game

Tue
07
Aug
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'Microsoft Kodu Game Lab 1.2.88', and 'EventSentry 2.93.1.5'

Microsoft Kodu Game Lab 1.2.88 Kodu is new, free software that lets users create games on the PC and Xbox with a simple visual programming language. Intended for children, Kodu helps to teach creativity, problem solving, and storytelling, as well as ... computer programming. Anyone can use Kodu, even adults. It is available to PC users at no charge. http://fuse.microsoft.com EventSentry 2.93.1.5 Failed service? Defective hard drive? Now you can be notified immediately when important events occur inside your computer, so you can take corrective action before the event snowballs. EventSentry has ... (view more)

Fri
22
Jun
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Facebook Users to Pay Monthly Fee for Apps, Games

Facebook plans to allow companies to charge monthly fees for the use of applications on the popular social media website. This new policy could create a lucrative market for Facebook versions of newspapers, magazines, and more. At the moment, it's ... not possible for software developers to charge people who like and use their applications on Facebook. Instead, they can charge only for one-off purchases that people make within the application itself. The best known example of this is Zynga's Farmville. Currently, users can play the app free-of-charge. But if they want to get an extra advantage ... (view more)

Thu
19
Apr
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Sinister New Trojan Horse Poses as Popular App

Online deviants have released malware that's disguised as a legitimate version of Angry Birds Space, the popular strategy puzzle game released a few weeks ago. As you probably know, Angry Birds is a popular video game available for a number of ... platforms. Angry Birds Space is an extension of that original game that recently recorded 10 million downloads within its first three days of availability, followed by another 10 million downloads in the first week. (Source: pcmag.com ) Unfortunately, says security software company Sophos, a malicious program is already masquerading as a legitimate ... (view more)

Thu
19
Apr
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GameStop Pays Out Over Hidden Fees Confusion

The world's biggest video game retailer has been forced by courts to compensate customers who bought used games and weren't informed they'd have to pay extra for "free" downloadable content. The retailer, GameStop, will also have to post clear signs ... in its stores to explain when used games will require gamers to pay additional fees. The court case covers the situation where additional content can and often must be downloaded once a player has installed a game on his or her console. Examples of such additional content can include new and different missions in an action game or updated rosters ... (view more)

Fri
30
Mar
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Angry Birds App Behind New Theme Parks

Angry Birds, the free, downloadable video game that has become so popular it has been downloaded an estimated 10 million times, will soon become the premise for a chain of 'real life' theme parks to be built around the world by the game-maker. Until ... now, the game has been available only in the 'virutal world,' such as for Apple's iPhone, the iPad, Android devices, and various other game-playing platforms. (Source: bbc.co.uk ) The game itself is simple: players launch birds at pigs on a stage, with the goal being to eliminate all of the pigs. According to reports, Angry Birds maker Rovio has ... (view more)

Thu
15
Mar
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New Tech Allows Users to Control a PC with Eyes

A new video game allows players to shoot at three-dimensional asteroids with weapons controlled only by their eyeballs. Importantly, the technology behind this game could be used for other purposes, too. The game is an update to Asteroids, an Atari ... classic. However, the new version is available only as an old-school standalone arcade cabinet, rather than as software for computers or games consoles. This is necessary because the "eye control" technology requires specialized equipment to accomplish its eyeball tracking. However, PC manufacturer Lenovo has already tried installing the ... (view more)

Fri
27
Jan
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New Microsoft Flight Simulator Available: Free (Soon)

Microsoft is making big tweaks to its long-running Flight Simulator game, including the elimination of all charges for playing it. The game is also renamed without the word 'Simulator.' It's now referred to as "Microsoft Flight" and is rumored to be ... released in the Spring of 2012. Microsoft's Flight Simulator titles have been among the most popular PC games since the first of the series was released back in 1982. (Source: simflight.com ) Since then, the games have always placed major emphasis on simulating real-world flight, a capability that separated Flight Simulator from most ... (view more)

Fri
20
Jan
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Microsoft Kinect Coming to PCs February 1, 2012

Microsoft has confirmed it will release a PC version of its Kinect hands-free motion control system on February 1, 2012. The new hardware offering will be expensive. Kinect was first offered for the Xbox 360 video game console in late 2010. It was ... Microsoft's effort to counter the Nintendo Wii system, which allows players to control on-screen action by moving a handheld device rather than a traditional controller. Microsoft One-Ups Wii Controllers with Kinect The motion-oriented controls of the Wii made games more accessible to casual players, while adding more realism to the game. Players ... (view more)

Tue
22
Nov
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PETA Says Super Mario Murders Animals for Fur

Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. is one of the most successful (and recognizable) video game franchises ever marketed. But as Nintendo attempts to move forward with their latest Mario adventure, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has ... stepped in to try and make some changes to lovable plumber's wardrobe. Sadly, Mario is learning that his early 90's style is not "politically correct" in 2011 society. Raccoon-Suit No Longer "Politically Correct" Back in 1990, when Super Mario Bros. 3 was first released in the United States, the protagonist sported a distinctive raccoon-like suit that ... (view more)

Mon
10
Oct
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'Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4', and 'Pale Moon 7.0.1'

Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4 Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3.1 makes it easier than ever to create great video games for Windows-based PCs, Xbox 360 consoles, and Zune digital media players. An An active premium XNA Creators Club subscription is ... required. http://www.microsoft.com Pale Moon 7.0.1 The Pale Moon project is a custom-built and optimized Firefox browser for Windows. http://www.palemoon.org This freeware software program is brought to you by MajorGeeks.com: The Original Spyware-Free Download Site, in partnership with Infopackets.com. Disclaimer: the above software description is provided ... (view more)

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