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Guinness 'Guitar Hero Relay Marathon' frightens and confuses

I think it's safe to say that I like to play videogames; I wouldn't be here writing this if I didn't. And I'm all for competition, be it professional first-person shooter play or more casual play in someone's living room. But this internati...   read

 
 
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More painful than dying in a fire: Alvin and the Chipmunks on the Wii

What's harder? (A) Producing a popular cartoon show for nearly 30 years about a trio of fat-faced high-pitched maladjusted chipmunks and their three whiny rodent girlfriends or (B) Producing a single good video game about them? Apparently, ...   read

 
 
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PC World names the most offensive games of 2007

2007 was a banner years for gaming, but that doesn't mean that tripe isn't being turned out at an equal pace. Some crappy games are hilarious though, and I think my world would be a different place without them. PC World has done their roun...   read

 
 
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The Great Retro Quiz! .15: The games of 2007

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday yesterday and the scary red chimney ninja gave you everything you wanted. Wait, what? You asked for a special end of the year Great Retro Quiz and didn’t find one under the tree...   read

 
 
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Rock Band on PS2 hits retail tomorrow

The PlayStation 2 version of Rock Band has shipped and will be up for purchase from your store of choice starting tomorrow. Great news for those of you without a PlayStation 3 or an Xbox 360, right? Sort of.We've already been warned about t...   read

 
 
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Arcade Hits coming to XBL tomorrow, plus a sneak peak at upcoming XBLA games

As most of you already know, the Xbox 360's Fall Dashboard Update hits tomorrow. Included in this update is a new program called Arcade Hits, which allows you to purchase previously released Live Arcade titles at a reduced price. The first ...   read

 
 
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New PS3 commercial features clowns, dog, man with lipstick

I just feel sad about PS3 commercials. I don't want to ridicule them, discuss them with other journalists, contemplate why they aren't great anymore or pen angry letters. I just want them to be good again. I just want to know why they are a...   read

 
 
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Another Xbox 360 backwards compatibility update hits (Don't get your hopes up)

With the latest update to the backwards compatibility list finally here, there are now over 300 orginal Xbox games that'll play nice with your Xbox 360. But unlike the last update, there is a considerably smaller portion of good games.Hones...   read

 
 
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Is this where PS3s are born?

A brand new PlayStation 3 is shiny and impressive when unboxed, and you'd probably never imagine that the slick, gleaming black game console was created in what looks to be an over-packed car garage.We can't be sure if these pictures from a...   read

 
 
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The invisible political commentary of Blacksite: Area 51

The Brainy Gamer (via Electro Lemon) has a very interesting article up discussing the heady ideals of Blacksite: Area 51, Midway's latest attempt to bring the Area 51 label a decent game. By all accounts, the title is but a shallow one abou...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy XIII possibly delayed until 2009

Square recently held their yearly fiscal meeting, which yielded some very distressing news for RPG fans awaiting the newest Final Fantasy with baited breath: The game may not be released until 2009. The trouble seems to revolve around the W...   read

 
 
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The Difficulty Arc: How frustration ruins the gameplay experience

The scenario: You, controller in hands, sitting on the sofa, staring at your television with a mixed expression of frustration and anger. You've hit a point in a game where you can't get any further, you don't want the strategy guide, you d...   read

 
 
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Sony to maintain availibility the 20GB and 60GB PS3s in Japan?

According to Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Kaz Hirai, Sony will be maintaining the availability of the 20GB and 60GB models of the PlayStation 3 in Japan.  1UP has translated an interview with the SCE President from the latest Weekly...   read

 
 
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Harmonix game Phase: The Music is the Game available on iTunes

File this one under "A pleasant surprise, but not quite what I had in mind." Harmonix has released their portable rhythm action game, Phase: The Music is Your Game onto iTunes. The $4.99 iPod game lets you use your own music track...   read

 
 
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Eternal Sonata for PS3 will feature new playable characters

I used to hate the early Xbox years when a title like Silent Hill 2 for PS2 would hit, and then shortly afterwards a version for Xbox with more content would appear. Seems the process is being console reversed now: Eternal Sonata's PS3 inca...   read

 
 
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Wii hard drive dispelled again; asks us to micromanage storage like the iPod

While the meager storage space on the Wii is only mildly annoying for even the most hardcore Nintendo fanboy, the company continues to surprise us by renouncing hard drive peripherals for their console. The debate reminds me of the N64 cart...   read

 
 
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What? No! Why?: Xbox 360 Rock Band's USB hub requires external power

While I'm sure the folks over at the 1UP offices have been enjoying Rock Band, not all is well. You see, the Xbox 360 hardware only has three USB ports, and Rock Band utilizes four USB instruments at once. Harmonix and Electronic Arts have ...   read

 
 
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Want the Guitar Hero wireless bundle? Don't go to Wal-Mart

Forget to make a reservation and find yourself bolting to a 24 hour Wal-Mart at 3 am? Be warned: Reports have been flooding in that Wal-Mart is selling the Guitar Hero 3 bundle with some slight alterations. What kind of alterations, you may...   read

 
 
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Phantasy Star Universe gets expansion in November, no one seems to notice

Ambition of the Illuminus, the upcoming expansion for Phantasy Star Universe, will be available for download via Xbox Live November 20th for $20. However, if you don't have an Xbox and want to play it for PS2 or PC, the retail version will ...   read

 
 
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E For All: Or, I could be masturbating right now

E For All has received a great deal of skeptical feedback since its initial announcement, and as the show date drew closer it became more obvious that the event was not being supported by fans and industry alike. The absence of Sony and Mic...   read

 
 
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It's about time: Our 80GB PS3 Bundle weiner announced!

I'll be the first to say that this was supposed to be a way cooler post.  The original plan was to do a video where we would hand-cut the ballots and put them all in the planters peanut can, shake them up, call out some names to see wh...   read

 
 
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Too Human trailer: This is the generic action we've been waiting for?

I don't know what I was expecting from Too Human, to be honest, but I know I was expecting something a little more than this. For a game that's taken so long to develop and is surrounded by such lofty ideals (not to mention controversy), wh...   read

 
 
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Girl gamers want to raise ... Babyz?

Ubisoft, in an attempt to pacify the market of young girl gamers out there, have created a new line of games called Imagine to cater specifically to said girls. What type of games do young girls want? According to research, it seems they wa...   read

 
 
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Silent Hill Arcade leaves me feeling corpsey

Do you know what I hate, gentle readers? When someone comes along, strips a rich game of its storyline, and makes it into something cheap and easy. Hence my dissatisfaction here about a Silent Hill product. Yeah, the idea of being immersed ...   read

 
 
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Seeds officially changes their name to Platinum Games

Quick recap just in case you don't already know (but I trust most of you Dtoid regulars know quite well), Seeds is a game company made up of several major members of the now-defunct Clover Studios. It seems Seeds has decided to go with an o...   read

 
 
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