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Follow Our E3 Coverage Next Week

If you guys check out the right side of out site, you ‘ll see a banner with the same E3 logo we are spotting above. During next weeks show, if you click on the banner, it will bring you to every story that has to do with this year’s event, which runs from June 1 – 4.

So make sure you come back next week, as we’ll bring you the latest news, rumors and previews from the show floor.

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Are Your Parents Over Protective? Well These Ones Are…

You know how your parents are always telling you to move out of the basement, get a job, find some friends, follow the Geneva Convention… Well one parent did tell his son that last one. Father, Hugh Spencer, told his son Evan, that if he wanted to play Call of Duty on-line with his friends he would have to play according to the rules of the Geneva Convention.

I asked Evan to google the Geneva Convention. Then he had to read it and then we had to discuss it. This we did. So the deal is that Evan has to fight according to the rules of the Geneva Convention. If his team-mates violate the Convention then play stops and Call of Duty goes away for a while.

So naturally I began to think of ways to get this kid off of Xbox Live so that I don’t have to listen to his whiny voice over the headset. The answer, Tea Bagging. According to Article 3 section 1 sub-section C of the Geneva Convention, “Outrages upon personal dignity, in particular, humiliating and degrading treatment” are prohibited.

Tea-Bagging it is. So hide your kids, I’m signing on.

Source: BoingBoing via GamePolitics via GoNinetndo

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Rock Band Gets Thin Lizzy

Straight from Henry at Harmonix, next week’s downloadable content includes a Thin Lizzy 3 pack, the Pretenders, Pat Benatar, and Nikko.

The songs are:

Thin Lizzy –

*The Boys are Back in Town (Live)

*Cowboy Song (Live)

*Jailbreak (Live)

The Pretenders


Pat Benatar –

*Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Nikko –

*Break My Heart

*Don’t Tell Me

The Nikko songs will cost $0.99 (80 MS points), the rest will be $1.99 (160 MS points). The Thin Lizzy tracks can be purchased as a three pack for $5.49 (440 MS points.). For those of you who don’t know (like me), Nikko is from Australia. Based on the songs they have on their MySpace page, they seem to be quite mellow and depressing. Not what I look for in my Rock Band DLC.

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Official Rock Band Website Offers you to Create Shirts & Action Figures for Your Band

If you head over to official site of Rock band, you will notice a whole new layout starting today. The new site finally has a lot of features they have been promising to add since the original Rock Band released last year. The site actually interacts with your Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 (when it is soon released) Rock Band video disc to offer some innovative new features.

Some of the cool new things the site now offers

* Take pictures of your created characters. Select from tons of poses, backgrounds, and effects!
* Make merchandise for your video game band featuring your created characters. You can now order buttons, stickers, posters and shirts of your bands or characters!
* Make “Bandmates” figures. Order custom-made, detailed 6″ figures of your characters!

If you want to check out some of the cool things added to the site go to their site, it has demo videos of each of these new features — so you can see what it’s all about first hand.

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Wii is Canada’s first console to reach 1 million sales

According to a report by Canadian website CTV, the Nintendo Wii is the first current generation console to reach 1 million sales with just under 1,060,000 as of July. The Xbox 360 comes in second with 870,00 and the PS3 falls behind in third with only 520,000 consoles sold, only half that of the Wii.

From CTV:

The NPD Group says sales of gaming hardware, software and accessories was just under $920 million through July, up 54 per cent over the same period last year.

I’m not sure what’s more exciting, the fact that the Wii has sold over a million systems or that they’re a million people in Canada who have electricity to play Wii.

Source: ARS Technica

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VOTD: A Humble Proposal

In today’s Video of the Day, a true Final Fantasy fan expresses his humble proposal to Square Enix. This expert in Japanese culture and public relations, explains to Square Enix how they are going to be “shooting themselves in the foot” by taking Final Fantasy 13′s exclusivity away, and bringing it to the Xbox 360. My favorite part is at about 2:40.

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