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Halogasm, Dual Shock the Third, UnStrangled Little Girls, etc.

Here’s just a whole bunch of stuff that I’m catching up on…
Amongst the still-glowing embers of confetti and flaming cat helmets resulting from the Halo 3 launch, a clutch of aftershocks emerges: the game runs at “640p”! That’s, like, 80p less! What devilry is this? Nothing, says Bungie, it is just you whiny bitches who […]


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Halo Use Map, Sep.26 @ 10:11PM

holyfuck.
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Master Chief Ate My Baby

I haven’t played Halo 3 yet. Not sure when I will. Seems that the single-player portion is fairly rote, from what I’m reading. And doesn’t sound like it does much to help out with any players like myself who are not versed in the lore of teh Haloes, story-wise. Other reviews are a strange mixed […]


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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 Horror, The Horror – Grateful Dead DLC for Rock Band

As reported by Joystiq by way of CNN Money (?!), upcoming supergroup simulator Rock Band will be featuring the interminable, gut-wrenching, soul-beshitting songs of… The Grateful Dead.
The monstrous presence of MTV’s moneybags reveals itself:
The iconic group is making 18 master recordings from its diverse catalog available as digitally distributed game levels following Rock Band’s […]


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Still More Xbox Live Demos

Man, I just can’t keep up! Boy I sure wish I had a functioning Xbox 360 to try all these neat demos! Actually, a lot of these are pretty “meh”. But still.
TimeShift (582 MB): forgettable-looking FPS that’s supposed to let you manipulate time. Sounds cool, but in practice actually looks pretty dodgy.
NHL 08 (593 MB): […]


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Medal of Honor: Airborne Demo on Live

Hey kids, check this out.
This game is based in World War II. How amazingly unique is that? Huh? World War II.
I’d never in a million years imagine a game with this setting in my mildest dreams.
927 MB of stunning originality.


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Blazing Angels 2 Demo On Live

Man, Live is on fire these days. The crazy berserk demofest just keeps on comin’. It’s like they had a whole pile of these things just waiting to dump on players. Did all the Microsoft QA testers just get back from the cottage, or what?
Blazing Angels was a pretty mediocre game, but who knows, maybe […]


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Skate Demo Is On Xbox Live

The file is 1.1 GB (sensing a trend here), and the demo allows 30 minutes of play. Curious to see how this one turns out; Tony Hawk is a fairly monstrous franchise but I think they’re on exactly number umpty-billion in the series, and its a bit stale. A low camera angle and control of […]


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Beautiful Katamari Demo On Xbox Live

So many demos lately! Microsoft is on a r– no. No, I won’t type it.
3 minutes of spherical object clustering awaits 360 owners on Live. 432 MB.
I have to say I’m disappointed in how the game looks. It’s just an up-rez’d version of the PS2 game.  Not that surprising, considering the original creator (Teika Takahashi) […]


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