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

by 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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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        Kickin’ It Special Edition – The Susan Wilson Saga

        by 1 year ago

          Hello, and welcome to another Kickin’ It! Normally, Kickin’ It would draw your attention to a handful of Kickstarter projects worth your attention, but this week is a little different. Instead of …

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          The trouble with public perception and gaming

          by 1 year ago

            This week at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Mike Capps, the illustrious former president of Epic Games, held a panel to discuss the fact that a lot of …

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