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'Wrath of the Lich King' overcomes China's great firewall

7 comments Dom Cook - Aug 24, 10 9:23pm (PST)
World of Warcraft expansions always have a hard time getting into China, like in the case of Burning Crusade, in which "questionable content" delayed its overseas release.  The content in question included some torture sequence, another ...

Dynasty Warriors Online closed beta sign-up begins

9 comments Dom Cook - Aug 24, 10 5:48pm (PST)
Ever dreamt of playing a Dynasty Warriors MMO?  Well, now you can!  Online games publisher Aeria Games just started closed beta registration.  First announced at TGS '09, Dynasty Warriors Online was planned as a PlayStation 3 ...

Indie zombie game shambles into first place on XBLA with 300k sales

2 comments Dom Cook - Aug 24, 10 3:35am (PST)
The latest Xbox LIVE activity records show Indie title I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES 1N IT!!!1 has sold over 300,000 copies, mirroring LIMBO's recent achievement on XBLA.  Just five months ago, Ska Studios' popular zombie game sat around 200k ...

Red Faction: Battlegrounds could be pre-order bonus

2 comments Dom Cook - Aug 21, 10 11:45pm (PST)
Remember when THQ were giving away free copies of Red Faction: Guerilla with Darksiders earlier this year? Well, if you like free games, you could be in luck if you plan on pre-ordering Red Faction: Armageddon. A THQ representitive mentioned at ...

Valve: PlayStation 3 is "incredibly important to us"

9 comments Dom Cook - Aug 21, 10 11:39pm (PST)
Several years ago, Valve boss Gabe Newell called the PlayStation 3 a "total disaster."  Yet the company did a complete 180 this week, when project manager Erik Johnson stated that Valve takes Sony's console very seriously. " ...

Italian-American organization want to halt Mafia II release

7 comments Dom Cook - Aug 19, 10 9:12am (PST)
Upcoming free-roam action game Mafia II has been getting its fair share of controversy lately, but it doesn't stop there.  UNICO National, an Italian American service organization in the United States with the aim of promoting and enhancing ...

Gran Turismo 5 'Racing Pack' dated, detailed

1 comments Dom Cook - Aug 18, 10 2:00am (PST)
A Gran Turismo 5 Collector's and super special Signature Edition were recently announced for the West, along with a long-awaited release date.  And what about Japan?  Nippon gamers can choose between the standard version or Limited ...

Rockstar offers redemption for Red Dead Redemption hackers

4 comments Dom Cook - Aug 18, 10 1:42am (PST)
Believe it or not, cheating and hacking is against Rockstar Games' code of conduct.  So starting next Tuesday, August 24, they'll begin hunting down violators through PSN IDs and Xbox LIVE Gamertags, searching for hacked save files.  ...

Fable novel includes exclusive Fable III weapon

1 comments Dom Cook - Aug 16, 10 9:10am (PST)
[image4 link=yes width=139 height=250 float=right] With the release of Fable III looming closer, fans of the series might be interested in Fable: The Balverine Order, a novel written by novelist and comic book artist Peter David, and set within the ...

LEGO Universe closed beta arrives on Mac

0 comments Dom Cook - Aug 16, 10 9:05am (PST)
A closed beta was opened earlier this year for LEGO Universe, an upcoming MMO based on the popular play-sets. Apple users with a code and no access to a Windows computer were out of luck, considering it was PC only. Fortunately, it's now ...

Silent Hill 2 film staying within the Otherworld

4 comments Dom Cook - Aug 12, 10 7:54pm (PST)
In a recent interview, horror film producer Don Carmody (Silent Hill, Resident Evil: Apocolypse) mentioned the state of the sequel to the 2006 Silent Hill movie. Things aren't going well due to writer Roger Avary's legal problems following a ...

New research shows 3D gaming has no negative long-term issues

1 comments Dom Cook - Aug 11, 10 11:55pm (PST)
3D is a relatively old technology that recently took off again due to the current trend of 3D in the cinema.  After the announcement of the Nintendo 3DS earlier this year at E3, 3D appears to be taking over the gaming industry. Sony were the first ...

