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One of the best sites to find posts about vintage NES music mixtapes, Virtua Hamster, and Sengoku pedometer games is leaving us. GameSetWatch, UBM TechWeb's "alt.game" blog, is going on "semi-permanent hiatus," after six years of operation. "So, why are we stopping?" asked EIC Simon Carless in t...

November 30th 2011 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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The United Kingdom's Department for Transport has launched a free browser MMO, Code of Everand, that teaches traffic safety to children. It does so through a fantasy theme with direct parallels to real world dangers -- streets are Spirit Channels, glowing energy streams populated with many dangerou...

November 19th 2009 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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As you're no doubt aware, you'll be playing as the very first Big Daddy in 2K Marin's upcoming BioShock 2. If you're craving a bit more insight into just how said Big Daddy came to be, 2K's just dropped some concept art showing the development of the hulking bruiser.The final product looks cool, bu...

June 25th 2009 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Isn't it fascinating to think of the people behind the toons you see running around your screen? Do you ever just find a quiet spot next to a busy marketplace or popular crossroads in game and just people-watch? Although it's sometimes fun to venture a guess at the real lives behind the virtual one...

November 13th 2008 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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GameSetWatch recently put up an article that takes a look at the current state of the Warhammer Online community. They came out with a pretty clear census, saying it's still too early to decide. Granted there is mention that often times playing Warhammer Online can feel a bit lonely, even when peop...

October 5th 2008 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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In his latest weekly column for GameSetMatch, Simon Parkin talks to the friend who took over his Final Fantasy XI account when he moved on from the game. Since he sent her his account information and deleted the game from his hard drive, he has been nagged by a feeling of guilt. Did he ruin her lif...

September 28th 2008 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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With Wrath of the Lich King coming out very soon, and four years of the game's history behind us, it's nice to just sit back and read something about the basic fundamentals of World of Warcraft. In a recent article over at GameSetWatch, they've dissected what WoW means to the average person and why...

August 25th 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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GameSetWatch, the alt.blog on CMP's Gamasutra network of sites, has up a discussion with a gold-farming boss. "Mr. Smith" is one of the owners of a gold-selling site, and submitted an article looking at the current state of the virtual currency market - from his perspective. Smith makes two interest...

December 26th 2007 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Of all the different video game features, the one that's most desirable is obvious: Being free. Now, GameSetWatch has picked their top five games of the year that have the irresistible feature of being deliciously, decadently without cost. What makes the list so special is how varied and original t...

December 19th 2007 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Back when I was in college, when we asked a professor how long our papers should be, he answered thusly: "Like a skirt-- short enough to keep it interesting, but long enough to cover the subject." More and more, it seems that you could say the same thing about videogames. In days past, the length...

November 27th 2007 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Kevin Gifford's Game Mag Weaseling is a column run on GameSetWatch where he discusses coverage by the game magazines. In a recent article about Game Informer's "coverage" of Grand Theft Auto IV, Gifford said the piece was full of "glorified feature lists enhanced with developer quotes and insulated...

April 23rd 2007 at 11:00pm 0 Comments