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Updates (June, 2009)

--6/30/2009 12:33:06 PM--

June 30th, 2009

Last Updated 3160 days, 2 56 minutes ago

NBA 2K10 Collectors Edition Celebrates Tenth Anniversary
Believe it or not, the 2K franchise has been around for a decade, and this awesome Collectors set for NBA 2K10 (game locker included!) celebrates.--6/30/2009 12:33:06 PM--
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Study: Female Gamers On The Rise, Online Gaming Steady
Don't believe those studies that say girl gamers comprise half the gaming population, but the number of female fans IS on the rise. It be true.--6/30/2009 10:59:59 AM--
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Cheaper, Slimmer 120GB PS3 On Tap?
A "reliable source" claims that Sony will drop the price of the PlayStation 3 AND introduce a slim machine with a 120GB hard drive this fall. Sweeeet.--6/30/2009 10:46:17 AM--
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Reserve Uncharted 2 At GameStop, Get Into Multiplayer Demo
Didn't get into the beta? No worries. If you pre-order Uncharted 2: Among Thieves at GameStop, you'll get a voucher for an upcoming multiplayer demo!--6/30/2009 10:30:32 AM--
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PS3 Review: BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
The first major sleeper hit of the year? Definitely! BlazBlue is also one of the best fighting games of the past decade. Not since Street Fighter III has something played this well. BUY IT!--6/29/2009 11:14:31 PM--
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Stop Yelling At Sony To Cut The Price Of The PS3
I'm just SO bored. It seems like everyone is getting in on the fun now, and the onslaught of articles needs to stop. It's time for another reality check!--6/29/2009 10:12:17 PM--
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MAG Beta: Likely To Be Invite-Only And Restricted To Europe?
Well, ain't that a bummer. We all assumed the MAG beta would be open to the public, but it may be invite-only and restricted to Europe. Damnit.--6/29/2009 9:46:55 PM--
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Full PS2 Backwards Compatibility To Return To PlayStation 3?
A new patent filed by Sony reveals plans to allow the Cell processor to support the Emotion Engine, which is needed for full PS2 b/c. Huge news...?--6/29/2009 9:31:15 PM--
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--6/29/2009 2:52:46 PM--

June 29th, 2009

Last Updated 3161 days, 18 hours, 37 minutes ago

PS3 Review: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10
Golf fans weren't too excited to see the U.S. Open at Bethpage completely rained out day in and day out. You can avoid that while playing the newest Tiger Woods game. But is this upgrade worth it for those with last year's game?--6/29/2009 2:52:46 PM--
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Burnout Paradise Update: Can You Attain Diamond Status?
There are nine new cars available in the Big Surf Island add-on, but if you want the ninth bad-ass vehicle, you're gonna have to do something special...--6/29/2009 12:43:29 PM--
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THQ Explains How Layoffs Were Necessary For "THQ 2.0"
THQ closed down several studios and laid off 550 employees last week, but they say it's all in the interest of "quality." Their current focus? The GAMES.--6/29/2009 11:04:30 AM--
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Tekken 6 Bundle Includes Specially Designed Joystick
Yeah, we know how all you hardcore fighting fans think: if there's no joystick, it just doesn't "feel right." Well, then this Tekken 6 package is for you.--6/29/2009 10:52:06 AM--
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New Features Planned For EU PSN
If you've always wanted to compare collections, these features are for you. You can directly compare Trophies with a friend or check the leaderboard.--6/29/2009 10:39:39 AM--
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PSXE Poll Update: RPG Fans Have A Tremendous Showing
Although the massive action/adventure category won - as we expected - it barely beat out the role-playing genre, which even topped FPS. Kinda cool!--6/28/2009 10:11:50 PM--
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Best Buy Offering Two Sweet PlayStation 3 Bundles
If you don't have the ultimate gaming setup just yet, check these two deals from Best Buy; one includes a 46" 1080p LCD HDTV for a VERY agreeable price...--6/28/2009 9:57:31 PM--
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New Hitman Movie, Game Set For 2010
Well, at least we can look forward to the game. After last year's debacle, we really don't need another Hitman movie, but you know...whatever.--6/28/2009 9:56:35 PM--
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NIS America Working On Bringing Atelier Rorona Stateside
It hasn't been confirmed for the US just yet, but NIS America says they're "working on" bringing this great new RPG to our region. Yes, please!--6/28/2009 9:55:30 PM--
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--6/27/2009 10:59:27 PM--

June 28th, 2009

Last Updated 3163 days, 10 hours, 30 minutes ago

Ben's Week In Review: June 28
I'm desperately hoping for Suikoden VI (so long as it's turn-based), I wonder what Square-Enix's new game is, and I opt to stay quiet on personal stuff.--6/27/2009 10:59:27 PM--
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--6/27/2009 10:43:20 AM--

June 27th, 2009

Last Updated 3163 days, 22 hours, 46 minutes ago

Obsidian's Aliens RPG Is No More
We had heard a few months ago that the project may have been canceled, and unfortunately, those rumors were true. Aliens RPG just got the axe.--6/27/2009 10:43:20 AM--
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Tecmo Offers More Quantum Details
It could very well be the next great third-person shooter on the PlayStation 3 (behind Uncharted 2), and Tecmo has tossed some more info into the ring.--6/27/2009 10:31:17 AM--
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PS3 Review: Fuel
We're a bit late on this one, but at least it's here. We tell you why Codemasters' Fuel isn't exactly burnin' hard, loose, and/or clean. And believe us, there's tons more puns inside. --6/26/2009 11:59:44 PM--
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Gamers Have Found Moderation
Know why the mass populace doesn't say that everyone associated with video games is "addicted" anymore? Because gamers have found moderation.--6/26/2009 9:36:31 PM--
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Kojima Has MGS5 Ideas But Wants To "Create Something New"
You know how "idea men" never seem to run out of ideas? Well, Hideo Kojima has lots of ideas, and one of them is for something we've "never seen before."--6/26/2009 9:35:15 PM--
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New Suikoden Title Inbound For PS3?
Konami has trademarked a new Suikoden title, and although we don't have any concrete information on it yet, we're HOPING it's Suikoden VI for the PS3.--6/26/2009 9:34:01 PM--
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June 26th, 2009

Last Updated 3164 days, 22 hours, 32 minutes ago

Countdown To Square-Enix's New Game: What Is It?
Square-Enix has a new game in the hopper, and they're teasing it with an official countdown. The only question is, what title would have a "4" in it...?--6/26/2009 10:57:16 AM--
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Fate Of Michael Jackson's New Game Currently Unknown
After the sad passing of the legendary King of Pop, we don't know what is to become of his new game, which was supposed to release later this year. --6/26/2009 10:42:13 AM--
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PS3 Firmware 3.0: "A Huge Overhaul"
Okay, so the latest firmware update wasn't exactly earth-shattering, and not many have been in the recent past. But update 3.0 is gonna be pretty big...--6/26/2009 10:27:11 AM--
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An Ode To Old-School Gaming
It just had to be done. This is for those of you who lived during the '80s, when gaming was still in its infancy stages; it's a nice little jaunt, IMO.--6/25/2009 11:00:42 PM--
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New Home Stats: 7 Million Users, Each Spend About 1 Hour
Sony has revealed that 500,000 more users have signed up since E3, and in addition, 80% are males between 18 and 35, and they explore for 1 hour.--6/25/2009 10:36:12 PM--
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Report: Sony Could Roll Out "Expanded Network" Next Spring
Sony has been talking about an "expanded Network" - taking the PSN beyond game devices - for some time, and Hirai says it might be unveiled next year.--6/25/2009 10:23:14 PM--
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June 25th, 2009

