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Fair use for video games expanded in the US

Today, the United States Librarian of Congress defined more of what can be considered fair use across various forms of media and devices, including video games. The Librarian clarified that players are allowed to modify their copy of a game...   read

 
 
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Guest Op/Ed: The real sources of unethical videogame journalism

[Note: The Badger could be anyone -- a game developer, a member of the gaming press, even a writer for another game blog. They could be just one person or multiple people. You'll probably never find out who they really are, which is part of...   read

 
 
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Man who got an Xbox One early invited to launch event

It looks like things worked out for Swami, AKA the guy who got an Xbox One early and posted an unboxing video. Not long after detailing his experiences on Twitter, his system was banned from Xbox Live and his video was hit by a copyright c...   read

 
 
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Sundays with Sagat: Sexy meow meow Tetris meow

[Sundays with Sagat is a video series where a man named Sagat talks to you about videogames. This is serious business.] What do Rod Stewart, the Gen-5 Pokemon starters, Tetris wall-decals, Albert Wiskers, Felicia from Darkstalkers, and com...   read

 
 



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E3 10: Slimmer Xbox 360 shipping now for $299

Microsoft just ended its conference on a high note. Don Mattrick showed off the new Xbox 360 hardware, and it's hella shiny. Here's what the slim 360 is packing: 250 GB hard drive, built-in 802.11n wi-fi, and it's supposed to be Kinect read...   read

 
 
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Videogames have no heart, claims Andy Serkis

Andy Serkis -- who became a household name after bringing The Lord of the Rings' Gollum to life -- has criticized games for having no heart. Serkis feels that with games becoming such a huge medium, their storytelling aspects aren't doing e...   read

 
 
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Poetic justice: CNET executive who fired Gerstmann will soon be jobless

“Gerstmann-gate” has become something of a watershed moment in the games journalism industry. Many cynics had assumed that things like that had been occurring for years, but it wasn’t until the end of last November that we...   read

 
 
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Oliver Stone vs. Gamespot in JFG

Remember cashwh0re? Our tribute to great ethics within the video game industry was unfortunately missed by the above video (blasphemy!) but I'll let it slide due to this short trailer's otherwise absolute brilliance. An anonymous awesome pe...   read

 
 
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Clive Barker calls Roger Ebert on his crap

Clive Barker was one of my literary heroes long before he entered the gaming universe. Rarely is such a perverse and twisted individual simultaneously intelligent and beautifully spoken, but Clive's no stranger to this mixture. Not one to t...   read

 
 



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Filthy upskirt action in PS3 golf game

The utter depravity of man consistently abhors me to the point of vomiting, I hope you all understand. I am sickened daily by perverse imagery that finds itself downloaded onto my hard drive through sheer magic and no conscious effort on my...   read

 
 
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The Feds target gaming pirates: walking the plank ensues

As a (not-so) friendly reminder that Uncle Sam still dislikes those that dance around the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, federal customs agents went to town on over 30 businesses and private residences on Wednesday, citing what t...   read

 
 
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Let boobs flounce free!

A recent FileFront editorial treats a topic near and dear to all our hearts -- boobs in video games. However, even though the article's author identifies himself as "someone who enjoys eye candy as much as the next man," he then t...   read

 
 
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Accidental brilliance in Grand Theft Auto: Episode 2

It finally happened; we took back the hood.Grove Street was on the up-and-up now, we rollin' high-style in the mansion with the fancy cars, cuttin' rap albums and livin' da life of a go-getta. CJ looked pimpin' in his tight ...   read

 
 
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Rumor: Midway withholds the games?

While looking around the web, the following blog by 1UP's Andrew Pfister caught my attention. It seems as if Midway was less than amused over the recent "lack of attention" that they've been getting from the guys at 1UP. S...   read

 
 
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Since I have a new phone, I had to do the Steam mobile authenticator thing Thankfully this time my hold is only 3 days before I can use the Market, but its still a terribly-inconvenient

 
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This is some pretty stunning difficulty this early in the game (maybe third or so Guess I get to learn how to beat a really hard boss when Im barely level

 
Mike Martin

Absolutely in love with the atmosphere and setting of We Happy Havent been this into a world since Sir, You Are Being

 
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finally got MRI results! my UCL hung on by a not-complete-tear means no so this cost me a lotta pain, inconvenience, and ~$500 instead of thousands and even longer ill take

 
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That feel when you get TWO Zinogre Jaspers in one hunt!

 
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Well that bitching over Hyper Light Drifter was apparently my 200th There is a Its 2 of Im celebrating with cranberry moonshine and

 
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On a side note, this might be the least interest fall/winter line up Ive seen in a long Anyone feverishly excited for something? Rise of the Tomb Raider on PS4 for and thats a year Whats got you kids hyped?

 
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I done messed I had a chance to buy Hyper Light Drifter for But I missed it, and now Im broke for an indeterminate amount of Sucks, it was in my top 3 most anticipated this 1 being The Witness and 3 being Dark Souls

 
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Shout outs to Hypno Coffin and Malthor for helping me through an entire hunter rank tier!

 
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