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Animal Crossing to Become MMO

posted Sunday Nov 4, 2007 by Scott Ertz

So the really cute DS game Animal Crossing will be joining the Wii lineup, but taking on a new market: social networking. Right from the beginning, this game seemed like it could easily become an MMO, and almost should.

Right now, Nintendo is still not commenting, but a designer for the new game confirmed the MMO rumors, unofficially. Also, a Nintendo official recently made a comment about competition for Home for the PlayStation.

All this comes together to make us really excited to see what happens.

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Spore Almost Ready!

posted Sunday Nov 4, 2007 by Scott Ertz

The epic SIM Spore is only about 6 months from being done! The legendary Will Wright, game designer, says the game is not fully playable and is in final testing.

Spore is a game designed for general audiences. Will Wright said "I want the people who have played The Sims to be able to play Spore - I don't want it to be some thing just hardcore gamers play."

We really are looking forward to this game, especially since we have been teased forever now. 6 months is very exciting!

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Guitar Hero on iTunes

posted Saturday Nov 3, 2007 by Scott Ertz

Guitar Hero on iTunes

Love the music from Guitar Hero, but hate having to play the pesky game to listen to it? Well, your prayers have just been answered.

Activision has just announced that you can download lots of Guitar Hero music right from iTunes! Aerosmith, Metallica, Hendrix, and many more are all available, as well as special playlists.

Now go and download!

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Rockstar Attacks Simpsons Game Again

posted Saturday Nov 3, 2007 by Scott Ertz

Rockstar Attacks Simpsons Game Again

Remember a few weeks ago on the show we talked about a poster being taken down in Germany for the Grand Theft Scratchy level of the Simpsons game? Remember how we said it was probably a nutso lawyer speaking on their own? Well, we were wrong.

Apparently this was part of an official project for Rockstar to protect their copyright of incredibly parodying content from being parodied.

Ironic, eh?

Because of this, the level, once called Grand Theft Scratchy is now called Mob Rules. So, from cool to blah goes the level name. The important thing, however, is that the game is amazing. So, there, Rockstar!

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MySpace: A Place for Lots of Crap

posted Saturday Nov 3, 2007 by Scott Ertz

MySpace: A Place for Lots of Crap

MySpace has joined forces with Oberon Media to add gaming to the ever decreasingly popular website. This will allow emo kids to play games with their imaginary friends and porn stars, or allow them to add games to their profiles.

This is exactly what the waining network needs: a way for kids who are socially isolated to have one more reason to not even leave the MySpace domain to do anything! So, enjoy kids!

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Nintendo Hates Pirates

posted Saturday Nov 3, 2007 by Scott Ertz

Nintendo Hates Pirates

We all know that Adam likes pirates (for an example, listen to the tease on Episode 22). However, not everyone is as excited by them as we are. Nintendo, for example.

Nintendo has asked the Hong Kong High Court to help them stop international piracy by allowing the ceasing of game copiers and mod chips.

Jodi Daugherty, directory of anti-piracy for Nintendo North America said "Piracy affects the entire video game industry, from large companies to independent developers. It can destroy years of hard work by a team of very talented software developers, who strive to create games consumers enjoy playing. Copying the developers' work and spreading the game files globally is blatant stealing."

We thought pirates were drunk, girl-crazy loons, like Captain Jack. Who knew!

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