Last Updated 3165 days, 16 hours, 25 minutes ago

BREAKING: Michael Jackson Dies of Heart Attack at 50
This is not a hoax or rumor, and we're terribly sad that we actually have to report this. But MJ was an icon and a legend who played major influence in people's lives and the music industry. This is perhaps the biggest blow for music since John Lennon's and, more recently, Freddie Mercury's death. --6/25/2009 5:04:05 PM--
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FFVII Re-Release: Proof That A Remake Would Be Lucrative
No, it probably won't happen. But there's a logical assessment here that makes perfect sense: over 100,000 people have already DL'd FFVII, so...--6/25/2009 11:31:35 AM--
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Square-Enix Sued For "Concealing Monthly Fees"
A class action lawsuit has been brought against Square-Enix for "lying or concealing" the truth about fees concerning Final Fantasy XI. ...okay.--6/25/2009 11:08:48 AM--
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Koei Porting Dynasty Warriors 6 To PSP
This is the franchise that will likely never die, and PSP owners will get a chance to play the latest, complete with several upgrades and enhancements.--6/25/2009 10:38:17 AM--
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PS3 Review: Ghostbusters: The Video Game
One of the best movie-licensed games to come out in a very long time proves that it's very possible to make a videogame feel like a movie. Ghostbusters does just that.--6/25/2009 1:31:02 AM--
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PS3 Videos Updated
Doesn't get much better than this: E3 vids for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Tekken 6, Warriors: Legends of Troy, and Assassin's Creed II, plus more for Alpha Protocol, The Last Guardian, etc.--6/24/2009 10:06:15 PM--
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Analyst: Sony's Motion Tech "Superior From A Gaming Perspective"
Several analysts have given the nod to Sony's motion technology, and another says it will likely cater to the "core gamer." It's pretty complimentary, actually.--6/24/2009 10:02:42 PM--
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God Of War III Will Get More Polish
It stole the show at E3 but the team has plenty of time left to add even more glitz. How close might the final product come to that CG teaser...?--6/24/2009 10:01:03 PM--
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Bale Hasn't Been Asked To Do The Metal Gear Solid Movie
While many believed he'd be the perfect choice for the role of Snake, Christian Bale says he hasn't been asked to be in the movie. But who might...?--6/24/2009 9:57:46 PM--
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June 24th, 2009

Last Updated 3166 days, 2 53 minutes ago

Take-Two: Agent "Is Going To Be Very Fresh For Gamers"
The comparisons between Grand Theft Auto and Take-Two's new franchise have started to pop up, but the latter will be "very different" in many ways...--6/24/2009 12:36:30 PM--
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Megan Fox Is A "Bad-Ass" At "Anything Mortal Kombat"
Transport yourself back to 1995 (not even 1985, just '95). Stand around the arcades and watch who plays Mortal Kombat. Do ANY of 'em resemble Fox?--6/24/2009 11:04:34 AM--
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Infinity Ward Incorporating Fan Ideas Into Modern Warfare 2
Infinity Ward asked the fans to name "one thing they'd want to see in Modern Warfare 2," and they really took the ensuing suggestions to heart...--6/24/2009 10:45:43 AM--
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Software Market To Hit Almost $92 Billion By 2015
That's a BIG number. The latest industry report says that in about six years time, the worldwide software market will be worth $91.96 billion!--6/24/2009 10:31:05 AM--
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Activision: We're In "The Best Competitive Position" Ever
Activision is just overflowing with confidence these days, and CEO and president Mike Griffith says they're currently in a very enviable position...--6/23/2009 10:11:13 PM--
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Network Update: 25 Million Users, 500 Million Content Downloads
A mere day after we conclude that the PSN is currently outstripping Xbox Live, Sony sends out a press release that drives the point home. Cool!--6/23/2009 10:09:54 PM--
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The Punisher: No Mercy Set For July 2
It should be a great little FPS and now, this PSN-exclusive title has been dated and priced- it'll drop on July 2 for the agreeable price of only $9.99!--6/23/2009 10:08:27 PM--
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Spiders Games Tackling PS3 Version Of Mars First
You may not be familiar with it, but Mars is a sci-fi RPG of epic proportions (hopefully), and here's good news: they're starting on the PS3 version first.--6/23/2009 10:07:17 PM--
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June 23rd, 2009

Last Updated 3167 days, 2 28 minutes ago

PSP Review: Rock Band Unplugged
As one of the games set to reignite the PSP brand, this portable iteration of the Rock Band franchise fails to deliver a fresh, innovative, and lasting experience. --6/23/2009 1:01:15 PM--
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Final Fantasy VII Downloaded Over 100,000 Times On PSN
Don't think FFVII is popular anymore? Think 12 years have taken its toll? Think again. A whole LOT of people have already picked it up on the PSN.--6/23/2009 12:44:22 PM--
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SCEJ Announces PlayStation Portable New Hunters Pack
They're likely restricted to Japan, but they're still very sweet bundles: you can get it in either Radiant Red or Vibrant Blue, so maybe it's import time...--6/23/2009 11:17:58 AM--
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Modern Warfare 2: Specially Designed Mode For Co-Op
There won't be a campaign co-op mode and it won't support four players (it turns into a "clusterf**k," says IW), but it WILL have something very "Special."--6/23/2009 10:58:36 AM--
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GameStop Not Concerned About Digital Downloads...For Now
GameStop has been conducting "thorough studies" on this subject for a few years already, and the bottom line is they're safe...at least until 2014.--6/23/2009 10:44:27 AM--
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Tales Of Vesperia PS3 Gets Horde Of Exclusive Content
You have to wait for Tales of Vesperia to show up on the PlayStation 3, but with a new playable character, new skills, and redone voices, it'll be worth it.--6/22/2009 11:57:23 PM--
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Online Service Battle: Network Outstripping Live
Based on the games and content currently available (and forthcoming), it seems as if the Network is outstripping Live. It has come a LONG way.--6/22/2009 10:02:28 PM--
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PS3 Preview: Karaoke Revolution
It may not be the biggest name in the music genre today, but for all you SingStar fans, it should be a definite consideration. Long live karaoke!--6/22/2009 9:35:59 PM--
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Tekken 6 Does Battle On October 27
The official date has come down from Namco Bandai: Tekken 6 will release in North America on October 27, and you can pre-order all sorts of special goodies!--6/22/2009 9:33:42 PM--
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Media Molecule Developing A New "AAA" PS3 Exclusive
It could be LittleBigPlanet 2, but there's no knowing for sure. All we know is that MM is hiring for a "new, groundbreaking, AAA PS3 title" for SCE.--6/22/2009 9:34:48 PM--
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June 22nd, 2009

Last Updated 3168 days, 2 53 minutes ago

FFXIV Beta May Launch This Fall?
The MAG beta should be coming soon, but don't forget about Final Fantasy XIV. The evidence points towards a possible beta launch as early as September...--6/22/2009 12:36:50 PM--
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2K/Apogee Court Filings Reveal The Name, "Duke Begins"
So it seems Apogee has given 2K Games the rights to develop and publish "Duke Begins." It's a separate project from Duke Nukem Forever...but what is it?--6/22/2009 11:05:20 AM--
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Tony Hawk: Ride Board Peripheral Is "Its Own Platform"
At $120, Tony Hawk: Ride may be a touch pricey, but you won't be nearly so shy about purchasing when you realize that board will be usable elsewhere...--6/22/2009 10:49:23 AM--
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Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Announced For PSP
If you're a handheld freak, you've probably already played it on the DS but if you're a strict PSP fan, you haven't had the pleasure. Good news!--6/22/2009 10:37:07 AM--
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PSXE Poll Update: Killzone 2 Squeaks Past inFamous
We knew it would come down to these two, but we didn't guess it'd be this close: Killzone 2 is indeed your favorite of 2009 so far, but only by 40 votes!--6/21/2009 10:05:32 PM--
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PlayStation Cloud Rumor Hits: A Social Service Like Facebook?
Hmm...this is new. It seems Sony has patented the name "PlayStation Cloud," and it may be a new social service that acts like Facebook...only creepier.--6/21/2009 10:04:12 PM--
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Fat Princess Delayed, Next MotoGP Set
Fat Princess won't make it this month (now due out some time this summer), but the next MotoGP entry will coincide with the start of next season.--6/21/2009 10:02:44 PM--
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Michael Jackson Returns To Spotlight With New Video Game?
Well, the King of Pop is going to to attempt to regain some of his lost glory, and in so doing, he plans to release a video game...is it Moonwalker 2?--6/21/2009 10:01:31 PM--
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June 21st, 2009

