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12:00 PM on 04.04.2010

Penny Arcade creators, Molyneux in Time's Top 100 poll

Time Magazine is putting together its yearly poll for the hundred most important people in the world, and gaming is getting some representation. Making the list this year is Lionhead CEO Peter Molyneux and Penny Arcade's brai...

Conrad Zimmerman

5:00 PM on 02.20.2010

Check out what EGM's digital version will be like

EGM is coming back, people. Are you ready? Have you been following every last update that EGMNOW has been posting, waiting in desperate hope of the return of the magazine? If so, then this post will be useless to you because ...

Matthew Razak

8:00 AM on 02.16.2010

Retailers have 'lost faith entirely' with PC games

The bad news for PC gamers just keeps on rolling in, with yet another death knell ringing loud and clear. This time, the knife wound comes courtesy of magazine publisher Imagine Publishing, who has seen a sharp decline in PC ...

Jim Sterling

10:00 AM on 02.14.2010

Letter predicts Super Mario Galaxy 16 years ahead of time

I think that any person of a certain age knows it to be a fact that Nintendo Power once had magical powers. The magazine today does not have these powers, it's just a magazine, but back then it was an amazing doorway into the...

Matthew Razak

12:39 PM on 02.06.2010

More details emerge on Fallout New Vegas

Subscribing to a magazine comes with its own perks. For one, you pay less per issue than store-buyers. For two, you get your copies a little earlier than most. Perk number two applies in this case, as it seems PC Gamer subscr...

Josh Tolentino

7:00 AM on 01.22.2010

Rockstar teases L.A. Noire reveal in February

Remember L.A. Noire, Rockstar’s 1940s-themed PS3 exclusive? You know, the game that we’ve pretty much seen nothing of, except for two trailers that were released in late 2006? (The video above is the game’s...

Samit Sarkar





3:00 AM on 01.09.2010

Game Informer's February issue is all about Halo: Reach

Dying for some Halo: Reach info? Well then you're going to have to pick up the February issue of Game Informer as they'll be bringing us the first detailed look at the game. The February cover story will have ten pages of exc...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Playboy's annual Girls of Videogames 2010 spread photo
Playboy's annual Girls of Videogames 2010 spread
by Jim Sterling

Gamers are inherent masturbators, so it's no surprise that Playboy regularly reaches out to them with nude renderings of videogame girls. BloodRayne, Velvet Assassin and Clive Barker's Jericho are among the D-list games that have featured in the magazine's annual nudey spread, but for 2010, Playboy's going a bit upmarket. 

AAA titles like God of War III and Heavy Rain are making the cut this time, with lovely pictures of high profile videogame ladies totally in the buff. If you want to squirt your mess over some classy game girls, then the January/February issue of Playboy is the place to do it. Here's the list of lovelies due to be featured:

  • Hecuba Manaros -- God of War III
  • Lolita Chang -- CrimeCraft
  • Skylar St. Claire -- The Saboteur
  • Beatrice Portinari -- Dante's Inferno
  • Bella Antonelli -- Mafia II
  • Madison Paige -- Heavy Rain

Certainly a step up from previous years, and having seen the full article, I can tell you that it's pretty hot for anybody who happens to be into that sort of thing. We can't show you the whole thing, but hopefully the provided teaser is enough to wet your whistle, yes?

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12:20 PM on 12.09.2009

Time's top ten games of 2009

It's almost the end of the year, which means that top ten lists and reflective features are all the rage. Time magazine is among the first to print its definitive top ten games of 2009, and I'm sure you can all guess which ga...

Jim Sterling

7:00 PM on 11.27.2009

Splinter Cell: Conviction co-op details are coming

More videogame-related beans are being spilled in another magazine. According to CVG, the January issue of PC Zone magazine has the first shred of information about Splinter Cell: Conviction’s co-operative component as ...

Brad Nicholson

5:00 AM on 10.01.2009

Dude, relive the 90s with these rad game ads

Our friends over at Bitmob recently scrounged up some ancient videogame magazines that date all the way back to the mid 1990s, and yes, they were nice enough to share their shocking archeological find with us. Depending on wh...

Jordan Devore

6:00 PM on 08.15.2009

Check out Made of Myth, wish you could read French

Kotaku posted about a new French gaming magazine called Amusement a few days ago that caught my eye and today they got some very cool images from one of the mag's stories. I'm going two ways with this story so stick with me. ...

Matthew Razak

11:40 AM on 08.14.2009

PlayStation World Magazine bites the dust

I know we talk here and there about the death of the print magazine, but seriously folks, it's not looking so good. This morning, MCV reported that Future Publishing has announced that they will be closing PlayStation World M...

Colette Bennett



That's our Eidos: Arkham Asylum review score shenanigans photo
That's our Eidos: Arkham Asylum review score shenanigans
by Jim Sterling

Oh Eidos, your PR department is really, really bad at keeping this crap under wraps, aren't you? The company has become notorious for trying to fix and/or "encourage" high review scores for its games, first becoming infamous as a central figure in the Jeff Gerstman/Kane & Lynch Gamespot controversy and then making waves for meddling with Tomb Raider reviews. Now the company's at it again, this time with Batman: Arkham Asylum.

According to The RAM Raider, Eidos has been "encouraging" review scores of 90% and above by offering an early embargo break to any magazine that gives Arkham Asylum such a rating. Not only that, but willing magazines also have to make Eidos' Batman game the cover story for that issue. If you can guarantee a 90% score and a front cover, you can run your review earlier. 

This is, sadly, a common practice. I've been made similar offers by other publishers in the past, none of which have particularly interested me. However, the fact that it's Eidos, yet again, that can't cover up its chicanery is hilarious. If Eidos wants to be a corrupt, politicking, shady publisher, that's up to them -- however, they're going to have to learn to get way better at making sure people don't find out about it. 

Eidos, for their part, are denying the allegations, claiming that there is "not one single shred of truth" to the story. Considering the fact they've done it before, coupled with the other fact that it's been done many times in the past by other companies, I don't see why now would be any different from Eidos' usual MO.

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2:00 AM on 07.05.2009

New EGM to invade all of your devices at once

Electronic Gaming Monthly as you knew it may have folded, your subscription turned into Maxim, pictures of Street Fighter’s Ryu now a hot-young-actress-of-the-moment in lingerie. But the magazine (at least in name) is f...

Nick Chester

4:40 PM on 05.21.2009

BioShock 2's Big Daddy design revealed in GamePro

If you loved the first BioShock as much as I did, surely you've been keeping up with the details on BioShock 2. In that case, you'll likely be quite interested in this image on the cover of the July issue of GamePro. The issu...

Colette Bennett