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Archive for March, 2010

Your April Fool’s Survival Guide [April1]

March 31st, 2010 No comments
Oh dear. It's now April 1, making this officially the worst day of the year for all things internet. Over the next 24 hours things might get a little rough. But it's OK. We can get through this. Together. More »
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President Obama brings health care to videogames

March 31st, 2010 No comments

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Barrack Obama is helping everyone, even videogame characters! Both good and bad guys will be treated equally and get the help they need when they're flashing or low on health.

And unlike real life, the President has no problem using a Power Star to take his opponents head on.

What's really funny about this post is not the video. It's actually going to be all the comments arguing whether health care is RIGHT/WRONG OMG!

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NSFW: Is This The Most Violent Recruitment Site In Japan? [Tango]

March 31st, 2010 No comments
There are a lot of companies in The Land of the Rising Sun. The majority of them have boring recruitment sites. Not this company. More »
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April Fools: Virtua Fighter parodies Street Fighter/Tekken

March 31st, 2010 No comments
Have you ever pondered what it would be like to blend Sega's super technical Virtua Fighter series with Street Fighter or Tekken? Well, ponder no more, as Sega has provided us with an answer. The end result would look something like the video embedded after the break, in which the company unveils the super fictional fighter, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown. The simple, precise combos of the series have gone out the window, replaced with massive damage, fireballs and even Ultra Combo finishers.

Alas, as fun (blasphemous?) as it looks, it's only an April Fools' joke (for now). Which reminds us: You're going to see a lot of April Fools' jokes in the next 24 to 48 hours. We'll do our best to catalogue them here on Joystiq.

[Via @jaredr]

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Rumor: Killzone, Resistance Sequels Added To PS3′s Greatest Hits Line [PS3]

March 31st, 2010 No comments
According to this scan from a new Walmart catalogue, Sony has just added some big-hitting new games to its line-up of budget "Greatest Hit" titles for the PlayStation 3. More »
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PSA: PS3 Firmware Update 3.21 available now

March 31st, 2010 No comments
As promised, PS3 firmware update 3.21 has gone live -- and no, it's not some kind of elaborate April Fool's joke crafted by Sony. Yes, the update removes Linux support from Phat PS3 systems. And yes, the update makes it explicitly clear that this update will remove a feature (and corresponding menu options) from your system.

This is a mandatory update, meaning you won't be able to log on to the PlayStation Network without it. So, might as well get it out of your way as soon as possible. You can use either System Update from the XMB, or download the update from PlayStation.com to a USB stick.

[Thanks to everyone that sent this in!]

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Who Makes More, Game Designers or Game Programmers? [Money]

March 31st, 2010 No comments
Maxim has listed the the average game industry salary, courtesy of Game Developer Research. Let's have a look: More »
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Gamer Deal: The Beatles: Rock Band Limited Edition Bundle for $124

March 31st, 2010 No comments

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Chances are if you didn’t buy The Beatles: Rock Band, it was probably because you didn’t want to spend the $200+ for the special edition. Right now, Amazon.com has the best deal I’ve seen for the rhythm game based on the legendary band.

If you head over to the retail site right now, you can buy the limited edition bundle for only $123.54 for the Xbox 360 and $133.54 for both the PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii. Not bad considering the ‘value bundle’ is listed for $159.99 — which comes with less impressive plastic instruments. Speaking of the ‘value bundle,’ the same site is selling the Xbox 360 version for $89.99 and $97.95 for the Wii and PS3.

If you haven’t purchased the music game, it might be a good idea and grab a bundle now.

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Capcom and Udon creating Street Fighter encyclopedia

March 31st, 2010 No comments
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Put down that Street Fighter-themed pen, pick up your Street Fighter-themed mouse, and get on with the Amazon pre-ordering, as Capcom and Udon have just revealed details on the upcoming "Street Fighter: World Warrior Encyclopedia." Rather than hitting the internet for reference points during your hours of painstaking fanfic writing, you'll soon be able crossreference the 136-page strong paperback for the decently low entry fee of $10.

Since the book won't be dragon-kicking its way into retailers (or mailboxes) until this June, all we've got to abate your thirst for knowledge immediately is Udon artists Alvin Lee, Jo Chen, Arnold Tsang, Jeffrey Cruz, Joe Ng, Gonzalo Ordonez, Omar Dogan, "and more," will be working on the book. Oh, also, if you ever wanted to know where Ryu got that sweet headband, it's totally in there.

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NBA Jam Also Features 80′s Basketball Legends [Wii]

March 31st, 2010 No comments
The new NBA Jam may be set in the present day, but that doesn't mean every player in the game is on a 2010 NBA roster. Two in particular stand out: legends Larry Bird and Earvin "Magic" Johnson. More »
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