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Perpetual Entertainment bails on Star Trek Online

More news from the world of Captain Obvious and his sidekick, Blatant Bullsh*ttery: Developer Perpetual Entertainment (now renamed P2 Entertainment) has announced they will not continue development on much discussed MMO Star Trek Online. Th...

 
 
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Microsoft explains Live outage causes

Over at CES, Microsoft representative Albert Penello confirmed the suspicions held by most folks able to perform basic deductive reasoning; namely that recent Live downtime and connectivity issues were largely caused by a massive surge in X...

 
 
 
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Captain Obvious: Brain Training DS does not improve cognition

I doubt the scores of wailing Japanese that buy these games and their hundreds of knock-offs will care one whit about this news, but science doesn't lie. Despite celebrity endorsements suggesting otherwise, theyre is no hard proof that the ...

 
 
 
 
 
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Captain Obvious: Parents frequently bungle game gifts

My mother, without fail, would ask me to make my Christmas list every year. Like clockwork, she'd take it, go shopping, and more or less ignore it. I think it took a fit of hysterics at age seven or so to get her to finally listen to me. To...

 
 
 
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Obvious: Unreal Engine 4.0 in development

During yesterday's tour of Epic Games' beautiful Cary, North Carolina offices, producer Jeff Morris showed us a few things. Epic's gorgeous mo-cap room; Epic's outdoor basketball court; Epic's break room; Epic's bathrooms. Morris also gave ...

 
 
 
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You can do it, put your back into it

When I'm not quoting Ice Cube, I'm busy playing video games, much like many of you. I'll be honest: my back and neck hurt like nobody's business after long gaming sessions. It may seem like a job for our very own Captain Obvious to tell you...

 
 
 
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Big shocker: Europe gets no Xbox 360 price cut

It didn't really come as a surprise when Microsoft announced an Xbox 360 price drop for this Wednesday and it should come as even less of a surprise to learn that once again Europe is left out in the cold. Talking to IGN, Microsoft gave a c...

 
 
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Captain Obvious: Gamers do less homework

So it turns out that gamers do less homework than non-gamers? No sh*t, Sherlock. We needed a study to tell us this? The Universities of Michigan and Texas-Austin studied 1,500 children ages 10-19 to find these unimaginable results. It turn...

 
 
 
 
 
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XBL bannings already getting worked around

Well, we knew it would happen eventually, but modders are already finding exploits to get themselves around Microsoft's recent banning spree. Utilizing firmware modifications, those sick and corrupt mod fiends are claiming to be able to...

 
 
 
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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...

 
 
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Captain Obvious: Sony profits fall

In the most obvious story since the invention of the word obvious, Sony announced today that their operating profits have fell a shareholder-jumping 68% for the financial year. But, we all knew that would happen. Sony already said they'...

 
 
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Tony Hawk's Proving Ground induces deja vu

When the new issue of GamePro hits the stands on May 15th, it's guaranteed to contain more ProTips than you can shake a stick at (like, "Press start to pause the game," for example). It will also be the first time Activision&#...

 
 
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Captain Obvious: Expect Spore delays

Whether you fully realize it or not, Will Wright's Spore is a highly ambitious project that for most of us who have seen and heard it on several occasions, think it may never even see the light of day because it's so out there. Yo...

 
 
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Captain Obvious: Vanguard is tanking

Speaking of MMO's, Colette, have I got a story for you! If I may speak bluntly, and I shall, it seems as no surprise that SOE's Vanguard: Saga of Heroes is not doing well. Or in their words: "...right now Vanguard is doing de...

 
 




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