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Mainstream TV news covers Manhunt 2

OK, so it's not a big surprise that Manhunt 2 looks to be falling pretty flat with the gaming community. But remember, there's still all that expectation of controversy that the mainstream media has been gearing up for! This evening, both ABC and CBS news had segments on Manhunt 2. We seem to have...

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E307: Mainstream press loves WiiFit, constructs Wii robot as tribute

Though the gaming press's reactions to Nintendo's E3 media briefing have been, for the most part, lukewarm, mainstream publications are very positive about WiiFit's debut. Here are a few headlines that enunciate the differences in perception between the gaming hardcore and the general public: Fo...

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Fortune: Nintendo is beating Microsoft and Sony

The July 11 issue of Fortune magazine features an in-depth look at Nintendo's success and how it has managed to "beat the pants off Sony and Microsoft". The company has experienced both embarrassing defeats and resounding successes over the course of its 118 year history. Now, thanks to a combinat...

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Wii Warm Up: The Wii effect

Will the Wii help move the internet into the living room? Some people think that Nintendo's sleek new system might just succeed at what Microsoft has been hoping to do since day one: turn the home gaming console into a media center, and thus move our multimedia experience to the sofa. The combinatio...

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Kochalka not too cool for Miis

We hear a lot about mainstream coverage of the Wii, but what about non-mainstream coverage? The Mii Channel is so much fun that even indie cartoonist James Kochalka wants in on the "HEY LOOK AT MY MIIS" fun, posting a series of Mii creations to his diary comic American Elf . His Mii creations veer ...

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USA Today calls out Sony: 'from top dog to underdog in record time'

USA Today, who purports to have the widest circulation of any newspaper in the United States, published a story today discussing Sony's fall from an almost monopolistic first place with the PlayStation 2 to less-than-stellar sales with the PlayStation 3. Drawing from the February NPD figures, writer...

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Wall Street Journal's Mossberg picks Wii over PS3 [update 1]

Wall Street Journal columnist Walt Mossberg (pictured) is possibly the most influential technology writer in the country. So when Mossberg compares the Wii and the PS3 by saying Nintendo's system is "the more exciting, fun and satisfying of the two new game machines," it shouldn't be taken lightly. ...

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Mainstream press talks up XNA

BBC technology commentator Bill Thompson is excited about developing games for the 360 using XNA Game Studio Express, despite not being able to play Halo without looking at the buttons. [Thanks laserboyjc] ...

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Mainstream Madden Love

The insane popularity of the Madden series among general gaming public continues to garner mainstream media attention -- and meaningless holidays. Mayor John Street proclaimed August 22 a "Madden Holiday" in the City of Brotherly Love (I would have settled for parking ticket amnesty). Meanwhile, the...

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Activision CEO plays down potential of online distribution [update 1]

Bobby Kotick, the chief executive officer of Activision, stated that he believes digital distribution of full games is "so far in the future that it's almost incomprehensible as an opportunity" in the New York Times article we reported on the other day. He cites the current limits of consumer intern...

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