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SC Conviction publicity stunt almost causes a shooting

Auckland, New Zealand's Viaduct Basin, a popular nightlife area, was the site of one of the dumbest publicity stunts ever this past Friday night The New Zealand Herald is reporting. Evidently in promotion of Splinter Cell Conviction a man w...

 
 
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Capcom swiftly denounces anti-Wii comments

Uh oh, sounds like somebody brewed up a PR nightmare. Yesterday, we ran a story on Capcom's Antoine Seux, who said that hardcore gamers had essentially abandoned the Wii and that the future of Capcom was in the PS3 and Xbox 360. The obvious...

 
 
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Matt Hazard will lead to our 2012 demise and other facts

You really ought to commend the folks at Maverick PR (and Vicious Cycle Software) for their work on Matt Hazard. They've done a tremendous job of creating a back-story for the videogame character who's got a fictional past, both in and outs...

 
 
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And now a severed hand: Dante's Inferno PR gets scary

As you may remember, Electronic Arts sent us a $200 check to test our "greed" as a promotion for Visceral Games' Dante's Inferno. And this is what happens when you cash it: EA then sends you a (fake) severed hand in a wooden box, ...

 
 
 
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Once again Germany needs the worlds help

If you've been following my intrepid coverage of the situation in Germany (I've appointed myself Destructoid's German correspondent on weekends) then you know that the German government is attempting to ban the sale and production of violen...

 
 
 
 
 
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Ubisoft: 'Play Haze for yourself'

Time was, when a game got a bad review, the publisher would keep its head down and wait a year or two before releasing a sequel. These days, however, with those in the games industry becoming more vocal, it seems that a high-profile game ca...

 
 
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SNK Playmore story turns crazy: Destructoid finds the sanity

Yesterday I wrote an article about how SNK Playmore was closing its US doors while Ignition US would handle distribution of the company's game. It looked like people would lose jobs, not least Ben Herman, president of SNK Playmore US. It's ...

 
 
 
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Be very afraid: Saw game announced

Back in June, we told you about Brash Entertainment's plans to take on the niche market of movie-based games, and how they had secured the necessary licensing needed to bring favorites such as Saw to the game screen. IGN was lucky enough to...

 
 
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Sony PR boss Dave Karraker's exit interview

We just told you about Sony's PR head Dave Karraker leaving the games industry to get back to the booze business (who wouldn't want to do that?), and now that today is his last day, Next-Gen.biz has a sort of exit interview with him. In his...

 
 
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Marks and Spencer to the Xbox 360: Do not want!

To be honest, Marks & Spencer is known more for giving upper class wannabes a place to shop than providing gaming hardware, but its recent decision to decline sale of the Xbox 360 can be nothing but a damaging blow to Microsoft's alread...

 
 
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Xbox 360 sales drop 60% as Kaz Hirai's pants dampen 80%

It's been a grim few weeks for the Xbox 360. Despite extending the warranty by three years on all red ringed consoles, Microsoft still can't shake the persisting issues with its faulty Xbox 360. To top it all off, like so much whisp...

 
 
 
 
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SCEA denies phase-out, wants to punch Sony Europe

Apparently, Sony Computer Entertainment of America has reacted with a bemused "WTF?" to David Reeves of Sony Europe's assertion that the 60GB PS3 is being liquidated, chalking it up to misinterpretation. A rep for Sony of Amer...

 
 
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Creating fear: the art of Manhunt 2

With the release of Manunt 2 for the PlayStation 2 and the Wii right around the corner, we're only weeks away from a full-on media blast against the videogame industry. With its violent content and subject matter, Rockstar's "m...

 
 
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Sony drops bombs (and employees) like Galvatron

Kotaku has word that between 80 and 100 employees at Sony Computer Entertainment of America's Foster City headquarters were given pink slips earlier today.The layoffs came as a surprise to everyone, aside from all of those people with ...

 
 
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Will MGS4 for the PS3 be delayed?

Look I drink...But I am smart enough to know what the difference between the Easter bunny and Metal Gear Solid 4 on the Playstation 3 is; the Easter bunny actually came this year. The buzz going around the video game watercooler is that MGS...

 
 
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ZOMG!!! M.U.G.E.N.

Look I drink ...... and from time to time this makes me a little late on trends in the world. M.U.G.E.N. is something that I have totally missed the bus on ... by eight full years. No, I am not talking about Honda's tuning division, I a...

 
 
 
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ZOMG!!! Xbox 360 Elite sneak peek

 Look I drink...and from time to time the makes me slow to get out breaking news. You may have seen Kotaku and AOL Joystiq's coverage of the Elite along with everybody else that got one today, but they all seemed to miss a major it...

 
 




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