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DJ Hero dev FreeStyleGames survives to make another game

DJ Hero developer FreeStyleGames has officially survived "the great Activision music genre culling of 2011." The fate of the developer was still undecided earlier this year, but Creative Director Jamie Jackson announced today that the studio "will continue [its] strong partnership with...

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A brief history of DJing, courtesy DJ Hero

Just like the Guitar and Band-based games that came before it, DJ Hero is blazing a trail into the world of scribble scratching mixmastering. In fact, there are four different DJ games in the works: DJ Hero, Scratch: The Ultimate DJ, Armin Van Buuren: In the Mix, and DJ Star. That's not even...

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First footage of NASCAR Kart Racing

If you thought NASCAR Kart Racing was bad in still images, wait until you see it in motion. For us, it doesn't look like the worst thing ever. The biggest problem we have is if, well, if we're going to play a Mario Kart clone, we might as well just play Mario Kart. What about you? Has the trailer...

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EA's Facebreaker falls in first round, sells 52k units

EA Sport's Freestyle brand, meant for a "more casual sports gaming audience," suffered a beating as its first title, Facebreaker, sold 52,000 units in September. The game's over-the-top nature, originally giving the impression of being a modern day Punch-Out!!, apparently didn't click with...

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GOTY 2008: Celebrity Sports Showdown

Click image for more ludicrous, I-can't-believe-they-actually-did-this screens. When we took on this job, we never quite expected to be commenting on a picture of country music star Keith Urban skiing, but we'll do our best. So that's Keith Urban skiing, and this is Celebrity Sports Showdown, the...

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FaceBreaker to pummel retail shelves September 5

Living room pugilists can finally circle a date on their calender, provided they can hold a pen while wearing gloves, as GameSpot reports that Electronic Arts plans to ship its arcadey boxing title FaceBreaker for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii on September 5. As the first title to emerge...

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Facebreaker trailers: Meet the pugilists

Although the Facebreaker character trailers aren't half as amusing as the Team Fortress 2 portraits, we do have hope for the game itself. It would be nice if there was a now-gen "casual" boxing game that rekindled that fun we had while playing Punch-Out back in the '80s. The latest...

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EA plans Western-style exercise game for Balance Board

EA Sports' new "Freestyle" brand will feature more casual sports games than the Madden-type stuff found under the main EA Sports brand -- think EA Sports BIG, but in 2008. The first game to come out under the brand will be FaceBreaker, the cartoony boxing game. EA Sports president Peter Moore has...

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EA Sports unveils 'Freestyle' brand

EA launched a new sub-brand of its EA Sports division today called Freestyle. The division is designed to create games for a "more casual sports gaming audience." These titles will be created with buzzwords in mind like "playful, inclusive, casual and easy to pick up." The first title releasing...

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