Opoona Slips A Little

Opoona Slips A Little

Anyone excited about Oppona? I am! Well, I’m not excited… call me mildly enthused. If you’re anywhere between those two emotions, and were looking forward to its release on September 27, I’m sorry. It’s been delayed. To November 1. Why? Game needed a little bit more polish it seems, Koei…

Postal Makes Bourne Book Cameo

Postal Makes Bourne Book Cameo

Just got a press release directly from Running With Scissors CEO Vince Desi (above). It mentions that the company’s game Postal is mentioned in the latest Bourne novel The Bourne Betrayal, written by Eric Van Lustbader. (Bourne creator Robert Ludlum passed away in 2001). The Postal franchise finds its way…

Circuit City Subpoenas CheapAssGamer

Circuit City Subpoenas CheapAssGamer

Electronics retailer Circuit City has served CAG Productions with a subpoena. CAG Productions is responsible for popular video game shopping community CheapAssGamer.com, which has 100,000 registered members. The retail giant wants CAG to turn over all personal information about registered forum member Speedy1961, who has been posting weekly CC ads…

Kasumi Emerges VIctorious From G-Phoria Awards

Kasumi Emerges VIctorious From G-Phoria Awards

So did you watch the G-Phoria awards? No? I didn’t either. I instead relied on news to filter down from people who had, letting us know who won what. And while much will be made of Gears of War winning six awards, the real star of the night was Dead…

Brain Training Game Titles Not So Catchy

Brain Training Game Titles Not So Catchy

So Sega have a new brain training game on the way. While I’m sure it’ll be a hit with the brain training set, it’s name’s could do with some work. In its native native tongue it reads 京都大学 阿辻哲次教授監修財団法人日本漢字能力検定協会協力漢字トレーナー ポータブル, which translates roughly to Kyoto University’s Professor Atsuji Tetsuji Foundation’s…

British Retailers, Publishers Want PS3 Price-Cut, Not Bundle

British Retailers, Publishers Want PS3 Price-Cut, Not Bundle

Sure, loads of British people aren’t happy with the PS3’s price. They get fucked badly enough on console prices as it is, let alone staring a £425 (USD$860) price-tag in the face. Time for some British retailers and publishers to speak out. First up is Duncan Cross, who runs the…

Jaffe And Sony: BFF

Jaffe And Sony: BFF

Lippy game creator David Jaffe (above with CliffyB’s old hairdo) may now be independent with his own studio and not work for Sony anymore, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t like Sony anymore. No, he loves Sony. In an interview with game site GamePro, Jaffe tells folks not to worry…

Big Brain Leaps Off The Screen

Big Brain Leaps Off The Screen

Having trouble playing against the computer in using the Wii or DS versions of Big Brain Academy? Here’s an idea for you straight from one of those self-proclaimed smart-people. Gather together five of your stupidest friends, get them all liquered up and break out a copy of Big Brain Academy…

China Opens Kinder, Gentler Camp For Online Addiction

China Opens Kinder, Gentler Camp For Online Addiction

According to Chinese state run media, some 13 percent of Chinese internet users are qualified as addicts—they’re simply unable to cut the cord between themselves and internet porn, cybersex and, deadliest of all, online video games. While the American Medical Association appears to still be on the fence about classifying…

Game Club Meeting Tonight

We’ll be gathering in our collective reading rooms and haberdasheries to talk about Mr. Robot tonight. As usually meet-up here at 9:30 p.m. Eastern to either follow along with the discussion on the site or get your foot in the door of the Campfire discussion room. (Sorry, I wasn’t able…

Stranglehold PS3 Delayed (Again)

Stranglehold PS3 Delayed (Again)

We’re not sure exactly when we’ll see Stranglehold for PS3, but it’s been pushed back from a soft date of September 17th to ??? within 2007. Following rumours that GTAIV was delayed for PS3 programming issues, it brings to question, again, the merit of releasing the same games on multiple…

OGH Gives Overlord A Tongue-Lashing

OGH Gives Overlord A Tongue-Lashing

I miss my grandmother. Just before her death many years ago she had been teaching me to play chess, in exchange for which she agreed to try out some NES games with me. Unfortunately her part of the bargain was never able to be fulfilled, but the way she called…

SOE And Virgin Team For Ramayan MMO

With the MMO market dominated by firmly entrenched fantasy-themed MMO offerings, a fresh new setting is always welcome. Well it doesn’t get much fresher than the India-based Ramayan 3392 A.D. comic book universe from Virgin Comics, who today announced along with SOE an agreement to create an MMORPG based on…

Cooking Mama 2 In Early 2008

Cooking Mama 2 In Early 2008

The original Cooking Mama for the DS taught me so much, and the Wii version taught me even more, only with a control scheme that made me want to play the DS version again instead. Both games sold better than mama’s hot cakes, so it comes as no surprise whatsoever…

