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August 22, 2008 (Friday)

Spore gets Collectors' Edition
Spore will get a special collector's edition called The Spore Galactic edition which will be sold for $80. The edition will include a "Making of" DVD, a National Geographic DVD with the "How To Build A Better Being" segment, a foldout poster, 100 page "Galactic Handbook", and a mini artbook. The Game will be out on December 7th. Read more

August 20, 2008 (Wednesday)

PS3 gets keypad
The PS3 SIXAXIS and DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controllers will be getting a keypad which will be for sale by SCEI this holiday season. Read more

August 19, 2008 (Tuesday)

Killzone 2 Multiplayer
New Killzone 2 multiplayer trailer was shown today at the Games Convention in Leipzig.. Read more

August 13, 2008 (Wednesday)

Resistance 2 beta
Resistance 2 beta is live today with a 8-player coop or a 60 man multiplayer. Read more

August 11, 2008 (Monday)

Star Trek Online Debut Trailer
Cryptic Studios has released the first trailer for Star Trek Online. Clocking in at 1:42, it is a little short, but it does show some gameplay footage. See it in hi-def at Read more

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Lara Croft cast for Tomb Raider: Underworld
The new Tomb Raider movie, Tomb Raider: Underworld, has cast Alison Carroll, a professional display gymnast from London as Lara Croft. Read more

August 5, 2008 (Tuesday)

Ubisoft sues disc production company
There was a leak of Assassin's Creed six weeks before its release. An employee in the OEM disc company was found to have uploaded the pirated copy and Ubisoft is suing $10 million out of the company for copyright infringement, breach of contract, and negligence. Read more

August 5, 2008 (Tuesday)

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Hot Coffee Lawsuit on GTA San Andreas Comes to an End
Take Two may not have to pay $1.025 million USD in a settlement since there was not enough opposers to carry it out. Read more

August 4, 2008 (Monday)

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GTA pulled from Thailand stores
A teenager in Thailand tried to recreate a scene from GTA by mugging a taxi to see if it was as easy as it is in the game. It resulted in Thailand pulling the game from shelves. Read more

August 1, 2008 (Friday)

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Prince of Persia Movie delayed
Previously planned for release in theaters in 2009, the PoP movie will be delayed to 2010. Read more


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