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Remembering the Visual Memory Unit

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Top Spin 4 Announced

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This here is the first podcast from the Kombo Videogame News Team 5. Each week we will go over “What We’ve Played in the Last Seven Days,” followed by the big news stories of the week, and then a special third segment which will vary in style from week to week. This week we have on the mic: Jeff Grubb, Pete Davison, Joey Davidson and Brad Hilderbrand. We talk about Kane & Lynch 2, Singularity, Dragon Quest IX, Castlevania HD, NHL 11, Madden 11 and Red Dead Redemption. Then in the big news stories of the week: *Gamescom Announcements - Resistance 3 Announcement trailer - Ratchet and Clank All 4 One - Infamous 2 - Virtua Tennis 4 * lists the 3DS at £199.99 *Windows Phone 7 Xbox Live Games - Are we going to trade in our phones? Is this even something Nintendo and/or Apple should be worried about? *Fox News Weighs in on the MoH Controversy - What the hell? When did Fox News start allowing reason on their network? The controversy is one thing, but what do we think about how measured Fox News was in their portrayal it? *Mass Effect 2 to PS3 In the third segment Jeff Grubb talks about how videogames have struggled by being such a varied medium with a very small name. Right click, save target as.    Read More


Move Compatible Virtua Tennis 4 Announced for PS3

Sega revealed Virtua Tennis 4 on the PS3 today at Gamesom in Cologne, Germany. The game will be compatible with PlayStation Move and feature 3D. Sega showed off a brief playtest of the game at Gamescom. According to IGN what Sega showed was rather simplistic and early – not unlike Wii Sports Tennis with automatically-controlled characters. This will actually be the second motion-controlled Virtua Tennis game after the Wii version of Virtua Tennis 2009 which was one of the first games to use the Wii Motion Plus (and the nunchuck with which to control the players). However Virtua Tennis 4 turns out, it seems that this game will start anew with its motion controls. Read More


Leaked SEGA Document Describes Game Line-Up, Motion Control Date, and PSN Imports

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Sumo Digital Panel for Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing

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