Capcom's Booth Babe Antidote

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Aaah! For what it's worth, I spent a few minutes playing Dead Rising 2 at Capcom's booth. At a glance it felt a lot like Dead Rising, except you can combine weapons on a workbench into deadly combinations (car battery + rake = Electric Rake; vacuum cleaner + circular saw = Exsanguinator; helmet + 2 beers = Beer Hat, seriously).

GamerCrave is at E3 2010!

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GamerCrave has joined the hordes of video game journalists, developers, businesspeople and other industry folk in Los Angeles for E3, arguably gaming's biggest trade show. The show kicks off on Tuesday, but there's plenty to cover before then, with pre-E3 preview events we were forced not to talk about until now and press conferences for all the major console makers. I'm not naive enough to...

Battlestar Galactica Online MMO Trailer Promises Hot Man-on-Cylon Action,...

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How much Battlestar Galactica is too much Battlestar Galactica? Bigpoint and NBC are hoping the answer to that question is 'there's no such thing.' The pair just released a trailer for the upcoming MMO Battlestar Galactica Online, which can be seen at Pixelated Geek. It's certainly impressive, delivering the same shaky camera work and orchestral chanting the series is known for. But if you're...

Can Treyarch and Obsidian Break the 'B-Team Curse' With Call of Duty Black...

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Gamers can be a harsh bunch. They have a habit of overreacting, exaggerating, and being downright mean. And then you have video game publishers who love to get in on the action too - like a couple months ago when EA dubbed Treyarch, the developers of Call of Duty World at War and the upcoming entry Black Ops, the "B Team." If nabbing the publishing rights to ex-Infinity Ward development house...

Will Fewer Music Games in 2010 Reignite Interest, Sales?

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2009 was a rough year for the music genre. The stat-tracking nerds at the NPD reported almost a 50% decline in sales from the previous year. It's easy to guess what went wrong: Activision released about a dozen Guitar Hero titles across multiple platforms, and Harmonix (ironically) couldn't wrest the stranglehold on consumer mindshare from the franchise they created. But 2010 is a new year. It...

5 Reasons Why E3 Will Suck (And 5 Things That Would Make It Rock)

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It's that time of year again. E3 2010 is less than two weeks away, and despite past events it looks to be one of common goals: all three hardware manufacturers will represent motion controlled gaming this year. Hooray? But it wouldn't be E3 without some frustrating, annoying bits. Here are 5 reasons E3 will suck this year, and, to keep things balanced, 5 things that would redeem it.

Blockbuster Game Rental Comes With Weed

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Somewhere in southern England, some dude is probably bummed out about leaving his marijuana inside the game he traded to Blockbuster. That's where 4-year-old Riley Brown found the weed stash when his dad came home with a used copy of Fight Night Round 4 from Blockbuster. Apparently the pot was tucked away behind the instruction manual along with some tobacco, and Riley had only been playing for...

Mature Wii Titles Not Working for Sega

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Sega Studio Director Constantine Hantzopoulos stated in a recent 1Up podcast that mature games for the Wii didn't quite work out.  According to Hantzopoulos, the company moved to develop mature titles for the notoriously minigame and kid-friendly platform because market research showed that there was a ready audience for it.

OnLive Presentation Demonstrates Spectating, Video Sharing

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As if the idea of playing a remote game through a live video stream wasn't cool enough, OnLive CEO and founder Steve Perlman recently demonstrated some of the services more novel features at Columbia University in New York City, including the ability to watch other people play games at will or record clips of gaming to send to friends.

Bethesda - Interplay slap fight continues

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The legal bickering between Bethesda Softworks and Interplay soldiers on, as today Interplay filed for legal fees against Bethesda.  Here's the full legalese for the aspirant litigators among our readers: Pursuant to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 54 and Rule 109.2 of the Local Rules of the United States Disctrict Court for the District of Maryland, Defendant/Counter-Claimant...

Medal of Honor Executive Producer Talks Dual Development, Call of Duty...

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Medal of Honor (2010) Executive Producer Greg Goodrich weaved his PR skills in efficiently dodging delicate questions and positively spinning others regarding the upcoming reboot of the evergreen World War 2 shooter.  In part 1 of the interview, Goodrich comments on the logistic difficulties of including two development teams on a single game with EA Los Angeles handling the single player and...

Lessons from Grand Theft Auto IV DLC

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When a new video game follows up immediately with paid downloadable content, we tend to raise a skeptical eyebrow. You might ask, "Why wasn't this stuff just included on the disc?" As nefarious as release-day or near-release DLC may seem, it may be the best strategy for getting you to buy. Take-Two Interactive, publisher of Grand Theft Auto, learned this the hard way.

Your November NPD Results: Modern Warfare 2 Wins

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It should surprise no one that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was the dominant game release of November, according to The NPD Group (via VG247). After all, it was supposed to be the biggest entertainment launch of all time. But just how big, you ask? NPD says Modern Warfare 2 sold 6.07 million copies when you combine the Playstation 3's 1.87 million and the Xbox 360's 4.2 million. That's a 283...

Oh No, Simon Cowell Wants In On Gaming

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Prepare to see American Idol's Simon Cowell talking about venturing into video games without actually discussing anything of substance. In an interview with GQ (via MCV), Cowell said he's teaming with entrepreneur Philip Green to launch an entertainment empire, part of which will include video games. But when he actually starts talking about the vision, things run off the rails pretty quickly....

What Do You Know, Assassin's Creed 2 is a Hit

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Not sure if you're aware, but Assassin's Creed 2 is doing quite well. It's not nearly as divisive as the original game, which was mired in mindless repetition. While I haven't played the game yet (waiting patiently on Gamefly, thanks for asking), the critical response is uniformly positive, boosted in particular by the storyline of a young assassin and his family living in Renaissance Italy,...

EA to Rekindle its Old, Franchise-Loving Ways

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Electronic Arts is abandoning its remarkable change of course in recent years, which saw the company turn from franchise-focused powerhouse into big-budget innovator. In the wake of widening losses, chief executive John Riccitiello said that the company will be concentrating only on franchises that are good for 2 million sales or more. That likely includes sports games, such as the Madden...

New Super Mario Bros. Wii: Modern Warfare 2's Silent Killer?

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We all can't get enough of GameStop's claim that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be (or is) the "biggest entertainment launch of all time," but what about next week's release of New Super Mario Bros. Wii? While Modern Warfare 2 has more hype, more buzz and probably more sales out of the gate, one analyst believes that Nintendo's multiplayer platformer will win in the long haul. EEDAR...

Wii in Trouble: Iwata Says "Wii has Stalled"

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You can cool those "printing money" and "we're rich as f---" jokes now, as Nintendo is coming to terms with a stagnating Wii. Speaking to analysts and investors, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata said the "Wii has stalled," according to a translation by Andria Sang. "We were unable to continually release strong software, and let the nice mood cool." Another report from Sankei Shimbun quotes...

Jack Thompson Sues Facebook Over Group Threats

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Just because Jack Thompson was disbarred doesn't mean he can't sue Facebook for $120 million. Arguably the most antagonistic figure in video gaming, Thompson claims that his crusades against violent video games have drawn the ire of gamers the world over, thus resulting in Facebook groups that called for his physical harm, such as "Jack Thompson should be smacked across the face with an Atari...

Blur Fades from 2009, Delayed to 2010

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Another day, another game pushed back until next year. As with Take-Two's delay of Bioshock 2, Activision says it's delaying the PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 game to make the multiplayer mode better, as it's been touted "The Facebook of Racing" for its social features and customization. A new release date for Blur was not announced. "The additional time will allow the studio to fully...