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  • Quick Review: Dungeon Siege III (PC)

    Quick Review: Dungeon Siege III (PC)

    I can’t write a full review of this game because I have no intention of finishing it. I am a huge fan of Dungeon Siege and its sequel, and of the hack ‘n slash genre in general, but I felt it to be my duty to warn you guys away from Dungeon Siege 3 right now, in case you were thinking about picking it up. I’ve played a little over two hours of the PC version of the game, which… Read More

  • Vita To Ship December 31st?

    Vita To Ship December 31st?

    Some Vita-pre-ordering mofos are getting word from Amazon that their shiny new handheld will not, in fact, be arriving “this holiday season” (which implies November and early December), but may rather be shipping on the last day of the year, and arriving in early January. I know, first world problems, right? But it does mean that Sony will miss out on a huge sales opportunity, and a… Read More

  • Happy 15th Birthday, Quake

    Happy 15th Birthday, Quake

    On June 22nd, 1996, id Software released Quake, the true successor to the Doom franchise and among the first games (certainly the most well-known) to be presented entirely in 3D. That is, with polygons. Those of us old enough to do so will remember the first set of levels (that is to say, the demo) with perfect clarity, and recall the classic grunts, moans, and clangs that accompanied that… Read More

  • Valve Warms Toward Nintendo With Wii U

    Valve Warms Toward Nintendo With Wii U

    Don’t expect Episode 3 to come to your New Controller any time soon, but Valve’s Gabe Newell has made some noises about Nintendo being included in their “scalability model.” What he means is that there was no way they were downsizing a game to fit on the Wii, but the Wii U might have the chops to make it worth porting games to. For a long time Nintendo has been the whipping… Read More

  • Zero Punctuation On Duke Nukem Forever

    You probably know what to expect out of this one. Since the critics have been almost uniform in their judgement of this storied and unfortunate title, and Yahtzee's take was likely to be even one step further. Actually, he has some sympathy for the game, and while it's not a good game, its failures are comprehensible in a way some modern games errors aren't. I'm glad it got released, and I can't… Read More

  • Hit Video Game Professor Layton To Go Social On Mobage This Year

    Hit Video Game Professor Layton To Go Social On Mobage This Year

    Konami, Sega, Hudson, Capcom: virtually every Japanese video game maker these days is producing social games, too. The newest company jumping on the bandwagon is Level-5 whose mega hit series Professor Layton will be turned into a (mobile) social game in Japan in the fall this year. "Professor Layton Royale" will become available on Mobage, a popular mobile social gaming platform (which boasts 25… Read More

  • CECH-3000B: Sony Announces Lighter, More Power-Efficient PS3 Model

    CECH-3000B: Sony Announces Lighter, More Power-Efficient PS3 Model

    Sony Computer Entertainment announced [JP] the CECH-3000B for the Japanese market, a new/modified version of the PS3. When compared with the previous model (the 2500B), the new PS3 is 400g lighter (it now weighs 2.6kg) and consumes 30W less power (200W now). Sony also said they will stop producing the 2500B series. Read More

  • Nintendo Bigwigs: 25th Anniversary Zelda Collection Wouldn't Be Nintendo-Like

    Nintendo Bigwigs: 25th Anniversary Zelda Collection Wouldn't Be Nintendo-Like

    At this E3's Nintendo press conference, we were treated to a nice little dose of Zelda music, and told there would be a sweet 25th anniversary soundtrack, as well as some traveling concerts and a free DSiWare game. All very good, but I couldn't help but be disappointed at the lack of a collected edition like that issued for last year's Mario 25th Anniversary. And according to Nintendo's CEO Satoru… Read More

  • Toylet: Sega's Video Game System For Toilets Gets Priced And Dated (Video)

    Toylet: Sega's Video Game System For Toilets Gets Priced And Dated (Video)

    Do you remember the Toylet, the bizarre video game system from Sega that can be placed inside urinals and allows you to control on-screen action with your pee? The Toylet's core elements are an LCD screen (placed above the urinal) and a speed sensor to track the "pressure level" of your stream. Read More

  • Must-Have For Minecraft Fans: Grass Block Mousepad

    Must-Have For Minecraft Fans: Grass Block Mousepad

    If you’re deeply into Minecraft, as I know many of you are, you might find this grass block texture mousepad fulfilling (there’s a Creeper one as well). Etsy seller DesignNoy has a ton more of iconic game graphics, if blocks and building aren’t your thing. That is all. [via Technabob] Read More