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17th-May-2011 08:41 pm - L.A. Noire reviews round-up!


L.A. Noire is different. It's not like most video games developed by Rockstar. You don't play the outlaw running wild, free to kill, steal, and cause destruction. You're a cop. A good cop at that, determined to restore order to the violent streets of 1940s Los Angeles.

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Executive producer of the Mass Effect series, Casey Hudson, tweeted today that the third installment in the series will feature the option to pursue same-sex love interests.

29th-Apr-2011 04:02 pm - Portal 2 DLC to be free

Though short on details, Valve hasn't wasted any time confirming its plans for Portal 2 DLC. After a massive launch just over a week ago – Valve says Portal 2 is its "fastest-selling" release since Half-Life 2! – the famously generous developer has outlined what it's calling "Portal 2 DLC #1."

For the asking price of $0, DLC #1 will offer "new test chambers for players, leaderboards, challenge mode for single and multiplayer modes, and more." While free DLC on the Steam-powered PC and Mac platforms is nothing unusual coming from Valve, DLC #1 will notably be "free of charge" on Xbox 360 and PS3 as well. Of course, adding Steam to the PlayStation 3 release was always intended to allow for this scenario, and we can only imagine Microsoft didn't feel comfortable with the Xbox 360 being the sole platform charging for otherwise free content.

Portal 2 DLC #1 is "targeted" for release this summer; it's not clear if that estimate is Normal Time or Valve Time, so don't mark up your Stephen Merchant calendars just yet.

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On June 7, Red Faction: Armageddon is set to explode onto the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC in North America. Red Faction: Armageddon will ship internationally on June 10.

Additionally, THQ announced today the free playable demo of Red Faction: Armageddon is scheduled to be available on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft on May 3.


Starting tomorrow, April 29, all Xbox Live members will be able to use Hulu Plus for free on their 360. This free period only lasts until May 6, and is coming via a promotion from Jack Link's Beef Jerky.

After May 6, only Hulu Plus members will be able to continue using the service. Hulu Plus costs $7.99 a month.


Sony says PSN 'intrusion' compromised personal info; hopes to have 'some services' back 'within a week'

Nearly six days in, and Sony has finally sent out an email to the millions of affected PSN users explaining the prolonged downtime, and elaborating on the security implications of the "external intrusion" of the PlayStation Network. The most important new detail: Sony has determined that there has been "a compromise of personal information" as a result of the attack. The second most important new detail: "We have a clear path to have PlayStation Network and Qriocity systems back online, and expect to restore some services within a week."

So, what did the bad guys manage to steal? Uhh ... just about everything, it seems. Here's what's in the definitely jacked column: "name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network/Qriocity password and login, and handle/PSN online ID." Our takeaway: you'd better start changing passwords if you use the same one frequently. We'll leave the decision on whether or not to pack your bags and move away up to you.

In the possibly jacked column: "profile data, including purchase history and billing address (city, state, zip), and your PlayStation Network/Qriocity password security answers." That leaves your credit card information, which ... well, we'll let Sony tell you itself: "If you have provided your credit card data through PlayStation Network or Qriocity, out of an abundance of caution we are advising you that your credit card number (excluding security code) and expiration date may have been obtained." Yikes.

Sony provides a bunch of links for consumers to keep an eye on their data. Most important is probably the free credit report services. It also cautions PSN users to change their password when the service is back online. Lastly, while they never directly say as much, we're going to suggest making PSN purchases through other retailers instead of directly on Sony's service. Well, when it works again. But after that, stock up on some PSN points cards from anywhere else.

Damn. If you use PSN, definitely recommend changing your passwords, especially those for sites involving money eg PayPal, Amazon, etc.
15th-Jun-2010 09:54 am - E3 Roundup: EA, Ubisoft at E3
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Electronic Arts helped kick off E3 2010 Monday with a flashy press conference at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.

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Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

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After an Electronic Arts press conference that included an appearance by Joe Montana, a 24-person multi-player FPS demo, and a lobby full of Jedis, Ubisoft needed something truly spectacular to shine Monday afternoon at E3 2010.

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14th-Apr-2010 09:15 am - Why girls should date gamers
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I believe that there’s a common displacement of logic between women and their dating standards. Now, I wont get into ALLLLL the problems on women & their dating habits, (don’t get me started!) I’m talking specifically about dating gamers!

Let me first clarify that when I say women, I’m talking about the everyday girl who paints her nails, goes out dancing with her girlfriends, talks on the phone, obsesses over twilight and does not play video games. (With the exception of Nintendo Wii, SOMETIMES.)

With gamers, I don’t mean the dudes who play Madden with their “bros” while smashing beer cans over their forehead after making a touchdown, or the die-hard obsessive sockers that play World of Warcraft. (Good luck with dating guys! Not tryin to hate.. just sayin’…) The type of gamers I’m talking about are the men who generally spend all their time playing video games on PC, Xbox 360 and/or PS3 every day and don’t have very many hobbies outside of their own virtual world.

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What do you think ONTD? Should girls date more gamers? Gamer guys, what's your take?
5th-Apr-2010 02:23 pm - VIDYA GAEMZ MAKE UR TEETH ROT!!111

Via Kotaku:
Various scientific and medical studies performed over the past few years have shown video games to cause violent behavior, obesity, and crooked fingers among young people, but at least we still have our teeth - or do we?

A new study, run by the University of Iowa, has linked frequent video game playing to poor oral health. The study, conducted on children age 12 through 16, suggests that the dietary habits associated with frequent computer and console game use are conducive to tooth decay. Basically, when kids play video games, they eat and drink crap.

It's worth noting that children also eat and drink crap when watching television, reading books, or whenever their parents aren't watching. This is likely due to the fact that crap is delicious.

The study also found that children with parents who structure their video game playing time are less likely to suffer the ravages of tooth decay, as they are more likely to eat regular meals as well.

I guess the whole point of this study, as with just about any study about tooth care, is that you should regularly brush and floss your teeth. Gargling with Mountain Dew isn't going to make your smile more extreme.

If only there were some sort of point system for brushing...

I'm not sure why the University of Iowa decided to single out gamers here. We generally keep our mouths aimed at the screen, so bad breath and tooth decay isn't an issue. Just stay downwind and you'll be fine.

Teeth take a hit when computer games lead to bad bites [WalesOnline - Thanks Jeremy!]

que the actual motherfucking fuck? everything can be blamed on anything if you look deep enough and want to see it :/ i also want to put lolquotes or ~~~ around all the tags bc this is too stupid.
23rd-Mar-2010 11:30 am - Nintendo annnounces Nintendo 3DS.
At E3, Nintendo will be introducing new hardware, the Nintendo 3DS.

In an official release, Nintendo describes the portable as allowing games to be "enjoyed with 3D effects without the need for any special glasses". It is not yet known how the 3D effects will work, but it is possible that it could work like this Japan-only DSiWare game.

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I'm sick of the 3D wank personally. As usual I'll keep it real with my DSLite
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