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Microsoft Tried to Buy Nintendo?

Following last month’s rather shocking revelation that Microsoft had originally tapped Sega to develop the Xbox, it’s now been revealed that at one point Microsoft was dealing with Nintendo too. In fact, Microsoft was all but set to outright buy

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Terror in Erfurt: The Entertainment Impact

Note: This is part one of a special three part tssz|news series to be done all week in the wake of the shootings at a high school in Erfurt, Germany. Close to the third anniversary of the Columbine High School

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PSO Character Statues Revealed

For sale on Sonic Team’s website. (Better hope you have a friend in Japan) These really great looking statues are detailed and look just like they do in the virtual PSO world. Currently only 3 character classes are being made

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Mega Man’s 15th Anniversary Celebrated

If you count out Sonic, Mario, and Zelda, the next thing in your mind would probably be MegaMan! Capcom of Japan is celebrating everyone’s favorite blue bomber’s 15th! Check out the Japanese website dedicated to that little blue boy that

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GameSpot to go Fee-Based

In order to save on resources, GameSpot will be going fee-based. Read the original article at GameSpot itself here: A message from GameSpot

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New Dead or Alive 3 Booster Disc Details

Additional details have been released for the Dead or Alive 3 “booster” disc that will be included in the June issue of the Official Xbox Magazine. The disc will feature a new CG introduction, which was included with the Japanese

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Phantasy Star Offline for North America?

Quoting from the description of PSO Episode I & II for Gamecube at Nintendo.com, “At this time it is unclear whether or not the North American Nintendo GameCube version of Phantasy Star will feature global online gameplay. Sega has announced

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Chinese Teen Dies, Games Blamed

In Shanghai, a seventeen year old died in a ‘Net cafe after playing video games for too long. Reports XenGamers, this boy had a wild obsession with gaming: Chinese government officials blamed the death on his obsessive videogame playing, which

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XBOX Creator Blackley Leaves Microsoft

From XenGamers: In another blow to Microsoft’s videogame division, Xbox Co-creator Seamus Blackley has reportedly left the company to pursue other opportunities. While Blackley is expected to make a formal announcement regarding his future plans in the coming days, several

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SFGHQ Magazine Open

Sonic360 has officially opened the new Sonic Fan Games HQ Magazine, with features, reviews, and more. Check out the new fanzine (about a fan site, oddly enough) here (link no longer active). For those having DNS issues, this might be the better way

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