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Square Enix's history-changing, mindblowing announcement

Square Enix has spent the last week hyping up a massive announcement, and when we say hype, we mean it. The Japanese publisher went so far as to say that this announcement would alter the course of Japanese history. The almighty revelation,...   read

 
 
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E3 2010... here we come!

If you've been following me on Twitter, you may know that I'm making my home in Los Angeles this week for a weeklong Pre-E3 Game Critics event, as one of the judges for the show. The grueling five day marathon of meetings with the industry'...   read

 
 
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Brink AI allegedly indistinguishable from human players

We've heard countless boasts about powerful AI in videogames over the years, and they have always turned out to be total bunk. Nevertheless, Splash Damage has decided to convince us that one of gaming's most repeated lies is actually true t...   read

 
 
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Greenberg: Natal will sell 'millions and millions'

Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg isn't shy about his opinion when it comes to Project Natal. In fact, the company's attempt to grab a slice of the casual market is being hyped to the Moon, so much so that Greenberg believes it will sell millions...   read

 
 
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Saints Row 3 is 'mindblowing'

THQ doesn't mince its words. The publisher will be rolling out promotion for Saints Row 3 this year, and the hype has already started, with "mindblowing" being the watch-word for this upcoming sandbox sequel. Not that THQ wants to overstate...   read

 
 
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Valve: Portal 2 is our best game ever

Half-Life 2? Rubbish. Left 4 Dead? A stain on the history of videogames. Valve has declared that Portal 2 is its greatest triumph yet, even though it's not even finished. Speaking with 1UP, Gabe Newell stated that it's "pretty clear" to his...   read

 
 
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Sony: Heavy Rain will sell well, is totally unique

SCEA president Jack Tretton believes Heavy Rain will sell very well indeed. He also believes that Heavy Rain is completely new and unique, so maybe his opinions shouldn't be taken completely to heart.  "I spent 25 years in this industr...   read

 
 
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Peter Molyneux has 'learnt lesson' about over-promising

Pathological promiser Peter Molyneux has promised that he's learned his lesson about over-promising. The brain behind Fable III is famous for building up exaggerated hype over each of his games. He's also well known for promising that he's ...   read

 
 
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Checking out Final Fantasy XIII 360 on a party bus

Lucky enough to live on best West Coast, I'm privy to all sorts of videogames and fun stuff, connections with a website notwithstanding. One such experience is actually the Final Fantasy XIII bus, which Dale mentioned earlier this week. Wit...   read

 
 
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Sonic's the only playable Project Needlemouse character

Everybody act surprised! Earlier this week, Sega teased us with a list of potential playable characters in its upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog reboot, codenamed Project Needlemouse. As we, and likely the world, predicted, the whole thing was me...   read

 
 
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Sony: MAG is a 'statement of intent' for FPS fans

With God of War III and Heavy Rain set for release over the coming months, it can be easy to forget that Zipper Interactive has a pretty big game of its own headed to the PlayStation 3. That game is MAG, the highly ambitious 256-player FPS ...   read

 
 
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CES 2010: Heavy Rain 'blows Uncharted 2 away'

Not that Sony representatives are fans of hype or anything, but an excited PR man seemed so thrilled with Heavy Rain that he made one of the boldest statements we've ever heard, claiming that Heavy Rain is graphically superior to the curren...   read

 
 
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Sony: God of War III 'set apart' from other modern games

Sony is loading the hype cannons and preparing for a full assault with God of War III, and who can really blame them? As Kratos gears up for an all-new adventure, Sony product manager Claire Backhouse has sprayed her PR juice in the faces o...   read

 
 
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OnLive could be on cell phones as well

OnLive has been promising a lot since it made such a splash at E3. We've had some time with the guys behind it and are still unsure that it can deliver on all its amazing promises. Every game, any time, everywhere no matter what your intern...   read

 
 
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Ex-Dtoid editor has the touch, makes me want Epic Mickey

David Houghton is one of my favorite videomgame journalists; he's got an great analytical eye, and he knows how to express his excitement without coming off as insincere. It figures that he would be the one to make me interested in Epic Mic...   read

