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Rockstar Receives Substantial Damages from Daily Star Media

Gamers everywhere can finally rejoice with a well earned victory!  Well, a small victory, but a victory all the same.

A newspaper known as the Daily Star published an entirely ficticious story about Rockstar developing a new Grand Theft Auto game revolving around a character named Rothbury [a nonfictional gunman] and claimed it would be based on the Northumberland shootings in Northern England.  Of course, all of this was completely fictional, and Rockstar had never made such plans before.

The icing on the cake is when Daily Star went to still grieving family members and interviewed them about the new title, brining up tides of emotional scares and despair all for the sake of publicity and increased subscriptions.

Naturally, Daily Star never contacted Rockstar in the least to confirm/deny any of these allegations.

As such, Rockstar sued and consequently won its lawsuit against Daily Star, received damages and forced them to pay Rockstar’s substantial legal fees.  While an amount was undisclosed, you KNOW it had to be big.

I cannot believe the NERVE of these people to make something completely up, involve sad and grieving families AND be a professional news center.  At least the games industry finally struck a victory over the slanderous media!

Source: EuroGamer

11 Games Confirmed for the PlayStation Move Demo Disc

With Move on the way, Sony has given us a taste of the Move’s demo disk on their blog. They have confirmed that there will be 11 different games on the disc, along with the PlayStation Eye and Move Controller. Each game will presumably make full use of the Move’s capabilities regarding motion control.

You can check out the video from the blog as well as the full list of games after the jump.

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Great Games for Cheap Gamers: Silent Flowers

In these trying economic times, it’s hard to be a gamer.  The big PS3 title “Shooty Shooty Bang Bang Gunfight 2” is tantalizingly out of financial reach, but you still want to play great games.

That’s what I’m here for.  Join me today as I take a look at two great titles, Pikmin for the Nintendo consoles, and Silent Hill 2, a multi-console release.

With all these savings, you can probably conserve your cash for the really important things in life.  Like aglets and silly bands, or whatever crazy things kids buy these days.

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Target : The Next Gamestop?

In an effort to “go green” [Read: Make more money with the used electronics industry], Target has begun a new “Electronics Trade In” policy, where shoppers can trade in used/older electronics for in-store credit.  Besides the obvious iPhones, iPods, and older cell phone models, Target also mentioned video games as a trade in feature.

Target states that it will offer a wide variety of price ranges for used items.  Some lower end items being around $20, and more pricey items around $200.  The price is determined by both condition of the item as well as the rarity and usefulness of the item.  Imagine my disappointment that my 2003 razor phone will not be well received at the check-out counter.

This new service will hit Californian stores on August 24th, will hit other stores in September, and around 850 stores nationwide by October.

While I don’t think it will [at first] be any source of a replacement for Gamestop or other video game boutiques, it’s comforting for parents to have a big-name retailer that little Bobby won’t get “scammed” at, only getting 2 bucks for his mint condition Madden 2003 PS2 title without the cover.

So check out your local Target stores sometime later this fall.  Or not.

Source:  Joystiq

Great Games for Cheap Gamers : Crazy Emblems

It’s hard to be a gamer in these trying economic times.  While the prospect of playing “Hack and Slash RPG 10, Let’s Gather Turnips” is high on your list of priorities, shelling out $60 for it, and another $20 for the “Wii Sword” isn’t.

That’s what I’m here for!  Join me after the jump as I highlight two great games for discount prices!  The first being a crazy racing game, the second a classic tactical RPG.

With all these savings, you can buy the important things in life.  Food, electricity, internet bills and of course that awesome spring title “Weed Whacker 12, Revenge of the Moles”.

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Apple is Going to Turn Your Gameplay Into a Book

Apple has put in a patent for a service that will record various bits of data from the playthrough on a game and then use it to generate a book with occasional illustrations generated from screenshots they take from the game.  The flowchart that came along with the patent shows that it might send it in the form of an E-book or a physical book that will be sent to the user. You can see the flowchart after the jump as well.

(Source: Kotaku)

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