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Wii production is coming to a halt

The Wii may have secured a solid lead ahead of the Xbox 360 and PS3 with a tidy 100 million units under its belt, but let's face facts: its time in the sun is over. With the 3DS dominating in Japan and the US and the Wii U needing to be giv...   read

 
 
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THQ is done, all assets sold off

[Update 2: Certain licenses that weren't sold off may find new digs elsewhere. The WWE series, for instance, could find its way into Take-Two's pockets.] [Update: Vigil Games' lead combat designer, Ben Cureton, decided to write his own lett...   read

 
 
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End of an Era: PS2 stops shipping in Japan

Sony has ceased shipping of the PlayStation 2 console in Japan this week, bringing an end a 13-year lifespan. Whatever is out there on shelves is what's left. That's it. According to Famitsu, more than 150 million units have ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Power sends out farewell letters to subscribers

It's still hard to believe that, after 24 years, Nintendo Power is about to be laid to rest. Even while current and former fans mourn, there are some who are oblivious to the magazine's fate. To bring those folks up to speed, a special good...   read

 
 
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Live show: Mash Tactics is losing its king, will live on

[Video created by Chill Bro community member Audie] Today on Mash Tactics, Carnage and Wesley are playing Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker from the MGS: HD Collection, but there is more important news to share. On Tuesday's episode of Mash T...   read

 
 
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Hudson is officially dead on March 1, 2012

[Illustration by Ashley Davis] This is the end, my friends. After the heart-breaking closure of Hudson Soft's North American division last year, tears were shed, but there was still hope that the properties that put the company on the map w...   read

 
 
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EA Sports helping the Earth, ditches printed manuals

The days of the printed instruction manual may be numbered. EA Sports has joined the likes of Ubisoft in ditching printed manuals altogether, the publisher has confirmed.   read

 
 
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Meetup at 4PM for the PAX East group photo!

Today's the day we meetup for the regular group photo! We'll be meeting up at 425 Summer St, on the steps just outside of O'Conners Bar (where we had the Thursday night party with Machinima) at 4:00PM! We'll then be heading to the otherside...   read

 
 
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Square Enix is ready for the death of consoles

The death knoll of consoles and physical media has been ringing since before this current generation of consoles hit the market. It's a long, slow knoll, but it seems that almost everyone is in agreement that its end is coming. Adding his c...   read

 
 
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Blockbuster closing 960 stores before end of next year

I remember when I was a teenager I used to go to Blockbuster so many times a week to rent games and anime all the people that worked there knew me by my first name. At one time, it was a truly awesome service, but now that you can just go t...   read

 
 


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Midway Newcastle reveals Necessary Force with a new trailer

Yesterday, I reported a story from British newspaper The Guardian about Midway Newcastle's two week deadline: if they don't find a buyer by the end of the month, they'll have to close up shop. In that article, the fact that the game Midway ...   read

 
 
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Sony Online Entertainment jacks out of The Matrix

Everything about The Matrix Online seemed like a great idea, but since most MMO fans seem content to just play World of Warcraft endlessly, it's hard for other MMOs to make waves. Gamespy reported today that SOE's Daniel "Walrus" ...   read

 
 
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Ex-Ensemble staff form another company, Bonfire Studios

By now, you have probably heard that a new development team, Robot Entertainment, was formed out of the remains of real-time strategy king Ensemble Studios.But wait, there's more: a second company has been created from former Ensemble staff...   read

 
 
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Ryu goes into retirement: No more Ninja Gaiden, says Itagaki

Savor each sword slash while you can, because you'll be throwing your last shuriken with Ninja Gaiden II.Series maker Tomonobu Itagaki says that Ninja Gaiden II for the Xbox 360 will be the last game in the Ninja Gaiden series. CVG says tha...   read

 
 
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Michael Pachter: give us a price cut, and unbundle Wii Sports (wrong!)

Nintendo is very much on top of their game, but that hasn't stopped some analysts from giving their opinions on how they could do it better. The current tidbit of advice comes from none other than Michael Pachter, whose latest idea to keep ...   read

 
 
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According to at least one guy at EA, you can have too much variety

According to EA's head of international publishing, Gerhard Florin, we would all be better off with one unified gaming platform -- as opposed to the multitude of consoles and handhelds that currently vie for our attention. Speaking with the...   read

 
 
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This is the end, my only friend: Nintendo drops NES support

After 22 years (24 if you're pedantic and Japanese) the NES is finally being retired by Nintendo. As of October 31st, Nintendo plans to drop support for the ol' girl, wreaking havoc with the plans of twenty-something nostalgists the world o...   read

 
 
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