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With the PlayStation Now beta just opening to a larger chunk of the gaming population, you might be wondering how the streaming service came to Sony in the first place. Why did Gaikai drop its entire PC audience to join a console maker? Thankfully for you, Gaikai chief David Perry has just shed li...

September 21st 2014 at 7:59pm 0 Comments
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After a brief respite to recover from last week's hot dog and homemade ice cream comas, our tablet mag is back in action. Getting our e-publication affairs back in order, Brian Heater sits down with Levar Burton to chat about Reading Rainbow, a new iPad app and Star Trek gadgetry. Hitting on anoth...

July 13th 2012 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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This is Mass Effect 2, running on a netbook -- a stock Eee PC -- with a single core Atom CPU that wouldn't dare to dream of actually processing the game. It works because the sci-fi opera's not taxing that silicon at all, but rather a beefy server miles away, streaming processed and compressed vide...

December 2nd 2010 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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We've lost count on the number of times we've heard from a friend of a coworker of a cousin whose girlfriend's stepfather happens to work at Sony and they're all but ready to launch a UMD-less PSP in 17 different color options bundled with a portable version of Street Fighter IV. Typically, we rema...

February 26th 2009 at 7:22am 0 Comments
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From the unflinchingly direct marketing department that brought you the likes of Shoot Monsters in the Face!, Leap Over Bottomless Pits! and Level Grind For Eighteen Hours!, comes a new title from Acclaim Games -- the aptly named DANCE! Online. Combining rhythmic extermination of arrows with unnece...

April 13th 2007 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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When David Perry announced his democratic MMO project to the world, most figured that it would be from the same ilk as World of Warcraft or EverQuest. A fantasy MMO where you and your friends bicker amongst yourselves over who gets the +1 sword until someone gets their feelings hurt. Well, that's no...

March 26th 2007 at 1:15pm 0 Comments
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In this Web 2.0 world that we live in, it's not uncommon to become a product tester by default. By slapping the word "beta" up on a logo, companies get the feedback they so desperately need, all while tapping the sign when something goes wrong. And if your audience is already making your game for yo...

March 20th 2007 at 3:27pm 0 Comments
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Good news for dirt-lovin' annelid fans. Shiny Entertainment founder Dave Perry has hinted that a new Earthworm Jim game will "happen eventually." The development team has been re-formed and is interested in reviving the wiggly space-suit-clad hero for a new generation of gamers.The original run-and-...

March 6th 2007 at 3:59pm 0 Comments
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The "new" Acclaim continues with its roll-out of free MMOs, opening closed betas for 2Moons and Dance! Online. Entry into the betas is by invitation only, but registrants of the game's official websites (2Moons here, Dance there) can expect to receive a request on a first-come, first-served basis. B...

January 17th 2007 at 1:45pm 0 Comments
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Dave Perry, the respected creator of games like Earthworm Jim, recently went on record to SPOnG about what he'd like in a potential PSP redesign. He starts by describing the system as "a great little machine, but the price is a major barrier. The American public like $149 to $99 for handhelds." Lowe...

October 28th 2006 at 11:45am 0 Comments