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  • GDC: We're "broader" than mature-rated content, says Nintendo

    Why do M-rated games lack success on Nintendo platforms? Because Nintendo’s “broader than that,” apparently. Sega and Rockstar must be thrilled. “I’m not going to make an argument for why certain M-rated games, as you say, don’t achieve a certain amount of momentum on the Nintendo platform,” NoA corporate affairs VP Denise Kaigler told IGN […]

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  • Chris Ellis made IGN international MD, is "playa"

    Seen Tom Cruise in Tropic Thunder? That’s Chris Ellis. The exec was made “Senior Vice President & Managing Director, International” of IGN today. He probably has a G5 “airplane”. He was previously a commercial boss at MySpace. “I’m excited about building on these accomplishments, there’s a job to be done ensuring that our breadth and […]

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  • IGN to broadcast DICE awards live

    The Interactive Achievement Awards are to be broadcast live by IGN, taking place at DICE in Las Vegas next week. The annual Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences awards are pretty much “hot shit,” self-styled as they are as gaming’s Oscars. The magic happens at on Thursday, February 19 and 10.00pm EST, 7.00pm PST. For […]

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  • Sites pull Battlefront III footage after Lucas threat

    IGN’s yanked footage of Star Wars Battlefront III due to LucasArts pressure. The publisher told the site the movie of Free Radical’s project – confirmed as real by insiders – was “the intellectual property of Lucasfilm” and had “been posted without permission.” It looks as though the Kotaku footage we posted last week has also […]

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  • Rumour: DSi US launch date and price

    IGN reckons it’s got the skinny on exactly when Nintendo’s new DSi will be reaching American shores. The site claims are “multiple sources” have revealed that Nintendo “has allegedly relayed to its partners that DSi will ship stateside in early April, most likely on April 4,” so the rumour goes. “Insiders assert that they have […]

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  • IGN Football Manager 09 review criticism best left to the terraces, say Jacobson

    Sports Interactive boss Miles Jacobson has declined to remark on a 2/10 IGN US review for Football Manager 2009, saying criticism of the piece is best left to user comments. “I’m not a reviewer and therefore don’t think it’s my place to critique critique’s, nor am I likely to be anything but biased,” he said. […]

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  • IGN and IGN UK go high on Prince of Persia review

    The IGN scores for Prince of Persia are in, with the Americans going for 9.3 and their British counterparts posting a 9.4 score. Ubi boss said in an earnings call last night that expectations for the game were high internally. It’s out on Xbox 360 and PS3 on December 5.

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  • Get a Resistance 2 beta key from IGN right now

    European readers can get a Resistance 2 beta key from IGN if they’re quick – get over there right now. The site’s got 7,000 keys, 2,000 of which are reserved for Founder’s Club subscribers. More through there.

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  • Wii Music is a 5/10, say IGN

    IGN’s reviewed Wii Music to a 5/10 score, as you can see here. Not that it’ll make a blind bit of difference to its sales, but there we are. Snip: I think most adults will quickly recognize that Wii Music is little more than a noise maker tied to a series of gestures and grow […]

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  • Resident Evil 5: IGN posts lengthy direct-feed gameplay footage

    After the break. This is someone just playing the game raw, and it’s taken from the 360 version. There’s tons of spoilers here, so be warned. The co-op gameplay’s shown off to good effect and these files give a very clear indication of what the finished article’s going to be like. Look and see.

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  • IGN giving away 20,000 LBP beta keys

    This should shut you up: IGN’s giving away 20,000 LittleBigPlanet beta keys. The freebies are being handed out in a staggered fashion over the next three days. And sorry, American people – this is Europe only. More details here.

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  • IGN hands out LBP beta codes

    Here. It doesn’t say how many the site has, but you may as well give it a shot if you haven’t got access already. All you have to do is send in an email. Full details through the link.

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  • IGN gives Pure 8.6/10

    IGN’s posted its review of Disney ATV racer Pure, giving it a substantial 8.6/10. Snip: Pure delivers an outrageous, arcadey off-road racing experience with style and slickness. The controls are intuitive, the tracks are pure eye candy and the tricks are so crazy and over-the-top that you’ll find yourself gasping with glee when you land […]

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  • IGN and EG give Crysis: Warhead a big thumbs up

    IGN and Eurogamer have reviewed Crysis: Warhead, giving the first online scores of 9.4/10 and 9/10 respectively. From IGN: For $30, Crysis Warhead is an incredible value, and you’d be hard pressed to find a better shooter on the PC this year. The single-player campaign is tight and superb, and the multiplayer portion delivers something […]

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  • Yoshida: PSP negligence is "really, really disappointing"

    Speaking to IGN at Games Convention, Sony Worldwide Studio boss Shuhei Yoshida’s admitted he’s not happy at the lack of PSP games on the horizon. “Yeah, it’s really, really disappointing and it’s a lost opportunity for the third-parties,” he said. “They should look at what the PSP can do for their titles and the potential […]

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  • IGN destroys the PS2 version of Mercenaries 2

    When the tagline said “World in Flames,” we didn’t… Never mind. IGN’s given the PS2 version of Mercenaries 2 3.9/10, which for IGN is pretty, pretty bad. Snip: The original Mercenaries came out three-and-a-half years ago. But instead of giving us a game with more than three years worth of updates, Pi Studios has actually […]

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  • Clear Sky gets twatting from IGN

    Uh oh. Despite an 88 percent cover review from PCZone, IGN UK’s posted a 7/10 for the GSC sequel, saying it has a “reactorful of misfires” and “so much decaying flesh attached to it that cutting through to the admittedly very healthy bone below may prove too tall an order.” Snip: There’s also a stack […]

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  • GTA IV PC first look goes to IGN

    IGN’s posted the first look at the PC version of GTA IV, as you can see here. From the piece. The overall game will follow the same story as the console version, tracking protagonist Niko Bellic as he descends further into Liberty City’s underworld. The nice thing about the PC version is the game will […]

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  • Bionic Commando: Rearmed shows media-related challenge rooms

    IGN, GamesRadar and Eurogamer got to make their own level for Bionic Commando: Rearmed, as you can see both on the Capcom blog and here, on EG. The levels are challenge rooms, which are kind of like the VR missions from Metal Gear, but with bigger arms. Take a look.

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  • IGN gives Bionic Commando: Rearmed 9.4

    IGN’s given Bionic Commando: Rearmed 9.4/10, a score that’ll no doubt brighten Capcom’s day. In a nutshell: Bionic Commando Rearmed sets a new benchmark for downloadable console games. The best elements of the original are back, but have been upgraded to be better than before. The new bosses add a more interesting challenge and the […]

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