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Former Konami employee sues for discrimination

A female ex-Konami employee by the name of Yoko Sekiguchi is apparently suing the publisher for ¥33 million ($344,000) in damages for what she describes as sexual discrimination. In her words, she says that she went on maternity leave l...   read


Marvel Vs Capcom 2 countdown to the inevitable has begun

Every December 31st, people get all excited about counting down to the new year. It's weird; we don't count down the end of every day, or the end of every week, but for some reason people feel that the end of a year is worth getting excited...   read


Ikaruga LOL: Top scoring player on Live hates Xbox 360 port

Ikaruga frightens me. I tried to play it once and it smacked me and told me I am terrible at videogames and also not a very good human being. Other people make Ikaruga bow down to them, and I envy their majesty. One such champion has not on...   read


GDC and DICE join E3's lead and announce future events as invite-only

Non-industry gamers, I'm about to ruin your day, but please don't hold it against me as I'm only doing my job. The news has surfaced that both GDC and DICE are going to go forward with an invite-only system next year to attempt to weed out ...   read


The Making of System Shock 2: we used to walk uphill in the snow to kill monkeys

Normally I wouldn't pimp the work of other sites like this, but Next Gen has a fantastic article up detailing the creation of System Shock 2, the spiritual precursor to everyone's favorite interactive study in Ayn Rand's Objectivism. Of cou...   read


Cinema conventions that have no place in videogaming

These days, we find ourselves in a world where the word “cinematic” is frequently thrown about in relation to videogames. While classic titles like Pac-Man and Donkey Kong represented the fun, unrealistic entries in a new art fo...   read


PAX 2007: The OneUps -- What if George Clinton banged a Famicom?

[Full disclosure time: Since I'm unwilling to fall into the same trap as some people, I should probably preface this by saying that Dale North -- keyboardist for The OneUps -- is one of our writers. Though, if you think my hipster elitism i...   read


BioShock: I think I've been here before

So, like many, I played the unbelievable BioShock demo last night, and was floored. I've never been much of an FPS fan; I've always said it would take a lot to get me really into the genre. But few could argue with me that BioShock definite...   read


Building a better RPG: How Persona 3 will save us all

Quite often these days, we hear it said that “nobody wants to play 60-hour RPGs anymore.” Many of us even say as much ourselves, especially as an entire generation ages and finds itself with less time to pour into protracted e...   read


Persona 3 delayed, Jack melts [UPDATE]

Mr. Crecente's Neighborhood has word that the latest iteration in Atlus' Shin Megami Tensei series, Persona 3, has been delayed only a day before it was scheduled to ship. The delay has been pinned on an error in the manufacturing o...   read



Final Fantasy potions hit Japanese market; why do I want this again?

I like game related merchandise. I can't pretend that I don't get excited when I see Chocobo seat cushions and other such random wackiness. It's so kawaii, after all. But sometimes I feel like there is a strong line between merc...   read


Breaking the fourth wall: where player meets game

Internet surfing can be a surreal, meandering adventure sometimes; personally, I always end up on Wikipedia for a quick look-up, and then end up spending too much time reading articles that link to the articles that link to those that were ...   read


Building a better RPG: Part I

Now's the time in the crazy wedding party in my mind where, after a few frenetic, sweaty rounds of the puff-sleeve Macarena, the DJ gets on the mic and says, "Okay. Let's bring it down now, let's slow it down for a bit.&quo...   read


GameTap is coming to Justin Long ... er ... Macs

Aside from impressing liberal arts majors, traditionally, there has been no reason for a gamer to own a Mac. While Mr. Jobs' sleek machines exude all the hipster appeal of Vice Magazine and Momus albums, they simply do not offer the bro...   read

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