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Video Game Awards; The Winners and Losers (Updating…)

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Tonight will be the 9th time the Video Game Awards will grace the stage, and television. Over the years, the award ceremony has been met with mostly criticism. The negative press seemed to have stemmed from the idea Spike TV was consistently trying to create a hip-award show, something that was similar to the MTV awards, rather than the film industry’s annual staple: the Academy Awards.

Tonight will be different then past shows. This year, the network, along with the producers, are listening to the gamers, or so they say. While the awards will be handed out, the acceptance speech will be prerecorded in 30 second clips, so other content can be the main focus. Viewers can expect to experience more trailers, more news and live demos on stage in an apartment. Basically, it sounds more like E3, with a few awards handed out in-between breaks.

After the jump, we will update all the winners and losers, and all the nominations. We will also be updating the site with each trailer, and live demo that is shown. (more…)

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China Set to End Ban on Video Game Console Sales

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Less than a year ago, there were some reports of China was getting ready to end a 13 year band on video game consoles. The ban was originally implemented to protect children from an unhealthy lifestyle, which they believe influenced a child’s upbringing.  (more…)

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More EA Layoffs, Company Said it was for “Essential Changes”

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The last few months, EA has had some problems. And I’m assuming they would just like to forget about, them but they can’t. Now the company has confirmed additional layoffs for an “organizational update.” On the company’s official website, they posted the following statement:

“In recent weeks, EA has aligned all elements of its organizational structure behind priorities in new technologies and mobile. This has led to some difficult decisions to reduce the workforce in some locations. We are extremely grateful for the contributions made by each of our employees – those that are leaving EA will be missed by their colleagues and friends.”

“These are hard but essential changes as we focus on delivering great games and showing players around the world why to spend their time with us.”

A few weeks ago, the company reduced the workforce, and also released a small number of employees back in February. (more…)

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Nintendo Cancels E3 Press Conference

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The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is undoubtedly the biggest annual event for video games. It’s where all the game publishers and hardware manufacturers unveil their new products of the future. So this next piece of news is a little bit of a shocker, and while it makes sense, the report came out of left field.

Nintendo, who’s been at the convention since the beginning, has decided to change it up a little bit when it comes to their E3 strategy. The Japanese-based company has determined that the press conference that happens before the show floor opens, isn’t the best way to market their products. So instead, they’re going to replace that with other smaller events throughout the year, along with their Nintendo Direct feeds. (more…)

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Boston Video Game Store to Host 26-Hour Online Telethon for Marathon Bombing Victims

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An independently owned video game store called Game Underground, is just 20 mere miles away from where the Boston Marathon bombings occurred last week, which killed three while injuring hundreds

With Game Underground being in such a close proximity of the horrible tragedy that happened last week, the store felt the need to do their part in helping the victims and their families of the fatal bombings.

The store owner, Jamie York, came up with an idea called the “Marathon Stream to Help the Boston Marathon Victims.” (more…)

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Disney Interactive Quarterly Earnings in the Green

Disney Interactive, the mega-company’s video game division, posted $291 million of revenue during last quarter, which ended on December 31, 2012. It was a small increase of four precent, when compared to the same time last year.

But better news comes from the $9 million in net-profit the company saw during the holiday quarter. Last year, Disney was $28 million in the red during the ever important holiday season. That made Disney restructure the division, which just recently had layoffs, including shutting down the Epic Mickey 2 developer Junction Point. (more…)

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Video: Ghostbusters and Super Mario Bros. Mashup

James Farr mashed-up Ghostbusters and Super Mario Brothers and what you get is something that all ADHD children will love, along with fans of both franchises. The story loosely follows the original Ghostbusters but obviously replaces Bill Murray and company with Luigi, Mario, Princess Peach and the always worthless Toad.

I do love some of the easter-eggs Mr. Farr used in his animation, which include Mario and Luigi using the Super Nintendo Super Scope zapper; instead of the Proton Pack, the Yoshi eggs bursting out of the package, the NES Advantage controller as the shift stick in the Ecto-1 and the ‘dogs’ of Ghostbusters were represented by the Chain Chomps.

Check out the video up top.

(via Kotaku)

 

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North Korea Propaganda Video Uses Call of Duty Footage

The quick scene that shows New York City being bombarded by missiles, wasn’t from the country’s special-effects department (I’m sure they have one, right?) — no — it was stolen from the game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Apparently someone within the country forgot to DVR a disaster film like Independence Day. I think that would’ve looked more realistic, so that’s my conclusion why they used footage from the 2011 video game

If you watch the bizarre propaganda video, that we have embedded up top, it will be a tad confusing to understand, so we’ll explain it for you. (more…)

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Kate Upton’s Hidden Talent is… Mario Kart

All of us already know what Kate Upton’s biggest talent is: to be one of the most photogenic people in the world. You might not think that’s a skill, but I would disagree. Well… The very least, that’s what I would tell her if I ever met her. And I’m pretty sure you would too.

Anyways the model had an interview with the publication GQ, and the interviewer asked Upton if she had any hidden talents, and I’m pretty sure you and I are already thinking the same thing, but unfortunately that’s not what she said.

Apparently, Mrs. Christensen Ms. Upton think she one hell of a Mario Kart player. Apparently that’s her biggest hidden talent. (more…)

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Madden 14 Dated; Evidence Suggests that EA is Planning on Releasing Madden Biyearly

Technically speaking, the 2012 NFL season has yet to be determined, and EA has already announced Madden 14‘s release date, which is on August 27th, 2013. The news comes from the official website which already has a logo and is celebrating 25 years of Madden video-game football.

This is the only information that is available because underneath the logo, it just says “Madden 25 coming soon.” Which I guess means that more details are forthcoming. IGN is suggesting that because it reads “Madden 25 coming soon,” EA is planning on releasing Madden bi-yearly cycle, instead of the typical year-to-year pattern. (more…)

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