NeowinCast: Gamers, Episode #1

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Neowin.net presents NeowinCast: Gamers, a new series of Podcasts relating to all things gaming and a few not, hosted by David Corris and Joshua Seed. Coming in at an hour this first episode of the...

ECA tries to prevent members from canceling

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The Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA) recently made some changes to their website, removing their registered members' "cancel" link in their profiles. Most of the members of ECA joined to get the Amazon.com discounts that...

Wii corners female market

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Girls do game. Data released by Nintendo of America at an industry event asserts the company's flagship system has attracted a significant majority of female gamers. President Reggie Fils-Aime said the Wii is the preferred...

Gamers show more aggression to strangers

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According to a New Scientist study, you'll be hit with a surge of testosterone if you win at your favourite game, but only if the opponents you defeat are strangers. If you happen to beat...

Undertow Free to All XBOX Live Gamers

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XBOX live gamers will be entitled to a free download of Undertow from the XBOX Live Arcade in response to the recent excessive XBOX Live downtime. The game will be available to both silver...

Gamers use PS3s to do biomedical research

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It's kind of like SETI@home, but with PS3s instead of PCs and molecules instead of aliens. In the latest volunteer scientist program, called PS3GRID, anyone who owns a Sony PlayStation3 can donate their system´s downtime...

Nvidia Readies New "Ultimate" Technology for Gamers

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Nvidia Corporation not only plans to refresh its lineup of performance graphics accelerators this year, but also intends to introduce its 3-way SLI multi-GPU technology, which is apparently Nvidia's new "ultimate gaming platform". Initially Nvidia...

Real targets casual gamers with Game Trust buy

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RealNetworks has entered into an agreement to acquire Game Trust, a casual-gaming company based in New York, with plans to add Game Trust's community and commerce capabilities to the technology platform currently on offer to...

Microsoft Fails PC Gamers

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Is Microsoft Trying to Kill PC Gaming? When Microsoft started talking up Vista's gaming functionality, PC gamers got all hot and bothered. There it was, laid out in front of us, the holy land...

Intel's mobile chip for gamers coming soon

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A mobile version of Intel's Core 2 Extreme chip will hit the market during the third quarter in high-end gaming notebooks. Combined with Nvidia's SLI technology, which uses two graphics chips instead of one, notebooks...

Girl gamers get more lovin?

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Don't shoot the messenger folks, just a terrific story I thought some of you might enjoy. It's official – women who play video games have sex more often! Gametart, the UK's largest online games rental...

Gamers get political action group

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Calling itself the Entertainment Consumer Association (ECA), the new non-profit advocacy group is forging itself a place in gaming history. Based in Connecticut, the ECA's mission is to give a political voice to gamers in...

How the Xbox 360 affects PC gamers

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"48 pipelines is simply bonkers." The graphics system uses the R500 GPU from ATI. Whilst all sorts of information has been flying round, here's what we know. R500 is an Xbox-only chip....

NPD study tracks online gamers by platform

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Online study states the obvious: online gamers prefer to play online via their PCs, even if there's a networked console nearby. Research mavens The NPD Group, those folks who tally weekly and...

PC gamers admit to piracy

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Recent Macrovision survey sees more than 50 percent of PC gamers admitting to software piracy. Copy protection experts Macrovision have recently conducted a software piracy survey across a number of popular gaming...

Eidos sentencing console gamers to 25 to Life

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New Xbox and PlayStation 2 action game lets grown-ups play cops-and-robbers online. First screens inside. Eidos has announced 25 to Life, a new third-person shooter for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. While...

Girl gamers strike at the boys

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Thanks OptiPlex. The women challenging the stereotype that professional online gaming is the realm of geeky men alone. Anja Maller lives a double life. By day she is a 26-year-old single mother studying...

Women over 40 biggest online gamers

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Think teenagers are spending all night long playing online games on the computer? Wrong -- it's their mothers burning the midnight oil. AOL, a unit of Time Warner Inc., released a study on Tuesday showing...

Xbox heads for a million gamers

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More than a million gamers are expected to be playing online on the Xbox by the middle of the year, says Microsoft. Microsoft is set to hit its target of a million...

Thai gamers soak up computer skills

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In Thailand, young people's obsession with online gaming may help to nurture a generation of computer-literate children, reports BBC ClickOnline's Spencer Kelly from Bangkok. Ministers say the number of nocturnal gamers has dropped Thailand's capital...

Shhh! Gamers are Learning...

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The Liemandt Foundation - a nonprofit foundation focused on promoting technology-enabled education - is hosting a college student video game development contest with a twist: Students are being challenged to build entertaining games that secretly...

Thailand's online gamers face curfew

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Thailand is to impose a night curfew on online gaming to curb rising rates of addiction by young players, Information and Communications Technology Minister Surapong Suebwonglee said on Tuesday. Game servers, both local...

Gamers play for a living

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For any serious computer gamer it is a little piece of heaven. A long comfy sofa opposite a 56" plasma screen that can be hooked up to the Playstation 2, Xbox...

Dell's new PC to appeal to gamers

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Dell Computer will unveil a new PC geared toward gamers on Monday in an effort to scope out the relatively small, but often lucrative, enthusiast market. The Dimension XPS sports Intel's latest 3GHz...

Workers are gamers in office hours

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One in four employees admits to installing games on their work computers, according to a research. And more than half of IT managers report that employees are accessing online game sites at work, according to...

Workers are gamers in office hours

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Research finds employees installing and accessing games on their work PCs One in four employees admits to installing games on their work computers, according to a research. And more than half of...

Windows unbound for gamers

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thanks to brn2prgrm for the heads up on this No matter what their preferences, predilections, and penchants, there's one thing that all PC gamers are a slave to: the Windows OS. And...

Nokia's Gamers

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Wish i had one :) "NOKIA'S latest gadget is a handheld game device with 3D colour graphics and multiplayer mode - oh, and it also doubles as a phone. The world's largest mobile...

10,000 Gamers to Test Age of Mythology

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Microsoft Game Studios and Ensemble Studio yesterday announced that 10,000 gamers will be invited to participate in Ensemble's online multiplayer test of Age of Mythology. Between Friday, June 21 and Sunday, June 30, gamers will...

PAL Gamers to get enhanced versions of SOF

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Codemasters has completed the enhanced PAL PlayStation 2 conversions of Soldier of Fortune – Gold and Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force. Both titles are licensed from Majesco Sales Inc., publishers of the games' NTSC editions...

Gamers shut out by Passport switch

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Thanks to Andy Tolson for sending this in. Online game players using Microsoft's Zone site complained of persistent problems accessing the service Tuesday, as Microsoft required all users to switch to its Passport...

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