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The Joystiq Indie Pitch: Brand

Indie developers are the starving artists of the video-game world, often brilliant and innovative, but also misunderstood, underfunded and more prone to writing free-form poetry on their LiveJournals. We believe they deserve a wider audience with the Joystiq Indie Pitch: This week, Guillaume...

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Brand swings on to Xbox Live Indie Games

Brand caught our eye all the way back in August of last year, and we've just gotten word that the game is available now on Xbox Live Indie Games, yours for the low price of just 240 Microsoft points ($3). You can see a release trailer above, and all of those swords you see in there are...

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XBLIG's Brand looks to be a cut above

We know it's hard out there for Xbox Live Indie Game developers, so we like to do our part by highlighting the grains of wheat in a proverbial sea of chaff. In that spirit, we're slicing off a first look at the 2.5D sword-centric action of Brand, coming to XBLIG from Nine Dots....

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Gamasutra examines a PlayStation brand in crisis

Hard as it may be to recall, at the turn of the century, "PlayStation" had replaced "Nintendo" as the colloquialism for "video game," and the PS2 was beginning its unprecedented run of 150 million units shipped. The brand was nothing short of "awe-inspiring," as Gamasutra business editor Colin...

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Nintendo loses a little color

In one of its more mystifying announcements this year, Nintendo Europe sent out a press release saying it was dumping the famous red Nintendo logo, and replacing it with a ... serious, business-like gray version. Ugh. The press release, translated from German to English by Kotaku, didn't give a...

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Midway to can underperforming licensed titles

After trying to plug the many holes in its sinking ship with dollar bills, Midway has begun to frantically look about for anything to toss overboard in order to stay afloat. GI.biz reports that the company plans to rid itself of any future titles based on unspecified licensed properties, though...

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Microsoft slips to 3rd on "Top 100 Brands" list

Interbrand, the organization who rates and compares brand value, has released its Top 100 Brands of 2008 which included appearances from each of the hardware manufacturers. Microsoft has slipped to number three this year from second place in 2007 while gaming industry competitors Sony and Nintendo...

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Guitar Hero gets branded up

Activision has announced a whole slew of brands will be supporting the upcoming Guitar Hero: World Tour, from amps right on down to guitar strings. It's nothing new to us, considering the company did the same thing for previous Guitar Hero games, but the list for World Tour is kind of massive. It...

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Man named Wii shares his tale

Even though MTV's story about New Yorker Wii Yatani will no doubt illicit numerous "lol, slow news day?" replies from hilarious internet japesters, we found it to be quite novel. Judging by his interview, Wii endured the same two problems that originally faced Nintendo's console when it was renamed:...

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Capcom secures MotoGP franchise across all platforms

With some 15 different titles in the works, we'd assumed that the forces of Capcom had enough on their hands to not go looking for other things to keep them busy. That's what we get for assuming, as the company has announced that it's secured the exclusive rights to publish games and peripherals...

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