games

Fri
28
Jul
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ClintonGate: Hilary Clinton Planning a Video Game Tax?

While U.S. President George W. Bush wages war against the Middle East, New York Junior Senator Hilary Clinton has strapped on her own combat fatigues -- but she's aiming her missiles in a different direction: toward the video game industry. Last ... Year In 2005, Bill Clinton's wife grabbed headlines by launching an over-the-top tirade against video games. She dramatically proclaimed that games are "stealing the innocence of our children and ... making the difficult job of being a parent even harder." (Source: senate.gov ) Despite drowning in a sea of hyperbole, Hilary's 2005 proposal to penalize ... (view more)

Fri
07
Jul
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PS3 Testing Developer Patience and Gamer Wallets

Recent findings by gaming insiders predict that the Sony Playstation 3's (PS3) hardware and software will end up costing consumers considerably more than originally thought. The rise in cost is primarily due to the PS3's use of next-gen Blu-Ray DVDs ... its lavish hardware configuration. The inevitable result will be titles that cost the average gamer more money, making the already expensive PS3 ($499 USD for 20GB hard drive, $599 USD for 60GB hard drive) a system only appealing to those with fire money -- the kind that burns holes in your pocket. Japanese gaming magazine Ge-Maga recently ... (view more)

Tue
28
Mar
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Computer Exits to Desktop when Playing Games?

Infopackets Reader Edith S. writes: " Dear Dennis, I just bought my new PC in December and am problems with all my software games. I start playing the games, and all of a sudden they go off the screen, and I'm brought back to the task bar. Then I ... have to re-click on the game task to bring it back into full screen again. This happens on and off, almost like clockwork (about every 2 minutes). Is there a setting maybe that is causing this, or is it something else? My games are all that is affected by this strange annoying behavior. Is there something I can adjust to stabilize the my game play so ... (view more)

Tue
24
Jan
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Xbox 360

The Xbox 360 is Microsoft's newest video game console, the successor to their original Xbox. It was released on November 22, 2005 in North America, December 2 in Europe, and December 10 in Japan. It will be released on February 2, 2006 in Mexico, ... February 24 in South Korea, and March 2, 2006 in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. The Xbox 360 will compete against the upcoming generation of consoles, including the Sony PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Revolution, and was officially unveiled on MTV on May 12, 2005, a week before the E3 trade show. Except in Japan the console is ... (view more)

Thu
13
Oct
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Pretty Good Mahjongg Review

Synopsis: Be prepared for hours of fun with Pretty Good Mahjongg -- the Premiere Collection of Mahjongg solitaire games! With Pretty Good Mahjongg, you can play all kinds of different puzzle and solitaire games with Mahjongg tiles. Pretty Good ... Mahjongg has 215 different tile matching game layouts, from simple and easy game play to difficult and interesting challenges! Pretty Good Mahjongg makes it easy to play with adjustable color highlighting and game play hints by clicking the right mouse button. If you liked Pretty Good Solitaire , you'll love Pretty Good Mahjongg! Pretty Good Mahjongg: ... (view more)

Wed
12
Oct
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Pretty Good Solitaire Review

Synopsis: Enjoy countless hours of card-game fun with Pretty Good Solitaire! Awarded 2005 People's Choice Award Winner for Best Non-Action Game, Pretty Good Solitaire includes *610* (that's six-hundred ten!) different solitaire card games that you ... won't find anywhere else in one complete package! Pretty Good Solitaire includes classic games like Klondike, FreeCell, and Spider, Pyramid, Cruel, Gaps (Montana), Crescent, Diplomat, Indian Patience, and even original ones such as Demons and Thieves, Aces and Kings, and Double FreeCell. Whether you want an easy, mindless game or an intellectually ... (view more)

Sun
11
Sep
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'10 Real Pc Games You Can Download For Free', and ' Primo Pdf'

10 Real Pc Games You Can Download For Free Presented here are 10 games you can have for free. For one reason or another--often to promote upcoming sequels, for instance, or simply out of karmic generosity--these games have been released as free ... downloads by their respective publisher, developer, or creator. And each title listed is a complete game--there's not a demo, an expansion pack, or a browser-based Flash game among them. So what's the catch? Many of these titles are old (some are downright ancient), some lack a single-player component, and others are notoriously buggy! http://reviews. ... (view more)

Wed
11
Feb
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AceReader Pro Review

I love reading: online news, books, magazines -- put text in front of me, and I'll read it. My reading comprehension starts to decline if I push myself beyond a 350 words-per-minute pace. Someday, I hope to cross the 500 wpm mark. And, with some ... practice and the help of AceReader Pro, I just might get there. What is AceReader Pro? AceReader Pro is a software tool designed to improve reading skills through three distinctive toolsets. An assessment tool tests for current reading skill and tracks progress through periodic skill testing. A training tool teaches users to become more proficient ... (view more)

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