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IGDA defines new rules for future industry parties after GDC 'mistake'

During the week of GDC, the International Game Developers Association threw a party that featured underdressed, dancing women as part of the entertainment, prompting two IGDA members to resign and Executive Director Kate Edwards to issue a statement of regret. Today, Edwards defined a new set of re...

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Capcom joins OpenFeint social gaming network on the iPhone

While Microsoft has Xbox Live as an official network, and of course Sony has PlayStation Network, the iPhone doesn't yet have an official social gaming network, at least not until Apple's Game Center is unveiled later on this year. Until then, a company called OpenFeint has been connecting gamers o...

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Xbox Live: Hollywood's new "Let's do lunch"?

It used to be that a producer couldn't sit down at a hip Hollywood bistro without some aspiring waiter thrusting a screenplay in his hands. Nowadays, the unsolicited pitches may be coming through an Xbox Live headset instead. Variety has an interesting piece on the rise of Xbox Live matches as netwo...

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Activision buys DemonWare, claims Irish paper

Dublin's Sunday Independent reports that Activision has dropped €15 million (about $19.75m) for DemonWare, maker of the popular network middleware technology. DemonWare's two primary products are its State Engine and Matchmaking+, used to power the multiplayer component of Activision's Call of ...

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Lair off-screen trailer looked good at GDC

Stills and screenshots can only do so much to convey how good a game looks. Here's an off-screen video presentation of Lair recorded from GDC, showing off the Factor 5 game in action (or, should we say, motion). You might recognize some of the animation from videos seen elsewhere, but it was nice ...

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MySpace and gaming: the power of social networks

The social world of MySpace seems a far cry from gaming, but as games become more socially focused, the two are converging--Alice, at Wonderland, muses on a MMO that would combine the social power of MySpace with MMO dynamics. A lot of the emerging social technologies on the Web--from social bookma...

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Independent online PSP network on the way?

While there isn't any official word on the rumor yet, Xbox-Scene reports that a commercial online PSP gaming network could see the light of day sometime during the second quarter of 2006. The founders of XLink Kai, the popular tunneling service for the Xbox, and the one mostly used to hook up multip...

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