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Videogame Style Guide writes the book on game journalism

We here at Joystiq don't usually post about our own outside work, but I figured I'd make an exception for my first foray as a dead tree book author. The Videogame Style Guide and Reference Manual is an effort to set down some consistent answers for those niggling copy editing questions that...

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Game marketing book free to industry folks

All right, so you've got a great game -- totally original, with an engaging story and tight, responsive controls and intuitive play mechanics. One problem: there isn't a big-name license or franchise attached to it, so getting attention from press or gamers is an uphill battle. Enter The Definitive...

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Today's 80s-est game video - Game Over

We're sort of terrified and entranced by this at the same time -- it involves bad 80s music and video games, and combines them into one extremely strange video. Words fail to describe just how bizarre this is. Although, one thing's for sure ... that version of Pac-Man he's playing has some...

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What's in the name "video game"

Stephen Totilo's recent hour-long interview with Sony Computer Entertainment Studio Head Phil Harrison focused mainly on the past, present and future of the PlayStation systems and brand. But possibly the most interesting quote in the whole piece came at a point where Harrison waxed philosophical...

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8-bit graphic goodness for your desktop

Freaky Fonts has a collection of retro-gaming wallpaper images up on their site which prove that simplicity can still kick butt. These work really well because they aren't so busy that your icons get lost in the background, plus they look snazzy to boot. When's the last time you had an image from...

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Today's hottest game video

Yes, we know, it's more Jack Thompson than you care to stomach. But it's also a hidden camera view inside the contempt of court hearings. If you can get past the terrible first three minutes of the video, which concern the cameraman being late to the hearing, and the godawful audio, then you'll...

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Nintendo DS brings home the BAFTAs

Though they were both nominated in multiple categories, Brain Age (aka Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old is Your Brain?) and Electroplankton each picked up a single award in yesterday's British Academy of Film and Television Awards. Electroplankton was acknowledged for audio achievement (color...

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DS gets some love from BAFTA

It's the first time the U.K.'s gaming awards have been in their own spotlight (instead of relaxing in the shadow of the film and television awards), and the Nintendo DS has snared some of the attention. We would expect nothing less. Electroplankton and Brain Age both picked up nominations in...

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Exclusive footage from the "Lost" game

ABC's Jimmy Kimmel managed to get his hands on an advance copy of the Lost video game. "One of the guys at the office played it all day today", and as you'll see, he certainly seemed to enjoy it....

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E3: No PS3 price, no Rev date or price, says CNN

CNN recently opined on Sony and Nintendo's strategies for E3. According to the prediction, Sony won't be revealing the launch price for the PlayStation 3. Instead, that announcement will be saved for a future date PR opportunity. And while Nintendo will come clean with the official name of the...

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