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E3 and the state of things pt. 2

I don’t like the way your looking at me Mario….  by Robert Bruce On day one Xbox’s focus, as far as I could tell, was primarily on Kinect games and Halo 4. I don’t blame them at all, but their floor area was very sparse, and most of that floor was either the gargantuan line for Halo 4, or people demonstrating a couple choice Kinect based games; including a Marvel-Avengers-esque game, a dancing game and some other games that didn’t really grab my attention (I believe one was the Wreckateer which is a sort of Kinect version of Angry Birds that certainly has some promise). Behind this section was a number of smaller XBLA games, which actually interested me more than any...

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GR2 June 2 – June 27th, 2012 Game Over – Video Game Culture Art Exhibition

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Art Exhibition at GR2 Game Over Video Game Culture Art Exhibition June 2 -  June 27, 2012 Opening reception Saturday June 2th 2012, 6:30-10pm GR2 – 2062 Sawtelle Blvd LA, CA 90025 www.gr2.net 310 445 9276 Giant Robot 2 (GR2) presents: Game Over Video Game Culture Art Exhibition Artists include: Aaron Brown, Albert Reyes, Alex Chiu, Ana Serrano, Andrice Arp, Aska Iida, Bradford Lynn, Brian Luong, Bryan Wong, Bubi Au Yeung, Cam Floyd, Carlos Donjuan, Christopher Chan, Cory Schmitz, David Horvath, Devin McGrath, Elizabeth Ito, Elliot Brown, Eric Broers, Erin Althea, Gabe Gonzales, Gary Musgrave, Grant Reynolds, Heidi Woan, James Chong, James Kochalka, Jarrett Quon, Jay Horinouchi, Jeni Yang, Jeremiah La Torre, Jeremy Tinder,...

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Workers Who Make XBox 360s Threaten Mass Suicide in China

Foxconn employees who make XBox 360s threaten mass suicides if they didn’t receive lost wages. Foxconn is a massive manufacturer for many electronics brands including Apple, Microsoft and more. They also have had a rash of suicides by employees. Here’s what the management offered and then what happened: “Employees could quit with one month’s compensation awarded for each year with the plant or go back to working. Many employees quit, but Foxconn allegedly dishonored the agreement and awarded former employees nothing. Around 300 workers returned to the plant in an uproar, and staged their protest on the plant’s roof on Jan. 4.” There’s not much more detail, however do listen to the This American Life Story in the following post. (CBS Seattle...

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Game Review: Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3 – XBox 360

When I pop in Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3, I was welcome by some familiar faces and new faces I have never seen before in the Gundam series.As I started the game I was welcomed by the Dynasty Warriors interface which shows: Story Mode, Online mode, or System were you have options and can even check out the gallery section which contains background of all the Mobile Suit pilots. The Mobile Suit gallery is an option were you can view information of each Mobile Suit you can encounter. BGM (background music) gallery contains music from the game and of course a movie gallery. By picking Story Mode you automatically start off as Amuro Ray the hero of Gundam 0083.{correction made by...

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