games

Fri
13
Nov
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Microsoft Bans Thousands of Pirated Xbox 360s from Xbox Live

In an attempt to curb the rising number of pirated or 'modded' Xbox 360s, Microsoft has unleashed a torrent of attacks upon these hacked systems. According to reports, in the last little while the software company has banned an astounding 600,000 ... Xbox 360 users from its Xbox Live online gaming community. Modding involves customizing the Xbox 360, Microsoft's popular video game console. Those who buy the system can, if they know how, change the operating system, hard drive and other components so that a console is capable of running unofficial copies of games. The allure of modding a system is ... (view more)

Mon
19
Oct
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Ghost in the Sheet

Description Welcome to the afterlife! It's nothing like you've expected. Become a ghost and master your new paranormal skill set, such as Telekinesis and Scary Sounds, to unravel the secrets of your life-after-death adventure! Ghost in the Sheet is ... a comedy adventure game of supernatural proportions. Mystery, intrigue, comedy and adventure await; aren't you just dying to play? Key Features Master Your New Paranormal Skills! Humorous Mini Games! Solve Puzzles In Any Order! Welcome To The Afterlife! Requirements OS: Windows Vista, XP Memory: 512 MB Microsoft DirectX (free): 8 CPU: P1.4 GHz ... (view more)

Mon
05
Oct
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The Treasures of Montezuma

Description The Treasures of Montezuma features unique gameplay in which you must make consecutive matches of the same artifacts to trigger Power Totems. Doing so unleashes awesome chain reaction effects that allow you to collect the gems you need ... before time runs out. Bonus games, stunning visuals and the kind of audio that will make you glad you have good speakers wrap up the features of this dazzling adventure! Key Features An Awesome Matching Experience! Seven Power Totems To Activate! 5 Episodes To Explore! Four Bonus Games To Master! Requirements OS: Windows 98/Me, 2000, XP Memory: 128 ... (view more)

Tue
25
Aug
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Gamers Old, Fat, Sad: Disease Control Study Says

What do you think of when you imagine the typical video gamer? A pre-teen hopped up on 7-Eleven slushies and processed cheese nachos twiddling his PlayStation 3 controller in front of the boob tube at 3am? You might be wrong. A recent study found ... that the average age of gamers is surprisingly high, and that the average player might also be overweight and understandably unhappy about it. This most recent study was launched by researchers from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. They examined approximately 552 adults between the ages of 19 and 90, most from the Pacific Northwest, ... (view more)

Mon
29
Jun
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Sea Journey

Description Battle pirates on the high seas by using your wits and matching items that directly influence the course of the fight! Some of the items you match affect the course of the battle, while others let you upgrade your ship. Combining ... tactics, match 3 gameplay and a sea-faring pirate yarn, come set sail into the world of pirates and treasure maps! Work out a tactical plan and launch the attack! Arrr! Key Features Spectacular Match 3 Sea Battles! Collect Resources For Upgrades! Outwit Your Scurvy Opponents! 7 Fabulous Mini Games! Requirements OS: Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista Memory: 128 ... (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)

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
30
Mar
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Liong: The Lost Amulets

Long ago, five magical amulets were treasured by Oriental wise men, as they held the five natural elements in balance. Restore harmony to nature by finding these lost amulets! Liong: The Lost Amulets is a combination of hidden object games and ... tile-matching puzzles and also has a variety of mini games. Along your journey you'll visit hundreds of unique locations and collect power-up pearls. Reveal the magic spells and restore the sparkling gems of the lost magical amulets! [ Free Trial-- Download ~ 38.27MB | Buy Now ~ $9.99 ] >> More Free Games Screenshots Click any thumbnail to view a ... (view more)

Fri
06
Mar
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March Madness Comes To Microsoft's Media Center

Microsoft is attempting to boost use of its Media Center tools by offering a sports channel. The programming kicks off with extensive coverage of college basketball's March Madness. The new channel, which goes live this week, will include footage ... from Fox, MSNBC and CBS. There will be no subscription charge or other costs. The footage is only available in the Vista edition and is not compatible with the Windows 7 Beta. (Source: cnet.com ) To launch the channel, Microsoft will be showing replays of those games in the final stages of the NCAA basketball tournament. The event, known as March ... (view more)

Tue
27
Jan
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Nintendo Brain Games Go Bust

While Nintendo boasts that its Wii can make you fit, the game company's popular line of DS "Brain Games" have for some time promised to make kids smarter by challenging them with word puzzles and math formulas. However, a French professor isn't ... buying the shtick. University of Rennes professor Alain Lieury, a cognitive psychology specialist in Brittany, France, recently studied a group of ten year old children playing a variety of mentally-challenging games. Not all were video games, however; Lieury pit more traditional games (including sudoku, Scrabble, and regular old reading and homework) ... (view more)

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