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Grid 2's 'Live Routes' alter tracks and turns

This latest trailer from Grid 2 shows off the game's "Live Routes" system, which pitches different forks in the road every time you play it....

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Valve updates Team Fortress 2 for fairness, community responds

When Valve introduced the first four class updates to Team Fortress 2, an achievement system was used to help unlock new weapons and items. According to Valve, that system did not work as intended. In the end, instead of playing the game toward fun and rewarding goals, hardcore players would grind...

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Smack Kim Kardashian's giant butt in Facebreaker

We're just gonna go ahead and not call the game Buttbreaker. We know you want to. We want to. But we're all simply better than that. It doesn't mean the latest news about the boxing title is any less hilarious, though. Facebreaker K.O. Party already looked a little crazy, but it's about to get...

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Wii Warm Up: Wii menu music

We were tooling around on the Virtual Console this evening while not really paying attention, and in the midst of the multitasking, the realization hit that everyone in the room was really into the Wii Shop channel music. We're talking bobbing heads, humming softly, the works. It's really catchy for...

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Today's most random swag: Ratatouille thyme

Being writers in the game industry, we'll sometimes find ourselves on the business end of a number of interesting, many times unexpected freebies from PR companies. To take a page from Douglas Adams, most times these can be considered 'mostly harmless,' from gerbil food sent to promote Hamtaro to...

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E3 invites, what's the logic?

As we wrap up our GDC coverage this weekend, it's time to talk about the min-E3. The E3 Media and Business Summit, better known as the E3 five lucky children will attend, is now a few months away. This week some journalists received their invites -- many did not. Australian blogger Jason Hill...

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Friday Video: I have to turn you into a can

There's really not much we're going to say about this one, except that it's pretty random, and that we've discussed the inclusion of this particular musical selection in videos before. Other than that ... oh, we can tell you that it's blue. There's a blue background. And the word "rubbish."...

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A fun way to stumble upon games online

StumbleUpon is a brilliant service that helps you find interesting websites online with the help of other people. Taking the form of a free Firefox plugin, it feels like a kind of web-wide Digg, where you vote on websites that you like which pushes up that link's popularity and increases the...

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E3: Free furniture for fastest reader [update 1]

Thanks to the folks at the Microsoft blogger bus, we've an unusual E3 swag giveaway. The first reader to come to the bus -- parked outside the West Hall -- can take away this collection of garden furniture. Simply come along and mention Joystiq to get your very own beige chair, table, or the entire...

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