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PlayStation Man Kaz Hirai Will Officially be Sony's Next Boss

As has been expected for a while now, Sir Howard Stringer's replacement as President and CEO of Sony Corporation when he steps down in June will be Kaz Hirai, a long-time champion of the company's PlayStation brand.
Sony officially announced the move tonight, with Hirai's promotion to come in April... More »

How the Great One Piece Manga Heist Went Wrong

There are 64 volumes of popular Japanese manga One Piece. Each copy is about half an inch thick and weighs 5.30 ounces. All 64 volumes stacked are over three feet high and weigh nearly 22 pounds. More »

Welcome to a Korean Cosplay Inferno (Burn Baby, Burn)

If you are talking Korean cosplay (and that's exactly what we are doing), you can't finish a sentence without mentioning cosplay collective Spiral Cats. More »

The Half-Eaten Valve Art of Peter König

Peter König is a concept art legend. Over the past quarter of a century his creature designs, sculptures and animation work have been featured in blockbuster hits like Jurassic Park, Starship Troopers and Cloverfield.
Which is all well and good, but he's also spent the last four years working as a... More »

30,000 People are Going to Play Half-Life 2 as a Protest Against Half-Life 3

Or is it a protest for Half-Life 3? Whatever.
The point being, This weekend over 30,000 members of a Steam group will sit down and play Half-Life 2. Calling themselves "A Call for Communication", the group says "we have decided to gain Valve's attention by delivering a basic message: More »

Just Why, Exactly, Did Final Fantasy XIII Suck so Badly?

Boring. Bland. Linear. Those are three of the kinder things that can be said of Final Fantasy XIII, a game so poor it needed a direct sequel just to salvage some brand integrity. More »

How Mass Effect is Becoming More Like Transformers

Not the toys. And not the Michael Bay horror films. I mean the 1986 animated feature.
At the time, Transformers: The Movie was notable for two things. More »

New Tease for Black Mesa, the Greatest Half-Life Remake That Never Was

Black Mesa is an independent remake of the original Half-Life that's been in development since the end of the First World War. It hasn't been seen for years. More »

Report: THQ REALLY in Trouble, Sacking 170+ People

Looks like things are going from bad to really bad to awful for publisher THQ, with an industry man reporting - not speculating, but straight-out reporting - that the company is about to sack over 170 employees.
The word comes from independent industry exec Kevin Dent, who took to Twitter to write... More »

It Will Be Cheaper to Download Vita Games Than to Buy Their Boxed Counterparts

Sony has confirmed games for its upcoming Vita handheld will be a bit cheaper to purchase as downloadable digital games than it would cost to buy a physical disc.
A Sony representative confirmed this to Shacknews, stating that "there will be a discount on the downloadable PS Vita titles from PSN"... More »

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