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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 


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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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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Khalid Eternal Nigh

Yknow, I feel like Love God should have been played by Jack Dont misunderstand, John DiMaggio was fantastic, as always, but it feels written for Even kind of looks like

 
Lawman

Ive gotta say, if Super Mario Maker for 3DS is a poor Super Mario Maker game, then its still one hell of a Super Mario Gonna be sad to finish up the 18 worlds, but its been a fun

 
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Okay guys, I got all the comments (its super stuffed this week) and some commentary, but Im too tired now to come up with anything clever for all the PSX stuff this weekend so Comments of the Week goes up tomorrow!

 
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Encountered Parismio in my game of Let It Killed the shit out of Sorry Thanks for the XP though

 
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Occams

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Fuck you Tapu I whittle your health down to red, paralyze your dumb ass, and still have to use thirty Ultra Balls to get And thats only after you take out my Marowak and I call out my Yeah, I mad

 
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Ahh, the Where looking up something about Ys somehow led me to the Sociosexual behaviour of Bonobos after a few

 

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