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Reddit community launches Game Dev Bundle

Members of the social news site Reddit have launched their own indie game bundle, offering a selection of six titles created by some in the community. Like other indie game bundles, the Game Dev Bundle from Reddit is available as a "pay-what-you-want" set with some proceeds going to charity. The s...

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Gravity Rush started life as a PS3 title, inspired by Crackdown

When Sony's internal Japan Studio set out to work on Gravity Rush (Gravity Daze in Japan), the game was positioned as a PlayStation 3 title. According to an interview with the US PlayStation Blog, the team "came across PS Vita along the way" and realized it was "perfect for the game." That's not th...

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Time readers rank Penny Arcade co-creators as more influential than President Obama

Happy final Easter everyone! Wait, what? You didn't get the memo about this being the last Easter? Yeah, apparently the recent 2010 Time 100 Poll, which ranks the most influential people on the planet, is actually a sign of the impending end of days. Yeah, that was the only explanation scholars co...

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Miyamoto nominated again for Time 100

It's that time of year again, folks -- the point at which we implore you to help us shamelessly rig an internet poll so that Nintendo design guru and all-round hero Shigeru Miyamoto can climb as high as possible in Time magazine's list of the year's most influential people. The Shigster is amon...

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Eidos and Gamespot forums exploding over Gerstmann incident

Although Gamespot and publisher Eidos have not yet made public statements over what led to the firing of Gamespot's Editorial Director Jeff Gerstmann, the accusation of publisher pressure is exploding all over the companies' forums. Gamespot currently has numerous threads on the incident, with one t...

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Rumor: Gamespot's editorial director fired over Kane & Lynch review

Update 2:45 PM EST: Gamespot has issued a massive Q&A addressing many outstanding issues surrounding the firing. Update: 11:50 AM EST Dec. 5, 2007: Check out Joystiq's analysis of the edits to Gerstmann's Kane & Lynch review. GameSpot editors comment on their Hot Spot podcast. Also: Tues...

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Miyamoto makes the print version of Time 100

We all knew that Shigeru Miyamoto would rank pretty highly on the online version of Time magazine's list of the most influential people; after all, it was people like us determining the rank. What's surprising is that Miyamoto also appears in the print version of the Time list, which was not determi...

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Miyamoto ends up at #9 on the Time 100

An expert team of historians and sociologists have finished their initial research, and have determined that Shigeru Miyamoto is the 9th most influential person of the year. We're totally kidding about the experts and the research-- it was just a web poll. Rather than taking the time to go down th...

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Miyamoto hasn't quite taken over this Time Magazine list

The list is the Time 100, which profiles 100 people that, in Time's opinion, are the most influential. And this year, our opinions will help shape Time's. And that's why we say Shigeru Miyamoto hasn't taken over the list yet. If there's anything gamers are good at, it's being vocal on the Internet....

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Miyamoto nominated for Time 100

In 2004 it was Ken Kutaragi. In 2005 it was the Halo designers. In 2006 it was ... no one. Yes, Time's last list of the 100 most influential people in the world broke from tradition and didn't feel the need to include anyone from the game industry. While nobodies like Nicolas Ghesquiere and Rain g...

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