Last Updated 3170 days, 10 hours, 28 minutes ago

Reader Editorial: What We Learn From Video Games
If you want a laugh, you've got to read the latest reader submission. For all you avid gamers out there, it's the perfect "chuckle at ourselves" article.--6/20/2009 11:01:47 PM--
3170 days, 10 hours, 28 minutes old - 41 comments

Ben's Week In Review: June 21
I defend my love for Splinter Cell, I need a bigger hard drive (maybe it'll come with the PS3 Slim!), I beat inFamous, and I wanna commit a female.--6/20/2009 11:00:09 PM--
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June 20th, 2009

Last Updated 3170 days, 22 hours, 23 minutes ago

Midway: Next MK Will Be M-Rated
Although combining with DC Comics turned out to be a successful experiment, series co-creator Ed Boon says Mortal Kombat will return to its roots.--6/20/2009 11:06:36 AM--
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European Gamers Get GT5 In 2009, US Gamers Have To Wait?
Okay, so Play.com has supposedly confirmed that November 27 date for Europe, but GameStop says May 4 for the US...does this mean what it looks like?--6/20/2009 10:40:35 AM--
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Editorial: It's Happening Again...
It seems to happen every generation, regardless of which systems I own. Being a long-time lover of great games, I invariably end up on a PlayStation.--6/19/2009 9:33:57 PM--
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Rumor: PS3 Slim To Be Unveiled At Tokyo Game Show
Yes, it's back. A European gaming magazine says those pictures of the Slim PlayStation 3 AREN'T fake, and that it should be announced at TGS 2009.--6/19/2009 9:31:43 PM--
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Sony Offers More Motion Sensing Technology Info
If you wanted more details on Sony's new motion tech, we can oblige you. ...how do you like the idea of the wand as a sword and the Dual Shock as a shield?--6/19/2009 9:32:51 PM--
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June 19th, 2009

Last Updated 3171 days, 2 43 minutes ago

Sony, Analyst Issue Responses To Activision's Threat
Activision has threatened to stop supporting Sony if the PS3 doesn't get a price cut, but unfortunately, everyone recognizes this as just a bluff.--6/19/2009 12:46:00 PM--
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Gran Turismo 5 Receives UK Date Of November 27
It seems a European launch date for GT5 has popped up, and it's November 27...yes, of this year. Will this guaranteed beauty make a huge holiday splash?--6/19/2009 11:05:49 AM--
3171 days, 22 hours, 24 minutes old - 59 comments

Ubisoft: Splinter Cell: Conviction Is "Never" Coming To PS3
If you wanted to play the newest Splinter Cell on your PS3, you're out of luck. Ubisoft says it's a true Microsoft exclusive due to a "link of heart."--6/19/2009 10:50:50 AM--
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Koei And Tecmo Merge, Are "Combining Titles"
Oh boy. Now that Koei and Tecmo have become one, they're talking about a crossover project...is it Ninja Gaiden Warriors? DW: Dead Or Alive?--6/19/2009 10:38:51 AM--
3171 days, 22 hours, 51 minutes old - 14 comments

PS3 Review: Guitar Hero: Smash Hits
What can I say? I love Guitar Hero games, and Smash Hits offers a great lineup of songs, in addition to a ton of features from the last two GH games.--6/19/2009 4:05:12 AM--
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In Defense Of Professional Video Game Critics Everywhere
Yeah, yeah. We're all paid off. We don't play the games. We're all biased in one way or another. ...but in reality, the critic serves his purpose.--6/18/2009 10:02:48 PM--
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PS3 Preview: Arcania: A Gothic Tale
The Gothic series is going in a slightly different direction concerning its name and setting, but the action/RPG format should still be in full effect.--6/18/2009 10:01:27 PM--
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Metal Gear Announcement Round-Up
Yep, it's the week of Metal Gear announcements and all but one are in the books. Check what you might've missed, and speculate away for the last...--6/18/2009 9:59:57 PM--
3172 days, 11 hours, 30 minutes old - 39 comments

Rumor: Bioware Secretly Working On New "AAA" IP?
So it seems Bioware is toiling away on a mysterious unannounced project, and we wanna know what it is. Well, let's just hopes it goes to the PS3...--6/18/2009 9:59:02 PM--
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June 18th, 2009

Last Updated 3172 days, 2 55 minutes ago

Namco: Splatterhouse Won't Assault Shelves Until 2010
Originally scheduled to launch this year, this bloody action title is now set for 2010. Well, there's nothing wrong with giving Namco extra time.--6/18/2009 12:34:10 PM--
3172 days, 2 55 minutes old - 10 comments

Retail Prices For Band Hero, DJ Hero, Tony Hawk: Ride
Hope you've got some extra funds saved up. GameStop and Amazon have listed the prices for Activision's blockbuster 2009 lineup...BIG numbers.--6/18/2009 11:06:38 AM--
3172 days, 22 hours, 23 minutes old - 39 comments

Wild ARMs 2 Likely Ready For PSN
Oh looky, another PS1 classic RPG for the PSN. The ESRB has rated Wild ARMs 2 and as the original is already on the PSN, having the sequel makes sense.--6/18/2009 10:52:01 AM--
3172 days, 22 hours, 37 minutes old - 25 comments

New Qore Bonuses Include Spyro, High Velocity Bowling, More
Not a Qore subscriber yet? Well, there are incentives: Spyro the Dragon PS1 classic, PS3 inFamous theme, Home t-shirts, and High Velocity Bowling!--6/18/2009 10:39:21 AM--
3172 days, 22 hours, 50 minutes old - 13 comments

PS3 Videos Updated
We celebrate the launch of Ghostbusters with a new preview, then tackle new stuff for Singularity, Necessary Force, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Dead to Rights: Retribution, Katamari Forever and more!--6/17/2009 10:08:47 PM--
3173 days, 11 hours, 21 minutes old

MGS4 Storyline Is A Measuring Stick, Not A Detriment
It seems as if the storyline for Metal Gear Solid 4 has been called into question, and Konami should give us "better writing," not "better graphics." Uh...--6/17/2009 9:41:21 PM--
3173 days, 11 hours, 48 minutes old - 60 comments

Massive Home Update This Week
Sony has a huge PlayStation Home update ready to go: a new SOCOM space, a Ghostbusters personal apartment, and additions to the EA Sports Complex.--6/17/2009 9:54:21 PM--
3173 days, 11 hours, 35 minutes old - 17 comments

Namco Museum Essentials PSN-Bound Next Month
It's another old-school collection designed specifically for those who wish to take a rosy trip down memory lane. Pac-Man, Dig-Dug, Galaga and more!--6/17/2009 10:07:16 PM--
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June 17th, 2009

Last Updated 3173 days, 12 hours, 57 minutes ago

PS3 Review: Prototype
Sorry guys, after Red Faction and especially inFamous, we simply cannot recommend Prototype. Tons of glaring errors, ugly visuals, and poor design hurt this one. --6/17/2009 8:32:28 PM--
3173 days, 12 hours, 57 minutes old - 101 comments

