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Return of the franchises

By Spencer . April 20, 2006 . 8:05am

Following a juicy rumor that Nights might be returning, retro gaming expert Racketboy has a story about what other franchises from the nineties might be coming back in the gaming world. On the list is Earthworm Jim, Ghouls & Ghosts, Afterburner and Super Hang On. Finally, Pilotwings made the list, which seems likely after they […]

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Light gun revolutions

By Spencer . April 14, 2006 . 12:52pm

Remember that Revolution preview video that showed gamers using the controller as a makeshift light gun? It’s quite possible that we’ll see a bunch more light gun games in the future since people won’t have to pay a heavy price tag to purchase a gun plus a game. Racketboy takes a look at some of […]

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PSP cases for the rich

By Spencer . March 29, 2006 . 10:16am

Into fashion, gaming and have an extra 13,650 ($116) to burn? Then PS Pictogram series is for you. These limited edition PSP cases are designed from Kuntzel + Deygas (white), Surface to Air (red) and Hideki Inaba (black). The project is a natural follow up to Gas’ line up of designer iPod cases. Start saving […]

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New ideas for Next Gen Games

By Spencer . March 28, 2006 . 9:06am

During the Game Developers Conference we heard a lot of information about the power of the next wave of consoles. Each developer spoke about the strengths of their hardware. Microsoft has focused on the ease of development with XNA, Sony is touting the sheer power of the PS3 and Nintendo is showcased the Revolution’s virtual […]

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Video game sheet music heading to schools

By Spencer . March 28, 2006 . 8:29am

The creators of the Video Games Live teamed up with Alfred Publishing to bring video game music to schools. Instructors can purchase orchestra, band and marching band arrangements for their students to play. Only three titles have been officially announced: “Bounty Hunter” from Advent Rising, a Halo Concert Band piece and the “Halo Theme” from […]

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World of Warcraft as a resume builder

By Spencer . March 25, 2006 . 10:00am

When Yahoo! was looking for a new managerial candidate they had plenty of capable applicants. One thing put Stephen Gillett above the pack, being a WOW guild master. Yahoo recognized that Gillett must have had a background in leadership to efficiently manage a group of gamers. Wired magazine says, “the process of becoming an effective […]

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Prototype Microsoft Controller?

By Spencer . March 20, 2006 . 1:57pm

The defunct Acclaim Games’ inventory has been trickling its way on to the Internet. We’ve seen development PS2 units, NR Gamecubes and even a Dolphin test station. Now there’s a prototype gamepad with drivers online. The dealer says he found this unit in a box with assorted Xbox and PC stuff. It looks like a […]

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Cube Challenges

By Spencer . March 9, 2006 . 8:20am

Between now and the release of the Twilight Princess is a lot of time. Games like Chibi-Robo, Odama and Naruto: Clash of Ninja might help pass the time, but even these releases probably won’t keep a Gamecube owner busy for a couple months. Inspired by the Xbox 360 achievements, we thought of a couple “Cube […]

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Square-Enix Schwag

By Spencer . March 8, 2006 . 3:09pm

For all you Square-Enix fans, the Japanese store has a bunch of neat goodies on their site. You can pick up Kingdom Hearts t-shirts, slime mugs and a Shinra ID holder.  

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Toothpaste the magical CD repair tool

By Spencer . March 7, 2006 . 12:35pm

If you’re a retro gamer scouring Goodwill and other thrift stores for copies of Radiant Silvergun or just have a defective Xbox 360 you’ve encountered the problem of a scratched disc. Sure you could pony down the dough and repurchase a game or you can break out the toothpaste and fix the disc yourself. Retro […]

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Ikaruga Fashion

By Spencer . March 7, 2006 . 9:40am

For all you shoot ‘em up fans check out this Ikaruga shirt. Supposedly only 400 of these were made, which makes this almost as rare as the Ikaruga sake set. The shirt says “no refuge” and has a picture of the ship in the middle.  

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Amazing Ouendan skills

By Spencer . March 4, 2006 . 12:17pm

If you’ve ever played Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan! you know that the game is brutal. In this video a gamer masters the last song “Ready Steady Go” with a perfect combo in Cheerleader mode. All those on screen numbered explosions are stylus taps. But it’s all worth it since the world is saved from a giant […]

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Block Fighter: The World Warriors

By Spencer . March 3, 2006 . 7:35am

Capcom takes their fighting stars and gives them the lego treatment. The toys come in two packs: Ryu / Akuma, M.Bison / Chun Li, and Dimitri / Morrigan. Each pack also comes with a fireball too! Now all you need is a large pack of legos so you can build a fighting arena.

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I Am 8 Bit Update

By Spencer . March 2, 2006 . 12:17pm

Gallery Nineteen Eighty Eight has been getting ready for the second I 8 Am Bit art show. Last year’s gallery featured tons of original artwork based on classic video game characters. This year’s show is set to debut on April 18th in Los Angeles and Game Informer has a sneak preview of what’s to come. […]

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Capcom passes out prizes for PSP game promotion

By Spencer . March 1, 2006 . 11:58pm

If you pick up a copy of Vampire Chronicles: The Dark Tower, Rockman Dash, Rockman Dash 2, Breath of Fire III, Street Fighter Alpha III Max, Irregular Hunter X or Rockman Rockman you could win some stuff from Capcom. Thirty lucky people will win a 1GB Ipod shuffle with a Capcom mascot sticker. Five hundred […]