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Ice those thumbs, Sega announces Vancouver 2010

Get excited kids, Sega -- unsurprisingly -- has announced Vancouver 2010, the official game of the 2010 Winter Olympics. The game is being developed by Eurocom, the studio company Beijing 2008. We're sure the developers have already come up with new and exciting ways to mash buttons and twirl...

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Mario & Sonic head to the Winter Olympics later this year

Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games is finally "official." Sega announced this morning that Nintendo's mascot and Sega's cross to bear will compete on Wii and DS in virtual Vancouver, Canada, with all their friends (and "new faces"). As part of Sega's release, it stated that the original...

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Olympics licensing director jumps the gun, reveals new Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

The rumors (that we all knew were true) appear to be true: Sega's got a winter version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games on the way. Dennis Kim, director of licensing and merchandise for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, seemingly revealed Sega's plans to The Province. "Last year, 2008, they...

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Sega acquires 2010 Winter Olympics license

Sega has licensed the rights to produce games based on the 2010 Winter Olympics, taking place in sunny Vancouver, Canada. 1UP notes that more official information will soon be made available on the official website. Of the official games. This licensing agreement brings credence to the rumor that...

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Rumor: Mario & Sonic at the other Olympic Games?

For some reason, it never occurred to us that Sega would want to make a sequel to Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, but of course they would. Wouldn't you, if your game was one of the best-selling games on the best-selling console? Not even Sonic Team would botch that decision. This...

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Phelps, 505 Games announce partnership, first game in 2010

In a heroic feat of strength, swimmer Michael Phelps has managed to hoist the hojillion Olympic medals off his neck and dive into the world of video games. It's true! Developer and publisher 505 Games announced that it has inked a partnership with Phelps, who first revealed his plans to swim in...

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60 Minutes: Michael Phelps game in the works

Ready to vicariously experience the thrill of hurtling through an indoor pool at speeds meeting and occasionally exceeding five miles an hour? In a 60 Minutes report aired last night, it was revealed that a game based on Michael Phelps, winner of 27 gold medals and at least 13 platinum medals was...

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Athlete proves fanboyism, brings PSP to Olympics

An overenthusiastic tip sent by PSP Fanboy reader David D. shows an athlete carrying his PSP (equipped with Go!Cam) to the Olympic Games in Beijing. Now that's being a real fanboy -- who cares about the giant crowds and heated worldwide competition when you've got PSP with you?...

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Rabbid and Rabbid at the Olympic Games

Raving Rabbids TV Party is all about making fun of TV programming -- and what is more televised than the Olympics? It's natural, then, that Ubisoft would release some silly trailers showing their new mascot characters running rampant through Olympic events in Beijing. Also there are probably...

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Canadian cannonball champ's Mario outfit makes a splash

You wanna know how we know that cannonball jumping (cannonballing?) is going to be an Olympic sport soon? Not because 29-year-old Doug Bermann said, "This is going to the Olympics, baby," after splashing his way to victory at the Trident Splash National Cannonball Championship in Canada. No, because...

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