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Nippon Ichi head of sales and marketing resigning at the end of March (update)

In a letter recently distributed (.pdf link) to the company's investors, Nippon Ichi president Tomohiro Sato announced that he would be stepping down from his managerial post on March 31. Sato cites "personal reasons" as the force leading him to resign, though this news comes only two weeks on the ...

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Eidos 'life president' Ian Livingstone to keynote NLGD's Festival of Games in June

Now that we've lost both Gygax and Arneson, we have to learn as much as we can from the still-living legends of gaming. One of these is Ian Livingstone -- he co-founded the great Games Workshop back in the day with John Peake and Steve Jackson. Currently, he's serving as the "life president" of Eid...

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Kojima cryptically gives opinion on Obama's Nobel Prize

If you thought the writing on the cutscene-friendly Metal Gear Solid franchise was confusing, the reason for that should be crystal clear when you read the personal blog of the series' creator, Hideo Kojima. The blog's latest update imparted the enigmatic developer's feelings on President Barack Ob...

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Obama billed $44.5K for in-game advertising

How much did it cost 2008 US Presidential Candidate Barack Obama to put ads inside of Burnout Paradise and other titles? According to a Federal Election Commission filing (via Gamespot), Obama's campaign sent $44,465.78 to Massive Incorporated to run in-game advertisements, from October 6 to Novemb...

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Obama takes campaign to Burnout's Paradise City

It looks like US Presidential Nominee Barack Obama is seeking out the oft-overlooked "virtual maniac driver" voting bloc. Gamers who fire up their copy of Burnout Paradise for Xbox 360 will notice that some of the bilboards now feature an advertisement from Obama that says early voting has begun an...

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Activision talks into sleeve, announces Secret Service

This might just be the first time in American history when participation in the presidential election overshadows the viewership of Dancing With the Stars, so it makes sense that a game developer would want to capitalize on all the Head of State hubbub -- enter Activision, and their recently annou...

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McCain campaign releases facebook game: Pork Invaders

While most of our time on popular social networking site Facebook is spent trying to impress our cohorts with our favorite bands and films or attempting to propel porpoises into the far reaches of the spiral galaxy, we recently took notice of a new application added by Republican presidential hopef...

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McCain campaign ad features Medal of Honor music, composer 'dismayed'

A recent ad for John McCain's presidential campaign features music from Medal of Honor: European Assault, which GamePolitics believes may be the first time video game music has been used as such. The awkward thing here is that the composer of the piece, Christopher Lennertz, is a passionate Barack...

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What if politics were more like Pokemon?

If politics were more like Pokemon, we would be campaigning for Meowth. How can you lose when your platform consists of being totally awesome? But we digress ... One gamer has captured his view of this year's election lead-up with a mock Pokemon battle between the three presidential hopefuls. It ...

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LucasArts names Darrell Rodriguez as new president

Following the very sudden departure of LucasArts president Jim Ward two months ago, the company announced today that Electronic Arts LA's Chief Operating Officer, Darrel Rodriguez, will take the job in mid-April. Rodriguez is currently in charge of overall operations, product development and strat...

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