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First Person Shooters (Games)

Submission + - Tremulous moves to Xbox, loses sight of open roots 1

An anonymous reader writes: Following in the footsteps of popular open source shooter Nexuiz, Tim Angus, better known by the open source gaming community as "Timbo", has announced that a deal has been reached between Microsoft game studios and Darklegion Development to bring the Tremulous concept to Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Xbox live service. As part of the deal, Microsoft has acquired all rights to the Tremulous brand, including the domain.
Unfortunately, while attempts were made by the community to negotiate the co-existence of xbox and open source projects under the same name, MGS flatly refused to allow this and, just hours after the original announcement, the disgruntled ex-dev team made the decision to fork Tremulous. The resulting project, "Librelous", a portmanteau of Libre and Tremulous, promises to breath new life into the game with brand new music, sounds and high res graphics, in addition to the much anticipated flashlight.
PC Games (Games)

Submission + - Google to launch free Psychonauts with ads (

Wagner James Au writes: "Om Malik reports that "Google's (GOOG) long-rumored, game-focused advertising initiative is going to come to life later this month, according to sources familiar with the Mountain View, Calif-based company's plans... The second step in Google's game-focused advertising strategy will take place in December, when the company will, I'm told, will offer an ad-supported version of the PC game Psychonauts. The "gamer's game" from veteran adventure game designer Tim Schaefer and co-written by Erik "Old Man Murray" Wolpaw is now "out of print" and can only be downloaded via Valve's Steam network."

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