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E3 Wrap-up Coverage: Pix, Video, and Slideshows

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There was so much E3 coverage this week that many suffered from information overload. Here are some great wrap-ups that allow you to pick and choose specific areas of interest with accompanying videos, pictures, or slideshows.

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E3: Kawanishi Talks Homebrew Linux PS3 Development

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In an intriguing turn of events, Sony executive Izumi Kawanishi has illuminated some of his company's PlayStation 3 Linux plans, indicating that it will be possible for individual 'homebrew' coders to create playable content for PS3, something actively blocked for Sony's PSP handheld.

Mini-Review: Open source handheld gaming device: GP2X

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Dynamism sent me the GP2X-F100 Personal Entertainment Player to play around with. If you're not familiar with the unit, it's a Linux-based device manufactured by Gamepark Holdings co., Ltd which is made from the ground up for Open Source tinkering. This is one great handheld!

Updates to Quake III Arena, RTCW, and Wolfenstein: ET

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Yes, it is true! id software released updates to Quake3, RTCW and RTCW:ET to fix some security issues discovered in Quake III Arena source code under GPL.

StarTrek Voyager - Elite Force engine release

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StarTrek Voyager - Elite Force is a standalone game utilizing the quake3 engine playing in the StarTrek universe. Now a linux version has been developed based on the ioquake3 engine. Full Story.

SoulKeeper Special Edition, a UT2004 MOD

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Its been a long time ago that Soulkeeper has been released. Now with the Special Edition Upgrade we can enjoy this great MOD under Linux.

GP2X 2.0.0 Firmware

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The GP2X open-source Linux-based gaming handheld with a dash of SDL and some Star Truckers (which is one of the finest open-source games I've played in months) has a new firmware version 2.0.0 out.

X2: The Threat has gone gold

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Linux Game Publishing just announced that their port of Egosoft's space simulation X2: The Threat has gone gold!

Also: Quetoo 0.3.4 has been released

Nintendo fans perplexed by new name

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After Nintendo announced the official name of its next-generation game console, to be known henceforth as Wii, fan reaction was less "whee" and more "why?" Until the company's announcement Thursday, the console has been known by its code name, "Revolution".

TO-Crossifre password pubished

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Minutes ago the developers of TO-Crossfire released the password for their password-protected rar archive distributed via BitTorrent during the last days.

Also: Quake4 1.2.1 for GNU/Linux x86 update

LGP to publish Cold War

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LGP agreed to publish the new game, Cold War by Mindware Studios. Linux Cold War is a mixed third-first person shooter similar to Splinter Cell and follows the story of a freelance journalist who finds himself in the midst of an international conspiracy that aims to control the U.S.S.R.

Also: America's Army Linux No Longer Supported

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Quake 4 -- v1.2 patch released

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Today idSoftware published a new pointrelease for Quake4. Version 1.2 comes up with a bunch of changes. It includes four new maps, screenshots of which are available at their homepage.

Console Review: GP2X

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The GP2X is a Korean-made, Linux-based handheld that shares many features with the PSP. In some cases, the GP2X dances circles around the PSP. But the GP2X is not for everyone. It is not the most accessible handheld — it takes some tinkering to get things working the way you want.

Handheld Linux gaming platform available stateside

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Linux-based handheld gaming platform that runs native and emulated games is shipping in the US. Gamepark's GP2X is powered by a pair of ARM9 processors, has an "open-source" API and development tools, and can run thousands of classic console video games.

Dangerdeep 0.1.1 and Planeshift 0.3.014b Released

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Dangerdeep 0.1.1 has been released with new SSE intrinsic code for x86/64 and x86/32 and Planeshift 0.3.014b also released with lots of bug fixes and improvements.

GTA cited as car-chase motive

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New York man gets two charges after car chase with cops; thought he could outrun police because he did it in Grand Theft Auto.

Tales of Tamar - new Linux Beta test

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As ProLinux recently stated, Tales of Tamar is looking for beta testers for a new version of their linux client. ToT is a turn based (PbeM) massively multiplayer strategy and role playing game. You can apply for the beta test filling out a registration form.

linuX-gamers.net at Linux Tag 2006

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This year Linux-Gamers.Net will be present for the first time at Linux Tag from 3rd to 6th May in Wiesbaden (Germany).

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