Gaming

Nintendo DSi Officially Announced

After Nintendo’s dodgy business of denying the speculation of its new handheld’s existence, the company cracked, officially announcing the DSi. Could it be trying any harder to be an iPhone? Nintendo cut the GBA slot from its Lite model, meaning no more backwards compatibly for you Pokemon-lovers. To make up for this loss, the screens are 17 percent larger and ...

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Halo Announcement On Horizon

Teenagers will be pleased to hear that Bungie will be making a big announcement at the Tokyo Game Show next week. Will it have to do with Halo 3 or will it be an entirely new game? Most of the news outlets are saying it’ll be an extension of Halo 3, possibly even an expansion of some sort. Either way, ...

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Blizzard Wins Legal Battle Against Bot Manufacturer

If you’re into MMORPGs and more specifically, World of Warcraft, then you’ve surely heard of or used Glider, a program that automatically levels your character for you. Blizzard took the makers of Glider to court and just won the first round of the legal battle. MDY Industries, the maker of Glider, will have to pay out $6 million to Blizzard ...

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FLASH: BLOGGER ‘SQUEAMISH’ OVER SILENT HILL: HOMECOMING VIOLENCE

NEWS FLASH: CRUNCHGEAR BLOGGER NICHOLAS DELEON IS “SQUEAMISH WHEN IT COMES TO EXCESSIVE VIOLENCE.” THE REPORT COMES ON THE HEELS OF THE RELEASE OF SILENT HILL: HOMECOMING, A SURVIVAL HORROR VIDEO GAME. SAID VIOLENCE INCLUDES: the OFLC [the Australian ratings board] cited several high impact scenes in the game, mostly focusing on drilling into and severing body parts. One scene ...

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Speculated Nintendo DS Tries To Be An iPhone

Over the weekend, Kotaku posted a report from Nikkei Net suspecting Nintendo of planning to release its next incarnation of the Nintendo DS. There is speculation that the new DS will include a built-in camera and music playback as well as improved wireless functions. According to Nikkei Net, the new version is expected to be priced below $190 dollars. As ...

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Adult Swim Skate Shoes

Etnies is releasing two pairs of their Jameson skate shoes celebrating Cartoon Network’s stoner-friendly Adult Swim lineup. There’s a bright green model featuring the Mooninites from Aqua Teen Hunger Force and a more subdued brown pair etched with pictures of various Adult Swim characters. These Adult Swim Etnies were designed by the Cartoon Network creative team led by Jacob Escobedo. ...

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Unleash The Charitable Gamer Inside Of You

What better time to buy a Nintendo DS than on September 29th. Firstly, you’re getting a kick ass handheld gaming system. Second, $5 dollars of your purchase will go to the Susan G. Komen For the Cure foundation and aid in the fight against breast cancer. So, you can play your new found Nintendo DS and feel good doing it, ...

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Gaming For Charity

Video games can be lots of fun. Helping sick kids feel better can also feel really good. Why not combine the best of both worlds? Microsoft has done just that by teaming up with the Children’s Miracle Network to sell certain Xbox games for charity. The Xbox 360 Family Games pack will feature Viva Piata Party Animals, Shrek the Third ...

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Jack Thompson Disbarred: Violent Gaming Carries On

When I woke up this morning, something seemed different. The sun was brighter, the birds were chirping louder than usual. I continued my morning routine and then the news hit me – Jack Thompson had been disbarred. Everyone likes violent games and Jack does nothing more than a disservice to those who enjoy the medium. The Florida Supreme Court must ...

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The Wiimote Unleashed

For every Wii game released there exists a useless peripheral for the Wiimote. Wii Sports received those lame themed extensions for the controller just so that when you’re flailing your arms around like an idiot, you’ve got a greater chance of hitting someone. The release of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is no exception to this fact. For $20 bucks, ...

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