Modern Warfare 2 Will Be The "Best Experience" Possible
Infinity Ward didn't set out to give this sequel a longer campaign than the original; they merely want to make it the "best fu**ing experience ever."--6/17/2009 12:28:16 PM--
3173 days, 21 hours, 1 minute old - 45 comments

Midway Newcastle's Last Ditch Effort: Necessary Force
Midway Newcastle is on the verge of shutting down (less than two weeks away), so they've revealed their new IP in order to spark buying interest...--6/17/2009 10:57:44 AM--
3173 days, 22 hours, 32 minutes old - 26 comments

Afrika Gets Trophies In The US
They're working on ways to tweak Afrika for the better before it hits the US later this year, and one definite upgrade will be the addition of Trophies!--6/17/2009 10:46:31 AM--
3173 days, 22 hours, 43 minutes old - 21 comments

Schafer: Brutal Legend Talent Threatening To Pull Out
In his latest "tweet," Double Fine's Tim Schafer says he's traveling to the UK to meet with someone who has threatened to cancel. The only question is, "who?"--6/17/2009 10:31:15 AM--
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Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Multiplayer Beta Impressions
We've now had enough time to play around with the multiplayer beta, and here are our impressions. It's a lot of fun, and the devs are on the right track.--6/16/2009 10:03:28 PM--
3174 days, 11 hours, 26 minutes old - 48 comments

MAG Beta Set For This Summer, Possibly Next Month?
We know a MAG beta is coming but we're still not entirely sure when. Then again, one source says we can expect it this summer; perhaps even next month!--6/16/2009 10:02:07 PM--
3174 days, 11 hours, 27 minutes old - 18 comments

Rumor: L.A. Noire Still A PS3 Exclusive
The last time we heard anything about L.A. Noire, it was supposed to have gone multiplatform. But Team Bondi may be working on 3 new PS3 exclusives...--6/16/2009 10:00:41 PM--
3174 days, 11 hours, 29 minutes old - 26 comments

Smaller "Non-Retail Games And Applications" For PSP Go
Yes, there will be full games available on the PlayStation Network, but Sony is urging developers to try smaller, "non-retail" games and other apps...--6/16/2009 9:59:18 PM--
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June 16th, 2009

Last Updated 3174 days, 21 hours, 3 minutes ago

Call Of Duty: World At War Tops 11 Million Sold In 7 Months
It's the franchise that can't be stopped. Modern Warfare topped 13 million sold but World at War hit 11 million in only 7 months time. ...just, wow.--6/16/2009 12:26:43 PM--
3174 days, 21 hours, 3 minutes old - 72 comments

Metal Gear Online Receives Character, Stage From MGS4
This may be the start of Konami's MGS-related announcements for the week: MGO gets a brand new character and a new stage; both directly from MGS4.--6/16/2009 11:01:59 AM--
3174 days, 22 hours, 28 minutes old - 35 comments

No Face-Button Punching For Fight Night, Might Come As DLC
If you're not aware, you only use the analog sticks to punch in Fight Night games, and Round 4 won't be any different. But EA is considering the addition...--6/16/2009 10:50:10 AM--
3174 days, 22 hours, 39 minutes old - 32 comments

Elite IV Winging To PS3, Xbox 360
If you're old enough to remember the likes of Elite on the BBC Micro, you're likely happy about this news. Talk about a definite blast from the past!--6/16/2009 10:39:42 AM--
3174 days, 22 hours, 50 minutes old - 23 comments

Konami: Expect Metal Gear Announcements This Week
Konami has a habit of announcing announcements...it gets a little confusing. But as MGS4 turned one year old last week, what might they reveal...?--6/15/2009 9:59:56 PM--
3175 days, 11 hours, 30 minutes old - 48 comments

Double Fine Replaces Dio With Tim Curry For Brutal Legend
Ronnie James Dio is a metal God, but Tim Schafer has found a better fit for one of the major voices in Brutal Legend: Rocky Horror transvestite, Tim Curry.--6/15/2009 9:58:19 PM--
3175 days, 11 hours, 31 minutes old - 23 comments

Sony: PlayStation Home Is "Close" To Realizing Potential
Home has made great strides over the past six months, and Sony says we're closing in on the time when we'll stop talking about the service's "potential."--6/15/2009 9:57:03 PM--
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June 15th, 2009

Last Updated 3175 days, 2 45 minutes ago

Naughty Dog: Uncharted Won't Go Portable On PSP
It seems like most big-name games end up on the PSP, but Naughty Dog says we shouldn't expect to see Drake go portable any time soon.--6/15/2009 12:44:16 PM--
3175 days, 2 45 minutes old - 28 comments

2K Prepping New Multiplatform FPS IP
Evidently, 2K Boston is working on a new multiplatform IP, and it just so happens to be a first-person shooter. When might it see the light of day...?--6/15/2009 11:07:33 AM--
3175 days, 22 hours, 22 minutes old - 27 comments

id Software: "Surprised And Saddened" By DNF Failure
When 3D Realms laid off the Duke Nukem Forever team, a very long drama came to a close. But id Software has adopted the "say it ain't so!" sentiment.--6/15/2009 10:53:02 AM--
3175 days, 22 hours, 36 minutes old - 17 comments

Kojima Clarifies Involvement With Rising, Peace Walker
At first, we thought Hideo Kojima really only cared about Peace Walker. But he is more "deeply involved" with Metal Gear Solid: Rising than we thought.--6/15/2009 10:34:39 AM--
3175 days, 22 hours, 55 minutes old - 53 comments

Hostility Among Gamers Runs Rampant
I think we've finally reached the point of absurdity: it's no longer a game and it's no longer funny. Others look at this and see nothing but VILENESS.--6/14/2009 10:56:52 PM--
3176 days, 10 hours, 33 minutes old - 187 comments

PSXE Poll Update: Exclusives Reigned Supreme At E3
It seems the exclusive software really blew you all away at Sony's press conference this year, but what has been your favorite game so far in '09?--6/14/2009 10:25:22 PM--
3176 days, 11 hours, 4 minutes old - 41 comments

Final Fantasy Tactics Set For US PSN?
Another decade-old game has been rated by the ESRB, which usually means only one thing: it's going downloadable. And this time, it's Final Fantasy Tactics.--6/14/2009 10:06:58 PM--
3176 days, 11 hours, 23 minutes old - 53 comments

EA Is "Confident" That SHIFT Will Be Better Than Forza 3
Turn 10 and Microsoft are downright cocky, but EA is apparently just as confident: they believe they've got a better game in Need for Speed SHIFT.--6/14/2009 9:52:38 PM--
3176 days, 11 hours, 37 minutes old - 57 comments

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June 14th, 2009

Last Updated 3177 days, 11 hours ago

Ben's Week In Review: June 14
I can't decide if Rising might be too much of a departure from MGS, Mirror's Edge 2 is a must-have for me, inFamous still rules, and I get shot down...--6/13/2009 10:29:02 PM--
3177 days, 11 hours old - 80 comments

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June 13th, 2009

Last Updated 3177 days, 22 hours, 32 minutes ago

PSP Go Battery Life, Plus New Details
Although it won't have the UMD drive - which many believe drains battery life - the PSP Go will last exactly as long as current PSP models: 3-6 hours.--6/13/2009 10:57:40 AM--
3177 days, 22 hours, 32 minutes old - 47 comments

Analyst: Modern Warfare 2 To Be Biggest Release Of 2009
One analyst is predicting that Modern Warfare 2 will burn up the sales charts and become the biggest release of the year, which shouldn't surprise anyone.--6/13/2009 10:41:47 AM--
3177 days, 22 hours, 48 minutes old - 34 comments

