Kickin' | LONDON, ENGLAND: In 1999, Sega sponsored Arsenal. (Photo: Craig Prentis | Getty)

Real World Modern Warfare 2 Maps Highlight of Call of Duty Convention This fall Call of Duty fans will be able to shoot up their friends in real-world, life-sized replicas of two of the game's maps, grab a bite to eat at the game's fictional burger joint and get their hands on Modern Warfare 3 months before its release as part of a video game convention designed to celebrate the franchise and its fans.

Some Star Wars Galaxies Players Aren't Taking the End of their Galaxy Very Well Star Wars Galaxies, a game that's probably more notable for how disappointing it was rather than its moderate success, is closing down later this year. For most, it elicits a shrug, but for some fans, it's grounds for a lawsuit.

Former Nintendo Idol Now Treads the Sales Floor In 2003, then 17-year-old Asami Abe was the face of Nintendo's GameCube title Nintendo Puzzle Collection. It's a big deal to appear in commercials in Japan, and Nintendo, like Toyota, is selective of who it picks. Then the unthinkable happened.

Before Elder Scrolls , Bethesda Created Madden Bethesda is a developer famous for its work on the Elder Scrolls series and Fallout 3. It's also now a successful publisher. Twenty-five years ago, though, it started small, playing an important—and controversial—part in the creation of the...Madden series.

"Sexist" Commentator Dumped From This Year's FIFA Earlier this year, British commentator Andy Gray found himself in hot water over some sexist remarks he made on-air. That normally wouldn't be that big a deal for us, were it not for the fact he was half the commentary team for top-selling series FIFA.

I went to Hyogo last week, and I'll apparently be going back this weekend. This time, it's for a "hoji" or Buddhist memorial service for a dead relative. –Brian Ashcraft


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