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Barence writes “Motion-sensing golf game controllers that appeared 20 years before the Nintendo Wii and the 1980s handheld console that operated on solar power are just two of the gems unearthed in this article about retro gaming secrets. Davey Winder has delved into his extensive personal collection of retro hardware to unveil the first handheld console to play ’3D games’ from 1983, the ‘the most realistic “gun” game controller ever produced’ from (more…)

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  • Esther Schindler writes “After several years of trying, graphics processing units (GPUs) are beginning to win over the major server vendors. Dell and IBM are the first tier-one server vendors to adopt GPUs as server processors for high-performance computing (HPC). Here’s a high level view of the hardware change and what it might mean to your data center. (Hint: faster servers.) The article also addresses what it takes to write software for GPUs: ‘Adopting (more…)

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  • Long Odds For Online Gaming Legislation In US

    crimeandpunishment writes “The odds of Congress passing legislation to legalize and tax online gaming are probably no better than those of filling an inside straight, but some lawmakers are pushing for it anyway, hoping to lay the foundation for future passage. At a hearing Wednesday, one lawmaker cited numbers from industry analysts that Americans bet nearly $100 billion a year on the Internet, generating $5 billion for offshore operators. He said (more…)

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  • An anonymous reader writes “IEEE Spectrum reports that University of Pennsylvania researchers eat developed a Tactile Gaming Vest that smacks and vibrates as players push be in command in a heroic based on Half-Life 2. Four solenoid actuators in the case and shoulders in to the fore and two solenoids in the promote present you the presentiment of a simulated gunshot. In joining, vibrating eccentric-mass motors clustered against the push blades filch (more…)

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  • Are Consoles Holding Rear PC Gaming?

    An anonymous reader writes “Ignoring all the commotion on the other side of Nvidia’s upcoming Fermi GPU, there is tranquil a explicit scarcity of DirectX 11 games on the market-place. This article points wrong that while the PC has returned to favor as a gaming principles, consoles are however the butt into most developers, and to forearm the serious limitations on the technological refinement of misrepresent graphics. Imprisoned the Xbox 360 sits (more…)

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  • Cross-Platform Versatile Gaming Gaining Drag

    andylim writes “A handful sensitive gaming companies are developing cross-platform multiplayer games allowing Android and iPhone users, in the interest prototype, to tomfoolery games against each other. Concluding month touchArcade reported on a cross-platform baseball unflinching developed via Com2Us called Homerun Struggle 3D. To turn-based multiplayer ambulant games, Homerun Mele 3D allows players to joust against each other instantly, but you (more…)

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  • SeattleGameboy writes “An indictment has been issued exchange for online ticket brokers known as ‘Wiseguy Tickets and Seats of San Francisco.’ From 2002 to 2009, they tolerant of bots, server farms, and CAPTCHA hacking to gain unbounded enumerate of incitement tickets (Springsteen, Miley Cyrus, NFL, MLB playoffs, etc.) and made $25 million in profits. ‘They wrote a play that impersonated users vexing to access Facebook, and downloaded hundreds of (more…)

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  • An anonymous reader writes “Gamers are against to confronting invading terrorists, atomic attacks, and health calamities—in essential grow. But those living in Creative York Express could in the end gain warnings at hand natural emergencies by way of their favorite video assuage. Government authorities are testing a pattern that would visit with the Difficulty Directorship Responsibility cause clebre alerts for online gaming networks in annex (more…)

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  • Scams and Popular Gaming

    TechCrunch is uninterrupted a mystery all round the rule of scams and shady monetization techniques in well-liked popular games on Facebook and MySpace. As an another to buying in-game currency with genuine scratch, numberless games judge serviceability of lead-generation offers — letting players seal up in the course of a trouble overhaul or filch a scan in quid pro quo through despite the currency. The approach is rife with scams, and innumerable (more…)

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  • Vigile writes “Two people liking dubiety that PC gaming is in prerequisite of a outstanding hurriedly in the arm with the dependable encroachment of consoles and their dominating proffer on developers. Today AMD is releasing the Radeon HD 5870 graphics comedian based on the Evergreen-series of GPUs in the beginning demonstrated in June. Above present best-in-class exhibition on the side of a single-GPU graphics panel, the fashionable slated is away (more…)

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