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Psychonauts European localization is finished

Posted by inpheaux on August 26th, 2005 at 11:43 am

As we previously reported, the wonderful game Psychonauts recently secured real proper distribution stuff via Majesco's deal with THQ. While this was great news and all, we hadn't heard much about the actual progress of the localization. Well, according to a post two days ago on the Double Fine Action News, it's done. I wouldn't […]

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Majesco Games go global thanks to THQ

Posted by inpheaux on August 18th, 2005 at 10:13 pm

Good news for all of you out in those crazy parts of the world that tend to get ignored by the video game industry. Earlier today, THQ and Majesco inked a deal to have THQ handle distribution of 14 Majesco titles in PAL territories over the next two years. This means even more people will […]

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Metapost: 3 New Reviews and an Open Call

Posted by inpheaux on August 15th, 2005 at 11:50 pm

We're super sorry for sitting on these reviews for a few weeks longer than initially expected, but I wanted to get our brand new review results page sorted out first. Oh, and our image-link-ifier. So here's our latest batch of reviews: Psychonauts! - For those of you who haven't gotten to experience the Live Version […]

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Jurors officially don’t buy the GTA defense

Posted by inpheaux on August 10th, 2005 at 1:05 pm

I hate that this kind of news story is out there, but at least it turned out alright. Guess what, kids? Games don't make you kill people. Games aren't an excuse. Stop trying to use them as a catch-all for all the world's ailments. Don't even try, because no one who matters is going to […]

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Majesco Games Down (but apparently not) Out (for now)

Posted by King_Andy on July 23rd, 2005 at 8:05 pm

IMPORTANT UPDATE - 24 JUL 2005 @ 11:35ET - The CGN guys screwed up, and confused Majesco with Hip Interactive. Majesco, despite their severely reduced earnings estimations, their massive $20 Million Operating Loss (which is only expected to rise), and the four pending class action lawsuits coming from their irate stockholders, is actually not filing […]

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ESRB pulls Rockstar’s rating

Posted by inpheaux on July 20th, 2005 at 9:31 pm

After weeks of shenanigans, ridiculously misplaced political involvement, inane commentary from traditional news media which knows nothing of the subject, and more misinformation than one story really needs, the ESRB has formally pulled the M rating of Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. They have given two options: completely remove the "explicit content", resubmit it […]

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Bungie pushes Halo 2 Update

Posted by inpheaux on July 20th, 2005 at 4:37 pm

At some time earlier today, Bungie pushed an update to Halo 2 through Xbox Live. This would normally not be anything worth mentioning, but this update has some added twists. First, this is a super-anti-cheating patch. If you've screwed around with your game content, you get banned. Instantly. Period. No questions asked. This too wouldn't […]

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EA snags Valve’s meatspace distribution rights

Posted by inpheaux on July 18th, 2005 at 4:05 pm

Well, it's been speculated that this would happen for awhile, since Valve's split with Vivendi Universal left them without a distributor to shuffle boxes around the world, now we just now for sure who it gets to be. It isn't quite the doomsday scenario of "EA buys Valve", but it's still the two of them […]

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Majesco’s CEO Quits, Stock Dives

Posted by inpheaux on July 13th, 2005 at 9:50 am

Time for more potentially-horrible news: Majesco, publisher of a lot of stuff, including the wonderful wonderful amazing game-of-the-year candidate Psychonauts, seems to be going down the tubes. A few months ago they published some slightly-bizarre press releases about how "Wow guys, we're TOTALLY doing great! We're a great solid company, have we mentioned we're great? […]

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Hip Interative Goes Under

Posted by inpheaux on July 12th, 2005 at 2:02 pm

If a company you've never heard of goes bankrupt in a forest, does it make a sound? Apparently it makes a very small sound on the internet, but no one cares except those who lost money. Hip Interactive was in the process of making one of the 73 Call of Cthulhu games currently in development, […]

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