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Seen@TGS: Capcom's massive Monster Hunter 4 village

We don't know how to tell you this, but Monster Hunter is kind of a big deal in Japan....

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Pac-Man: The Musical is great, made of clay

When you think of Pac-Man, you probably think of the yellow legend gobbling up ghosts. But what about Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde? Turns out they've been trying to eat Pac-Man this whole time too. Who knew?...

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Conan: Gears of War 3 has lost its violent edge

We might not have mentioned it in the review, but Gears of War 3 isn't nearly as violent as its predecessors....

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Video: Joystiq vs TGS 2011

The Tokyo Game Show is over and done but, thanks partly to some serious jetlag, we'll be trickling out a few more articles here and there over the coming days. Watch a new Joystiq "versus" video as we once again part ways with the Land of the Rising Sun. [Music: "Airbrushed" (Live at WFMU)...

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This Portal 2 Wheatley puppet is the best thing you'll see today

We're not shy about this proclamation: This Portal 2 Wheatley puppet, by deviantART user TRP-Chan, is the best thing you'll see today. Not the best video game puppet, or best YouTube video you'll see today. We mean the best thing! Birth of your first child? Sorry kid, but you're taking...

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SUPER iam8bit exhibition and book debut August 11

We told you about SUPER iam8bit in June – it's a years-in-the-making followup to the iam8bit crew's last 2008 art show and 2006 book. It's back this month with not only a new art show, but a new book "documenting this year's event" and it's all being hosted in the group's newly renovated...

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Ubisoft vs. BNP in Post-it art grudge match

Two competitors enter, no one leaves. That's because this particular battle takes place inside the windows of two adjacent buildings in Paris. A user on the Gamoover forum has photographed the ongoing, unstated Post-it art contest between Ubisoft Montreuil and the bank BNP. Over the course of...

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Selling custom Halo armor to the Pawn Stars is out of this guy's Reach

The importance of nerdom in public society has increased exponentially in the past decade, with the video game industry now producing over $25 billion in annual revenue alone. Ask any random group of cosplayers at San Diego Comic-Con what the above completely customized, electronic Halo...

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Brad Pitt's latest includes a cameo from ... Bobby Kotick?

While you'd think the trailer for Brad Pitt's latest movie, Moneyball – being firmly ensconced in the underdog baseball archetype – would provide little in the way of surprises, a cameo at 0:58 threw quite the curveball! ... wait, is that Bobby Kotick? "We're not New York,"...

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SUPER iam8bit: new art show, new space, new book

Though there hasn't been an art show since 2008, or a book since 2006, the iam8bit crew have been keeping busy. Perhaps you attended their Brink event at PAX East this year, or one of their many fight club promotions for Capcom's fighting games? Or maybe you snagged one of these signs in Los...

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