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Crime SceneA municipal court in Philadelphia heard the confession yesterday of Kendall Anderson, a 16 year-old who will stand trial for the murder of his mother over a Playstation system.

According to his confession, on the evening of Thanksgiving, Anderson argued with his mother, Rashida Anderson, for an hour and a half, an argument that culminated in Rashida confiscating the boy's PlayStation. In response, Kendall waited until Rashida was asleep and then attacked her with a claw hammer, delivering over 20 blows, beating his own mother to death her bed.

"I couldn't stand the arguing," The youth's confession reads.

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Activision Offers Bizarre Creations $40 Million Incentive Package

Bizarre Creations, the development studio behind such famous games as Project Gotham Racing and Blur is no more as of this Friday. Bizarre is closing its doors forever. So pour a little Mountain Dew off the top for your dead homies.

Bizarre made over 20 games in the last 15 or so years, but ran into trouble when its last few games -- James Bond: Blood Stone and Blur -- failed to sell as many copies as parent company Activision would have liked. Acti put it on the auction block, but was unable to find a buyer. As of a few month ago, around 200 people were employed by Bizarre. 

Sad times. Sad, sad times.

Source: Develop

True Crime

The developers of True Crime: Hong Kong, United Front Games, have issued a statement regarding the game's cancellation. Here's the full, brief, statement from United Front's website.

"We are sorry we did not get a chance to complete this project with Activision, but we understand why. We are both committed to doing quality games and nothing less. Maybe we will have a chance to work together in the future, but in the meantime we are setting our creative sights on a different horizon"

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DJ Hero 2

FreeStyle Games, the company behind the DJ Heroes games, has issued a statement saying its "Activley working" with Activision. The company confirmed that no jobs were cut at Freestyle.

“We’re actively working with Activision on various options going forward for the studio. No decisions have been taken at this stage,” said studio  founders David Osbourn, Chris Lee and Jamie Jackson in a statement.

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Hands-On: Bulletstorm

Fox News has noticed Epic's upcoming shooter Bulletstorm, and thinks the game might be the "Worst videogame in the world." By now you should know the media firestorm drill. It goes like this: Fox News contends Bulletstorm is unacceptable because it features:

  • profanity
  • violence
  • gore

Then, Fox News contacts some "experts" who say really dumb things (in my opinion) and wring their hands over the effect this all might have on our children. Then Fox News wonders whether the government will step in and punish retailers for selling the games to kids. Then, they post an article and I link to it.

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Links of TheFeed: Super Bowl Madness

No sport is complete without a rabid following of questionably sane fans, and football is no different. Whether it be in the freezing cold or the sweltering heat, you can't go to a game without seeing at least one crazy fan painted head-to-toe in their team's colors. Just take a look at this week's links to see how enthusiastic Steelers and Packers fans get come game time. Personally, I hope that the upcoming game brings out the best costumes on both sides. Though it will be hard to beat Steelers jumpsuit man. Check it out in this week's links!

  • Man creates real life Final Fantasy VII Buster Sword. [UnrealityMag]
  • Ever wonder what a football thinks when being tossed around? [CollegeHumor]
  • The Dogfather. Worst movie ever or greatest film of all time? You decide. [FilmDrunk

Company of Heroes Online

Both Company of Heroes Online and WWE Online have been canceled by THQ. The company made the announcement during an earnings call earlier today.

THQ's upcoming lineup is heavy on the "core" games, and the company has said it is reevalutationg the idea of putting out Western content like CoHO and WWEO as multiplayer games in the Asian market. Both  titles were both planned as free-to-play micro-transaction-funded, online multiplayer games.

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Mind Jack

If you were really looking forward to MindJack, Square Enix's third-person, Western style shooter, I feel bad for you. The game just isn't very good. Our reviewer, Jason D'April, found the game pointless, beyond an interesting central idea: Inhabiting the minds of other people. Here's part of his review:

"Mindjack looked as if it might be a fun, second-tier sleeper from Japan. The cool body-switching hook and innovative multiplayer gimmick work, but can’t stem the overwhelming tide of mediocrity that make up this boring, asleep-at-the-wheel shooter."

Read the rest of our Mindjack review right here.

 

Links of TheFeed: 1,000 Man Android Snake.

The Middle Ages makes everything look better. This is a fact. Just take a look at this artist's rendition of Mega Man as a chainmail wearing badass. Honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if Capcom themselves transformed this concept into an actual game. Who wouldn’t want to lay waste to some ancient baddies with a mega-buster? Check it out in this week's links.

