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September NPD: Xbox 360 Sales Spike

Microsoft weren't going to break the old adage that 'price cuts cause increased sales,' proving their tactics correct with a near doubling of US...

Gabe Newell: Gamers Smarter Than Publishers

I like to crack a Gabe Newell joke as much as the next guy, but when it comes down to it you've gotta give...

Blizzard CEO: Next MMO Won’t Replace WoW

If there's a downside to Blizzard's monumental success with World of Warcraft, it's where they go from here. With reaction to the company's future...

BioShock 2 Exclusive Reveal Trailer

Exclusive to anyone that beats BioShock on PS3, that is. Yeah, that's right -- other than experiencing a truly awesome narrative, playing through...

Neal Hefti, Composer of 1960s Batman TV Series Theme Song, Dead at 85

Composer Neal Hefti, best known for creating the theme for the 1960s Batman television series, passed away at his home in Toluca Lake, California...

FFXIII Gets Another Weather Named Character

The latest issue of Shonen Jump in Japan finally revealed the mysterious blonde character who has appeared in trailers and screenshots for Final Fantasy...

Space Invaders Alarm Clock

Wake up to the sounds of an intergalactic alien invasion with this slick-looking Space Invaders alarm clock. Direct from Taito, the makers of the...

“Hunting with Palin” Flash Game Lets You See Russia (And Shoot The Hell Out...

Into politics? Into videogames? Then have we got a treat for you! Atom.com has released a brand new flash game entitled "Hunting with Palin",...

Ubisoft Launches $10 Milion Ad Campaign with Help From South Park, Family Guy, and...

Gaming is serious business, and Ubisoft is dishing out 10 million dollars to make sure that you are well aware of their holiday line...

PS3 Bioshock to Get Post Release Graphics Patch

If you have been following our coverage of fan reaction to 2K's PS3 Bioshock demo, then you are well aware of some gamers voicing...

Champions Online Closed Beta Applications Begin

Champions fans, unite! Cryptic Studios has announced today that players can start submitting applications in order to enter the closed beta for their upcoming...

NYPD in Row Over Saints Row 2: Volition May Have New York Privileges Revoked

Illinois developer Volition, the makers of Saints Row 2, are under fire today as the New York Police department came out swinging their PR-25...

Tokyo Game Show: A Non-Press Account

Editor's Forward: While Ripten did report on news coming out of TGS 08, we were not able to attend the event in person. Therefore,...

Sackboy Gives Sarah Palin the Pimp Hand

If you’re like me – and I know you are – you have been enjoying the Schadenfreude as Republican vice-presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin...

The Fallout from Fallout 3’s Piracy

Vault 101 just got plundered. The eagerly anticipated Fallout 3 is nearly upon us, yet a full three weeks before its release rapacious pig-fuckers cracked...