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Review–Halo 4

Platform:  Xbox 360 Developer:  343 Industries Publisher:  Microsoft Studios Rating:  “M” for Mature Review by:  Nick Cohen Let’s make one thing clear before I start this review; I am a huge Halo fan.  If what you’re looking for is a review from someone without any sort of Halo fanboyism, you won’t find it here.  However, […]

2.2 Million Vitas Have Been Sold Worldwide

The PlayStation Vita is off to a decent start.  A Sony representative told website Joystiq that–as of June 30–the PlayStation Vita has sold 2.2 million units worldwide.    That’s a decent amount of sales, but Nintendo’s competing 3DS has sold 19 million units worldwide. -Nick’s take:  The Vita has a long way to go if Sony […]

Battle.net Hacked; You Should Probably Change Your Password

Anyone who has played Diablo III, World of Warcraft, or StarCraft II recently and has a Battle.net account, take note; Blizzard reports that its Battle.net servers have been hacked.  Specifically, Battle.net’s North American servers have been hacked.  While Blizzard doesn’t think that personal information like credit card numbers or home addresses were taken, many users’ […]

July Video Game Sales Were Not Good

Surprising no one, the NPD Group revealed that July retail video game sales weren’t good.  What is surprising, however, is just how bad they were; total sales came in at a puny $548.4 million, a 20 percent drop from the previous July.  It gets worse, though, when you consider that July 2011 sales were the […]

Rhode Island Now Owns Kingdoms of Amalur Assets; Epic Opens New Studio in Maryland Comprised of Former Big Huge Games Members

Developer 38 Studios no longer owns the assets from its game, Kingdoms of Amalur:  Reckoning.  Bloomberg reports that the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation and the Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company now own all the assets from the Kingdoms of Amalur universe.  Rhode Island is going to try to sell the assets it […]

Industry Not Doing Well Overall, but Digital Revenues are a Bright Spot

The video game industry has had a rough year so far.  Everyone knows that.  What you might not be aware of, however, is that the digital sector of this great industry (which includes things such as full downloadable games, DLC, subscription fees, and mobile/social games) is actually doing better than the retail, disc-based games market.  […]

15-Year-Old Ohio Boy In Hospital After Call of Duty Marathon

I’ve played multiple Halo games in all day marathon sessions.  That might strike you as something an idiot would do, but I’ve found someone even dumber.  A 15-year-old Ohio boy has been hospitalized after a Call of Duty:  Modern Warfare 3 marathon that lasted a whopping four days.  That’s right, someone was dumb enough to […]

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