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  • Safrgun's Revenge

    07/17/2007 6:49:54 PM PDT · by Safrguns · 158+ views
    For all the Battlefield 2 fans out there, Here's a little funny movie I put together that demonstrates the benefits of getting even instead of getting mad.
  • Harvard Study Finds Fears About Online Gambling Unsupported

    06/29/2007 10:43:18 AM PDT · by SubGeniusX · 13 replies · 390+ views
    Poker News ^ | June 28, 2007 | Martin Harris
    In what is thought to be the first comprehensive, empirical study of online-gambling behaviors, Harvard Medical School's Division of Addictions characterizes a majority of online gamblers' behavior as "moderate," concluding that its findings do not support previously-made claims that online gambling has "an inherent propensity" to cause problem or "excessive" gambling. The study, "Assessing the Playing Field: A Prospective Longitudinal Study of Internet Sports Gambling Behavior," was conducted with the support of the Austrian online-betting group Bwin in order to guide the company in its efforts to implement and promote responsible gambling. As its authors explain, the study responds to...
  • Project aims to bring DX10 gaming to XP, Linux, OS X

    06/01/2007 11:08:24 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 2 replies · 282+ views
    arstechnica.com ^ | April 24, 2007 - 07:40PM CT | Jon Stokes
    Last Wednesday, a company called Falling Leaf Systems announced the availability of an alpha of something called the Alky Project. The Alky Project has a lofty goal: to liberate DirectX 10 gaming from the confines of Vista and bring it first to Windows XP, and then to Linux and OS X. The project plans to do this by building a converter that can take in a DX10 game executable and spit out a modified version that can be run on a (non-Vista) target OS. The target OS must be x86-based, which rules out the PPC version of OS X, since...
  • Sony Goes Nuts at European God of War II Release Party

    04/29/2007 6:16:04 PM PDT · by JohnSheppard · 1 replies · 335+ views
    Gizmodo ^ | 04/29/2007 | Jason Chen
    Sony really knows how to party. It wasn't enough to have topless ladies at the God of War II European unveiling, they had to go and decapitate a goat and put it on display. Not only that, they invited visitors to stick their hands down the neck, grab out some intestines (not the goat's own, they were procured elsewhere and shoved inside), and eat them. Fantastic. Best yet, the entire thing was documented in their official PlayStation magazine, whose 80,000 print run has been recalled thanks to the stunt. Nice work Sony. Next time, just call it a day after...
  • U.S. retirees bowled over by Wii console

    03/23/2007 6:17:53 PM PDT · by JohnSheppard · 5 replies · 297+ views
    Cnet ^ | 03/23/2007
    Until two weeks ago, Ruth Ebert never had the slightest interest in the video games favored by her one and only granddaughter. "I'm 82 years old, so I missed that part of our culture. Soap operas, yes. Video games, no," chirped Ebert, who recently started playing a tennis game on Nintendo's new Wii video game console at the Virginia retirement community she calls home. "It was funny, because normally I would not be someone who would do that," said Ebert, who picked up the console's motion-sensing Wiimote and challenged the machine to a match. "I played tennis, if you can...
  • Beijing fears virtual money’s influence

    03/06/2007 9:17:03 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin2 · 9 replies · 378+ views
    Financial Times ^ | March 7 2007 02:16 | By Mure Dickie in Beijing
    China has issued restrictions on the use of "virtual money" from internet games, warning such currencies could threaten real-world financial stability. The ban on using virtual money to buy "material products" is part of a wider tightening of controls that includes a renewed crackdown on the cafes where many of China's estimated 137m internet users go online. Beijing’s move highlights the blurring boundaries between online and offline worlds. Governments and judiciaries elsewhere are also struggling to decide how to regulate online economies that have spawned multi-million dollar businesses trading virtual items and currencies for hard cash. But few view them...
  • PS3 in last, Sony lays claim to a successful January

    02/23/2007 12:14:59 PM PST · by JohnSheppard · 6 replies · 249+ views
    Macworld ^ | 02/23/2007 | Eugene Huang
    Sure, the PlayStation 3 got off to a rocky start and is now only number 3 in next-gen console sales, but Sony Computer Entertainment claims that things couldn’t be better. Well, it could definitely be better, but in any case, Sony is happy with its current status in the market. NPD sales data reported Thursday that the sale of 243,443 units in North America during the month of January contributed to a record $550 million in revenues. Strong sales of the PlayStation 2 and the PlayStation Portable, which earned sales of 299,352 and 210,719 units respectively, was also a major...
  • Sony rep: Wii an impulse buy

