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Warhawk Expansion Looks Spectacular

I did not expect this. I knew there was an expansion coming but… wow.
Behold the OMEGA DAWN. (Yeah. That’s what it’s called. Sounds like a fucking Simpsons joke.)
Despite the presence of the word DAWN in the title, all the new levels take place at night:

From the PR spooge, the expansion contains:

Omega Factory battlefield includes [...]


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PS3 Themes Are Trickling In

Now that Sony has released the utilities and specs for PS3 XMB themes, all the little Photoshop gnomes have come out of the webwork and started releasing some fantastic designs.

The always-popular Mac OS X theme, appropriately attired in the new Leopard look that all the kids love. (Download)

The new Uncharted theme, just revealed on NeoGAF. [...]


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Fall Dashboard Update Is Overwhelming (Updated)

SEE UPDATE BELOW
Joystiq has a nice little scoop on the changelog details in Microsoft’s “Fall” update to the 360 Dashboard. They translated it from some sort of early Japanese release. If Joystiq’s bothans are accurate, the list of details is very heavy on organizational tweaks and very light on everything else:
The most significant addition [...]


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Gordon Hits TO

Nice Half-Life mod of Toronto; “City 7″.


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I Didn’t Peg Shatner For A Shammy

I would have guessed he was more of a gnome-mage sort of person.
What’s with the monk robe? Is this what we are supposed to think he looks like at home, while relaxing with some Warcraft? Because I would totally believe it.
(Shamelessly stolen from the BBPS)


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This Is Why Gamerscore Is Useless

Destructoid reports that some slacker out there was crazy enough to actually put a copy of Avatar: The Last Airbender / The Burning Earth into his 360 and play it.
As we can see in the video, the testers were taking the same peyote as the writers who came up with that title. 1000 achievement points [...]


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Five Good And Five Six Bad Things About Assassin’s Creed

GOOD THINGS

1. Flying and Stabbing. As we all know, any good ninj’ing requires both a flying and stabbing component. These are crucial; the actions of hurtling through the air with reckless abandon as well as the piercing of infidels/underlings/henchpersons with a wide variety of skewering implements form the cornerstone of any stealth action game. Assassin’s [...]


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When Fanboys Attack: Super Mario Reviewer E-Lynched By Foaming Nintendrones

The biggest release this week Super Mario Galaxy. This is a game that is so hotly anticipated that the mere sight of it causes small Japanese schoolgirls to instantly combust. There is a vast, bloodthirsty horde of barbarians on NeoGAF that will kill everyone standing between themselves and their preorder. Game magazine editors genuflect in [...]


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PS3 Gets DivX – ‘Tis A Great Day For A Jolly Rodgering

Sony and DivX have announced a partnership today to include DivX support in the PlayStation 3’s firmware. No exact date or much other details are available, other than “it’s coming”.
And with that one move, the PS3 just became the most desirous console in all the world for those of you who happen to use BitTorrent. [...]


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It Came Back (Part Two)

My second dead Xbox 360 has returned from Microsoft in record time, at least compared to the original trip:
Dead 360 #1: 6 weeks
Dead 360 #2: 5 days
Of course this is a refurb again (sorry; the literature that accompanied my becoffined console informs me in a rather authoritative manner that is a Microsoft Certified Replacement [...]


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