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  • Blog Post: Jackie Chan Once Endorsed An Unofficial NES Console Clone In China

    The latest Did You Know Gaming video covers the Nintendo's first home console, the NES. In the video you will learn all about the console and its upbringing, and how Jackie Chan was able to help sneak the console into China after recreational video games were banned. The system was sold as an educational... More
  • Blog Post: Enjoy This Classical Arrangement Of The Tetris Theme On A Weird Piano

    Today will likely be a big day for PlayStation news, so before things get started, enjoy some lovely music from a talented pianist. The video stars Sonya Belousova, who arranged the version of the Tetris theme she plays in the video below. Thanks Eric Poppe for the news tip! [Source: PlayerPiano on YouTube... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft Opens Office In Russia To Provide Community Development, Support

    Ubisoft is making a push into Russia with the opening of a new business office in Moscow. The new team will provide community development and support to Russian customers, including a new Ubisoft YouTube channel for the territory. Ubisoft cites anticipated significant growth in the Russian market over... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation Plus Rate Hikes Hit Some Territories

    Yesterday, readers alerted us to unexpected rate hikes in PlayStation Plus. According to a tip we received, users were given a day’s warning of impending, significant increases. The email sent to South African users indicates a price increase from R145 ($12.86) to R219 ($19.43) for a three-month... More
  • Blog Post: Olympic Village Features Sweet Soviet Union-Era Arcade Machines

    Everyone's eyes are appropriately transfixed on the Olympics, but they aren't the only games that are taking place in Sochi, Russia. At least one of the Olympic villages has an arcade in it, with a few fully functional games from the Soviet Union-era on display. Take a look at them in our gallery... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Viral Video May Be Teasing The XCOM Shooter

    A video playing off the recent Russian meteor crash may be teasing the XCOM first-person shooter that recently and inexplicably disappeared form the Internet . Shack News did some research on the video, discovering that the source code page reveals the keyword 'whathappenedin62', which is a domain... More
  • Blog Post: Valve Enables Russian Population To Buy More Steam Games

    In an attempt to make Steam games more widely available to Russians, Valve has partnered with a company called Xsolla to enable over 450,000 cash kiosks in the country to allow for money to be added directly to users' steam accounts. Xsolla is an international company that specializes in payment... More
  • Blog Post: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Expansion To Come To U.S. February 2

    The second expansion for atmospheric Russian first-person shooter S.T.A.L.K.E.R. will be coming to our shores courtesy of Viva Media. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat adds several new locations to the radioactive Zone surrounding the 1986 Chernobyl meltdown. As an undercover military agent, players will... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Blocks MW2’s Controversial Mission In Russia

    In response to rumors that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has been banned in Russia over questionable content, Activision has released a statement that while the game has not been banned, the company has chosen to block the controversial airport scene in the Russian version. “Reports that Call... More
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