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Overheard@TGS: At least someone's happy ...

While rushing to make an appointment to get hands-on time with Crackdown 2, we overheard two Microsoft exhibitors discussing the reception of the recently released Forza Motorsport 3 demo. Microsoft Rep #1: "Seems like a lot of people like the demo." Microsoft Rep #2: "Yeah, well we really like...

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Overheard@PAX: Harmonix talks Nickel-smack

Harmonix's Caleb Epps: So, you guys probably heard about Nickelback saying negative stuff about music games ... Crowd: (Boo!) Epps: I just want to extend an olive branch to Nickelback, and say that if they want to put their music into the Rock Band Network ... Crowd: (Emphatic boo!) ...

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Overheard@GamesCom: Kicking babies is bad

The protagonist in Activision's Singularity has the ability to age and, um, youth-enize people and objects, which led to a burning question on the minds of a few people during a presentation of the title during GamesCom. See, when you age enemies, they'll turn to dust. However, when un-aging them,...

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Overheard@E3: STUNNED!

While toiling away in the press room on Wednesday, entrenched and blogging the scoops, we heard a couple of other game journos discuss the sheer magnificence of one Square Enix. Apparently, these guys were big fans. Game Journo #1: "Did you see Final Fantasy XIV?" Game Journo #2: "Yes, and I was...

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Overheard@E3: Brutally Jealous

Activision Rep: "Have you been to the booth yet?" Xav: "Not yet. I want to check out Brutal Legend... wait sorry, that's EA. You guys used to have it." Activision: "Yeah. Don't rub it in." For the record, this happened yesterday ... which makes today's law suit even more hilarious....

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Overheard@E3: Doing his business while getting something down on paper

While relieving ourselves in the bathroom across the hall from the E3 media room, it sounded like someone was trying to unload in the stall. Not in the way one would normally expect from an attendee who had consumed mass quantities of coffee and convention center food. No, this guy was having a...

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Overheard@E3: Get off that mic, Rapstar!

"Internally, we used that as the architectural model of how not to do this game" -- Paul Coyne, Executive Vice President of 4mm Games on (the comically terrible) Get On Da Mic versus Def Jam Rapstar....

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Overheard@E3: We're here to learn

"We're not here to have sex. We're here to learn something." -- Quantic Dream's David Cage on the objective in a new Heavy Rain scene debuted during a breakout session today. We quietly chanted the mantra as the character, Madison, was forced (by consequences in the game demo) to strip down to her...

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Overheard@E3: God of War has money to make

"Obviously, there's a lot of money to be made." -- God of War III director Stig Asmussen on the possibility of another PSP God of War game. (Note: Stig's only confirming the obvious.)...

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Overheard@E3: Dark Void knows its roots, but it's better

"Dark Void coming this fall, better than the Rocketeer" -- Capcom rep. on the show floor getting people to play the game....

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