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Unlike most seasoned adult gamers, whose first introductions to online play were usually in the cut-throat world of the first-person shooter or real-time strategy genres, kids today are largely insulated from the bullying behavior that once typified the online experience. Creating a safe, collabora...

June 10th 2008 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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An interesting report on social media by the Nielsen group recently found that Club Penguin, the kid-friendly browser-based MMO acquired by Disney last year for a robust $350 million, may be plateauing or even declining in growth in the face of newer, more competitive social media experiences. Whil...

May 21st 2008 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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GoNintendo's Kevin Cassidy (perhaps better known as Rawmeat Cowboy) had some interesting things to say about attitudes in the Nintendo fanboy community. Cassidy believes that we refuse to be pleased; we moan about a lack of third party titles, but decry those we have as being too kiddie, or old port...

March 14th 2007 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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We've all seen those cheesy kiosks at the mall with some guy trying to sell you a controller with "8,000 games" built right in, which you can plug directly into your television for about three minutes of actual enjoyment, but now Hasbro is hoping to add a shade of respectability to the plug-and-play...

February 1st 2007 at 8:15am 0 Comments
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Project Wiki from Webzen is a bright, colourful MMO that immediately stands out from their other post-apocalyptic/dark-fantasy offerings. With inviting colours and visuals reminiscent of a 2D cartoon, the game seems well-matched to its kids-and-teens target demographic. It's simple to play -- perha...

May 10th 2006 at 10:15pm 0 Comments
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I meant to get to this Shane Kim interview last week, but it's still worth a read. Kim tells CNET Australia that  Microsoft wants to be more like Sony in terms of family-friendly and peripheral-based games. It turns out the orginal Xbox was too "hardcore" for his business sense.Xbox L...

April 29th 2006 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Here's the first gameplay footage of the "most important game of 2006," otherwise known as Not Halo 3. I feel like I've seen Viva Piñata somewhere before. Maybe the time I drank cactus juice and stayed up for 72 hours straight watching Telemundo.

March 17th 2006 at 1:00am 0 Comments