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Bits Studios Changing Name and Heading Gambling!

Puh. This has to be the biggest shock of the day. Quite possibly the best third-party developer, Bit Studios, with two of the best Gamecube Games, Rogue Ops and Die Hard:Vendetta, is looking at ONLINE GAMBLING. That’s ridiculous. According to a report from AFX News, officials from British video games developer Bits Studios have announced that the company expects to […]

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Nacho Libre License

Nacho Libre License

What could be more crazy than Majesco purchasing Nacho Libre. It’s coming to the DS. Officials from publisher Majesco have announced the company has acquired the video game rights to Paramount Pictures/Nickelodeon Movies film Nacho Libre, with the intention of creating a Nintendo DS game based on the property. The movie stars Jack Black as a cook in a Mexican […]

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What Makes Gaming Amazing?

Gaming is in all-respect, ART. It is a creative way to forge a path from the realities of the actual word to the confines of fantasy. There are several factors that makes these fantasy worlds just that great: Life Bars Power-Ups Magic Spells Bosses Grappling Hook Character Customization Sniper Shots Enemy Power Acquisitions Omni-Directional Fire Combos Ice Transformers Chain Reactions […]

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LucasArts Delayed Games Argument

LucasArts Delayed Games Argument

Seems quite hippocritical, but LucasArts believes that delaying a product, via not during a license properties release with a movie or not after Christmas when sales are down, is a really dumb move. In an interview with MCV, Jim Ward, President of LucasArts, criticized the industry for not sticking firm on release dates, even singling out EA’s recent set of […]

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FTC Concerned

FTC Concerned

The industry has so far avoided much government intervention outside of the Federal Trade Commission investigating Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar Games for allegedly deceiving the ESRB, and yesterday’s subcommittee investigating videogame content and marketing suggests the federal government will remain hands-off — as long as the industry keeps itself in check.”Because the expressive content in video games has been considered […]

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ESRB Could Fine Up to One Million

ESRB Could Fine Up to One Million

They talked to the comittee about steep finds to selling to underage gamers, and up to one million dollars could be find for false ratings on a game to a company. The Hot Coffee incident signaled a shift in the way the world looks at videogames. The entire industry was given a kick in the ass because of political movement […]

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EGM Talks Wii

EGM Talks Wii

History began Nintendo, but will history repeat itself. Last place. It’s not somewhere Nintendo used to hang out. But relative (compared to PS1 and PS2) failures Nintendo 64 and GameCube have left the company-a formerly uncontested console champ-in unenviable territory. But talking to Nintendo President Satoru Iwata or Senior Managing Director (and Mario creator) Shigeru Miyamoto, you’d almost get the […]

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Are Controllers the Next Wave?

I agree with Patrick Curry’s comments. I really think that motion-sensing will make old controllers obselete. Bill Gates, Master of all that is Microsoft, doesn’t care about motion sensitive controllers. Why would he? His company’s entrance into motion tech in 1998 via the SideWinder Freestyle Pro failed miserably. The PC-only peripheral was widely disdained, commonly disregarded, and quickly discarded. Currently, […]

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Seven Ubi Soft games to the Wii

Seven Ubi Soft games to the Wii

Along with Red Steel and Rayman: Raving Rabbids, they have five more tiltes, all expected near launch. Ubisoft certainly seem to have fallen head over heels with Nintendo’s next generation console. On a release list sent to retailers in America recently, five new games appeared on the list from them for Wii – all seemingly within the launch window (launch […]

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Controller Challenges

Controller Challenges

Is it really tough to create games for the Nintendo Wii? In my opinion, I agree, and so does the opinion of this writer: Ten years after the release of the N64, its analog stick and Mario 64, games controllers are big news again. With Miyamoto conducting an animated orchestra with a Wii controller at E3, games like Big Brain […]

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New Banana Blitz Screens

New Banana Blitz Screens

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Earthworm Jim CD

Earthworm Jim CD

As a lot of you know, just recently we went out to Phily to see Video Games Live, a video game symphony put together by Tommy Tallarico. Mr. Tallarico has been in the games industry for quite some time, composing many, MANY game soundtracks along the way. I have a sweet spot in my heart for the soundtracks from Earthworm […]

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Wii Controller’s Optical Sensor

Wii Controller’s Optical Sensor

Why have two sensors, a sensor bar and an optical sensor in the remote? I’ve been mulling over the Wii game console’s innovative controller. One question I haven’t heard the answer to so far is what does the optical sensor do? Does anyone know? I suppose it tells the console that someone is standing in front of the TV and […]

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Nintendo DS Lite up to Par with the Original and Other News

Nintendo DS Lite up to Par with the Original and Other News

The Nintendo DS Lite clocked in 136,500 in the 2 day span, plus the New Super Mario Bros and Brain Age clocked in at number 1 and 3 respectively. For more, go to: Source

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Mega Man FPS for Wii Rumor

Mega Man FPS for Wii Rumor

Sega Bringing New Megaman FPS to Nintendo’s new generation console. by Matt Casamassina June 14, 2006- We here at IGN have just recieved word that Sega is bringing Megaman to the Wii for the first time ever in first-person. “Based off Retros Critically acclaimed fps adventure, Megaman, exclusivly for the Wii, will take Megaman in a new direction. Using the […]

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