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Doom Box Art Cover Artist Dies at Age 73

posted by Alfonso CubiasAlfonso Cubias 2936 days, 6 hours, 53 minutes ago
Wednesday, November 04, 2009 5:02:00 AM GMT
RIP Don Ivan Punchatz 1936-2009 Doom is one of the most influential games in gaming history. While it wasn't the first shooter to take place from a first person perspective, its popularity and wow-factor at the time has made it something of legend. While many of the artists of today are still household names in the games industry (such as John Carmack, and to some extent, John Romero), there was also the artist behind the instantly recognizable title screen and box art. Don Ivan Punchatz, who died... (more)
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tags: Doom Box artist passes away
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Apple Attempts to Step Ontop of Win 7 on Google

posted by Alfonso CubiasAlfonso Cubias 2936 days, 6 hours, 53 minutes ago
Wednesday, November 04, 2009 5:01:36 AM GMT
Looks as though Apple is taking advantage of Windows 7's release to gain a few bucks. Then again, the company may be feeling the heat from Microsoft's freshly squeezed OS ripped straight from the Microsoft tree. Whatever it may be, The Next Web has discovered an interesting tactic use by the Macintosh and iPhone maker although not unheard of nor all the surprising. (more)
category: industry | clicked: 0 | comment | | source: www.tomsguide.com
tags: Apple Google Ads windows 7
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Apple Blocking Intel Netbook CPUs in Mac OS X?

posted by Alfonso CubiasAlfonso Cubias 2936 days, 6 hours, 54 minutes ago
Wednesday, November 04, 2009 5:00:30 AM GMT
Intel Atom systems crippled after Snow Leopard 10.6.2 update. Mac OS X is designed and supported to only run on Apple's machines, but a notable percentage of the netbook community has shoehorned the operating system into their modest portables. Thanks the Apple's use of Intel hardware, certain models of netbooks – such as Dell's Mini 9 and 10v – are fairly comfortable running Mac OS X. But Apple doesn't seem to be impressed, if signs from an early Snow Leopard beta update are to be believed. A... (more)
category: rumor | clicked: 0 | comment | | source: www.tomshardware.com
tags: Apple cripples atom users
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Pirates Buy More Music Than Non-Filesharing Peers

posted by Alfonso CubiasAlfonso Cubias 2936 days, 6 hours, 55 minutes ago
Wednesday, November 04, 2009 4:59:49 AM GMT
All too often filesharers are painted as evil pirates who steal from artists and the music industry. However, a recent study has found that those downloading illegally, spend more money purchasing music legally than those who don't download at all. (more)
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tags: Pirates buy more music
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PlayStation 3-related Losses Hit $4.7 Billion

posted by Alfonso CubiasAlfonso Cubias 2936 days, 6 hours, 56 minutes ago
Wednesday, November 04, 2009 4:59:11 AM GMT
Unless you're Nintendo, the recession period hasn't been kind to your bottom line. Sony released its fiscal second quarter results, which show a reported a 58.8 billion yen (or $654 million) operating loss from its division responsible for video game hardware and software. (more)
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tags: Sony PS3 4.7 Billion Loss
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Facebook Wins $711 Million From Spammer - Tom's Guide

posted by Alfonso CubiasAlfonso Cubias 2936 days, 6 hours, 56 minutes ago
Wednesday, November 04, 2009 4:58:34 AM GMT
Facebook has won a multi-million dollar payout from spammer Sanford Wallace. (more)
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tags: Facebook Spammers 711 million
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Left 4 Dead 2 demo released for everyone

posted by Alfonso CubiasAlfonso Cubias 2936 days, 6 hours, 57 minutes ago
Wednesday, November 04, 2009 4:58:00 AM GMT
The 1-week exclusive access to the Left 4 Dead 2 demo for pre-order customers has expired, as Valve announces general availability of the demo for PC and Xbox LIVE Gold members (Silver users have to wait one more week): (more)
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tags: left 4 dead 2 demo
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Warren Spector tried to buy Deus Ex rights

posted by Alfonso CubiasAlfonso Cubias 2936 days, 6 hours, 57 minutes ago
Wednesday, November 04, 2009 4:57:29 AM GMT
In a Variety interview, Warren Spector admits that he tried to purchase the rights to Deus Ex from Eidos. “There were and still are ‘Deus Ex’ stories I would like to tell. That story is not done for me,” he says. “[For the sci-fi game] I sort of filed the serial numbers off. ‘Deus Ex’ was very much a game of the millennium.” (more)
category: industry | clicked: 0 | comment | | source: www.firingsquad.com
tags: Buyout, Deus Ex, warren spector
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Shattered Horizon Review

posted by Alfonso CubiasAlfonso Cubias 2936 days, 6 hours, 58 minutes ago
Wednesday, November 04, 2009 4:56:32 AM GMT
FutureMark, well known for their popular 3DMark benchmarks, is venturing into new territory with Shattered Horizon. This multiplayer shooter is perhaps best known for its system requirements -- the game supports DX10 only -- but there's more underneath the surface of this game than fancy visuals. Is it worth its $20 price tag though? Read Vandy's take inside! (more)
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tags: Shattered Horizon Review
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GeForce GT 240 coming next month?

