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Still Not Dead: World of Goo & Dead Space Reviewed

Posted by inpheaux on December 18th, 2008 at 8:30 pm

It's been awhile, but we've got excuses. We're good at excuses. What are our excuses? Have you SEEN the games that are out right now? Gears of War 2, Fallout 3, Fable 2, Dead Space, Chrono Trigger, Mother 3, Left 4 Dead, Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, Dragon Quest IV. I'm sure I'm missing some. Or […]

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Summer of Live Mini-Review Extravaganza

Posted by Metallian on September 30th, 2008 at 1:46 am

Hey dudes, I took a small break from my relentless achievement whoring and banged out a few reviews of some choice XBLA releases from August. Actually I wrote them a few weeks ago but then stuff like hurricanes happened, and then we were doin' stuff, and I'm pretty sure i got drunk a couple times, […]

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The Force Unleashed Demo Hits XBLA, PSN Soon to Follow

Posted by Metallian on August 21st, 2008 at 5:43 pm

Fulfilling my role as a nocturnal manchild, I lurked on Live marketplace until 0400 ET then downloaded the hell out of The Force Unleashed demo. Here are my completely scientific findings. Basically the thing plays like God of (Star) War(s) and feels completely different than every SW game ever, in that your only goal is […]

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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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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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PC Gaming still not dead – Mass Effect coming in May

Posted by inpheaux on February 12th, 2008 at 12:35 pm

Well, ok, I guess it's time for me to eat my words regarding if and when Mass Effect would be coming to PC. Apparently it is, and it's coming far sooner than anyone expected. Like May. Apart from being ported to the PC where, you know, you might not experience as much terrible texture pop-up, […]

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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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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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