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Nintendo’s Dunaway: new Wii Zelda in 2010

by Danielle Riendeau on Feb 28, 2010 at 01:11 PM

New Wii Zelda2010 is shaping up to be a pretty fantastic year for hardcore Nintendo fans. With a new Mario title (Super Mario Galaxy 2), a new Metroid game (Metroid: Other M) and now, strong hints of the new Wii Zelda title, things are looking up. Our headline comes from Wired, where writer Chris Kohler spoke with Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President Cammie Dunaway. From the post:

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Rumor Time: Steam is coming to Mac

by Danielle Riendeau on Feb 26, 2010 at 02:05 PM

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This is delicious: The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) just posted evidence that Valve’s superior online gaming platform Steam could be on it’s way to apple machines. According to the post, Valve released a beta of the new Steam UI and Mac OS x (the current operating system for macs) icons were included.

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RIP Mark Beaumont, Capcom COO

by Danielle Riendeau on Feb 24, 2010 at 02:41 PM

Mark BeaumontSome sad news coming from Capcom yesterday – Mark Beaumont, COO (Chief Operating Officer) passed away after suffering a heart attack. He was only 51. The Capcom Unity blog commented on the death, and has provided a space for fans to leave a few words in his remembrance (or their condolences to his family).

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Game industry women to know of 2010

by Danielle Riendeau on Feb 22, 2010 at 06:46 PM

Amy HennigSpy this Valentine’s Day treat . Published February 14, 2010,  Rhoulette of the FragDolls put up a list of “Games Industry Women to Know 2010.”

It’s a phenomenal list of developers (including Amy Hennig of Naughty Dog, who just launched Uncharted 2), journalists (Leigh Alexander of Gamasutra), design professors and the like. It’s a really great reminder that while the industry looks fairly male-dominated, there are plenty of women making, writing about and teaching the art of games.

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Tony Hawk Ride will get a sequel in 2010

by Danielle Riendeau on Feb 10, 2010 at 08:47 PM

Despite the fact that skateboarding game Tony Hawk Ride didn’t do so hot last year (reviews were… less than stellar), Activision has confirmed that a new Ride is on the way. 1Up reports that CEO Mark Griffith explained away the previous game’s poor reception in today’s Q4 call.

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Saints win Super Bowl XLIV, Madden NFL prediction was correct

by Danielle Riendeau on Feb 7, 2010 at 10:46 PM

That’s right, sports fans, the New Orleans Saints have just garnered their first superbowl victory, proving EA’s predictions correct. According to a post at 1Up, this marks the sixth accurate prediction of the game, in which EA uses football sim Madden NFL for accurate pigskin analysis. The only year they’ve been wrong was in 2008 when the New England Patriots suffered a tragic loss to the Giants. Full disclosure – I’m a Boston girl. It still hurts.

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101 free games, what’s not to like

by Danielle Riendeau on Feb 5, 2010 at 10:24 PM

Every year, the good people at 1Up (namely, Scott Sharkey) put together a wonderful, wonderful list of good, free videogames. This year’s edition came out today, and it’s a doozy. There are more than 101 games on offer, across the strategy, platformer, shoot-em-up, puzzle, adventure/RPG and action/arcade genres, with an aptly-titled “WTF” category on the side. It’s pretty comprehensive, and seriously deserves a bookmark.

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Hey, you got God of War in my Slurpee

by Danielle Riendeau on Jan 29, 2010 at 11:42 PM

That’s right, frozen beverage enthusiasts. An exclusive slurpee flavor (Kratos Fury) with even more exclusive God of War themed cups will soon be kicking ass at a 7/11 near you. Mountain Dew, Sony and 7/11 are all in the plot to make your gaming time more delicious. Or perhaps just sugary.

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The gaming cupcake game

by Danielle Riendeau on Jan 18, 2010 at 01:12 PM

This is one of the coolest uses of cupcakes and gaming that I’ve ever seen. Some folks over at Steel Head Studio have created 100 gaming-related cupcakes, some from the board gaming-realm, but most from the wonderful land of videogaming.

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Beyond Good and Evil 2 is still going strong

by Danielle Riendeau on Jan 14, 2010 at 07:51 PM

The alternate headline to this item would have been “I am Alive is still alive”, just for the record. But on to the good news – as has been going around the blogosphere today, Beyond Good and Evil 2 and I Am Alive are still in development. Patrick Klepek at G4 reports:

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