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TL;DR - Sept 22 - Steam Upgrade, USFIV Omega, 900p Xbone

TL;DR - Sept 22 - Steam Upgrade, USFIV Omega, 900p Xbone

The eagerly anticipated return (by its creator) of TL;DR, your quick-hit of gaming news!

Mighty No. 9 [First Impressions]

Mighty No. 9 [First Impressions]

Keiji fulfills his promise of a new hero in the demo version of his Kickstarter project.

Destiny [Review]

Destiny [Review]

A really good first step in Bungie's newest long-run franchise.

TowerFall: Ascension Interview With Matt Thorson

TowerFall: Ascension Interview With Matt Thorson

Designer Matt Thorson chats about TowerFall.

Sky Pirates of Neo Terra and the One Million Facebook Likes

Sky Pirates of Neo Terra and the One Million Facebook Likes

Fathom Interactive hits a major milestone.

Big Smile Reviews: Halo 3 Review

Here is the first ever Shogun Gamer video review featuring Diifii! We're very excited to announce that we are lucky enough to be featuring exclusive Big Smile Game Reviews BEFORE they upload to his youtube account!

For those of you who don't know who Diifii is, here's the quick and dirty.

Wii gets Street with some hardware add-ons

While most who do Grafitti have run ins with the cops, paint all over their hands, and criminal records. The Wii has given those who are not quite ready to trade in their khaki's for that bad boy image a chance to paint all over walls. The WiiSpray originally designed about two years ago has been getting more attention as of late as the ability to save and collaborate on works of art has improved. The ability to network your art and have others add to it has brought the invention back in the lime light backed by a major player in the graff scene Montana paints.

 

Red Faction: Guerrilla - "Special Weapon" Developer Diary. The Ostrich Hammer.

Usually when a game is criticized by the rabid users of various internet message boards most developers tend to either ignore it or try to stick up for themselves but ultimately look like fools (hi Dennis Dyack). Thankfully the developers at Volition know how to take and joke and then run with it.

Jak & Daxter Make Their Long Awaited Return

For quite some time many have been awaiting another entry in the Jak & Daxter series. Fans were abuzzed when a registered title, "The Lost Frontier", leaked out but ultimately many knew it may be awhile before we saw the duo back since the series developer Naughty Dog was busy with the Uncharted franchise.

Star Wars: The Old Republic Podcast

While dancing around in your room, with the lights off, in your underwear is fun for anyone. It holds a special place in the heart of the star wars fan who owns a replica light saber. While some might not understand this joy, many will understand the excitement around the new venture from BioWare. Star Wars, The old Republic will bring that same underpants joy felt by the avid star fan, to your own personal computer monitor.

Teaser Trailer for Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time

Besides premiering the lackluster trailers for G.I. Joe and Terminator Salvation last night Gametrailers TV also premiered the teaser trailer for Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time. In typical Insomniac tradition the trailer isn't in-game footage but don't forget that Insomniac uses the in-game engine for their cutscenes, albeit a slightly smoother version of it.  Besides the lush visuals and nice presentation the trailer may leave some quite puzzled. Who exactly is the old Lombax in the trailer?

The Mediocrity Continues

Last night on Gametrailers TV two new trailers premiered for the upcoming game versions of G.I. Joe and Terminator Salvation. We all know that the majority of film based games are garbage and these two trailers really don't break that mold. Since the pictures for the G.I. Joe game were released we all knew it was going to be a joke but seeing it in motion is just a whole another level of "what were they thinking?"

First Uncharted: Among Thieves Gameplay Video

Since the Spike TV VGA premiere trailer and the subsequent Game Informer cover story we've all been waiting to see some footage of Uncharted 2 in action and thankfully we now have our first look at what is easily one of the best looking PS3 games to come out this year.  The footage is from a panel Naughty Dog's Jason Gregory did at GDC so there's a good chance the footage could be taken down so check it out while it lasts.

Katamari Damacy Returns To the PlayStation 3

This week Namco Bandai announced “Katamari Damacy Tribute” which will

Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time Announced

We all knew it was going to happen and if you played Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty then you definately knew it was going to happen.  Today Sony officially announced the latest installment in the Ratchet & Clank series, Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time. Aside from the PR announcement there isn't any media or additional details though Insomniac's Full Moon Show podcast is set to return early next month so we'll probably get some new details from that.

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Nike x Wii Collaboration

After collaborating with PlayStation on more than a few kicks in past years. Nike has now hooked up with Nintendo to create three very appealing sneakers. Combining efforts on the; air max 95, air force 2, and the blazer models. We can see some nice tone usage and interesting use of materials, and with retail prices within 119.99 range they are worth a look. The blazer and air force 2 are available now at select sneaker shops while the air max 95 is set to drop at Footaction in the near future.

Guitar Hero Rocks Out in Home

While the gaming community is still unsure what to think about PlayStation Home, Sony and 3rd party developers are continuing to add new spaces and features in the hopes of giving users a reason to visit Home aside from doing the robot whilst listening to 50 Cent.

Max Payne Is Back and He Needs A Shave

Today Rockstar Games officially announced the somewhat announced/quasi rumored Max Payne 3 which is set for a winter release on the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. While the game was announced in 2004 via a Take-Two executive not much has been known since then other than that Remedy, the original developer for the first two Max Payne installments, would not be handling development duties since they’re busy with the long in development 360 exclusive Alan Wake. Instead development duties will be handled by Rockstar Vancouver.

Dj Hero Website Goes Live

Well I'm pretty much keeping my hopes down for the Dj rhythm games  that are about to drop. We just did a story about Scratch: The Ultimate Dj made by 7 Studios and my initial impressions were less then impressed. All right i'll say it the new game trailer sucked and my Dj soul died a little.

Skate 2 Gets Huge Update.

Over at the Skate 2 Producers blog a recent interview with the games online producer Brian Lindley reveals that a huge update is being released on Monday (March 23).

The patch, which will be available to both 360 and PS3 owners, is going to fix a number of technical issues, exploits and even address some gamer community requests. The most notable of these being fixes being improved off-board walking mechanics on both platforms and the addition of custom soundtrack options for the PS3.

PSN To Get Sirius?

Earlier this week Joystiq Playstation ran an article about a rumor that originated on the Bluray.com forums which stated that Sirius XM Radio would be heading exclusively to the PlayStation Network. Now the post on the Bluray.com forums came from an “insider” who said that they had seen alleged subscription plans for genre-specific subscriptions which were to be priced for $2.49 on the PlayStation Store.

 

The Kill Dot - Beacause Video Games are Hard

Today I decided I would finally purchase Killzone 2. Before I go all the way to the mall, I thought I would check eBay first just to see if there's a big price difference. So I jump over to eBay and type "Killzone 2" into the general search bar as usual. I immediately sorted my results by "Price + Shipping: Lowest First" and start scanning the first page.

After scrolling through a page or two of crappy auctions with titles like "PS3 KILLZONE 2 (CASE ONLY)," I stumbled upon this interesting auction title:

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