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Oscar escapes to a dream world invaded by reality

Constructing a fantasy to escape reality is no game - unless that game is Oscar by Team Sharkeye. In Oscar, players take on the role of a young girl - Oscar - who explores a bright and colorful dream world with her stuffed elephant, Flynn, held tight in her arms. As Oscar's journey progresses,...

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MS Point-buying dog gets Gamertag, owner gets refund

Remember Greg Strope? No? Perhaps you'll remember his dog, Oscar, who purchased 5000 Microsoft Points -- worth $62.50 -- last week while his owner slept. At the time, we reported that Strope was out of luck thanks to Microsoft's "no refunds" policy. As it turns out, Microsoft contacted Joystiq to i...

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Geoffrey Rush fulfills obligation

The Google translation doesn't really help, but we've seen enough of these celebrity pressers to know what's going on. Pirates of the Caribbean costar Geoffrey Rush was presented with the Wii game based on his movie at a Japanese press event, and asked how he likes it. His badly mangled thoughts: ...

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Japanese hardware sales, 9 October - 15 October: Oscar acceptance speech edition

The DS Lite! (deafening applause) Oh, I couldn't possibly ... take the stage, me? No, no, no ... please ... well, if you insist .... What can I say to you lovely people that I haven't already said before? But you know, being up on this stage for the thirty-seventh time is really something signif...

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Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children reports from Hollywood

For the Final Fantasy fans lucky enough to be near Hollywood yesterday night -- and in line for free tickets during the middle of a regular workday -- there was much rejoicing to be had as Advent Children celebrated its U.S. theatrical premiere in style. Siliconera has a write-up on the event with q...

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BAFTA awards recognise games as art

The BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) awards are the UK's answer to the Oscars. While the awards have featured a video games section since 1997, the British Academy Video Games Awards are to be moved up a gear, with games now considered equal to film and television in BAFTA's eyes....

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