Archive for the ‘Games & Leisure’ Category

Domo Reviews the Xbox 360 Controller

November 10th, 2005 at 7:13 pm

Too funny: A gamespot user’s Domo toy takes a look at thew new Xbox 360 controller.

Fortunately for Domo, even though he can’t read English he still knew it was a controller and just happened to have an XBox S-Controller lying around the office.

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CNBC’s “The Big Idea” forces 1UP Editor to walk off in Disgust

July 8th, 2005 at 11:41 am

I’ve never walked off the set of a TV show in disgust before, but this week I did. There’s a first time for everything, I guess. After enduring it for about 10 or 15 minutes it was clear that the whole situation had been a set-up from outset.

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Civilization IV Preview

June 16th, 2005 at 3:42 pm
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Civ IV promises to upset the apple cart much more than its predecessors ever did, due to its bevy of changes. The designers have not only implemented a 3D engine for the first time, but they’ve also rewritten many of the gameplay conventions that have remained the same since the first Civ.

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Rumor: Matrix Online sold to Sony

June 16th, 2005 at 10:33 am

“According to some unnamed sources, [The Matrix Online] has been sold. To Sony. And except for 26 people, everyone’s been given their 60 day notice. That includes event staff.”

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Amusement park for sale on eBAY

June 16th, 2005 at 12:49 am

Joyland amusment park in in Wichita, Kansas, is being sold on eBay. Starting bid is only $1,650,000.00.

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Hollywood unions reach deal with video game makers

June 9th, 2005 at 9:53 am

“Reuters – 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.”

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Xbox 360 Backwards Compatability Explained

June 8th, 2005 at 11:59 am

Microsoft has agreed to pay a small royalty to Nvidia to allow the Xbox 360’s ATI chipset to emulate the performance of the Nvidia chipset.

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Microsoft hawking Halo script for $10m

June 8th, 2005 at 3:19 am

Receptionists at most major studios reportedly got a shock with their morning coffee yesterday. According to Variety (subscription required), all the major movie studios’ Hollywood offices were visited on Monday by messengers dressed as the Master Chief, the armored hero of the Halo games…

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