...

Jordan Devore

1:00 AM on 08.25.2009

Beyond Good & Evil 2 'on hold'

Do you hear that? That's the sound of nerd anguish, my friend. The announcement of Beyond Good & Evil 2 was something that many gamers had been longing for, and when it finally came it was like a dream come true. Unfortun...

Jim Sterling

5:40 PM on 07.13.2009

iDOLM@STER DS game contains a trap

Japan's iDOLM@STER games, up until now, have focused on the guidance of potential female pop stars as well as a bit of rhythm gaming, but an upcoming DS release in the series has mixed up that formula up a bit. Or should I sa...

Dale North

12:20 PM on 06.25.2009

Wilde, incest, and the Bible: Tale of Tales announce Fatale

This is how Tale of Tales (The Path, The Graveyard) creators Auriea Harvey and Michael Samyn describe their new game, Fatale, which is based on the biblical story of Salomé:We're interested in the idea of a love story ...

Joseph Leray

9:20 AM on 05.11.2009

The most blatant PSP rip-off the world will ever see

Ladies and gentlemen, let us introduce the Geda VX690HD, perhaps the most blatantly obvious rip-off in the world. You almost have to congratulate Geda for summoning the kind of stones required to release a system that doesn't...

Jim Sterling

8:40 AM on 01.28.2009

It's a trap: Final Fantasy IV sequel coming to XBLA is most likely bullsh*t

A story is currently flying around the Interwebs concerning a potential release of Final Fantasy IV: The After on Xbox Live Arcade. Apparently, there was a page on Microsoft Japan's Xbox Web site which confirmed the release, ...

Jim Sterling

9:20 AM on 01.16.2009

Chinese government to outlaw Internet anonymity

China loves repression like the English love football riots, and today's Communist smackdown comes courtesy of a new law requiring all online gamers to register with their real names online. No more hiding behind a screen nam...

Jim Sterling

5:07 AM on 05.29.2008

Dirty PSP upskirt action: PSP used as indecent panty snap grabber

The deputy head of a Nagoya technical college has been arrested for allegedly using a PSP and its camera peripheral to look up the skirt of a 19-year old woman. The dirty 59-year old administrator supposedly performed the wic...

Jim Sterling

9:33 AM on 05.12.2008

Fight fires for 'real' with Real Heroes: Firefighters for the Wii

"Running into a burning building" can be found on my ever-growing list, "Things I Will Never Do Because I'm a Pussy." I understand and respect the role of firefighters, whether they're braving a blaze to s...

Nick Chester

1:35 PM on 03.05.2008

Too Human will make it if we just BELIEVE!

Silicon Knights president Denis Dyack has made a heart-tugging statement explaining why he's stuck with Too Human, despite its notorious problems.  Say "Too Human" to any gamer right now and you can expect a re...

Jim Sterling

1:57 AM on 01.03.2008

Bargain Bin Laden #33: Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

Ask anybody, I'm a massive Metal Gear Solid fan. For me, Hideo Kojima is a God when it comes to developing characters and storylines in games. This series stands next to Konami's other great line of titles, Silent Hill, and o...

Jim Sterling

5:13 PM on 12.26.2007

Videogames cause brain damage now

Taiwan news sources are reporting on a new study that claims the playing of videogames, especially violent ones, may cause harm to brain functions and have an impact on their learning capabilities and emotional control. On to...

Jim Sterling

11:57 AM on 12.18.2007

IT'S A TRAP: Play as a tranny in the new Saint's Row

This is the best news I've heard all day. As a self-confessed lover of all things transgendered, the news that Saint's Row 2 will give you the ability to play as a delicious trap is something that I cannot simply ignore. I ma...

Jim Sterling

Microsoft offers ten free Arcade games in new promotion photo
Microsoft offers ten free Arcade games in new promotion
by Jim Sterling

Microsoft is feeling generous lately. First we all got Carcassonne for nothing, and now the company is offering ten free Xbox Live Arcade games to new and existing customers as part of a fresh promotional campaign.

New Xbox 360 owners can partner with existing customers in the "recommend a friend" promotion which seems a rather tried and tested campaign. Such titles as Sonic the Hedgehog and Every Extend Extra Extreme are up for grabs, along with other more high profile offerings. It seems like it's not just the crappy titles being foisted on gamers in this one.

"... This incredible offer also enforces the fact we've got an exceptional online service in Xbox Live, which truly does bring everyone together," boasted Microsoft UK's head of gaming and entertainment, Stephen McGill.

Now all you have to do is force your weakest family member to buy an Xbox 360, then threaten the runt to help you get the games. After that, since you've gone so far, you might as well break his/her legs and take the 360, too. I encourage the most impressionable of my readers to do this. It will be fun.

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