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H1Z1 – The Battle Royale Catastrophe

Daybreak’s recent attempt to introduce a monthly subscription to H1Z1’s Battle Royale Mode during Early Access has soured relations with its player base despite temporarily holding off.

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Improve Your Rhythm Skills for Rock Band 4 With ‘Beat Trainer Deluxe’

The rhythm genre is about to hit the mass market once more with a new Rock Band hitting the shelves soon, but many of us have temporarily lost our rhythm game mojo. That’s where Beat Trainer Deluxe steps in.

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Why Giving A Game A Score Out of Ten is Entirely Arbitrary and Ultimately Flawed

In this editorial Ash explores his long standing contempt for game review scores and whether they still have a place in this industry.

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First 4 Figures Releasing Limited ‘Viewtiful Joe’ Statue This Year

First 4 Figures, the sculptors behind beautiful figures from Zelda, Metroid, Sonic, Mega Man and more begin pre-orders of their new Viewtiful Joe figurine – and it’s gorgeous.

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EA Closes Maxis Emeryville Studio

Responsible for The Sims, The Sims 2, Spore, SimCity and DarkSpore, Maxis Emeryville – serving as both the founding studio and headquarters of Maxis – has been unexpectedly shut down by EA.

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Gameiversary: The Video Game Anniversary Project

Introducing Coin Arcade’s video game anniversary project, Gameiversary! Supplying the (probably unnecessary) niche for video game anniversaries, Gameiversary alerts you daily to that day’s video game anniversaries.

Editorials

Nintendo Still Don’t Get PR and Branding: UK Division Fires All of Their PR Field Agents

Nintendo Still Don’t Get PR and Branding: UK Division Fires All of Their PR Field Agents

Now, don’t get me wrong: I love Nintendo. I love them for all of their charm, their uniqueness, the memories they invoke in me and their joy-filled games. However, I’ve always felt that at times, Nintendo simply don’t know what they’re doing – especially when they make stupid moves like firing their entire field PR division.

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KEEP YOUR FRIENDS CLOSE: A Love Letter to Vice City

KEEP YOUR FRIENDS CLOSE: A Love Letter to Vice City

Jack Wood continues his ‘LOVE LETTERS’ series with Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, explaining why the first GTA game that anybody plays is always one of their more memorable moments and why Vice City still stands above the rest.

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