Games competition – calls for Indie games, student games and serious games

February 19, 2007

FuturePlay 2007 is asking for teams to submit games for their competition this year. They are asking for games in the following categories: Indie Games, Student Games and Serious Games. Important dates: 16/3/2007 – deadline for a 1 or 2 page concept via email; 1/8/2007 – deadline for winners of round 1 to submit a fully working game.

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Games competition – calls for Indie games, student games and serious games

February 19, 2007

FuturePlay 2007 is asking for teams to submit games for their competition this year. They are asking for games in the following categories: Indie Games, Student Games and Serious Games. Important dates: 16/3/2007 – deadline for a 1 or 2 page concept via email; 1/8/2007 – deadline for winners of round 1 to submit a fully working game.

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Soldier Uses 360 Controller During Live-Fire Excercise

February 6, 2007

Supposedly he’s viewing his screen for “unseen obstacles”. It’s like FPS, but with better graphics. http://www.army.mil/-news/2007/02/02/1636-soldiers-testing-fcs-technology-give-thumbs-up/. The final word is from Slashdot – “Well railguns are neat and all, but I’m still not joining the Army until they invent the respawn point.”

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TV gets Joost, after telephones got skype’d and music got kazaa’d

January 29, 2007

Nice article about the guys who founded Kazaa, then developed and sold Skype for a fortune. Now they are using the file sharing control technology they tested over the last two incarnations and turning it to TV. They are working on a product called Joost that aims to have (non-user generated) content sent out to the desktop uberquick. Link to Wired for the full article: http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/15.02/trouble.html

The Wii Laptop!

January 19, 2007

It’s the Wii laptop! http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/19/the-wii-laptop/

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Railguns Now a Reality

January 18, 2007

Missles at bullet price. Normally, new weaponry tends to make defense more expensive. But the Navy likes to say its new railgun delivers the punch of a missile at bullet prices.

A demonstration of the futuristic and comparatively inexpensive weapon yesterday at the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Dahlgren had Navy brass smiling.

The weapon, which was successfully tested in October at the King George County base, fires nonexplosive projectiles at incredible speeds, using electricity rather than gun powder. Full story: http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2007/012007/01172007/251373

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PS3 hacked to accept Xbox 360 controller

January 10, 2007

If you’re running Fedora Core 5 on your PS3 and happen to have an Xbox 360 controller lying around — blasphemy, we know — then you may be interested to know that a new hack makes the PlayStation 3 capable of accepting instructions from its arch rival’s wired controller.

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Burger King games sell 2million, reach Gears of War popularity level

December 22, 2006

The Burger King games have sold 2 million copies in a month, just like Gears of War did. Is it time for Cliffy B to start hawking BK Doubles? I doubt it because BK are losing money on this big time. After all it isn’t to make money off the game, but rather to make shedloads of money off the burgers.

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Wii Sports: The Most Important Game of 2006?

December 22, 2006

Industry rag Gamasutra has published its Quantum Leap awards for 2006, citing five video games from the past year that excelled in “innovation and advancing the state of the art of the industry.” You already know number one. It’s Wii Sports. Gama editor Frank Cifaldi sums up nicely why the tech demo pack-in nabbed the top spot. Here’s to Gav and Dave trying to pwn me over Chistmas.

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Solution to PS3 crashing wireless networks

December 22, 2006

Raph explains how to solve the noted bug caused by installing a PS3 on a wireless network through a Linksys WRT54GL. Its pretty straightforward when you know how. People are frying their networks and bricking their routers by not setting up the PS3 wireless properly.

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