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Barely Related: The Interview didn't go well

Happy holidays, everyone! Welcome to Barely Related, a conversational Friday column that presents the non-gaming news stories that we, the Joystiq staff, have been talking about over the past week. And no, we're not stopping our focus on industry and gaming news. Think of this as your casual wee...

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Kim Jong-un rides a fiery steed to victory in Glorious Leader

With a title like Glorious Leader, you probably already guessed that developer Moneyhorse Games has created a game centering on North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, but there's no way you could've predicted the rest of this thing. Slated for release on the PC at some point "soon," Glorious Lea...

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Kim Jong-il has hackers farming MMOs for in-game coin (and, we assume, Aviators)

It all makes sense now -- North Korea's infamously deluded dictator, Kim Jong-il, wants to be king of the castle in NCsoft's MMO Lineage, completely explaining his fetishes for extravagance and naked discos. Kim has hired a team of hackers to farm Asian MMOs for in-game coin, which they sell onli...

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THQ planning North Korean protest to promote Homefront

Surprised? Yeah, we're not either. Turns out that THQ is once again planning a North Korean-themed event , though this time it's GDC that the publisher is invading. As reported by the SF Weekly, anti-North Korean protesters (read: hired actors) will be marching across the Golden Gate bridge, thro...

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Homefront intro cuts Kim Jong-il images for Japanese market

After bringing Metro 2033 and Red Faction: Guerrilla to Japanese retailers, Spike has been tasked with adapting THQ's Homefront as well. Unlike the previous titles, however, Homefront's main themes clash with acceptable game content standards in the country, according to Japan's CERO game rating gu...

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