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Wii closing in on the 360's U.S. lead

After Microsoft's brag-fest on Wednesday, during which Don Mattrick essentially declared the Xbox 360 as this generation's console winner, Nintendo made sure to strike back with a press release of their own. Mattrick's exact words were, "History has shown us that the first company to reach ten...

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Explore Liberty City with Google Map application

Between the comprehensive in-game map, the GPS-imbued minimap, and the TomTom-esque functionality of certain vehicles, we've yet to misplace ourselves within Liberty City's digital boroughs. Still, if you find yourself lost whilst playing Grand Theft Auto IV, we guess this Liberty City map...

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Microsoft apologizes for 360 'cleaning' with Bill Gates-signed replacement

Most companies in the gaming industry never really atone for their egregious errors -- if so, Nintendo would have sent us a check for the $180 in hard-earned allowance money that we blew on the retina-singeing Virtual Boy by now. However, our poor investment in Nintendo's unwieldy system can't...

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DS Fanboy poll: Would you buy Puzzle Quest '1.5'?

The Nintendo DS has a long way to go before it can match the Xbox 360's online features and capabilities, but that doesn't mean we're any less jealous of the XBLA-only Puzzle Quest "1.5" add-on. In addition to a new story and arch-villain (Antharg, Lord of the Plague), the expansion pack will...

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Xbox 360 to have over 1,000 titles by Summer 2008, says MS rep

If there's one thing we appreciate about a home console, it's prolificacy -- and for quite some time now, the PS2 has claimed top honors in that respect. Sony's last-gen system currently holds the console record for having the most games (with more than 1600 titles), which we never expected to be...

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How to ruin Christmas using only a 360 box and some clothes

We hesitate to post the soul-crushing video you see above -- it may put a damper on your whole day. You see, many of us have fond holiday memories of tearing through sheets of glossy paper and ribbons to reveal the greatest present a kid can receive -- a new gaming console. To see one family...

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Microsoft issues response to 360 shortages

We all know that the Xbox 360 suffers from a fairly high failure rate, as we've all known someone (or been someone) who has experienced first hand the devastating effect of the dreaded Red Ring. However, many of us haven't seen the widespread effect this failure rate is having on the gaming market...

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X3F Week in Review: February 8, 2008 - February 14, 2008

Wowzers. X3F continues its rise to internet dominance this week with way more content than we could possibly compile here. With the addition of two new writers, we've got posts out the yin-yang. Seriously, it's ridiculous. A new Fancast, new Ask X3F, and a brand new community feature all await your...

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Rumor: Anonymous Microsoft source reveals truth about the Red Ring of Death

We're sure that many of our readers have experienced, or known someone who has experienced, the death of an Xbox 360. If not, you have now -- every member of the Joystiq staff has suffered the bitter taste of the Red Ring of Death or a ruined disc drive. In the midst of this veritable plague of...

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Rumor: Microsoft working on first party sequel for next Xbox console

EGM's Quartermann (or, as we at the Joystiq offices like to call him, ScoopMaster Q) reports that he recently caught wind of a heretofore unannounced Microsoft project -- a sequel to one of their first party titles, which is being developed for the next Xbox console. Apparently, the game was being...

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