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REVIEWS: 'Chaos,' 'God of War' deliver

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For a strategic, methodical approach to action games, "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory" is worth the $50. For the same price, "God of War" is a frenzied, breathless experience that'll leave your fingers ached and cramping.

Quake IV for QuakeCon 10th anniversary

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For years, the fragging faithful have gathered for what has become Valhalla for worshippers of first-person shooters. The event is known as QuakeCon, and as the gathering of gamers turns 10 this year, Hollenshead states, "We'll have Quake IV multiplayer to play."

'Game theft' led to fatal attack

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Shanghai gamer Qiu Chengwei killed player Zhu Caoyuan when he discovered he had sold a "dragon sabre" he had been loaned, said the china Daily.

Mr Chengwei only got the powerful virtual weapon shortly before it was sold for 7,200 yuan (£460) or about $800US.

Before the attack Mr Chengwei told police about the theft who said the weapon was not real property.

Carmack going mobile with Doom RPG

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Sci/Tech

Following the release of Doom 3, many speculated what project its creator John Carmack would take on next. However, few would have guessed that project would be...a mobile phone game?

'Matrix Online' a new virtual reality

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You've watched the movies. Now you can jack in and play it - no cranial implants required. After months of testing and two years since the sequels, the persistent virtual reality of "The Matrix Online" is available for U.S. gamers.

First Details on Next-Gen UT

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The May 2005 issue of Computer Gaming World magazine contains the first screenshots and information on the next, Unreal Engine 3 powered Unreal Tournament game, including incredible revelations about the massive new Conquest gametype.

Game Rush hosts Doom 3 midnight sale

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Members of Texas-based id software, Doom3's developer, will be on hand at the Game Rush store, Blockbuster's gaming branch, on 6437 Hillcrest Avenue in Dallas to meet fans, sign autographs, and give away Doom 3-related merchandise.

Sony responds to PSP dead-pixel reports

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SCEA downplays widespread reports of LCD screen problems, says warranty is still in effect and defective units can be exchanged.

Matrix Online (finally) jacks in

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Following months of delays and a publisher switch, Sega and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment launch the sci-fi film trilogy-inspired MMORPG.

UK games industry 'needs support'

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More software and games are being sold overseas than are imported, a good sign for the economy, said the report. It shows the interactive entertainment industry is doing financially better than film and television industries. The rising cost of making games has meant many studios have closed however, sending talent overseas.

Game bill picks up steam in Illinois

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A bill introduced into the Illinois State House last December would supersede current ESRB ratings when it comes to video games with "violent and sexually explicit" content. The focus would be on isolating games deemed to have content not suitable for those under the age of 18 and would also attach a fine to retailers who violate the restriction on sales of those games.

NCsoft secures partial victory in Marvel lawsuit

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Legal

In a ruling handed down Wednesday, the federal judge presiding over the lawsuit Marvel Enterprises brought against game publisher NCsoft has severely limited the overall scope of the suit.

GDC Choice Awards

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Half-Life 2 tops GDC Choice Awards


Best Game:
Half-Life 2 (Valve Software/Vivendi Universal Games)

New Studio:
Crytek (Far Cry)

Writing:
Half-Life 2 (Valve Software/Vivendi Universal Games)

Microsoft Chooses Unreal Engine 3

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Epic Games, one of the world's leading developers of cutting-edge computer and video games and the pioneer of the award-winning Unreal® Engine, today announced that its Unreal Engine 3 technology and tools will be used in games developed by and published by Microsoft Game Studios.

Gaming Shorts

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Mercenaries holds chart top spot

Final Fantasy legends hits Xbox

Defender creator honoured at GDC

Game award nominations announced

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The Rock solidifies Doom movie role

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Gaming

"Actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson revealed more information on the upcoming Doom film, based on id Software's hit franchise. Johnson, who was on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart promoting the film Be Cool, was prodded by Stewart about another upcoming project."

Texas Gaming Festival: Quick Peek at the LAN Party

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"The Texas Gaming festival is a successful LAN event that has been taking place in Dallas, Texas for the past few years. Over the years, it has become one of the top most visited and sponsored LAN events in the nation with attendance easily surpassing the 500-attendee attendance. This year was no different. In fact, this was perhaps the most successful attempt at a LAN event especially when ATI decided to launch its X850 XT PE 512MB graphics card officially."

State politicians proposing more game regulation

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Legal

"Washington state bill would hold game companies responsible for "inspiring" real-life violence; Arkansas proposal literally keeps M-rated games out of kids' reach. Lawmakers across the country continue to propose legislation that would safeguard youths from the supposedly harmful effects of games that depict violence or that are rated "M" (for Mature content) by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board."

Violent video games startle youngsters

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"VIOLENCE in video games is under the spotlight again today as action is taken on both sides of the pond to limit the exposure of children to violent games."

Half-Life 2 sweeps Bafta awards

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"PC first person shooter Half-Life 2 has won six Bafta Awards, including best game and best online game."

"The title, developed by Valve, was released last year to universal acclaim - receiving special praise for its immersive plot and physics engine."

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