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Entries from August 2008

PS3 and 360 Price Cuts, Before Holidays End

August 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

A lot of people have purchased the Xbox 360 and a growing number have had new interests in the PlayStation 3. The summer time is winding to an end and fall will bring us a new host of video games and reasons to keep playing our current generation consoles. Many analysts and industry leaders believe […]

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Tags: Editorial · Holiday · Microsoft · playstation 3 · Sony · Xbox 360

2old2play’s 2008 LAN Video, Older Gamers Having Fun

August 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

2OLD2PLAY from Janks Morton on Vimeo. For those 25 and older, 2old2play offers lots of great gaming fun and communities for all genres of gaming. They’ve been around since roughly 2005, this video, done by Janks Morton (one of the members) is excellent. This type of footage could easily be something on a cable network, […]

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Tags: Industry News · rock band · Video · Xbox 360

Xbox 360 Japan Sales Drop, PS3 Sales Crappy

August 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

The Xbox 360 saw a huge jump last week with Tales of Vesperia from Namco Bandai, but has dropped back down to normal sales (about none). Some are saying it’s mainly because of a short supply as the 360 sold out in Japan as a result of Tales of Vesperia. In other news, the PlayStation […]

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Tags: Industry News · Xbox 360

Sierra’s Franchise Titles Fade Into History

August 22nd, 2008 · 3 Comments

One of the great downfalls of an acquisition or merger, in the game industry, is the loss of great franchise titles. Sierra, or Sierra Online, once stood on its own as a company with great gaming titles but later fell into the depths of Hades under many different company names. Sierra’s last stop on the […]

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Tags: Activision · Blizzard · Editorial · Industry News · Retro

Gamers Rejoice: Rhythm Game Instrument Compatibility!

August 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Compatibility. This is all we’re really asking for when it comes to rhythm gaming on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii. So far it seems Microsoft isn’t just on board, but enforcing compatibility between instruments from Rock Band 2, Guitar Hero: World Tour and Konami’s Rock Revolution. Sony has also confirmed this behavior […]

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Tags: Accessories · Microsoft · Nintendo · playstation 3 · Sony · Wii · Xbox 360

PlayStation 3’s Wireless Keyboard Attachment

August 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Sony’s done it, they’ve announced a wireless keyboard adapter to plug onto the stock PlayStation 3 controller. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of this, Microsoft pushed out a keyboard for their Xbox 360 controller last year to provide faster chat abilities and, overall, smooth the interface when needing to type. Now, Sony’s following […]

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Tags: Accessories · Industry News · playstation 3 · Sony

Yet Another PSP Re-Design?

August 20th, 2008 · No Comments

It seems as if this is the third time, but SCEE has announced a new PSP design with eight different bundles being offered. This fall we should see the PSP-3000, which sounds much like a fake Acme cartoon toy, but it’s for reals. This version will have a built-in microphone, a redesigned (brighter) LCD screen […]

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Tags: Industry News · PSP · Sony

TD Gaming Podcast 84: A Mount That Poops

August 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment

This week we take a walk back in retro gaming history at Super Mario World, covering a bunch of great user questions and chat a bit about our favorite RTS of all time based on a user question. In the news this week: Xbox 360 Out Sells PS3 in Japan Rock Band 2 Bundle Delay […]

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Tags: Episode · harmonix · Podcast · Retro · rock band · RTS · Show Notes · Xbox 360

PopCap’s Bejeweled Franchise Hits 25 Million Units Sold Mark

August 19th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Congratulations to PopCap for showing why casual games will always be a viable market. Let’s put this in perspective, investors believe GTA IV will push 13-million sales by the end of 2008 and, as of January 2008, Halo 3 had sold 8 million copies. PopCap’s little casual game has hit 25 million units sold, that’s […]

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Tags: Editorial · popcap · Press Release

Castle Crashers, Win A Free Copy

August 19th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Although we weren’t able to get a free copy to give away for Castle Crashers due to limited supply, GameStooge has one, and has the ability to hand one out. If you’re looking to get in on the contest and potentially get a free code to download Castle Crashers upon its release, checkout GameStooge’s contest. […]

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Tags: Contest · Retro · Xbox 360