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1:31 PM on 05.21.2008

Videogames to blame for laziness, depression, showing your mother your junk

Sure, we know kids get crazy when they get separated from their videogames, but Chamborg Hecht may be on a whole new level of madness (no doubt inherited). According to, Chamborg's mother Brenda was having problems ...

Colette Bennett

5:55 PM on 05.13.2008

Way to go, advertising 'Thumbcock'

Sony has a history of disturbing ads, but this most recent one may even have the power to usurp the infamous PS3 baby commercial for shock value. An ad agency in Vienna for some reason thought that they would take the shadowe...

Colette Bennett

1:07 PM on 01.08.2008

Predict Britney Spears' death to win a PS3? Also, leave your dignity at the door

You know you can always rely on the internet for all variations of tastelessness, and in this case it doesn't disappoint. When is Britney going to Die basically gives you the option to guess what day Britney Spears will die. ...

Colette Bennett

10:47 AM on 12.31.2007

RIAA: Ripping CDs to your hard disk is illegal

These days, there's little love left for the Recording Industry Association of America. It's understandable that they'd want to clean up music piracy, but they always seem to approach things in the worst way. Now they sa...

Dale North

1:15 AM on 12.20.2007

Teenagers charged in 'Mortal Kombat' tragedy

Oh dear. When the game haters of the world hear about this one, there's going to be a field day to rival the Romans reveling over bloody crucifixions. Apparently on December 6th, 7 year old Zoe Garcia was being watched by her...

Colette Bennett

2:29 PM on 12.14.2007

Rock Band delivery truck hijacked by thieves ready to rock

Christmas is apparently becoming the season for taking, rather than the other way around. In further theft news, in Los Angeles a group of robbers hijacked a truck carrying 1,000 Rock Band bundles and held the driver at gunpo...

Colette Bennett

12:35 PM on 12.14.2007

Wii theft from retirement home proves nothing is sacred

Wii shortages have turned up everything from insanely overpriced auctions on Ebay to lines waiting for retailers' Wii shipments to arrive, but this is some seriously unacceptable news. The folks at the Lilac Plaza Retirement ...

Colette Bennett

12:39 PM on 11.20.2007

Vietnamese kid strangles elderly woman for money to play MMOs

This story is so ill I don't even know where to begin, so I guess I'll spit the facts out first and hopefully the fog in my brain will clear by then. The Vietnamese police have arrested a 13 year old Thai boy for strangling a...

Colette Bennett

10:20 AM on 11.12.2007

Rare: Banjo-Kazooie is definitely not cancelled

Speculation has been running rampant about a high profile Xbox 360 game being thrown on the scrapheap. Speculation, however, isn't fact, and the theories that Rare's new Banjo-Kazooie was the cancelled game have been denied o...

Jim Sterling

11:58 AM on 11.08.2007

Girls, want to beat boys at gaming? Here's a handbook

Wow. Wow. Wow. To drive home how insulting this is, I'm going to reverse the situation: You meander into Barnes and Noble, and whilst perusing the aisles you stumble upon a bright blue book titled "The Boy's Guide To Gam...

Colette Bennett

11:16 AM on 11.01.2007

PS3 ProEvo Soccer locks game disc to online account?

If what Gamespot's review on Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer is true, a copy of the game could never be sold or loaned to another PS3 owner for online play without handing over account details.From the review: It's ...

Dale North

8:06 AM on 10.15.2007

Nintendo's most pompous boast yet: Claims we were bored until the Wii saved us

To say that Nintendo has been smug since the Wii became such a huge success is something of an understatement. The company's press conferences have devolved into long sessions of self-fellatio and big numbers, but it's thanks...

Jim Sterling

4:30 PM on 07.27.2007

Let boobs flounce free!

A recent FileFront editorial treats a topic near and dear to all our hearts -- boobs in video games. However, even though the article's author identifies himself as "someone who enjoys eye candy as much as the next man,&...

Leigh Alexander

7:31 AM on 06.25.2007

Plans to classify gaming addicts as basket cases opposed by experts

A short while ago, I reported that gaming addiction could well be classified as a mental disorder if certain misguided folks had their way. Today however, Reuters relays that not only is the American Psychiatric Associatio...

Jim Sterling

2:02 PM on 06.15.2007

Castlevania movie gets a director

This is my third attempt at writing this story. I hope it works out this time. You see my first two tries went unfinished, as the sheer level of apathy incited by this news caused my fingers to slow to the typing speed of a n...

David Houghton

5:26 PM on 05.30.2007

Capcom sorry for Killer 7 Wii teasing

A very small portion of the internet recently bubbled at the thought of Capcom's demented and abstract piece of videogame surrealism, Killer 7, being remade for the Nintendo Wii. A Wii version of Suda 51's schizophren...

Jim Sterling