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The Future of Xbox Live Arcade: Anywhere Means Mobile
game: Xbox Live
feature | 05/14/06 | Shawn Rider
Xbox Live Anywhere is propelling Microsoft\'s multiplayer gaming community into a whole new realm, bringing it cross-platform in all sorts of cool ways. One of the major new features of the Anywhere service will be a much expanded Xbox Live Arcade, which will offer games on almost every mobile phone and PDA platform. Bringing the reliability, not to mention the try-before-you-buy mentality, of Xbox Live to the mobile gaming experience could be just the thing to get us to take cell phones seriously as a gaming platform. Get the full story here.
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Xbox Live Anywhere
game: Xbox Live
news | 05/09/06 | Shawn Rider
Microsoft has announced Xbox Live Anywhere, which will unify gaming on Windows Vista, Xbox 360 and Windows Mobile devices. Not only does this mean voice chat, friends list management, and text and multimedia messaging, but also multiplatform interoperability. That means PC gamers and console gamers will finally be able to play together. Shawn has the full story here.
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Pre-E3 2006: Crysis - Storytelling for A New Generation
game: Crysis
preview | 05/05/06 | Chris Martin
\"What makes a game, Mr. Yerli? Is it having the best graphics, no matter the cost? Is that what makes a game?...\" (Kudos if you know the homage). Even though Crysis, CryTek\'s newest project for the PC, has graphics that will drop your jaw, CryTek CEO Cevat Yerli has made it clear that they have no intentions of letting it become another FarCry: Instincts. Just like Half-Life became famous partly for its in-game use of storytelling, Crysis hopes to stand out for more than just its great graphics and gameplay. CryTek hopes to shed the image of producing video games with B-Movie storylines; they\'re aiming to offer next generation storytelling for a new generation of gaming.
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Pre-E3: What Wii is Expecting; What We are Expecting of Wii
editorial | 05/02/06 | Chris Martin
The Nintendo Wii is looking to innovate in an industry adrift with conformity by bringing about a revolution. It\'s trying to be the \"Guy Fawks\" of the gaming industry, in a manner of speaking. And in doing so, it\'s building a lot of hype. How can the Wii live up to all that hype? What does the Wii expect of gamers?
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Pre-E3: Lost Planet Preview
game: Lost Planet
preview | 05/01/06 | Chris Martin
E3 is on the horizon, and we\'re all aching to see what is coming down the road for the future of gaming. Right now the inventive minds behind Onimusha and Devil May Cry are working hard on Lost Planet for the Xbox 360. Large robots played a role in the launch of the original Xbox with MechAssualt, and now Capcom hopes to use big robots again to push the Xbox 360 firmly into the next generation of gaming. With seamless environments and a mix of gameplay styles (in-Mech and on foot), Lost Planet might be just the thing to keep the Xbox 360 fresh and selling strong come December. Though it\'s a ways off, we\'re still eager to play some of this incredible looking actioneer. Read why inside!
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Singing the Gamer's Song: Make You Happy Tonight
news | 04/23/06 | Aaron Stanton
Every once in a while, something that has to do with video game culture comes along that makes it onto the front page. Sometimes it\'s Mario fans hanging yellow question mark boxes around a paranoid town, and sometimes it\'s as simple as a comedy group that knows their gaming. In this case, it\'s a Google Video of a musical comedy group preforming a song called, \"Make You Happy Tonight.\" The musical tribute starts off innocent enough, but quickly turns into a theme every hardcore gamer will identify with. Or at least their significant others. Trust us that this clip is worth your time to listen to.
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Oblivion's Missing Physics
game: Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
feature | 04/16/06 | Aaron Stanton
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion has consistently been impressing reviewers and gamers alike. The expansive world and do-anything style of gameplay is quickly coming to define what consumers think of as next generation. However, even with its beautiful lighting effects and never-ending storyline, Oblivion\'s environments serve as a perfect example of why physics will be what really defines next generation gaming, not still visuals. It is a splendidly beautiful world that still requires a blind eye in order to believe the environment. Be sure to read the full article.
