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  • 23Sep

    Sony’s second press conference at Tokyo Game Show

    Sony’s Tokyo Game Show Keynote might have been a bit of a bore, but they have a second chance right now! Only two hours after the Keynote, Sony held a press conference entirely in Japanese. We got the following information from Kotaku’s live blog. John Laydon from Sony Japan was on stage and started the conference talking about how Sony wants to have 1000 PSP games in retail by the end of the year. Gran Turismo 5 has been dated for March 2010 release and the game will feature text and online voice chat. Yoshinori Kitase,Final Fantasy XIII producer from Square Enix took the stage to announce the FFXIII special edition Lightning PlayStation 3. It’s pink and white And comes with a 250GB HDD. Sony then showed off the motion control with games that we already are familiar with, RE5 and Little Big Planet. Sony also announced ROOM for the

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  • 23Sep

    The Tester reality show is looking for women gamers

    A couple weeks ago we wrote about a brand new reality show for the Playstation Network, The Tester. The Tester is a unique reality show where the winner won’t get money but instead will win a contract position in the Quality Assurance department in San Diego, CA. We recently sat with Scott, a casting director for The Tester to find out what they are looking for turns out it’s you! They are looking for more females to apply! The week before had only 3 women apply while they had tons of men. Scott stated they are looking for women that can kick some butt and are passionate about a career in the game industry. The contest opens a door into the gaming industry. At many conferences, I’ve heard panels say that Q&A is the good way to start a career in the game industry. Scott told us that they are

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  • 23Sep

    Capcom announces two new games at Tokyo Game Show

    The Tokyo Game Show news keeps pouring in. Capcom has announced that two titles on display at Tokyo Game Show 2009, will be coming to North America and Europe in 2010. Both Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes and Ghost Trick will be heading out west next year. Ghost Trick is the image above and it will be a puzzle/adventure game on the DS. Players take the role of Sissel (a ghost) and try to protect the lives of people while trying to figure out how he died. Sengoku BASARA Samurai Heroes, will be on the Playstation 3 and Wii. Players will take up swords and fight against large numbers of opponents. No dates or trailers out yet for either of these titles. UPDATE: We have a trailer for Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes Follow

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  • 23Sep

    Project Natal demo in Japan and announced Partners

    Microsoft is at Tokyo Game Show this week giving many gamers a glimpse at Project Natal. Microsoft kicked things off by announcing partners that are working on Natal based projects. They are: Activision Blizzard Bethesda Capcom Disney Interactive Electronic Arts Konami MTV Games Namco Bandai Sega Square Enix THQ Ubisoft A video was released earlier today showing Microsoft director, Kudo Tsunoda demoing Ricochet and Burnout Paradise for a local news show in Tokyo. GameSetWatch, who posted the video, says to make sure to watch the bit at 03:35 when “Tsunoda slowly claps with the Japanese host, cheering, ‘Yes, very good for you. I’m so happy,’ before turning to flash a cheesy smile and give a thumbs up.” That alone makes it priceless and the surfing music. Enjoy! Follow

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  • 23Sep

    Sony Tokyo Game Show Keynote highlights

    “Sony’s New Strategy for 2009″ is how the press conference opened today for Sony as they took the stage at Tokyo Game Show. Kaz Hirai took the stage to discuss how 15 years of Playstation has involved taking gaming to a place where “game consoles and networking are inseparable”. To start the conference Kaz Hirai shows a trailer of upcoming titles, and then talks about the sales of the PS3 Slim which sold one million in the first week. He also brings up the motion control and displays how accurate the controller is and that it has “light vibration feedback”. The PSP and PSPGo are next with a trailer of the various games. Hopefully we’ll get an embed of that trailer to put here later. The PSP trailer featured Gran Turismo, Hot Shots Golf, Yuusha, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, Last Ranker, Sangoku Musou 5 special, Gundam vs. Gundam next,

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  • 23Sep

    Nintendo verifies price drop on Wii

    The ads and the rumors are true. In the middle of the Sony press conference (and probably stealing some of their thunder), Nintendo sent out a press release stating that starting Sunday, September 27 the Wii will drop by $50 to make it a more affordable $199.99. The Wii will have the same bundle with a Wii Remote, Nunchuk, and Wii Sports. “Wii has reached more video game players than any game system before because it attracts everyone—both men and women, and people of all ages,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Our research shows there are 50 million Americans thinking about becoming gamers, and this more affordable price point and our vast array of new software mean many of them can now make the leap and find experiences that appeal to them, whatever their tastes or level of gaming experience.” Also starting

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  • 23Sep

    Splinter Cell: Conviction gets a release date at TGS

    IGN has the scoop from Tokyo Game Show about when Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction will be released. The date is set at 2.23.2010, which is great because that doesn’t seem very far off and it’s definitely one of our favorite titles we saw at E3. More Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction News & Previews In this video you’ll see some of the takedowns in the game and various action shots. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction at IGN.com Next year can’t come fast enough, but I’ll definitely need a job and gift cards from the holidays to afford Q1 & Q2 2010! Follow

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  • 23Sep

    Chillingo Announces Horror Racing

    Just in time for Halloween, Chillingo has announced Horror Racing for the iPhone/ iPod Touch. Horror Racing is a top down off road racing games that combines a traditional racing game with spooky environments. Horror Racing features: 15 levels of racing fun, 3 Boss levels per stage, 5 characters pus 2 additional characters once players are throught he Championship, 3 weapons- machine gun, rocket launcher and mines, 3 special abilities. Drivers of any ability can use their driving skills and customized firepower to defeat the dastardly denizens of Horror Racing in an assortment of action-packed tracks! Players can choose both character and car, with fiendishly fearsome drivers such as Little Monstrous and Eye offering different vehicle statistics and appearance. Drive to win around action-packed tracks in a variety of ghoulish environments. Battle your opponents with an arsenal of upgradable weaponry such as machine guns, rocket launchers and mines! Multiple gameplay

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  • 23Sep

    Introducing… Hero Mages!

    Indie developer D20Studios released Hero Mages, a turn-based strategy game that melds elements from miniatures, cards, and social board games into one ball of fun. Hero Mages allows players from all over the world to come together to build, manage, and run their own fantasy armies in the convenience of their browser window. But wait, it gets better! Hero Mages is completely free to play and can be found at www.heromages.com. With a hand of cards representing spells and dice, two to four players take turns making their moves and attacking with their team of three characters, fighting to control the destiny of Papillion, a land at war after a mysterious prophecy. One character is a magician with the power to use magical abilities. Use the power of the elements. Summon creatures. Alter the very world. Defeat your enemies and emerge the victor as the Hero Mage! Hero Mages comes

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  • 23Sep

    Do you Poken?

    To be honest with you, if someone asked me this question a few hours ago, I would have given them a questionable look, of “What does that really mean?” After going to the website, I have found that this is a little gadget which you can store all your internet contact information, including social networking information, and transport where ever you go. First you have to buy a Poken, and then go to their website and register your contact information with them.This will be information that you wish to transfer with other people. The information that is transfered can include things like, facebook, twitter, myspace accounts, cell phone numbers and business information. If you meet up with another person who is using a Poken, you can have them connect to each other and your information is then transfer over to their Poken and visa versa.  You are allowed to put

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