Black Friday Roundup: The Best Deals for Gamers

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  It's Black Friday, the day of the year when, having successfully indulged in too much food, we can try to burn off those calories by indulging in too much shopping. Don't laugh; rushing through those aisles is practically an extreme sport. We know that gaming can be an expensive hobby, so we've selected some of the best deals out there and put together a list for all of you to take a...

Kratos Has A Fatality but Won't "Test Your Might"

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PlayStation Blog has put together a comprehensive interview featuring Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon and God of War III's Director Stig Asmussen discussing the impact of Kratos to the Mortal Kombat Universe and if Kratos will be overpowered.

Batman Arkham City: Gameplay Trailer Review

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We recently reported that the long-awaited Batman: Arkham City has finally got a release date, and now we've got a gameplay trailer, courtesy of IGN, just to whet our appetites some more. Read on to find out if we like what we see, as well as to view the trailer yourself and make up your own mind.

Game-Breaking Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Glitch Reported

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As an addendum to our list of Assassin's Creed:Brotherhood walkthroughs and guides, I wanted to point out a game-breaking glitch that's being reported on Ubisoft's forums. After using the tunnel system for the first time, some players are entering an endless de-synchronization (i.e. death) loop at the other end of the tunnel. Because the game autosaves after using the tunnel, these players are...

Screw Kinect Reviews; Here's What People Think

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It's all well and good that reviewers think Kinect is a flawed look at the future, or a potentially revolutionary motion control that you don't need right now. But ultimately, Kinect is a brand new console, and like any other, its longevity will be determined by ordinary users. With the disclaimer that Microsoft's target audience -- people who watch Oprah -- probably aren't venting on Internet...

Game Developer Pops the Question With Homemade Game

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Proof that geeks are way more romantic than jocks, Matt Gilgenbach spent three months programming a video game designed specifically to propose to his girlfriend. The result was A Mobius Proposal, a cooperative puzzle game that requires each player to hammer out a path for the other, until they can eventually meet.

Mike Tyson Returns in Punch-Out-Style iPhone Game

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No game could ever duplicate the perfection of Mike Tyson's Punch-Out for the Nintendo Entertainment System -- Punch-Out for the Wii came close -- but that won't stop Rock Software from trying. The iPhone app developer is working on a mobile game in the style of Punch-Out, with Mike Tyson as the final boss. Players control a tiny boxer named Little Sammy, whose backwards baseball cap makes him...

Target Box Turns Air Guns Into Light Guns

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Fancy something a little more hardcore than a dedicated video game gun peripheral? The Target Box will supposedly mount onto any air pellet gun, turning it into a light gun for shooting games. And if you look at sites like Airgun Depot, you'll see that the arsenal can get pretty crazy, with sniper rifles, submachine guns and revolvers.

Halo: Reach Ending Spoiled

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Folks who read the last pages of books first will be pleased to know that Halo: Reach's ending is posted to YouTube in glorious high-definition. From the couple seconds I've watched, it looks legitimate, but to give you a last chance to avoid temptation, I'm not going to embed the video here. Just hit the link above or search for "Halo: Reach ending" on YouTube. I'm guessing Microsoft will try...

Rob Four Gamestops, Get 40 Years in Prison

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Robbing a GameStop is no small crime in St. Tammany Parish, La., where 29-year-old Gregory Reaux was sentenced to 40 years in prison on three counts of armed robbery and one count of attempted armed robbery. Reaux was convicted last month of robbing four GameStop stores, using a boxcutter as a weapon and wearing a torn-off shirt sleeve as a mask. Police caught him, box cutter in hand, during a...

Buying Video Games at Target is No Longer Terrible

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Browsing for video games is usually pretty fun, except when all the games are trapped behind glass so you can't actually examine the box. Target was guilty of this practice, but no longer. The retailer has reorganized its gaming department with open shelves, so you can peruse to your heart's content.

God of War Crafts a Sandwich With Intensity

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Kratos just put every Subway Sandwich Artist on notice, or at least this kid did, creating an epic peanut butter and jelly sandwich in God of War style. The camera man nailed the angles, and the Kratos wannabe does an admirable job of imitating the God of War's mannerisms, even if he lacks the buffness. Am I the only one who gets nervous when he takes the knife to the jelly jar? Good show....

6 Things I've Learned From the Mega Man 8-Bit Deathmatch Demo

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When Mega Man fan CutmanMike teased us earlier this year with a video of Mega Man 8-Bit Deathmatch, I must admit I was skeptical we'd actually get to play it some day. But here's a fully-playable demo, which includes both a single-player campaign with bots and a multiplayer mode. The Mega Man 8-Bit Deathmatch demo is free, and even though it's based off Doom 2, you don't need that game to play...

2K Sports Puts LeBron in a Heat Jersey, Gives Him Weird, Scary Leg

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Fear not, Cavs fans, LeBron James may have scorned you for the Miami Heat, but the move seems to have negatively impacted his health, as seen in this screenshot from NBA 2K11. The basketball superstar, donned in a Heat jersey for the first time, appears to have come down with a serious case of the chicken legs. Or maybe the curse bestowed by the Cavs' majority owner Dan Gilbert is worse than...

Need a Free Indie Game? Here Are 235 of Them

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The problem with free indie PC games is not that there's a shortage of them, it's that there are too many. Sure, you could go to a Web site and read reviews, but it could take forever to scratch your particular itch. You could get a recommendation from friends or forums, but you'll probably end up hearing about the same few classic indie games ad nauseam. Instead, just watch this video from...

Reminder: Sega Japan's Arcade Games Are Totally Insane

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Sure, you don't go to arcades anymore, but maybe you would if they had some of the wacky games Sega plans to release in Japan this year. Here are three of my favorites from a private show that Sega held over the weekend, as spotted by Japanese site 4Gamer.

Right-handed Link Rides Again in Skyward Sword

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Call it a sign of the (motion-controlled) times. Link, the iconic protagonist in The Legend of Zelda series, is historically a lefty, but not so in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Over at Kotaku, Stephen Totilo noticed that Link's become quite proficient wielding a sword with his right hand. This isn't the first Zelda game where Link goes righty -- the same was true in The Legend of Zelda:...

Playstation 2 Portable: Not to be Confused With PSP2

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As if the handheld GameCube mod from Techknott wasn't enough, Raizer04 has completed his portable Playstation 2. Dubbed the Knight Raizer, it's not the first PS2 portable mod I've ever seen -- Ben Heck created one, as did Brian Gardiner -- but this mod has the distinction of using a USB thumb drive and PC backups for game storage. No need to carry around a stack of DVDs or to worry about...

It's Over: Last Standing Halo 2 Player Bows Out

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A couple weeks ago we brought word of some Halo 2 players who wouldn't quit when Microsoft cut off Xbox Live support for first-generation games. While new players were barred from entering the game, this group learned that they could keep fragging as long as their consoles were turned on and signed into Xbox Live. Of course, it had to end some time, and that day was Monday, when Apache N4SIR...