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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.

QuakeCon 2005 program finalized

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Attendees to the 10th annual frag-fest will be treated to Quake 4 multiplayer and a John Carmack keynote.

How much ATI really paid for its Half Life 2 deal

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IT WAS A HARD task to get to the bottom of the mystery of ATI's Half Life 2 voucher deal, but now we've found out just how much ATI invested in this deal.

Sony battles hackers over hijacked games

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Hackers have cracked piracy protections on Sony Corp.'s PlayStation Portable in the United States, the latest chapter in the company's battle to block unauthorized game use on its new hand-held device.

Graphic cards to get water cooling

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We recently met with the founders of one of the few major graphic card manufacturers in the US and chatted about upcoming trends in the graphic card industry. BFG expects heat dissipation to become one of the focus areas for the development of future high-end cards, some of which could sell for more than $1000.

The Xbox 360 and the PS3: late bloomers or complete failures?

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The most ironic bit of it all is that according to developers, if either manufacturer had decided to use an Athlon 64 or a Pentium D in their next-gen console, they would be significantly ahead of the competition in terms of CPU performance.

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