games

Wed
21
Apr
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Ubisoft Goes Green: Vows to Stop Printing Game Manuals

A major video games producer says it will begin phasing out printed manuals in a bid to cut down on waste. Ubisoft, makers of the acclaimed Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell series, say the move will save both paper and the energy used in ... production. Beginning with the next Shaun White Skateboarding game sometime before the end of 2010, Ubisoft will include the manual, along with safety and legal information, within the game itself. The company says this will offer an easier and more intuitive way of accessing the information. (Source: gamespot.com ) That will certainly be easier to achieve ... (view more)

Mon
15
Feb
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'Acer Gridvista', and '30 Commercial Games Now Free'

Acer Gridvista Acer Gridvista allows you to use your monitor more effectively by dividing your screen into custom sections. It mimics the Windows 7 snap feature but goes further by allowing you to place your windows into any of two, three, or four ... sections on the screen through drag and drop. http://www.softpedia.com 30 Commercial Games Now Free Here's a list of essential games you'd still love to play. Most of them look dated, for sure, but whether you're looking for some decent side-scrolling action, nostalgic hits from the golden age of adventure, classic titles of interest, or even ... (view more)

Wed
27
Jan
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Survey Suggests More Gamers Switching to Windows 7

One of the most crucial mistakes Microsoft made with its 2007 perating system (OS) Vista was fail to convince gamers that the OS was worth an upgrade. Vista, by all accounts, slowed down systems more than necessary, making it one more obstacle in ... the quest to play titles like Crysis at the maximum video frames per second. It seems, however, that the Redmond-based company's attempt to rectify that situation with the new Windows 7 is paying off. According to a recent survey performed by video game download center Steam, users of the increasingly popular operating system account for an ... (view more)

Mon
11
Jan
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Bugatron

Description Not just another Galaga clone, Bugatron is a 3D remake of the classic 80's shooting games. It features full hardware 3D acceleration and an all digital soundtrack. It is quite a bit more "whimsical" than most space shooting games, with a ... lot of unique level variation. The free version includes 16 full levels to play. Requirements OS: Windows 9x/Me, 2000, XP Processor: P-300 Microsoft DirectX (free): Version 7.0 [ Download ~ 3.88 MB | Buy Now @ only $9.99! ] NOTE: More games available from our affiliate site: download now ! Screenshots Click any thumbnail to view a full screen ... (view more)

Fri
08
Jan
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Confirmed: Microsoft Natal to be released Holiday 2010

Thanks to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's address at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Wednesday night and a video interview with Entertainment ... (view more)

Mon
04
Jan
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Rumor: Xbox Live Headed to Windows Mobile Phones

If you don't have any trouble reading deep into Microsoft job postings, it would appear that the Redmond-based company is preparing to bring its extremely popular Xbox Live online gaming network to Windows Mobile phones. The postings in question ... were for a principal program manager and for a software test engineer. The former was filled on December 23, 2009, but that doesn't really matter -- for the wider interests of techies, the devil is in the details. The job ads made several blatant references to Windows Mobile and the possibility of some level of integration with Xbox Live, currently ... (view more)

Mon
04
Jan
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Chuzzle Deluxe

Description Meet the Chuzzles - the adorable stars of this slide and match puzzle experience! They are googly-eyed balls of fur that giggle, squeak, and sneeze as you slide columns and rows to set off combos and chain reactions of ridiculous ... intensity. Free them by forming groups of three, but watch out for dangerous puzzle locks! Explore 4 different game modes as you earn trophies, unlock secret games and more! Once you start popping Chuzzles you might not be able to stop! Key Features Chuzzles Galore! Hilarious Animations And Vocals Earn Trophies To Make Your Mark Funky Soundtrack With ... (view more)

Tue
22
Dec
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Xbox 360 Elite Holiday Bundle: HD Cables AWOL

Parents, take note: Microsoft's Xbox 360 Elite holiday bundle doesn't pack all the cables you need to take advantage of the console's high-definition potential. That's a change Microsoft has made in hopes no one would notice, and it could lead to ... some disappointed faces on Christmas morning. This past weekend, I purchased Microsoft's Xbox 360 Elite Holiday bundle -- you'll recognize it by the two games on the cover, Lego Batman and Pure. On the surface, it's a good deal; two free games and a console Microsoft promises is less likely to suffer from the dreaded "Red Rings of Death" issue that ... (view more)

Mon
07
Dec
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Warblade

Description Warning ! Extremely addictive. Time to say goodbye to your sparetime. Blast aliens across 100 heart pumping levels uncovering the secrets and bonus games along the way. Power up your profile for more bonuses and use strategy to get to ... the higher ranks. Master the Time Trial and Meteor Storms and see if you can become the next Warblade champion. Voted one of the best online games of 2004! Key Features Classic Arcade Action 100 Levels Of Alien Blasting Uncover Secrets And Bonus Games Can You Become The Next Warblade Champion? Requirements OS: Windows 98/Me, 2000, XP Memory: 64MB ... (view more)

Thu
03
Dec
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Nintendo Thanksgiving Sales Drop; Developer Cites Software

Thanksgiving weekend proved a huge success for many retailers, particularly those with web sites -- Amazon.com and Wal-Mart.com cleaned up on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday, as techies proved unwilling to brace the long lines and nasty parking ... lot traffic jams. Unfortunately, not everyone fared well this past weekend, including previous holiday season heavyweight, Nintendo. Nintendo Console Sales Dip 31% Nintendo's problem is its Wii console, which between Christmas 2006 and Christmas 2008 virtually swept aside all other toys and tech devices in stocking-stuffer popularity. However, it ... (view more)

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