TimeShift Has A Release Date

TimeShift Has A Release Date

No lying, this is the real deal. TimeShift, which was originally due for release in 1896 (read: 2005) and has been through 117 platforms (read: 5), might just be on the brink of completion. Sierra have announced that the 360 and PC versions of the game will be out on…

SFII Mobile Out Now

SFII Mobile Out Now

Can’t see how this would work, but Capcom have announced that their mobile version of Street Fighter II is now good to go for the North American market. It’s a bare package too, being the original Street Fighter II with it’s original eight characters and absence of any champion, turbo…

Red Ring, Towels and One Busted Robo-Cop Gun

Red Ring, Towels and One Busted Robo-Cop Gun

Sure, I’ve heard of the “towel trick” used to revive Xbox 360s sporting the Red Ring of Death, but I’ve never actually seen it. Well, now I have! CheapyD from CheapAssGamer provides a step-by-step walk through so you can squeeze a few more minutes days out of your croaked 360…

PSP Digital TV Tuner Interface

PSP Digital TV Tuner Interface

Back in July, we posted a couple shots of the Japan only PSP Slim’s digital TV tuner. And now, we’re posting pics of the interface. Imagine that! The display lists channels and whatnot on the right and has the program in the fill out the rest of the screen. It…

This Is Hyper Multi-Tap

Sure, we love banning. No, we adore it. Gotta run a tight ship, weed out the tools and nitwits and make the site more readable. But what about our razor sharp, funny as hell and wonderfully wonderful commenters? We love them. No, we adore them. And for them, we have…

Nielsen Thinks In-Game Ads Work

Nielsen Thinks In-Game Ads Work

I hate most in-game ads (sports games, I can live with it). You hate most in-game ads. But companies don’t care if we like them, they care if they work, and if a Microsoft-backed survey by the Nielsen Group is to be believed (and it may well not be), it’s…

New Alien Vs Predator Game In Development

New Alien Vs Predator Game In Development

Hold your horses. Just…hold them. There’s a new Alien vs Predator game in development. It’s being developed by Rebellion, who were behind the PC AvP shooters that I think are only two of the best shooters ever. Cause for joy? Sadly, no! For starters, their new AvP game is based…

Fire Pro Wrestling Returns With Fire Pro Wrestling Returns

Fire Pro Wrestling Returns With Fire Pro Wrestling Returns

Professional wrestling aficionados who are willing to turn a blind eye to lo-fi graphics and licensed characters will welcome news that publisher Agetec is bringing the Fire Pro Wrestling series stateside, announcing a PlayStation 2 release today. It’s really not much to look at, but the awkwardly titled Fire Pro…

Steam’s New Community Features

The Game Videos folks have an interesting look at Steam’s upcoming community features. Things like the ability to gift games to your friends, play a trial of a games for free online, create friends lists, talk to friends and see what they’re playing. Sounds like Games for Windows Live, but…

G-Phoria Awards Air Tonight

G-Phoria Awards Air Tonight

Don’t forget, X-Play’s annual G-Phoria awards is airing tonight on G4. The show announced winners in a ton of different categories, but the twist is that the winners are selected by viewers, or at least the people who hit up the poll on their site. <

Free Copy Of Top Spin With 360

Free Copy Of Top Spin With 360

We’ve been calling around a number of stores today to try and get to the bottom of a bunch of rumours including that the Xbox 360 premium and core now have HDMI built-in, and while we haven’t gotten to the bottom of that rumour, yet, we have nailed down something…

Stroke Victims Find New Lease On Limbs With Wii Sports

Stroke Victims Find New Lease On Limbs With Wii Sports

A Minneapolis hospital has become the latest unwitting Nintendo viral marketer with its new rehabilitation plan. The Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute at Minneapolis’ Abbott Northwestern Hospital aims to aid patients who have suffered from strokes by giving them access to the popular Wii pack-in, Wii Sports, and a Wii-mote, putting…

EA Owns 25% Of Vote At Ubisoft

EA Owns 25% Of Vote At Ubisoft

For those keeping score at home, EA now owns over 15% of Ubisoft capital, but more importantly, over 25% of the vote in Ubisoft board affairs (though EA is claiming to have no interest in nominating board members). EA has actually not purchased any more shares in Ubisoft to reach…

Jaffe Confirms Three PS3 Exclusives

Jaffe Confirms Three PS3 Exclusives

David Jaffe’s new company Eat Sleep Play is confirmed to be working on the first of three PS3 exclusive titles alongside their Twisted Metal: Head On port. While details are yet to be released, Jaffe did say this: …the new game is medium to hardcore in terms of game play…

Everyday Shooter Live And Impressions

I first got a chance to play Everyday Shooter back when I was helping to judge for the 2007 Independent Games Festival. I found the game, find it, to be proof that a game doesn’t have to be deep to be deep. It is, on its surface, just another top-down…