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D&D creator Gary Gygax dead at 69

The Associated Press is reporting that Gary Gygax, one of the co-creators of Dungeons & Dragons, is dead today at age 69. He had been suffering ill health for several years, according to his wife. Dungeons and Dragons birthed the idea of the modern RPG as we know it -- conventions such as hit po...

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It's official: HD DVD has officially died an official death

We were pretty certain when we first heard the rumors, and we were even more certain when other sources said an official announcement was coming. Now that the official announcement from Toshiba has officially happened, we're officially 100% sure that HD DVD is officially dead. Official! Well, maybe ...

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Nintendo Power shutting down?

We attempted to think of something witty and clever to start the post off with a bang, but in the end, it would just be inappropriate. For at least one of us here on staff, Nintendo Power delivered the very first experience to the concept of gaming journalism. Recent reports, however, have indicated...

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Wii Warm Up: Technical difficulties redux

It's been a while since we asked, and while we hate to think of dead Wiis and broken nunchuks, we're sure there are a few out there. Some of them probably even belong to you guys. As much as it must hurt to discuss it, tell us your horror stories. We want to hear about your disc read errors and flai...

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The death of console game servers

The fine cranks over at Curmudgeon Gamer have pointed out a somewhat disturbing trend of server shutdowns for some high profile online-enabled games from the last generation. Apparently, the online user base for these games is no longer sufficient to justify the expense for the companies running the...

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Dreamcast: the system that won't die [update 1]

Remember way back in January 2001 when Sega quit the hardware race and put their last system, the Dreamcast, out to pasture? Apparently no one told Japan, because now, six years later, they're still coming out with new games for the system over in the land of the rising sun. Sega Nerds has some det...

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R.I.P. Tony Jay

You may not know his face, but actor Tony Jay has provided his voice for dozens of characters, including Rugrats (Dr. Lipshitz), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Judge Claude Frollo), and a multitude of video games. On August 13, Jay failed to recover from micro surgery to remove a non cancerous tumor f...

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Project Manager chats up Dead & Furious

Turns out we weren't the only ones who thought the recent Dead & Furious trailer (recently removed) resembled a disgusting mess of road kill littering the highway, undoubtedly the loser in a deadly game of Racoon Vs. Car. Oh, you never heard of that game? Well, I assure you it exists...and is qu...

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Dead & Furious trailer fails to excite [Update]

This trailer for Dead & Furious honestly fails to cause any sort of excitement over here at the DS Fanboy offices, instead replacing what should be a mild build up of salivation around our mouths with sharp feelings of disdain for the title. With some abysmal graphics and gameplay that looks, h...

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Bruckheimer gets his DS on

During the Japanese premiere event for the recently-released, and box-office-shattering, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, the producer Jerry Bruckheimer sat down to chat about his interests in gaming as well as to play the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest game for the DS. While...

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