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It is another hot August in Texas, and that means Quakecon. The highlight is always the id presentation topped off with programmer and rocketeer extraordinaire John Carmack's chat with the audience.
Welcome one and all to Quakecon 2005 from the beautiful and enormous Gaylord Texan Convention Center and Hotel in Grapevine, TX. Well over 6,000 are expected to attend one of the largest LAN party and gaming expos in the world.
Fans of id Software's classic first-person shooter series have made their annual pilgrimage to Texas to try their hands at tournaments, case modification contests, and the get the first look at Quake 4's multiplayer modes.
The blistering caused by the Hot Coffee drama in Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas may have caused irreparable damage to some virgin eyes, but a new patch from the controversial developer is hoping to ease some of the pain.
As well as showing the new QUAKE featuers, QuakeCon 2005 will also be the first to show DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil for the Xbox.
Tech-savvy Linux users are hacking colour-screened versions of the device to explore another kind of Doom - this time from ID Software. Hard-working iPod Linux developer 'Kyle' has reworked Doom so that it will play on the device.
A South Korean man who played computer games for 50 hours almost non-stop died of heart failure minutes after finishing his mammoth session in an Internet cafe, authorities said Tuesday.
The company said: "The integrated Cell processor will be able to support a variety of operating systems (such as Linux or Apple's Tiger)."
As online gaming becomes increasingly popular, real-world trading of virtual items used in these games has rocketed. Dan Simmons finds out what happens when fantasy gaming meets cold, hard cash.
Washington, D.C.-based group marches on developer's Manhattan headquarters to protest marketing of violent games to children.
Sony strategists may see a priced-down PS2 as all the company needs in '06; would ride $99 sticker--and profits--all the way to 2007.
To critics of violent games, video game hackers have become the new threat to America's children because they modify the most popular games to include sexual content.
Members of the Screen Actors' Guild overwhelmingly approved a new contract covering their work in video games, the union's Web site said on Friday.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, has effectively been banned in Australia because of hidden sex scenes.
[UPDATE] Hot Coffee scandal intensifies as legislators vote 355-21 to support a Federal Trade Commission probe seeking answers from the Take-Two subsidiary.