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Great moments in game ad cheese

We like to complain about misleading CG sequences being passed off as gameplay, but a quick pass over these Top 10 Cheesiest Classic Game Commericals confirms that we really don't have a leg to stand on in the being tricked department. Take for instance, this Pole Position ad that implies the game...

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Wii dominating the competition

In a recent Yahoo article, Nintendo is declared as taking the lead in the current console war. Of course, the article focuses on Nintendo's amazing sales figures for the month of January, as well as the console's accessibility to people of all ages, from all walks of life. The article also talks ab...

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Why make 300 a PSP exclusive?

It's a question that's always been our minds: why is 300 a PSP exclusive? Certainly, the bigger, badder consoles could do the franchise a bit more justice, no? Well, according to Yahoo!, it simply had to do with time: "We wanted to do Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but everyone has in mind what they w...

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Metareview: Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters

Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters just came out on PSP and a lot of gamers have high hopes for the title given the history of the series. We here at PSP Fanboy love Ratchet & Clank, but what about everyone else? It seems like most critics agreed with us, but let's see why: IGN (90/100) "It's...

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Better keyboard and AIM client released by fans

Qaz from DCEmu (registration required) has released a pretty nice AIM/MSN/Yahoo client for the PSP. It's pretty easy to install and use ... so long as you're willing to struggle with the PSP's pathetic phone-like virtual keyboard. Too bad ZX81's newly released Virtual Keyboard isn't compatible: cer...

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Yahoo still hoping fanboys will jump into its Wii portal

Unfortunately, "Jump in" was already taken. Yahoo's "Brand Universe" initiative remains slogan-less and intentionally under-promoted, still represented by a single brand portal, Wii, supposedly the first of one hundred. The Wii portal quietly launched last fall, attracting a reported 1.2 million vi...

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Becoming a god of war in 300 [Update 1]

One of our Dream Games was God of War: a mythological beat-em-up that took was rooted in psuedo Greek mythology. Looks like 300 is going to attempt to fill that role for PSP gamers. The game is based on the trials of 300 Spartans that must go against a million Persians. Considering how you'll have ...

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Sony to compete against Nintendo with PSP's multimedia features

After reporting some pretty disappointing losses, Sony is desperately trying to restructure its games division to at least break even. After stating boldly that they will not give up on the PSP, Sony will now seriously push the multimedia capabilities of the system. They've already started developin...

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Vista security too tight on casual games, claims WildTangent

DirectX creator Alex St. John says Windows Vista "breaks" casual games. The WildTangent CEO recently described the arduous process of patching his company's network of games to ensure Vista compatibility. The effort reportedly took a year of working closely with "nearly every major casual game devel...

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DS Lite shortages only momentary, says Nintendo

Based on a report from Yahoo! Games, Nintendo has responded to holiday shortages for its DS Lite by stating "Nintendo DS Lite proved to be a huge hit for holiday shoppers, which undoubtedly resulted in some spot shortages in various regions. As with all our products, we're working to keep the supply...

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