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Company You’ve Never Heard of Sues Sony Over Patent Filed in ‘91

In what is surely motivated entirely by blinding greed, enabled by a patent system wheezing under it’s own bureaucracy, Parallel Processing, a California based company, is suing Sony over the Cell processor. Claiming patent infringement on patent number 5,056,000, “Synchronized Parallel Processing with Shared Memory”.
I tried reading the patent, I really did, but have you [...]


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Rockstar Announces Unnamed PS3 Exclusive IP, Flamewar Between Console Owners Approaches DEFCON-3

Over on the PlayStation blog Michael Shorrock, director of 3rd party relations at SCEA, has announced a new IP, coming at an unspecified time, will be exclusive to the PS3. Nobody know what this new franchise is, but it will apparently take advantage of the unique abilities of the PS3.
Rockstar really wanted to make a [...]


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En’taro Adun, Executor.

Over at 1up they’ve managed to score some play-time on the lauded Starcraft 2.
To sum up, they really enjoyed it. If you’re a big fan of the original Starcraft you might be disappointed by some of the changes, currently no Terran Firebats, but the game is still in the balancing stages with frequent changes, removals [...]


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HUD: Week of July 30 – August 5

Just spent the weekend dodging mosquitoes vampires, quaffing rum potions and getting blasted by the sun infernal daystar. I’m weak. I need to stay inside my cave for awhile. So let’s see what we have…. game releases this week:
Mario Strikers Charged (Wii)
The Wii follow-up to the hit GCN title. The name is a little disingenuous [...]


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Heavenly Sword Demo Impressions

The Heavenly Sword demo hit the PSN today and I’ve had a chance to sit down, play it, and be slightly disappointed.
Before I move onto anything else, the demo is too short. There are two fight sequences and one QTE (or cinteractive, or whatever the fucking buzz-word is this month). Very short. There isn’t an [...]


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Exactly As I Remember

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A small bit of comedy for the truly old school. It drags a bit in the middle, I certainly wouldn’t hold any skipping against you.


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Advertising Continues Sidling Up To You, Nice and Slow, Like an Old Man Stalking a Fat Woman

Do you remember, dear reader, those halcyon days of yore when there weren’t ads at the beginning of films? How about when TV content was still mostly actual content? If you don’t you may not yet be aware of advertising’s insidious march towards super-saturation.
In an article over at Opposable Thumbs, advertising’s latest steps towards absolute [...]


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No GTA IV Exclusives for PS3

When asked if there are any advantages to buying GTA IV on the PS3 versus the 360 version Hosi Simon, Rockstar Games spokesman, said “not that I can think of.”
“They’re identical games,” Simon continued. “But I guess if you want the complete experience with the episodes, then yeah, you should buy the 360, I suppose.”
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The Travails of a Rockstar

Came across an interesting read (NeoGAF, I choose you) from a former employee of Rockstar.
Dedicated readers, like you yourself may one day become, may remember my earlier suppositions of Take-Two’s fall from financial grace. It appears that the reality was much less exciting: it was simply the standard tale of the corporate world, which is [...]


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Vertical Slice: July 25

Playstation.Blog: Lair has gone gold. 1080p dragons. August 14.
The Official Shadowrun Community Forum: Shadowrun has been patched. Promises vastly improved online match connection speeds.
1UP (Welcome back, by the way. How are those servers doing?): Gran Turismo 5 Prologue details. I very much doubt this one will be a freebie… still, looks substantial. And gorgeous.
PocketGamer.co.uk: Sony [...]


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