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Deck the halls and then watch team Rainbow knock them down

Ubisoft is jumping on the Christmas gaming event bandwagon by giving players the chance to earn some festive gear in Rainbow Six Siege. From the looks of it, this all involves using Uplay's built-in challenge system to fill in some progress...

 
 
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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn gets an Emmy nomination

I don't care if you like Halo 4, or any game in the series for that matter. Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn is far and away the best example of how to adapt a videogame franchise to a live-action setting. I watched it expecting little more than a...

 
 
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John Stossel wins the violent videogames argument

It's not every day that you can say a Fox News personality makes a rational argument regarding any of today's hottest trends and hobbies, but stranger things have happened. In a recent segment of his talk show, John Stossel speaks to Frank...

 
 
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Wii U v3.0.0 update is live! OMG NO MORE OVERSCAN!!!

The Wii U version 3.0.0 update went live a short while ago, introducing a host of fixes and other significant tweaks. Of all the new features introduced, the one I'm most excited about is NO MORE OVERSCAN!!! WOOOOOOO! That may sound like su...

 
 
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YES! Shin Megami Tensei IV confirmed for North America

This is NOT AN APRIL FOOL'S DAY JOKE. Repeat: This is not an April Fool's Day Joke. If it was, faces would be bloodied. Atlus has confirmed with us that the next game in the Shin Megami Tensei role-playing game series is finally coming our ...

 
 
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Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate WILL have cross-region play

I know many a MonHun fan was all grumpy-faced when Capcom confirmed that Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on Wii U would have region-locked servers. Sure, the original Wii version was likewise segregated, but there was still hope that Capcom would...

 
 
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Mario & Luigi: Dream Team coming this summer

The "Ear of Luigi" continues! This summer, a new entry in the Mario & Luigi RPG series will head towards the 3DS. Mario & Luigi: Dream Team will put the green second banana into the limelight, as Mario will be invading his brother's...

 
 
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Yeah, boi! Nintendo Force subscriptions are live

The premier issue of Nintendo Force magazine went on sale on January 11, 2013. How did this new fan-driven venture fare in its first month? Pretty well, actually! It's been sitting pretty in the top spot of the MagCloud shop for some time n...

 
 
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Ni no Kuni is #1 in the UK, sold out in many shops

I guess a lot of grown-up "mature" gamers, who complained that Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch was too "kiddy," were blowing smoke out their asses and bought the Level-5 RPG anyway. According to GfK Chart-Track's UK Top 40, Ni no Kuni ...

 
 
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Whoa! A gun violence talk that does NOT blame games!

It might be easy to label all major news pundits as being dangerously ignorant of videogames, especially when it concerns sexual or violent content. However, we ought to know better than to paint everyone with the same broad brush strokes. ...

 
 
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Pikachu 3DS XL coming to Chile, US might be next

Nintendo has been very selfish, hoarding all those lovely special edition 3DS models in Japan and not even giving Americans a goddamn black XL. But every once in a while, Nintendo will surprise us with an act of kindness that makes you say,...

 
 
 
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Zero Escape writer talks early third game details

["K and Rabbit Zero" by Fuju] [Update: Seriously guys? Complaining that news of the hero from the first game returning for the third game is a spoiler? I don't think you know what a spoiler is.] If you've played through Zero Escape: Virtue'...

 
 
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Ol' Grunkle Miyamoto turns 60 today

And he doesn't look a a day over 50! How does he manage to stay so young? There are many notable game developers who have influenced the course of the industry, but arguably none are more well-known and beloved than Shigeru Miyamoto. Even t...

 
 
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Shantae and the Pirate's Curse coming to 3DS eShop

What? WHAT? WHAAAAT!? WHAAAAAAAAAAAT!? Suck it down! That's what I'm talkin' 'bout! Hell yeah! The cover of November's Nintendo Power features our half-genie starlet in full pirate garb, teaming up with her archnemesis Risky Boots for as of...

 
 
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Google celebrates Little Nemo's 107th birthday

The first installment of Winsor McCay's influential Little Nemo in Slumberland strip was published in the New York Herald on October 15, 1905. To celebrate the comic's 107th birthday, Google has created an interactive Doodle entitled "Littl...

 
 
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Retro City Rampage is out October 9 on PS3, Vita, and PC

Retro City Rampage. October 9, 2012. PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PC. You read that correctly. Brian Provinciano's NES-style Grand Theft Auto parody has been cooking for just over a decade, and when it missed its proposed May release ea...

 
 
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OC ReMix's FF6 Kickstarter brought back from the grave

We didn't report on it originally because we didn't want to jump the gun on any new developments, but OverClocked ReMix's Final Fantasy VI album Kickstarter was shut down a while back, way after it had blown past its target goal. Apparently...

 
 
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La-Mulana IS coming to WiiWare after all on September 20!

Good things come to those who wait! When Nicalis decided that it would not be publishing the WiiWare version of La-Mulana, it felt like a bitter end to an extensive but ultimately fruitless dev cycle. It was eventually released on PC, but m...

 
 
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Fifty Shades of Grey got b*tch slapped by Hyrule Historia

Who says there's no justice in the world? Just yesterday, we learned that the highly demanded Zelda bible Hyrule Historia is being localized for the US, UK, Australia, and certain other parts of Europe. I originally used the world "bible" b...

 
 
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Ultimate Zelda bible Hyrule Historia will come to the US

[Update: The book is also coming to Australia, UK, and other parts of Europe.] Hyrule Historia is basically the Holy Bible of the Zelda universe. Not only is it jam-packed with concept art and never-before-heard secrets, it also resolves th...

 
 
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Ecco the Dolphin celebrates 20 years of aquatic majesty!

[Header by Ashley Davis] Every other videogame franchise seems to be celebrating a major anniversary lately. However, there's one little series that seems to have slipped everyone's mind. Everyone except Dtoider TheManchild, whose retrospec...

 
 
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A contemplative E3 retrospective with I-Mockery's RoG

Roger "RoG" Barr -- founder of I-Mockery, co-developer of Abobo's Big Adventure, and typewriter jockey at The Behemoth -- was in attendance at E3 2012, drinking in the sights and meeting a host of colorful people. He fortunately captured t...

 
 
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OH MY GLOB! WayForward is making Adventure Time for DS!

I'VE SOILED MY TUNIC! COMPLETELY BY CHOICE! That's right! You heard me! WayForward will be making a game based on Cartoon Network's Adventure Time, and I couldn't possibly be any happier! This is, like, the perfect marriage ever! Series cre...

 
 
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Ace Attorney film to premiere at Cali's AM2 convention

["Phoenix X Edgeworth" by GyakuSaiLove] Want to catch one of the first US premiers of Takashi Miike's Ace Attorney movie? Then you're going to want to hop on a plane and fly to Anaheim, California, this summer. During the Animation, Manga, ...

 
 




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