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Are Console Video Games Losing Their Focus?

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283w ago - With the advent of the latest generation of video game consoles and PCs that are almost infinitely expandable, developers are being pushed to their limit to create the latest and greatest game of all time.

There's no doubt that some developers have been delivering: games like Metal Gear Solid 4, Grand Theft Auto 4, Killzone 2, etc. With games like these nowadays, it's hard to imagine that there was a time when people were crazy over games like Pong and Pacman.

My worry is that because of such hits, many fun games have been overlooked. Note that I said "fun", not "quality" or "good". Games of such epic proportions in today's world have raised people's expectations of what a game should be like.

When a new first person shooter is released, people start comparing it with other games like Killzone 2. When an open world game is released, it's immediately compared to GTA 4.

My worry is that people often forget what games are meant to be in the end: fun for the person who's playing it. Let's face it, everyone has individual taste. A game that might seem horrendous for one person (eg. Cooking Mama for me) might provide endless amounts of fun for another person (eg. many girls out there).

The first thing a casual gamer does when playing a game is...
 

Confirmed: Open Source Game Console EVO Arrives in April, 2009

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284w ago - EVO is the first Linux Open Source game console. The system will be able to support both digital distribution of content and games from the Envizions cloud.

EVO physical game format will be on compact secure digital cards (SD card). Each EVO Enhanced open source SD game will come with game manual, packaging, support, free expansion levels, and cloud game save storage.

Press Release: It's Official - Envizions Advance Open Source Game Console Is Confirmed for April 2009 EVO Smart Console the First Open Source Convergence Game Platform

ANNISTON, AL - (Marketwire) - Envizions Computer Entertainment Corporation announced today that developers, resellers, earlier adopters and potential software partners can now purchase EVO beta units today, and units will be shipped on April 10, 2009. Envizions has 100 beta units in stock. Potential OEM/resellers, distributors and earlier adopters purchase price is $279-$350 per unit. The new
retail price for systems will be $379 after April 17, 2009.

Total units in stock are 100 with additional units shipping throughout the fiscal year with several Envizions partners already using EVO beta units.

The EVO beta program will run until June 17, 2009. Beta units will have 3 months of free phone support and 30 day money back guarantee...
 

A Peek in GameStop's Video Game & Console Refurbishing Facility

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285w ago - Ever wondered what GameStop's video game and console refurbishing facility looks like?

The folks at DallasNews (linked above) have made available pictures of one including how consoles are cleaned and tested.

To quote: Workers test rows of consoles, including vintage Xbox systems. Both movies and games are tested on the systems that support DVD or (with the PS3) Blu-ray playback.

GameStop's refurbishment facility is as loud as it busy, since almost every station has a compressed air nozzle hanging from overhead to clean out dust from inside consoles. It's the high-tech, industrial version of blowing on your NES cart.

After the game discs have been removed from their original packaging, inspected and cleaned, they go back into cases and are sorted for shipment back to the stores.

PSP systems are tested in batches of 30, with multiple batches scattered around the warehouse. Some workers were busy disassembling, cleaning, soldering and repairing PSPs.
 

PowerMad Review Update of PAIN for the PlayStation 3 Console

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285w ago - As PAIN has recently added a new feature which makes the game better, I have decided to update my old review.

The link to the original review of PAIN can be found here.

The new updated video review is available below.

Enjoy!




 

ABGX360 v1.0.1 is Now Available for XBox 360 Console Users

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285w ago - Seacrest recently released an updated version of his excellent ABGX360 app wich will be "THE Ultimate Tool" for Xbox 360 ISOs and Stealth files.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] [Mirror]

Changes affecting all platforms:

• Added PFI/Video exceptions for "Disney Sing It: High School Musical 3 - Senior Year" and "Monsters vs. Aliens"

• Added support for new PFI/Video exceptions to be quickly added (and existing ones removed if necessary) via updates to abgx360.dat

• Fixed a bug which caused a blank or incomplete .dvd file to be considered valid

• GUI font size is now adjusted at runtime to prevent cut off text on some systems

Changes affecting Linux/BSD:

• Fixed a bug on 64 bit systems which made it impossible to add SplitVid

• GUI "Maximize it" option now works with latest xterm

• Numerous small changes to eliminate errors and warnings on latest gcc/g++
 
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