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Gamer Love

Well, its Valentine’s Day. Or, as may of us refer to it, Tuesday. If you’ve got a special someone, then enjoy them, and if you don’t, let’s not be bitter. There’s plenty of love in the world, even if its not for another sentient being, or expressed by flowers, chocolates, or genitals. In the spirit [...]

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A Little Love for Link and Lindsey Stirling

The video’s editor posted this to Destructoid back in November, but it just came to me via the page of the violinist. So I thought I’d share. The young lady in the Hyrulian garb is one Lindsey Stirling, once a contestant (not a winner, sadly) on America’s Got Talent or one o’ them shows. I’ve [...]

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State of the Video Game Union 2011/12

Maul here, back with the annual tradition, a look at the state of our beloved industry.   How do we fare? Well, last year, you’ll recall that a great deal of my article was dealing with the shit-storm of studio closings and lost jobs that were going on, so we’re a fair sight better than [...]

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Games That Involve So Much Urine, You’d Think They Came From Germany

You know, it wasn’t that long ago that I mentioned a series of urine based games that were involved in the UK, with the hopes of garnering more curio-seeking patrons to various taverns. Now, we’ve got some samples from Japan. I wouldn’t have taken the time to report on a similar product, were it not [...]

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Super Mario Crossover Offers Fanboy Wet Dream

Hey all. I’ve got some long ‘uns in the works, but class and work are a combination I’m only beginning to get used to again. So, to tide you over till I can complete the true news, I thought I’d share a little tidbit I came across via Machinima. I have to admit, the little [...]

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Kaz Hirai Becomes Commander-in-Chief at Sony

Nikkei reports today that Kaz “599 US Dollars” Hirai has been officially named President of Sony Entertainment. The position had been held interim by Howard Stringer, and it has been speculated since November of 2010 that either Hirai or TV/Camera head Hiroshi Yoshioka would take the position. Stringer, who will continue to serve as CEO and [...]

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Schrodinger’s Last Guardian

Everyone on the staff noted its absence at E3 this year. It both exists AND doesn’t exist at the same time. The rocky road to completion for Sony’s Last Guardian has become a bit bumpier and harder to follow, after a pair of recently released news stories. In short, Gamasutra reported earlier this month that [...]

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Archie Comics Does Video Games… and IP Theft?

Archie Comics, let me just apologize to you for the flat out accusatory title above. That’s just how journalism works, you know? But, you have to admit, its kind of a weird situation you’ve got going on with your Mega Man comics. For those not in the know, Archie comics produces a pretty wonderful monthly [...]

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Game Havens: Joystixx, Las Vegas

And now, I come to a delimma, one which this series, still so young, has not yet faced: if a ‘Game Haven’ sucks, is it still a ‘Haven’? Yes, Joystixx is about to get a bad review. I should issue forth this caveat, however: Joystixx is not a bad establishment, but the review is given [...]

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WHAT THE F*CK IS TIME D*CKS?… Er, Ducks.

Hey gang! I got me a shiny new comp-yootor program to try out, so I might have a very special post for you guys later today. In the meantime, though, to appease the bastard God of post deadlines, I’ve decided to lazily post a video link for you. This is the trailer for Time Ducks, [...]

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Urine Powered Games: Bad Wii Puns Abound

Yes, of course, the reporter in this vid couldn’t help but reference the Wii, despite Nintendo having jack-shit to do with this device…. so far as I know. Some bar in the UK, not named in the newscast oddly enough, has added urine controlled video games in their mens’ rooms, allowing players to steer their [...]

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What the F*ck? Weirdest Ad Ever Serves as Preview for Next ‘Game Havens’

Yeah, that name says it all. Under the radar, a second Las Vegas Barcade has opened up, a response to the mega-hit, Insert Coin(s). Joystixx (psst, guys, the pun only works if its has THREE Xs) has opened inside of the Hooters Hotel and Casino on Tropicana Ave, and I’ll likely be hitting it this [...]

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Black Friday, Golden Deals

I hate Black Friday. Its a trap. Store advertises a TV on sale, hundreds of people line up outside, waiting for hours to come and grab them but, oh wait, they only had 5 of that model. You jerks who stampeded and killed some of the other shoppers can have this one, but no one [...]

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PETA, Seriously, Suck My McNuggets

Have you guys got nothing better to do, honestly?   I was going to leave this story alone, really. It was revealed yesterday that PETA has launched a campaign against Super Mario Brothers for their portrayal of Mario wearing a Tanuki suit. You know, the one from Super Mario Brothers 3. Yeah, that game I [...]

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First Known Feature for the Next Xbox: Cloud

I’m really not a big fan of Microsoft or the 360. When the original Xbox came out, I thought their game selection was terrible, limited, and lacking any sort of creativity or imagination. The Halo System, I called it, because that was all that was worth playing. Now that we’re in the 360 era, I [...]

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Remembering Nick Arcade

The other day, I got sent on a nostalgia trip when a friend of mine posted a video of the worst Nick Arcade player ever. Wow, brings back memories. For those of you who didn’t watch the show, and many of you may be too young to remember it…. Jesus, just the fact that I [...]

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Boner Misfire?… GTA V Trailer is Launched

Hate to say it, but it really doesn’t dazzle me. Not to say this won’t still be an excellent game. The brand has a lot of power behind it, and a track record of quality games. Still, I was hoping to something… new. Well, this is just the prelims. Maybe in trailer #2…

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Street Fighter vs Misogyny

Round 1… FIGHT!!   Ahh, misogyny. Hard to spell, fun to do… er,wait, no. Easy to do, that’s the slogan. Its easy to do. My bad. Gears of War 3 fans know what we’re talking about here. Anyway, over at Kotaku, they put up a pretty interesting story about a Capcom rep who was asked [...]

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Indiana Jones Plays Video Games, Sounds Like a Grandma

Seriously, he’s adorable. Harrison Ford has been picked as the official spokesperson for Uncharted 3 in Japan, without a doubt borrowing from his reputation for derring-do earned by playing playing Indiana Jones in 3 classic films. … yes 3 classic films that in no way had a fourth, lesser sequel. *ahem* In addition to plastering [...]

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Phoenix Wright: The Movie, First Footage!

The moment I know you’ve all been waiting for, the first look at Phoenix Wright, the movie.   We’ve got the trailer too, come inside!

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