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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 – 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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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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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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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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Review Megapost: Shooters, Future Law, Gimmicks and Hobos

Posted by inpheaux on October 28th, 2007 at 8:01 pm

We've been holding onto this set for awhile. It just kept snowballing, you know? Well, here they all are in descending order of quality. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BioShock - PC / 360 - The best single-player game I've played since System Shock 2. Portal - PC / 360 (and eventually PS3) - The second-best single-player game […]

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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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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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Online multiplayer confirmed for Smash Bros Brawl

Posted by inpheaux on September 18th, 2007 at 7:39 am

After weeks of crap updates like gliding, finally something we actually care about: Online WFC Multiplayer has been confirmed for Smash Bros Brawl. Sure, we were told from the start that online multiplayer over WFC was one of the whole points of Smash Bros Brawl, but remember: this is Nintendo, the undisputed kings of squeezing […]

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Activision and Neversoft confirm Metallica’s “One” will be in GH3

Posted by inpheaux on August 3rd, 2007 at 9:51 pm

And it'll be a Master Track, naturally. Unfortunately, this is another one of those news items where everything you need to know is going to be in the post slug. Activision just sorta tossed it in as part of a corporate conference call. There just isn't much else to say. So here's a video from […]

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