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Namco tops Japanese publisher list for first half of fiscal 2012

Famitsu has reported publisher sales data for the first half of the 2012 fiscal year, and for the period of March 28 through September 25, 2011, Namco Bandai ousted former number one Nintendo as the top publisher in Japan. T

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  • Kim Jong-il and North Korea references pulled from Homefront in Japan

    Spike, Homefront’s publisher in Japan, has decided to remove North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il from the game’s intro due to guidelines set by the CERO ratings board.

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  • Homefront dated for April 14 in Japan

    Japanese publisher Spike Games has announced that its localisation of THQ’s Homefront will release in Japan on April 14.

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  • Homefront being localised for Japan by Spike

    Japanese publisher Spike’s announced it’s to localise THQ’s Homefront for Japan. The Kaos shooter releases in the country in spring, soon after the game’s western release in March. Thanks, Andriasang.

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  • Spike teams up with Philo for tonight's VGAs

    Spike TV and Philo have teamed up for the Video Game Awards for tonight’s broadcast so that you can check in with your friends while watching the show.

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  • VGAs - Tron Evolution looks pretty much as you thought it would

    The front Tron Evolution trailer emerged from the VGAs last night, showing glowy men riding around on glowy bikes. Bet you never expected that. It’s a Disney thing, developed by Propaganda. Hit the link. Get all the rest of the show news from Steph’s liveblog.

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  • Keighley - Halo Reach is "huge leap forward," will be 2010's "biggest game by far"

    Halo Reach’s premiere at the VGAs next week will be a true, in-game showing of the title and looks set to debut 2010′s biggest game “by far,” if Spike’s Geoff Keighley’s comments on the latest Major Nelson podcast are to be believed. “At the VGAs we’re actually going to be able to go down on […]

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  • Lastest VGA announcment is a TRON teaser [UPDATE]

    Update: GameTrailers has just tweeted that the teaser is for the movie. So there ya go. Original: Geoff Keighley has just tweeted that one of the world premieres during the VGAs will be the TRON movie announcement. At least we think its for the remake starring Jeff Bridges and Olivia Wilde. It could be a […]

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  • VGA teaser video shows 2K shooter in the works

    There’s a teaser video up on Kotaku showing a shooter that 2K has in the works. What it has to do with Dubai, we have no clue. Guess we’ll find out during the VGAs on Spike December 12 at 8:00pm EST.

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  • VGAs: Uncharted 2, AssCreed 2, Batman, MW2, and L4D2 are GOTY noms

    Looks like the list of nominees for the VGAs are up, and Game of the Year contenders include Uncharted 2, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Modern Warfare 2, and Left 4 Dead 2. Studio of the year noms include Infinity Ward, Naughty Dog, Rocksteady, and Valve. The full thing is through here, so go vote people. Spike’s […]

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  • Way of the Samurai 3 to be released by two publishers in North America

    Spike’s Way of the Samurai 3 has two publishers bringing it to North America. Agetec will handle the PS3 version and UFO Interactive the Xbox 360 one. “During this economic climate, Agetec and UFO wanted to leverage our collective experience and knowledge to release a franchise title for both the PS3 and X360 platforms, while […]

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  • Way of the Samurai 3 heading to North America for Xbox 360

    UFO Interactive has picked up the rights to distribute Spike’s Way of the Samurai 3 in North America. Although released on PS3 in Japan, so far, it’s listed as a Xbox 360 only title for the states. No word on whether the game will include the spartan and in cardboard box armor DLC. A release […]

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  • Spaceballs and Jackass: The Movie were an inspiration for No More Heroes

    Goichi Suda told attendees at the Nordic Game Conference that many different films and actors inspired Grasshopper Manufature’s No More Heroes – most notably Dirty Harry, Jackass: The Movie, and Spaceballs. During Suda’s presentation titled “The Birth of No More Heroes”, he showed films clips fromĀ  movies that prompted the ideas prevalent in the game. […]

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  • GameTrailers' Shane Satterfield promoted to Spike VP of Content

    MTV has promoted Shane Satterfield, former GameTrailers editor-in-chief, to Spike’s VP of content, reports GI.biz. Satterfield will continue to head GameTrailers, but new responsibilities include accruing new content for the Spike website. “I am excited to welcome Shane into this new role,” said Jon Slusser, senior VP. “He will bring his creativity, leadership skills and […]

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  • ...and we're back - Christmas news round up

    Happy New Year. We’re glad we shut down over Christmas. You didn’t miss a whole lot. By far the most important story over the break was news that Free Radical cut its workforce by 140 to just 40. The developer was confirmed as being in administration just before the Christmas holiday. Speaking to 1UP, Cameron […]

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