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Japanese developers make some of the most lush, creative games available...so why can't they do decent online?

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This week in gaming history, we look at how scandals rocked San Andreas and Azeroth, and how West Virginia ushered in a P.E. "Revolution."

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This week in gaming history, we head to the open sea as both pirate and scuba-diver, and wish a veteran Sim-game designer a happy birthday.

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This week in gaming history teaches us that there are two ways to approach videogames: lawsuits and postage.

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Looking back at our record of published material, we began to see that certain core values, unexpressed but ever present, had shaped which articles we'd published and which topics we'd covered. We resolved that in the New Year, we would compile and publish these values in a written statement. We'd clarify our biases. We'd express our positions. We'd be open about what we stood for, and encourage others to be, too.

These are our positions. This is what we stand for.

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It's a new year, but that doesn't mean we've stopped looking back at our gaming history. This week, we remember when Midway was begged to stay, that CES used to happen in the summer, and we let Yahoo sing our praises.

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We've got a bevy of beautiful fighters to help you celebrate this week in gaming history and ring in the New Year with style.

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As 2008 begins to wind down, we take a look back that the games that topped the year-end charts for the past five years. Apparently, gamers really like football and feel an irresistible urge to answer the call of duty.

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Stave off the oncoming holidays this week in gaming history with Commander Keen and an installment in the iconic Final Fantasy series.

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Sean Sands is a dinosaur. No wonder he doesn't like Fallout 3.

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Emily Balistrieri checks out this year's Final Fantasy XI Fan Festival and learns that what fans really really want is...new summoner avatars?

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On the gaming buffet this week in history, you'll find several helpings of lawsuits, a deathmatch or two, and a cult classic RPG.

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This week, we remember Ubisoft's under-the-radar Beyond Good & Evil, hard-boiled detective Max Payne's Fall, and take some of our favorite game series portable with Portrait of Ruin and Portable Ops.

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This week, we're reminded of the curious numbering of Final Fantasy, the long-lasting impact of both Pong and World of Warcraft, and the days when Sega asked "Are you up 2 it?"

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The Escapist is pleased to present the winners of our 2nd Annual Film Festival! This year we had so many excellent videos, we had to award two First Prizes.