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An interesting tidbit just got dropped on the official Playstation 3 Blog, and this is probably the best announcement of 2009 so far, Dylan Cuthbert president of Q-Games (the creators of the PixelJunk series) said at the end of his latest blog post the following remark…

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Not many gamers have probably noticed but Take-Two stock price following the trend set by many other businesses in today’s economy has suffered massive value drops from their peak of $26.89 to today’s $7.30, well… Jack Thompson religious anti-gaming activist thinks God is behind it.

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As we all seem to be achievements hoarders here at Gamer Limit I thought it might interest the limiters to know the complete list of achievements for Halo Wars just got released over on RvB.

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New Ninja Blade Demo Footage
By: | December 31st, 2008

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A new video for the upcoming Cinematic Action game Ninja Blade by ‘From Software’ just hit the internet today courtesy of the Japanese Xbox Live market place, it’s looking pretty solid although it seems to be heavily reliant on quick time events, but I guess that is to be expected in a ‘Cinematic action’ game, check the trailer after the jump.

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A little while ago, I posted about Reviews vs. Criticism. This is an ongoing topic amongst authors and fans of videogame writing. Shawn Elliot, formerly of 1up.com, has recently spearheaded a symposium composed of a varied who’s who of video game writers, ranging from N’Gai Croal of news week, to Jeff Gerstmann of Giant Bomb.

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(More) Trouble at EA
By: | December 22nd, 2008

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More bad news at the worlds second largest publisher with further redundancies on the way. While overall sales of video games were up 31% in November, EA has said that it will miss profit targets because of an “unexpected slowdown in retail orders.”

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The Week in Review
By: | December 20th, 2008

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It’s been busy in the gaming world this past week. From the release of the November sales charts, to the crime-solving abilities of the Xbox 360. Read on for the top stories.

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Continuing out push on Resident Evil 5 news, is the somewhat minor announcement that the official box art for the PS3 & Xbox 360 has just hit the internet today, check them out after the jump.

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Factor 5 Employees Cut Loose
By: | December 17th, 2008

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More victims in the Gaming Industry are losing their jobs as 37 Factor 5 employees have reportedly been let go. The development studio behind the fan favorite Star Wars: Rogue Squadron has been reported to be going through hard times since a deal with producer firm Brash was scrapped.

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L.B. Jeffries at Banana Pepper Martinis recently posted this about video game “Journalism” versus Critique. It’s a very interesting read for anyone up on video games and is an important question to ponder for writers like me, and for readers like you. In addition to the recent symposium started by former 1UP Editor Shawn Elliot, the very nature of video game “journalism” is being scrutinized. There’s a lot of stirring as come to realize that most video game “journalism” is more along the lines of enthusiast press, and that there are actually very few journlists in the industry. As L.B. Jeffries asserts in his article, journalists aren’t supposed to analyze, they simply present the facts. This isn’t the nature of the industry, and it’s far from the standard. Analysis is the name of the game.

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Midnight Club: LA DLC On the Way
By: | December 13th, 2008

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Today Rockstar Games, the publisher responsible for such games as GTA IV and Midnight Club: Los Angeles announced that DLC will be coming your way for Midnight Club: Los Angeles, which includes a  South Central map upgrade.  The DLC will come with some new areas for you to explore.  Some of the famous landmarks that will be included on the map are Exposition Park, the USC campus and Shrine Auditorium. This area will be a free download.

There was also an announcement of the South Central Content Pack.  This pack will deliver new character competitions, races and even some new music tracks to the game.  There is no date or price for the pack, but it’s sure good to know that they have something fresh for us all.

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Home is HERE!
By: | December 10th, 2008

Just announced on the Playstation Blog, the highly anticipated Playstation Home enters open beta status on Thursday. After much anticipation and hype, every PS3 owner will now know what Home really is all about. So charge your controllers and warm up your hard drive because you’ve got something to download. Expect a full overview of Home here on Gamer Limit soon, but as for now, get out there and explore the offerings of Home!

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