 
 
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Infinity Ward vaguely teases Modern Warfare 2 surprises

As with any good game that, y'know, has an interesting storyline, there's always something we don't find out about until we play the full game for ourselves. Whether that is a plot twist, an epic set piece, or a new form of gameplay, it doe...   read

 
 
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Lionhead Studios site updates recap

Ever since Thursday the Lionhead Studios website has been updating with a very interesting countdown. Each day the site has updated with a new historical figure on its entrance page and a quote from that figure. Those going to the site coul...   read

 
 
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BioShock team getting ambitious

It's an all too common story in the world of gaming. A great development team creates an amazing game and a franchise is born and moved over to a different development team, which often results in a whole lot less amazement. Of course, from...   read

 
 
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MS: Project Natal to feel like 'a new generation' in 2010

Microsoft isn't afraid of hyping the everliving crap out of its sure-to-be-disappointing "wave your arms like a stupid dick" toy. The company is continuing to make Natal sound like the launch of a brand new system, and Microsoft G...   read

 
 
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Jack Black explains the history of the battleaxe

Man, there's really been a ton of content coming out on Brütal Legend as they ramp up hype some three months before the scheduled release of the game. And, hey, here's more of it!In this short video, Jack Black does that thing that he ...   read

 
 
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NBA Live 10 will improve, dev promises

Samit hat go!If I were to tell you that I had played a basketball game since NBA Jam I would be lying to your face (through the internet). That won't stop me from taking other people's opinions and writing about modern basketball videogames...   read

 
 
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Massive Action Game 'only possible' on PlayStation 3

It is my sincere hope that if I run enough of these "Game X is only possible on PS3" stories, gamers will get so annoyed that they will eventually rise up and murder those who keep saying "Game X is only possible on PS3."...   read

 
 
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Capcom hyper hyping: More (and better) HD remakes on the way

In a recent chat with Videogamer.com, Capcom's Vice President of business development and strategic planning, (that's VPOBDASP for short), Christian Svensson (CS for short, presumably), said the company had plenty more where Super Street Fi...   read

 
 
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Killzone 2 devs talk about unrealistic expectations

In the future, hype's Dictionary definition could be replaced with a box shot of Killzone 2, and I'm pretty sure we'd all get the idea. There is no denying that the pressure is on for Guerrilla and its big PS3 exclusive, which launches at t...   read

 
 
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New Alan Wake details are not details

Once again, it's time for us to talk about the game that has a ridiculous amount of hype surrounding it, even though nobody knows what it is, Alan Wake. Developer Remedy Entertainment is keeping the hype fire stoked by pulling one of the ol...   read

 
 
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Fenriff

I find it interesting that when Aliens: Colonial Marines was falsely advertised the news was filled with people calling it out, but with No Mans Sky its written off as overhype and people are being told to just get over

 
Madoka Malika

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KnickKnackMyWack

Now and again I see people compare the releases of No Mans Sky and Federation Whats worse to you? A game riddled with false advertising and PC performance controversy or a spin-off release for a dormant but trendsetting franchise? Thoughts?

 
Torchman

Good news: Astro Boy game has great music Bad news: The AI broke itself in the easy mission due to nuking the

 
wutangclam

#confessiontoid - I have accidentally opened skype each of the three times I tried to log into

 
Dr Scoobie

So, I just bought the Capcom humble And I have plenty of games to give away! Im sort of reaching my limit here so BEHOLD! Wednesdays giveaway! (Im a bit drunk) Anyway, ask for anything in this bundle and Ill give you the

 
Deadgar64

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gajknight

Firewatch is a bloody fantastic So beautiful and The way the story twists and turns and makes you super paranoid is And that just I feel like shit in the best possible Go play it

 
Sarah Jane Farron

Today was good! Visited a friend, made progress in a light gun game and explored a collection of Wii Homebrew games I have We found a gem! Im also now maybe considering applying for a provisional license and getting driving Not

 
Sailor Zebes

Although Im always on the lookout for waifus (and am open to suggestions!), I often come back to this #wallpapertoid

 

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