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Zynga Files $1 Billion IPO Fueled By Virtual Farms, Mob Wars and Cityscapes

The game makers behind mega Facebook games Farmville, CityVille and Mafia Wars today filed papers with the Securities and Exchange Commission to take Zynga public in hopes of raising $1 billion.
The billion dollar price tag, though, could change once bankers determine the true value of shares and... More »


China's Glorious Mission in Action Shows How the PLA Will Train Its Army With Games

Development of the People's Liberation Army video game, soon to be used to train China's armed forces, seems to be coming along nicely since last we heard about it.
In this video we get a look at how the first-person shooter will work, and how it was developed. More »

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Missed an Episode of Retro Game Master? Don't Worry We Have You Covered

Retro Game Master has a new home in North America, streamed live on Kotaku every week at 8 p.m. eastern.
But what if you miss it?
Don't worry, we've got your back. More »


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How To Become the Most Feared Bounty Hunter in The Old Republic's Galaxy

Being a Bounty Hunter in Star Wars: The Old Republic takes more than just scrounging up a missile-firing backpack and avoiding sarlacc pits. It's also about choosing whether you want to become a Mercenary or a Powertech when you grow up. More »


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The Next Street Fighter Lets You Try to Re-Create the Coolest Street Fighter Moment Ever

At a tournament in 2004, facing near-certain defeat, Street Fighter player Daigo Umehara turned back a hurricane of an attack from another top player Justin Wong. More »


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The Daily Show Attacks Video Games In Light of Supreme Court Decision

Jon Stewart fumbles the ball on his take down of the Supreme Court's decision to rule that video games are protected speech this week, forgetting that he's living in the same glass house.
Ironically, Stewart uses the very graphic video game images he thinks should be criminalized, on a television... More »


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Toys R Us Brings Halo, Sonic, Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 and Republic Commando Toys to Comic-Con

Some people go to the San Diego Comic-Con for the latest news on their favorite comic books, television shows, and movies. Some go to hobnob with the stars, or show off their latest cosplay masterpiece. More »


The State (and Stats) of the Portal 2 Gamer

If you ask us, Portal 2 is a great game. However, a few weeks after its release we took a look at its Steam Achievements and discovered that only half of its players had actually finished the game—and we also found that even less had played any of the game's co-op campaign.
We decided to... More »

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This Week in the Business: "Brilliant strategic move."

What's happened in the business of video games this past week...
QUOTE | "Push out the lifespan of PS3." - DFC Intelligence analyst David Cole responds to rumors that Sony is actually preparing to unveil and PlayStation 4 sometime next year.
STAT | $4.27 million – How much Sony CEO Howard... More »


Listen Up! There's More Free Portal 2 Music Today

Volume two of "Songs To Test By," Valve's soundtrack to Portal 2, is now available. 18 tracks of free music, plus some bonus ringtones and chimes for your iPhone and Android mobile. More »

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I hear the Civ World beta is opening up soon... very soon. I can't wait to spend a bit more time with it. Have you checked it out yet? –Brian Crecente

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