game

Tue
09
Jul
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Microsoft Loses Prominent Executive to Zynga

One of Microsoft's leading executives has been acquired by a social media game company. Don Mattrick, who until recently headed Microsoft's Xbox division, will receive a $5 million signing bonus and stock awards totaling $40 million from Zynga. The ... 49-year-old Mattrick has been a major presence in the video game industry for many years now. He started his own game company at the age of 17 and subsequently sold the firm to Electronic Arts, where he worked until 2007. Xbox One Mired in Controversy Mattrick then made the jump to Microsoft, where he became a Senior Vice President and oversaw the ... (view more)

Fri
08
Mar
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New SimCity Wracked with Technical Problems

SimCity, one of the PC gaming industry's most renowned franchises, has finally received an update. Unfortunately, the new game, while visually attractive, is suffering from some paralyzing technical problems. SimCity is the first game of its kind in ... a decade. If you never played the original (or one of the updates, like SimCity 3000), the game challenges players to build their very own city. Along the way, they must deal with all of the problems faced by city leaders, including crime, natural disasters, and controversial business operations. DRM Presents Problems The problem with this new ... (view more)

Wed
07
Nov
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'Random Password Generator 1.2', and 'Game Booster 3.4'

Random Password Generator 1.2 Random Password Generator is designed to help you create secure, random passwords that are extremely difficult to crack. This program produces passwords that feature a combination of random lower and upper case letters, ... numbers, and punctuation symbols. Easy to use, and very important if you go online regularly. http://www.iobit.com Game Booster 3.4 Game Booster 3 is capable of delivering a great gaming experience even if you are playing on an older PC. It does this by temporarily shutting down the computer's background processes and any unnecessary Windows ... (view more)

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)

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