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Explore the heavens with your handheld

Still in the alpha stage of development, Constellations DS already looks like a useful tool for amateur astronomers. The homebrew application combines the portability of a star chart with the lighted display and interactivity of a notebook computer. Users will be able to zoom in and out of clusters,...

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NiGHTS Wii screens, interview found in Portuguese game mag

French gaming site Jeux France has what it claims is the first images of the new NiGHTS title for Wii, from magazine scans of Portuguese magazine Maxi Consola. (We're so multicultural.) So far, NiGHTS has been an extremely persistent rumor; this is the either the first concrete evidence of the titl...

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Nervous Brickdown brings sexy back to Breakout

Nervous Brickdown breathes new life into the Arkanoid-Breakout genre, updating its basic template with ten distinct gameplay modes. This might be Arkedo Studio's first game for any console, but the charming soundtrack and highly-stylized environments -- ranging from 70s mod to playful retro -- reall...

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France passes tax break for game makers

When you think of hubs of international game development, France probably doesn't leap to the front of the list. But the country hosts major game makers like Ubisoft and Atari and famous creators like Beyond Good and Evil's Michel Ancel and Alone in the Dark's Frédérick Raynal. The cou...

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Final Fantasy XIII exclusivity in discussion, says Sony France

SCEE France president Georges Fornay didn't choose his words carefully. Just days after Devil May Cry and Ace Combat, two long-time Sony exclusives, were announced for Xbox 360, on the eve of PlayStation 3's "official" European launch, Fornay told French newspaper Les Dernières Nouvelles d'Al...

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France vies to give artful tax break for game industry

France's Culture Minister Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres is hoping to classify gaming as art. In doing so, the French gaming industry including Ubisoft, Vivendi and Infogrames would receive a 20 percent tax break. France already considers cinema a form of art. Ignoring the debate on whether or not gamin...

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2 new bundles revealed for France

These two new DS Lite bundles of popular Sega games Sonic Rush and Project Rub are not confirmed to be limited edition DS Lites like the ones we've seen with Pokemon and Final Fantasy characters on them, instead featuring the black and pink DS Lites respectively. However, each bundle does include a...

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Red Steel development costs might surprise you

A French news site is reporting that the biggest third-party title for the Wii, Red Steel, will incur costs of around 10 million Euros in development. Now, for you American folks, that's roughly 12.65 million buckaroos. It may seem like a lot, but in the grand scheme of things, it isn't that big of ...

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Call of Duty 3 announced; leak confirmed [update 1]

Call of Duty 3's just been confirmed, and it looks like we were right on the money with our early leak of the WWII-related game. Back in early March, we printed the following information (and a whole lot more) on the focus of an upcoming sequel: "'CoD 3' ... is being produced by Big Red One dev Tre...

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French DS commercial [Update 1]

We're not sure just how old this ad is, but we know we like it, just like Nintendo's other commercials. Controlling objects in the world is an interesting prospect. Being able to let the sheer ecstacy of absolute power rush through you in an awesome wave, well...it's a nice idea. Kudos on the French...

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