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Doom 3 1.3.1302 Linux Performance

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A few days ago, a new point release for Doom 3 was released along with an SDK (Software Development Kit) update. Among other things, there are some substantial improvements in the Linux update. Are there any performance benefits or losses from this latest patch?

Gamers Get Off Their Butts at E3

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There were some very interesting trends at the show. The most significant trend seems to be the incorporation of movement into gaming. Game companies, aware of the spreading size of their customers' rear ends, seem to be building more games that involve the player standing up and doing something.

Console Tidbits

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Sony mulls outsourcing PSP manufacturing to Taiwan while M$ claims ~$300 Xbox 360 by Thanksgiving.

Morpheus put to sleep

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At the end of the film The Matrix Revolutions, two of movie's heroes--Neo (Keanu Reeves) and Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss)--perish. Now a third leading character in the Matrix sci-fi film series has bitten the dust--in the Matrix Online game.

Doom 3 Linux client 1.3 is out

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Doom3 version 1.3.1302 is available for download. This version includes support for Resurrection of Evil expansion pack.

New handheld puzzle games fun, addictive

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What's great about puzzle games is that there's no real commitment and no story line. But beware of the addictive nature of handheld puzzle games that you can take anywhere -- it's easy to jump in, but getting back out is another story. Here's a look at two of the latest:

Actors Strike Over Video Game Voices

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A button worn by picketing actors at last week's E3 video games trade show suggested they might pull the plug if they don't get a bigger share of the industry's huge profits. It read "Game Over."

Quake leaps into next generation

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One of the top sci-fi shooters, Quake, is getting a new lease of life as a next-generation console game. It was one of the titles announced for Microsoft's Xbox 360 during last week's E3 games expo in Los Angeles. The date has not been set for the release of Quake 4 yet, which is also being made for the PC.

PS3 is not a game machine

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Exec portrays the console as a home media and entertainment supercomputer, says that gaming will be only one of its many functions.

Lara Croft gets a breast reduction

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Videogame idol Lara Croft has been given a smaller bust as part of a makeover gaming company Eidos hopes revives the once-hot tomb-raiding heroine.

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