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No doubt a little flustered by the woman wildly flailing about at the other end of the stage, Kudo Tsunoda slipped in a comment that, according to wicked modern parlance, could easily be classified as a "sick burn." The recipient? The Nintendo Wii, which will soon find itself competing against Mic...

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Looks like Hideo Kojima won't be making the Microsoft press conference. When we stumbled upon him outside our hotel he told us that he'd be doing some sightseeing around (not so) sunny LA and then seeing "Dun-Dun Dun Da-Dun." We assume he means Terminator Salvation and, despite our instincts, we cou...

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Sure, the video game industry is a multi-billion dollar behemoth, but behind it all are people -- a few people ... really, not as many as you'd think. So, while discussing his career path to becoming lead designer on Fallout 3, Emil Pagliarulo gave some prudent advice to anyone trying to break in ...

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Although it's hard to believe that the ideas for Katamari Damacy and Noby Noby Boy weren't birthed from some serious drug use, Keita Takahashi stated at GDC that he's completely straight-edge when it comes to partaking in the chemical vices of man. In the same session where he revealed Noby Noby B...

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During GDC's "Braving the Stormy Waters of XBLA and PSN: Smaller is NOT Easier" panel, Mike Mika of Backbone Entertainment spotted some of his former ngmoco coworkers in the audience and said, "Hey! It's good to see some ngmofos out there!" What's the slang term for Joystiq employees?...

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During the "Spore's Wake: What Seriously Happened?" panel at GDC, we learned a fantastic new meme that we have to share with you. "Time To Penis" (or just "TTP" in the streetz) is defined as the amount of time it will take children to make something rude out of a set of tools they've been given -- t...

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Scene: Just outside the BlizzCon badge pickup area, the Thursday before BlizzCon, 10 minutes before 4pm badge pickup. Crowd: (Mills around, is huge, waits patiently, talks occasionally about everything from the Protoss to the weather. Throws out a random "WoW Insider rocks!" yell as we pass by -- ...

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When the doors of the E3 showfloor first opened, herds of eager game industry denizens rushed inside to set up stations at kiosks to try their hands at the new wares. One small gaggle of gaming journalists from a world where women must not exist gawped and said "Check out all these girls playing g...

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Le sigh. A sincere question coming from the developers of acrobatic Gears of Civil War shooter, Damnation, once again brings us in direct competition with longtime Joystiq nemesis and mistaken alternate identity, Joystick Magazine. "You guys did a cover for us, right?" asks a member of Blue Omega En...

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"I totally fell asleep during the Sony press conference. Like ... out." -- Another loud-talking middle-aged journalist walking the concourse at the LACC. We wanted to stop and ask him during what part he fell asleep....

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Yesterday we learned Strauss Zelnick, the Charmain of Take-Two and the man standing brave against the hostile EA takeover, doesn't like wearing his E3 badge. While waiting to see 2K's latest offerings, the very polished Zelnick, who looks identical to his head-shot above, walked in and handed his ...

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Schlumpy, balding guy: Are you a frag doll? Cute red head: *nods* Schlumpy balding guy: Cool ... I'm not. *small chuckle* Frag doll: ... - A connection is made in the audience before the start of the UbiSoft press conference...

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At their conference yesterday, EA invited NBA hall-of-famer Bill Walton onstage to help them show off NBA Live '09 and its Dynamic Player DNA, and ended up stealing the show. Peter Moore, who also hammed it up with Natalie Gulbis, kept saying that Walton had gone off script, and that must be true ...

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Well, as I stood in line for food this afternoon at BlizzCon, I found myself behind some Blizzard employees. They were very nice, and evidently from the QA department. As the the line moved on, their conversation turned to some of their PvP exploits from the day before. Evidently guys who spend all...

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Lines heard before Sierra Senior producer Connie Brammeier guided one journalist through the Battlestar Galactica Xbox Live Arcade. Don't worry, BSG fans, they were both in on the joke. You probably won't find this as funny unless you watch the show: "So, before we begin, do you know what a Cylon is...

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The media was kicked out of the Fairmont Hotel very quickly after the Konami press conference. Maybe it was our continuous E3 coverage, which has left us awake for 48 hours ... but we moved as slowly as zombies on our way out. Good thing we waited! Because as we stayed behind, we heard the sounds of...

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During Tuesday night's E3 media briefing, Microsoft boasted that Xbox 360 was the only console with the current three best-selling franchises (Sony ain't far behind with two). But at least one attendee failed to grasp the significance: South African game blogger: What's this game called? Other blogg...

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"That was the single greatest moment of my life. He stood in front of me, he smiled, he took my game, he signed it, he shook my hand." -A passerby, talking on his cell phone about a chance meeting with Shigeru Miyamato, shortly after a presentation by game composer Koji Kondo....

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