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In an interview with The Washington Post's Mike Musgrove, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime handily dismissed the DS's competition, suggesting either that he doesn't feel threatened at all, or he feels really threatened (and the history of DS sales makes us more likely to believe the former interpretation).

He said that the newly launched, download-only PSP Go has a "fundamental concept problem in terms of 'Who's it for?' and 'What's the benefit?'" He added that he has the "utmost respect for all our competitors, but it's interesting to try and answer the consumer question o ... Read more »
Views: 539 | Added by: Raize9593 | Date: 2009-10-12 | Comments (1)


Back in 2006, developer The Collective (now defunct) and publisher Atari released Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure. The third person action game was heavily hyped before hand because the game had creative involvement by urban fashion icon Marc Ecko. In the end, however, the game got mixed reviews and was a sales bomb. At the time Ecko didn't care for the critics's views on the game and said they were like "the guys who got wedgies in high school."

Well, it's ... Read more »
Views: 298 | Added by: Raize9593 | Date: 2009-10-11 | Comments (1)


If you're like us, you're ready for The Future of Digital Entertainment™ and want to get rid of all that silly, antiquated physical media still laying around the house. We're using some for coasters (something's gotta hold our Zima!), some for Halloween treats later this month, and some for Swag Saturday giveaways.

We're hoping that you're not like us and are instead hungrily searching for your chance to win a copy of both Dissidia Final Fantasy and Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (on UMD, of course). Leave a comment below letting us what you're going to do with your physical media when the future is upon us and there's no turning back. ... Read more »
Views: 277 | Added by: Raize9593 | Date: 2009-10-11 | Comments (1)

If you were listening to this post being read on the non-existent "Joystiq Posts on Cassette" series, you'd probably hear us have a bit of trouble. The press release which we recently received announcing the TopWare Interactive and Black Wing Foundation-developed third-person shooter Scivelation included a number of details about the title, but sadly, no audible pronunciation guide. For the record, we're going with "Siv-uh-lay-shun."

The title features a generic-ish plot dealing with evil dictatorships and stalwart resistance movements in a dystopian future -- we've chosen to turn to the portfolios of the title's creators for more insight into its quality. Black Wing Foundation made ... Read more »
Views: 317 | Added by: Raize9593 | Date: 2009-10-11 | Comments (1)

We can only imagine the meeting at Vicarious Visions where the development team behind Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2's DLC was arranged. "Well, we've already got Spider-Man and Venom, but we really feel like the game's still lacking in the Spider-Man spinoff department -- what about that other Spider-Man guy?" And thus, Carnage enters the fray as the game's first downloadable character.

Known for his stint in the super-violent Spider-Man mini-series "Maximum Carnage" and, um, that SNES ... Read more »
Views: 323 | Added by: Raize9593 | Date: 2009-10-11 | Comments (0)

Remember Last Flight, the WiiWare vampires-on-a-plane game from Nibris expats Bloober Team? Sebastian from Any Given Gamer did, noticing a Tweet from executive producer Marcin Kawa that sort of indirectly referred to the game. He guessed that it meant news about Last Flight would be on the way, and he was right!

Bloober Team sent out some screenshots today! The last time we saw the game was over a year ago and just as concept art, so we're th ... Read more »
Views: 296 | Added by: Raize9593 | Date: 2009-10-11 | Comments (1)

Activision has announced that GameStop will be hosting a special DJ Hero demo event this Sunday, October 11. The event is taking place at all United States GameStop locations from 10:00am to 6:00pm, and will give gamers the chance to try out the game a full three weeks in advance. Gamers will also have the opportunity to win prizes, including a trip to meet Eminem and see him perform in New Orleans. Naturally, a few copies of the game and some Xbox 360s will be up for grabs as well.

Oh, and before you go, be sure to get a quick primer on the game by reading our recent hands-on impressions. After ... Read more »
Views: 260 | Added by: Raize9593 | Date: 2009-10-11 | Comments (0)

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