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Talking About a Million Dollars: SkillJam's Casual Gaming Championship
game: SkillJam.com
interview | 04/08/06 | Shawn Rider
SkillJam offers cash-prize tournaments for casual gamers competing in titles like Bejeweled, Solitaire and Zuma. In fact, SkillJam offers many more games, but playing these three could earn you a ticket to LA and a chance to win a million dollar prize on national television. We got a chance to talk with SkillJam President, Paul Jensen, about what makes a casual game, a casual gamer, and a million dollar competition. Check out the interview here.
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Microsoft Announces New Xbox 360 Controller
game: 360 Controller L
news | 04/01/06 | Shawn Rider
Microsoft has announced a brand new first-party controller for the Xbox 360, officially blowing the minds of gamers around the world. Is it a gyroscopic touch pad? Nope. Is it a full-sized mech simulator? Nope. Microsoft has gone one step better than any of those ideas and created a controller that opens gaming to a long-neglected segment of the entertainment media marketplace. Get all the details on the 360 Controller L right here.
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GameTap Unveils ?GameTap TV?
news | 03/31/06 | George Holomshek
GameTap, the broadband gaming service that allows users to download classic games ranging from recent PC titles to classic NES, Genesis and Dreamcast games, has recently announced two major improvements to the service: First, GameTap TV has finally launched, bringing a wide variety of video programming to the service. Second, major price drop. These are two of the things we like best: TV and saving cash. George has the details on the GameTap changes here.
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Metroid Prime: Hunters Review
game: Metroid Prime: Hunters
review | 03/30/06 | George Holomshek
Since the release of the Nintendo DS gamers have been anticipating the DS-exclusive, Metroid Prime: Hunters. Featuring a funky touch-screen control style, Metroid-classic adventure gaming and a robust online multiplayer mode, Hunters might just be all it\'s cracked up to be. This is the first time the GF! staff has been so addicted to online multiplayer in a handheld shooter; a revamped friends system and voice chat enhance the experience in many ways. Our resident Nintendophile George found time to write up this review of Hunters in-between sessions of spanking GF! Assistant Editor, Aaron Stanton in online bouts. (7-0 Aaron? Are you sure you\'re qualified for this job?)
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GPS and Competitive Features of Mobile Title ?The Shroud? Unveiled
game: The Shroud
news | 03/20/06 | George Holomshek
The upcoming mobile RPG, The Shroud, is noteworthy for two reasons: First, it\'s one of a small group of titles to bring console-style RPG gaming to the cellular phone platform. Second, it\'s the first of such titles to implement GPS-based gameplay. Part of The Shroud\'s gameplay consists of completing challenges located in the real world, a whole new gaming paradigm facilitated by the GPS capabilities built into so many of today\'s mobile phones. George has more details here.
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Super Princess Peach
game: Super Princess Peach
review | 03/19/06 | Laurie Taylor
Finally, the Princess has come into her own: Super Princess Peach marks the first time longtime Mario world fave, Princess Peach, has played the lead role in her own platformer. Incorporating the touch screen and the microphone found on the Nintendo DS, Super Princess Peach offers up a great spin on classic Mario-style gaming, with an excellent level of quality. It might be a bit easy for the hardcore, but for retro fans, new gamers, and anyone looking for a hip girly game, Super Princess Peach is a must-play. Get the full details in Laurie\'s review.
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GT Legends Review
game: GT Legends
review | 03/17/06 | Chris Martin
GT Legends takes the gameplay essentials of GTR and throws them into the golden era of racing: the 1960\'s and 70\'s. With a steep learning curve and a perplexing lack of information about how to race (even in the manual), GT Legends still offers a great simulation-style gaming experience for anyone willing to push through the difficulties at the starting line. If you don\'t mind figuring out for yourself when you have to stop for a pit, or that receiving a False Start warning means you have to pit after the first lap in order to avoid disqualification, then GT Legends will be worth your time.
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What Xbox Live Needs Is...
game: Xbox Live
editorial | 03/05/06 | Shawn Rider
Xbox Live is an excellent gaming service, and by all accounts the best thing going for ease of use and consistent reliability. It\'s the only online game in town so far when it comes to the home console, too. But that is about to change: With Nintendo and Sony both rolling out competing online gaming services this year, Xbox Live needs to be at the top of its game. So far it has been doing well, but we thought we\'d help out by offering up a few ideas we have for improving the Xbox Live service. Check out Shawn\'s editorial here.
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