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Taiwan Teen Killed Over Online Game Dispute

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The killing of a Taiwanese teenager in a brutal knife attack at an Internet cafe over a dispute involving the Blade&Sword Online computer game has raised concerns over violence on the normally tranquil Pacific island.

Senator blasts Eidos' 25 to Life

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Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-New York) is embarking on a crusade against Eidos, telling the New York Daily News that the British publisher is readying a game that makes "Grand Theft Auto look like Romper Room."

Sony spotlights films for Europe PSP launch

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Sony will have 20 video games and 10 films on sale in September for the European launch of the PlayStation Portable, executives said on Monday, with 100,000 pre-recorded movies already sold around the world.

Will women drive game growth at last?

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"To sustain the industry's growth rate, the publishers need to develop the kind of games that turn the casual female gamer into a core gamer," says Anita Frazier, an analyst with NDP Group. "The casual female gamer is underserved; the challenge is to convert them."

Top PC games can end up in bargain bin

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Sometimes good computer games fall through the cracks because of weak marketing, too many other titles coming out at the same time or lack of consumer interest because the games aren't from a hot genre.

Diesel powering 'Hitman' game to big screen

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Vin Diesel, who returned to box office glory recently with the family comedy "The Pacifier," is bringing Agent 47 to life. He has signed on to star in 20th Century Fox's upcoming adaptation of "Hitman."

Rumoured Revolution specs hit the net

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High definition won't be a part of the Revolution, says Nintendo, as specs "leak".

Electronic Arts up on merger rumor

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Shares of Electronic Arts Inc. rose 8.4 percent in heavy trading Monday as the stock caught up to the gains of other video-game makers, and rumors spread that it might be close to acquiring Ubisoft Entertainment SA of France.

Two more Resident Evil movies planned

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German production company planning fourth film before third even begins production; Milla Jovovich to reprise role.

An Interview with Icculus

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Ryan C. Gordon, also known as Icculus, is the one responsible for creating native Linux and Macintosh ports for a number of different popular games on the market, such as the Unreal 200X series. Ryan is also the system administrator for over 100 open source developers that work on a countless number of open source projects. Icculus also maintains icculus.org, which is the home to a number of open source projects. Read on as we speak with this very intriguing Linux developer.

Gamers turn cities into a battleground

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Matt has been abandoned on Tower Bridge, London, with nothing except his clothes and a mobile phone. A woman dressed in black walks past, and Matt receives a text message to follow her. He doesn't know who she is, or where she is going. All he knows is that he must follow her if he is to find Uncle Roy.

Video games attaining a greater literary bent

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There is an unequal alliance between movies, books and video games. Best-selling books frequently have been made into movies, and popular video games increasingly are turning into Hollywood fare. But finding a connection between books and video games is far less common, although not unprecedented.

Ati: Xbox 360 will outperform PS3

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"I think PS3 will almost certainly be slower and less powerful," says graphics guru Richard Huddy in an interview. Of course he'd say that, he's ATI's Developer Relations Manager.

M$, Universal and Fox see light in Halo

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Microsoft and the Creative Artists Agency have reached a tentative agreement with Universal and Fox for the film rights to the Xbox video game "Halo."

Add-on PS3 HDD will run Linux

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Ken Kutaragi reveals the console's hard drive will use alternate OS, hints that it will ship separately and will come in more than one model.

Hollywood unions reach deal with video game makers

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Hollywood actors unions have reached a contract deal with video game publishers, accepting higher pay instead of the profit-sharing they had demanded, the unions said Wednesday, removing the threat of a strike.

Advent Falls Down, Can't Get Up

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Over the past few years, some video games have made great strides blending cinematic narrative with engaging action. Unfortunately, for all its bluster, the science fiction adventure Advent Rising is not one of them.

Pacman comes to life virtually

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A human version of the classic arcade game Pacman, superimposing the virtual 3D game world on to city streets and buildings, is being developed by researchers at Singapore. "These games symbolize the dawn of an era where real and virtual interactive experience will form part of the routine of our daily lives."

XBOX 360 Shortages Possible, Says M$

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UK Xbox chief admits that you might have trouble finding a 360 this Christmas, but blames demand rather than supply.

Doom book publishers sued

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Former Ion Storm COO Michael Wilson is taking book publisher Random House to court over allegations that a biography of id Software contains lies about him. It's not yet known if the lawsuit will halt production of the film adaptation of Masters of Doom currently in the works.

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