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Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition looks like a sequel in new trailer

Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition looks like a sequel in new trailer

After numerous trailers for the upcoming Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition‘s zany costumes, Capcom has finally released a trailer focusing on both of the extra DLC story chapters. “Lost in Nightmares” takes place before the events of Resident Evil 5 and includes a mansion inspired by... 

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Microsoft files patent for user-health-generated Avatars

Microsoft files patent for user-health-generated Avatars

It’s okay if you need to read that headline again. It’s pretty confusing. Here’s the gist of it: Microsoft filed a patent in June of 2008 for the automatic generation of an Avatar based on a user’s physical health. The patent application, discovered by 1UP, specifically details... 

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Final Fantasy XIII launches March 9, 2010 on PS3, 360

Final Fantasy XIII launches March 9, 2010 on PS3, 360

Final Fantasy XIII will launch in North America and Europe on March 9, 2010, just a few months after it debuts in Japan and nearly four years after it was originally announced. Since that time, Square Enix’s flagship role-playing game has become a multiplatform project — the English version... 

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Facebook and Twitter coming to Xbox Nov. 17

Facebook and Twitter coming to Xbox Nov. 17

Xbox owners: You have five days to start thinking of your lives and the lives of others in trivial, 140-character chunks. Xbox Live general manager Marc Whitten has told Fast Company that the Dashboard update containing Twitter and Facebook integration will officially arrive on November 17. If the date... 

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Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing around the House of the Dead

Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing around the House of the Dead

Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing is slowly absorbing the entire Sega catalog into one mascot racing universe. The latest franchise to be co-opted is The House of the Dead, whose Curien Mansion is revealed as a track in a new, spooky Halloween trailer (after the break). We can’t be sure, but we... 

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Dog buys 5000 MS Points (no, really)

Dog buys 5000 MS Points (no, really)

While most Xbox owners are patently aware of the dangers of late night, impulse Microsoft Point purchases, we imagine no one ever worried about their dog doing the same thing. And yet Greg Strope of Richmond, Virginia tells Fox News that his dog, Oscar, purchased 5000 Microsoft Points, adding up to... 

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Video: Left 4 Dead 2’s Realism Mode

Video: Left 4 Dead 2’s Realism Mode

When we first heard that Left 4 Dead 2 would feature a “Realism Mode,” our first reaction was to hide in the closet, swaddled in the comfort of old coats and dust bunnies. Left 4 Dead wasn’t exactly an easy game to begin with, so hearing that there would be an even more realistic,... 

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Left 4 Dead 2 Avatar Awards Confirmed

Left 4 Dead 2 Avatar Awards Confirmed

Valve has announced that you will be able earn awards for your avatar by accomplishing certain tasks in Left 4 Dead 2.  The following awards are the current ones that we know about, however we’re not sure if this is the complete list.  However, here are some of the nifty awards that you will ... 

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Left 4 Dead 2’s new Scavenge multiplayer mode revealed

Left 4 Dead 2’s new Scavenge multiplayer mode revealed

Valve took the wraps off Left 4 Dead 2‘s brand-new competitive multiplayer game type, “Scavenge,” at a press event in San Francisco this evening. According to the developer, this mode is built purely for “quick, more frantic gameplay.” (Yes, L4D actually can be more frantic). Scavenge... 

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Xbox 360 Elite pricedrop: HDMI Cables Not Included

Xbox 360 Elite pricedrop: HDMI Cables Not Included

The $100 USD price drop to the Xbox 360 Elite is surely welcome, however new buyer may be disappointed to discover a lack of HDMI cables. Microsoft has officially dropped the price on the Xbox 360 Elite to $299.99 (USD), but in order to do so it looks like a cut had to be made to the overall package. In... 

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Lips: Number One Hits adds Lady Gaga and more

Lips: Number One Hits adds Lady Gaga and more

Microsoft already revealed some of the artists in upcoming Lips: Number One Hits and today, we’ve got a few more to pile on. But before we get to the new artists, we would like to relay that when vocalists snag the new game this October, there will also be a free pack available for download. We... 

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Left 4 Dead 2 Coming to a Console Near You — Soon

Left 4 Dead 2 Coming to a Console Near You — Soon

Left 4 Dead 2 … already? It’s a question that Valve’s Chet Faliszek has undoubtedly been answering all day. Wary of the negative connotations that come with annual franchises, Faliszek gave us a candid explanation. Put simply, Valve wasn’t entirely satisfied with the original... 

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Xbox inspired shoes do nothing, costs $2500 (or about 13 Xboxes)

Xbox inspired shoes do nothing, costs $2500 (or about 13 Xboxes)

Some console fans will spare no expense to show their loyalty to their chosen brand, but we’re guessing the $2,500 price tag of these one-of-a-kind Xbox-themed sneakers will make even the most committed Microsoft devotee think twice. The custom shoes — which aren’t endorsed by Microsoft... 

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Xbox 360 Gets Crackdown Theme

Xbox 360 Gets Crackdown Theme

If your Xbox 360 is looking a little under the weather – and you’re not broke living in your parents basement, but with some actual real points – then hey, this new Crackdown premium theme might be just the thing you’re into.  Read More →

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Sacred 2: Fallen Angel ships for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3

Sacred 2: Fallen Angel ships for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3

Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 gamers who’ve been looking forward to this sequel in the Sacred franchise can finally get their hands on this former PC exclusive. cdv Software Entertainment USA and Ascaron Entertainment announced that both versions have shipped to North American retailers today. If... 

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BioShock 2 multiplayer to show Rapture “before the fall”

BioShock 2 multiplayer to show Rapture “before the fall”

2K just released first proper details of BioShock 2’s multiplayer aspects. Online players will get to see Rapture “before the fall,” and have access to enough Plasmids and weapons to construct the warrior of their pleasing. Digital Extremes is now confirmed as developing the online stuff. Key... 

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Namco bringing MagnaCarta 2 to US Xbox 360 owners

Namco bringing MagnaCarta 2 to US Xbox 360 owners

US RPG fans, you’re getting a dose of JRPG goodness later this year when Namco Bandai releases MagnaCarta 2 exclusively for the Xbox 360. IGN reports a localized version of the Unreal 3 engine-based game will arrive on US shores, and will feature over 40 hours of gameplay, as well as fully-narrated... 

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Dead Rising 2: 7,000 Zombies and Plenty of Chainsaws

Dead Rising 2: 7,000 Zombies and Plenty of Chainsaws

“I’m pretty happy today because finally, finally, I can show you Dead Rising 2.” — Keiji Inafune, head of research and development at Capcom. The original Dead Rising may have been a technological breakthrough, a wonder of body count and open-world exploration, but what really sold... 

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