RPG Fans Mourn The Death Of Turn-Based
As a long-time role-playing fan, I have to mourn at the grave of the old-fashioned turn-based mechanic. Unfortunately, it's just something we have to accept.--6/12/2009 9:57:49 PM--
3178 days, 11 hours, 32 minutes old - 109 comments

Metal Gear Solid: Rising Won't Use Engine From MGS4
It may be a very different game than MGS4 and it'll be multiplatform, so it makes perfect sense that Kojima Productions won't use the same engine, right?--6/12/2009 9:56:54 PM--
3178 days, 11 hours, 33 minutes old - 53 comments

Lost Planet 2 Should Get Simultaneous PS3/360 Launch
Despite any rumors you may have heard, Capcom still plans to have a simultaneous multiplatform release for this sequel, which is set for "this winter."--6/12/2009 9:55:39 PM--
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June 12th, 2009

Last Updated 3178 days, 2 57 minutes ago

Assassin's Creed 2 "Black Edition" Confirmed For Europe
It's only announced for PAL regions, but it's a dandy of a package. A book of concept art, an Ezio figurine, three extra in-game quests, and more!--6/12/2009 12:32:21 PM--
3178 days, 2 57 minutes old - 32 comments

GameStop White Knight Chronicles Release Date: March 1
After saying at E3 that the game would release in Q1 2010, GameStop now gives White Knight Chronicles a March 1, 2010 date. 2009 is out, it seems.--6/12/2009 11:01:06 AM--
3178 days, 22 hours, 28 minutes old - 73 comments

EA Confirms Mirror's Edge 2
EA had said a sequel was a possibility, but this is the first confirmation we've seen: DICE is hard at work on Mirror's Edge 2, and we be all smiles!--6/12/2009 10:47:54 AM--
3178 days, 22 hours, 42 minutes old - 21 comments

Square-Enix: Six More Titles Become "Ultimate Hits"
Square-Enix has announced that five games and one movie will be added to the Ultimate Hits collection; Crisis Core and Advent Children lead the way.--6/12/2009 10:37:52 AM--
3178 days, 22 hours, 52 minutes old - 33 comments

PS3 Preview: ModNation Racers
The game isn't due to be released until next year, but already I'm imagining the possibilities with the track creator. Laguna Seca, Tsukuba, and maybe even Nurburgring, anyone?--6/11/2009 11:59:38 PM--
3179 days, 9 hours, 30 minutes old - 19 comments

inFamous: Fastest Selling PS3 IP, In Top 5 For Exclusives
With an estimated 176,000 copies sold in its first week of availability, inFamous now has the honor of being the fastest selling PlayStation 3 exclusive IP!--6/11/2009 10:10:54 PM--
3179 days, 11 hours, 19 minutes old - 117 comments

Sony's Motion Sensing Tech Can Extend To Most "Any Game"
How versatile and accessible is Sony's motion sensing technology? Well, they say they can see it being used with most any game the PS3 currently has...--6/11/2009 10:09:31 PM--
3179 days, 11 hours, 20 minutes old - 32 comments

Persona Remake For PSP Announced
If you never got around to playing the original Persona, you'll get a second chance this fall. This updated remake is gonna be great for the PSP!--6/11/2009 10:08:36 PM--
3179 days, 11 hours, 21 minutes old - 9 comments

Hirai Talks Motion Control, PSP Go, And Blu-Ray In The PS3
In a recent interview, Sony boss Kaz Hirai talks about the future of motion controllers, the risk of the PSP Go, and how Blu-Ray came to the PS3.--6/11/2009 10:07:36 PM--
3179 days, 11 hours, 22 minutes old - 31 comments

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June 11th, 2009

Last Updated 3179 days, 2 59 minutes ago

"Superman" To Grace Cover Of EA's NBA Live 10
It makes sense, right? If Kobe Bryant is going to be on the cover of NBA 2K10, then shouldn't Dwight Howard be the cover man for NBA Live 10? Of course!--6/11/2009 12:30:57 PM--
3179 days, 2 59 minutes old - 38 comments

Sucker Punch: Not The Biggest Fans Of Multiplatform
We've been saying it all along and finally, a developer agrees: when one has to consider multiplatform all the time, there can be "problems and compromises."--6/11/2009 11:05:49 AM--
3179 days, 22 hours, 24 minutes old - 115 comments

Overlord II Demo Available On PSN
If you log on to the PSN today - as you probably should do every Thursday - you should find a playable demo for Overlord II. Control and dominate!--6/11/2009 10:49:03 AM--
3179 days, 22 hours, 40 minutes old - 13 comments

Terminator PlayStation 3 Bundle Announced For Europe
The latest PS3 bundle has been revealed, and it includes the game, Terminator: Salvation, plus a Blu-Ray copy of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.--6/11/2009 10:35:50 AM--
3179 days, 22 hours, 54 minutes old - 23 comments

PS3 Videos Updated
We've got more great stuff from E3 - Afrika, Front Mission Evolved, Final Fantasy XIII, etc. - plus new vids for Edge of Twilight, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Red Faction: Guerrilla, and more!--6/10/2009 10:00:33 PM--
3180 days, 11 hours, 29 minutes old

Quantum Theory Is A Shooter "That Only Tecmo Can Make"
In an effort to distance their project from Gears of War, Tecmo has said they "know action games" and that Quantum Theory's style will be quite fresh.--6/10/2009 9:58:44 PM--
3180 days, 11 hours, 31 minutes old - 47 comments

DICE Working On Battlefield 3
The Battlefield franchise just keeps growing. Not only is DICE preparing Battlefield: Bad Company 2, but EA says yet another title is in the works!--6/10/2009 9:57:41 PM--
3180 days, 11 hours, 32 minutes old - 29 comments

Metal Gear Solid: Rising Disappears Until E3 2010
In a recent interview with Hideo Kojima, he says the press won't see anything more of Rising until next year's E3. They're focusing on other games...--6/10/2009 9:56:40 PM--
3180 days, 11 hours, 33 minutes old - 66 comments

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June 10th, 2009

Last Updated 3180 days, 2 35 minutes ago

Prototype PS3 Install Causing Issues, Patch Incoming
Prototype is lookin' good, but it's tough to get ANY look at it when the game refuses to install to your PlayStation 3. Here's a quick fix-it...--6/10/2009 12:54:16 PM--
3180 days, 2 35 minutes old - 64 comments

Newsweek On Six Days In Fallujah
Newsweek Magazine recently ran a big feature regarding the controversial shooter that has yet to find a new publisher. Who will pick this one up...?--6/10/2009 11:16:00 AM--
3180 days, 22 hours, 13 minutes old - 43 comments

Gran Turismo PSP Not Affecting GT5 Development Cycle
Although the portable iteration stole the limelight at E3, you needn't worry about this new project having an adverse affect on the launch of Gran Turismo 5.--6/10/2009 10:57:35 AM--
3180 days, 22 hours, 32 minutes old - 13 comments

Analyst Pachter On PSP Go: "$249 Is Too Much. Period."
Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter says $249 is simply too expensive for the new PSP, and says it actually costs Sony less to make than the PSP-3000.--6/10/2009 10:44:41 AM--
3180 days, 22 hours, 45 minutes old - 66 comments

A Gran Turismo Op-Ed: A Massive Rant About Racing Sims
You know, after seeing the comments from Forza developer Turn 10 and Ben's editorial, I figured I'd put a little piece of my own. Okay, so this piece isn't very little, it's fairly lengthy. But it covers my disappointments with Gran Turismo, Turn 10 has no room to talk, NFS:SHIFT may very well sneak up on Forza, realism in racing sims: what it really should mean, and other stuff. Just read it. Even this description is too damn long already.--6/10/2009 3:57:06 AM--
3181 days, 5 hours, 32 minutes old - 64 comments

