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Wii production is coming to a halt

The Wii may have secured a solid lead ahead of the Xbox 360 and PS3 with a tidy 100 million units under its belt, but let's face facts: its time in the sun is over. With the 3DS dominating in Japan and the US and the Wii U needing to be giv...

 
 
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THQ is done, all assets sold off

[Update 2: Certain licenses that weren't sold off may find new digs elsewhere. The WWE series, for instance, could find its way into Take-Two's pockets.] [Update: Vigil Games' lead combat designer, Ben Cureton, decided to write his own lett...

 
 
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End of an Era: PS2 stops shipping in Japan

Sony has ceased shipping of the PlayStation 2 console in Japan this week, bringing an end a 13-year lifespan. Whatever is out there on shelves is what's left. That's it. According to Famitsu, more than 150 million units have ...

 
 
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Nintendo Power sends out farewell letters to subscribers

It's still hard to believe that, after 24 years, Nintendo Power is about to be laid to rest. Even while current and former fans mourn, there are some who are oblivious to the magazine's fate. To bring those folks up to speed, a special good...

 
 
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Live show: Mash Tactics is losing its king, will live on

[Video created by Chill Bro community member Audie] Today on Mash Tactics, Carnage and Wesley are playing Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker from the MGS: HD Collection, but there is more important news to share. On Tuesday's episode of Mash T...

 
 
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Hudson is officially dead on March 1, 2012

[Illustration by Ashley Davis] This is the end, my friends. After the heart-breaking closure of Hudson Soft's North American division last year, tears were shed, but there was still hope that the properties that put the company on the map w...

 
 
 
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Meetup at 4PM for the PAX East group photo!

Today's the day we meetup for the regular group photo! We'll be meeting up at 425 Summer St, on the steps just outside of O'Conners Bar (where we had the Thursday night party with Machinima) at 4:00PM! We'll then be heading to the otherside...

 
 
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Square Enix is ready for the death of consoles

The death knoll of consoles and physical media has been ringing since before this current generation of consoles hit the market. It's a long, slow knoll, but it seems that almost everyone is in agreement that its end is coming. Adding his c...

 
 
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Blockbuster closing 960 stores before end of next year

I remember when I was a teenager I used to go to Blockbuster so many times a week to rent games and anime all the people that worked there knew me by my first name. At one time, it was a truly awesome service, but now that you can just go t...

 
 
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Midway Newcastle reveals Necessary Force with a new trailer

Yesterday, I reported a story from British newspaper The Guardian about Midway Newcastle's two week deadline: if they don't find a buyer by the end of the month, they'll have to close up shop. In that article, the fact that the game Midway ...

 
 
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Sony Online Entertainment jacks out of The Matrix

Everything about The Matrix Online seemed like a great idea, but since most MMO fans seem content to just play World of Warcraft endlessly, it's hard for other MMOs to make waves. Gamespy reported today that SOE's Daniel "Walrus" ...

 
 
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Ex-Ensemble staff form another company, Bonfire Studios

By now, you have probably heard that a new development team, Robot Entertainment, was formed out of the remains of real-time strategy king Ensemble Studios.But wait, there's more: a second company has been created from former Ensemble staff...

 
 
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Ryu goes into retirement: No more Ninja Gaiden, says Itagaki

Savor each sword slash while you can, because you'll be throwing your last shuriken with Ninja Gaiden II.Series maker Tomonobu Itagaki says that Ninja Gaiden II for the Xbox 360 will be the last game in the Ninja Gaiden series. CVG says tha...

 
 
 
 
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This is the end, my only friend: Nintendo drops NES support

After 22 years (24 if you're pedantic and Japanese) the NES is finally being retired by Nintendo. As of October 31st, Nintendo plans to drop support for the ol' girl, wreaking havoc with the plans of twenty-something nostalgists the world o...

 
 




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Flanx

Ill admit, this idea was funnier in my

 
CaimDark Reloaded

Gee, I wonder if theres a boss just beyond that

 
Fuzunga

It was time for Thomas to He had seen

 
PatBateman17

It’s been a while since I watched an irredeemably terrible movie, but Melissa McCarthy’s “Life of the Party” was I can’t remember seeing such an unfunny “comedy” in a really long Avoid at all costs!

 
NeoTurbo

Okay so my stream for today is going to have to be Between an internet tech Im waiting for and some cleaning I gotta do for tonight, itll be easier for Sorry if thats annoying to anyone!

 
Gummypuss

Man why did tsa have to blow? The story the bosses Strikes Back and New Jeane (Unholy mixture of Gumball Popuko and Conker) were great but its like the devs just looked at the nuts n bolts op oversimplification of banjo and did that to no more

 
Dangus Taargus

How is Tales of The Abyss for 3DS? Im thinking of mopping up some of the retail only 3DS games I still havent played, but was only somewhat interested in, or hadnt Ive only played the GameCube one,

 
Nathan D

Oh man, the soundtracks really good too, and this is just the theme to the first I seriously got chills at around Welcome back, Ace

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

*Jumping Around intensifies*

 
 

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