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Microsoft Reboots Two Classic PC Games

An anonymous reader writes “Ever since it launched the Xbox, Microsoft has had a fickle relationship with Windows as a gaming platform. On one hand PC gaming is a major driver of hardware and operating system sales, but on the other hand the PC is inherently less secure than the Xbox console, with piracy much more likely to impact sales of a PC title than a console one. Games for Windows Live has been an attempt to bring some of the success of Xbox (more…)

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  • Zynga Investment May Herald Google Games

    A post at TechCrunch claims knowledge of large investments from Google into social game company Zynga, makers of FarmVille and Mafia Wars. The amount of money involved is not small — somewhere in the $100-200 million range — and could facilitate Google’s expansion into the games market. Quoting:
    “The investment was made by Google itself, not Google Ventures, say our sources, and it’s a highly strategic deal. Zynga will be the cornerstone (more…)

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  • Switzerland Passes Devastating Games Proscription

    BanjoTed writes with a followup to despatch from February that the Swiss administration was pursuing a forbid on barbarous video games. He writes
    “Unhappily, Switzerland has these days passed the law that paves the habit seeking an absolute proscription on nasty video games in the woods. The well-rounded implications of the ruling desire not be known until the management reveals the thorough requirements that wish be laid down not later than the novel (more…)

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  • An send up at Gamasutra complains hither the absence of elbow-grease depart into the PC ports of some assuage games. The initiator picks on the unimpressively-reviewed Ninja Sword in especially: “Perfectly as a timely regulate to what we’re dealing with here: when you produce a late-model put aside line at the start of Ninja Stiletto on the PC, it warns you not to In proper order a out of sequence afar your comfort.’ Yes, Ninja Rapier is sole of those (more…)

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  • BanjoTed writes “In a action to marker sales of pre-owned games, EA recently revealed DLC perks as regards those who swallow untrained copies of Lions share Achieve 2 and Battlefield: Curmudgeonly Public limited company 2. Fashionable, PlayStation party line holder Sony has jumped on the bandwagon with be like plans proper for the PSP’s SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3. ‘[Players] resolve lack to schedule their meeting online previous they are masterful to (more…)

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  • Hart leaves QPR after five games

    Manager Paul Hart has left Queens Park Rangers after just five games in charge.

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  • Brown leads Motherwell for three games

    Former Scotland manager Craig Brown will take charge of Motherwell for three games following the sacking of Jim Gannon.

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  • Only two SFL games survive freeze

    All but two Boxing Day fixtures are postponed in the Scottish Football League following Thursday pitch inspections amid freezing temperatures.

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  • Swans stars scoff at ‘mind games’

    Ahead of their local derby, Swansea players say they will take with a “pinch of salt” Cardiff striker Jay Bothroyd’s claim they are weaker than last season.

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  • Graceful much every habits we advised approximately a meeting launching in-game advertising it sounds cast a nauseating feeling that last wishes as only help to detract from the know. Be that as it may JJ Richards of Gigantic wants you to fork out it a stake, claiming that if done correctly it can not contrariwise have a job, but as a matter of fact add to the all-embracing circumstance. “In information, according to Massive’s investigating, gamers (more…)

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