Videogame Matchmaker: Ten Blind Dates For Valentine’s Day

Naming the best videogame romances has been done has been done to death, so we decided to put on our matchmaking hats and focus on the best cross-title hookups that haven’t happened yet (and barring any imaginative fanfic, never will).

1) Master Chief (Halo) & Samus (Metroid)

This couple would need to ditch their armor to …

The Daily Dose

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010

Today in Techland: Steve brought us the news that Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland could be released with a limited stay in theaters – 13 weeks instead of 16 – to lessen the wait time for the DVD. Then, he talked Percy Jackson with Pierce Brosnan (who plays a centaur in the film), but the bigger question: …

Microsoft’s X10 Wrap-up: Dates For Halo Reach Beta, Alan Wake, and More

Microsoft’s X10 event is wrapping up in San Francisco. The most notable pieces of info coming out of the one-day Xbox 360 media presentation were street dates for some of the year’s AAA titles. A multiplayer beta for Halo: Reach comes your way on May 3rd followed closely by Alan Wake on May 18th.

Shortly before Capcom’s Dead Rising …

Tony Hawk Ride 2: Will You Jump On Board?

If you were surprised to hear Activision Publishing CEO Mike Griffith reveal yesterday during ATVI’s 4Q conference call that there’s going to be a sequel to Tony Hawk: Ride in 2010, you really shouldn’t have been. Yes, the game currently hovers in the low 40s on Metacritic for all three versions (we threw it a bone and said it

The Daily Dose

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010

Today in Techland: Peter brought us an exclusive look at the upcoming SOCOM: US Navy Seals Fireteam Bravo, Gary brought us a look at the new Lego Universe, and in homage to the large amount of snow that are being dumped on our heads as I type, Lev named the top ice-planets of all time. So if you were too busy …

Interesting Numbers from GameFly’s IPO Filing

GameFly, the Netflix-like videogame rental service, filed for an initial public offering this morning that could raise up to $50 million. According to the S-1 registration document filed with the SEC, the company:

  • Had more than 334,000 subscribers at the end of Sept. ’09 (up 25% from the previous year)
  • Sees around 8% of its

The Daily Dose

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010

Today in Techland: Peter brought us all the specs of Google’s Buzz – a new system that attempts to be Twitter/Facebook/Flickr/YouTube/Wave/GChat all in one. Mike Williams talked comics we’re reading this week, and Steve caught up with Wolfman director Joe Johnston. It’s turning out to be a good week.


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