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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."

"Hot Coffee" Still Burning Take Two

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US analysts have warned that Take Two may face investigations from the Federal Trade Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission after the company reduced its Q3 revenue guidance by $40 million in the wake of the Hot Coffee scandal.

Last Man Standing 1.0 released!

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Well here it is! Our first Official release of the mod! If you have not checked out our mod before, this is definitely the version to try! There are new maps, new weapons, tons of features, tons of bug fixes, so much stuff! Check out the readme for more details of the changes in this release.

Sony gets Unreal 3 engine for PS3

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SONY HAS been rather excited to tell us all that they’ve licensed the technology for the Unreal 3 engine from developers Epic Games.

Xbox 360 to have age restriction feature

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Microsoft`s next-generation Xbox 360 game console, which will be released worldwide at the end of this year, will come equipped with an age restriction feature.

Sony to Release Web Browser for PSP

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Sony officials Thursday said the company will release a software upgrade that will let the PlayStation Portable video game system surf the Web without a cumbersome software trick.

Matrix-style 'bullet-time' in multiplayer gaming

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In a strange example of the cyber-world imitating Hollywood imitating the cyber-world, Finnish researchers have developed a way to achieve the "bullet-time" effect of the movie The Matrix in real-time multiplayer games.

'GTA' Game Rating Changed to Adults-Only

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The video game industry on Wednesday changed to adults-only the rating of "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas," a best-selling game in which explicit sexual content can be unlocked with an Internet download.

Parents group urges recall of video game 'GTA'

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A media watchdog group said on Tuesday it has demanded Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. unit Rockstar Games recall "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas."

Xbox 360 falls into wrong hands

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The son of a Microsoft employee gets first public crack at company's next-gen console and posts pictures on the Web.

'Doom' film shoots for video game style

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A movie version of classic video game series "Doom" takes some visual cues from the world of games, according to a clip of the film shown on Sunday.

Confirmed: Sex minigame in PS2 San Andreas

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To prove or disprove rumors that the PS2 San Andreas contains a sexually graphic minigame, GameSpot decided to test the cheat codes circulating around the Web on a sealed, first-edition copy of San Andreas.

Man campaigns for end to immoral games

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MIAMI-BASED ANTI-VIDEO GAME lawyer Jack Thompson, owner of Stopkill.com - a website that urges game-addicted children to seek help with their violent problems - stands for morals, and keeping America free of game-influenced attacks and crime.

Clinton wades into GTA sex storm

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From the mountain-out-of-molehill dept.:

Senator Hillary Clinton has stepped into the controversy over sex scenes in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

Rockstar Games blames Hot Coffee on hackers

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Controversial publisher breaks silence, says San Andreas sex-minigame mod is the work of external parties.

Router functions dropped from PS3 spec

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The PlayStation 3 will no longer act as a home network router, according to Sony Computer Entertainment boss Ken Kutaragi, who has revealed that the functionality has been dropped because it would have been too expensive. But Sony many have other plans for its bank of Gigabit Ethernet ports.

Quake Mobile Screenshots

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Hands up if you remember the original Quake? Yes, I thought that would be most of you. As the first truly three-dimensional shooter, it was absolutely revolutionary back when it was released in 1996. How times change! The next evolution of Quake is the move to the mobile phone.

Duke Nukem 3D goes Mobile

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3DRealms has announced a mobile version of Duke Nukem 3D. They created this game based on the original and very popular Duke Nukem 3D game for personal computers.

Group Blasts Video Game Over Sex Content

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A media watchdog group on Friday denounced the maker of the hugely popular video game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" over graphic sexual content that allegedly exists in the game and can be unlocked with an Internet download.

Play Myst for Me

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At the VIP reception after the Video Games Live concert at the Hollywood Bowl, some of the industry's hottest designers and composers still couldn't quite believe they had just heard the full Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra play the theme music from Myst and Halo and Tron. Oh, yes, they did.

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