Yesterday, When I was Young

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Yesterday, When I was Young | The Nintendo GameCube display at the Toys 'R Us in Times Square on Nov. 19, 2001. The console celebrated the 10th anniversary of its North American release today. (Getty Images)

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EA Being Taken to Court Over Broken Battlefield Promise

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Saints Row: The Third: The Kotaku Review

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Should You Buy Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3: Defiance? No.

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This week, all the attention's going the big-boy versions of Modern Warfare 3. But there's a DS game, too. This version exists only as part of Activision's strategy to carpet-bomb their games onto every platform possible. The hook to get folks to buy it is that it bridges the story gap between Modern Warfare 2 and Modern Warfare 3. And, yes, it's a T-for-Teen COD game, one that Activision can dangle in front unsuspecting, M-for-Mature phobic parents this holiday season. Was it worth the effort? We're gut-checking this one... defiantly. More »


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Street Fighter x Tekken To Feature Inter-Franchise Cross-Dressing. Seriously.

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The characters of Street Fighter x Tekken are going to be trading more than blows. Capcom and Namco's characters are going to be swapping outfits when the martial arts mash-up hits next year. The shots over at Capcom Unity show Tekken's obese ass-kicker Bob in a Ryu-style gi and Street Fighter mainstay Chun Li in a Panda suit. More »


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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword: The Kotaku Review

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As I played the new Skyward Sword, my sense that I might be playing the best video game of the year was at war with my feeling about what it seems this Zelda series had become. Then I played the game for 27 more hours. More »


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Minecraft Scores Perfect First Review, Game Selling at One Every Five Seconds

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Minecraft is meant to come out today, but Eurogamer already had a chance to play through the game and... beat it. That's right the retail version of Minecraft has stats, buffing and an endgame with poetic pay off. It also is a game that warrants a perfect score from the reviewer Alec Meer. More »


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Rockstar's Dan Houser Teases Bully Sequel, Max Payne 3 DLC

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Better Red than Dead in Cosmonauts

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The Internet love for the Gamecube is great. When it came out, I was alone in loving it. I wasn't a Nintendo guy, I had not 64, but a PSX, but it just seemed like the right system to buy. The system was about games you could start up and play, and not faux-movies. I bought Monkey Ball with the system and had a blast. Mario Sunshine was my favourite 3D Mario until last week. Luigi's Mansion defined the philosophy of the system. The Wind Waker went a new direction with art when everyone else was obsessed with realism.

A great system. I'm so glad I bought it. The PS2 I got later complimented my Gamecube, and not vice versa.