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+ - Quakecon 2007: Carmack Shows id Tech 5 Engine->

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MojoKid
MojoKid writes "Coverage of Quakecon 2007 has just hit the web. This article includes a multitude of images and information from all of Quakecon's events, including id's keynote address in which John Carmack revealed details of the id tech 5 engine. NVIDIA also held a kick-off event and there were many other OEMs like Dell and MSI that had wares to show. From Case Mod contest winners, to the lovely Frag Dolls, and news about a handful of yet to be released titles including Rage, Left 4 Dead, John Woo's Stranglehold, and Quake Wars: Enemy Territory, there was a lot to see. There was even a bit of information given regarding the upcoming movie based on id's Wolfenstein franchise."
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Nintendo

+ - EA Announces Boogie

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mattox
mattox writes "EA has just announced a new music/rhythm based game called Boogie for the Nintendo Wii!

Montreal, Canada — March 23, 2007 — Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that Boogie(TM) — an all new intellectual property in development at EA Montreal will be released exclusively for the Wii(TM) worldwide in 2007.

Boogie is a unique music/rhythm-based game that takes advantage of the innovative Wii controls to get gamers off their couch, playing and dancing to a new beat.

http://ea.gamespress.com/link.asp?i=752&r=8410&r2= 6371"
Media

Why Google Wanted a YouTube Lawsuit 105

Posted by samzenpus
from the sue-us-please dept.
An anonymous reader writes "After YouTube was purchased for $1.6 Billion, there was rampant speculation that Google would soon be waist-deep in billion dollar lawsuits. Despite the enormous liability issues, Google purchased YouTube for a mind-numbing sum, leaving many doubters wondering if Google considered all of costs involved. A theory has been put forth explaining what Google may have been thinking when it bought the company." From the article "Letting YouTube fight this battle alone with their own lawyers might have resulted in a very public and unnecessary loss that would have crippled Google's video ambitions and possibly caused collateral damage to a bunch of related industries (especially search)." In short, the author argues that Google had a lot more to lose had it kept away from YouTube and let the old-media companies crush it with lawsuits."
Wii

+ - Mac Dev tool to support Wii game creation

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frenchy64
frenchy64 writes "Over the Edge has announced that their Mac-based Unity game development tool will be able to create games for the Nintendo Wii console later this year. So in theory at least, one can design, build and test a game entirely on the Mac, and then go to Nintendo with a finished game to apply for a devkit. And once you have the devkit it should be just a matter of packaging it for the Wii! That is a really cool way to go, very nice idea."
Windows

+ - Vista: more than just a pretty face

Submitted by cristarol
cristarol (666) writes "Ars Technica has an in-depth look at the major changes in Vista, including API changes, the window manager, Media Foundation, WinFX, and Windows Presentation Foundation. 'Even though WPF drags Windows GUI development kicking and screaming into the 21st century, it's not the powerful features — Direct3D-accelerated vector graphics and simple programming model, for instance — that really set it apart from other APIs on other platforms. The really unusual feature is that the new API depends heavily on managed code. That is to say, the native, standard way of using it is through .NET.' It's an informative look at many of the technologies underlying Vista and goes a long way towards explaining why Microsoft made some of the choices it did with Vista."
Games

+ - Region Free Gaming on Nintendo Wii

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Joan Cross
Joan Cross writes "Region Free Gaming has arrived on the Nintendo Wii thanks to a New Modchip called the Wiid, the modchip alows the booting of Pal Games on a NTSC Wii and Vice Versa as well as full support for Region Free Gamecube and support for Gamecube Homebrew and is updateable via software upgrades. Its also compatible with all hardware revisions of the Nintendo Wii."
Wii

+ - New Wii Dev Tools in the Making

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Ambrose
Ambrose writes "Looks like Nintendo are finally supporting Third-Party developers. From an article at The Wii Gamers, a new development application called NintendoWare is being developed for Wii Developers. NintendoWare emulates Wii hardware on a PC so that developers can sample parts of their games without having to load it to a Wii dev machine. The motion recognition could also see an upgrade, with a new predictive input tool that uses prior movement to predict your next motion, and a text-to-speech tool is also in the works."
Wii

+ - New Wii Dev Tools in the Making

Submitted by
frenchy64
frenchy64 writes "Looks like Nintendo are finally supporting Third-Party developers. From an article at The Wii Gamers, a new development application called NintendoWare is being developed for Wii Developers. NintendoWare emulates Wii hardware on a PC so that developers can sample parts of their games without having to load it to a Wii dev machine. The motion recognition could also see an upgrade, with a new predictive input tool that uses prior movement to predict your next motion, and a text-to-speech tool is also in the works."
Windows

Prescription Meds For Vista Sleep Disorder 144

Posted by kdawson
from the you-will-sleep-now-and-when-you-wake dept.
Arnold O'Connor writes "NeoSmart Technologies has compiled a list of hotfixes and patches provided by Microsoft for Windows Vista that address a large number of issues related to waking/resuming a Vista PC (both x86 and x64) from sleep or hibernation. Sleep-related disorders have plagued Vista since its release, though they were not present in earlier betas. Most of these fixes are due to be included in Windows Vista SP1 — codenamed Fiji."
Wii

+ - Features the Wii Opera Browser is Screaming for

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frenchy64
frenchy64 writes "With the next release of the Wii Opera Browser just around the corner, there is just so much potential to fulfil it's overwhelming. Okay, we know it needs Tabs, updated Flash and all that jazz, but what else could be included? The Wii Gamers have an editorial suggesting features such as DS Connectivity for an easy wireless Keyboard, Wiimote Gestures, and Browse-While-Playing capabilities (to name a few)!"
Wii

+ - Features the Wii Opera Browser is Screaming for

Submitted by
frenchy64
frenchy64 writes "With the next release of the Wii Opera Browser just around the corner, there is just so much potential to fulfil it's overwhelming. Okay, we know it needs Tabs, updated Flash and all that jazz, but that's just boring. It needs much more interesting features: Wiimote Gestures, Nunchuk support and Browse-While-Playing capabilities to name a few!"

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