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Check out that headline. Finally PSP owners have graduated from the "better than nothing" PC Store to the ultra-sexy direct PSP Store. Content updates don't seem to have substantially improved for either region (Europe saw no new PSP content yet again, this week), but Rome wasn't built in a day. Am...

October 16th 2008 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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D3 Publisher will be extending its range of newly announced PSP downloadable titles to Europe. While there is no pricing info nor release date, the company has listed which games it will be making available for download in Europe in Q4 2008. These are Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, Cube,...

September 9th 2008 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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While it doesn't quite fulfill our wish list of PSP games we'd most want to purchase by download and run from a single Memory Stick, D3 Publisher's "classic" catalog is coming to PlayStation Store (the PC one) this September. Props for being ahead of the curve. Up for digital delivery will be:...

September 8th 2008 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Finally! D3 Publisher, we applaud your decision to bring your PSP catalog to the PLAYSTATION Store. You're not bringing just one obscure game onto the Store -- you're making available a number of games, from big-budget releases to obscure cult classics. Best of all, you're making them available for...

September 8th 2008 at 12:15pm 0 Comments
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Developers Vicious Cycle Software have offered up the studio's cross-platform Vicious Engine middleware to students attending the Indiana University School of Education, giving those aspiring to a life of game development some helpful hands-on time with real-world tools. But don't go expecting th...

March 27th 2008 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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When people start talking about the voices in their head, that's normally the time when we scour the room for the nearest exit, but David Ellis is the exception to the rule as he gives some delicious insight into writing for Dead Head Fred. The game was nominated for, and won, the first Writer's Gu...

March 17th 2008 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Now that the writers are back on work (hooray, TV!), it's time to take a moment and reflect on the Writers Guild of America's first ever choice for best video game writing.The winner? Dead Head Fred for PSP. It's a game that (shamefully) almost no one bought. The more cynical of our readers may be...

February 15th 2008 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Now that that silly writer's strike is under control, it's time to get back to the busy work of ... video game writing awards! The Writer's Guild of America has chosen the winner – from amongst five nominees – of its first-ever Video Game Writing Award. Congratulations to the team at Vi...

February 15th 2008 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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This M-rated PSP-exclusive action game is now available for only $15 at amazon.com and GameStop. Most likely, the game's rather subdued release caused it go under most everyone's radar. It's a game that's filled with personality, even if the gameplay isn't as refined as we'd like. As a daring exper...

January 29th 2008 at 5:15pm 0 Comments
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Finally, a headline about the Writer's Guild that's not about the strike. The Writer's Guild of America announced nominees for its first-ever awards for video game writing. The winner will be announced on February 9th (but don't expect a fancy awards show). There were five nominees, including one hi...

January 17th 2008 at 2:30am 0 Comments
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The only thing that's consistently more ham-handed and embarrassing than the writing in games is the writing about games. Unlike the latter, however, small glimmers of hope emerge every year with the few games that thought it wise to deliver engaging dialogue and thoughtful plotting. This year alon...

January 15th 2008 at 7:30pm 0 Comments