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Overheard@E3: Kudos to Kudo's Wii burn

No doubt a little flustered by the woman wildly flailing about at the other end of the stage, Kudo Tsunoda slipped in a comment that, according to wicked modern parlance, could easily be classified as a "sick burn." The recipient? The Nintendo Wii, which will soon find itself competing against...

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Overheard @ E3: Kojima seeing 'Dun-Dun Dun Da-Dun'

Looks like Hideo Kojima won't be making the Microsoft press conference. When we stumbled upon him outside our hotel he told us that he'd be doing some sightseeing around (not so) sunny LA and then seeing "Dun-Dun Dun Da-Dun." We assume he means Terminator Salvation and, despite our instincts, we...

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Overheard@GDC09: It's a small, small development community, be nice

Sure, the video game industry is a multi-billion dollar behemoth, but behind it all are people -- a few people ... really, not as many as you'd think. So, while discussing his career path to becoming lead designer on Fallout 3, Emil Pagliarulo gave some prudent advice to anyone trying to break in...

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Overheard@GDC09: Design is Takahashi's anti-drug

Although it's hard to believe that the ideas for Katamari Damacy and Noby Noby Boy weren't birthed from some serious drug use, Keita Takahashi stated at GDC that he's completely straight-edge when it comes to partaking in the chemical vices of man. In the same session where he revealed Noby Noby...

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Overheard@GDC09: ngmoco employees are 'ngmofos'

During GDC's "Braving the Stormy Waters of XBLA and PSN: Smaller is NOT Easier" panel, Mike Mika of Backbone Entertainment spotted some of his former ngmoco coworkers in the audience and said, "Hey! It's good to see some ngmofos out there!" What's the slang term for Joystiq employees?...

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Overheard@GDC09: Tim makes a good point

"No one's ever made a bong in the shape of a game designer." -Tim Schafer We could give you some more context here, but we're pretty sure it speaks for itself. ...

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Overheard@GDC09: TTP = Time To Penis

During the "Spore's Wake: What Seriously Happened?" panel at GDC, we learned a fantastic new meme that we have to share with you. "Time To Penis" (or just "TTP" in the streetz) is defined as the amount of time it will take children to make something rude out of a set of tools they've been given --...

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Overheard@E3: "Check out all these girls playing games!"

When the doors of the E3 showfloor first opened, herds of eager game industry denizens rushed inside to set up stations at kiosks to try their hands at the new wares. One small gaggle of gaming journalists from a world where women must not exist gawped and said "Check out all these girls playing...

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Overheard@E3: 'You guys did a cover for us, right?'

Le sigh. A sincere question coming from the developers of acrobatic Gears of Civil War shooter, Damnation, once again brings us in direct competition with longtime Joystiq nemesis and mistaken alternate identity, Joystick Magazine. "You guys did a cover for us, right?" asks a member of Blue Omega...

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Overheard@E3: Sleeping on the job

"I totally fell asleep during the Sony press conference. Like ... out." -- Another loud-talking middle-aged journalist walking the concourse at the LACC. We wanted to stop and ask him during what part he fell asleep....

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