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Bad Deals Make Gamers Light in The Wallet

An easy equation: Weak economy means less disposable income, and less disposable income means less cash to spend on recreation, like video games. Don't forget the extraneous money pits, like add-ons, extras, and retreaded games. Defending the joystick jockeys, Wired has compiled ten ways that gamers get the 'financial shaft.' How can a developer offer in-game abilities only to gamers who...

Kid Kills Parent Over 'Halo 3'

Remember that kid who kidnapped himself over a Wii? Or the loony teen who tried to hire a hitman to take out his parents after they denied him his PlayStation? Well, Daniel Petric, of Ohio, went even further, actually shooting his parents after they tried to take away his copy of 'Halo 3.' Petric's mother was killed, but his father survived and was on hand to see his son's insanity plea...

Movie Theater Chain Renting Out Its Big Screens for Xbox Gamers

Multiplayer gaming is one of the best ways to waste a couple of hours with your buddies, especially if it's the kind of game where you can crowd in a room together and play. But those games usually divide the screen into small boxes that make your otherwise gigantic set seem tiny. The solution? Well, if you live in Canada, you can head to your local Cineplex Entertainment theater and plunk down...

'Grand Theft Auto IV' Set to Shatter Sales Records

'Grand Theft Auto IV' (GTA IV)drops officially today, though if you stayed up late last night you may already have cracked open your copy (and be a little bleary-eyed at work or school this morning). We don't have any official numbers yet, but just about everyone is expecting that, by the end of the week, the game will have smashed the opening day sales records set last year by Microsoft's 'Halo...

'Halo 3' Tops Time's Video Game of the Year List

We're not sure how much of an authority on gaming Time magazine is, but given that it's a respected news outlet, we think it carries a certain amount of weight when it says that 'Halo 3' is the best game of the year. "In one of the greatest years video gaming has ever seen, 'Halo 3' is the very best of the bunch," says Time's Lev Grossman, who thought the latest installment of the third-person...

Xbox 360 Halo 3 Edition

Halo fanboys probably already own an Xbox 360, but not one of these Xbox 360s -- the Halo 3 Special Edition Console, that is, which (for $400) comes complete with a Halo 3 Green Wireless Controller, Halo 3 20GB Hard Drive, Halo 3 Wired Headset, Component HD AV Cable, Ethernet Network Cable, Play & Charge Kit (but, oddly, not a copy of Halo 3). The Special Edition Spartan green and gold...

Halo Mimobots

For those among us with a severe case of Halo 3-itis (which seems to be about seven trillion and counting), the new limited-edition Halo Mimobots ($55-$115) make a great stocking stuffer. These USB Flash drives come in sizes ranging from 1-gigabyte (GB) – 4-gigabytes (GB), and you have your choice of either Master Chief (pictured), or blue or red Spartans. They come preloaded with a bunch...

'Halo 3' - 3.3 Million Sold (And Counting)

'Halo 3' was selling like mad before it even released. When it did hit stores, it managed to earn Microsoft $170 million in one day, closing out its first week with $300 million in sales. Now, less than a month after launch, indications are that the game has sold 3.3 million copies, more than the twice as many as the other top-ten selling games for September combined. This resulted in $1.36...

Church Uses 'Halo 3' to Attract Teens

Want to find Jesus? Just grab a sniper rifle and some plasma grenades: all over the country, churches are using the recently-released Halo 3 to draw new recruits. And they're drawing a lot of flack for it (no pun intended). The New York Times spoke to various church leaders, parents, "religious ethicists," and Master Chief-lovin' kids about the issue. The debate essentially boils down to...

'Halo 3' Hero Undergoes Sex-Change Surgery

In 1986, gamers were stunned -- STUNNED -- to find out that the armored space adventurer they had been playing as in 'Metroid' for the Nintendo Entertainment System was actually a she (gasp!). Yes, until that time, most ass-kicking in video games was done by a male protagonist, and this revelation that the main character, Samus Aran, had breasts both confused and excited an unsuspecting nation...

'Halo 3' Annihilates Sales Records

'Halo 3' was already selling like gangbusters long before it was even released. Having finally been delivered into the sweaty palms of gamers a mere 60 hours ago, the game has now gone on to set a new record as the biggest video-game debut of all-time. In the 24-hour period following its release at 12:00AM on Tuesday, the game is estimated to have sold enough copies to rake in $170 million....

Is Your Copy of 'Halo 3' Scratched, Too?

'Halo 3' officially launched yesterday to almost universal praise, the sort of warm reception we haven't seen since ... well ... 'Bioshock' last month. But, there was one flaw in Microsoft's multi-million dollar 'Halo 3' launch extravaganza: scratched discs for those who ponied up the extra $10 for the tin-cased premium edition. For Microsoft, it seems 'premium' meant using clips that did a...

Xbox 360 Games You Won't Want to Miss

The fact that this year's E3 video game conference was supposed to be a lower-budget affair than years past was a point seemingly lost on Microsoft, which rented out an entire (big, nice, fancy, expensive) hotel in Santa Monica to show off its wares. While the entire lineup consisted of more than a dozen titles spanning both Xbox 360 and PC, three in particular caught our eye: 'Fable 2,' 'Mass...

Gaming This Weekend: 5.18.07

What a week of gaming news! First the 'Halo 3' beta goes up, down, and up again and then Sony dumps a boat load of amazing upcoming games on us. What more could we ask for? 'MLB07: The Show' Sony's first-party baseball game finally hits the PS3 this week, and the wait was definitely worth it. With crisp graphics, solid game play, and a thorough franchise mode, 'MLB07' finally gives PS3-owning...

The 'Halo 3' Zune

Ya gotta love cross-promotion. Take one buzzless product, mix it with a branding monster, and hope that somehow the good helps the bad. It doesn't always work (see: Sprint and ESPN), but Microsoft is hoping one of its hottest properties will warm one of its coldest by creating a 'Halo 3' branded Zune. While the new silvery blue Master Chief style paint job is cool, it won't do much to help Zune...