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Rumoured Revolution specs hit the net

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High definition won't be a part of the Revolution, says Nintendo, as specs "leak".

Electronic Arts up on merger rumor

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Shares of Electronic Arts Inc. rose 8.4 percent in heavy trading Monday as the stock caught up to the gains of other video-game makers, and rumors spread that it might be close to acquiring Ubisoft Entertainment SA of France.

Two more Resident Evil movies planned

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German production company planning fourth film before third even begins production; Milla Jovovich to reprise role.

An Interview with Icculus

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Ryan C. Gordon, also known as Icculus, is the one responsible for creating native Linux and Macintosh ports for a number of different popular games on the market, such as the Unreal 200X series. Ryan is also the system administrator for over 100 open source developers that work on a countless number of open source projects. Icculus also maintains icculus.org, which is the home to a number of open source projects. Read on as we speak with this very intriguing Linux developer.

Gamers turn cities into a battleground

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Matt has been abandoned on Tower Bridge, London, with nothing except his clothes and a mobile phone. A woman dressed in black walks past, and Matt receives a text message to follow her. He doesn't know who she is, or where she is going. All he knows is that he must follow her if he is to find Uncle Roy.

Video games attaining a greater literary bent

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There is an unequal alliance between movies, books and video games. Best-selling books frequently have been made into movies, and popular video games increasingly are turning into Hollywood fare. But finding a connection between books and video games is far less common, although not unprecedented.

Ati: Xbox 360 will outperform PS3

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"I think PS3 will almost certainly be slower and less powerful," says graphics guru Richard Huddy in an interview. Of course he'd say that, he's ATI's Developer Relations Manager.

M$, Universal and Fox see light in Halo

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Microsoft and the Creative Artists Agency have reached a tentative agreement with Universal and Fox for the film rights to the Xbox video game "Halo."

Add-on PS3 HDD will run Linux

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Ken Kutaragi reveals the console's hard drive will use alternate OS, hints that it will ship separately and will come in more than one model.

Hollywood unions reach deal with video game makers

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Hollywood actors unions have reached a contract deal with video game publishers, accepting higher pay instead of the profit-sharing they had demanded, the unions said Wednesday, removing the threat of a strike.

Advent Falls Down, Can't Get Up

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Over the past few years, some video games have made great strides blending cinematic narrative with engaging action. Unfortunately, for all its bluster, the science fiction adventure Advent Rising is not one of them.

Pacman comes to life virtually

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A human version of the classic arcade game Pacman, superimposing the virtual 3D game world on to city streets and buildings, is being developed by researchers at Singapore. "These games symbolize the dawn of an era where real and virtual interactive experience will form part of the routine of our daily lives."

XBOX 360 Shortages Possible, Says M$

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UK Xbox chief admits that you might have trouble finding a 360 this Christmas, but blames demand rather than supply.

Doom book publishers sued

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Former Ion Storm COO Michael Wilson is taking book publisher Random House to court over allegations that a biography of id Software contains lies about him. It's not yet known if the lawsuit will halt production of the film adaptation of Masters of Doom currently in the works.

In-game advertising in video games, may boom

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More and more U.S. TV viewers are fast-forwarding through TV commercials and as a result, in-game advertising in video games, may boom.

Push for California violent video game bill stalls

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A bill before the California Assembly to ban the sale of violent video games has been shelved because of a lack of support, an aide to its author said on Friday.

Sony cracks down on PSP importers

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A legal fight is brewing in Britain between Sony and the grey-market importers who are selling its highly sought-after PlayStation Portable device ahead of the official Sept. 1 European launch date.

Quake 4 Screenshots

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Currently in development by Raven Software in cooperation with id Software, QUAKE 4 is the first game to utilize id Software's revolutionary DOOM 3 technology.

PlayStation 3 to launch without bundled hard disk?

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Sony Computer Entertainment's chief technology officer Masayuki Chatani has cast doubt on the company's plans to include a hard disk unit in the PlayStation 3's launch package next spring.

Pac-Man chomps into record books

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Namco's world-renowned arcade classic makes its way to the Guinness Book of World Records as "most successful coin operated game."

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