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Riccitiello: Mirror's Edge deserves second chance, EA still pushing new IP

EA CEO John Riccitiello told IndustryGamers that the company has no intention of reducing its reliance on new IP. "Does this mean EA is backing away from investing in quality and innovation?" Riccitiello asked. "Absolutely not. It's religion for me; I believe quality and innovation is what works." ...

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DS Daily: The next great Nintendo franchise

So the DS has been on the receiving end of some great games from Nintendo's most popular franchises. We had the excellent Phantom Hourglass, the million-billion-selling New Super Mario Bros. and some solid installments in the Animal Crossing and StarFox franchises. But what's next? Which one of...

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Wii Warm Up: Franchise mash-ups

With the impending release of Smash Bros. Brawl, we've had franchises on the mind lately. This game is pretty much guaranteed to be the best cross-franchise game ever made, including tons of folk that normally wouldn't be anywhere near a first-party Nintendo game. Then, reader Chris sent in an...

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Wii Warm Up: Favorite franchise?

We've been asking about your favorite entries in big Nintendo franchises (and we probably will again!), but we thought we'd ask a more macro-scale question. What's your favorite franchise on Nintendo consoles? You've got your Mario, Zelda, and Metroid, obviously, but there's also Sonic, Resident...

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A Bungie with business sense would make Halo 4 and 5 and...

Recently there have been some rumblings that Bungie won't make another Halo game after Halo 3 which appear to be centered around a statement that Marty O'Donnell made in an interview with the BBC. In this interview, Marty says, "We all want Halo to be the great ending to an epic trilogy. We look...

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Miyamoto: Sony, MS games "same old experiences with new graphics" [update 1]

From the same article where Shigeru Miyamoto called Sony's motion-sensing PS3 controller flattering to Nintendo, the legendary game designer criticised both Sony and Microsoft's E3 showing as "the next generation of the same old videogames - it's the same old experiences with new graphics." The...

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PC impressions: Pirates of the Caribbean Online

Disney's upcoming MMO Pirates of the Caribbean Online is aimed at the teen and casual market, enticing fans of the films to try a new genre. As such, it's a very stylised representation of a pirate world, with fast-paced action that's easy to jump into for a few minutes. The story runs parallel to...

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Stargate Worlds announced

Although this partnership between Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment and MGM Interactive started in September 2005, it's only been formally announced today. The two are teaming up to bring Stargate Worlds, a massively multiplayer title set in the Stargate SG-1 universe, to life. The game is apparently...

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