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Classic Media developing Turok film, not Disney

Variety reports that the live-action Turok movie is not being handled by Disney, which publishes the video game series through its Touchstone Pictures label. Instead, the film rights are being handled by Classic Media, the same IP management firm that handled the direct-to-DVD Turok animated film....

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Scientists find red team is better than blue team (seriously)

Finally. Proof that red team roolz. The scientific journal "Cyberpsychology & Behavior" has published the results of a research study, finding that over the course of 1,347 matches of Unreal Tournament 2004, the red team beat the blue team 55% of the time. Yes, this is actually what passes for...

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Nintendo job posting hints at Wii USB devices

The two USB ports on the back of the Nintendo Wii don't get a whole lot of love, but that might be changing sometime in the near future. According to PC World, a recent posting on Nintendo's job board calls for a Software/Hardware Tester specializing in creating and executing "a test plan for...

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Turbine working on console MMO

Half-confirming earlier rumblings, Turbine has gone on record to state that they are actively developing a console-based MMO. It's not known at this time whether the title is, as rumored, a cross-platform console adaptation of Dungeons & Dragons Online, Lord of the Rings Online, or whether it...

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Wii storage for 'geeks and otaku', says Nintendo marketing director

As Nintendo's WiiWare service ramps up with new content added every week, avid Wii users are finding themselves burning through the console's paltry 512MB of internal memory quite quickly. So we find it a bit odd that Nintendo's European Marketing Director not only considers the issue unimportant,...

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Mario Super Sluggers features new characters, super moves

Mario's baseball-oriented outing hasn't exactly been as hotly anticipated as his other platforming, racing, and fighting adventures. Perhaps that's the reason info on Mario Super Sluggers has been a bit slow since the first mild announcement last October. Those who do have a penchant for wacky...

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Rejoice, PvPers: WoW Arena Season 4 starts June 24

Warning: if you don't play World of Warcraft you might want to cover your ears. What you're about to hear will not make any sense, and will likely confuse and enrage you. If you do play WoW, then you might be very pleased to hear that Arena Season 4 is starting earlier than expected, reportedly...

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NVIDIA on the supposed 'death' of PC gaming

NVIDIA's Roy Taylor doesn't believe PC gaming is dying, but he does believe it's changing. In a recent interview with Eurogamer, the Content Biz Dev VP discussed the growing effect console gaming has had on the PC market. According to Taylor, consoles have become the "baseline" for game...

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THQ questions value of 'girly games'

Should mobile phone games cater to the gender lines? Not according to THQ Wireless marketing director James Scalpello, who believes developing mobile games for girls is a "lost cause." Speaking to CasualGaming.biz, Scalpello explains his logic across two points. He believes that games targeted to...

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1C announces first console titles: Captain Blood and IL-2 Sturmovik

Russia-based publisher 1C games has announced its first titles for "next-gen" (or what we're actually now calling "current-gen") consoles: Captain Blood and the less-catchily-titled IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey. Captain Blood (pictured above) is an Xbox 360 and PC action game based on the Rafael...

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