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Details on next GTA IV DLC 'coming soon'

With E3 2009 just a scant 17 days away, the hype machine has certainly started to build for quite a few game companies. And Rockstar Games is apparently no exception, teasing its upcoming GTAIV DLC via Twitter of all places. Stating as vaguely as possible, "Details on 2nd episode of GTAIV downlo...

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Midway working on top-secret title that looks 'better than Gears 2'

Hyping up your upcoming titles that everyone already knows about is an ancient, outdated P.R. maneuver -- the apparent wave of the future is boasting about your top-secret hits of tomorrow. Midway, who desperately needs one of these aforementioned "hits", recently began following this up-and-comin...

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11 unannounced PS3 titles being shown at TGS

TGS is going to be a pretty big show for Sony. The PS3 has gone from strength to strength this year, with great showings at E3 and Leipzig, but it looks like the best might be yet to come. Sony Japan has sent out a press release detailing its show floor lineup for the Japanese event, which takes pl...

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Wii Warm Up: The (new) hype machine

57 days divided the announcement and Japanese release of Wario Land: Shake It!. For Captain Rainbow, the gap between unveiling and launch was just 50 days. Disaster: Day of Crisis is a slightly different case. While it was originally revealed at E3 in 2006, it was only late last month that Nintend...

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Wii Warm Up: End of the line

The hype for any given game generally dies down about a week after release, unless, of course, it's a really big game. The problem is that, unless it's one of those really big games, few people beyond those really excited pick up a game immediately, which means that many games get missed in the whir...

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Wii Warm Up: The spice of life

Not everyone likes everything, and you can't expect 'em to. Gamers have a wide variety of tastes and play styles, and sometimes that means a few raised eyebrows at the success of a particular game or franchise. Have any recent successes on the Wii surprised you? Is there anything big in the system's...

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Wii Warm Up: Greasing the hype train's tracks

Many of you were probably expecting Nintendo to dish out the Super Smash Bros. 64 action on the Virtual Console yesterday. Heck, we were! But, lo and behold, it did not happen. It's not like we need anything to keep us pumped for Super Smash Bros. Brawl. We do have hearts within our chests, beatin...

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Wii Warm Up: People all over the world, start a hype train

Sometimes, we can't help but spread hype for games we like or are interested in (hey, we're fans first and foremost, too). Now, though, it's your turn. What Wii game, whether it's already out or on the horizon, do you want to gush about? And why? What's so great about it, and why does it deserve pe...

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Wii Warm Up: Not the usual suspects

Pretty much everybody is pumped for the big titles, and events such as the ongoing Game Developers Convention only further inflate such rabid anticipation. But what of smaller, less hyped games? Which upcoming titles are you looking forward to hearing news about that don't have "Smash," "Kart," "...

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DS Daily: Under the radar

When we expect a game to be good, it damn well better be good. We just assume, for example, that a Zelda game is going to be fun before we even play it. Sometimes, however, the best gaming experiences are with a game that doesn't have much hype surrounding it. Then, we pop that beauty into our han...

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