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The Popstation Portable

A good way to start any day is a with a good video of a copy-cat hardware product.  Fortunately, just such a video has been making the rounds.  A wonderfully cheeky fellow, with a perfectly positioned accent, created a video review of the "Popstation Portable" - a low tech piece of...

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Weekly WrapUp: September 19-25, 2005

The past week was pretty active.  The gamerati continued to digest the design implications of the revealed controller for the Nintendo Revolution, Microsoft was sued for a hard shell case, the NBA signed five deals in the video game world, Activision pledged 40 titles for the Xbox 360 during...

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Was there a bug in a Madden 06 roster update?

Rumors abound that EA had a "little" problem with a roster update to the Madden 06 series, accounting for the presence and quick disappearance of that particular update.  If screenshots are spot on, it appears that the update resulted in a minimization of NY Jets offensive lineman...

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Game Boy Micro - the little handheld that could

I think we all remember the story of the little engine that could.  That persistent yet self-doubting and undersized machine.  Well, opinions were split on the prospects of the Game Boy Micro in the pre-launch days, but as we type the little machine appears to be gaining...

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Sony to cut 10,000 jobs, Playstation a "Champion"

Sony announced its intention to layoff around 10,000 worker bees, reducing their total workforce to somewhere below 150,000 humans - not including AIBO robots (who are rumored to see a bit of a cut in their R&D budget). At the moment, the executive suite of two of the top level firms - Sony...

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NBA signs five way deal, Take2 decides its all about the shoes

In the tight wake of the recent signing of a five-way deal between the NBA and game publishers, Take2 Interactive and Nike have hooked up to give the shoe a very regal role in the 2K6 basketball title franchise.  In fact, even moreso than in real life (depending upon your opinion) the shoe...

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Cord Smith on the ideas behind Full Auto

Even Dr Evil knows a shark is just a shark, until it has a laser planted on its head.  Such was the way for the team at Pseudo Interactive as they began the ideating and developing of the upcoming Full Auto title on the Xbox 360- according to Cord Smith, one of the producers at Pseudo...

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Weekly WrapUp: September 12-18, 2005

The hot item this week was the official showing of the new controller for the upcoming Nintendo console, code-named Revolution (perhaps the most popular unofficial name in history).  The one-handed wonder, the game controller that is, had the fanboys and hardcore gamers all abuzzzzz, while...

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Truth in Trailers - more important than game ratings?

Inevitably, timed with a game conference like the Tokyo Game Show, the universe of video game developers unloads virtual reel after reel of game trailers.  Only problem - exploiting pre-rendered material at the expense of game play.  Like most everyone reading this, I get an honest kick...

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Blitz gaming goes Volatile

In response to all the recent concern (or hysteria, depending upon your perspective) over adolescent access to mature gaming titles, Blitz gaming is spinning out their more "violent" gaming titles into a separate division.  The new label, dubbed "Volatile," will be the brand under which the...

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