posted by Alfonso CubiasAlfonso Cubias 2936 days, 6 hours, 59 minutes ago
Wednesday, November 04, 2009 4:55:43 AM GMT
Fudzilla believes NVIDIA will introduce a 40-nm, 96-shader GeForce GT 240 November 17th. The chip, which is intended to replace the GeForce 9600 GT/9600 GSO, will supposedly be paired with 900MHz GDDR3 memory initially, and potentially GDDR5 at some point also. Core and shader clocks aren't mentioned though. (more)
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tags: GTS 240 November
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Slashdot Games Story | Scams and Social Gaming

posted by Alfonso CubiasAlfonso Cubias 2936 days, 7 hours, 3 minutes ago
Wednesday, November 04, 2009 4:51:26 AM GMT
TechCrunch is running a story about the prevalence of scams and shady monetization techniques in popular social games on Facebook and MySpace. (more)
category: industry | clicked: 0 | comment | | source: games.slashdot.org
tags: Social Gaming Scams
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Slashdot Games Story | Free 3G Wireless For Nintendo's Next Handheld?

posted by Alfonso CubiasAlfonso Cubias 2936 days, 7 hours, 6 minutes ago
Wednesday, November 04, 2009 4:48:35 AM GMT
"'Nintendo is feeling the sting of competition from the iPhone,' (more)
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tags: NDS 3g
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Dead Space 2 Due Next Year, Claims Report

posted by Alfonso CubiasAlfonso Cubias 2936 days, 7 hours, 7 minutes ago
Wednesday, November 04, 2009 4:47:38 AM GMT
Though we still don't know much regarding Dead Space 2, it appears we'll know more relatively soon, as Reuters has pegged the horror sequel for a 2010 release. (more)
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tags: Dead Space 2 2010
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First Natural Selection 2 Screenshots Released

posted by Alfonso CubiasAlfonso Cubias 2936 days, 7 hours, 9 minutes ago
Wednesday, November 04, 2009 4:45:38 AM GMT
To celebrate the seventh anniversary of its Half-Life multiplayer mod Natural Selection, independent developer Unknown Worlds Entertainment today issued the first screenshots from its impending standalone sequel Natural Selection 2. (more)
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tags: Natural Selection 2 Screenshots
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First Prince of Persia Movie Trailer Debuts (Updated)

posted by Alfonso CubiasAlfonso Cubias 2936 days, 7 hours, 10 minutes ago
Wednesday, November 04, 2009 4:44:43 AM GMT
The debut trailer for Disney's game-inspired Prince of Persia film has arrived, offering a glimpse of the Jake Gyllenhaal's antics as the titular (and time-traveling) prince. (more)
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tags: Prince of Persia Movie Trailer
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Star Trek Online Trailers Beam Down Gameplay, Story -

posted by Alfonso CubiasAlfonso Cubias 2936 days, 7 hours, 11 minutes ago
Wednesday, November 04, 2009 4:43:46 AM GMT
Stardate 50911.03.2015. A pair of new trailers for Cryptic's MMO Star Trek Online have materialised off the starboard bow and we have begun our investigations. The first appears to offer pure gameplay footage from both away team and space combat. (more)
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tags: Star Trek Online Trailer
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Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter for PC

posted by Alfonso CubiasAlfonso Cubias 2936 days, 7 hours, 23 minutes ago
Wednesday, November 04, 2009 4:32:24 AM GMT
The PC version of Croteam's seriously chaotic FPS Serious Sam HD is now gold, according to an earlier tweet from publisher Devolver Digital. Powered by the new Serious Engine 3, the high-definition remake tells the story of Sam "Seriou... (more)
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tags: Serious Sam HD
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Altered Carbon Author Working with EA on Three Games -

posted by Alfonso CubiasAlfonso Cubias 2936 days, 7 hours, 24 minutes ago
Wednesday, November 04, 2009 4:31:03 AM GMT
Altered Carbon Author Working with EA on Three Games CrytekAuthor Richard Morgan, best known for his cyberpunk sci-fi novel Altered Carbon, revealed on his blog that he's been working with Electronic Arts as a consultant on three upcoming games (via A Dribble of Ink). He explains that the relationship started with an email from John Miles at EA about a year ago. A meeting with Miles and fellow EA employees Jeff Gamon and Colin Rob... (more)
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American McGee's Alice 2 Teaser - Evil Avatar

posted by Alfonso CubiasAlfonso Cubias 2936 days, 7 hours, 29 minutes ago
Wednesday, November 04, 2009 4:25:56 AM GMT
Check it out! It'll soon be time to head back to Wonderland. (more)
category: industry | clicked: 0 | comment | | source: www.evilavatar.com
tags: Amercian Mcgee's Alice 2 Trailer
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Weekend Boxoffice Chart - Evil Avatar

posted by Alfonso CubiasAlfonso Cubias 2936 days, 7 hours, 30 minutes ago
Wednesday, November 04, 2009 4:25:24 AM GMT
Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of October 30th to November 1st. (more)
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tags: Weekend Box office chart october 31st
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