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XSEED announces Drill Sergeant Mindstrong for WiiWare

This is a weird one, but it's coming from XSEED so I guess I shouldn't be surprised. Drill Sergeant Mindstrong is a title coming to WiiWare next month. With a militaristic theme, players have to answer questions correctly to keep the sergea...   read

 
 
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YUKE'S announces new downloadable games division called Akinai Games

YUKE’S Company of America has a new division that's going all download now. Called Akinai Games, they will be creating games for WiiWare, Xbox Live, and Sony's PlayStation Network. They're also considering PC and mobile device distrib...   read

 
 
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Atlus lays a subtle smackdown on ESRB leaks

I've said it before, but I'll say it again: God bless the gang at Atlus. While some companies would get all up in arms about the ESRB leaking unreleased information on their website, effectively taking the thunder away from marketing depart...   read

 
 
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You already knew this, but The King of Fighters XII is coming to NA and EU '09

Okay, maybe you didn't know. Now you do. Ignition Entertainment sends us a press release today to say that The King of Fighters XII is coming to North America and Europe some time in 2009. The 3-on-3 fighter has been made extra pretty, wit...   read

 
 
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Sega announces official E3 2008 lineup

E3 08 is so close, yet so far away. I don't know about the rest of you, but I am having an incredibly tough time sitting still from all the excitement and anticipation, and I'm not even at E3.To help pass the time, why not check out Sega's ...   read

 
 
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THIS! IS! SPARTA! I MEAN VEGAS ... This is Vegas, actually

"Open World, Lifestyle Action Experience Allows Players to Fight, Gamble, Drive and Party in the World's Most Decadent City," is how Midway chooses to introduce the world to a new game it is working on called This is Vegas. In thi...   read

 
 
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Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney to hit North American shelves on February 12

If you are a huge Phoenix Wright fanboy like me, you will be very excited to hear that Capcom has just announced the first game in its spin-off series, Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, is scheduled for release in North America on Feb...   read

 
 
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From the Dept. of Vagueness: LucasArts and BioWare announce they're doing stuff

It's early in the morning, so maybe LucasArts and BioWare thought they'd be able to send out a press release that says next to nothing, but we're not having it. The two have announced a partnership that will yield a "ground-breaking in...   read

 
 
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Halo 3 promotion lets you experience the game on an IMAX screen

Unless by some cruel misfortune, you are not only blind, but deaf too, you already know that the Halo 3 marketing blitz is in full effect. You’ve seen the commercials, tried the game’s official beverage, and you've even heard th...   read

 
 
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Select Live Arcade titles get a limited time price drop

The Xbox Live Arcade news just keeps on coming, doesn't it? This Labor Day weekend, 4 XBLA games will receive a 50% off price drop. However, this offer will only be available from 12:00 a.m. GMT on Sunday, Sept 2 through 11: 59 p.m. GMT on...   read

 
 
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Guitar Hero III demo details emerge, two ways to get in on the action

Activision has announced today that anyone who buys the Xbox 360 version of Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground (available October 9th) will be able to play a demo for Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. The songs included in the demo are: &...   read

 
 
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New talent agency for freelance game industry professionals

ITM Creatives is the artistic branch International Talent Management, and they work to connect freelance professionals with the video game, film, and television industries and their new Web site launched today.The site enables producers to ...   read

 
 
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Surprise! 80gb PS3 is available. Bigger suprise: 60gb sales up 113%

You're not suprised, are you. No, we knew this was coming since last month, but now it's official: the new 80gb model of the PS3, packed with the off-road racing game MotorStorm, is now available in retail stores in the United States and Ca...   read

 
 
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Guitar Hero III rocks 11 new tracks

Activision has just released a list of 11 new tracks to the set list of the upcoming Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (which you'll remember we rocked at E3), featuring works from artists like Iron Maiden, Slayer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and...   read

 
 
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Valve and Nexon to bring Counter-Strike to Asia

Valve's Doug Lombardi has dropped us a line announcing plans to bring Counter-Strike to Asian markets, effectively positioning the world's #1 most played online first-person shooter in the most insane competitive gaming circuit in the world...   read

 
 
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Rockstar's Table Tennis coming to Wii, everyone acts suprised as instructed

Rockstar brings us the greatest 'why didn't I think of that' announcement yet: Table Tennis is coming to the Nintendo Wii. The head-slapping, 'duh' announcement of a wiggle wand downgrade port of the Xbox 360 title proba...   read

 
 
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Confirmed: Peter Moore leaving Microsoft, replaced by Don Mattrick

You've doubtless all heard the rumors by now, but we at Destructoid like to wait until we have something tangible before we mash our hands on the keyboards in an attempt to be first with news. That confirmation is now out, with an offic...   read

 
 
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E3 2007: Liveblogging the Midway Press Conference

4:30 PM - We're sitting in a ballroom watching a Chow Yun Fat trailer that rivals any movie in the theater right now. Stranglehold is introduced as Midway's best action game ever made with a demo coming to the 360, PS3, and PC this ...   read

 
 
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E3 2007: 2K Games and 2K Sports reveal E3 line-up, no surprises

As I sit here in the limbo that is known as Denver International Airport, waiting for a plane that will shuttle me off to E3, I'm finding it hard to keep up with all of the stuff that is flooding my inbox today. Among the flurry of pres...   read

 
 
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Oct 1 release for Phantom Hourglass; limited edition stylus with registration

Nintendo is all about filling my mail box with press releases this morning, one of which confirms an October 1, 2007 release date for the highly anticipated Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass for the Nintendo DS. We've been following th...   read

 
 
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The Sims are totally fierce in The Sims 2 H&M Fashion Stuff; Will Wright cries

I remember this one time (last week) that I went into an H&M in my local mall. A piercingly intolerable drum and bass remix of Gwen Stefani's "The Sweet Escape" blared out of the store's hidden speakers. Pictures of ...   read

 
 
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Nintendo to bring Zelda II to VC this Monday; brags about how awesome they are

Just in case you didn't know, Nintendo is totally awesome. They have the fastest selling hand held in the history of portable platforms, their innovative home console is pushing more numbers than any of its competitors, and their dad ca...   read

 
 
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Best Buy to rely on common sense to educate consumers

It looks like the nation's largest consumer electronics retailer thinks that what its customers need more than lower prices is a little bit of common sense on their side. Best Buy recently announced plans to integrate reviews, content d...   read

 
 
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Rockstar is going to re-define a bunch of stuff with Midnight Club: Los Angeles

No doubt inspired by Summa's recent relocation, Rockstar games has announced Midnight Club: Los Angeles for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. There's not much information on the game, as the press release (which you can read after the...   read

 
 
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Condemned 2: Bloodshot announced

Not to be outdone by legions of angry, bloodthirsty critters, Sega also announced Condemned 2: Bloodshot as its follow-up to Criminal Origins, the junkie-slaying Xbox 360 launch title that had early adopters crying themselves to sleep. The ...   read

 
 
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