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Just what does it take to kill a rumor, anyway? Not so long ago, we investigated rumors that the mature content in Age of Conan was being 'scaled back', and came away unconvinced that any such thing was happening. More recently, the anatomical changes to the succubus model suggested that rather than...

July 23rd 2008 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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I'm going to hijack my own column this week to cover a topic that I believe is worth spending some space on - Age of Conan and the buzz of negative media attention it has been getting. Age of Conan's controversy spans almost all aspects of the game, from fatalities, to nudity, to even such odd thin...

May 27th 2008 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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First it was the gore. Then it was the fatalities. Then it was the promise of nudity. Then it was the nipple toggle. Now there's more controversy in the Age of Conan - the Stygians.Richard Cobbett brought up a new area where AoC might offend some of the more religious people in the population in...

May 25th 2008 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Apparently people already want the black bars slapped on the chests of the fine ladies of Hyboria, as 1UP got wind of a petition being crafted to add a nudity toggle to Age of Conan.Now, obviously everyone anticipated that the nudity would be a hot button issue - the developers already added an opti...

May 9th 2008 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Today FunCom received word on the ratings for Age of Conan in each territory and what to expect in each version. Of course, we already know about the US version. The rating subject has been heavily speculated about over on the official forums for a while now. So finally getting to let the Barbarian...

February 5th 2008 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Further affirming our belief that the entire human race is doomed, Playboy is publishing the fourth in their series of annual "Girls of Gaming" pictorials. Just in case you're still considering picking the issue up (it's the December one) these are not real girls playing game characters (still dork...

November 5th 2007 at 1:26pm 0 Comments
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You type in your username and password on the logon screen, the game loads, and you see your character... in the buff. No, you haven't been hit by a keylogger-- if you're playing Granado Espada (a Korean MMO known as Sword of the New World in North America), then odds are you got hit by some kind...

November 2nd 2007 at 10:44am 0 Comments
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The picture above is about to get NSFW in one frame ... in just one frame it goes from normal marketing cosplay to borderline furry pron. GameTrailers put together a Girls Gone Wild-esque segment of all the Leipzig booth babe fit for video (which we have placed after the break). We joke, the video...

August 28th 2007 at 10:44am 0 Comments
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Promotional Consideration is a weekly feature about the Nintendo DS advertisements you usually flip past, change the channel on, or just tune out.Commercials that work for European markets aren't always in-line with Nintendo of America's more traditional approach. Join us past the post break to sam...

August 19th 2007 at 7:15pm 0 Comments
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Whoops! So, Halo 2 missed both of its Vista release dates, also missing the opportunity to be called the first Games for Windows Live-enabled title (that honor now belongs to Shadowrun). Their first excuse was the relatively banal: we need to "make some improvements to the install experience and ad...

May 25th 2007 at 1:24pm 0 Comments
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Xbox Live Man-Ass Avoidance Technician Christopher (aka the Xbox Live Policy Program Manager) has some tips for protecting yourself and your family members from the glut of exposed anatomy in the post-Vision Cam XBL universe. Rule # 1 for teens: If you run across any overly friendly congressmen, sta...

October 6th 2006 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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I picked up a Vision Camera a few days early thanks to the stock first, ask questions later policy at the local Toys R Us. After a weekend spent playing Uno under the watchful gaze of complete strangers (at the expense of this blog I'm afraid), I can report that the camera is a worthy purchase based...

September 19th 2006 at 12:00am 0 Comments