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What your console of choice says about you

MSN's personals page has a piece about what a man's console says about him. That's not being sexist, that's what the article is about. Perhaps console preference says something different about women? Here's what the "expert" opinions of a psychologist, a DeVry student, the CEO of GGL and the...

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What does PS3 say about your love life?

We couldn't help but laugh at this article on MSN Dating, which details what owning a specific console means for a person. A PS3 owner according to psychologist Carl Arinoldo reminds women that PS3 owning men "have deep pockets." Great for a fancy first date, no? Ted Owen, CEO of GGL adds that "the...

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FYI Xbox 360 TID named 'Chatpad' kthxbai

Hi followin da 360's spring upd8t and da console's new instant msging trix the use of a qwerty keyboard is all the mor necesary neccesssary rad! previously given a placeholder name of TID (4 txt input device), the upcoming txting peripheral is referred to as da "Chatpad" in da update's help doc. 2...

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Geometry Wars Vista available on MSN Games

Microsoft be a cold pimp, turning out its Xbox Live Arcade darling onto the uncharted streets of Windows Vista. There's no crawling into bed with a trusted XP customer for this version of Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved. Vista-only. For its sake, Geometry Wars won't be working the MSN corner alone,...

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Better keyboard and AIM client released by fans

Qaz from DCEmu (registration required) has released a pretty nice AIM/MSN/Yahoo client for the PSP. It's pretty easy to install and use ... so long as you're willing to struggle with the PSP's pathetic phone-like virtual keyboard. Too bad ZX81's newly released Virtual Keyboard isn't compatible:...

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Microsoft, MSN game devs to share in-game ad revenue

Developers for titles hosted by MSN Games can now expect to have an extra outlet of income, care of Microsoft. The House of Gates is promising to share portion of the revenue earned from in-game advertisement generated by a title to the respective game maker. The model is divided between two tiers:...

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Casual games consuming 'me time'

According to a survey commissioned by MSN Games, Americans are stressed out and starved for their 'me time,' with more than half of the adult population squeezing in less than an hour of daily downtime. Microsoft, with a thumbs-up from Stress Institute founder Dr. Kathleen Hall, is encouraging the...

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Vista security too tight on casual games, claims WildTangent

DirectX creator Alex St. John says Windows Vista "breaks" casual games. The WildTangent CEO recently described the arduous process of patching his company's network of games to ensure Vista compatibility. The effort reportedly took a year of working closely with "nearly every major casual game...

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Microsoft and Sega create new deal to promote Sonic Rivals

Sega will be running a pricey viral ad campaign through Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger to promote its upcoming games: Sonic Rivals on the PSP and Sonic the Hedgehog on Xbox 360. One may notice that the PLAYSTATION 3 version of Sonic the Hedgehog is not mentioned. Just like Sonic and Silver...

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Casual players act hardcore, win loot

Something's perverse about the idea of a casual games tournament, but that's exactly what happened when 71 gamers who don't speak a word of l337 gathered to compete in Bejeweled 2, Solitaire and Zuma. We're having trouble imagining a LAN party without overwhelming BO, shouts of "pwnt!" and at least...

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