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Toribash 3.0 Tantalizes with Trailer

Posted by Akaishi on July 17th, 2007 at 8:26 pm

Fans of Toribash, the ragdoll physics powered turn based fighting game, recently got a video vision of things to come with a youtube trailer for the upcoming version of the game. Toribash version 3 is reportedly coming in October, with an all new graphic engine that uses Shaders 2.0 for much more realistic abstract 3D […]

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Blizzard dusts off the old Hype Machine, announcement next weekend

Posted by inpheaux on May 13th, 2007 at 1:07 pm

A couple weeks ago, Team Liquid translated a Korean article claiming that Blizzard would be announcing a new game at the World Wide Invitational tournament in Korea on May 19th. And, straying into super-rumor-town, the authors of the original article claim that they heard from their friend who knows a guy who knows a guy […]

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The black Xbox 360 “Elite” is totally real and coming soon

Posted by inpheaux on March 21st, 2007 at 1:04 pm

For months there had been rumors circling the interweb that Microsoft had a super-secret black upgraded Xbox 360 model kicking around. The rumors generally mentioned an HDMI port, a bigger hard drive and other goodies like a built-in HD-DVD drive, integrated WiFi, etc. In Game Informer's latest issue they confirm that it's real and is […]

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Guitar Hero goes to . . Neversoft?

Posted by inpheaux on January 17th, 2007 at 8:24 am

Today, from the "didn't see that one coming" department, we have word from GameDaily that it looks like the development torch of the Guitar Hero franchise has been passed from Harmonix to Neversoft, developers of the Tony Hawk series of games. There's no official announcement, no in-depth explanations, just the fact that Neversoft's website is […]

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Firefly rises from the dead in MMORPG form

Posted by King_Andy on December 8th, 2006 at 12:04 am

Wired News is reporting that a company called "Multiverse" has secured the rights to produce a MMORPG based on the Firefly license. For the uninitiated, Firefly was a short-lived TV series from Joss Whedon which happens to be one of the greatest works of science fiction ever. The Firefly story certainly has great potential for […]

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Wal-Mart breaks Guitar Hero 2′s street date by 2 weeks

Posted by inpheaux on October 26th, 2006 at 3:06 pm

News Flash: reports from the NeoGAF forums seem to indicate that some Wal-Mart locations have broken Guitar Hero 2's street date of 07 NOV 2006 by putting the game on shelves today. As usual with broken street dates, this could be a very localized thing, so check your local Wal-Marts before canceling your preorders elsewhere. […]

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More Wii/PS3 Preorder rumors

Posted by inpheaux on October 10th, 2006 at 10:04 am

Here's your update for the week: October 9th thing we reported on earlier turned out to be false. Whoops. Same goes for the "we'll call you" thing we didn't report on. This was all sorta expected. So what's new? Well, for starters, some actual real news has been trickling out of Gamestop/EB Games. Specifically, that […]

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Wii / PS3 rumors: Preorders and Kiosks

Posted by inpheaux on September 28th, 2006 at 8:42 pm

Welcome to Rumor Land! Today's set: Wii and PS3 preorders and kiosks. A Gamestop employee on the Something Awful Forums mentioned that today he read in an internal e-mail that Gamestop and EB locations in the US will start accepting preorders for the Nintendo Wii on October 9th. Put down $50 and you'll be put […]

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PS3 gets an upgrade and price drop in Japan

Posted by inpheaux on September 23rd, 2006 at 9:34 pm

Oh, Sony. Not even out of the gate yet, and you're already having to drop MSRP to make your product relevant. The Tokyo Game Show took place last week, and during Sony's keynote, Ken Kutaragi dropped two last-minute changes. First item: Upgrade. HDMI is in now, for real, on both models of PS3. No, you […]

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Wii in Japan – 02 DEC 2006

Posted by inpheaux on September 14th, 2006 at 2:16 am

Well, the Japan Press Conference finally actually happened, after several hilarious false starts. Here's a rundown of what we learned: (Please note these are only the Japanese confirmed details) Release Date: 02 DEC 2006 Price: 25,000Â¥ 30 Nintendo games and 30 TurboGrafix16/Genesis games by the end of the year, 10 new games each month. Virtual […]

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