  • The world's most over-the-top action sequence. Your mind will be blown. [FilmDrunk]
  • The top 10 funniest Kinect fails of all time. [SuperBooYah]
  • What would happen if Harry Potter's Sorting Hat was real? It would crush your childhood dreams. [CollegeHumor]





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First Call of Duty: Black Ops Nintendo DS Details Revealed

PlayStation 3 hackers, 'sploiters and other video game ne'er-do-wells who play Call of Duty: Black Ops met a nasty surprise when firmware update 3.56 was released earlier this week. A ton of people were banned.  Of course, the official message boards for the game are flooded with comments from banees, protesting their innocence, and decrying the unfair banninations that have been imposed upon them. Here's an example:

"HELLO TREYARCH I UNDERSTAND WHY YOU ARE BANNING PEOPLE FOR HACKING BUT THERES A MISTAKE YOUR BANNING ALOT OF PEOPLE THAT HAVENT SO I THINK YOU SHOULD TAKE THE BAN OFF AND LOOK CLOSELY IN TO IT AND JUST BAN THOSE ACCOUNT TRUST ME THEY WONT TRY IT AGAIN SERIOUSLY YOU TOOK IT TO FAR MY PSN IS PTO-KILLA AND IM 11TH PRESTIGE SO THATS OBVIOUSLY NOT 15TH PRESTIGE HACK SO WHY ON EARTH IS MY PS3 BANNED FROM BLACK OPPS TELL ME AND GO AND CHECK FOR YOURSELF SO BASICALLY YOUVE BANNED MY PS3 FOR PLAYING LEGIT ALL THE WAY TO 11TH PRESTIGE 7DAYS PLAYED."

Sounds legit to me!

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

A government-sponsored Russian TV news channel has suggested that the recent terrorist attack at Domodedovo airport may have been carried out by people "trained" with video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

The Russian TV report features footage of MW 2 intercut with real footage of the attack, and an interview with Walid Phares, a Fox News terrorism analyst. Phares says, "I think those who have been radicalized already — let's suppose in this case jihadists, Al Qaeda or [some] other kind — they look at the games and say these games will serve them to train."

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The Hobbit Delayed By Peter Jackson Health Scare

An unfortunate health scare has sidelined director Peter Jackson from his work on The Hobbit. The director was admitted to a hospital in Wellington, New Zealand with severe abdominal pains, which would be diagnosed as being a perforated ulcer in the stomach. However, the news is far from grim, as the prominent filmmaker, who also holds the title of Knight Companion in his native country is expected to make a full recovery after undergoing emergency surgery. As a result, the filming of the two part 3D epic return to Middle Earth in The Hobbit will be slightly delayed while the director recuperates. In a production already plagued with delays and legal minutia of every imaginable form, the health issue of Jackson is just the latest setback. While the delay will hardly be exceptional and the film will more than likely proceed as planned without a hiccup, it does leave one to wonder how much more behind-the-scenes drama can a film that hasn't even begun shooting possibly endure. If one were of the superstitious ilk, might it be suspected that this film is -- gulp -- cursed?

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Joe BaccaDemocratic Congressman Joe Baca -- that's his smiling mug to the right -- would like to introduce a health warning label to video games. He introduced the "Video Game Health Labeling Act of 2011," that would mandates that "all video games with an Electronics Software Ratings Board rating of Teen or higher" must be sold with a health warning label that reads: "WARNING: Excessive exposure to violent video games and other violent media has been linked to aggressive behavior."

If you're a Republican who's firing up your comment finger to post something like: "See? Demo-RATS want to take ur gamez!!", don't bother. The bill is being co-signed by Rep. Frank Wolf, a Republican, who says...

"Just as we warn smokers of the health consequences of tobacco, we should warn parents – and children -- about the growing scientific evidence demonstrating a relationship between violent video games and violent behavior," Wolf said. "As a parent and grandparent, I think it is important people know everything they can about the extremely violent nature of some of these games."

...proving that dumb-osity is on all sides of the political spectrum.

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Facebook Game Evony Saves A Man's LifeSay what you will about Evony. Decry its cleavage-heavy, ubquitous online advertising campaign. Call its gameplay derivative and weak. Whatever. The game may have saved a man's life.

Robert “Bob” Chambers was chilling at his home in Spokane, WA, playing some Evony on FaceBook, when smoke filled the room. A toaster was on fire. Because Chambers is disabled with muscular dystropy, he couldn't throw a towel over the appliance, nor call for help. So he turned to Evony.

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E3 2010: TRON: Evolution The Video Game Screens

Well, that was quick. A little more than a month past the launch of the development house's biggest game (Tron: Evolution) Disney has decided to shutter the Propaganda Games.

Propaganda, based in Vancouver, B.C., started up in 2005 and was bought by Disney the same year. They are the company behind 2008's Turok, which took the can't-miss premise of a first-person shooter with dinosaurs and made a lackluster game.

RATINGTron: Evolution Review

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