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  • Blog Post: Medal Of Honor Hits The Back Burner

    Electronic Arts has pushed its Medal of Honor franchise out of its yearly shooter rotation after the poor showing last year's Medal of Honor: Warfighter gave. Speaking on the company's financial briefing call earlier today, EA COO Peter Moore neatly ducked any responsibility for Warfighter's... More
  • Blog Post: Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN): Video Games Are Worse Than Guns

    "I think video games is a bigger problem than guns, because video games affect people," the senator from Tennessee told MSNBC in response to a question about proposed gun control legislation that would require universal background checks. Words fail me. Failing the ability to live in a world... More
  • Blog Post: 50 Amazing Skate 3 Fails

    It's Friday night, let's watch some people fall off skateboards and get hit in the nuts. The game is a little old now, but YouTube user HelixSnake just put together this hilarious video of 50 of his best Skate 3 fails. If you don't have 10 minutes to waste, skip to the 7 minute mark for the... More
  • Blog Post: Might & Magic Heroes VI Delayed

    Ubisoft has pushed back the next edition of the strategy franchise from its planned June launch until September 8th. Might & Magic Heroes VI, in addition to being a stupid rebranding of a long-running series (why throw away 20 years of the Heroes of Might & Magic name? I will never forgive you... More
  • Blog Post: THQ Exec Blames Messaging For Crappy Red Faction DLG Reviews

    Speaking with Joystiq, THQ director of creative and business development Lenny Brown pointed to the company's PR and marketing efforts as a reason the recent Red Faction: Battlegrounds was universally derided by critics. Surely it wasn't that the game just sucked. "When you have five minutes... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Admits Games For Windows Live Possibly Not Amazing

    Joining the rest of the world at long last, a senior Microsoft employee has allowed for the possibility that the company's matchmaking, stat-tracking, and marketplace service on PC may have been less than successful. Senior producer of interactive entertainment Kevin Unangst told website CVG , "I... More
  • Blog Post: Rare Slashes Art Department

    Looks like the venerable English developer is drastically changing gears. The last of its full-time artists have been de facto made redundant, according to several reports. UK magazine Edge is reporting that two separate sources have confirmed that the 42 permanent members of Rare's art department... More
  • Blog Post: UPDATE: Guitar Hero Dead, Massive Activision Layoffs

    UPDATE: Activision confirmed that its Guitar Hero division is closing, DJ Hero is being killed, and that True Crime Hong Kong is being canceled in its fourth-quarter conference call this afternoon. Our condolences to everyone who lost their jobs. ORIGINAL STORY: Activision's quarterly financial conference... More
  • Blog Post: THQ Shutting Down Company Of Heroes Online

    The game isn't even out yet, and it's getting axed. THQ-owned developer Relic Entertainment put up the word on its official site this morning: The plug is being pulled on Company of Heroes Online before it even releases. Both the North American and Asian versions of the game are getting the axe... More
  • Blog Post: Sony To Go Back To Serial Codes For PS3 Games?

    A rumor has popped up saying that Sony is scared enough of a recent PS3 security leak that it is planning to require serial code inputs for all future PS3 titles. Apparently it's 1991 again. The hack in question is the recent publishing of the PS3's root keys, which can be used to get access... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Goes All In With 3D

    Sony Europe studio director Mick Hocking touted the depth of the company's support for stereoscopic 3D in a recent interview with UK publication Develop. Over 50 3D-enabled PS3 titles are in production, more than 20 of which are internal Sony projects. Hocking enthusiastically shoveled hyperbole... More
  • Blog Post: 40 Raven Developers Hit The Job Market

    Two score former employees of Singularity developer Raven Software are making an unforeseen entry into the job market due to a recent round of layoffs at the Activision-owned company. According to Kotaku , Raven has let approximately 40 employees go as it trims down from the recently released Singularity... More
  • Blog Post: Law & Order Thinks Gamers Are Morons

    NETWORK EXEC 1: Hey, you know these video games the kids are playing these days? Can you imagine what a horrible loser you would have to be to play this "Warring Craft" thing as an adult? NETWORK EXEC 2: Hah, hah! I bet you'd have to be, like, 300 pounds. NETWORK EXEC 1: Brilliant! You... More
  • Blog Post: Search For WoW Items Via...Icon?

    Microsoft has launched its latest misguided salvo in its unwinnable war against Google: The Top WoW Items Visual Search . It's possible that there is a less useful way to sort World of Warcraft items than by their tiny inventory icons, but it's going to take a group of top men and a serious federal... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft DRM Locks Paying Customers Out Of Game

    The ridiculous DRM solution for Assassin's Creed 2 and Silent Hunter 5 on PC prevented gamers with legit copies of the games from playing this weekend, according to reports from the company's own forums. A representative from the publisher confirmed these reports, saying, "Due to exceptional... More
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