Microsoft Should Stop Taking Jabs At Gran Turismo
Oh, look. Microsoft is once again promoting one of their own products while taking potshots at the competition. Too bad they haven't earned the right.--6/9/2009 10:04:42 PM--
3181 days, 11 hours, 25 minutes old - 142 comments

Rock Band: Green Day Confirmed?
Who's next for the royal Rock Band treatment? Well, based on comments made yesterday by Green Day lead singer Billy Joe, we might already know...--6/9/2009 10:03:26 PM--
3181 days, 11 hours, 26 minutes old - 37 comments

Valve Makes It Plain: We Can't Handle The PlayStation 3
Well, now we know why Valve won't work with the PS3: it's just "too complicated." ...does anyone else see this as polite slang for "we're too lazy"...?--6/9/2009 10:02:12 PM--
3181 days, 11 hours, 27 minutes old - 185 comments

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June 9th, 2009

Last Updated 3181 days, 16 hours, 59 minutes ago

God of War III Preview
It's hard to describe just how epic God of War III will be. But we try our best in this preview.--6/9/2009 4:30:08 PM--
3181 days, 16 hours, 59 minutes old - 26 comments

Sega Thanks Fans For Valkyria Chronicles Sales Surge
It didn't fare so well against the holiday 2008 blockbusters, but with stellar reviews and huge fan support, sales have spiked. Sega says, "thank you."--6/9/2009 12:25:50 PM--
3181 days, 21 hours, 4 minutes old - 35 comments

Polyphony Wants To Attract New Fans With Gran Turismo PSP
Why is just called "Gran Turismo?" Because Yamauchi doesn't want anyone thinking it's any less than a "fully-specced" entry, and it's great for new fans.--6/9/2009 10:55:53 AM--
3181 days, 22 hours, 34 minutes old - 19 comments

Modern Warfare 2 Aims To "Look Like A Real Action Movie"
Infinity Ward is going for authenticity rather than realism with this huge sequel, in that they're striving to max out the action entertainment factor.--6/9/2009 10:41:39 AM--
3181 days, 22 hours, 48 minutes old - 25 comments

Sony: Third-Parties Already Receiving Motion Sensing Kits
Sony says they've already started sending the motion sensing dev kits out to third party designers, which means software may not be too far off...--6/9/2009 10:28:39 AM--
3181 days, 23 hours, 1 minute old - 26 comments

PS3 Preview: White Knight Chronicles
With all this new information and media out there, it's definitely time to give all you RPG fanatics an up-to-date preview. It's a can't-miss!--6/8/2009 10:07:34 PM--
3182 days, 11 hours, 22 minutes old - 28 comments

Resident Evil PSP Not A Remake, Gameplay Entirely Different?
We still don't know a lot about this new portable Resident Evil, but two things seem to be certain: it's not a remake, and it's nothing like other RE titles.--6/8/2009 10:06:13 PM--
3182 days, 11 hours, 23 minutes old - 13 comments

"Industry Sources" Indicate PS3 Price Cut In August
Sony didn't announce a PlayStation 3 price drop at E3, but the latest information says they plan to make the $100 cut when Madden 10 launches in August...--6/8/2009 9:51:35 PM--
3182 days, 11 hours, 38 minutes old - 56 comments

Sony To Shift The PSN Into Overdrive
The PlayStation Network has made immense strides in the past couple of years, but according to Sony's latest and greatest plans, you ain't seen nothin' yet.--6/8/2009 9:41:26 PM--
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June 8th, 2009

Last Updated 3182 days, 18 hours, 14 minutes ago

Itagaki Blasts Developer Hideki Kamiya And Bayonetta
Ex-Team Ninja boss Tomonobu Itagaki is known as the "bad boy" of game designers, and based on his recent comments, that label is well deserved.--6/8/2009 3:15:19 PM--
3182 days, 18 hours, 14 minutes old - 41 comments

Activision Sues EA For Brutal Legend Rights, Schafer Responds
So Activision cuts Brutal Legend loose when it merges with Vivendi last year, EA picks the game up, and now...Activision says they still have the rights...?--6/8/2009 12:39:39 PM--
3182 days, 2 50 minutes old - 24 comments

Publishers, Developers Toast The Success Of E3 2009
E3 was laboring after several years of very low-key shows that lacked in excitement and firepower. But this year's E3 was a resurrection of sorts.--6/8/2009 11:08:30 AM--
3182 days, 22 hours, 21 minutes old - 14 comments

Retailers Concerned About PSP Go!
Without any physical media, retailers are concerned about the PSP Go!, and they're looking down the road to a time when physical media is no more.--6/8/2009 10:55:48 AM--
3182 days, 22 hours, 34 minutes old - 63 comments

Naughty Dog Prepping Uncharted 2 Upgrades, Fixes
The Uncharted 2 beta is great fun but like with any test, there are several issues that need to be addressed, and Naughty Dog is paying attention.--6/8/2009 10:41:38 AM--
3182 days, 22 hours, 48 minutes old - 19 comments

Is Heavy Rain The Start Of An "Intellectual" Genre?
As everyone knows, gameplay is the most important aspect of every virtual interactive experience. But perhaps Quantic Dream says "no" to tradition.--6/7/2009 11:11:24 PM--
3183 days, 10 hours, 18 minutes old - 37 comments

PSXE Poll Update: God Of War III Is On Everyone's Mind!
So before Sony's E3 press conference, you all said you were most looking forward to God of War III. And lo and behold, Sony closed with just that title!--6/7/2009 10:47:42 PM--
3183 days, 10 hours, 42 minutes old - 26 comments

Dirt 2 Demo In September, Screen Capture Feature For PS3
It's definitely a highly anticipated sequel, and you'll get your first taste in early September. Plus, there will be a nice little bonus treat for PS3 owners!--6/7/2009 10:30:51 PM--
3183 days, 10 hours, 59 minutes old - 15 comments

Research Study: Just About All Teens Play Video Games
In another study that gives us the "to-be-expected" results, we see that 97% of teens play video games. It's a lot different than days past, though!--6/7/2009 10:11:10 PM--
3183 days, 11 hours, 18 minutes old - 35 comments

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June 7th, 2009

Last Updated 3184 days, 10 hours, 3 minutes ago

Ben's Week In Review: June 7
I really don't think including NASCAR in GT5 was a good idea, Lords of Shadow doesn't FEEL like Castlevania, and inFamous really has me hooked.--6/6/2009 11:26:35 PM--
3184 days, 10 hours, 3 minutes old - 149 comments

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June 6th, 2009

Last Updated 3184 days, 22 hours, 20 minutes ago

EA: We're Not Doing Another Godfather
The Godfather II didn't exactly blow up the sales charts, and now, the publisher says they have no plans to do more. Major licenses don't always pay off.--6/6/2009 11:09:00 AM--
3184 days, 22 hours, 20 minutes old - 22 comments

Killzone 2 Space, "Visari Throne Room," Coming To Home
Yep, more content for PlayStation Home. This one doesn't exactly have quaint, pleasant views, but it's perfect for those who wanna live in a warzone.--6/6/2009 10:54:23 AM--
3184 days, 22 hours, 35 minutes old - 13 comments

The Gamer's Oreo: Two Cookies, But No Cream
No, they're not hot. Well, they ARE hot, but they're also absolutely crazy. Two women make a bizarro deal and I've got to see it through to the end...--6/5/2009 10:57:46 PM--
3185 days, 10 hours, 32 minutes old - 89 comments

