Duke Nuking As Early As Fall 2008?

Urban legends go back hundreds of years, like the tale of the woman who was followed in her car all the way home by a sinister-looking truck flashing it’s high beams and, as we all know, that driver was just trying to warn her of the man in her back seat wielding a knife. Or how about the story of the kid who mixed Pop Rocks and Pepsi? Or the woman who woke up in a tub full of ice sans both kidneys?

GTA Almost Hits The Big Screen

Remember the very first time you stepped foot in Liberty City? No, not from a bird’s eye perspective full of sprites and bright colors but the first time you took control of The Guy from Grand Theft Auto III and were engulfed in the incredibly cinematic world that existed in front of you? Well apparently there was much more planned for the series than just living the sandbox genre life of The Guy, Tommy Vercetti of Vice City or Carl “CJ” Johnson of San Andreas—it was set to become a feature film.

The Gold For The Club

The game, which utilizes a gameplay system that combines equal parts racer and shooter, was developed by Project Gotham Racing helmers, Bizarre Creations—meaning that if the they somehow manage to make the third-person elements as top-notch as their previous titles, gamers are in for one hell of a high-octane action fest.

Myst All Over Your Hands

Not only will Myst DS fit neatly into the palm of your hands (as opposed to in the ginourmous beige and flickering monitor it did when you first played the game back in ’95) but will also feature an entirely original score, digitally remastered audio and video and even an entirely new age to play through, dubbed the Rime Age. All this without having to strain your eyes against those nauseatingly grainy video clips in front of that old fossil of a PC!

Guinness Set For Gaming Release

As if we needed any more proof that the gaming industry is reaching epic proportions, the Guiness Book of World Records today stated that the organization is set to release an entire book dedicated solely to the games world. The publication will be dubbed Guiness Book of Records: Gamer’s Edition 2008 and will hit store shelves on March 11.

Marvel And EA Break Up

After only a year together, Electronic Arts and Marvel Interactive have called off their union that was set to create an all-new fighting game franchise that would pit some of the most popular characters in the Marvel Universe against one another. Today, Marvel Interactive announced that the two companies will no longer be working together/seeing one another.

Bring Your 'A' Game To 2K8

2K Sports has announced it’s second annual NHL All –Star Tournament will take place in Atlanta, Georgia during NHL All-Star Weekend on January 26th – 27th, 2008. The tourney will give players from the United States and Canada the chance to flex their skills in the digital rink.

Rockstar Finally Announces GTA IV Release Date

After what has seemed like an eternity of waiting and flipping through the same screenshots over and over again, Rockstar has finally provided gamers with a light at the end of the tunnel and given Grand Theft Auto IV a release date. The company will release the latest installment of it's hugely-anticipated action-adventure sandbox title worldwide on April 29th, 2008 for both Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.

WoW: Ten Million Strong And Growing

It’s official: World of Warcraft is spreading faster than the vicious Bubonic Plague of yore. In a press release issued today, Blizzard announced that it’s award-winning, time-consuming and all-around more-addictive-than-crack MMORPG has reached the 10 million mark with its subscribers, thanks largely in part to thousands more joining up after the holiday season. The title now holds more than 2 million subscribers in Europe, 2.5 million in North America and a whopping 5.5 in Asia.

All Hail Activision

The NPD numbers are in for 2007 and it looks like Activision has come out on top as the year’s top publisher in North America. This marks the first time in the last fifteen years of the company’s history that it has taken the top honors, stated Activision CEO Robert Kotick.

SNK To Release Massive Classic Compilation

Today SNK Playmore USA announced that it will be releasing a massive collection of their past hits under one disc titled SNK Arcade Classics: Volume 1, allowing players to revisit such fun and memorable titles such as Metal Slug, Baseball Stars 2 and Super Sidekicks 3. While there was no specific release date given, SNK has stated that the compilation will be released during the first half of 2008.

EA Set To Give Gamers More Free Time

Remember when your parents would scold you for playing too many videogames and that you should go outside and get some fresh air? That maybe it’s time to hang up the controllers and pick up a football? Or maybe get a job? Well, even you’ve done all of the above, Electronic Arts wants you to get back in the non-swing of things and rekindle your childhood love of doing jack shit without a care in the world

The Monkees Swing Onto Rock Band

Well it’s that time of the week again and that means three more songs to add to your Rock Band collection! Harmonix has kept their word so far on the weekly updates and this week sees the release of three chart-topping megahits—er, okay at least three songs catchy enough to keep you going for another week, right?

Brawl Delayed Until March

Fans of Nintendo’s Smash Bros. series will have to wait a little bit longer for the Wii incarnation, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, originally scheduled for an early February release. The news came late last night from Brawl's director, Masahiro Sakurai, via the game's website as the official posting on the Smash Bros. Dojo!! site reads:

Resistance 2 Gearing Up For Fall Release?

PS3 gamers have been hoping for a sequel to Insomniac’s shooter since the release of the first title back in 2006. Now it seems all the internet rumors are finally coming true and Insomniac is bringing their ass-ugly Chimera alien race back in a big way—as in 60-man multiplayer big. While teams will be divided to 8 players each, R:FoM2 servers are said to support up to 60 user-controlled players.

Jaffe Has Hopes For A Single Console For All

Recently, Eat Sleep Play Co-President David Jaffe wrote in his blog about the possibilities of a single-console that will unite the hardware developers in the future. In it, Jaffe states that we’ve had such a thing with the VCR and now with DVD players, but still nothing for video games—something that he feels could only benefit both gamers and developers.

Soul Calibur And Star Wars Collide

Future winner of the, “Um, Why?” Award is news from 1.up.com that both Darth Vader and Yoda from Star Wars fame are going to be featured fighters in Soul Calibur IV. I’d like to say that this comes as shocking news, but how can I possibly say that when only a couple of years ago, I had Ivy facing off against Spawn on my black and green Xbox?

Another Week, Another Rock Band DLC Update

The new songs are currently available on the Xbox Live Marketplace at 160 points ($2) for each individual song, while Sony’s Playstation Network is expected to receive the update sometime tomorrow. Much like a few other Harmonix updates, there hasn’t been an option to purchase all three songs at a discounted price (presumably 440 points, or $5.50). No word on whether on not this will become an option in the future.

Psyclone Charger Has Gamers Furious

One after another, complaints are coming in about Psyclone Essentials’ Wii-mote Charger Station destroying the rechargeable battery packs found on Wii controllers. In some cases, the pack had actually melted into the rest of the plastic, creating much more than just a defective product situation.

Microsoft Announces Japan-Exclusive Devil May Cry 4 Bundle

The package will reportedly cost ¥37,800 (roughly about $330) when it is released on January 31st, 2008 and will include the Xbox 360 Standard Model (equipped with HDMI ports), a 20 gigabyte hard disk, wireless controller, media remote, HD AV cables and LAN cable. Unfortunately, neither Microsoft or Sony have plans for a bundle stateside so it looks like US gamers will have to suck it up and purchase their consoles and games separately

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