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Former LucasArts vets at Fearless Studios announce webOS game for HP TouchPad

Former Star Wars: The Force Unleashed producer Haden Blackman left LucasArts last July, and then announced his new outfit, going by the moniker Fearless Studios, in October. And now, nearly a year after waving goodbye to The House that Skywalker Built, Blackman is ready to pull back the curtain...

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HP Blackbird 002 PC springs from nest

As previously leaked, HP has just launched its Blackbird 002 PC, the first team-produced product between HP and previously acquired VoodooPC. This high-end computer fits in the question mark of HP's food product pyramid, one step below the VoodooPC luxury treatment. The Blackbird 002 is a...

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Dweebs

Not a day passes without some poor sap's waggling image being posted on Flickr or YouTube, their awkwardness immortalized for the world to see. Today's Penny Arcade comic is a cautionary tale for all the gamers out there who lose themselves in the Wii's heightened brand of immersion, flapping their...

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Harry Potter and the Free Movie Tickets

Accio free tickets! GameStop and Electronics Boutique are both offering a free Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix movie pass with every online purchase of the film's Nintendo DS and Wii games. Due for release this June 25th, the action adventure title tracks the hocus-pocus hijinks of the...

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NY Times on PC game biz rebound

For an industry that has been purported to be "dying" in some form or another for the past two decades or so, PC gaming has remained a remarkably consistent niche in the overall games business. The New York Times today takes a look at a recent upturn in the PC games market, partially fueled by the...

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Joystiq impressions: HP's Misto

HP showed off another research and development project, Misto, at its recent game media event. Misto is basically a coffee table with a touch-sensitive display rigged underneath its glass. That's not to say it's not impressive for a coffee table or a display; we've just seen similar projects, and...

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Joystiq impressions: HP's Panoply and Pluribus

At HP's recent gaming media event, the company talked about its acquisition of VoodooPC and how HP fits into the console-heavy world of gaming. Specifically, HP seems to be positioning itself as a technology development company that will license its crazy inventions to the console companies....

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Joystiq hands-on: HP's mscape

HP showed off several of its gaming research and development projects at a recent San Francisco media event. The company said that many of these technologies had been in progress before the VoodooPC acquisition, but Rahul Sood and other VoodooPC leaders were able to see the gaming applications of...

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HP wants to bridge PCs and consoles behind the scenes

HP described how its consumption of VoodooPC has impacted both companies at a media event this week. Shane Robison, an HP VP, said that one of the biggest effects is that HP now has "Voodoo DNA" pumping through its hallways, we think like a virus affecting a host. Should the injection become a...

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HP reveals GPS-infused, Wii-inspired handheld tech

"We want to get kids off the couch," Rahul Sood, chief technology officer of HP's gaming division, said during a presentation on their new Mscape technology. Their handheld technology takes advantage of GPS navigation and accelerometers, similar to the ones found in Nintendo Wii. The basic premise...

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