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Sometimes, the enemy makes the game

[There are not many feelings in this world, besides sex, that are as satisfying as besting an enemy that genuinely tests your skill. When you come out on top, you feel like a total badass. Not because it was easy but because it wasn’t...

 
 
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Friday Night Fights - Stick Fighting

EDF and Helldivers all in one week. Wow. So much awesome it must be my birfday. But it's not. It's Christmas time stupid. My birthday was in October and none of you said shit. This is why we have ants.  So we find ourselves at the end ...

 
 
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Voice of PaRappa the Rapper petitions for a sequel

PaRappa the Rapper needs the world, and the world needs PaRappa the Rapper. A piddling two games is not enough for the floppy-eared dog, and no one feels that more strongly than the man behind the dog: Dred Foxx. Foxx recently reprised his ...

 
 
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How moderated is Miiverse? It's a police state! (Update)

[Update: It seems Nintendo has given the deleted post in question further review and decided that it was okay.  "We have checked the reported content and determined that it is not in violation of the Miiverse Code of Conduct," reads th...

 
 
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Notch: EA is methodically destroying gaming

Minecraft developer Markus "Notch" Persson is angry at Electronic Arts for exploiting the concept of the indie bundle, expressing his distaste for the company's self-made association with independent developers. According to the beloved ind...

 
 
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Protesters plan day-long blackout of Modern Warfare 3

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 players, angry at the lack of post-launch support, are planning a day-long blackout of the game in hopes that their concerns will be addressed. The plan was revealed in a Youtube video, along with a detailed l...

 
 
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You can still earn Trophies on pre-owned PS Vita games

Sony is trying all it can to combat used sales of PS Vita games. A few SCEA-published titles are already rocking online passes, but there's a more insidious trick that I didn't even know existed -- Vita carts that save data to the...

 
 
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18 senators oppose PIPA, hearings for SOPA in February

Despite cynicism and criticism from some corners of the Web, one can safely say that yesterday's blackout protests against SOPA and PIPA were highly successful. A number of news outlets around the world finally started covering these bills ...

 
 
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Dark Souls PC petition boasts over 48,000 signatures

Last week, we brought word of a petition asking Namco Bandai to release Dark Souls on PC. At last count, there were 13,000 signatures. Now, there are over 48,000 and the number keeps climbing. Just two hours ago (at the time of writing), th...

 
 
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EA's Origin may be glorified Spyware, causes mass upset

In case you hadn't heard already, Electronic Arts' Origin is more than just a petty attempt to undermine Steam. It's an insidious petty attempt to undermine Steam. The service has upset gamers since it reserves the right to act li...

 
 
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Game devs blame Nintendo (and Apple) for ruining games

While GDC is often a place to celebrate videogames, there's plenty of room for complaining, too. Nintendo and Apple were both targets throughout the show, as a number of game devs slammed their business practices and the way they've helped ...

 
 
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Judge lets Sony unmask anyone who visited PS3 hack site

If you live in San Francisco and you visited George Hotz's website between January 2009 and now, you might be in in Sony's headlights. A federal magistrate has given Sony the power to expose anybody who patronized the PS3 jailbreak site.&nb...

 
 
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Group boycotts 3DS over human rights abuses (update)

[Update: Matt Brown, associate director of communications, has stated that the Enough Project does not sanction this boycott: We at Enough have never advocated for a boycott of electronics, so this is a misrepresentation of our views. ...

 
 
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Awakened: Who Do You Want To Be?

Awakened has caught some eyes since Phosphor Games rose from the ashes of Midway and turned a canceled game into a living, breathing project. The game is about creating your own protagonist with unique super powers, and it's already capture...

 
 
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The second American revolution is Homefront

That's what this new trailer from THQ claims. Works for me. I really hope Homefront winds up delivering. There is something that appeals to me deeply about a game set in an occupied United States, as I don't think it has been done before. ...

 
 
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EA zings Activision over Infinity Ward lawsuit

Activision seems to spend more time in a courtroom than it does anywhere else these days. As the evil publisher continues its bitter legal brawl with ex-Infinity Ward heads Jason West and Vince Zampella, the rest of us are wondering exactly...

 
 
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FINALLY: UK game industry getting tax relief!

After what has felt like forever, British chancellor Alistair Darling has finally revealed that the government will adopt TIGA's tax relief plan for UK game developers, giving them incentives that other media have enjoyed for year...

 
 
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The joys of being a videogame reviewer

Nothing gives me more joy than this job. It's a dream career, albeit a fairly ludicrous one. You mean, somebody pays me to tell other people what I think about videogames? That's the stupidest job in the world! Nobody is more happy to confe...

 
 
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Crytek UK files 'Self Defense' trademark

Really now, how many different ways can Crytek UK (former makers of TimeSplitters) go with a trademark for something called Self Defense? The way I envision it, the game can be a one-versus-many story about a badass action hero, or it can b...

 
 
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Hey Microsoft, Poland doesn't like you anymore

You know how annoying it is when Xbox Live goes down? Well, imagine if the downtime lasted six years. In fact, imagine never getting Xbox Live at all. To some of you, that sounds like a blessing, but angry Xbox 360 owners in Poland aren't t...

 
 
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Alan Wake PC petition has a buggerload of signatures

If there's one thing PC gamers are good at, its petitions. The computer crowd will get up in arms over everything, but at least this time the cause is somewhat righteous. Microsoft recently revealed that Alan Wake, for the most ludicrous of...

 
 
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Analyst: Electronic Arts is a 'serial over-promiser'

Electronic Arts has once again proven to not be a favorite with analysts, coming under fire yet again following its recent financial call. Seeking Alpha's David Gibbs has called the company a "serial over-promiser" and claimed that its rece...

 
 
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Aksys Games' anti-piracy video will show you the light

The nature of this post will undoubtedly raise awareness of BlazBlue: Continuum Shift's existence on the torrent sites, which is a bummer, no question. But Aksys Games' anti-piracy parody video doesn't have enough views for the amount of w...

 
 
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1C predicts an all-digital future for PC games in 2011

1C international publishing director Darryl Still is a man who's not afraid to stick with a date. He sees the beginning of 2011 as the age of digital distribution for PC gaming. Speaking with MCV, he gave the prediction, saying "PC games wi...

 
 
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Street Fighter: The movie: The music video

TheSwitcher is a YouTube user known for showing the stupidest parts to videogame cartoons. We've featured his work before and his latest project mashes up the Street Fighter movie with the Team America "America, Fuck Yeah" song. It isn't u...

 
 




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Mike Sounders

Today I learned that I am younger than Thought it was the other way around

 
Adzuken

My blogs got a fresh review of the Onimusha: Warlords This was actually the first time I played the game, as mine was a Gamecube

 
JcDent

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Neronium

FedEx is One second it looks like my package is gonna get here today, and next thing you know its suddenly way up North for no

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

So I checked my bank account again today, and it turns out that in addition to my tax return, Im getting that big sales bonus from work on top of it, almost doubling what Ill have!

 
Riff Raff

In the rare case someone wonders why Im a lot less active for the next few weeks, I leave tomorrow to go traveling in India in some areas with very spotty/no Ill be sure to check in occasionally with a :)

 
Kerrik52

My sleep experiment went I felt like at least a thousand bucks this Yall should try

 
Zalno

Hey, guess what updates finally available on my phone? And guess what Ill be doing all day today?

 
Seymour

For a second (or more) Personally, this has saved me some good Also, was away AGAIN because my abdominal pains came back Hope ya boy doesnt have an ulcer :(

 
JcDent

Funny how these things keep happening

 
 

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