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Inside the PlayStation Suite SDK

April 24th, 2012 04:21 admin View Comments

PlayStation (Games)

New submitter Serapth writes “Sony recently released the PlayStation Suite SDK to open beta. Using PSS, people are able to write games for various PlayStation certified devices in a C#/Mono based environment. This post takes a look at what’s included in the SDK, which, surprisingly, is quite a bit.”

Source: Inside the PlayStation Suite SDK

Gameloft And Rockstar Offering Huge Discounts On iPhone And iPad Games

December 23rd, 2011 12:05 admin View Comments

iTunes Rewind 2011: Apple Announces the Best Apps and Games Of The Year

December 8th, 2011 12:48 admin View Comments

Gameloft Announces Biggest Sale Ever To Celebrate Thanksgiving This Year; 20 iOS Games For Only $0.99

November 22nd, 2011 11:16 admin View Comments

Roundup Of iPhone And iPad Games On Sale This Weekend

November 13th, 2011 11:23 admin View Comments
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Why Do Videogames Struggle With Sex?

March 8th, 2011 03:33 admin View Comments

Games

brumgrunt writes “Why do videogames still treat sex in such a two dimensional way? Why do they snigger at it, or treat it as a reward? Den Of Geek has been taking a look.” I always figured it was some combination of games being made by our inner adolescent, marketed to the outer ones, and getting banned whenever they take sex seriously.

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Duke Nukem Forever Release Date Revealed

January 21st, 2011 01:54 admin View Comments

stupid_is writes with news that Duke Nukem Forever has now gotten a firm US release date: May 3rd. It will release worldwide three days later. The game was resurrected last fall by Gearbox Software and 2K Games after 3D Realms’ 12-year attempt at development came to an end in 2009 when the company closed its doors.

Source: Duke Nukem Forever Release Date Revealed

PC Gaming Alliance’s New President Talks DRM, System Requirements

January 21st, 2011 01:17 admin View Comments

arcticstoat writes “It’s been nearly three years since the PC Gaming Alliance announced its formation at GDC 2008, promising to ‘advance the PC as a worldwide gaming platform.’ Since then, Activision-Blizzard has publicly left the alliance, Sony DADC – developer of the controversial SecuROM DRM software – has signed up and some people are wondering if the PCGA is really acting in the best interests of PC gamers. However, in December 2010 the alliance appointed a new president — Intel’s Matt Ployhar — who’s promising to make some changes. In this in-depth interview, Ployhar reveals that he wants to tempt Activision Blizzard back to the alliance, saying that ‘Activision’s Kotick and Blizzard’s Morhaime may be more aligned with our future objectives than they may realize.’ He also discusses Sony DADC’s role in the alliance, and the group’s stance on DRM, explaining that its research can ‘really help to influence Sony DADC’s and other members’ awareness of key trends taking place in the PC gaming ecosystem. Given the trend of retail’s diminishing presence, free-to-play, games moving towards authentication, game streaming and so on, it’s really hard to divine where DRM solutions fit into this equation in the future.’”

Source: PC Gaming Alliance’s New President Talks DRM, System Requirements

Blizzard Won’t Stop World of StarCraft Mod

January 21st, 2011 01:26 admin View Comments

On Wednesday we discussed news of an impressive-looking mod for StarCraft II that transformed the game into a WoW lookalike, which quickly drew a copyright infringement warning from Activision Blizzard. The company has now released an official statement green-lighting the mod for continued development. “‘It was never our intention to stop development on the mod or discourage the community from expressing their creativity through the StarCraft II editor,’ Blizzard said in a statement. ‘As always, we actively encourage development of custom maps and mods for StarCraft II, as we’ve done with our strategy games in the past.’ Blizzard went on the say that it’s looking forward to seeing development of the mod continue, and that it has invited Winzen to the company’s campus to meet the game’s development team.”

Source: Blizzard Won’t Stop World of StarCraft Mod

Wikipedia and the History of Gaming

January 20th, 2011 01:47 admin View Comments

Wired is running a story about Wikipedia’s tremendous contribution to documenting the history of video games, and why it shouldn’t necessarily be relied upon. Quoting: “Wikipedia requires reliable, third-party sources for content to stick, and most of the sites that covered MUDs throughout the ’80s were user-generated, heavily specialized or buried deep within forums, user groups and newsletters. Despite their mammoth influence on the current gaming landscape, their insular communities were rarely explored by a nascent games journalist crowd. … while cataloging gaming history is a vitally important move for this culture or art form, and Wikipedia makes a very valiant contribution, the site can’t be held accountable as the singular destination for gaming archeology. But as it’s often treated as one, due care must be paid to the site to ensure that its recollection doesn’t become clouded or irresponsible, and to ensure its coalition of editors and administrators are not using its stringent rule set to sweep anything as vitally relevant as MUDS under the rug of history.”

Source: Wikipedia and the History of Gaming

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