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Dark Sector set for January 22nd, demo this Fall

You remember Dark Sector, right? After all, it was only the first "next-generation" game ever. It's gone through some significant changes since we last saw it and come this Fall, a demo will allow PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 owners a chance to go hands-on with it before it launches on January 22nd,...

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Behold! Microsoft resurrects the SideWinder mouse

With five programmable buttons, adjustable weights and an on-board LCD display, the only thing missing from Microsoft's new SideWinder gaming mouse is a signed autograph by Fatal1ty in pizza grease. The SideWinder series was a staple of Windows gaming in the 90's, marred by compatibility issues an...

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Joystiq hands-on: Rock Band

In 1999, Konami of Japan unleashed DrumMania on Japanese arcades and with it, the ability to link the machine together with GuitarFreaks for session play. This was considered a novel idea at the time, though it wasn't the most affordable setup. The following year, they released a home version of Dru...

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Classic items return in Super Mario Galaxy

Joining the already colorful collection of new equipment found in Super Mario Galaxy come the ol' stand-by's the Fire Flower and the Super Star. Now, our Urban Champion league friends over at Wii Fanboy considered this news to be the most spoiling of spoilers, but really, it's about as shocking as f...

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Blizzard issues new patches for Starcraft

The nation of Korea let out a collective "GG!" today as Blizzard released a new patch for both the original Starcraft and its expansion, Brood War. Starcraft has been on the shelves for a little over nine years now, surviving countless leaps in technology to remain one of the most popular strategy...

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Skate demo is now available on Xbox Live, PS3 demo coming soon

After being held up for six days, EA's Skate demo has finally arrived on Xbox live, begging to be downloaded and obsessed over. We're just a tad bit obsessed with it ourselves, going as far as calling it "a spiritual experience." Will you reach gaming nirvana as well? Not unless you can achieve th...

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'Vast' memory card claims tool-less unlock for PlayStation 2

From the "too good to be true" department comes the "Vast" advanced memory card, capable of providing PlayStation 2 owners with the same functionality found in modified consoles. This means everything from playing imported titles to other nefarious and totally discouraged deeds. MaxConsole claims to...

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Square Enix opening US merchandise store midnight tonight

If you've got any marrow or plasma to spare, you'd better go get it sucked out now because at midnight tonight, Square Enix opens the online merchandise store to the United States. The online store has been available to Japanese consumers for quite some time now, offering everything from Dragon Que...

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Epic believes People Can Fly, acquires majority stake

Epic isn't letting their courtroom tiff with Silicon Knights slow them down as they continue to push forward, investing a majority stake in independent developer, People Can Fly. Best known for their work on the 2004 first-person shooter, Painkiller, PCF have been working on a multi-platform project...

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Paramount and Dreamworks ditch Blu-Ray for HD-DVD exclusivity

The latest blow in the stalemate war: Paramount Pictures and Dreamworks Animation have dropped their Blu-Ray support in exclusive favor of HD-DVD. When the format fiasco initially began, the two studios were already exclusive to HD-DVD, before later deciding to release their films on Blu-Ray as we...

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