Earthbound-inspired RPG will have you trick-or-treating

2 comments Dom Cook - Aug 11, 10 1:01am (PST)
[image1 width=275 float=right] Double Fine CEO Tim Schafer is well-known for his whacky game creations, like Psychonauts and the more recent Brutal Legend.  Now the development studio has announced Costume Quest, an RPG/Adventure to be released ...

PSN rocks out to Scott Pilgrim

0 comments Dom Cook - Aug 10, 10 9:23pm (PST)
The long-awaited Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World video game was released today and leads this weeks PlayStation Store update. For those who are short on cash, the demo is always available for free. The games release coincides with the film release, but don ...

Classic Tetris officially has a world champion

4 comments Dom Cook - Aug 10, 10 1:29am (PST)
Yesterday at the Los Angeles Downtown Independent Theater, 29-year-old loan coordinator Jonas Neubauer was crowned the first World Tetris Champion by Tetris creator Alexey Pajitnov himself. Over 200 players turned up to the Classic Tetris World ...

PlayStation Plus subscribers to receive PixelJunk 2nd Lap early

1 comments Dom Cook - Aug 09, 10 11:36pm (PST)
Fans of the popular PSN title PixelJunk Racers -- the racing game that isn't a racing game -- will be getting a completely free update tomorrow for existing owners of the game. The catch is that it'll be exclusive to PlayStation Plus members ...

Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon coming to PSN

3 comments Dom Cook - Aug 09, 10 9:48am (PST)
Producer Shinji Hashimoto has dug deep into the bag of Squaresoft classic PlayStation games and pulled out a 1997 Mystery Dungeon classic. Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon -- known as Chocobo no Fushigi Dungeon in Japan -- has been announced as the ...

Capcom plans more DLC, social gaming, paid demos

5 comments Dom Cook - Aug 05, 10 8:27pm (PST)
Capcom CEO Haruhiro Tsujimoto has plans on increasing sales after a devastating 70 percent income drop over the last quarter.  In an interview with Fuji Sankei Business Eye, Tsujimoto told of his plans to expand online paid content for gaming ...

Gran Turismo Signature Edition confirmed

4 comments Dom Cook - Aug 05, 10 9:23am (PST)
Several months ago we revealed a special edition for the eagerly anticipated Gran Turismo 5. An Ultimate Edition was rumoured, however this morning it was finally confirmed. At a whopping $349.99 NZD -- that's approximately $257 USD, almost the ...

Monster Hunter Frontier could get overseas release

8 comments Dom Cook - Feb 04, 10 7:29pm (PST)
In today's interview with Japanese publication Famitsu, Capcom's Kaiji Inafune mentioned that a release overseas looks likely. While he didn't mention any release date or solid confirmation, but he's definitely interested in bringing ...

Monster Hunter Tri gets fan-created weapons

4 comments Dom Cook - Feb 01, 10 6:21pm (PST)
[image2 link=yes width=345 height=193] On September 7 of last year, Capcom held a contest where fans could design and name weapons for Monster Hunter Tri~. Results were announced December 2 and today Capcom released in-game renders of the weapons. ...

[Update] Monster Hunter Frontier announced for Xbox 360

11 comments Dom Cook - Jan 30, 10 1:53pm (PST)
[image1 link=yes width=345 height=191] Today it was announced the recent Capcom X Microsoft project announced is Monster Hunter Frontier for the Xbox 360, with a website showing various monsters from Frontier and a video ending with the Frontier and ...

Metroid: Other M teases with official site

1 comments Dom Cook - Jan 29, 10 1:59pm (PST)
Metroid: Other M was announced at last year's E3, and much to everyone's surprise, Team Ninja was named its developer.  You know Team Ninja, don't you?  Creators the Dead or Alive series and Ninja Gaiden... Yeah, those guys.  ...

GameStop to hand out Pikachu-colored Pichus

3 comments Dom Cook - Jan 26, 10 3:30pm (PST)
[image1 link=yes width=345 height=127] If you live within reach of a GameStop and you're a Pokemon fan, then you're in luck. From the January 30th to February 14th, if you take your Nintendo DS down to the store with a copy of Pokemon Diamond/ ...

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker pack contents revealed

2 comments Dom Cook - Jan 26, 10 12:30am (PST)
[image1 link=yes width=345 height=184] Last week it was announced by Konami that a Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker pack would be released, though it was unknown what exactly was in the pack, nor what the contents look like. Today a new konamistyle ...
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