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Gamer buys $26,500 virtual land

A 22-year-old gamer has spent $26,500 (£13,700) on an island that exists only in a computer role-playing game (RPG). The Australian gamer, known only by his gaming moniker Deathifier, bought the island in an online auction. The land exists within the game Project Entropia, an RPG which allows thousands of players to interact with each other. Entropia allows gamers to buy and sell virtual items using real cash, while fans of other titles often use auction site eBay to sell...

Hundreds of buyers of "Half-Life 2," the hotly anticipated shooting game released last week, are reporting in developer Valve Software's user forums that they feel queasy and often develop a bad headache after playing the game for as little as an hour.

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PlayStation 3 chip on track

Sony revealed new details Monday on the chip that will power the next version of its PlayStation video game machine and said development is on track to deliver products based on the chip next year. Sony and partners IBM and Toshiba said in a joint statement that IBM is ready to begin pilot production next year on the "Cell" processor jointly developed by the companies.

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Boy sues mom who refuses to buy him a PC

We used a lot of ploys to try and get our parents to buy us stuff when we were younger (you don’t even want to know what we did to score an original Nintendo Entertainment System), but an 11-year-old in central China has raised the bar for gadget-hungry kids everywhere by suing his mother after she backed out of an agreement to buy him a computer if he got good enough grades. According to the China Daily, the mother told...

Need for speed underground 2 - Uncover the underground

Discover the living, breathing world of tuner culture in Need for Speed™ Underground 2, the sequel to the best-selling racing game of 2003, and the latest blockbuster installment in the legendary Need for Speed franchise. Taking place in a massive, free-roaming city featuring five distinct interconnected neighborhoods, Need for Speed Underground 2 delivers an immersive game world where the streets are your menus. As players explore the city, they’ll encounter rival racers who will school them in the ways of...

The Sims 2 - The sequel to the best-selling PC game of all-time

In the The Sims™ 2, you direct your Sims over a lifetime and mix their genes from one generation to the next. You set your Sims' goals in life; popularity, fortune, family, romance or knowledge. Give them a long, successful existence or leave their lives in shambles. Take them to extremes, from getting busted to seeing a ghost, from marrying an alien to writing a great novel. Unleash your creativity with the all-new Create-A-Sim, new building options, and the new...

Battle Tip: Hero Micro

If you're not micro-managing your heroes in battle then you're probably going to lose a lot of games. This is extremely important against heavy myth unit civilizations like Loki and Zeus. How do you micro your heroes? It doesn't matter how you select them, either via a hotkey (press control and a number and click that number to select them) or double clicking, target those heroes immediately on the toughest myth unit that you see. When I'm approaching a battle and I have line of sight of their army before it reaches mine, I always select all of my priests...

Hizbullah Action Game

The Jeruslem Post (free registration required) reports that Hizbullah (a Lebanese Shi'i Muslim political/militant group) is developing an action game for the PC that claims to "counter the image of the invincible all-American hero in games sold throughout the world." According to another report in Lebanon's Al-Anwar, Hizbullah says that its Internet unit is designing and planning the game, which will be based battles that took place in south Lebanon. The game will depict Israelis and American military forces as the enemy. The game will reportedly go on sale later this month in Lebanon and will come in Arabic, English,...

Chain Reaction Contest

GarageGames says that Chris Cole of Monster Studios is working on an updated version of its puzzler game Chain Reaction and the team is offering the community the chance to design and submit puzzles - the best of which will be rolled into this new version of the game.

HotHead & Octagon

Octagon Entertainment offhandedly revealed that it is representing HotHead Studios, a small development studio formed by former members of another small start-up called DarkBlack. HotHead Studios is currently working on a multi-platform action game featuring vampires and a fantasy setting called Shadow of the Sun.

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