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Hunted: The Demon's Forge will Suck

Ah, it's Tuesday, May 24th. Weather: unpleasant. News: funny, unless you were looking forward to Shunted: The Demon's Hemorrhoid. Let's go:

I guess you've probably heard by now that Duke Nukem Forever has gone gold. There's already a disclaimer: "Slow down, guy, the game's not out yet." I bet those folks who pre-ordered this back in 1975 are really glad it's finally rumored to almost be coming out eventually. The producers have a vision, though--if they can just stretch it out to October 21st, it won't matter anyway.

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Matt's Queue: Everybody Loves DRM

It's Matt's queue. Hey, all. Everybody settle down now. Geez, quit clapping already...La la la. Okay, thank you, thank you. Now let's get started.

All Age Verification Tests Should Be Like This. This is even less effective than the age verification employed in the Leisure Suit Larry games. Still, at least you gotta give them kudos for at least trying to weed out junior. I'm trying to think of other images of things kids wouldn't recognize--perhaps their parents?

PSN breach and restoration to cost $171M, Sony estimates. New "Welcome Back" program features free subscription to XLA.

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Matt's Queue: Your iPad is a Cat Toy

Here we are again with another round of web links. I know you'd prefer high-protein sausage links, but these have slightly fewer preservatives.

Yes, a Cat-Food Brand Really Has Created Three iPad Games For Cats. "The game-play has been researched and tested for maximum feline fun," and unlike game testing for humans, actually seems to work. Unfortunately for Friskies, the cats aren't purchasing the DLC.

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Issue 50 of the Commodore Free magazine - April 2011, Now Available!

The latest issue, April 2011, of the excellent Commodore Free magazine is now available in the usual .PDF, .txt, .seq, .d64, .html, EPUB, and MOBI formats. Get your copy in the format of your choice here!

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Matt's Queue: Apple as Religion

Here's some jokes to brighten up your Thursday. Why get your tech and gaming news anywhere else? What, are you sane or something?

Apple Causes Religious Reaction in Brains of Fans. Skeptics point out that there's no way to prove the existence of their brains.

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Playstation Network back online. Sony offers free games.

From the Sony Playstation blog - Sony is offering a choice of 2 PS3 games and 2 PSP games from the following list:

Playstation 3:
Dead Nation
inFAMOUS
LittleBigPlanet
Super Stardust HD
Wipeout HD + Fury

PSP:

LittleBigPlanet (PSP)
ModNation Racers
Pursuit Force
Killzone Liberation

Read more here - http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/05/16/details-for-playstation-networ...

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Shaolin Streets beta for PS2 (unreleased on any platform) GET IT NOW!

First Credit goes to ALCHY from assemblergames forums!
See original thread and download links HERE:
http://www.assemblergames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33138
File downloads Files for assemblergames.com members only.
(Burn image to disc) OBVIOUSLY you require a way to boot backups such as MODCHIP or Swap Magic etc)

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Matt Chat Hits 5,000 Subscribers

Well, I'm happy to say that I've finally managed to reach the 5K mark for subscribers on YouTube--and it's nice that it happened just after my 100th official episode. Good timing! So, I thought it was a good time to reflect and reminisce a bit about the show.


It seems impossible that I uploaded this first video back in February 20, 2009. Over two years have passed, and I honestly am proud of how far I've come. That said, I do like the commentary on the game, which was easy for me since I'm intimately familiar it. Watching this now, I can see that I was pretty nervous in front of the camera and probably a bit too emphatic about the books. Back then, I was using Microsoft's free Windows Movie Maker and a webcam. Later on, I'd start using better cameras and software, but it took me a long time to get the lighting right. I also didn't put much effort into the background at first, though perhaps the couch and speakers give it a bit more of that "YouTube" look.

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Vintage 80s Arcade Photographs

Just saw something awesome on Game Set Watch: A cool Flickr album loaded with vintage shots of arcades from 1979-1989. Definitely worth checking out; hopefully we'll be able to use some of this in our forthcoming Gameplay Forever movie. See it all below, and if you have some of your own photos of the era, be sure to upload them to the Flickr group.

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