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Here's a weird one. Doom, the first-person shooter we all grew up playing, hasn't been on sale in Germany ––  ever! A rather strange report has surfaced over the weekend, showing that the classic will finally be on sale after 17 years of being on a ban list. Yeah, 17 whole years! As it was, the Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons (Bundesprufstelle) had sentenced the title in the same restrictive category as pornography, which had kept it off of store shelves for nearly two whole decades. Of course, there were other means of acquiring it, but not on the straight-and-narrow.... Read more...
Logitech revealed its latest addition to its G-Series of gaming products in the form of the new Logitech Gaming Mouse G300. This mouse features nine programmable controls and the ability to store up to three profiles in the mouse’s onboard memory. To help you see which profile is enabled, you can assign a different lighted color to the profiles. The mouse also features a sculpted, ambidextrous shape. For accuracy, the Logitech Gaming Mouse G300 features a 2500-DPI optical sensor. The Logitech Gaming Mouse G300 will be available in September for about $40. Logitech Introduces Gaming Mouse... Read more...
We spent some time at PAX East today, checking out the sights and sounds on the show floor and have some fun stuff to show you, courtesy of the good folks at Valve. Valve was showing off some in-game footage from the highly anticipated puzzle-platformer Portal 2, due to hit store shelves and Steam next month... Fans of the original Portal will no doubt recognize some of the gameplay elements, but the visuals have been enhanced significantly and some new items like the blue Repulsion Gel (among others) are being introduced. And of course, like the original, there are plenty of laughs to go around... Read more...
Don't look now, but iOS has a huge share when it comes to mobile gaming. The App Store has become a giant in the industry, and now even Sega is taking notice. The hardware-gone-software company has just announced Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing for iOS, a game that should become an instant hit on Apple's iPod touch and iPhone. The iOS version of the game should be immediately familiar to fans of the prior version, and here's the killer part: multiplayer support is there over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, giving users two ways to game against one another. That just sold you, didn't it? It'll be released this... Read more...
Is there a future to online game streaming? Maybe. InstantAction was recently forced to shut their doors after their embedded gaming platform didn't catch on, but OnLive seems to be onto something. The idea of being able to plug a simple box into a broadband connection and then stream any major title available is definitely appealing, but we have a long way to go before consumers are willing to go over the expectations of needing a physical console nearby to play a game. The MicroConsole, introduced this week, could go a long way to changing that perception though. The mini console is coming along... Read more...
Microsoft recently introduced a new online PC game store known as Games for Windows Marketplace. The store will officially launch on November 15. According to Microsoft, it will combine the convenience of the web with a "Games on Demand" online distribution model. Through the store, Microsoft plans to offer a "Deal of The Week" as well as other special offers on games. Games for Windows Marketplace will initially launch with 100 titles. Some of the titles will include Fable: The Lost Chapters, Grand Theft Auto III, Lego Universe, Dead Rising 2, and Max Payne. To use the marketplace, you'll need... Read more...
Wait, what? Can it be true? Is Lenovo really about to enter the same market as Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo? Well, sort of. A new China Daily report has found that Lenovo, the company responsible for the ThinkPad and IdeaPad notebook lines, is about to expand their horizons. Really expand them. Reportedly, the world's number four PC maker has already setup a unit devoted to developing a video game console for the Chinese gaming market. Not as many consoles are battling over there, but both Microsoft and Sony definitely rely on China for some of their overall game sales. The report states that around... Read more...
Thanks to the Kindle Development Kit (KDK), the Kindle is no longer limited to just eBooks. Now, you'll be able to play games on the device as well. Developers recently released two new Kindle-ready games. Both games are in line with what you'd expect would go over well with Kindle's book-loving users: word scramble games. What's more, both of these Kindle-friendly games are free. Every Word is a word scramble game where you're shown six or seven scrambled letters. The goal is to form as many words as possible using those letters. The more words you find, the more points you'll score. The other... Read more...
Man, have we been waiting forever on this, or what? id Software delivered the first in-game screenshots of its next generation first-person shooter, Rage, in August of 2008. We understand that game development takes a serious amount of time, but we're nearly two years into the process (from the public side, anyway) and we're still waiting. But waiting is half of the fun, and unlike that fabled Duke Nukem franchise, we're thinking that Rage may actually see the light of day. At the E3 2010 conference in California this past week, a higher-up from id Software sat down with G4TV in order to show off... Read more...
AMD Changing the Game Education Initiative Expands Beyond United StatesAMD’s co-sponsorship of Malaysian Cybergames Festival to bring power of digital game development to hundreds of students in first international deployment SUNNYVALE, Calif. - 2/23/2010 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced it is expanding its signature education initiative, AMD Changing the Game, beyond North America, by co-sponsoring a digital game development and design workshop at the Malaysian Cybergames Festival. The festival aims to expose primary school children across Malaysia to computing technology and potential careers... Read more...
Tetris, which last year celebrated 25 years of falling bricks, has hit, and passed, 100 million downloads to various mobile devices. -Blue Planet Software, Inc., the company that manages the exclusive licensing rights to the game, and EA Mobile, a division of Electronic Arts Inc., announced the milestone at a press conference on Thursday.Tetris is, for those not in the know, a simplistic game that involves a player rotating falling geometric shapes made up of bricks to complete and cause rows to vanish. The simplicity makes it an ideal game for mobile devices. It also makes it addicting, as well.Henk... Read more...
Well, well--we sure thought Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was hot stuff, but frankly, it has nothing on this. Microvision, the company responsible for a PicoP-based pico projection technology, has just released a video of what we're calling its "killer app." Seriously--even if you have no interest in putting a projector in your pocket, it's tough to ignore just how awesome this demonstration is. Over in Canada, the company showed off its latest demo at the Intel Extreme Masters Tournament, where players in a first-person shooter could use a radically different control method to immerse themselves... Read more...
id Software’s Wolfenstein Now Available Santa Monica, CA – August 18, 2009 – Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and id Software announced today that the highly-anticipated Wolfenstein is now available nationwide for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system and PC. Developed by Raven Software, Wolfenstein is rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB. Combining intense action and stunning graphics, Wolfenstein picks up immediately after the events of the award-winning Return to Castle Wolfenstein. In the newest chapter to the... Read more...
You know, we think this is a great idea, but we can't figure out why Sony hasn't done this from the get-go. If you'll recall, Sony sold legions of PlayStation 2 consoles by it having a DVD player built in. The pitch went something like "Buy a PS2, get a DVD player!" At the time, it worked wonderfully. For whatever reason, Sony didn't really go out of its way to market the Blu-ray aspect of the PS3 in the same way, or at least not to the majority of consumers. The high price tag made the inclusion of Blu-ray a non-factor for most; if you can't afford the package, you don't much care about what extras... Read more...
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