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Twitching and Snarling

(I’m going to be trying these big compilation posts for awhile, see if it works better. If you’d rather I did the old format, by all means, hurl fruit in the comments section, kthx.)
Ah, but these minor delays do tend to pile up, don’t they. I looked upon that little calendar on the right [...]


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Forum Sightings



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This Is Not Synergy

Speaking of Haze…

I wish I could tell you that the above image was doctored.
But that would be lying.
Today, Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, announced that the multi-platinum selling, ground-breaking hard rock band Korn has written and recorded an original song inspired by Ubisoft’s upcoming Haze™ video game. The song will be [...]


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Neil Springer, I Name Thee: Fuckwit

Seems that Neil Springer from canoe.ca played a Haze demo and didn’t like it very much. No big deal – no one in their right mind goes to canoe.ca for anything other than a traffic report. But the particular way in which he criticized the demo is, to say the least, weak:
You control proud soldier [...]


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I Want A Pony

I’m so fucking tired of this refrain:

Gerhard Florin said incompatible consoles made life harder for developers and consumers.
“We want an open, standard platform which is much easier than having five which are not compatible,” said EA’s head of international publishing.
He said the web and set-top boxes would grow in [...]


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Some Of These Things Are Not Like The Others

(Thoughtlessly scavenged from this thread.) 


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No Faming For Me

This was as close as I got:

I know some of you wondered if I came to Toronto just for this thing: I didn’t. But I did walk past it.
When I saw that the “event” really was just a huge marketing push by Microsoft and Best Buy, I hesitated. When I saw that the Guitar Hero [...]


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TO THE STAAAAARS

Nintendo is actually sending this image out to people on their fan list.
No, its not what it appears to be, which is a hilariously inept bit of drooling fan-photoshopping; it’s actual marketing.
“Rejoice, hardcore gamers! Our bountiful trove of non-Brain-Training games knows no bounds.”
Click image for larger crapulance.
And by the way – this is what I [...]


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BioShock: Buying Content That You Already Own?

Intrepid textfile-wrangler Zemlor of the 2K forum (how’s that for a biz-card title) has discovered something interesting deep within the bowels of BioShock (PC version):
;Downloadable content announcement
ManualTopicName=PlasmidPack1
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;Downloadable content announcement
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[PlasmidPack1]
TopicType=Gene Tonics Unlocked!
FriendlyName=(Downloaded Content)
bHidden=true
Entry=\nNEW FROM RYAN INDUSTRIES!
Entry=\nHaving concluded clinical trials on four new Genetic Improvements, Ryan Industries is proud to announce the general release of their newest [...]


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The Baddest Names In Faming

They’ve got Halo 3! And Guitar Hero 3! and… Halo 3!
Dundas Square. Ugh. Link.


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