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Linux Left 4 Dead 2 outperforms Direct X Windows version

Valve recently announced that it will be bringing a few of Steam's most popular games to Linux, the first of those being Left 4 Dead 2. But besides the novelty factor of running the now classic zombie simulator on penguin-emblazoned hardware, there may be another reason to try the new platform out:...

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Sonic and the Black Knight scann'd and quartered

We promised an update, so here we are! That oft-discussed Nintendo Power cover did contain some righteous screens of Sonic and the Black Knight within its papery (Remember paper? The stuff you learned stuff from before the internet?) depths, and we commandeered the above shot for your viewing...

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13 minute Ninja Gaiden speedrun: We are all inadequate

Not all speedruns are worth covering on Wii Fanboy, but when the game is Ninja Gaiden, we think everybody should know about it. We were happy the one time we made a run of Ninja Gaiden, and that took like a week. But not only did Tommy Montgomery complete Ninja Gaiden, but he did so in a...

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Super Mario Bros. in less time than it takes to warm up a Lean Cuisine

Looking for a way to waste time with the Virtual Console? Well, if you do this right, you won't be wasting much time at all. This Super Mario Bros. speedrun performed by Andrew Gardikis takes only five minutes. In comparison, the Super Mario Brothers movie is 20.8 times longer. The coolest thing...

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Five-minute Mario a world record? Yes and no

Is a new video of a five-minute speed run through the original Super Mario Bros. a world record? Well, it depends on who you ask. The Speed Demos Archive, which posted the video, certainly thinks so. In a recent news post, they talk up the video as the game being "beaten more quickly than is allowed...

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Accelerated PS1 loading not unique to OE firmware

Some homebrew users are getting excited at the possibility of running accelerated PS1 games on the upcoming 3.30 OE firmware. The option allows users to decrease the load times of their favorite PS1 classics. However, this is not a feature unique to custom firmware: it's available to all users of...

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Forza's Showdown airing tomorrow night

Tomorrow night the debut of Forza Motorsports 2 Showdown will be airing on SPEED TV at 11:00PM EST. Showdown will feature six competitors going head to head in weekly events to ultimately win the final race and take home a sweet $100,000 prize. Every week we'll be treated to an insider look at the...

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NFS Carbon developer diary video

IGN has posted a video developer diary for EA's upcoming racer Need For Speed Carbon. Obviously, being the Nintendo version of the multi-platform game, we care most about the controls. Understanding such, that is the focal point for the majority of the video. IGN doesn't allow their videos to be...

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Need for Speed: Carbon controls revealed

Newsweek has got a bit of an exclusive look at the upcoming Need for Speed: Carbon for the Wii. Why them? Bah! But some interesting details were divulged nevertheless. As expected, the default control configuration for NFS: Carbon is the one of simplicity, found also in Excitetruck and a mini-game...

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NFS Carbon details and screens

Leipzig has caused a slow and sure trickle of news and finally we're able to report on some information specific to Need For Speed: Carbon on the Wii. With a trio of surprisingly lovely snapshots and controls similar to that of Excite Truck, we're very excited for this latest installment in the...

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