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Pour one out for Miitomo, which shuts its doors after today

Miitomo, Nintendo's first smartphone app, is finally closing shop after a little over two years. The app launched with the promise of making your Mii's more interactive and it barely achieved that. While I had some fun with Miitomo, I could...

 
 
 
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Government shutdown halts Pokemon X/Y shipment

The U.S. government shut down is a national embarrassment and a hazard to the lives of millions across the country. National Parks are closed, Federal prison guards are going without pay, Government websites containing sensitive information...

 
 
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A little refresher on the fall of the Dreamcast

As a young 'un, my only experience with the SEGA Dreamcast was with Sonic Adventure at a Target demo station. I was very much an outsider, admiring the machine as it appeared in magazines and on television. I finally picked up a unit three ...

 
 
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Daily Mail claims Sonic made a boy have a heart attack

A 16-year-old boy with Asperger's syndrome and Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome had a heart attack after getting overexcited by Sonic the Hedgehog. The Daily Mail's take on the story? He was, of course, killed by a videogame.  Bri...

 
 
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Ubisoft: ZombiU not profitable, no sequel plans

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has revealed ZombiU made no money, the Wii U launch title failing to become "even close" to profitable. Despite rumors and teasing, it now appears no sequel is on the cards for the foreseeable future. Th...

 
 
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Defense Grid is July's amazing free Xbox Live game

Microsoft made a big deal of its new generous streak at E3, revealing Halo 3 and Assassin's Creed II would be given free to Xbox Live subscribers. It was hardly a drop in the ocean compared to PlayStation Plus, but Microsoft's really settle...

 
 
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PS3 firmware 4.46 is out to fix what 4.45 screwed up

Sony loves releasing firmware more than anything else, but it may have been a bit too eager to thrust firmware 4.45 out of the gate, considering it bricked a load of PS3s. Luckily, your PS3 is not totally ruined, and Sony's got a reason to ...

 
 
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An industry that needs Xbox One DRM is a failed industry

It looks like we're going to do this dance again. So soon. In the wake of Microsoft reversing its Xbox One DRM policies, brave corporate warrior Cliff Bleszinski wasted little time in telling us how this would be a bad thing for the industr...

 
 
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Xbox One is terrible on Google, amazing on Bing

If you type "The Xbox One is" on Google, autocomplete will helpfully offer suggestions based on what the world is saying about it. Right now those suggestions are less than flattering. "The Xbox One is terrible," reads the first item. It's ...

 
 
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Microsoft: Xbox One 'overdelivers value'

Microsoft's Don Mattrick is at it again, defending Xbox One in such a way that ensure I'll never get a vacation if he keeps it up. This time, Lil' Donny claims the Xbox One is cheap at $499, with Microsoft being way too generous with its of...

 
 
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Xbox One has 'single handedly alienated the military'

Regular gamers have expressed quite a bit of upset at Xbox One's ridiculous DRM policies, but nowhere is the disdain more keenly felt -- nor more justified -- than that coming from America's armed services. Considering the troops have a lot...

 
 
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Xbox One kills game ownership, here's what Xbox fans say

Microsoft finally clarified much of its policy on used games and online restrictions with the Xbox One, and the news is grim for those who actually believe in consumer rights. With its new system, Microsoft will take the final step in strip...

 
 
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The Daily Mail's review of The Last of Us is incredible

British tabloid The Daily Mail has a review for The Last of Us, a game enjoying perhaps the most unanimous critical acclaim in videogame history. The Mail, ever a bastion of wisdom and judicious thinking, feels it doesn't need to add t...

 
 
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Microsoft: Xbox One reports 'inaccurate and incomplete'

Microsoft, by way of mouthpiece Major Nelson, has criticized reports on its Xbox One used game policy as "inaccurate and incomplete," seeming to miss the fact they're based entirely on Microsoft's own statements -- which have themselves bee...

 
 
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Jimquisition: Xbox One out of Ten

The Xbox One was revealed this weak to thunderous applause. Oh wait, did we say applause? We meant, farts. Thunderous farts. Speaking of farts, here's a man who loves the smell of his, tearing Microsoft's unified entertainment philosophy t...

 
 
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Wii U owners don't know how to play Super Metroid

If you're a jaded hardcore gamer, and if you've ever complained that the new generation of "dumbed down" console gamers are the bane of life, prepare to feel justified. The arrival of Super Metroid on Wii U demonstrates the depths of mental...

 
 
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Hypocrisy: The Sun calls 3DS the greatest console ever

British tabloid The Sun came out strong against the 3DS when it first launched several years ago, going above and beyond the call of sleazy duty to try and prove it was harmful, disorienting, and unpleasant to use. Today? Today, it's the be...

 
 
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Resident Evil 6 fails to meet sales projections ... again

Capcom originally projected that Resident Evil 6 would sell seven million copies. They revised that number in February to five million, but as of yesterday's financial results Resident Evil 6 fell barely short of the target with sales reach...

 
 
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Dead Space 3 is the latest game to have officially failed

It had co-op and cover-based shooting, but Electronic Arts' flailing attempts to make Dead Space 3 "appeal to a wider audience" apparently failed. Visceral's latest game now joins Tomb Raider, Hitman: Absolution and Resident Evil 6 as the n...

 
 
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JUST STOP IT!

NO! NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!

 
 
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Dead Island Riptide Steam codes unlock Dark Souls

Dead Island Riptide customers in the UK and Nordic regions are discovering that retail PC copies of the game contain the wrong Steam codes. Redeeming these codes will give gamers a copy of Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition instead of the z...

 
 
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You can't view Miiverse on Wii U or 3DS browsers

Nintendo made Miiverse accessible via PC and mobile browsers yesterday, giving you the chance to interact with the (not so wide) Wii U online community while away from your console. But as Nintendo notes at the bottom of the Miiverse page, ...

 
 
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Embracing failure: We're all losers and that's OK

As I was knee deep in the glorious Persona 4: Golden, something curious happened. A heavy 50 hours into the game after something resembling a climax, the game ended. It was an ending that felt hollow, strangely devoid of resolution. Somethi...

 
 
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Star Trek on PC is broken as f*ck!

The latest Star Trek release has its fair share of problems -- chief among them being that it's kind of boring -- but PC users are in for an altogether more shocking problem. The online co-op, arguably the entire point of the game, simply ...

 
 




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Today is my 15th annual 21st anyone else feel depressed on their birthday?

 
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I love you Except for He has failed me in the bedroom for the last Dont let the door hit you in the ass on your way out, Or do: itll be the last time anything Ive touched spanks your

 
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Epics freebies this week are all three Arkham games and all three Lego Batman

 
Xeo

Dealing with financial aid Had to drop a class and my refund is pretty much No Zelda for Xeo this Goddamn incompetence of the office I was dealing with has me wanting to break some Ill just be an adult and fume

 
Neronium

Just submitted my form for Candidacy for my graduate If I get accepted I should graduate next Spring Then the debt must be repaid and that terrifies

 
Churros89

Ancap coworker: I used to like System of a Down until they started putting political stuff in their lyrics

 
NeoTurbo

Mix break room coffee with powdered cream and hot chocolate you have what I like to call A Shitty Mocha

 
medicamecanica

I watched the Death Stranding presentation because ahh Game looks good but there are going to be plenty of people who arent going to like Seems like online will be a huge part of it, for those who dont want that

 
Boxman214

This is a wonderful look back at Links Awakening It does contain So if you somehow dont know the twist for the game, dont watch

 
LaTerry

CTR sure has great online, it definitely doesnt have any really annoying problems that they should be fixing instead of doing things like implementing

 
 

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