    01/31/2007 8:06:23 PM PST · by JohnSheppard · 4 replies · 353+ views
    Gamespot ^ | 01/31/2007 | Brendan Sinclair
    SCEA spokesman tells New York Times that Nintendo's new console doesn't belong in the same category as the PlayStation 3. In the past, Sony Computer Entertainment America spokesman Dave Karraker has been fairly critical of his gaming rivals at Microsoft. In September, Karraker called Microsoft's decision to release an HD DVD add-on for the Xbox 360 that only plays movies "unfortunate," adding that the company's 1080p update for the system wasn't "full HD." Two months later, he slammed Microsoft's decision to offer high-definition movies and TV shows for download over Xbox Live as "a disservice to their consumer base" because...
  • Harrah's board said to accept buyout offer

    12/18/2006 3:24:23 PM PST · by mcg2000 · 4 replies · 556+ views
    The Sun Herald ^ | December 18, 2006 | AP
    LAS VEGAS - Harrah's Entertainment Inc., the world's largest casino company, has agreed to a $90 per share buyout offer from two private equity groups, said a person with knowledge of the negotiations. The agreement with Apollo Management Group and Texas Pacific Group came late last week but lawyers for both sides have been working out the details, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the talks. An official announcement on the deal could come as early as Tuesday, the person said Monday. A Harrah's spokesman declined to comment. The company owns the...
  • Lines, anger, police ... A Wii story

    12/18/2006 12:26:42 PM PST · by BulletBobCo · 116 replies · 2,713+ views
    CNN Money ^ | December 16 2006 | Krysten Peek
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- We all know the new Nintendo Wii is the number one present to give this holiday season. You've heard the stories of those who camp out in front of stores the night before shipments come in, or those who pay double the cost on eBay. It's obvious that people will do almost anything to get their hands on this hot new item. I found myself waiting for a Nintendo Wii one late afternoon. A massive shipment had just come in that morning and the line didn't look too unbearable, so I decided to wait and try...
  • Christian Video Game Pulled From Fla. Store's Shelves

    12/14/2006 12:50:20 PM PST · by Cagey · 47 replies · 1,603+ views
    WKMG TV NEWS ^ | 12-14-2006
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A new video game, which depicts Christians on a mission to spread their faith by killing non-Christians who refuse to convert, has caused a religious uproar, according to WJXT-TV. The manufacturer of the game Left Behind described it as a portrayal of the classic struggle between good and evil. However, critics, including a Florida clergyman, have demanded the game be banned, and one leading retailer has already pulled it from its shelves, WJXT-TV reported. The game is based on a book, also titled Left Behind -- a popular series set in a time just after the rapture...
  • German gamers face jail for acts of virtual violence

    12/13/2006 9:55:58 AM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 43 replies · 929+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 12 Dec 2006 | Bobbie Johnson
    Players and creators of video games could face imprisonment for acts of virtual violence under draft legislation being drawn up by two of Germany's state governments. Politicians in Bavaria and Lower Saxony have proposed a new offence that will punish "cruel violence on humans or human-looking characters" inside games. Early drafts suggest that infringers should face fines or up to 12 months' jail for promoting or enacting in-game violence. The scheme comes in response to a shooting last month in the town of Emsdetten on the Dutch border, where Sebastian Bosse, an 18-year-old games fan, stormed into his former school...
  • XBox 360 Laptop Project

    12/06/2006 6:46:02 AM PST · by TChris · 14 replies · 343+ views
    Benheck.com ^ | June 2006 | Benheck
    A friend of mine asked back in May "Can you build an Xbox 360 laptop?" And I responded "Sure, can you pay for it?" He agreed, and thus I set forth on what was surely to be my most complex and insanely ridiculous videogame project yet. (I say videogame project as I highly doubt I'll ever manage anything as complex as Port Washington again, though at times this project sucked my will to live about as much)
  • Loss feared of control of Indian gaming

