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E3 2008 – Nintendo Press Conference

Posted by inpheaux on July 15th, 2008 at 8:11 pm

Nintendo's offering was pretty disappointing. Let's get this out of the way: Animal Crossing - City Folk Platform - Wii Release - Later this year Looks and plays like previous installments Send text messages to friends or the message board with the usual mail system. Makes use of the new Wii Speak peripheral, which isn't […]

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E3 2008 – Sony Press Conference

Posted by inpheaux on July 15th, 2008 at 4:29 pm

Skipping Nintendo's lackluster conference because I was taking a lovely Automata Theory final exam while it was taking place. So we'll move straight into Sony's. PS3 Resistance 2 - Sony's big focus this time around. Unfortunately, to me, it just looks like more of the same stuff. It's a shooter. There are aliens. Big aliens. […]

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E3 2008 – Microsoft Press Conference

Posted by inpheaux on July 14th, 2008 at 3:44 pm

Super-condensed Highlight Reel Time! Games You Care About Fallout 3 . . . turns out it's Fallout 3. Shocking. I mean, it's good and all, but it isn't really news. Gears of War 2. See above. Banjo Kazooie 3 & Viva Pinata 2. Rare makes sequels, film at 11. Ok, no, seriously they look pretty […]

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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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Electronic Arts in Rock Band PAL Release: The Quest for More Money

Posted by inpheaux on April 8th, 2008 at 12:39 pm

After months of delays (six of them, in fact), EA has finally announced all the details of the PAL release of Rock Band. You might want to sit down. Here's the good news: It's actually finally being released! For reals this time! Also you get nine "exclusive" songs, though you might only actually care about […]

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GTA IV dated: 29 APR 2008, for real this time.

Posted by inpheaux on January 24th, 2008 at 1:55 pm

Take 2 issued a pretty short press release today announcing that the super mega anticipated Grand Theft Auto IV will debut on the 360 and PS3 on April 29th. Yes, that's three months from now. I will wait a moment for that to sink in. Got it? Alright. As for why it got delayed, well, […]

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Rockstar lineup now on Steam, for a super mega discount

Posted by inpheaux on January 4th, 2008 at 7:28 pm

Every Rockstar PC game except for State of Emergency is now on Steam. It's all presently on sale. The whole set will run you $53.99. $53.99 What's that? You only care about GTA? You're crazy for not wanting Max Payne and Max Payne 2, but fine, that'll be $26.95. If you were asleep or something […]

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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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BAD END: Bioware & Pandemic gobbled-up by EA

Posted by inpheaux on October 11th, 2007 at 7:14 pm

All bad news, all the time. Out of nowhere, EA has decided that it would be super neat if they went ahead and bought-out Bioware and Pandemic, to build upon their game-development Empire of Doom. If they were another less-established pair of independent developers, sure, this would be pretty decent news, since it would mean […]

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BAD END: Smash Bros Brawl delayed til 10 FEB 2008

Posted by inpheaux on October 11th, 2007 at 6:59 pm

They just wouldn't let us get away with a good week. Sure, we got the Sonic announcement, but alongside the delay to January in Japan, we've got word from Nintendo's mini-pre-E-for-All media event that they've delayed Smash Bros Brawl in the US until 10 FEB 2008. No reason, no explanation, it's just apparently not done […]

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