Why Sony's E3 Conference Took Home The Crown This Year
Games. We are all called "gamers" for a reason. If we examine the best GAMES of E3 2009, then we have an easy answer concerning the big winner this year.--6/5/2009 10:16:04 PM--
3185 days, 11 hours, 13 minutes old - 118 comments

Sony Prepping Digital Copies Of UMD Titles For PSP Go!
If you're wondering how you'll transfer your big UMD collection to the PSP Go!, Sony has a "good will program" that they plan to put into action.--6/5/2009 9:59:57 PM--
3185 days, 11 hours, 30 minutes old - 28 comments

Lost Planet 2 PS3 Demo Confirmed
Lost Planet 2 is most certainly headed to the PS3, so it would stand to reason that the playable demo would arrive on the PSN, too. Yep, 'tis true.--6/5/2009 9:46:38 PM--
3185 days, 11 hours, 43 minutes old - 23 comments

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June 5th, 2009

Last Updated 3185 days, 2 55 minutes ago

Takken 6 Facts: 40 Fighters, New "Scenario Campaign Mode"
Namco Bandai has released the Fact Sheet for Tekken 6, and it talks about the awesome HD graphics, the huge roster, and an all new Action Game Mode!--6/5/2009 12:34:45 PM--
3185 days, 2 55 minutes old - 60 comments

Meet The Voice Actor For Kratos
You've heard Kratos many times before, but do you know who is behind that scathing, gritty, deep-voiced hero? You may be familiar if you watch TV...--6/5/2009 10:53:43 AM--
3185 days, 22 hours, 36 minutes old - 23 comments

Metal Gear Solid PSN Release Information Announced
Everyone has MGS on the mind these days, so it's a perfect time to release the original title that started it all. The PSN release details are here.--6/5/2009 10:39:21 AM--
3185 days, 22 hours, 50 minutes old - 58 comments

EA: "We've Maxed Out The 360," But Not The PS3
EA's Patrick Soderlund admits to a love of the Xbox 360, but still says they've already maxed out that system, while there's a ways to go with the PS3.--6/5/2009 10:27:53 AM--
3185 days, 23 hours, 2 minutes old - 96 comments

PS3 Review: Red Faction: Guerilla
A game that's nearly as good as inFamous? Why, yes! See why the rebirth of THQ's Red Faction is a great game that fans of the genre should really check out. --6/4/2009 10:55:54 PM--
3186 days, 10 hours, 34 minutes old - 29 comments

Sony: A PS3 Price Drop "Wasn't Part Of The E3 Plan"
No, we didn't get a price cut for the PlayStation 3, but Sony explains that E3 was "all about the content." Guess it just wasn't the right time and place.--6/4/2009 9:49:58 PM--
3186 days, 11 hours, 40 minutes old - 35 comments

Kratos Goes Portable In Broken Destiny
Guess what? There's going to be a special guest character in Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny for the PSP. You may recognize the name; it's pretty familiar...--6/4/2009 9:40:46 PM--
3186 days, 11 hours, 49 minutes old - 12 comments

Take-Two Explains Agent Exclusivity, Has "Confidence In Sony"
Rockstar North's new PS3 exclusive is Agent, and although we don't know much about it, Take-Two has BIG plans for it. In fact, they want another GTA...--6/4/2009 9:30:18 PM--
3186 days, 11 hours, 59 minutes old - 30 comments

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June 4th, 2009

Last Updated 3186 days, 14 hours, 27 minutes ago

PS3 Preview: LEGO Rock Band
It's a concept that we're not quite sure about. But if you're a parent with kids eager to try a music game with songs that are...well, rated PG, this is a game for you.--6/4/2009 7:02:53 PM--
3186 days, 14 hours, 27 minutes old - 17 comments

Sony Talks PSP Go, Says Its Targeting The "Early Adopter"
SCEA boss Peter Dille says the PSP Go! is priced correctly and is geared towards the "early adopter;" he also talks about the downloadable software.--6/4/2009 3:36:25 PM--
3186 days, 17 hours, 53 minutes old - 38 comments

EA Says Sony's Motion Tech Is More Accessible Than Microsoft's
EA boss John Riccitiello comments on both new techs and says both will succeed in their own right, but also believes Sony's is more immediately accessible.--6/4/2009 11:06:49 AM--
3186 days, 22 hours, 23 minutes old - 51 comments

Yamauchi On GT5: "We Can Release It Any Time We Want"
Well then. It seems that Gran Turismo 5 has reached a stage where they can release "any time." So why not NOW? Kazunori Yamauchi has his reasons...--6/4/2009 10:51:39 AM--
3186 days, 22 hours, 38 minutes old - 56 comments

Wolverine DLC Unleashed
If you jump on the flashier, slightly redesigned Store today, you may want to consider downloading the new content for X-Men Origins: Wolverine.--6/4/2009 10:39:38 AM--
3186 days, 22 hours, 50 minutes old - 7 comments

PS3 Preview: Lost Planet 2
We called it, Lost Planet 2 would be arriving for the PlayStation 3 and Sony confirmed that for us two days ago. So in case you missed it, here's our preview once again.--6/4/2009 1:13:06 AM--
3187 days, 8 hours, 16 minutes old - 24 comments

Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow Confirmed For PS3, Xbox 360
Oooh, this one slipped in late. That "mask" from Kojima's page over at Konami.com? It was for a new Castlevania game, which looks GREAT.--6/3/2009 10:01:38 PM--
3187 days, 11 hours, 28 minutes old - 37 comments

Eye-Opening God Of War III Details
Did that gameplay presentation at E3 have an impact on you? It probably did. But to ratchet up the hype even further, we've got some INSANE new details.--6/3/2009 9:59:39 PM--
3187 days, 11 hours, 30 minutes old - 34 comments

Heavy Rain Update: No "Game Overs," Won't Hit Until 2010
Quantic Dream's David Cage has filled us in on more details, and the more we hear, the more excited we become. It's a whole new virtual storytelling style.--6/3/2009 9:58:10 PM--
3187 days, 11 hours, 31 minutes old - 30 comments

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June 3rd, 2009

Last Updated 3187 days, 15 hours, 12 minutes ago

PS3 Videos Updated: Special E3 Blowout Edition!
If you didn't see Sony's press conference, don't worry...we've got ALL the game presentations: God of War III, Uncharted 2, Final Fantasy XIV, MAG, Demon's Souls, Brutal Legend, Assassin's Creed II, etc. And don't forget Peace Walker and Gran Turismo in the PSP Videos!--6/3/2009 6:17:53 PM--
3187 days, 15 hours, 12 minutes old

Kojima Not Directing Rising, Only "Fully Involved" With PSP MGS
Why do we get the sneaking suspicion that Hideo Kojima was dragged, kicking and screaming, to the Microsoft crowd? Maybe this is an indication of that...--6/3/2009 12:35:02 PM--
3187 days, 2 54 minutes old - 96 comments

Uncharted 2 Multiplayer Beta Now Live
You know that Uncharted 2: Among Thieves multiplayer beta? Um, it's ready. Go redeem your code and marvel at the marvelousness.--6/3/2009 11:05:14 AM--
3187 days, 22 hours, 24 minutes old - 53 comments

The BBC Journalist's Big Game Was: The Last Guardian
Last year, PS3 fans couldn't stop talking about some game a BBC journalist saw, a game that totally blew him away in all respects...it was Team ICO's title.--6/3/2009 10:53:10 AM--
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Crytek: Crysis 2 "Similar" On PlayStation 3 And Xbox 360
Even though it'll likely be best on PC, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli assures console owners that there's "no clear difference" between the PS3 and 360 versions.--6/3/2009 10:32:18 AM--
3187 days, 22 hours, 57 minutes old - 30 comments

