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+ - Jack Thompson shuffled out of court->

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Killjoy_NL
Killjoy_NL writes "Another nail in the coffin of dear old Jack Thompson. His $600 million case against Take 2 was thrown out by the judge.

Quote from the article "In disposing of the case, Judge Huling ruled that the Court did not have jurisdiction over Take Two and Sony, since neither corporation has offices in New Mexico. Judge Huling also ruled that New Mexico laws did not support Thompson's wrongful death claim in the case."

I hope people won't mind if I am smiling ear to ear right now over this.
Head on over to http://gamepolitics.com/2007/12/18/breaking-jack-thompsons-new-mexico-gta-lawsuit-is-thrown-out-by-judge/ for the scoop"

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Editorial

+ - Duke Nukem Forever. Is Forever Finally Over?->

Submitted by
mrneutron2003
mrneutron2003 writes " George Broussard and the crew at 3DRealms have released a "teaser" screenshot , and promised to release a "teaser" mini-trailer of Duke Nukem Forever today at around 12:00 CST. Duke Nukem Forever itself has almost become legendary in the gaming community, or perhaps more like the industries longest standing joke, having been "in development" for 10 years . The screenshot they provided on their forum looks quite good. Let's hope the trailer is equally exciting and more to the point, that this wasn't some Christmas Party joke prompted by too much Egg Nog.
"Tomorrow, Wednesday the 19th, around noon CST, we will release the first teaser trailer from Duke Nukem Forever. To tide you over until then, there has been a screen shot taken from the teaser and posted in our forums."
http://www.fastsilicon.com/off-the-wall/duke-nukem-forever.-is-forever-finally-over.html"

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Displays

+ - Video of Star Wars Arcade on a Oscilloscope->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Here's an exclusive video of the classic Star Wars arcade running on an oscilloscope thanks to a sound card and a specially patched version of MAME. We talked in detail with James Brown — the author of this hack, not the Godfather of Soul — about how he did it and the possibilities for his hack. Among them: connect it to a real laser cannon. I can't wait to see that happening."
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XBox (Games)

+ - Will Guitar Hero Create Next Real Guitar 'God'?-> 1

Submitted by cayenne8
cayenne8 (626475) writes "Interesting article at CNET that indicates already that possibly playing Guitar Hero, will help influence the kids of today to pick up a REAL guitar and learn to play.

It has been reported by guitar instructors, that enrollments of all ages have been increasing, and that possibly the Guitar Hero series of games is responsible. It seems that the game has opened the door to youngsters (and some not so youngsters) to great guitar driven songs and bands of the past. And while the game doesn't really give you any music skills as far as melody, harmony, etc....it does help one to generate a good sense of rhythm.

Personally, I hope it opens the eyes of kids today of what a good rock band should be. That tomorrow's bands may reach back to the past to become entities that actually PLAY their own instruments, and have stage presence and actually sing without twelve tons of electronic help.

As the article says: "Is tomorrow's Clapton playing 'Guitar Hero'(Today)?"

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Software

+ - No gnu/linux love from ID software-> 1

Submitted by
gnarlin
gnarlin writes "According to golem.de's article (in German) ID software will no longer be porting their games to gnu/linux starting with the new Rage game being developed. Another article at beyond3d has the details in english. Is this due to lack of sales? This seems to be a major blow to gnu/linux gamers everywhere, especially when gnu/linux users are finally getting good Free software drivers for AMD's/ATI's graphic chips."
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Sony

+ - Trenton: PSP Homebrew Support "In the Works&#

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fistfullast33l
fistfullast33l writes "In a little noticed IGN PSP Mailbag interview earlier this week, Jack Tretton, head of Sony Computer Entertainment America, was quoted as saying, "We certainly see some of the stuff that has been done via homebrew, and it's incredibly creative. And I think we'd like to try and tap into that a little bit more." Obviously no details have emerged yet, but Dave Karraker, head of PR with SCE, confirmed the quote and commented that figuring out how to support the content and keep the PSP safe (from you?) was the challenge. Karraker also noted that the upcoming Playstation Store for PSP would allow downloading PS1 titles directly to the PSP rather than from the PS3, as is currently the case."

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