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PlayStation 3 to launch without bundled hard disk?

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Sony Computer Entertainment's chief technology officer Masayuki Chatani has cast doubt on the company's plans to include a hard disk unit in the PlayStation 3's launch package next spring.

Pac-Man chomps into record books

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Namco's world-renowned arcade classic makes its way to the Guinness Book of World Records as "most successful coin operated game."

Nexuiz Released

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After many years of development, Nexuiz has been released to the public! Nexuiz is a fast-paced, chaotic, and intense multiplayer first person shooter, focused on providing basic, old style deathmatch.

Next-gen leaders talk about their consoles

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Corporate mudslinging between game console makers begins as leaders on all sides size up the competition. The Japanese newspaper Asahi Shinbun's Friday edition featured an article with comments taken from the heads of the three console makers.

Quake 4 Website Goes Live with Trailer

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Id Software's Quake4 gets a home. The website has gone live with a chilling trailer and summary of the story.

Japan state bans 'Grand Theft Auto' sales

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A state in Japan has decided to ban a U.S. video game from being sold or rented to minors, after officials deemed it harmful and capable of inciting violence.

Game maker Ubisoft fights back

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French game maker Ubisoft has appealed to shareholders to resist overtures by US games giant Electronic Arts (EA).

Nvidia says PS3 graphics chip still in development

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The tech demos Sony presented at last week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) weren’t running on the actual RSX GPU but on an upcoming next-generation PC chip, which shares similar capabilities to the PlayStation 3 GPU.

Doom 3 1.3.1302 Linux Performance

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A few days ago, a new point release for Doom 3 was released along with an SDK (Software Development Kit) update. Among other things, there are some substantial improvements in the Linux update. Are there any performance benefits or losses from this latest patch?

Gamers Get Off Their Butts at E3

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There were some very interesting trends at the show. The most significant trend seems to be the incorporation of movement into gaming. Game companies, aware of the spreading size of their customers' rear ends, seem to be building more games that involve the player standing up and doing something.

Console Tidbits

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Sony mulls outsourcing PSP manufacturing to Taiwan while M$ claims ~$300 Xbox 360 by Thanksgiving.

Morpheus put to sleep

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At the end of the film The Matrix Revolutions, two of movie's heroes--Neo (Keanu Reeves) and Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss)--perish. Now a third leading character in the Matrix sci-fi film series has bitten the dust--in the Matrix Online game.

Doom 3 Linux client 1.3 is out

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Doom3 version 1.3.1302 is available for download. This version includes support for Resurrection of Evil expansion pack.

New handheld puzzle games fun, addictive

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What's great about puzzle games is that there's no real commitment and no story line. But beware of the addictive nature of handheld puzzle games that you can take anywhere -- it's easy to jump in, but getting back out is another story. Here's a look at two of the latest:

Actors Strike Over Video Game Voices

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A button worn by picketing actors at last week's E3 video games trade show suggested they might pull the plug if they don't get a bigger share of the industry's huge profits. It read "Game Over."

Quake leaps into next generation

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One of the top sci-fi shooters, Quake, is getting a new lease of life as a next-generation console game. It was one of the titles announced for Microsoft's Xbox 360 during last week's E3 games expo in Los Angeles. The date has not been set for the release of Quake 4 yet, which is also being made for the PC.

PS3 is not a game machine

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Exec portrays the console as a home media and entertainment supercomputer, says that gaming will be only one of its many functions.

Lara Croft gets a breast reduction

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Videogame idol Lara Croft has been given a smaller bust as part of a makeover gaming company Eidos hopes revives the once-hot tomb-raiding heroine.

British game makers saved by Sony

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A team of British game makers, who lost their jobs just over six months ago, has landed a major deal with one of the biggest names in entertainment.

Products Placed Liberally in Video Games

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The product placement - benign, interactive and sometimes aggressive - belongs to a growing push by advertisers to reach big-spending males from 18 to 34 who log long hours playing video games.

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