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Fri
31
Jul
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MS Uses Internet Community to Improve Bing Results

In an effort to solve a number of early computational problems, Microsoft has now called upon the Internet community to help improve the accuracy of current and future Bing -generated search results. Microsoft is set to release a new online game ... called Page Hunt that is designed to illicit user interaction and responses. The information extracted from this game will provide query alterations for use in search refinement and identify other vital issues. (Source: yahoo.com ) Generate a Hit Word, Find the URL The game seems quite fun. A player is shown a random web page with only the URL missing ... (view more)

Mon
27
Jul
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Swarm Gold

Description Swarm Gold provides fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping action in an explosive shoot 'em up style! The game play is wild and full of surprises. There are over 100 challenging levels and a ton of weapon enhancements, including a Star Clubber ... attachment that you have to see to believe! This isn't a game to miss; you won't find a more enjoyable game anywhere. Swarm Gold is visually tantalizing, intense, absorbing and downright fun. Download this space shooter now! Key Features Adrenaline-Pumping Action Guaranteed To Please! Over 100 Challenging Levels And A Ton Of Weapon Enhancements! A ... (view more)

Wed
22
Jul
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Microsoft Invests in Futuristic 2D Barcode Technology

Microsoft has expressed interest in further developing two-dimensional barcodes as part of their future corporate outlook. Two-dimensional barcodes are also called QR (quick response) codes and work like the ones found on product packaging. However, ... two-dimensional barcodes have the ability to store more data, including website information and email addresses. Scan with Your Cellphone Camera The whole process of using 2D barcodes is quite futuristic. People scan the barcode using their cellphone camera, which activates the phone's browser and directs them to a designated website linked to ... (view more)

Fri
05
Jun
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MS Demos Wii-Like Controller for Xbox 360, Hands-free

Microsoft recently introduced a prototype camera that is to be used in place of a standard controller for the Xbox 360. Codenamed "Project Natal", the camera can track the full body movement of the player, recognize their face and voice, scan images ... of real items and respond to physical and vocal commands. The actual hardware for Project Natal combines a camera, depth sensor, microphone and processor to give users the ultimate gaming experience. (Source: msn.com ) Project Natal Puts Gamers Into the Action Project Natal was revealed at Microsoft's Electronic Entertainment Expo 2009 along with ... (view more)

Wed
03
Jun
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XP to Vista 64bit: Should I upgrade?

NOTE: Be sure to grab my supplemental report '10 Key Concepts of PC Optimization' at the end of this article for more great tips like this one -- or click here to download now! Infopackets Reader 'lde4' writes: " Dear Dennis, I'm currently using ... Windows XP Home Edition SP2 (32 Bit). I ordered a new computer with Windows Vista Home Premium (64 Bit) with Service Pack 1. Question: Can I use all my old XP programs and games with my new computer using Vista 64bit? " My response: The quick and short answer: not all XP programs are compatible with Vista (32bit or 64bit, for that matter). As for ... (view more)

Wed
03
Jun
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Paul and Ringo Unveil The Beatles: Rock Band at E3

If you've been holding off on picking up one of the popular rhythm-based video games like Rock Band or Guitar Hero because songs like Metallica's "Enter Sandman" or Hole's "Celebrity Skin" don't catch your fancy, then take note that an upcoming ... edition of Rock Band will feature 45 popular Beatles tunes. The game, titled "The Beatles: Rock Band," is set to ship September 9. In a special ceremony at the video game industry's annual E3 extravaganza in Los Angeles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, along with Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison, helped reveal the first ten of the title's songs. ... (view more)

Tue
02
Jun
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Ricochet Lost Worlds

Description With its stunning visuals and sound effects, gripping soundtrack and compelling level design, Ricochet Lost Worlds could quite possibly be the most addictive game ever made. This remarkable breakout action game will entertain your whole ... family for hours on end! Throw into the mix a slew of innovative power-ups, a new "Ring Game" and a level editor where you can make your own levels and you have an unbeatable combination. You just have to download this brick-busting game... it's a blast! Key Features 160 Incredible Levels! 4 Stunning Environments! Innovative Ring Puzzle Gameplay! ... (view more)

Thu
07
May
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3D Realms (Duke Nukem) Calls it Quits, Fragged by Economy

For all the excitement that follows Nintendo's Wii and big-name releases for the Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360, the video game industry is hardly impervious to attack by a spiraling global economy. Now, word comes that a fan-favorite ... developer and Microsoft are both laying off staff. The worst news might be word that 3D Realms, best known as the developer for the sensationally popular mid-90s hit Duke Nukem 3D, will close its doors, laying off all of its employees. Two decades ago 3D Realms began life as Garland, Texas' Apogee Software, owned and administered by Scott Miller and ... (view more)

Tue
28
Apr
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Iraq War Video Game Killed After Fierce Protest

Gamers love war simulators. The chance to virtually step into the shoes of American troops storming Normandy, Iwo Jima, or Sicily is hard to pass up for fans of shooters, but it seems it's still too early for a similar game based on the Iraq war. ... Legendary game publisher Konami has announced that it recently decided to kill its upcoming title "Six Days in Fallujah," a game based on the famous Iraq battle. Developed by Atomic Games (well known by PC gamers for their much-praised Close Combat strategy franchise), the game was to follow characters into the Second Battle of Fallujah from a third- ... (view more)

Mon
27
Apr
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'Fast Explorer', and 'Game Booster'

Fast Explorer Add, customize and clean up context menus with Fast Explorer, a handy utility that allows you to manage items like Windows Explorer. It's a very simple way to make your frequently used file actions quickly accessible. With Fast ... Explorer, you can create new context menu items, submenus (cascaded menus), dividers, and optionally specify menu bitmaps and hint text. http://thesoftpro.tripod.com Game Booster Designed to help optimize your PC for smoother, more responsive game play in the latest PC games with the touch of a button, Game Booster helps achieve the performance edge ... (view more)

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