Sony's E3 Press Conference: Ben's Impressions
Games, games, GAMES! I reveled in the glorious presentations of Uncharted 2, MAG, and God of War III, and in all, the Sony conference was great fun.--6/2/2009 11:29:54 PM--
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PS3 Preview: Heavy Rain
Despite the hype, it seems that many people don't understand what Heavy Rain is all about. Well, we're gonna tell you: beauty and story come together.--6/2/2009 10:57:22 PM--
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PS3 Screenshot Updates
Guys, it's E3 and that means TONS of media! We'll be uploading tons of screenshots for all of the revealed games. Keep your eyes glued to the PS3 screenshots section. PSP screenshot updates are coming soon, as well!--6/2/2009 10:53:28 PM--
3188 days, 10 hours, 36 minutes old

Rachel Joins Playable Cast Of Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2
She was playable in the original Sigma and she's gonna be back again. So that means there are TWO hot chicks to toy around with...no pun intended.--6/2/2009 9:55:32 PM--
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Darksiders Goes To War On January 1
Well, it's straight to the point: in this bloody slashfest, you play as War, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Yep, gonna be some brawlin'!--6/2/2009 9:49:48 PM--
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Harmonix: The Beatles Not Compatible With Other Rock Bands
It may sound a little odd, but Harmonix has said we should consider The Beatles: Rock Band and the rest of the franchise as "two totally separate entities."--6/2/2009 9:47:24 PM--
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PS3 Preview: Assassin's Creed II
We've taken what we just saw at Sony's E3 press conference and combined it with previously gathered info...and we say it's a HUGE release for 2009.--6/2/2009 5:27:52 PM--
3188 days, 16 hours, 2 minutes old - 29 comments

PS3 Preview: Tony Hawk: Ride
If you didn't watch Microsoft's press conference yesterday, you missed out on this presentation. But it is coming to the PS3, and that board is NIFTY...--6/2/2009 6:12:35 PM--
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E3 2009: Final Fantasy XIV Footage, Exclusive To PS3!
Well, holy SH**. They just showed off the first footage EVER of Final Fantasy XIV and get ready for the sonic boom: it'll be exclusive to the PlayStation 3!--6/2/2009 2:35:26 PM--
3188 days, 18 hours, 54 minutes old - 137 comments

E3 2009: Uncharted 2, MAG, God Of War III Thrill The Crowd
They just pulled out all the stops and dropped the big games, including the three you see here plus many more. The PS3 is home to some awesome stuff!--6/2/2009 3:16:23 PM--
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E3 2009: PSP Go! Officially Unveiled, Features And Price
The "worst-kept secret" of the show is now official: the PSP Go! is 50% smaller and 40% lighter than the PSP-1000, and it's set for October!--6/2/2009 1:47:11 PM--
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E3 2009: "Play, Create, Share" Brings Us ModNation Racers
Take LittleBigPlanet and put that concept into a race format. Just IMAGINE the possibilities! This demo looks amazing, and we can't wait to try it!--6/2/2009 2:51:28 PM--
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E3 2009: Rockstar's PS3 Exclusive Revealed As Agent
Okay, we don't know much about it, but we know it's coming. "Agent" will be exclusive to the PS3, and we've got an update on Assassin's Creed II.--6/2/2009 2:21:37 PM--
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E3 2009: Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker For PSP Announced
Yep, Snake is coming back to the PSP! It's Peace Walker, and Hideo Kojima has stood up at the press conference to give us a VERY cool trailer!--6/2/2009 1:58:14 PM--
3188 days, 19 hours, 31 minutes old - 30 comments

E3 2009: PlayStation Home Update
Sony's Jack Tretton had a whole host of numbers to toss out at Sony's E3 press conference, and it's encouraging to see Home performing so well.--6/2/2009 3:30:09 PM--
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E3 2009: 100 New PS2 Titles In 2009, 35 PS3 Exclusives
Jack Tretton is currently talking about the PlayStation brand and some relevant numbers, several of which have caught our attention. Games, games, GAMES!--6/2/2009 1:28:44 PM--
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Sony's E3 2009 Conference - Live Updates
Nearly 100 updates that covered the entire Sony E3 press conference. If you missed it, here's your recap. Tons of incredible announcements!!--6/2/2009 11:49:13 AM--
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Will Mass Effect 2 Explode At Sony's Press Conference?
Perhaps you didn't notice, but Mass Effect 2 wasn't featured at Microsoft's press conference yesterday. Because of this, people are starting to wonder...--6/2/2009 11:07:45 AM--
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Rumor: Sony Reveals 3 New IPs Today
The latest rumor is that three new IPs will be announced at Sony's press conference today, and one of them has something to do with Kingdom Hearts.--6/2/2009 10:52:14 AM--
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Demon's Souls Official Website Opens, Online Gameplay Details
Atlus has revealed that Demon's Souls is finally coming to the US, and they've launched the official website. It even boasts a brand new trailer!--6/2/2009 10:35:01 AM--
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Metal Gear Solid: Rising Announced For PS3, Xbox 360
MGS is indeed coming to a Microsoft platform, but don't worry PS3 fans; it won't miss the PS3. Kojima's new game stars Raiden in an action slashfest!--6/1/2009 9:37:39 PM--
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Crysis 2 Confirmed For Consoles
Many have often wondered if the original Crysis would ever come to consoles. Well, who cares? The sequel has been confirmed for the PC, PS3 and 360!--6/1/2009 9:54:10 PM--
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Kojima To Reveal Peace Walker For PSP Or Lords Of Shadow?
It seems Kojima and Konami have one or two more games to unveil at E3, and they could be the multiplat Castlevania or MGS: Peace Walker For the PSP...--6/1/2009 10:17:20 PM--
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PS3 Review: The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
Sorry, folks. We know it's late, but after a mixup with Atari, we finally got our copy, played it, liked it, and here's the review. --6/1/2009 5:12:47 PM--
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No GT5 In 2009, Arkham Asylum PS3 DLC To Be Free
Just a quick update concerning some big titles: neither GT5 or GoWIII will release this year, and Batman's PS3 exclusive DLC will be FREE.--6/1/2009 12:32:25 PM--
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inFamous Encourages Addictive Personalities
Sure, I went and played games like MGS4 and GTAIV for several hours at a time, but inFamous...well, it can be addictive. Just ask around the community.--6/1/2009 11:01:21 AM--
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As E3 Returns To Form, Industry Continues To Rise
Analysts and journalists are predicting a big E3, and although we could still use a PS3 price cut, most believe the industry will hit huge sales numbers.--6/1/2009 10:50:34 AM--
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ESRB Listing Hints At Final Fantasy VII US PSN Release
Since when does the ESRB rate 12-year-old games a second time? ...ooooh, right. When they want to re-release it in a digital format on the PSN.--6/1/2009 10:29:08 AM--
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PSXE Poll Update: Japanese Devs Should Stick To Their Roots
The readers believe that Japanese developers should try to expand Westward, but they shouldn't change too much. As for the new poll, it may be tough...--5/31/2009 10:13:14 PM--
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Duke Nukem Forever Was Never Coming To The PS3?
Thanks to some recent designer info, it seems that DNF was never set to come to Sony's console. If it gets picked up, will another studio go for the PS3?--5/31/2009 9:56:01 PM--
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New God Of War III Gameplay Details
We know you can't get enough. We've got all new info concerning God of War III's battle system, and it includes weapon, boss, and grappling details!--5/31/2009 9:54:42 PM--
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Activision Hypes Modern Warfare 2, Prepping Lots Of DLC
Activision is starting to sound like a broken record, but they may have a right to it: "Modern Warfare 2 will be the largest entertainment launch of any kind."--5/31/2009 9:53:23 PM--
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