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News

February 29, 2008 (Friday)

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Metal Gear Solid 4 gets official release
MSG 4 world wide release date is confirmed by Konami to be June 12, 2008. There will be three different versions the "Standard Version" including METAL GEAR Online Starter Pack, the "Special Edition" including a Blu-ray Disc of bonus features in addition to the everything included in the Standard Version, and the "Premium Pack" which includes a PLAYSTATION 3 Console in addition to the Special Edition. Read more



February 28, 2008 (Thursday)

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Phil Harrison resigns from Sony
SCE Worldwide Studios President Phil Harrison has stated that he will resign on February 29th. SCE CEO Kaz Hirai will assume Harrison's role as well as attend to his own duties as SCE CEO. Phil has been with Sony since 1992. Read more


February 27, 2008 (Wednesday)

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Metal Gear Solid Pack coming for PS3
The PS3 is getting a Metal Gear Solid 4 pack in June. The packet comes with a "piano black" PS3 and Metal Gear Solid 4. Read more


February 26, 2008 (Tuesday)

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Steam plans to provide movies
Steam reports that by the end of the year they may start having digital entertainment via download. Files such as music and movies are planned Read more


February 25, 2008 (Monday)

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EA does not buy Take Two
EA announced that they want to buy take two for $26 per a share. The board of directors of Take two has rejected the offer in a chain of letter back and forth by John and the Take two board of directors. If EA had bought Take two there would be several pros and cons. For one the stocks would go up and things would be less console exclusive. On the con side games would have lots of compilations and expansions released, 2K Sports would be replaced by EA, and the quality of games would be lowered. Read more


February 23, 2008 (Saturday)

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New GTA trailers
Two new GTAIV characters trailer is out. One is of a character Phil Bell and the second of a car parodying the Toyota Prius. Read more


February 22, 2008 (Friday)

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Insomniac Games Hiring
insomniac Games is now hiring people to work for them so if you are a 3D artist, a programmer, or a have game design experience check them out at GDC. They are the designers behind Ratchet & Clank and Resistance fall of man. Read more


February 21, 2008 (Thursday)

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Eight Core motherboard
Intel has shown off its new 8 core mother board called Skulltrail. It will be made for the Intel Dual Socket Extreme Desktop Platform and cost $649. The board also support both Crossfire and SLI graphics cards Read more


February 19, 2008 (Tuesday)

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Xbox 360 still has problems
Starting February 24 slim PS2 will be reduced to $99 Read more



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PS2 becomes $99
BBC spotted this the Red ring of death at GDC 2008 in Microsoft's XNA booth which they documented in a video. So if you have an Xbox 360 pray that you don't get the Red ring. Read more



February 18, 2008 (Monday)

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New Leisure Suit Larry game gets a trailer
The new game in the Leisure Suit Larry game shows its first trailer today. It parodies the Mad World Gears of War trailer where Larry Laffer runs from zombies. The new game is titled Leisure Suit Larry Box Office Bust is planned for Q4 of 2008 and will be released on the Xbox 360. Read more



February 15, 2008 (Friday)

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Mario Kart for the Wii confirmed
Today Nintendo has confirmed on its press site Mario Kart will be released for the Wii with official images of Mario Kart Wii box art. It is planned for release on Q2 2008. Read more


February 14, 2008 (Thursday)

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StarCraft Ghost not canceled
Blizzard's Frank Pearce says that StarCraft Ghost was never officially cancelled in a statement with MTV. He mentions that Blizzard is spending their time on time on "World of Warcraft", its expansion "Wrath of the Lich King" and "StarCraft II". Read more


February 13, 2008 (Wednesday)

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Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 is coming.
Red Alert 3 is being featured on the PC Gamer cover which will come out March 4. So far not much detailed is known about the game. Read more


February 12, 2008 (Tuesday)

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E for All rescheduled for the better.
Entertainment for All has move their date to October 3–5 from August 28–30. This will eliminate competition with individuals who want to go to PAX. Read more


February 11, 2008 (Monday)

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Mortal Kombat: Devastation will probably suck
Chris "Mink" Morrison has been hired to direct the new Mortal Kombat movie. Morrison has directed Full Clip in 2004 and the adventure thriller Into the Sun in 2005. Mortal Kombat: Devastation will be a reboot of the franchise from the bottom up. Just hope Midway has a say in the plot for some consistancy. Read more


February 8, 2008 (Friday)

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GTAIV site up and running
The GTAIV site is now up and running with screenshots, wallpapers, screen savers, trailers, and a map of the new liberty city. It also shows that the game will have multiplayer. Read more


February 7, 2008 (Thursday)

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The Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain Summit
The 11th Interactive Achievement Awards is being hosted by the DICE summit today. It will be broadcasted on Comcast HD Video on Demand and streamed live on GameSpot. Read more


February 6, 2008 (Wednesday)

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EA profits from PS2
EA games has release their breakdown of their Q3 sales today. Their biggest money maker is the PS2 which brought in $301 million. The second was the Xbox360 with $196 million and PC games with $148 million. Read more


February 5, 2008 (Wednesday)

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Behold the silver PS3 pack
Sony is releasing a Satin Silver PS3 bundle on March 6th. It will come with a 40GB PS3 and Yakuza 3. The retail price will be US $441. Read more


February 4, 2008 (Monday)

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Max Payne Movie starts filming
Beau Thorne & John Moore's adaptation of Remedy's Max Payne will start production from March 2 to May 9th of this year. The film stars Mark Wahlberg as Max Payne Read more


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