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Stretchpants

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Halo 3 'early adopter' banned for many lifetimes (Joystiq)

Sep 7th 2007 4:40PM Yeah, his gamerscore was likely attained through gamesaving. Apparently he finished Forza 2 (and other time-intensive titles) all in a single day. I'd imagine he'll have a new account with plenty of points in no time.

Sony raising money for PlayStation division with insurance unit IPO (Joystiq)

Sep 4th 2007 6:25PM Taking a division public is by no means a sign of financial crisis. It's simply a great way to utilize your assets to generate capital (as opposed to adding debt). Granted, Sony's not in the same financial condition as Nintendo or Microsoft, but this news is in no way a harbinger of Sony's demise.

Microsoft uses beer to illustrate Xbox 360 cost advantage (Joystiq)

Mar 23rd 2007 2:06PM I think the choice in beer had more to do with Foster's offering the larger cans, thus creating a greater sense of XBOX HUGE-ness.

Today's hilarious glitch video: Gears of War remote controlled exploding enemies (Joystiq)

Jan 24th 2007 8:59AM For those who are freaking out that this is going to impact gameplay, please read the text on the YouTube page. Note that in order to be "remotely detonated" you must have been chainsawed at some point. So, without the glitch, you'd be dead. With the glitch, you've been given a brief reprieve.

Get a First Life. Membership is FREE! (Joystiq)

Jan 22nd 2007 3:20PM They've gone and summed it up nicely...

WORK
REPRODUCE
PERISH

Makes me want to play games even more.

Long live the 32-bit 3DO and Atari Jaguar (Joystiq)

Jan 17th 2007 12:41PM Road Rash on 3DO was a top gaming experience of my childhood. Great soundtrack (I still think of this game when I hear Soundgarden's Superunknown), graphics and gameplay... but sadly no multiplayer.

Interesting clip from the 3DO Interactive Multiplayer Wiki page:

"The success and quality of subsequent next generation systems which began coming onto the market in the mid-90's, the limited library of titles, the lack of third-party support, and a refusal to reduce pricing till almost the end of the products life were among the many issues that led to the platform's demise. For a significant period of the products life cycle, 3DO's official stance on pricing was that the 3DO was not a video game console, it was a high-end audio-visual system and was priced accordingly, so no price adjustment was needed."

So eerie when you consider the current state of the PS3. Yes, I realize Sony has built a solid gaming reputation and has more support than the 3DO did... but it's still and interesting bit to read, no?

Wii: the most "violent" console of them all? (Joystiq)

Jan 11th 2007 4:26PM Why isn't this simply the "Backhand" edition? Seems rather appropriate, no?

Rumor: Konami cancels PS3 Gradius, several others [update 1] (Joystiq)

Jan 11th 2007 7:10AM Dang. "New Action Game" was a title that could have swayed me into purchasing a PS3.

Gran Turismo creator on Motor Trend's Power List (Joystiq)

Jan 5th 2007 9:13AM Impact on automotive world = now people know that Aston Martins drive like shit. And there's 472 versions of the Nissan Skyline... all of which pwn the road.

But seriously, I love the GT series. Forza 2 isn't going to be enough to keep me from picking up a PS3 when the new GT ships. Only then will I own all 3 "next-gen" consoles.