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BlizzCon 2011: StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm will have deliberate programming bugs ‘to increase realism’

Our coverage of BlizzCon 2011 continues with more news coming out regarding the company’s hit StarCraft 2 franchise and the upcoming ‘Heart of the Swarm’ expansion. In Heart of the Swarm, the single-player campaign and developments will be focused on the Zerg faction. As Lead Designer on StarCraft II Dustin Browder announced, the company was [...]

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BlizzCon 2011: Diablo 3 will be released on consoles, SNES and Genesis

At Blizzard’s annual gaming convention, BlizzCon, the company announced that their plans to release their highly-anticipated title Diablo III on consoles in late 2012. The consoles already announced include the Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis and Nintendo Game Boy.

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BlizzCon 2011: New World of Warcraft expansion announced, ‘Fog of Carealot’

At this year’s BlizzCon in Anaheim, California, the company’s Vice President of Creative and Sunglasses Chris Metzen announced the latest expansion for their hit title, World of Warcraft entitled ‘Fog of Carealot’.

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Local gamer confused by ‘midnight lunch event’

A local gamer made the late-night trek to his area GameStop in anticipation of Tuesday’s Battlefield 3 launch only to be served a half-sandwich and soda for the store’s “Midnight Lunch” event that happened to coincide with the shooter’s release date.

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Printing error results in first batch of ‘PlayStation Pita’ packaging, contents

Well ahead of the game’s December release in Japan, it appears that a major printing error and a bit of mis-communication have resulted in the first run of boxes for Sony’s newest portable console not only incorrectly printed as the “PlayStation Pita” but also somehow filled with between two and three pieces of pita bread [...]

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Notch to rename ‘Minecraft’ before Nov. launch to ‘ScrollsScrollsFuckyouScrollsScrolls’

Game developer Notch, the man in charge of Mojang Specifications, the company behind the incredibly popular game Minecraft, announced earlier today that ahead of the game’s November 11th official release of their hit open-world game, the title would be renamed in what some people see as a subtle dig to Bethesda Entertainment. The new title [...]

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Apple tech accidentally leaves prototype iPhone, iPad, 27″ iMac, Mac Book in bar

After the dramatic debacle last year when technology blog Gizmodo was sold a prototype of the iPhone 4 that was lost in a bar in Redwood City, CA, followed by another prototype iPhone having been recovered at a bar back in August, it seems that Apple’s engineers are at it again. An unnamed technician at [...]

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EA to release literal sandbox game

In keeping with the tradition of titles such as SimCity, Spore, The Sims and other open-ended titles, EA has announced that developer Will Wright’s latest project for the company will be a literal sandbox game in which users will essentially play in a virtual sandbox.

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DC Comics to release new line of ‘topless, bouncy’ heroines

After some criticism that their recently revamped female superheroes were ‘too sexual’, DC Comics officially announced that they just didn’t give a fuck anymore and would once again re-release their female character leads, highlighted by Starfire and Catwoman, as topless “at least 95% of the time”.

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New PlayStation 4 rumored to have no backwards, forwards compatibility

Early speculation on Sony’s next generation console, tentatively titled the “PlayStation 4″, is that the console will not only not feature any backwards compatibility with PS1, PS2 or PS3 titles but it will also not have any compatibility with any PlayStation 4 games either.

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