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Quakecon 2005 - Day 1

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Welcome one and all to Quakecon 2005 from the beautiful and enormous Gaylord Texan Convention Center and Hotel in Grapevine, TX. Well over 6,000 are expected to attend one of the largest LAN party and gaming expos in the world.

QuakeCon 2005 open for business

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Fans of id Software's classic first-person shooter series have made their annual pilgrimage to Texas to try their hands at tournaments, case modification contests, and the get the first look at Quake 4's multiplayer modes.

Hot Coffee flushed with new patch

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The blistering caused by the Hot Coffee drama in Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas may have caused irreparable damage to some virgin eyes, but a new patch from the controversial developer is hoping to ease some of the pain.

Exclusive FPS First-Looks at QuakeCon

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As well as showing the new QUAKE featuers, QuakeCon 2005 will also be the first to show DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil for the Xbox.

Linux-head runs Doom on iPod

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Tech-savvy Linux users are hacking colour-screened versions of the device to explore another kind of Doom - this time from ID Software. Hard-working iPod Linux developer 'Kyle' has reworked Doom so that it will play on the device.

Man dies after 50 hours of computer games

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A South Korean man who played computer games for 50 hours almost non-stop died of heart failure minutes after finishing his mammoth session in an Internet cafe, authorities said Tuesday.

Sony claims PS 3 Linux & Tiger capable

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The company said: "The integrated Cell processor will be able to support a variety of operating systems (such as Linux or Apple's Tiger)."

Buying success in online gaming

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As online gaming becomes increasingly popular, real-world trading of virtual items used in these games has rocketed. Dan Simmons finds out what happens when fantasy gaming meets cold, hard cash.

Bully draws protesters to Rockstar's front doors

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Washington, D.C.-based group marches on developer's Manhattan headquarters to protest marketing of violent games to children.

Sony could wait till '07 to launch PS3

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Sony strategists may see a priced-down PS2 as all the company needs in '06; would ride $99 sticker--and profits--all the way to 2007.

The yin and yang of game mods

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To critics of violent games, video game hackers have become the new threat to America's children because they modify the most popular games to include sexual content.

U.S. Screen Actors union approves video game contract

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Members of the Screen Actors' Guild overwhelmingly approved a new contract covering their work in video games, the union's Web site said on Friday.

GTA sex scandal hits Australia

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, has effectively been banned in Australia because of hidden sex scenes.

House backs federal investigation of Rockstar Games

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[UPDATE] Hot Coffee scandal intensifies as legislators vote 355-21 to support a Federal Trade Commission probe seeking answers from the Take-Two subsidiary.

Official DOOM Trailer now Online

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Doom motion picture. The Universal Pictures film, based on the best-selling first person shooter of the same name and its subsequent videogame sequels, isn't due in theaters until October 21st, but you can get an early peek here.

M$ Previews Xbox 360 Games

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Games for the upcoming console show impressive graphics, sound, and details.

ELectronic Arts to make games based on Rings books

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Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. on Monday said it has acquired the rights to develop games based on the popular "Lord of the Rings" book series, in addition to rights it holds for titles derived from the recent hit movies.

Destroy All Humans! movie in the pipe

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Video game maker THQ Inc. are planning to make a movie based on their recently released game, Destroy All Humans!

Xbox 360 Motherboard Picture?

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Following last week's leak starring the Xbox 360 kid, a French site, has posted what looks like a picture of the Xbox 360 motherboard. If this picture is really a photo of the Xbox 360 innards, it must have been taken from the recently released beta dev kit, which according to rumors includes beta silicon of the Xbox 360 GPU designed by ATI but still have a dual-core version of the PowerPC 970 chip from IBM.

Game Over for Modders?

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Take Two isn't the only one blaming the modders. In its Wednesday press release, the ESRB said it "calls on the computer and video-game industry to proactively protect their games from illegal modifications by third parties, particularly when they serve to undermine the accuracy of the rating."

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