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Behold Left 4 Dead's Boxart
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Behold Left 4 Dead's Boxart

The boys at Valve have released their finalized boxart for Left 4 Dead, their upcoming multiplayer co-op FPS: My verdict: Beats the snot out of The Orange Box's...box! Read More

LittleBigPlanet to Help the Jobless
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LittleBigPlanet to Help the Jobless

So you've got no cash flow but you own every video game console under the sun. You're probably going to buy LittleBigPlanet because, well, because you want it. You don't have the money for it, but you're willing to live off of crappy ramen and tap water for two months in order to pay for it. I don't know why. Well, you're going to get the game, and there's a chance that the game may just make you some money. Yeah. Those that create content in the world of LittleBigPlanet that is good enough to garner some serious attention will earn the right to sell their work. Any good artist has earns the ability to sell their work at local coffee shops. What's the difference here? Video games are, in fact, art, are they not? Here's what David Reeves, president of SCEE had to say:What we're trying to do with LittleBigPlanet is almost iTunes meets eBay in the sense that once an individual or a developer has qualified by producing certain levels or certain add-ons, they will then be able in the future to exchange these and make money out of them...Eventually, it's feasible that you might well see the first LittleBigPlanet millionaire! Mu...muh...muh...m...millionaire!? Read More

Media: Pokemon Platinum Trailer
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Media: Pokemon Platinum Trailer

From the holy bowels of YouTube comes a new look at Pokemon Platinum for the Nintendo DS: Flame me if you will, but I could have sworn that a Poke game subtitled Platinum had already been released. What with titles like Sapphire, Diamond and Crystal, it's getting hard to keep track of these puppies! Read More

E3 2008: Gran Turismo 5 Not Coming Until 2010?
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E3 2008: Gran Turismo 5 Not Coming Until 2010?

In an interview with IGN.com, Kazunori Yamauchi, the founder of Polyphony Digital and creator of the Gran Turismo franchise, addressed the development of Gran Turismo 5. There's no plans in the works for GT5 yet - that might be 2009, or it might be 2010... But we're totally focused on getting the updates through for Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, and that's all we're focused on. The interview was mostly about the Gran Turismo television channel, or GT TV for short. There are plans to push videos from the PS3 to the PSP for gamers wanting their on-the-go car fix. But 2010 for GT5 a possibility? It's all worth it for the absurd visuals that are typical of the Gran Turismo franchise. I'll wait for a golden game. Read More

E3 2008: Reggie Weighs in on Microsoft Going Motion Controlled
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E3 2008: Reggie Weighs in on Microsoft Going Motion Controlled

Many questions were raised following Nintendo's E3 press conference last week, mostly because Nintendo catered more to their casual market instead of displaying more products to get serious gamers excited. Geoff Keigley of GameTrailers managed to corner Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime and threw some of the tough questions lingering on our minds. Keigley claims that John Shappert, VP of Xbox Live, told him that Microsoft is interested in talking to Nintendo about "the idea of using the Wii-mote to work with the Xbox 360." Pre-E3 rumblings strongly indicated that Microsoft was hard at work on a motion controller of their own for the 360, a notion that failed to make the show last week. According to Reggie, "in terms of other people trying to tack on to our technology-in our approach and our momentum in the market place-you know, we'll see…" Be careful in your interpretation of that last statement. I don't foresee Nintendo partnering with one of their top competitors over the technology used in the Wii Remote. My take on it is that Nintendo's somewhat anticipating that others will take similar approaches in the marketplace. I'll save you the task of reading an overview of the rest of the interview when you can just watch it inside. Be sure to give your thoughts on the matter in our comment section! Read More

Nintendo Power Teases Mysterious Title Not Shown At E3
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Nintendo Power Teases Mysterious Title Not Shown At E3

Nintendo's official magazine has been a downright ripe source for game reveals lately. One thing is for damn sure: I never ever saw Sonic and the Black Knight being the answer to Nintendo's cryptic foreshadowing to the September issue. It appears that there will once again be another big reveal in the next month's issue - a game that apparently was not shown off during E3. Anyone care to throw out some guesses as to what the title could be? Read More

Media: New Afrika Trailer is Gorgeous, and Boring
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Media: New Afrika Trailer is Gorgeous, and Boring

Look, I'm not trying to downplay how great the environments of this game look. They look simply amazing. But man, it was like watching a webcam in Africa, erm, if that were possible. But look, after the break I'll give you the over one month old Japanese promo for the title which will certainly have you at least 10 fold more excited. Read More

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