    12/03/2006 2:51:01 PM PST · by WestTexasWend · 3 replies · 491+ views
    -U.S. auditors claim relations with state tribes still good- Federal auditors fear they are losing the authority to regulate newer, fast-paced gaming machines that are taking over some Oklahoma tribal casinos. Tribal casinos in other states have started shutting out government inspectors after an October federal court ruling that limited the National Indian Gaming Commission's authority over certain games. However, the commission's chairman, Philip Hogen, said the ruling hasn't soured his agency's relationship with Oklahoma tribes. "There have been a lot of tribes that said ‘don't bother coming here,'" Hogen said, but such a move would be unlikely for an...
  • Online Poker Not Just a Pastime

    11/20/2006 2:54:10 PM PST · by kerrywearsbotox · 4 replies · 348+ views
    Online Poker Hangout ^ | November 20, 2006 | Online Poker Hangout
    The game of Internet poker is not just a pastime -- increasingly, according to the latest poll, it is a profession. The online card game is viewed as "a viable means to make a living," according to a study released this week by the Responsible Gambling Council, based in Toronto, Canada. Gene Koprowski, UPI
  • John Edwards buys Playstation 3 from Wal-Mart … after bashing it

    11/16/2006 4:12:50 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 99 replies · 2,130+ views
    John Edwards buys Playstation 3 from Wal-Mart … after bashing it posted at 6:41 pm on November 16, 2006 by Ian Send to a Friend | regular view Former Senator and failed candidate for Vice-President John Edwards obtained the new video game system Playstation 3 from his local Wal-Mart today: Just like the millions of Americans who turn to their neighborhood Wal-Mart for their holiday shopping needs, Wal-Mart announced today that former Sen. John Edwards is seeking to be one of the first to get a Sony PlayStation 3, one of the most coveted holiday gift items this Christmas season....
  • Queues around the block as Playstation 3 hits stores in Japan

    11/11/2006 4:24:25 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 24 replies · 747+ views
    daily mail ^ | 11th November 2006 | N/A
    Sony's PlayStation 3 made its highly anticipated debut in Japan to long lines on Saturday, with local stores selling out their supplies of the video game console in a pattern that's expected to be repeated around the world. Throngs of people lined up for hours around Bic Camera, an electronics retailer in downtown Tokyo, to get their hands on one of the consoles. The enthusiasm was so great, clerks with megaphones asked the crowd to stop pushing, warning that all sales would end if there were any injuries. "Standing in line today is the only way to make sure I...
  • New South Park Episode tonight on Comedy Central!

    11/01/2006 7:46:53 AM PST · by EveningStar · 197 replies · 4,078+ views
    South Park Studios ^ | November 1, 2006
    Cartman's latest obsession is literally killing him in an all-new episode of "South Park" tonight, Wednesday, November 1 at 10:00 P.M. on Comedy Central. Cartman's plan to propel himself into the future goes horribly wrong. South Park Elementary faces strong opposition to the topic of evolution being taught to the 4th graders. The most vocal protests are from Ms. Garrison who has to teach it. Eric Cartman can't be bothered with what's going on in class. He's busy manipulating his own personal time-line to align with the precise release date of the newest, hottest game. You may view or download...
  • Gambling companies ready to suspend US business

    10/02/2006 12:16:23 PM PDT · by seacapn · 50 replies · 1,463+ views
    Silicon.com ^ | 2 October 2006 | Steve Ranger
    Internet gambling companies are preparing to cash in their dollar chips as the impact of a new US law sinks in, with many preparing to suspend access to real money gambling by US customers. Last week Congress passed the Safe Port Act, which also included the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006, aimed at cracking down on online gambling companies by making it illegal for banks and credit card companies to make payments to online gambling sites. After the act was passed, senate majority leader Bill Frist said: "Although we can't monitor every online gambler or regulate offshore gambling,...
  • Harrah's Gets $15 Billion Buyout Bid

    10/02/2006 11:10:32 AM PDT · by mcg2000 · 2 replies · 401+ views
    AP ^ | October 2, 2006 | Staff
    LAS VEGAS - Harrah's Entertainment Inc., the world's largest casino operator, said Monday it has received a $15.05 billion offer for the company from private-equity firms Apollo Management and Texas Pacific Group. The private-equity firms are offering $81 per share in cash, a 22 percent premium to Harrah's closing stock price on Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. After the news, Harrah's shares surged $9.52, or 14.3 percent, to $75.95 in midday trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Harrah's said it has established a special committee of independent directors to review the offer and has retained UBS Securities...