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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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • Rumour: DS gaining tilt, losing GBA cartridge

    IGN’s Matt Casamassina – of Halo DS fame – is serving up a tantalizing trio of Nintendo DS rumors, two of which contradict each another. First up, Casamassina’s “sources” notified him that Activision might be planning an Nintendo DS accelerometer attachment. The topsy-turvy peripheral would – taking a cue from Activision’s own Guitar Hero: On […]

  • IGN details live E3 coverage

    Everything’s here. Anyone will be able to watch the site’s live streams from the show, but Insiders will be able to do the full video thing. We’re going to do a round-up of all the places you’re going to be able to watch the conferences over the weekend. Don’t forget any of the timings: you […]

  • Analyst: E3 now “virtually useless”

    Yes, that E3. In an article at TheStreet, Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter gave E3 in its current form a thrashing – essentially calling it a shadow of the hype-Mecca it once was. “The conference used to offer retail, media and investors an early look at games and an opportunity to speak with company managements,” […]

  • IGN launches Xbox Live channel

    IGN’s launched a channel solely dedicated to Xbox Live, apparently covering all aspects of “the Xbox LIVE online games and entertainment service, the largest social network connected to the TV.” “By launching our latest channel, IGN is able to reach Xbox LIVE’s more than 12 million members worldwide to provide them with the latest content […]

  • IGN gives you countdown widgets to E3 press conferences

    Don’t say IGN never does anything for you. The site’s posted stealable widgets that count down to all three E3 press conferences, as well as one that leads up to the opening of the show itself. Put them on web pages or desktops, as you please. There’s also confirmation there that IGN will be broadcasting […]

  • Jessica Chobot poses for VG247!

    For the fans. We bumped into IGN’s Jessica Chobot on the stairs of the Diablo III reveal in Paris this weekend, and she very kindly agreed to have her picture taken, just for you. We’ve put the full res version – all 4368×2912 of it – after the break. Wallpaper has a new home.

  • IGN makes content page update

    As you can see here, IGN’s had a bit of a redesign. The new stuff looks to be mainly functional updates to aid the display of data and content. From the site: The new game information pages have been redesigned to highlight the latest content posted, as well as to more prominently feature videos and […]

  • IGN US refuses to review MGS4 until it can play MGO

    In a letter on the site, IGN US has said that it won’t be reviewing Metal Gear Solid 4 until it can properly play Metal Gear Online. In a hilarious dig at sites that have already posted reviews of the game – including IGN AU and IGN UK – IGN games ed boss Jeremy Dunham […]

  • Ubidays 2008 wrap-up video posted

    God bless you and your cameras, IGN. The site’s posted a Ubidays wrap-up video from Paris earlier this month, hosted by brunette games kitten Jessica Chobot. It’s Friday, so watch it. It’s got video of l’Arc de Triomphe and the funny tourist boats on the Seine. And some stuff about Far Cry 2 as well. […]

  • MGS4 is for the fans, says Kojima

    Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima’s given a gold-dust interview to IGN (watch it after the link), saying that Metal Gear Solid 4 has been made for those that have followed the series for the past decade, and admitting his relief that the game is about to launch. “It’s been ten years since Metal Gear […]

  • Kid Icarus is coming to Wii says Matt IGN (again)

    IGN’s Matt Casamassina has said yet again that a new Kid Icarus game is going to be shown at E3 this year. “Of course [Nintendo is] going to have some E3 surprises,” said the longstanding editor in a podcast. “You know, Kid Icarus, for crying out loud, how many times do we have to say […]

  • IGN clarifies how it got the exclusive GTA IV review

    Speaking to GameDaily, IGN Xbox 360 editor Hilary Goldstein has given a frank interview about how he secured the exclusive on GTA IV and his reaction to a Variety article that came out and called the piece unethical. There’s a lot of stuff over there, so it’s best the read the whole thing. Essentially, the […]

  • IGN pulls GTA hooker video saying, “We crossed a line”

    According to this MTV report, IGN has now pulled its “Ladies of Liberty City” video after various parties leapt on it as justification for hating the game, a spokesperson saying by way of justification: “IGN’s goal is to show our users all aspects of popular games on the market. In this case, we crossed a […]

  • Okami Wii strategy guide has case of the IGNs in the US

    If wincing has a sound, that’s what we’re hearing. According to this Kotaku piece, the cover art of the Brady Okami Wii strategy guide in the US has the same IGN watermark that appeared on the box. We’re still saying nothing.

  • IGN gives GTA IV a 10

    The first online review of GTA IV’s gone live, and IGN’s given the game a perfect score. As ever, the piece is 16 years long, but you can see the verdict here. The last bit: I could go on and on about why Grand Theft Auto IV is one of the best games we’ve ever […]

  • Capcom promises new Okami art after IGN gaffe

    After it was shown that the retail version of Okami Wii carried an IGN watermark on its cover art in the US, Capcom has promised to make amends by offering a choice of new artwork for those afflicted by the IGN blight. From Capcom US’ blog: As fans know, the real art of Okami is […]

  • IGN goes to Polyphony Digital, makes video

    You have to see this. As far as we’re aware, no one else has ever made a video of the internal workings of Gran Turismo developer Polyphony Digital with as much access. Marvel at the hotel, laundry facilities, the Nike shoes of a dead driver and the “highest performing server in Tokyo”. After the link.

  • Okami Wii boxart carries IGN watermark in the US

    Oh dear. According to this Kotaku report, there’s an IGN watermark on the Okami Wii boxart in America. It’s plain as day and looks to have been verified. We’re saying nothing.

  • IGN pulls second EA story this week

    According to Joystiq, IGN’s pulled its second EA-related story this week, this time a piece saying Skate was on its way to Wii and DS. The US site also removed a story on Wednesday related to the Pandemic Batman game no one’s supposed to know about. You can’t beat the internet, EA. Not even sure […]

  • IGN posts megaton Dan Houser interview, wins GTA World Word War record by distance

    Here. This is fucking epic, frankly. There are more words in this Dan Houser interview related to Grand Theft Auto than you could possibly ever need. A quick cut and paste into Word reckons this article’s over 9,000 words long. Unbelievably, this is part one, with the second piece being published next week. Author Hilary […]