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Captain Obvious: Movie tie-ins generally a piece of crap

Every now and then, we need somebody to tell us something we already knew, and that somebody right now is Bob Jacob, Cinemaware co-founder. Jacob blames the business model of a licensed game, wherein it has to be rushed to coincide with the...   read

 
 
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More Call of Duty and Guitar Hero coming in 2010

There have been plenty of stories over the years that Captain Obvious has posted, but I feel this might be his greatest achievement. Yes, the power to state the obvious has been granted to Activison and they've used it with great skill. Hol...   read

 
 
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Captain Obvious: Witcher 2 confirmed as a real thing

Yesterday, a video trailer for The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings was leaked online, prompting plenty of speculation and rudderless gossip about a followup to the well regarded PC RPG. Realizing that what has been seen cannot be unseen, devel...   read

 
 
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GameStop holding Madden midnight launch events

For some reason, GameStop has felt the need to announce that its stores will be holding Madden NFL 10 midnight launch events at more than 3,000 of its U.S. locations this Thursday, August 13. Uh, surprise? The retailer is promising &qu...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XIII's release date will be announced shortly

I want to be jaded and scowl every time Square Enix makes some sort of announcement in regards to Final Fantasy XIII, but I have to be honest with myself: ever since that Japanese demo came out and I got to watch some video of it I've been ...   read

 
 
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Too much gaming time may raise kids' blood pressure

Lots of things can raise your blood pressure -- traffic jams, stressful days at work, pictures of mostly naked girls writhing on a bed of cherries. Apparently the latest in this list is videogames, according to a study found over at HealthD...   read

 
 
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Captain Obvious: Wii play healthier than sitting on your ass

Here comes some BREAKING news, folks. Get ready for it: a recent study posted on The Hindu reports that playing games on the Nintendo Wii that require physical movement are better for you than games where you simply sit in front of your com...   read

 
 


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Captain Obvious: No Master Chief in Halo ODST

MTV Multiplayer asked Bungie's Brian Jarrard whether the Master Chief would be making an appearnce in Halo ODST. The answer: No. Duh. ODST takes place on Earth in between the events of Halo 2 and 3. The Chief is off on another Halo in some ...   read

 
 
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Captain Obvious: We'll see Master Chief again, in something

So, yesterday, Captain Obvious and I were kicking it real cool. We played some games and went out for drinks. After half a martini, Obvious was spewing all sorts of hot, insider industry news. He told me that Nintendo will develop another M...   read

 
 
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Captain Obvious: Famitsu Editor-in-Chief thinks Dragon Quest IX will sell

In a brilliant flash of almost Nostradamus-like insight, Famitsu Editor-in-Chief Hirokazu Hamamura has come out and announced that he believes that the upcoming Dragon Quest IX will sell faster than copies of Twilight (yes, it's sickening, ...   read

 
 
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Captain Obvious: Atari will continue selling games to retail

At a recent London event, Atari told MCV that "retail is still a priority," thus the company will continue shipping their games to stores in an attempt to get them in consumers' hands. Awhile back, the publisher was singing a diff...   read

 
 
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Captain Obvious: The games industry rejects conservative notions on videogames

Just thinking about violence in videogames and its social ramifications keeps us warm on those cold, wintry days when GTA IV isn’t blamed for some some tragic circumstance. Thankfully, the pundits in the media, as well as politicians,...   read

 
 
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Shocker! Most people don't like paying $60 for a new videogame

Instead of just sitting around grumbling about not being able to afford all the great releases coming out in the next few months, GameDaily called up some gamers to listen to them grumble about not being able to afford all the great release...   read

 
 
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Captain Obvious: XBLA needs better categorization

In an interview with gameindustry.biz, Proper Games CEO (Flock!) Paddy Sinclair was willing to say aloud what every executive in the industry only whispers in the vast labyrinth of developer-only smoking rooms underneath the Earth. Fully aw...   read

 
 
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Captain Obvious: 'Nothing about Gears of War 2 is family friendly'

A few days ago, we reported that Gears of War 2 would utilize two socially acceptable filters. The first of which would censor out all of the dreadful language that Baird spits out of his colorful mouth. The second filter was the more intri...   read

 
 
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Welcome to two weeks ago: Grand Theft Auto DS will support Wi-fi

We're not sure why this story is blowing up this week, but since it's all the rage, we'll go ahead and report it, too: Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for the Nintendo DS will feature Wi-fi support. The information comes from Ro...   read

 
 
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Captain Obvious: Nintendo doesn't like porn on their Balance Board covers

It seems as though Nintendo isn’t exactly appreciative to the more “artistic” Balance Board covers that have sprung up since the peripheral’s debut. The offensive covers by AMR Racing depicting rebel flags, cannabis,...   read

 
 
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Captain Obvious: Guitar Hero note charts are unnecessarily difficult

Anyone who has made it to the more difficult modes in both Rock Band and the post-Harmonix Guitar Hero games knows that there's a key difference between the titles, and it's not just the shape of the notes.This Captain Obvious report comes ...   read

 
 
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Captain Obvious: Naruto: Rise of a Ninja sequel in development

When Naruto: Rise of a Ninja was released last year for the Xbox 360 I was initially pretty skeptical. After seeing the way the Naruto franchise was being whored out with sequel after sequel -- very quickly becoming the new DBZ in that rega...   read

 
 
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Study shows that gamers are not shy nerds

Though you all were already totally aware, it seems that the rest of the world is finally finding out that their image of the stereotypical gamer is mostly incorrect. Gamers aren't the shy, lonely geeks they think us to be. An Australian st...   read

 
 
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Captain Obvious: Sony admits PSP needs more games

In a shocking blockbuster revelation, SCEA European big guy David Reeves has conceded to gamesindustry.biz that Sony is aware that the PSP needs a bigger game library. Oh David...I never thought I'd see you small and vulnerable like this . ...   read

 
 
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Jane McGonigal thinks that life should be more like a videogame. We're not going to argue.Last week at the South by Southwest Interactive Conference in Austin, McGoingal channeled the powers of Captain Obvious to tell her au...   read

 
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First PS4 rumor points to backwards compatibility

Gamer.tm says that Sony is looking for a software engineer to deal with backward compatibility for both the PS3 and an unnamed next-gen console. Next-gen console, huh? Unless Sony has changed their naming scheme, this would probably be the ...   read

 
 
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Harmonix raises our hopes and crushes them, custom content still unlikely

From the beginning of the meteoric rise in popularity of games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero people have clamored for a way to create and upload their own content. Valiant attempts have been made to fill the user created content shaped voi...   read

 
 
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Perpetual Entertainment bails on Star Trek Online

More news from the world of Captain Obvious and his sidekick, Blatant Bullsh*ttery: Developer Perpetual Entertainment (now renamed P2 Entertainment) has announced they will not continue development on much discussed MMO Star Trek Online. Th...   read

 
 
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