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August is a painful month for gamers

According to an MTV Multiplayer Blog post, August is the most painful month to be a gamer. Historically speaking, that is. For starters, two megaton Legend of Zelda games were apparently delayed in the month of August: Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess. Lair was recently pushed back a few weeks,...

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Aquaria blog discusses creatures, giant crabs included

Bit Blot, the indie studio behind Aquaria, recently posted a short development feature about underwater fauna players will find in its upcoming exploration game. After all, what's the point of swimming around if there's nothing to try and bite you? Expect a battery of crustaceans to give chase...

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Knytt Stories expansion pack ... for free?!

According to a recent forum post, Nifflas, the creator of Knytt and Within a Deep Forest, may release the expansion to his upcoming Knytt Stories for free. At first Nifflas was considering releasing the pack for a modest fee, but after considering the extra work required to charge players (not to...

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ReBoot gets a reboot

One of the first computer-animated TV programs, ReBoot, is about to get a second chance at life. Sure, even in 1994 the show was a bit campy and featured thin plots and bad voice acting, but look how shiny everything was! Now Rainmaker Animation is getting ready to "relaunch the brand in a new way"...

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DS puzzle game for the grown-ups

Aimed at what the publisher calls a more "mature audience", NEVES for the DS is a simple tangram game of shape turning, sliding, and flipping.We thought we'd get to assemble overly detailed silhouettes of Pamela Anderson, but in reality NEVES is just designed for the more cognizant mind of the...

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Nintendo uses beach nurses to promote Brain Age in Greece

A reader of N+ recently sent in a note about Nintendo's unique marketing approach in Greece. To help promote Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!, women dress up as nurses and walk around local beaches letting sunners test their brain age. This seems a bit counter-intuitive, as hot nurses...

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New tunes from Tanguy Ukulele Orchestra: Alex Kidd, Double Dragon, Duck Tales

If you've never heard Tanguy Ukulele Orchestra, you're missing one of the few ukulele-flavored treats in the gaming realm. Just a guy with a computer, a voice, and a ukulele, Tanguy makes (often rough) arrangements of game themes such as The Legend of Zelda, Kid Icarus, and Gyakuten Saiban. Recently...

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German S.T.A.L.K.E.R. players go on strike

A German S.T.A.L.K.E.R. community has gone on strike, citing a lack of patch support from publisher THQ as their reason. The long-running fansite Oblivion Lost promises to hold the strike until THQ releases patches for every localization territory that actually work. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. launched with...

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"Handheld" arcade games hit eBay

Retro Treasures points us to a set of "handheld" arcade games (more like tabletop) up for auction on eBay. Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Galaxian, and Dracula have been preserved from the dark era of 1981 and are fully operational, supporting two players simultaneously and running off those...

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Finally, Lara Croft papercraft!

Making Link out of paper or spending an afternoon crafting Quake characters is all well and good, but why choose Link when you can sculpt a curvy female forms such as Lara Croft's? Ninjatoes spent grueling hours studying every inch of Lara's polygonal body and has made a papercraft worthy of our...

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