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News

March 31, 2008 (Monday)

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Atari hires new CEO
Jim Wilson was recently appointed CEO. He brings 15 years of experience to his new position. Read more



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GameStop Buys Norway's Free Record Shop
GameStop announces an agreement to purchase 100% of the Norwegian branch of the popular retailer. Read more


March 26, 2008 (Wednesday)

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Metal Gear Solid PS3 sold out
The 40 GB ps3 with Metal Gear Solid 4 has sold out in Japan. Each unit cost $517 USD. Read more


March 24, 2008 (Monday)

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UT3 Gets FFVII, Halo 3 and Gears of War characters
Unreal tournament 3 is very mod friendly, folks at UT.PS3 has made mods of Cloud, Master Chief and Marcus Phoenix. Read more


March 21, 2008 (Friday)

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Steel PS3
The Japanese Metal Gear Solid 4 bundle is getting a steel gray PS3 with a steel Dual Shock 3 controller Read more



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UT3 Gets patch
Unreal Tournament 3 is getting a patch to fix various bugs which includes AI, version compatibility, and low-bandwidth problems Read more


March 20, 2008 (Thursday)

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Max Payne Movie Update
Beau Bridges has been casted for the Max Payne movie. It may not be as bad as we may think. The director for the film is John Moore. It has also been reported that Mark Wahlberg will star as Max Payne Read more


March 18, 2008 (Tuesday)

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BlizzCon tickets
BlizzCon will be held on Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th of June 2008 at Porte de Versailles Exposition Center in Paris. Tickets go on sale Thursday, March 20 Read more


March 17, 2008 (Monday)

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Smash Bros. Brawl sells 1.4 million copies in first week
In its first week of sales in North America, SSBB sells a record-breaking 1.4 million copies, according to a Nintendo press release. Read more



COD 4
Activision announces re-release of Call of Duty 4
Call of Duty 4 Game of the Year edition is being released this April. It will have new boxart and maps packs on Xbox live. Read more


March 13, 2008 (Thursday)

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Atari starts selling stuff on Steam
Atari recently started selling games such as new titles on the platform include Indigo Prophecy, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Platinum, Desperados 2, Atari 80 Classics in 1 and Act of War on Steam. Unfortunately there is no new games and they are still having financial troubles. Read more


March 12, 2008 (Wednesday)

BioShock
BioShock II coming in Q4 2009
Take-Two Interactive announced today that BioShock 2 is in development at 2K Marin studios. It is planned to be released before the holidays in Q4 2009 Read more



March 11, 2008 (Tuesday)

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GTA critic busted for prostitution ring
Governor Eliot Spitzer critic of Hitman: Codename 47 and the Grand Theft Auto series is Client 9 to an upscale, international prostitution ring which was discovered by the FBI. He was caught through wire tapping by federal Agents. Here is the link to the docs of his prostitution activities Read more


March 10, 2008 (Monday)

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Starcraft II Zergs
Today Blizzard showcased the Zerg faction in a trailer in Korea. Read more


March 7, 2008 (Friday)

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Infogrames wants Atari
French company Infogrames plans to buy out the rest of Atari's stocks for USD$1.68 per share. Read more



March 5, 2008 (Wednesday)

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Ziff Davis files for Chapter 11
Ziff Davis Media filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection today as part of a debt-reduction plan that will involve a restructure of their operations. The magazines and 1UP.com will likely continue as usual. Read more



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Command & Conquer Kane's Wrath gets trailer
EA released a new Command & Conquer Kane's wrath trailer featuring the FMVs . The game is set for its release on March 26. Those who pre order the game will have a key to be in the Red Alert 3 beta test. Read more


March 4, 2008 (Tuesday)

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Gary Gygax dead at age 69
Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons and widely considered the father of the modern RPG, has died. The exact cause of death is not revealed, but it is known that he had been suffering ill health for some time. Read more



Okami
Okami for Wii delayed
The Wii version of Okami has been delayed from March 25 to April 15 Read more


March 3, 2008 (Monday)

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Infogrames gets new president
Phil Harrison former SCE Worldwide Studios President has been hired by Infogrames to be the President and "Directeur Général Délégué". His job includes overseeing Atari. Read more


March 1, 2008 (Saturday)

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Wiiware to launch May 12
A Square Enix insider reported to Joystiq that Nintendo's WiiWare service would launch on May 12 with Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King to launch on the same day. Read more


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