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Nintendo announces another “third pillar” – the DSi

Posted by inpheaux on October 2nd, 2008 at 2:14 am

Last week the Nikkei wire leaked out a report that Nintendo would be announcing a super-huge refresh to the DS on Thursday. Well, it's Thursday, so get ready to be underwhelmed. The new thing is the "DSi". It's a DS Lite. But slightly smaller, and with slightly bigger screens. Also two cameras (one external, one […]

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Blizzard announces Titan Quest 2 Diablo III

Posted by inpheaux on June 28th, 2008 at 3:06 pm

Welp, it looks like the one time I decide to sleep through a Blizzard announcement (I was dead-set convinced all the people saying "NO GUYS LOOK, THE EYES IN THE ICE IMAGE TOTALLY LINE UP WITH THIS DIABLO III BOX ART I MADE" were complete crackpots, and was sure that all the ice was going […]

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Phoenix Wright spinoff announced: Gyakuten Not Saiban

Posted by inpheaux on April 9th, 2008 at 10:20 am

The latest game in the Gyakuten Saiban / Phoenix Wright series has been announced. After the first DS-from-the-ground-up excursion with Apollo Justice, Capcom is back (like clockwork!) with yet another one. This time you'll get to take on the other side of Magic Super Future Law, since you'll be playing as Miles Edgeworth. We don't […]

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PC Gaming really extra not-dead: Spore dated, 7 SEP 2008

Posted by inpheaux on February 12th, 2008 at 2:34 pm

It's apparently "announce a bunch of stuff" day over at EA. First the Mass Effect PC release slated for May, now this, the first solid release date for Spore. 7 SEP 2008 From the press release: "The wait is almost over," said Maxis Chief Designer Will Wright. "We're in our final stages of testing and […]

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How we spent our long weekend: Hardware Hacking

Posted by inpheaux on January 21st, 2008 at 8:56 pm

We had a productive long weekend here at Directional Pad. A few weeks ago Andy picked up the Nintendo Wii Zapper and was - as we assume many people were - completely dismayed by the fact that it wasn't compatible with Resident Evil 4. The problem stems from the fact that the zapper and all […]

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Valve Store Update: Cubes! Posters! Headcrabs! Other Stuff!

Posted by inpheaux on December 14th, 2007 at 11:14 pm

Well, the day is finally here. Time to rush rush rush to buy Weighted Companion Cube merchandise. Valve has two options to fill the Weighted-Companion-Cube-Shaped void in your life: Full-size plush (6" cube) or Fuzzy-dice-sized (4" cubes). They've got other new stuff, too, like some new Aperture Labs Propaganda Posters and an Aperture Labs Mug. […]

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Sunday Dramabomb: Vivendi & Activision merge into “Activision Blizzard”

Posted by inpheaux on December 2nd, 2007 at 4:16 pm

In today's "Certainly Didn't See That Coming" news, Vivendi Games and Activision have buddied up to form "Activision Blizzard". So . . . it looks like we're down to three omni-platform super-developer/publishers now. In one corner we have EA, the only company allowed to make sports games, and who will be making sports games with […]

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Deus Ex 3 formally announced. Why, Eidos, why?

Posted by inpheaux on November 26th, 2007 at 3:19 pm

Earlier in the year - much earlier - Eidos announced plans to open a new big fancy studio in Montreal. Ok, fine, all kinds of developers have studios in Montreal, most notably EA and Ubisoft, but today they actually opened up. Oh and they announced that their first game would be another multi-platform Deus Ex. […]

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Forums are open to registrations again

Posted by inpheaux on October 29th, 2007 at 1:34 am

Ok, this one's my bad. At some point it appears our CAPTCHA script stopped working, and no one told me. Sorry? Well, it's fixed now. So if you haven't been able to register for the past month or so (and aren't a robot) you can register right over here.

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End of the Universe Imminent: Sonic joins the Smash Bros lineup

Posted by inpheaux on October 10th, 2007 at 9:10 am

As if there wasn't enough going on today. The Orange Box, Radiohead's online release of In Rainbows, a new Wii firmware (USB Keyboards!) and now this. Yes, the endlessly recurring rumor of "OMG IF YOU DO [insane/impossible thing] IN [a Smash Bros game] IT TOTALLY UNLOCKS SONIC!!1!1!1" is now real. No movelist yet, just an […]

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