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PlayStation Network down until midnight: it’s not just you

PlayStation Network down until midnight: it’s not just you

Sony's web-connected PlayStation Network has been taken down for maintenance today, a scheduled event ending at midnight PST. This event was planned well in advance and, unlike the break-downs and hacks of 2011, is nothing to worry about as far as gamers personal data and security on the whole goes. This maintenance began early this morning at 6 AM PST and will be fully complete by tomorrow.

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Final Fantasy XIII-2 Review Roundup

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Review Roundup

The next great installment in the Final Fantasy series has dropped to the press, and the reviews are in. First, there's no great update here, folks, or at least that's what they're saying. On the other hand, should a person jump in on the series from this point without having played such classics as Final Fantasy VII, there may be some enjoyment to be had. Have a peek at the opinions dropping across the web on this Square Enix-made game, and decide for yourself whether it'll be worth your cash to pick a time-traveling RPG with the big FF on it again!

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Minecraft LEGO set confirmed, cult gamers rejoice

Minecraft LEGO set confirmed, cult gamers rejoice

The cult classic video game still undergoing development and exploding in popularity on both the web browser and mobile platforms has been approved in LEGO form. There's a brand new set coming through officially through the LEGO project known as CUUSOO - this program being a socially judged creation platform for LEGO fans who want to see their projects made into real LEGO-carried sets for stores. With the Minecraft set having reached 10,000 votes, LEGO will officially be making a set!

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Zynga CEO applauds concept theft in leaked memo

Zynga CEO applauds concept theft in leaked memo

I can't say I approve of what's going on in the gaming industry today when I read something as nasty as what you're about to experience. What follows is an internal memo sent out by Zynga CEO Mark Pincus to his developers, engineers, and the like, congratulating them on their hard work in the face of accusations that they've copied the idea for developer Niblebit's game Tiny Tower with their own game Dream Heights. Pincus has been known to speak on points like this in similar ways before, but his famous "just copy what they do and do it until you get their numbers" remark has never fully been substantiated with proof - until now.

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Xbox 720 to go for Smart TV and Gaming separately

Xbox 720 to go for Smart TV and Gaming separately

Over the past month there's been a gushing of juicy rumors coming forth from the fountain head on the Xbox 720, most of them molding together to create one perfect machine set to dominate the gamine world come 2013. But the most interesting point is the newest: that there will be not one, but two new Xbox units coming down the chute. The first one will be no less than a fully functional monster of gaming, everything we'd ever hoped for in a Microsoft-made green beast of console-based power.

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Counter-Strike Portable coming to Android in unofficial build

Counter-Strike Portable coming to Android in unofficial build

One of the most popular an addicting first person shooter games of all time has been re-built from the ground up to bring you all the classic action on your Android device. What you're going to get is a version of the game that's been made by fans wishing to continue the legacy of the original which itself was originally a fan-made modification of the game Half-Life. True to form this version of the game will have a team of counter-terrorists facing off against a team of terrorists with the objective to either plant and detonate a bomb or defuse a bomb before the other team annihilates you entirely - welcome to the future, CS!

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Xbox 720 set for two versions, 2013 release, E3 reveal

Xbox 720 set for two versions, 2013 release, E3 reveal

Microsoft France has revealed that there are no plans to release a brand new Xbox inside 2012, saying that they're not "convinced" that the device we've been calling the Xbox 720 will be happening this year. This information comes from the marketing director for Microsoft in France Cedrick Delmas interviewing with Lepoint and brought to us by Eurogamer. Delmas notes that the proof of this notion comes in the lack of a price drop in the Xbox 360 thus far, he then noting that the life cycle for the Xbox 360 is far from over.

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Nintendo struggles made hilarious with Chinese 3D animation

Nintendo struggles made hilarious with Chinese 3D animation

If there's one thing the Chinese news service NMA is good at, it's presenting these ultra-strange 3D animation videos made to help people visualize the situations groups like Nintendo have gotten themselves into. Today's animation takes Nintendo's earnings presented last week and skewers them on several levels, showing Mario being smashed by an original GameBoy while a happy-go-lucky teen plays Angry Birds on his iPhone. Nintendo also faces off against Sony and Microsoft only to get beaten down by the consoles they each have held high above their heads.

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Steam mobile may capture a whole new audience for both ecosystems

Steam mobile may capture a whole new audience for both ecosystems

If you've ever used Steam to purchase games, converse with your friends, or get information and news on the developers you love, you know that it lends itself to a mobile environment without even asking about it. Thats why now that Steam is moving into the mobile environment with both iOS and Android, it seems as though both mobile and gaming are in for a mash-up that's destined for winning glory. What we've got here is a trusted environment for gamers, one that hordes of gamers trust, inserted into the smartphone and tablet world where it can thrive on a whole new level.

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Rage HD 2.0 update gives iOS a new ultra-cheap hero game

Rage HD 2.0 update gives iOS a new ultra-cheap hero game

There's an update to one of the most awesome high definition games ever to grace the iOS platform in Id Software's Rage HD 2.0. This upgrade tosses the original 2010 game in the dust with such excellent features as HDMI output (via the same converter cable you use to get Netflix on your HDTV) and higher-resolution models across the board. What's best is that this game not only costs you less than a sandwich at your local sub shop, it'll work on most any iOS device you've got!

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Xbox 360 controller Hot Pocket Dispenser revealed

Xbox 360 controller Hot Pocket Dispenser revealed

A true inventor of great objects can be found in Ben Heck, a man whose modding career spans a bit over a decade and whose latest masterpiece is an Xbox 360 controller-mounted Hot Pocket dispenser. As I'm sure you'll agree, the top comment on the how-to video for this object rings very, very true: "Wow, Laziness has sank to a new low." But heed this: so much work went into this piece of brilliance that there's no way on earth anyone could call this man lazy once they see him in action.

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Grand Theft Auto III released for Transformer Prime

Grand Theft Auto III released for Transformer Prime

While it may have seemed as though you were playing Grand Theft Auto III on your Transformer Prime before, it's only today that the update made specifically optimized for the Transformer Prime and the Tegra 3 chipset officially breaks. In this update you'll find yourself in a whole new world of smooth crashing into walls and cars and shooting of your opponents and friends alike in the most classic go-anywhere and do-anything game ever made. This update is made to work on whatever display you so choose to play it on complete with video display settings which you can set to whatever you wish them to be.

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