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Blizzard gives $1.1m to Make-A-Wish following in-game panda sales

Okay, avid World of Warcraft players. We take back all the mean things we said about your habit of purchasing in-game vanity pets with real-world money, even though the in-game pets do nothing while the real-world money does everything. See, we didn't know that you were actually just donating money...

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Virtual pet robot demonstrated in PlayStation Home

How would you like a pet robot? Y'know, the kind that doesn't try to murder you? The PlayStation Home team showed a work-in-progress pet robot that can befriend you in your virtual apartment. According to IGN, the robot would be able to freely move around the environment and respond to your calls....

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The best of WoW.com: June 30 - July 7, 2009

A cataclysmic week over at Joystiq's sister site WoW.com -- Blizzard has trademarked the "Cataclysm" name, but for what, we're not quite sure yet. The next expansion seems likely, though the next-gen MMO needs a name as well, or maybe it's a brand new project. Whatever it is, we'll likely find out...

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GC 2008: Finally, a pet game we can get behind

Click image for MORE MONKEYS. "Monkey Madness Wii targets kids ages 6 to 8 years," reads the opening line of the press release for Ubisoft's new monkey sim. "Like hell it does!" say we. Okay, so maybe it does, but we can't help being drawn to Ubisoft's newest pet game (and at least it's not...

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The best of WoW Insider, July 1-8, 2008

Aw, look how cute! Diablo 3 fans might be a little surprised to see that as powerful as Tyrael is in the world of Sanctuary, he's just a little noncombat pet in the World of Warcraft. Look at his cute little hood! Fortunately for you, Joystiq's sister site WoW Insider is rolling like a raid boss...

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Pet Shop Story launching with cuteness and executioners

The "other" game in Taito's catalogue is coming out very shortly in Japan, where aspiring Pet Shop Story owners can come together and scrub penguins. See, even if a pet shop that actually sold penguins existed, we're sure there would be more interesting things to do with them. There's a launch party...

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DS Fanboy Review: Disney Friends

No, this one isn't new, and it's probably not the kind of game most of you are looking for when you browse the racks, but if there are young gamers (or Disney freaks) in your life, Disney Friends is worth a second look. It's one of those games that's mystifying in its invisibility, the sort of thing...

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Pet Shop Monogatari is unbearably cute

The only pet-care game we find ourselves caring about is also one of the few that isn't planned for release here. Taito's Pet Shop Monogatari DS is a pet-adoption RPG with Cooking Mama art and penguin washing. Penguin washing! We usually react coolly to the proliferation of pet games on the DS, but...

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Pet Shop Story: Taito's other game

Last year, Taito announced that they were supporting the DS in a big way, revealing Arkanoid DS, The Legend of Kage 2, and Exit DS to go with Cooking Mama 2. Then shortly afterward, they unveiled Space Invaders Extreme and ... this. Pet Shop Story DS is the only one of Taito's TGS games that has yet...

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Nintendo fails to announce Nintencats, SEGA steps in

We know what you're thinking, and yes, the mere fact that this post is related in some way to our feline friends is a good enough reason to break out the lolcats. But we digress. Ever since the delightful Nintendogs launched and sold around a gazillion copies, we've been patiently waiting for a...

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