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Wii Ships 50 Million Units, Declared Fastest Selling Console Ever

By Chris Faylor and Nick Breckon, Mar 25, 2009 9:12am PDT

Nintendo's ever-popular Wii has shipped a stunning 50 million consoles worldwide since its 2006 debut, with the company claiming that it's the...

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"and what metacritic scores determines a "quality game". unless its 85+ i don't see this is valid..."

- brainchild420 see all 33 comments

First Footage of Stardock's Elemental Arrives

By Chris Faylor and Nick Breckon, Mar 25, 2009 8:27am PDT

Stardock has released a footage from "a very, very early alpha version" of its upcoming strategy game Elemental: War of Magic (PC). It's due out...

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"So this is their Master of Magic inspired game *(I hope I hope I hope) ?"

- mrwolf710 see all 19 comments

Rock Band Gets 'Don't Stop Believin' as DLC

By Chris Faylor, Mar 24, 2009 11:39pm PDT

Journey's jukebox classic and dive bar anthem "Don't Stop Believin'" is joining the catalog of downloadable Rock Band tunes, developer Harmonix...

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"They should integrate the 360/PS3 Cam so that you get scored on your arm movements while ..."

- Sailor of Fortune see all 26 comments

Stardock's Wardell: Hardcore PC Games Still Viable

By Nick Breckon, Mar 24, 2009 6:26pm PDT

The talk began with a quiz. On screen, a few colorful pixels and jagged, aliased lines. "Who can name this game?" A few murmurs. Finally,...

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"(Re-reads your post) And you weren't having a go at me. I should really read things twice. MY ..."

- MeestaNob see all 35 comments

DC Universe Online, The Agency Coming in 2010

By Chris Faylor, Mar 24, 2009 2:00pm PDT

Sony Online Entertainment's super-spy MMO The Agency (PC, PS3) and super-powered MMO DC Universe Online (PC, PS3) will both see a 2010 launch,...

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"I know nothing about The Agency but that girl character sure got my attention ;P"

- RikiTiki2 see all 11 comments

Hatsworth Chaps Depart EA, Create New Studio

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 24, 2009 1:11pm PDT

Two of the top blokes behind EA's charmingly British platformer-puzzler Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure have ventured forth from the...

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"What I'm saying is companies like EA should try harder to keep these guys around. Good creative ..."

- Sturm08 see all 5 comments

EA Bringing Red Alert, SSX and More to iPhone

By Chris Faylor, Mar 24, 2009 10:39am PDT

Continuing to expand in the lucrative iPhone and iPod Touch gaming market, publisher Electronic Arts plans to bring a number of major franchises to...

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"Maybe they'd do it burnout paradise style. One of their DLC items unlocks every car in the game ..."

- matrixneo42 see all 15 comments

'One of a Kind' RTS R.U.S.E. Announced

By Chris Faylor, Mar 24, 2009 10:17am PDT

Act of War: Direct Action developer Eugen and publisher Ubisoft today revealed their upcoming project, a "one of a kind" real-time strategy game...

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"Yes! I always wanted an RTS were i could zoom in on things!! Finally, a Dawn of War killer! ..."

- Lord Skellington see all 24 comments

'Steamworks Makes DRM Obsolete,' Claims Valve

By Chris Faylor, Mar 24, 2009 8:50am PDT

In a press release celebrating its free development and publishing toolset, Half-Life creator and Steam operator Valve declared that "Steamworks...

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"Just because it's POSSIBLE to turn of steam's forced updating, doesn't mean it's ideal and ..."

- UMG see all 89 comments

Games for Windows Live Adds Anti-piracy Solution, In-game Marketplace

By Nick Breckon, Mar 24, 2009 6:00am PDT

Microsoft today announced new features coming soon to the Games for Windows Live service, including an anti-piracy solution and in-game...

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"GTA IV on Steam is a nightmare - the whole GFW and R* Socialclub thing simply did not work."

- Lukiopimp see all 57 comments

OnLive Announced, Subscription-based Service Plans to Change PC Gaming with 720p Cloud Streaming

By Nick Breckon, Mar 24, 2009 1:12am PDT

OnLive today announced plans to launch a new service that will stream PC games with negligible lag to televisions and PCs, eliminating the need for...

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"Think about it. Do you think the three people in the neighborhood using onlive will cause a ..."

- leaked see all 278 comments

Double Fine Creates Playable Adventure Based on Schafer Hosting Gig

By Nick Breckon, Mar 23, 2009 9:54pm PDT

Double Fine programmer Klint Honeychurch has created an adventure game based around Double Fine founder Tim Schafer's hosting gig at the upcoming...

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"I have 21 jokes...where do I find the other half of the index card for the dracula joke?"

- Amlash see all 40 comments

First Footage of CryEngine 3

By Nick Breckon, Mar 23, 2009 5:58pm PDT

The next iteration of Crytek's CryEngine graphics solution, the console-ready CryEngine 3, is making its debut here at GDC in San Francisco, and today the first footage was released by way of IGN.

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"Graphics sells games. Has anyone seen a topselling AAA title with quake-like graphics recently? "

- madspacemarinemustdie see all 159 comments

Ex-EA Studio Head Praises iPhone's Gaming Prowess

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 23, 2009 4:35pm PDT

In a talk entitled 'Why the iPhone just changed everything' today at Game Developers Conference, Electronic Arts alumnus and founder of iPhone...

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"I'm fine with people picking up whatever phone they want, I just don't see how the iPhone is god ..."

- FTY see all 54 comments

DRM 'A Waste of Time,' Says World of Goo Dev

By Chris Faylor, Mar 23, 2009 3:00pm PDT

Utilizing digital rights management as a means to prevent piracy is "a waste of time," according to 2D Boy co-founder and World of Goo co-creator...

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"Although you can buy World of Goo via Steam, you can also get it directly from developers (or ..."

- Hollow Man see all 120 comments