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Oh no he didn't: Microsoft man dubs Wii a novelty

Pretty this won't be. In an interview with Gamasutra, Microsoft big cheese Aaron Greenberg ended up discussing the rivalry between the Xbox 360 and Wii, and in the process loftily dismissed Nintendo's console as a "novelty." Greenberg compared Wii buyers to "the same people that buy a karaoke...

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Tetris-like chocolates make our mouths water [update]

Okay, so this isn't true, blue Tetris (that would probably infringe on some copyrights), but these faux-Tetris-esque Meiji chocolates still look fun to us. If there's one thing we've learned from disobeying our parents, it's that playing with your food is fun. The goal in this case is to put all...

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Hard questions: Wii novelty and drought in effect?

CVG decided to unleash the beast question: Is the novelty of the Wii wearing off? The drought is in full effect, but in all fairness, the same can be said for the PS3. The Virtual Console games are rolling out slowly, but old games to those who don't need to ask for mom and dad's credit card do not...

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Twist to fitness with $1700 hover-chair controller

We've all found ourselves thinking it at one time or another: "Sure, this game is fun, but it would be even better if I were twisting around in some ridiculous-looking seat hovering just above the ground." Luckily, Australian Simulation Control System's had the same though, and actually did...

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More genre-breaking MMOs

As commenters on yesterday's post on cliché-breaking massively multiplayer games pointed out, the games listed in the Wall Street Journal article are by no means the only genre-benders out there. We've taken a look at some other titles which dare to do something different in a game genre...

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