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Entries from May 2011

Gaming Podcast Episode 216: Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen

May 31st, 2011 · 7 Comments

The TD Gaming Podcast heads to an uncertain future, as the TD Gaming Podcast will be closing its run with this cast. Derrick Schommer explains the reason that he and Jennifer will no longer be able to support the podcast, and thank the fans for their devoted support. So, for old time’s sake, Derrick and [...]

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Tags: Editorial · MMO · Podcast · world of warcraft

Sony to Testify In Person Re: PSN Outage

May 31st, 2011 · No Comments

Sony will finally be sending a high-level executive to testify before the US House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade on the three week outage of PlayStation Network and Sony’s slowness in informing its customers on the compromising of personal and credit card data. Ken Johnson, an aide [...]

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Tags: playstation 3 · Sony

New Australian R18+ Proposal Drafted

May 26th, 2011 · 2 Comments

A new draft of the R18+ classification has been released by home minister Brendan O’Connor through the Australian Federal Government. The new guidelines closely match those in place for Australia’s film industry. The new R18+ rating removes restrictions on bad language, drug use and nudity; in contrast, the current guidelines forbade the classification of any [...]

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Tags: Industry News

RUMOR MILL: Wii 2 Controllers to Have Cameras?

May 20th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Some leaked documents are showing that the Wii 2 controller will not only have screens on them, but front facing cameras, too. According to Escapist Magazine: According to a source that Develop calls “close to the matter,” the controller for Nintendo’s next console will have a front-facing camera, which will be used for creating in-game images. [...]

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Tags: E3 · Rumors · Wii

Australian PSN Restoration Delayed

May 17th, 2011 · 1 Comment

The Japanese government has not allowed PlayStation Network to be activated for Japanese gamers yet due to security concerns, and now an expert is advising Australia to follow suit. Professor Bill Caelli told newspaper The Australian, “Why is it that in the IT industry enterprises certify themselves?” said Caelli, noting that PSN didn’t have the [...]

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Tags: Industry News · playstation 3 · Sony

PSN Service Restored (Partially)

May 14th, 2011 · No Comments

CNet is reporting that partial service PlayStation Network has been restored, allowing gamers to play online and shop in the PSN Store. Nearly its entire portfolio of online games, game forums and Web sites will go back online but the company will also require players to reset their passwords. Sony states: As the result of [...]

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Tags: playstation 3 · Sony

50 Worst Voice Acting Clips Get a Face

May 13th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Some of the worst voice acting in videogame history can be bearable, when someone decides to supply a face for them. Check out YouTube user HansJamesMusicAOk’s hilarious “face acting” on the sound clips from 50 of the worst voice acting in games.

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Tags: Retro

PSN Outage Causes 200% Rise in PS3 Trade-Ins

May 13th, 2011 · No Comments

The patience of PlayStation 3 owners is wearing thin as retailers are reporting a 200% increase in PlayStation 3 trade-ins, usually for Xbox 360 consoles, as well as sales slumps for PSN points cards and fewer multiplatform game sales for PS3. “In the first week of downtime we did not really see any major change [...]

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Tags: Industry News · playstation 3 · Sony

Sony: PSN Matchmaking “In a Few Days”

May 11th, 2011 · 1 Comment

While full PlayStation Network service is expected to return by May 31, Eurogamer is reporting that an internal Sony source is promising that online matchmaking will be up “in a few days”. SCE corporate communications director Patrick Seybold would not confirm this, only stating: “We’re working to get the network back on as soon as [...]

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Tags: playstation 3 · Rumors · Sony

Blizzard Offering Free Trial of Auction House App

May 7th, 2011 · 2 Comments

There are many World of Warcraft players who basically play half their game in the auction house. I personally know of a gamer who has made thousands of gold pieces buying and selling there (*cough* Derrick). The only problem these people have is that they only have so many hours in the day to log in [...]

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Tags: Blizzard · iPad · iPhone · MMO · world of warcraft