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Freaks and geeks — the culture surrounding E3 nightlife

by 1 year ago

    There is a world you don’t know about. It is bright and loud and beautiful. People dance and sing. They revel in the madness. This world belongs to the freak …

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    Games for the Masses–Total Victory!

    by 1 year ago

      Rejoice comrades, for we have emerged from our Great Struggle as glorious victors!  Through constant agitating, through endless complaining on twitter, and through endless forum flame-wars, we have made our …

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      Games for the Masses–Concerning the need for affordable games and Weekend Deals 06/07/13

      by 1 year ago

      Games for the Masses has always been my attempt at populism, and while I usually take this time to adopt a goofy Russian accent and play faux communist to add …

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      Bright Lights of Asakai–Explaining one of the largest Player vs. Player battles in gaming history

      by 1 year ago

      On January 27, 2013, nearly 3000 men and women fought one another in a battle in which both sides combined to lose over $15,000 in materiel. For comparison, this was …

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      Microsoft to end use of Microsoft Points with upcoming dashboard update

      by 1 year ago

      A new dashboard update is coming to your Xbox 360, in an attempt to become more uniform with the current Windows Live Tiles layout used in other Windows products, according …

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      Rough conditions at 4A Games’ Ukrainian headquarters draws scrutiny, evokes pride amidst Metro: Last Light release

      by 1 year ago

      Andrew Prokhorov, the creative director of 4A Games, came out with a statement yesterday in response to semi-criticism from former THQ president Jason Rubin, who wrote a detailed report exposing …

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      Lego Friends: Fun-loving girl-time or patriarchy-reinforcing sexism?

      by 1 year ago

      Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced plans for an upcoming title in their Lego line of video games, according to a press release from the company.  Aimed at young girls, …

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      Katie Couric draws ire following violent games discussion

      by 1 year ago

        Renowned narcissist Katie Couric posted a tweet today in hopes of engaging gamers who were "upset" about an hour-long discussion of violent video games during her daytime talk show, Katie, yesterday. …

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        Strange Bedfellows, or: how I learned to stop worrying and accept Gearbox owning Homeworld

        by 1 year ago

          In the wake of last week's announcement that Gearbox would be taking control of the venerable Homeworld franchise, the prevailing attitude I've encountered has been confusion. And now that the …

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          Why EarthBound’s reemergence is important, not only for fans, but for Nintendo

          by 1 year ago

            On Wednesday, Nintendo threw a massive amount of information at us through one of their Nintendo Direct videos. In it, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata detailed a long list of upcoming …

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            Electronic Arts is trashing The Sims Social, Simcity Social, Pet Society – and their relationship with gamers

            by 1 year ago

            Hot on the heels of winning the infamous Worst Company of 2013 title from the Consumerist, Electronic Arts has decided to break into an early lead for the 2014 race. …

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            “They never give you enough slaw” – LucasArts era draws to a close, saddening millions

            by 1 year ago

            Last week I was saddened by the news that Disney had decided to shut down LucasArts, a company that has meant a great deal to me personally, as well as …

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