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Making the Spike Video Game Awards Watchable: A Guide

It’s no secret that the Spike Video Game Awards have been, for the most part, dreadful experiences. They always rope a likable host into making the regrettable decision of regurgitating terribly written jokes in between reveal trailers and the occasional … Continue reading

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PlayStation Plus users gifted Tomb Raider: Underworld and much more this month

Christmas is coming early for PlayStation Plus subscribers, as Sony are throwing a bunch of great content their way for no cost (besides your subscription fee, of course). Starting today, PS Plus users will be able to download 2008’s Tomb … Continue reading

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SCE Japan reveals list of games eligible for PS Vita UMD Passport program

The upcoming Vita handheld will be able to play PSP games, though that process is complicated by the system’s lack of a UMD drive. Sony’s solution is the UMD Passport program, where you’ll be able to register your UMDs to … Continue reading

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DICE: “Room for a lot of improvements” on current consoles

Three weeks ago, Rockstar’s Dan Houser said that he thinks the current slate of game consoles “have done everything you can imagine,” implying that the PS3 and Xbox 360 have peaked from a technical standpoint. Battlefield 3 producer Alexander Gröndal, … Continue reading

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Uncharted series has sold 13 million units worldwide

Naughty Dog’s Uncharted has been a critical success in its four years of existence, and sales have unsurprisingly reflected that. In an interview with Industry Gamers, Sony’s Asad Quizilbash confirmed that sales for the franchise have so far totaled over … Continue reading

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Free Skyrim companion app coming soon to iOS and Android

You’ve probably already noticed, but The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a big-ass game. It’s not uncommon to have over a dozen active quests at any given time, and it’s easy to lose track of things. Thankfully, a small developer … Continue reading

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Battlefield 3 banned in Iran

This was probably inevitable, but EA’s Battlefield 3 has just been banned from sale in Iran. The only real surprise is that the it took a month for it to happen. The ban is no doubt centered around the single-player … Continue reading

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PS Vita memory cards priced for US

You know those memory cards that Sony have said are going to be required for save data in some games, despite the fact that game cards will have room to save patches and the like? Were you afraid that they’d … Continue reading

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Spike VGA ads tease “PS3 exclusive you won’t believe”

Games journalist Geoff Keighly, who also happens to be the executive producer for the upcoming Spike Video Game Awards, recently posted a picture of a VGA billboard in Times Square on his Twitter account. That wouldn’t normally be newsworthy, but … Continue reading

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Sonic Generations Review

Poor, poor Sonic. Ever since his first foray into the third dimension he’s been in steady decline, with long-time fans clamoring for a return to his 2D roots. They conveniently ignore the fact that the blue blur has been in … Continue reading

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